Hospital did not buy meds
involved in meningitis outbreak
SALEM - The risk of contracting fungal meningitis has been in the national news recently, related to the use of steroid medications purchased from a Massachusetts pharmacy that were used to treat people with back or joint pain. Locally, Salem Community Hospital wants to assure area residents that it has never purchased any items from the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass., which has been linked to the meningitis outbreak.
"Salem Community Hospital only purchases medications directly from FDA-approved manufacturers," said Keith Meredith, Pharm.D., SCH's senior director of pharmacy. "This practice assures that our patients are receiving quality medications that meet government guidelines for safety and purity. We have never purchased medications from the Massachusetts compounding pharmacy in question.
"Individuals, who received steroid injections for the treatment of back pain at Salem Community Hospital or any of its affiliated physician practices, are only given medications from FDA-approved manufacturers." Anyone with additional questions may call 330-332-7227.
Beaver Township meeting
NORTH LIMA - The Beaver Township Residents meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday at 910 E. Pine Lake Road, North Lima. The discussion topic is titled, "Injection and hydrofracking wells - Where do we go from here?" For information call Julia Fuhrman Davis at 330-549-0019.
New Waterford council
NEW WATERFORD - New Waterford Village Council will hold a special meeting at 6:45 p.m. Oct. 23 at village hall. Action will be taken on the cable franchise fee.
Salem Halloween parade
SALEM - The Sons of AMVETS is sponsoring this year's Halloween parade on Oct. 25. Participants are asked to line-up at 5 p.m. at the Salem Police Department. The parade steps out at 6 p.m. and concludes at the Kent State University City Center (old middle school), 230 N. Lincoln Ave., where costume judging follows.
Canal Association to meet
LISBON - The Sandy and Beaver Canal Association will hold its dinner meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Mark's Landing Lakefront Restaurant, Charlton Drive.
Winona Halloween activities
WINONA -Winona community Halloween activities will be sponsored by the Winona Fire Department. The parade line-up begins at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Winona Playground with the march to the fire station to commence at 5:45 p.m. Costume judging follows at 6 p.m. Doughnuts, cider, punch and coffee will be available. Each child participating will be given a treat bag furnished by the fire department.
Memory Lane open house
SEBRING - An open house to celebrate the opening of Memory Lane, located in the Crandall Medical Center on the campus of Copeland Oaks, 800 S. 15th St., will be held Oct. 27. The public is invited from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Offering the community 24 beds in a secure specialty area, Memory Lane is an Alzheimer's Dementia Unit that meets the unique needs of patients with memory impairment who need special care. For information contact 330-938-6126 or on the web at Crandall Medical Center.com.
Lanterman's Mill closed
YOUNGSTOWN - Lanterman's Mill will be closed to the public all day on Oct. 27 to accommodate the "Masquerade at the Mill" fund-raising event. Old Mill Drive will be closed the same day from 6 to 7 p.m. East Park Drive will be closed from 5 to 11 p.m.
Tickets are still available for Masquerade at the Mill, a fund raiser to benefit the Lanterman's Mill Preservation Fund and Hands On Volunteer Network. For information or to purchase tickets log onto www.MillCreekMetroParks.org.
Swiss steak dinner set
HANOVERTON -The United Community Food Basket is hosting a Swiss steak dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 4 at the community building in Hanoverton. Cost is $9.50 for adults, $4 for children ages 5 to12 and free for children 4 and under. Carryouts are available. Proceeds from the dinner will be used for Christmas baskets for United area families. A Chinese auction will also be held. For more information or donations call Jane Blazer at 330-233-2131.
Election Day bake sale
BOARDMAN - An "Election Day Bake Sale" begins at 6:30 a.m. Nov. 6 at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 98 Homestead Drive. The sale will continue until items are gone.
Getting Crafty class set
SALEM - The Getting Crafty class for adults will feature creating wrapping paper with stamps and designing gift tags at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library. Registration is required at 330-332-0042. All materials will be provided.
Winter Reconnect Order
LISBON - On Oct. 15, the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio began the Winter Reconnect Order (WRO) for all regulated utilities in Ohio. There are no income guidelines, and all Ohio residents with a regulated utility company are eligible to apply for this program. This order allows the customer to pay $175 to their utility company to avoid shutoff or to reconnect service for at least 30 days regardless of the amount owed; the order also applies to new service and security deposits as well. Once the Winter Reconnect Order is established, the customer has one billing period to make payment arrangements for any remaining balance. Customers who are on PIPP Plus are also eligible for the WRO, but in order to re-enroll in PIPP Plus, the client must make up the balance of all missing payments by the date of the following bill. This order will be available through all regulated utility companies through April 15, 2013. For more information call the PUCO at 800-686-7826.
SALEM - United Quilt Guild's UnFinishedObjects Market Place is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6 at the First Presbyterian Church. The business session follows at 6:30 p.m. Helena Webber will present a program using small pieces of fabric in a picture.
Leetonia 1949 to meet
LEETONIA - The Leetonia High School Class of 1949 will meet at noon Nov. 7 at the Greenford Smokehouse.
School of Trades open house
NEW CASTLE, Pa. - The New Castle School of Trades is holding an open house from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 8. The school recently celebrated their 1-year anniversary in their new facility that opened in July 2011.
Participants be able to tour the facility and receive information on the school's programs and services offered and hear from a host of the region's most successful companies.
The schools current enrollment of 650 students reflects recent growth spurred by industry demands in skilled trades. The school was founded in 1945 and is a leading technical institute in the Pennsylvania/Ohio area located at 4117 Pulaski Road, New Castle, Pa, along US Route 422.
To register for the open house call the school at 800-837-8299.
Christkindl Markt in Canton
CANTON - The 41st annual Christkindl Markt, a juried fine arts and fine crafts show, featuring over 100 outstanding exhibitors from across the country, will be open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 9; 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 11 at the Canton Cultural Center for the Arts, 1001 Market Ave. North, Canton.
A door prize of a $1,000 shopping spree will be donated by Andreas Furniture of Sugarcreek. Advance tickets are $6 and available by calling the museum at 330-453-7666 Ext. 105. Tickets at the door are $7; and free for children 12 and under. Parking is free.
Bus tour to Christmas Village
MINERVA - The Minerva Historical Society is offering a bus tour to the Charles Dickens Christmas Village in Cambridge on Nov. 15. The bus will leave the St. Paul Lutheran Church parking lot at 11 a.m. and return at approximately 9:30 pm.
Included in the tour will be a visit to the National Museum of Cambridge Glass, which will be decorated for a Victorian Christmas, a buffet lunch at Kennedy's Bakery, a visit visit to St. John's Episcopal Church followed by an English tea and biscuits.
The day ends with the light show set to Christmas music and played across the front of the courthouse. Cost is $55. For information call 330-868- 4620.
Jigsaw puzzle exchange
SALEM - Jigsaw puzzles will be accepted Oct. 27 through Nov. 9 in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library. Those who bring in puzzles that are in good condition and with all pieces will be given tickets to be used at the puzzle exchange from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 10, free of charge. Adult and children's puzzles will be accepted at the adult circulation desk during regular business hours. For information call 330-332-0042.
Hail Mary Banquet tickets
SALEM - Limited tickets are available for the Salem Preservation Society's Reilly Wall Committee's Hail Mary Banquet honoring Coach Karl Zellers. Special guest speaker is Coach Earle Bruce. The banquet will be held on Nov. 10 at the Salem Golf Club.
Cost is $75 per person, ($50 tax deductible) for the prime rib buffet.
The public is invited. For reservations call JeanAlice Fehr at 330-337-6926.
All proceeds go to the Reilly Wall Project.