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SHS Class of 1969 reunion committee will meet today at the Farmers Market

SALEM — Despite the threat of rain today, the Salem High School Class of 1969 reunion committee members will be setting up again at the Farmers Market.

The market will be open from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the parking lot across the street from the Boneshakers Restaurant on East Pershing Street. The reunion committee is selling raffle tickets for gift baskets and also fresh, homemade baked goods.

Classmates are urged to support this event as all proceeds will go to the 50th-year class reunion gift to the Salem High School Alumni Association Scholarship Fund. In the event of storms, they will cancel or close down.

Guilford Lake Ruritan Club hosting all-you-can-eat fish fry

GUILFORD LAKE — An all-you-can-eat fish fry will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Guilford Lake Ruritan Club on Route 172 at Hanna Drive. Cost is $10 per person.

Salem City Schools holding public participation meeting

SALEM — Salem City Schools will hold a public participation meeting at 6:15 p.m. Monday in the Salem High School library to discuss all federal funding programs and gather public input.

The board of education’s special board meeting begins at 6:15 p.m. Monday in the high school library to review board goals. The regular board meeting follows at 7 p.m.

First Presbyterian Church of Columbiana sponsoring the Banquet in Salem

SALEM — The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St.

Next week’s sponsor is the First Presbyterian Church of Columbiana.

The menu offers meatballs and gravy, mashed potatoes, baked corn or green beans, cole slaw, a vegetable tray, fresh fruit and ice cream. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Historical Society of Columbiana and Fairfield Township will meet Monday

COLUMBIANA — Members of the Historical Society of Columbiana and Fairfield Township will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the First Presbyterian Church. The “Early History of Firestone Park” will be presented by Jay Groner.

Damascus Historical Society business meeting is planned Tuesday

DAMASCUS — The Damascus Historical Society’s monthly business meeting begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Pearce House, 28959 Salem-Alliance Road.

Guest speaker Kim Mitchell from the Salem Historical Society will address haunted places in Salem. The public is invited.

Crestview Schools hosting Vision 2020 levy meeting

COLUMBIANA — Crestview Local Schools will hold a Vision 2020 levy meeting at 6 p.m. Oct. 17 in the high school cafeteria.

The school’s town hall meeting follows at 7 p.m. Oct. 18 in the high school cafeteria.

Fly-by dinner will be served at Salem First Friends Church

SALEM — A fly-by carryout dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. (or until sold out) Oct. 18 at the First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave.

The menu offers glazed ham loaf, cheesy potatoes, seasoned green beans, roll and homemade cake. Cost is $8. To reserve your dinner(s) call the church office at 330-332-0001. The church cookbook, featuring 500 recipes, will be available for purchase for $12.

Butler Township Trustees move meeting date to Oct. 22

BUTLER TOWNSHIP — The Butler Township board of trustees have changed this month’s meeting date from Oct. 15 to Oct. 22.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the township garage, 2974 Slater Road.

Fire chief will speak during Oct. 23 Crime Watch meeting

NORTH LIMA — A Crime Watch meeting begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at Shepherd of the Valley, main building, 9111 Sharrott Road.

This month’s guest speaker is Beaver Township Fire Chief Larry Sauerwein. He will discuss fire safety and the operation of the fire department. Local crime statistics will also be discussed.

Annual Trail of Treats scheduled

Oct. 28 along Memorial Park nature trail

SALEM– The Salem Parks and Recreation Department and “Eyes for Olivia” will host the third annual Trail of Treats program from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28 along the nature trail at Waterworth Memorial Park.

A Halloween costume contest begins at 1:30 p.m. in the bandshell. For more information call Shane Franks at 330-332-5512 or Kim Hoffman at 330-720-5220.

Salem Healthcare sponsoring trick or treat on Oct. 31

SALEM –Salem Healthcare, formerly known as Essex of Salem, will hold a trick or treat night beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 31.

The public is invited to bring their children to the following buildings located on the Salem Healthcare campus: 250 Continental Drive, 230 Continental Drive and 2511 Bentley Drive. For more information call 330-337-9503.

Mahoning Valley Historical Society hosting Christmas Marketplace

YOUNGSTOWN — The Mahoning Valley Historical Society is hosting the third annual Christmas Marketplace from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 1 and noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Tyler History Center, 325 W. Federal St.

The society is seeking vendors for this show which will be a combination of handmade artisan crafts and holiday treats. Table spaces can be reserved for $50. Vendors can print an application form at or call the society at 330-743-2589.

New Waterford holding Halloween activities on Oct. 27

NEW WATERFORD — The village of New Waterford is preparing to make Halloween an afternoon occasion on Oct. 27.

The gazebo at the Main and State street intersection is decorated and there will be extended Halloween celebration hours from 1 to 5 p.m. There will be games, candy, prizes, crafts, face painting and 20×40 foot tent for organizations and vendors. There will be a touch-a-truck area featuring the police cars, fire and emergency medical service trucks and construction vehicles.

Children should come dressed in their Halloween costumes. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. for the costume judging contest that will begin with judging at 5 p.m. Trick or treat will held from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

‘Joy of Christmas’ drive-thru holiday light display will open Nov. 16

COLUMBIANA — The Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau’s “Joy of Christmas” drive-thru holiday light display opens on Nov. 16 at Harvey S. Firestone Park, 338 E. Park Ave.

The festivities begin with the 6 p.m. light-up ceremony on the square, including Christmas caroling by Crown Theater Productions; the annual Christmas parade along Main Street at 6:30 p.m.; followed by the first night for the Joy of Christmas drive-thru holiday light display at 7 p.m.

The “Joy of Christmas” will be open from 6 to 9 p.m. on Nov. 16-18, 22-25, 29-30; and Dec. 1-2, 6-9 and 13-26.

Donations of $10 per vehicle or $2 per person in vehicle, support Firestone Park restoration efforts. In addition to the light displays, guests can stop at the Gingerbread House and Santa’s Ice Castle to enjoy Christmas cookies, hot chocolate and food (for purchase); pictures with Santa in the Ice Castle (for purchase); Mrs. Santa’s Story Time in the Gingerbread House; crafts and face-painting; a collection of more than 100 decorated gingerbread houses; coloring contest; live holiday music and more. The event also features designated nights for senior citizens and children with special needs.

Joy of Christmas is an event of the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of Columbiana’s unique heritage and sustainable tourism designed to contribute to the area’s economic growth. For more information contact 330-482-2282,, follow on Facebook @ColumbianaTourismBureau and @JoyOfChristmasLightShow #JoyofChristmas.

Chicken and biscuit fundraiser planned Middle Sandy Valley Evangelical Church

HOMEWORTH — The public is invited to a chicken and biscuit dinner fundraiser from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Middle Sandy Evangelical Church, 4603 Homeworth Road. Donations will be accepted for the meals which will benefit both the Western Columbiana County Historical Society and the Presbyterian Women’s group.

The team was able to help with various needs at the orphanages this summer including school supplies, socks and underwear, winter boots, and even replacing broken heating systems and showers.