Across our Communities

Saxon Club serving all-you-can eat breakfast Saturday

SALEM — An all-you-can eat breakfast will be served from 7 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Saxon Club, 1980 Newgarden Road.

The menu offers sausage gravy and biscuits, bacon, sausage links, eggs, hash browns, pancakes, waffles, fruit and beverages. Cost is $7 for adults and free for children 5 and under.

United Methodist Church hosting Swiss steak dinner

EAST ROCHESTER — A Swiss steak dinner will be served from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the East Rochester United Methodist Church at 24754 U.S. Route 30.

The meal will include mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, rolls, applesauce, cole slaw, old-fashioned pies and desserts and beverages. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children 10 and under.

Dine-in or carryouts are available. To order in advance call 330-894-2515. Proceeds will be used for a new air conditioner in the sanctuary and also missions.

Benefit bass tourney is Saturday at Salem Reservoir

SALEM — A benefit bass tourney will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Salem Reservoir on Gamble Road, off of Teegarden Road.

Fifty percent of the tourney proceeds and 50 percent of the 50/50 raffle will be given to Dawn M. Garwood for medical bills. She has been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer. The entry fee is $25 in advance and $30 the day of the tournament.

The entry fee includes a walleye and perch fish fry, hamburgers, hot dogs and a variety of sides. For more information contact sponsors Joe Garwood at 330-429-5109 and Jesse Dilling at 740-219-1311 after 6 p.m.

Public invited to steak fry Saturday at AMVETS Post 45

SALEM – The public is invited to a steak fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Sons of AMVETS Post 45. Cost is $13 for adults and $7 for ages 5 to 11.

The meal includes a 3/4-pound strip steak, mushrooms, onions, baked potato, salad and bread. Sector 7 will play from 8 p.m. to midnight (free cover charge when you purchase a steak dinner, 18 years and over; or $3 per person or $5 per couple).

Citizens Bank taking action against hunger

HANOVERTON — September is Hunger Action Month and Citizens Bank is joining the movement by taking action on Hunger Action Day on Thursday. Dressed in orange, the symbolic color of hunger, Citizens Bank will announce its $10,000 gift to fund the Mobile Pantry program in Columbiana County and will have team members passing out boxes of food at the distribution from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at the Fellowship of the Beloved, 13696 Bethesda Road in Hanoverton.

“We are thankful for the continued support of Citizens Bank to ensure families in the Mahoning Valley have enough food to eat, said Michael Iberis, executive director of Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. “The Mobile Pantry program in Hanoverton fills approximately 200 requests for food each month. This generous gift from Citizens Bank will ensure that the families benefitting from this program will be fed for an entire year and for that we are grateful.”

“Hunger exists in every community with many families struggling to put food on the table daily,” said Ralph Della Ratta, president, Citizens Bank, Ohio. “Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley does incredible work to help get food to our community neighbors and we are proud to provide them the support to help make this happen. Hunger Action Month should be a call for all of us to make a long-term commitment to ending hunger.”

For more information on the food bank contact or 330-792-5522.

‘Babies and Such’ yard sale planned at Salem Eagles

SALEM — The “Babies and Such” yard sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Salem Eagles Club, 1884 N. Ellsworth Ave. Items available will include children’s clothing, toys, swings, crafts, etc.

Vendor tables are $10 each and may be reserved by contacting Viola Jennings at 330-423-8631 or Becca Davis at 330-277-8023.

Breakfast and lunch foods will be available for purchase including doughnuts and hot dogs.

AARP Smart Driver Course is Sept. 23 at SCC

SALEM — Area residents age 50 and older can update their knowledge and learn safe driving techniques during the AARP Smart Driver† Course from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 23 at the Salem Community Center (SCC).

Designed specifically to meet the needs of mature drivers, the course covers topics such as defensive driving techniques; new traffic laws; reducing driver distractions; effects of medications on driving; adjusting driving to accommodate age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time.

Cost is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members. Some course graduates may be eligible for discounted auto insurance rates.

Pre-registration is required at 330-332-5885 or the SCC’s front desk. The class is co-sponsored by Salem Regional Medical Center and SCC.

Leetonia Sportsman’s Club hosting annual Kids Day

LEETONIA — The Leetonia Sportsman’s Club will host its 42nd annual Kids Day and wiener roast on Sept. 23 at the club grounds along East High Street. Activities include shooting, archery and fishing events for all children ages 6 to 15. Trophies will be awarded to contest winners and raffle prizes will be given away. Everything is free of charge.

Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. and continues throughout the day. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. Bring your fishing rod if you have one; but do not bring a rifle or bow.

This year’s sponsors are Leetonia Police Department, Sport Fish and Wildlife Restoration, Safari Club International East Ohio-Northwest Penn Chapter, Ohio Division of Wildlife, National Wild Turkey Federation Inc., Ohio State Trapper’s Association, Buckeye Big Buck Club, Columbiana County Federation of Conservation Clubs and Mahoning Valley Friends of the National Rifle Association.

Kids Day is held annually in conjunction with National Hunting and Fishing Day ( For more information contact Tom Butch at 330-301-0536.

Reese will speak during Crime Watch meeting

NORTH LIMA – The Beaver Township Crime Watch meeting begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 26 at Shepherd of the Valley’s main building, 9111 Sharrott Road.

Speakers are Holly Reese, traffic safety resource prosecutor with the Traffic Safety Office and Lt. Carlos Smith of the Ohio State highway Patrol.

This month’s topic is senior driving tips. Local crime statistics will also be discussed.