Weingart Cousins meet
SALEM-Birthdays and anniversaries were announced when the Weingart Cousins met recently with 22 in attendance. The next breakfast begins at 9 a.m. Oct. 11.
PERI 59 host state representative
LISBON-Public Employee Retirees Inc. #59 of Columbiana County District 11 met Sept. 12 at the Taste of Country with 27 members and guests in attendance. The guest speaker was Craig Newbold, state representative, First House District.
SCH Auxiliary to hold jewelry fair
SALEM-The Salem Community Hospital Auxiliary Jewelry Fair, featuring quality products from All That Sparkles, will be held from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 29 in the SCH private dining room located behind the cafeteria on the ground floor. Proceeds will benefit the SCH auxiliary and future hospital projects. Shoppers may choose from a variety of quality pieces including Swarovski crystal rings, pendants, earrings, beads, 10k and 14k gemstone jewelry and sterling silver. Most items are discounted 20 to 50 percent. For more information call Rick Kountz at 330-332-7126.
May Family holds annual reunion
SUMMITVILLE-The 17th annual May family reunion was held Aug. 13 with 151 attending. Awards were given to the following: Oldest May family member, Charles Robert May Sr., 75; Youngest: Michael Duane Bussard, 25 days old, born July 19, 2011; Most family members present, Bill and Connie May, 34; Traveled furthest distance, Mark Moats of Kentucky; Horseshoe pitching champions: Doug and John William Lewis of Rogers; Runners-up: Darrel Criss of Salem and Travis Moats of Kentucky; Euchre champions: James Anderson and Casey Hilderbrand; Runners-up: Mark Moats and Tom May; Kids corn hole winners: Taylor Lewis and Samantha May; Breaking of balloons, older kids, Tyler Lewis, Little Kids, Emilee Lewis; New arrivals since 2010 reunion: Oct. 9, 2010, Michael Thomas Moats; Oct. 12, 2010, Dominic James Benedict; Dec. 28, 2010, Kollyn James Anderson; April 1, 2011, Jaycee Lynn Kalcevic; April 14, 2011, son to Kelly Beverly and Jason; July 19, 2011, Michael Duane Bussard.
The next reunion will be held Aug. 11, 2012, at the Summitville Fire Station. Those attending are asked to bring a coverdish and item for white elephant sale. New officers are Jim and Chrissy Coulter, Kenny and Missy Hall; Secretary Lillie Moats; and Treasurer, Barbara May.
TOPS 1380 recognizes weight loss
SALEM-TOPS 1380 met Sept. 12 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church with 14 members present. Jeannie Luxeuil, co-leader, presided in the absence of Cindy Eastman, leader. Amy Lee, led the TOPS pledge and prayer, while Dorothy Mussler, John McBride, Cora Jean Briggs and Margaret Phillips recited the KOPS pledge. The Rolling Cash 5 was won by Debbie May. Luxeuil celebrated her anniversary. Members were reminded not to forget their secret pals. Shirley Bullis read for the "circle of light."
Roller Family holds annual reunion
GREENFORD-The 132nd Roller family reunion was held on July 24 at Coy Park in Greenford with 35 in attendance from Ohio and Pennsylvania. Gathering were descendants of Jacob and Mary Hammar Roller, who emigrated from Wurttemberg, Germany in the mid-1700s, settling in York County, Pa. Four of the couple's sons, John, Balser, Michael and Caleb, eventually traveled west and settled in Mahoning and Columbiana counties and are buried in Washingtonville on land which they donated to the village for church and cemetery purposes. Family pictures, along with original meeting minutes dating back to Aug. 16, 1923, were available for viewing. The next reunion begins at 1 p.m. July 22, 2012, at Coy Park.
Lozier-Steele Family holds reunion
SALEM-The 28th Lozier-Steele family reunion was held Sept. 11 at the Hrovatic Cabin and Lake. Twenty-six relatives and friends attended from Cortland, Randolph, Girard, Salem, Lisbon, Leetonia and Columbiana. Next year's reunion will be held on Sept. 9 at the same place.
Writers' Guild holds awards dinner
CANTON-The Greater Canton Writers' Guild held its anniversary and awards dinner on Sept. 15 at Chateau Michele. Awards in three categories were distributed. The Ken Miller award for excellence in non-fiction was given out to new writer John Smith of Canton for his short story, "Learning to be Homeless." Award of Distinction was given to Michael Kiggans from New Matamoras, and honorable mentions were given to Margaret Bzan of Canton, and Nira Robinette of Youngstown.
The Marlene Stottsberry award for excellence in fiction was given to Lei Fahrer of Canton for her short story "October's Ghost." Award of Distinction was given to author Jason M. Green of Leetonia, and honorable mentions were given to Herbert Crum from Louisville, author Namiko Golden of Canal Fulton, and author Regis McCafferty of North Canton.
The Norma award, the guild's highest honor, was unique this year as it was given out to a small group of people who help with the guild's Web site. This award was given to new romance author Julie Anne Lindsey and her husband Bryan Lindsey of Perry Township and author Giovanni Andreazzi of Alliance. The judge for both writing contests was Peggy Brunyansky, adjunct professor of English Literature at Stark State College. For more information on guild visit www.cantonwritersguild.org.
Faith Court holds annual inspection
SALEM-Faith Court Order of the Amaranth held its annual inspection on Sept. 17. The degree was conferred on one candidate, Eric Forney. The inspecting officers were Jerry McCullough and Jill Smithwright. Steve and Kate Ronshausen presided for the inspection.
A donation was made to diabetic research. It was announced that entertainment will be provided at the annual Thanksgiving dinner. A dinner was held prior to the inspection.