Reach Out and Read Book Fair
SALEM - The Reach Out and Read Literacy Program Book Fair will be held on Sunday at the Barnes & Noble store in Boardman. Ten percent of all purchases made that day will go to the Reach Out and Read program at Columbiana Family Care Center.
Locally, Dr. Vidya Counto and Dr. Libre Johnson of the CFCC support this national literacy initiative that helps young children to succeed in school by providing new books to children from 6 months to 5 years during well-child visits. During these visits, physicians advise parents about the importance of reading aloud to their child. Over time, the physicians may build the child's collection up to 10 new books before he or she goes to kindergarten.
Anyone interested in supporting the CFCC Reach Out and Read program through the Barnes & Noble book fair should advise the cashier of this when they make their purchases. The CFCC also accepts gently used books for the Reach Out and Read program. For more information contact Lori Kavanaugh, CFCC office manager, at 330-482-3871.
Haunted house writers at library
LEETONIA - The Leetonia Community Public Library will host Diane Bowers and Becky Biscella, authors of "The Dead Won't Hurt You - Or Will They?," at 6:15 p.m. Nov. 5. This book explores their experiences living in a house with unknown others. They are under contract for another book and are looking for haunting stories to include and are asking the public to share their stories.
Mock disaster drill set at KSU Salem
SALEM - Kent State University at Salem is holding a disaster drill beginning at 10 a.m. Monday on campus. The drill will serve as a learning opportunity for nursing students, as well as local first responders. Helping with the drill will be crews from North Star critical care ambulance, Med-Evac helicopter and the Winona Fire Department.
Columbiana BOE?to meet Tuesday
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Exempted Village Schools Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Columbiana High School Media Center.
Area retired nurses to meet
SALEM - Area retired nurses are invited to meet at noon Wednesday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club, 12688 Salem-Warren Road.
United 1963 lunch planned Wednesday
HANOVERTON - The United High School Class of 1963 plans to meet for lunch at noon Wednesday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Friends of Pioneer Village to meet
EAST LIVERPOOL - Friends of Beaver Creek State Park Pioneer Village meet 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Trading Post, 12021 Echo Dell Road. December activities will be discussed. New volunteers are welcome. For information call 330-227-3085 or 330-227-9944.
Open house set at Book Nook
SALEM - Salem Community Hospital's Look Nook Gift Shop will host its annual Christmas open house from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Nov. 7. Guests are invited to enjoy refreshments while shopping for holiday decor, hats and scarves, boot slippers, candles and warmers, jewelry and accessories, ornaments, stocking stuffers and Ohio State merchandise. Shoppers can enter a free Chinese auction for a chance to win unique holiday merchandise. A standing Santa figure will also be raffled, with tickets costing $1 each or six for $5.
The Look Nook is located above the hospital's main lobby, on the second floor. Guests can visit the shop by entering the hospital through the Salem Medical Center and taking the elevated walkway across State Street.
to United High
HANOVERTON -United Local is hosting a veterans day program at 9 a.m. Nov. 9 in the high school auditorium. Former 1990 United graduate, Dan Eddinger, who is recently retired from the Navy, will be the guest speaker. Any area veteran is welcome to attend and asked to call the high school office at 330-223-7102 and provide your name and branch of service.
Craft Show set at Salem Hospital
SALEM - The Charitable Contributions Committee at Salem Community Hospital will host its annual Craft Show and Chinese Auction from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 in the hospital cafeteria.
A variety of seasonal and everyday crafts made by SCH employees will be available for purchase. The event also features a Chinese auction benefiting local charities. Auction items include an Amazon Kindle Fire HD, two gift card packages valued at $125 each and two $50 Giant Eagle gift cards. For information call Jane Shoemaker at 330-332-7297.
Breakfast offered in North Benton
NORTH BENTON - An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Nov. 10 at the North Benton Presbyterian Church. Cost is $6 for adults and $3.50 for children ages 6 to 12. Homemade peanut brittle also will be available for purchase.
Scanner Club to meet Nov. 10
BOARDMAN -The Greater Youngstown Monitoring Association Scanner Club's meeting begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 at the Boardman United Methodist Church, 6809 Market St.
Columbiana 1961 breakfast set
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana High School Class of 1961 will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10 at the Skyline Diner in Salem.
EAST PALESTINE - Veterans who are planning to participate in the Veterans Day assembly at the East Palestine Middle School, and have not received the information, are invited to the middle school at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 12 for the luncheon. Those attending are asked to call and provide their name for recognition at 330-426-9451.
breakfast set Sunday
LISBON - The public is invited to the Lisbon FOE 2216 Auxiliary's breakfast from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday in the upstairs hall. Cost is $5 per person.
Leetonia 1943 lunch planned
LEETONIA - The Leetonia High School Class of 1943 plans to meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 12 at Das Dutch Haus in Columbiana. All classes are welcome.
Kidney disease topic in Damascus
DAMASCUS - As many as 31 million Americans are estimated to have chronic kidney disease, which is the ninth leading cause of death in the U.S. To help people learn more about this disease, nephrologist Erdal Sarac, M.D., will present information as part of the Damascus Friends Church health ministries. Dr. Sarac will discuss "Living With Kidney Disease," and local resident Randy Weber will present information from a patient's perspective about dialysis and kidney transplant.
The program will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 12 in the Canyon Room at the Damascus Friends Church, 28857 Walnut St. Light refreshments will be served after the program.
This series of free seminars is sponsored by Firestone Healthcare, Inc., Pleasant View North Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation in Damascus, Senior Independence Home Healthcare and Hospice, Alliance Community Hospital and Salem Community Hospital. For information call 330-537-4621.
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1947 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Nov. 15 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. All class members and spouses are invited.
planned Nov. 15
LISBON - The third annual balloon release ceremony, sponsored by Help Hotline, is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Columbiana County Mental Health Center to honor the loved ones of those lost to suicide.
National Suicide Survivor Day on Nov. 17 is recognized as a day of healing for survivors of suicide loss around the world.
USO style dinner-theater at United
HANOVERTON - The United Local Drama Department will present "The Reunion: A Korean War Story" at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 16 and 17 in the junior high gym. This USO style dinner-theater will present an original play with four Korean War buddies who are meeting after 60 years to reminisce about the war and featuring the music of 1950-53. All veterans in the audience will be honored during the show. Tickets for dinner and show are $7 for the public, and free for veterans. A reservation must be made for the free ticket. Tickets may be purchased in the high school office or by calling 330-223-7102.
Rebel Run 5K Run/Walk set
COLUMBIANA - The sixth annual Rebel Run 5K Run/Walk starts at 9 a.m. Nov. 17 at Crestview High School's track/auditorium. Registration/check-in starts at 8 a.m.
Donations from this event will be divided between the Way Station and the Crestview Churches Community Concerns to help those who need food and other necessities for their families. The registration form can be accessed online at www.crestviewrebels.org. Click on the link for Rebel Run.
Donations needed for silent auction
COLUMBIANA - Donations are being accepted for a silent auction to benefit Crestview High School Art Teacher Michelle Pelino. She is currently undergoing treatment for pancreatic cancer and funds from the auction will go to the family. Bids will be accepted from 6 to 10 p.m. Nov. 19 during the One Act Plays and from 3 to 8 p.m. Nov. 20 during parent teacher conferences. Winners will be announced at the end of bidding on Nov. 20. To donate or for questions, contact Janet Leipheimer or Julie Agnew at 330-482-4744 or by email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thanksgiving dinner at Memorial Bldg.
SALEM A couple of local families, with help from the community, will serve a Thanksgiving dinner from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St.
The meal includes turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, vegetable, pie and beverage and is open to all in the area who have no other plans for the holiday.
No reservations are needed, however, reservations are required and accepted now for those who want delivery to their homes or need a ride to the building. Reservations may be made at 330-337-3728 and will be taken up until Nov. 22.
Organizers note that no door-to-door solicitation is done for the meal, which has been going on more than 20 years. The only exception to that may be from students of the Salem Self Pro Martial Arts Club, owned by Mike Viola, which has conducted a fund-raising kick-a-thon for several years to raise money for the dinner. Two other major sponsors of the dinner in recent years have been the Salem Fraternal Order of Police Quaker Lodge 88 and Annabell's Restaurant.
Christmas lighting contest in Salem
SALEM - The Beautification Committee of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is announcing a Christmas lighting contest as a new event for the 2012 holiday season. "Light Up the Night" is a contest for residents of Salem (those in the 44460 zip code). Judges from the committee will be looking for homes with the best lighting displays (non-commercial) and will award one home and one business.
The chamber's "Light Up Night" ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Nov. 30 on the Village Green. The community Christmas tree and the downtown Christmas lights will be lighted during this special ceremony, and the winners of the lighting contest will be announced. Other activities will include music from the Salem High School Encore group. Realife Church will providing refreshments. The Quakertown Trolley will provide a Christmas light tour that will include the lighting contest winners.
Residents are asked to have their lighting displays completed by the week of Nov. 26. For information call the chamber at 330-337-3473.
Annual Christmas Parade in Salem
SALEM - The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce and the Salem News will host the annual Christmas Parade that welcomes Santa Claus to Salem at 1 p.m. Dec. 1 in downtown Salem. The parade will originate at Salem High School's parking lot and proceed down North Lincoln Avenue to East State Street. It will turn and march westward through the downtown business district and then turn north onto North Ellsworth Avenue and disband in the vicinity of the Broadway Plaza. Applications have been mailed out to previous parade participants and are available online at www.salemohiochamber.org or by calling the chamber office at 330-337-3473.
Life Line Screening offered Dec. 10
SALEM - Residents living in and around Salem can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture. The First United Methodist Church at 244 S. Broadway Ave. will host a Life Line Screening on Dec. 10.
Screenings identify potential cardiovascular conditions such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm, abdominal aortic aneurysrns, and hardening of the arteries in the legs, which is a strong predictor of heart disease. A bone density screening to assess osteoporosis risk is also offered and is appropriate for both men and women.
Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60-90 minutes to complete. For information or to schedule an appointment, call 877-237-1287 or visit www.lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
Bus trip to NYC planned Dec. 14
SALEM - The Salem High School Choir Boosters is sponsoring a red-eye bus trip to New York with "Group Tours" Travel Company. The bus departs at 11 p.m. Dec. 14 from the Salem High School parking lot (F.E. Cope Drive) and arrives on Dec. 15 at Rockefeller Center at 49th Street in New York City for an entire day to shop and sight-see in the city. Suggested places to visit are Rockefeller Plaza, Times Square, Central Park, Macy's, Radio City Music Hall and the Grand Central Station.
The bus departs at 8 p.m. Dec. 15 from Rockefeller Center and arrives back in Salem around 5 a.m. Dec. 16. Cost is $85 per person. Only 54 reservations will be taken. Reservations may be made by calling Attila Samu, vocal director at SHS at 330-332-8905 Ext. 58332. Checks should be made out to Salem Choir Boosters. All orders must be turned in to Samu at the high school office no later than Nov. 16.
Hurricane Sandy victims needed
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Youngstown, working in collaboration with Catholic Charities USA, the official domestic disaster agency of the US Catholic Bishops, is accepting donations to assist families and communities impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Catholic Charities USA will utilize these donations to support local Catholic Charities and other Catholic sponsored agencies working in these impacted areas with short and long term support to rebuild after this severe storms.
To donate, visit the Catholic Charities website at ccdoy.org/social-action/disaster-relief-efforts/ for electronic donations; or send donation to: Catholic Charities, Diocese of Youngstown (memo line: 2012 Hurricane Relief Fund), 144 W. Wood Street, Youngstown, Ohio 44503. For information, contact Brian R. Corbin by email at email@example.com or by phone at 330-744-8451 ext. 320.