ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES
West Branch Veterans Day programs
BELOIT — Veterans Day programs will be presented at West Branch Local Schools.
The middle school’s assembly begins at 1:45 p.m. Friday in the gymnasium. The middle school band will perform.
Damascus Elementary School students will perform a musical presentation at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the gymnasium.
The high school’s program starts at 8 a.m. Monday in the auditorium. Both the band and choir will perform, and students will present readings. A reception for veterans follows.
Each grade level at Knox Elementary School will have a special part in honoring veterans at 9:15 a.m. Monday in the gymnasium. All veterans, parents and community members are welcome to attend.
Banquet in Salem offers fried chicken
SALEM — USA Equipment Solutions will sponsor the next Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. The menu offers fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, fresh fruit and vegetables and ice cream sundaes. Additional sponsors are needed. For information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
Salem Senior Citizens to meet Wednesday
SALEM — Salem Senior Citizens will meet at noon Wednesday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. Thanksgiving dinner will be served to members who purchased tickets in advance only.
Salem Eagles to offer breakfast
SALEM — The Salem Eagles Club is hosting a breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the club, 1884 N. Ellsworth Ave. An extended menu is now available including haystacks, traditional, pancakes and waffles. All veterans are invited to a free meal when they provide proper military identification.
EP Chamber plans holiday craft show
EAST PALESTINE — East Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring its 10th annual holiday craft show and Chinese auction from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at East Palestine Elementary School, 195 W. Grant St. Admission and parking are free. Food will be available for purchase including pulled pork, sloppy joes, chicken sandwiches, desserts, snacks and beverages.
Vendor spaces are available at $30 for a table and two chairs. Set up begins at 7 a.m. Saturday. Text or call Bonnie Davis at 330-271-1979 or firstname.lastname@example.org for a contract.
Crown Theater to hold “Newsies” auditions
COLUMBIANA — Crown Theater Productions will hold auditions for “Newsies” from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 12 and 13 at Main Street Theater. Call backs will be held on Nov. 15. The cast calls for men and women, and children ages 5 and older. Show dates are Feb. 8, 9, 10, 15, 16 and 17.
Burchfield “Trains and Trees” spectacular
SALEM — The annual Charles Burchfield “Trains and Trees” spectacular will be presented again this year.
The Trains show will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18 at Attorney Frederick E. Naragon’s office, 248 E. State St.
The Christmas Trees show will be open from 1 to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18 and also from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays through December at the Charles Burchfield Homestead Museum, 867 E. Fourth St. Admission to both shows is $3 for adults and free for children when accompanied by an adult.
Health plan enrollment open
LISBON — Nov. 1 marked the first day of the open enrollment period for Ohioans looking to enroll in or change their plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace (Marketplace) for coverage in 2019. Ohioans exploring affordable health insurance options can receive free assistance by making an appointment with a local assister at CAA Health, Behavioral Health and Dental Centers (7880 Lincole Place, Lisbon).
“Our trained certified application counselor stands ready to provide information, walk consumers step-by-step through the enrollment process and identify health insurance discounts that consumers can receive through HealthCare.gov,” said Jenna Wonner, COO, “Call 330-424-5686, prompt #3, or ask to speak with Amy Farago, our certified application counselor, to set up an appointment.”
Marketplace plans must include key benefits like mental health care, maternity care, prescription coverage and hospitalization services. Many marketplace shoppers will qualify for a discount based on their income. Last year, more than 8 in 10 shoppers could get a plan for less than $100 per month.
After open enrollment closes on Dec. 15 accessing health insurance in the Marketplace is limited until the next open enrollment period or to those who experience a qualifying life event like job loss, change in household composition, etc. Please note, Medicaid enrollment is available year-round; Ohioans with annual incomes at or below 138 percent of the federal poverty level ($16,753 for an individual) can apply for coverage through Medicaid at any time during the year.
For more information visit caaofcc.org/health.
Make your appointment now for Marketplace Insurance (Obamacare) coverage to start on Jan. 1, 2019.
Sebring Model Railroad Club open house
SEBRING — The Sebring Model Railroad Club is hosting its 2018 annual open house, during the two weekends before Thanksgiving, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Nov. 10, 11, 17 and 18. November is National Model Railroad month and to celebrate, the doors to the clubhouse will be open to the public to see what members have been doing throughout the year. The layout is one of the largest operating model railroads in Northeast Ohio. There will be refreshments available during the open house. Admission is $4 per person. Monies raised help maintain the clubhouse and layout.
Christmas garage sale fundraiser set
COLUMBIANA — An inside Christmas garage sale fundraiser will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 12-16 at Sitler’s Florist Greenhouse, 855 E. Park Ave. All proceeds will be directed to the Meals on Wheels programs. For information call 330-482-4353.