March 2 is deadline for talent show

SALEM –The deadline for acts to sign up for this year’s Salem’s Got Talent show is March 2.

Organizer Scott Sheldon of the Salem Memorial Building said this is the fifth year for the stage show and five singing and dancing acts have stepped forward so far, but they would like a variety of talent to sign up. To enter, call Scott at 234-575-7170.

The show is set for March 9 at the Salem Memorial Building on East State Street, with doors opening at 5 p.m., dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the show at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds benefit the operation of the Salem Memorial Building.

Tickets are $20 and are available for purchase in advance now at the Salem Memorial Building or at the door the night of the show. The price of admission includes both the dinner and the show.

Drive-thru chicken dinners offered

NORTH LIMA — Drive-thru chicken dinners will be available from 3 to 6 p.m., or until sold out, Thursday at Calvary United Methodist Church, 12062 South Ave. The meal includes a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $7. To reserve dinners call the church at 330-549-2588.

Regional Transportation board to meet

MINERVA — The Governing Board of the Carroll, Columbiana and Stark Regional Transportation Improvement Project begins at 9 a.m. Friday in the community room at the Minerva Public Library, 677 Lynnwood Drive.

Events set at New Waterford Eagles

NEW WATERFORD — Area residents are invited to the following events at the New Waterford Eagles Club, 3614 Creek Road: Wing specials, 4 to 9 p.m. Feb. 14 and 21; Fish dinner specials, 4 to 9 p.m. Feb. 15 and 22; 80’s Night starts at 4 p.m. Saturday with a steak dinner with potato, salad and dessert for $10 and music provided by Steel Reserve from 9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.; Breakfast, 8 a.m. to noon Feb. 17 and 24. Queen of Hearts tickets are available for purchase at the club.

Safety workshop planned in Lisbon

LISBON — A safety workshop will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Stage Left Players, 234 E. Lincoln Way. This free workshop is sponsored by Damsel in Defense Independent Pros Lori McDonald and Brenda Mellott. It will teach awareness of potential threats and how to avoid them and respond to them, along with how to properly identify people both pre and post-attack to the police. Safety products will be available for demonstration and purchase. For more information contact

Valentine’ Day dance set in Leetonia

LEETONIA – The public is invited to a Valentine’ Day dance from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday at the Leetonia American Legion, 540 Main St. Music will be provided by Damaged Goods.

Damascus community breakfast set

DAMASCUS — Damascus United Methodist Church and Middle Sandy Presbyterian Church will host the monthly community breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Damascus church, 300 Valley Road. The meal features all-you-can-eat, made to order, pancakes, eggs, sausage, bacon, toast, juice and coffee. Cost is $5 for adults and $3 for children under 10. Proceeds will benefit the 2019 summer mission trip to Cluster 13 Ministries in Camden, N.Y.

Salem Preservation board to meet

SALEM — The Salem Preservation board meeting begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Ruth Smucker House, 271 S. Broadway Ave.

Breakfast buffet at Salem Masons

SALEM–A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Feb. 23 at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, ham, sausage, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea. The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.

Musical planed at Mount Union

ALLIANCE — The University of Mount Union Department of Theatre will present the musical “Anything Goes” at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 1 and 2 and at 2 p.m. March 3 in the Brush Performance Hall of the Giese Center for the Performing Arts. Scheduled to appear in the production are area residents Reilly Davidson and Olivia Morey of Alliance, Cassie Mead of Columbiana and Kyle Hart of New Waterford.

Crestview kindergarten registration

COLUMBIANA — Crestview kindergarten and preschool registration and screening will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 10 at the Crestview Performing Arts Center, 44100 Crestview Road.

Any child who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2019, is eligible to register for kindergarten. Parent/guardian must bring the following documents to register: the child’s birth certificate, Social Security number, proof of residency, immunization records and custody papers (if applicable). Any child 3 and 4 years old may register for Columbiana County Educational Service Center’s preschool housed at Crestview Elementary. A preschool registration packet can be picked up at the elementary office after March 15 and must be completed and turned in by April 10 at registration. All incoming kindergarten students are invited to tour Crestview Elementary at 9:30 a.m. May 3. Call Crestview Elementary School at 330-482-5370 for more information about kindergarten. For questions about preschool registration call the CCESC in Lisbon at 330-424-9591.

Tickets for “Seussical Jr.” on sale

SALEM — Tickets are on sale now for “Seussical Jr. The Musical” at Salem Community Theatre, 490 E. State St. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. March 15, 16, 22, 23 and at 2 p.m. March 17 and 24.

Members of the cast are Emily Scott, Horton; Jaden McFarland, Cat in the Hat; Remington Jones, Mr. Mayor; Avery Horning, Mrs. Mayor; Piper Lambert, Gertrude; Mackenzie Steele, Mayzie; Savannah Ruthrauff, Sour Kangaroo; Rylee Horning Jojo; Jillian Wolsonovich, Annabella Cusick and Jillian Pieren, Wickershams; Darian Sharp, Gianna Oliver and Kailyn Galchick, Bird Girls; Natalie Summers, Yertle the Turtle; Jillian Pieren, Schmitz; Isabelle Ratner, Vlad; Lilly Ratner, Grinch; Corie Horning, Cindy Lou Who; and Lance Steele, Max the Dog.

Who’s/various other roles: Alaina McFarland, Lilly Ratner, Corie Horning, Aubree Burris, Arianna Leathley, Layla Steele, Ariana Aldridge, Chloe McFarland and Natalie Summers.

Jungle creatures/various other roles: Amelia Cusick, Isabelle Ratner, Andrew Horning, Nadeen Hoopes, Lance Steele, Lily Hill and Jillian Pieren.

Tickets are $15 for ages 18-61, $11 for 62 and up; $9 for ages 6-17 and $5 for 5 and under. Shows are directed by Justin Steele and choreographed by Sarah Kinser.

SRMC: Take heart health steps

SALEM — In observance of February as American Heart Month, the staff of Salem Regional Medical Center’s (SRMC) Wound Healing Center is urging residents to take steps to keep their hearts healthy.

According to Dawn Thomas, RN, BSN, program director at SRMC’s Wound Healing Center, maintaining a heart healthy lifestyle is vital for everyone, but especially for those with chronic or non-healing wounds.

“While there are many factors that can affect wound healing, heart health is one of the most important,” she explained. “Blood carries oxygen and other nutrients that your body needs to heal wounds. Medical conditions related to the heart and blood vessels, such as coronary artery disease and peripheral artery disease, can damage the vessels and decrease the flow of blood to a wound. Without sufficient blood flow to deliver oxygen and nutrients to the affected area, the wound may heal slowly.”

“Other conditions, such as high cholesterol, diabetes and high blood pressure, can also increase your risk of heart problems and make healing a wound more difficult. If left untreated, chronic wounds can lead to a diminished quality of life and possible removal of the affected limb,” she said. “Therefore, it’s important to make healthy lifestyle choices to help avoid these conditions and improve the health of your heart.”

SRMC’s Wound Healing Center offers the following tips to help keep your heart healthy:

Maintain an active lifestyle. While you should always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program, try to fit in at least 30 minutes of daily physical activity.

Don’t smoke or use tobacco products.

Eat a heart-healthy diet consisting of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans and other low-fat sources of protein.

Maintain a healthy weight.

Ensure you get quality sleep by making it a priority in your life. Most adults need seven to nine hours of sleep each night.

Manage your stress in healthy ways. Use positive self-talk, do things you enjoy and take time to relax on a regular basis.

Visit your health care provider for regular screenings, including blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes screenings.

“When an acute, chronic or non-healing wound occurs, the specially-trained physicians and clinical staff at SRMC’s Wound Healing Center use advanced treatment procedures, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy, to help our patients heal and return to their normal activities,” said Thomas. “Last year, over 95 percent of patients who came to us with wounds that had not healed in 30 days were discharged from our care fully healed.”

For information about the special care provided at SRMC’s Wound Healing Center contact 30-332-7415 or