Women invited to 3-part series on healthly life strategies

SALEM– This summer, area women of all ages are invited to attend a free, three-part summer series to learn about important health strategies for staying well throughout their life stages.

The “Healthy Women: Summer Series” is hosted by Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC), and features SRMC-affiliated physicians and health care professionals, who will discuss health topics of special interest to area women.

Kicking off the series at 6:30 p.m. July 25, the topic will focus on “Screenings and Prevention,” with featured speakers:

— Stephanie Mathews, CNP, WHNP: “BRCA Testing and Breast Health Exams”

— Priya Patel, M.D., OB/GYN: “Important Health Screenings”

— Stephanie Raynish, M.D., Family Medicine: “Benefits of Exercise”

Participants attending any one of the three sessions will also be eligible to win a drawing for a free, 3-D mammogram, courtesy of Salem Radiologists Inc. and SRMC.

The purpose of the summer series is to provide current health information that is designed to address women’s unique health concerns. Upcoming programs will include “Health Screening & Aging Issues” on Aug. 8 featuring Dr. Peter Apicella and Dr. Michael Scolieri; and “Healthy Habits for Women” on Aug. 22 featuring Dr. Brianne Bagwell, Dr. Dominic Peters and Dr. Susan Woods.

Each session in the series will take place in SRMC’s Tower Conference Room, located on the hospital’s ground floor concourse. Doors will open at 6 p.m. so that attendees can view educational displays. The educational presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer session. Light refreshments will also be served. Advance registration is required by calling SRMC’s Marketing Department at 330-332-7152.

Student orientation set at United Aug. 5-6

HANOVERTON–United Local Schools will hold new student registration for the 2019-2020 school year from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 5 and Aug. 6. New student registration packets can be picked up in the Administrative Office beginning July 29. People will be able to make an appointment that day or by phone for the Aug. 5 and Aug. 6 registration date. Children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten.

Contact Ann Peters, EMIS coordinator, at 330-223-2831 for information.

When registering a child(ren), parents must bring their child(ren)’s birth certificate, social security card, immunization records, two proofs of residency, driver’s license and any current custody documents, if applicable.

Community dinner offered in Hanoverton

HANOVERTON–A free community dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Hanover Fire Station on Second Street. Everyone is invited. The menue will include ham sandwiches, corn on the cob, green beans, beverages and dessert. Entertainment will be provided.

Aug. 10 program to highlight Child Support Awareness Month

LISBON– In honor of Child Support Awareness Month, August 2019, the Columbiana County Child Support Enforcement Agency is offering parents a fun filled event at no charge. The agency will host the “Cars for Kids” Car Show from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 10 at the Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services building, 7989 Dickey Drive. With the generous support of community sponsors, the event will include a live DJ, awards for participants, free food and children’s activities.

The Columbiana County CSEA is hoping to bring awareness to child support and how it impacts one in four children in the county. Car show participants may register their cars in advance by contacting Columbian CSEA at 330-424-7781. Registrations will also be taken the day of the event from 9 to 10 a.m. at a cost of $5 cash. Spectators can vote for their favorite cars from 10 a.m. until the awards ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Information regarding child support and this event can be obtained at the Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services building or by contacting the Child Support Enforcement Agency at 330-424-7781.

Minerva Chamber Rodeo scheduled

MINERVA–The fourth annual Minerva Chamber Rodeo is scheduled to begin at 3 p.m. July 27 at Minerva’s Municipal Park, with activities for the whole family.

Children’s activities will begin at 3 p.m., with pony rides, a petting zoo, stick-horse making and other crafts in the pavilion next to the arena, and food and commercial vendors.

Signups for kids’ rodeo events, sponsored by Minerva Area YMCA and Minerva Rotary Club, will take place in the pavilion, beginning at 3 p.m., and stick-horse races followed by preliminaries for mutton busting will happen in the arena, beginning at 5 p.m. In mutton busting, children weighing 50 pounds or less compete to see who can stay on the back of a sheep the longest. Helmets and vests are provided.

The rodeo, presented by Buckeye Rodeo Company, begins at 7 p.m. In addition to bull riding, sponsored by AAM – Minerva Manufacturing Facility; bareback bronc riding, The Hart Mansion Restaurant; saddle bronc riding, Sphon’s CCW & Armory; calf roping, Kiko Company; team roping, Uptown Auto Service; steer wrestling, Gionino’s Pizzeria; and barrel racing, Great Trail Golf Course; the mutton busting finals and the calf scramble for kids will take place.

Following the rodeo, at 9 p.m., the Minerva Firefighter’s Association will sponsor a free concert by country musician Erica Dawn on the stage. The firefighter’s association will also provide a beer garden throughout the day.

Presale tickets can be purchased through July 26 at Kishman’s IGA, Loudon Motors Ford, Gionino’s Pizzeria in Minerva, the Minerva Area YMCA, Sphon’s CCW & Armory, Consumers National Bank – Minerva Branch, Studio C Salon and the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce, or on www.eventbrite.com.

Presale tickets are $10 for age 12 and older, $5 for ages 6 to 11, and free for age 5 and younger. At the gate, tickets will be $12 and $6. Parking is available at Minerva High School, 501 Almeda Ave. Be aware the bridge near the stage is closed for repairs, so attendees should use the bridge near the pool.

Triple Crown sponsors for the rodeo are Dave Catlett Construction, Patterson Specialty Services, Kishman’s IGA and Loudon Motors Ford. For information contact the Minerva Chamber office at 330-868-7979 or denise.freeland@minervachamber.org.

Young Professionals Conference set

JACKSON TWP. –In an effort to better equip the region’s young professionals with skills needed for success in the workplace, Kent State University at Stark’s Corporate University will offer the 2019 Young Professionals Conference, a day-long session from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 16 at Kent State Stark’s Conference Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW.

Created by an advisory board of young professionals, the 2019 Young Professionals Conference is an ideal opportunity for participants to network with next-generation leaders, learn critical workplace skills and discover new strategies for guiding success in career and life.

This year’s conference theme, “Being a 2.0 Person in a 1.0 World,” focuses on equipping today’s young professional with tools and techniques for succeeding in the workplace and beyond, said Faith Sheaffer-Polen, director of the Corporate University.

“The conference presenters are professionals from multiple disciplines; they are experts in their field and have firsthand knowledge of the value of real-world experience,” she said.

Presenters include: Sarah Andreas, Ph.D.,organizational leadership expert and founder of WiseWood LLC; Lisa Stouffer, M.B.A., founder of Cephala Recruiting and Consulting LLC; Kelly Piero, M.A., director of the Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Ystark! program; Jeannie Cool; Darlene Thompson, Ph.D.; and Aly Brine, M.A., human resources consultant at Marathon Petroleum, who will moderate a discussion with panelists:

— Matthew Kinlow, West Medical Inc.

— Molly McDougal, The Karcher Group

— Betty Smith, EN-RICH-MENT

— Jeff Solosky, M.A., Diebold Nixdorf Software

For information visit bitly/Register-StarkYPC. The cost of the conference is $245, or $215 for multiple registrants. To register, call Mona Zink at 330-244-3508 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

North Jackson yard sales planned

NORTH JACKSON–The North Jackson (Mahoning County) Citizens Association’s Community Wide Yard Sales Days will be held at 9 a.m. Aug. 2 and 3. Over 150 addresses are listed on a map locating sales across the entire township. Maps will be available at JM Football Field, 10748 Mahoning Ave., and at businesses on Aug. 2. For information call Gary at 330-727-5449.

Blessing for new fire engine set

NORTH JACKSON– The Jackson Township Fire Department will host a traditional Blessing and Wet Down ceremony for its new fire engine at 3 p.m. Aug. 4 at the North Jackson Volunteer Fire Department, 229 N. Salem-Warren Road.

A “wet down” ceremony is a ritual celebrated by many fire departments in the United States in which firefighters commission a new fire truck by anointing it with water sprayed from another pumper’s tank water. The ritual dates back to the late 1800s when horse drawn pumpers were used throughout the nation’s Fire Service.