Salem City Schools Building and Grounds committee to meet

SALEM — Salem City Schools Buildings and Grounds Committee will meet at noon Friday at the Administration Office.

Salem Historical Society to feature 100th anniversary of former SHS

SALEM — Today’s meeting of the Salem Historical Society will feature the 100th anniversary of the former Salem High School on North Lincoln Avenue, now the Kent State University City Center. The presentation at 7 p.m. in the auditorium will be presented by Ginger Grilli, president of the Salem Historical Society. The topic is “The Architecture of Charles Henry and Charles Frederick Owsley.” Owsley designed the building. The program will highlight some of their most well-known designs. The building first opened in January 1917 when high school students returned to classes following their Christmas recess. It was the high school until the opening of the Sixth Street building in 1959 after which it was the junior high school until 2006 and sold to Salem Kent State. The program is open to the public.

Vendors needed for chamber’s Quakerfest set for Oct. 14

SALEM – Vendors are needed for the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Quakerfest to be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 14. There will be activities for families and children throughout the community with the Salem Historical Society, Salem Preservation, Salem Memorial Building and the Quaker Meeting House all planning events. Vendors are needed for the downtown area and are asked to call the chamber at 330-337-3473 or go online to the chamber’s website at for an application.

Columbiana School District to host All District Pep Rally Friday

COLUMBIANA — The community is invited to the Columbiana School District’s All District Pep Rally at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Firestone Park.

Students will walk onto the field by grade level, holding a banner with their graduation year. The cheerleaders and the band are also part of the pep rally and will lead many of the activities.

“This pep rally is a great opportunity for Columbiana Schools, which are rated excellent by the Ohio Department of Education, to demonstrate school pride and spirit to all of Columbiana and beyond,” said Dave Buzzard, Columbiana High School principal. “It also allows all of the Clippers, from our youngest students at Joshua Dixon Elementary, to the young adults ready to graduate from Columbiana High School, to come together and celebrate what it means to be a Clipper.” Students will be bused to Firestone Park for the pep rally. This is the third year for the event.

United BOE to meet Sept. 20

HANOVERTON –United Local Board of Education’s regular meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 20 in the United Local High School library.

Lisbon VFW to hold benefit

for cancer victim Sept. 23

LISBON – A benefit for Kirk Krieger will be held from 4 to 11 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4111, 210 E. Lincolnway.

Proceeds will be used for medical expenses for Krieger who has been diagnosed with stage three esophageal cancer. There also will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawing. Bands are scheduled to play from 6 to 9 p.m.

For more information call Kristina Owen at 330-870-4058 or text or call Leslie Penrod at 937-802-7358.

Salem Masons to serve

breakfast buffet Sept. 23

SALEM–A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Sept. 23 at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea.

The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.

Beaver Creek Wildlife Center

to host lichen presentation

EAST LIVERPOOL — Lichen experts Jim Toppin and Janet Traub will present a workshop on lichens from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center. Lichens are a complex life form that is a beneficial relationship between two organisms: a fungus and an algae. They do not have roots, stems, or leaves and can be found on rocks, trees, or other surfaces. Lichens are very beneficial to the environment by absorbing pollutants, as well as being beautiful to observe.

Participants are to bring a lunch to eat at the center from noon to 12:30 p.m. After lunch, participants will drive into the park for an easy hike to find specimens and identify them. There is no charge for this workshop but registration is required at Participants will receive a lichen identification booklet.

Decorations must be removed from Salem cemeteries by Oct. 1

SALEM — Oct. 1 is the deadline to remove all summer decorations on graves at Grandview and Hope cemeteries.