Across our Communities

Area broadcasts of football games available online

SALEM — Area high school football fans are reminded that audio broadcasts of this week’s games may be accessed at each teams homepage on

Friday’s games: Salem at Carrollton, Leetonia at Columbiana, Zanesville at South Range.

Saturday’s game: Crestview at Warren JFK

Goshen Township Recycling Dept. hosting drives

GOSHEN TOWNSHIP–The Goshen Township Recycling Department will host its Customer Appreciation Day and Scrap Tire Drive from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 23 at the township garage, 12649 Seacrist Road. An electronic drive will also be held from 9 a.m. to noon during the event.

Cost to recycle a tires is as follows: car and light truck, $1 each for up to 10, $1.50 each over 10 and $3 on the rim; truck and skid loader, $8 each and $9 on the rim; and tractor, $17 each and $20 on the rim. Cost to recycle CRT monitors and televisions is $10 while flat screen televisions and monitors are free. No console televisions will be accepted.

The event is open to everyone and there will be free refreshments.

Washingtonville Water Dept. flushing hydrants

WASHINGTONVILLE — The Village of Washingtonville Water Department will flush hydrants throughout the entire village from Sept. 13-15 and continuing Sept. 18-22 if needed. Water customers may experience discolored water during these days of flushing.

Heartland students, parents, staff experiencing homelessness

COLUMBIANA — Approximately 225 students, parents and staff of Heartland Christian School at 28 Pittsburgh St. will be experiencing a night of homelessness on Friday.

They will be sleeping on the school’s playground to raise funds for the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley’s Capital Campaign to “Move Our Mission.”

The students have named the project “Mission 125.” Participants were challenged last school year to raise at least $125 to celebrate the 125 years of service that the Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley has given in the community. Eighty-five families used many creative ways to raise funds all summer long. Some hosted garage sales, others used special skills like photography sessions to raise their gift for the Mission.

“This is something so creative and fun. The memory of sleeping in a cardboard box with your family on the school playground to get a better understanding of the need for a new homeless shelter in Youngstown is one that I’m certain these students won’t soon forget,” said Lynn Wyant, vice president of development for the Mission.

A soup and bread dinner will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a service featuring current and former Mission clients at 6:45 p.m. Participants will begin to set up their cardboard boxes, tents and cars to sleep on the school’s playground and parking lot around 8 p.m.

MetroParks hosting ‘Sunset at the Farm’

CANFIELD — Mill Creek MetroParks’ “Sunset at the Farm” is scheduled from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 23 at the MetroParks Farm, 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road. This event is free, open to the public and sponsored by WKBN 27 First News. Attendees will enjoy folk music while roasting marshmallows over the campfire, explore the animal barns or travel through a corn maze. There will be cider and homemade apple butter demonstrations along with free samples.

Pony rides, face painting and refreshments will be available for a small fee. For more information contact the Ford Nature Center at 330-740-7107 or

Community Hospice, SCC hosting free educational event

SALEM — A free educational event that includes a viewing of the movie, “Being Mortal,” is scheduled Oct. 5 at the Salem Community Center (SCC), 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave. A facilitated panel discussion including healthcare professionals and community members follows.

The event is sponsored by Community Hospice and the SCC. Registration starts at 5:30 p.m., the video presentation at 6 p.m. and the panel discussion from 7 to 8 p.m. Reservations are requested by contacting Jen Colella at 330-340-4366 or

United Methodist Church rummage sale planned

NEW GARDEN — The New Garden United Methodist Church will host its annual fall rummage sale at the church, 7165 state Route 9. The public is invited from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 13; and 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 14 and 21. Both Saturdays will feature the popular “$4 per bag day.”

There will be a bake sale and lunch available for purchase including homemade soups, sandwiches, pies, pop and coffee. Homemade cole slaw will be for sale or for order. Donations are welcome by calling 330-853-0737, 330-223-1177 or 330-222-1403.

Salem Library hosting cybersecurity program today

SALEM — Salem Public Library will host the program, “Cybersecurity Help, Information and Protection Program (CHIPP) at 2 p.m. today in the library’s Quaker Room.

Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the importance of both security and privacy.

Registration is required at or 330-332-0042.

West Branch 2016-17 yearbooks now available

BELOIT — The West Branch High School 2016-17 yearbooks have arrived and are ready to be distributed to any student/graduate who has pre-purchased a yearbook. The books will be distributed on Friday and can be picked up between 7:20 and 3 p.m. on any weekday after Sept. 18.

A limited amount of extra books are available and will be sold on a first come, first serve basis at the high school.

Cost of the full color yearbook is $85. For more information contact Gayla Bock at 330-938-4463or