ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Parents welcome at Salem Band Boosters meeting

SALEM — Parents and grandparents of students in grades five through 12 are welcome to the Salem Band Boosters meeting at 7 p.m. Monday in the high school band room. Discussion items will include alumni night (featuring Script Ohio), the annual fruit sale, indoor marching concert and fall events recap.

Last underground railroad tours of season set

SALEM — The Salem Historical Society will host the last two underground railroad tours for the 2017 season on the Quakertown Trolley. The tours kick off at noon Oct. 14 during the Quakerfest activities and at 1:30 p.m. Oct. 29. The tours last approximately 75 minutes. Cost is $15 per person and a minimum of 15 are necessary to conduct the tour. Call the reservation number, 330-337-6733, to schedule a tour. Your call will be returned. The trolley loads at 239 S. Lundy Ave.

Damascus Area Historical Society offeres walking tour

DAMASCUS — Damascus Area Historical Society is offering a downtown walking tour of the Massey Harris building (the former Methodist Church) on Oct. 17. The tour kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at the Pearce House, 28959 Salem-Alliance Road. A meeting follows.

‘Walk Warm’ program to resume at Columbiana schools

COLUMBIANA — The “Walk Warm Program” for the community resumed on Oct. 2. The program is open to adults wishing to walk the halls in the Columbiana School District. Columbiana High School will be open to walkers from 3 to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Only the gym wing doors on the west side of the building will be open. Exit can be made at any time through any door.

Joshua Dixon Elementary School will be open from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. The main front doors only will be open for entry and exit.

Both buildings will be closed on school holidays and when school is canceled.

Craft show set at Brookdale Salem Senior Living

SALEM — Brookdale Salem Senior Living at 1916 S. Lincoln Ave. is planning a craft and vendor show/chili cook off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 21. All proceeds will go to “The Purple Door” Domestic Violence Shelter.

Approximately 30 vendors are planning to attend the event which is open to the public and features face painting, raffle baskets, a 50/50 and food. The chili cook off will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information contact Debbie Leggett at Brookdale Salem at 330-337-9096.

‘Unleash healing power’ talk benefits meals on wheels

COLUMBIANA — Dr. David Vitko will present “Unleash the incredible healing power you were gifted at birth” at 7 p.m. Oct. 30 at Main Street Theater on the square. Cost is $10 per person with all proceeds directed to Columbiana Area Meals on Wheels. Tickets are available at the theater, Sitler’s Flowers, 855 E. Park Ave. and Vitko’s office, 840 E. Park Ave. For more information call 330-482-9550.

Diabetes Health Fair planned at Community Center

SALEM — On Nov. 9, those who are among the 30 million Americans living with diabetes are invited to learn more about managing this disease at the Salem Regional Medical Center’s annual Diabetes Health Fair. The event will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Salem Community Center, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave.

Featured speaker Mark Smesko, D.P.M., podiatrist, will present “Your Feet and Diabetes.” Clinicians from the hospital and other local organizations will also provide educational displays and information on diabetes care. Light refreshments will be served. The health fair is free and open to people with diabetes and their caregivers. Pre-registration is required by calling 330-332-7848.

Opioid crisis topic at MVAC meeting Oct. 11

MINERAL RIDGE — A message of hope for all those affected by the opioid crisis is a key element in an informational evening hosted by the Mahoning Valley Association of Churches (MVAC) at 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at Mineral Ridge High School Gym, 1334 Seaborn St. The free community event, “Hope, Healing and Recovery,” is for anyone seeking to understand, cope with or overcome opioid addiction. MVAC includes congregations from Mahoning, Trumbull and Columbiana counties.

“The drug crisis has long been an issue that is not isolated to one group, but affects us all,” said the Rev. Dr. Robin Woodberry, executive director of MVAC. “So we believe that a way to inform some, encourage others and assist our community with this crisis is the way of Christ. If we are to be the light of the world, then certainly this is a way to shine His love. It is our hope and prayer that through our efforts today and in the days ahead, we will continue to be a beacon of hope for those in this battle, and through building partnerships be able to make positive change.”

The panel for the evening will include local officials, recovery experts and community members living and working with this disease who will share their knowledge and experience. There will also be time for a town hall type forum when the panel will address questions from the audience.

Directors elected at meeting at fairgrounds

LISBON — Directors were elected when the Columbiana County Agricultural Society held its annual election on Oct. 4 at the fairgrounds. The following individuals were re-elected to a three-year term, which expires in November 2020, listed along with their respective townships: Tom Moore, Franklin Township; Lynnelle Thompson-Zimmerman, Wayne Township; Amanda C. Moore, Franklin Township; and Brenda Smallwood, Hanover Township.

Also elected to the board to serve a three-year term is new member Keith Hawk, West Township. These newly elected directors will be sworn in at the reorganizational meeting on Nov. 15 and begin serving their new term on Dec. 1.

Road work continues in Sebrings

SEBRING – The Ohio Department of Transporation has announced that 12th Street between the Columbiana County line to West Pine Lake Road has various daily lane restrictions for resurfacing. This work is part of $400,000 project to resurface 12th Street between the Columbiana County line and West Pine Lake Road. The entire project is scheduled to completed by late October.

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