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Salem Commandery to meet

SALEM — Salem Commandery No. 42 plans to meet at 7:30 p.m. today at the Salem Masonic Temple.

Arrive Alive Tour to visit Lordstown High

WARREN — The Arrive Alive Tour from Unite will visit Lordstown High School, 1824 Salt Springs Road, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The Arrive Alive Tour program uses a high-tech simulator, impact video, and a number of other resources to educate the public about the dangers of texting while driving and intoxicated driving. The simulator allows participants to experience the potential consequences of distracted and impaired driving in a controlled environment. This event is sponsored by Champion Insurance of Austintown.

Naloxone kits offered Wednesday

LISBON — Naloxone (Narcan) kits will be distributed from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Family Recovery Center, 964 N. Market St., as part of the agency’s project, Deaths Avoided With Naloxone (DAWN) program. Any resident of Columbiana County with a loved one or friend known to use/abuse opioids is welcome and encouraged to obtain a kit at no cost during this distribution. Those attending will participate in a short training to learn how to administer the overdose antidote and then be given a kit that contains two 2 mg doses of naloxone.

Project DAWN provides factual knowledge about the opioid drug and overdose problem across the state of Ohio. Naloxone, also known as Narcan, does not treat addiction. It treats death and gives the person a second chance for life.

Businesses that want keep naloxone on hand in case of emergency can send a representative to the training. Family Recovery Center’s Project DAWN program is supported by the Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board and Ohio Department of Health. Clubs, associations and other organizations that would like a speaker to present a program about Project DAWN can contact Tawnia Jenkins or Laura Martin at Family Recovery Center at 330-424-1468.

Salem Omega Council meets Thursday

SALEM — The Salem Omega Council No. 44 meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Salem Masonic Temple.

Southern Local BOE to meet

SALINEVILLE — Members of the Southern Local Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the administration office.

SMARTS students plan events

YOUNGSTOWN — Students Motivated by the Arts (SMARTS) is holding two events this week to showcase its work throughout the community and at SMARTS this year. Art You Can Hear will be held on Wednesday and Art You Can See on Thursday, both from 5 to 7 p.m., at Ohio One, First Floor, 25 E. Boardman St., Youngstown.

Guests are welcomed to join the students, teachers and staff, free of charge, as they celebrate the end of the first year of programming at the Ohio One Building. The event will include highlights from public and community programming throughout the year, and students (both kindergarten-12 and adult) will showcase their work in visual art, music, dance, theater and creative writing with performances, videos, pictures and exhibits of their work.

For more information on SMARTS and to see class offerings for this summer, visit smartsartschool.org.

Barbecue fanatic to offer tips at library

SALEM — Heath Martin, a self-described barbecue fanatic, will offer outdoor grilling tips when he prepares grilled food on both gas and charcoal grills during the Salem Public Library and Salem Parks and Recreation Department’s “Go Wild in the Park” activity. The public is invited to the event which begins at 4 p.m. Saturday in pavilion one at Centennial Park, enter from East Pershing Street.

Martin, a 2001 graduate of Leetonia High School, is a 2003 graduate of the Pennsylvania Culinary Institute. He completed his culinary internship at El Tovar on the Grand Canyon’s south rim and has been a banquet and sous chef throughout northeast Ohio. He spent three and a half years traveling and working as a tour caterer with bands including Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Reba McEntire, George Strait, Martina McBride and Jimmy Buffett. He also competes in competitions with his team Too Sauced to Pork out of Memphis, Tenn. Attendees may bring their own favorite grilling items to prepare for a picnic to follow. Registration is required at salem.lib.oh.us or by calling Shane Franks at 330-332-5512 or Teresa Rhodes at 330-332-0042.

Memorial and Patriotic Association meets

SALEM — The Salem Memorial and Patriotic Association meeting starts at 7 p.m. May 14 at AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway Ave.

Work on state Route 14 to begin

CALCUTTA — The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has announced that work is set to begin on May 14 to resurface almost 10 miles of state Route 170 from Calcutta to the state Route 170/state Route 154 intersection in Negley. Traffic will be maintained at all times with flaggers. ODOT’s contractor for this $1.3 million project is American Industrial Services LLC. The completion date is Oct. 31.

Mahoning commissioner to speak

NORTH LIMA — Mahoning County Commissioner Anthony Traficanti will speak when the Beaver Township Crime Watch meeting begins at 7 p.m. May 22 at Shepherd of the Valley, main building, 301 W. Western Reserve Road. Traficanti will discuss the overall operation of the commissioner’s office. Local crime statistics will also be discussed.

Drums Alive program offered

LISBON — Drums Alive will be offered at 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, June 5 through July 10 at the Counseling Center, 40722 state Route 154, Lisbon. Drums Alive offers a cardio and muscle strengthening workout while enjoying music and fun. Register at the Salem Community Center at salemcommunitycenter.com or 330-332-5885. Cost is $35 for members and $45 for non-members.

Lamppost Farm announces events

COLUMBIANA — Lamppost Farm at 14900 Market St. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using agriculture to reach and teach others through education, hospitality, stewardship, discipleship and quality food. The farm is announcing its charity’s May and June store happenings schedule.

The store is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays only, and offers programs designed to build individuals and groups in deeper relationships with themselves, one another and creation.

May 12, 8 a.m. to noon: “From Field to Fork: Chicken Processing.” Participants will participate in the processing of Lamppost’s pasture-raised, free-range chickens. Pre-registration is required at 330-531-4240.

May 19, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: “Turkey Highlight.” Enjoy a hayride tour, savory samples and be among the first to place orders for a Thanksgiving bird.

May 26, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: “Memorial Day Celebration.” Customers wearing red, white or blue enjoy discounts on grilling meats just in time for their holiday cookouts.

June 2, 8 a.m.-noon: “From Field to Fork: Chicken Processing.” Pre-registration is required at 330-531-4240.

June 9, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: “What’s the Buzz?” Delve into the world of bees complete with hive observation, an herbal tea party and the opportunity to buy raw local honey.

June 16, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: “Second Annual Pork Day.” Head to Lamppost for samples, discounts, giveaways and photo opportunities. Then, continue the celebration at Summerfest at Firestone Farms’ TownCenter.

June 23, 6 p.m.: “Cob Oven Pizza Plus Picnic.” Bring your own beverages and blankets.

June 30, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.: “Mike Bruce Health Coach” (Life Starts with Food) shares information on Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), the difference between 100 percent grass-fed vs. grass-fed meats/poultry, bone broth’s benefits and more.

Lamppost Farms provides access to healthy, high-quality, grass-fed/pastured beef, pork, broilers, eggs, turkeys, lamb as well as items by local artisans. The farm collaborates with more than seven establishments to provide amazing food throughout northeast Ohio. It offers tours, workshops, team building/strategic planning opportunities, animal encounters and other experiences on-site or at area locations. Students of all ages have the opportunity for immersion in the rhythms of family farm life through fellowship, farm experiences, as well as year-long fellowships and summer internships. For more information contact 330-531-4240 or lamppostfarm.com.

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