Lisbon BOE to meet today
LISBON - The Lisbon Exempted Village Board of Education will meet at 5 p.m. today in the board room at the BOE office.
The Educational Study Committee plans to meet at 5 p.m. Wednesday in the BOE office.
Fredricktown Bridge closed for weld repairs this week
ST. CLAIR TOWNSHIP - The Fredricktown Bridge on Midland-Fredricktown Road will be closed for minor weld repairs from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday.
Leetonia BOE to meet
LEETONIA -The Leetonia Exempted Village School District Board of Education's meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Room 20.
Salem Area Retires to hold Christmas party Thursday
SALEM - Salem Area Retirees are invited to a Christmas party at noon Thursday at the CIO Hall on Prospect Street.
Catholic Daughters of the America lunch planned
SALEM - Catholic Daughters of the Americas will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Holiday concert set at Columbiana Library
COLUMBIANA - Families are invited to a holiday concert featuring local singer-songwriter Chip Richter from 7 to 7:45 p.m. Friday at the Columbiana Public Library. No registration is necessary. For more information stop in the library at 332 N. Middle St. or call 330-482-5509.
'Rocking for a Cause' fund raiser to aid food pantry
SALEM - The "Rocking for a Cause this Season" fund raiser for the Salem Community Food Pantry will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Salem Little Quakers Hall, 1688 S. Lincoln Ave. Music will be provided by Theaz Guyz. Snacks and finger foods will be provided. Cost is $7 per couple or $5 per person. A silent auction will be held featuring donations from local merchants.
'Twas the Night Before' 5k set in Firestone Park Saturday
COLUMBIANA - The Siembida and Boggs Philanthropic Foundation is sponsoring the 'Twas the Night Before' 5k in Firestone Park at 5 p.m. Saturday. This race will have runners and walkers alike racing through Firestone Park while it is lit up with one million Christmas lights courtesy of the Joy of Christmas light show. Runners will receive a free entry to the light show the evening of the race. Monetary proceeds from the race will benefit the restoration of the track surrounding the football field in the park. Registration is currently available at www.active.com or by printing out an application at www.SandBFoundation.org.
Race day registration begins at 3:30 p.m. at Pavilion #1.
In addition to raising money, the foundation is collecting toys and non-perishable foods to benefit the Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program at the Way Station in Columbiana. Saturday is the deadline for donations to be dropped off in pavilion #1. In addition to toys these children are also in need of clothing. According to Carla Sukosd, Way Station program chairperson, "Tweens and teens are often not adopted and sometimes receive very little." In addition to a few specific unnamed families the S & B Foundation is adopting, the foundation is aiming to find items for the tween and teen age groups. Gift cards to places like Target, Old Navy and Kohl's were suggested as favorites.
"We are collecting non-perishable foods of all types, not just canned foods to donate to the Way Station," said Crystal Siembida Boggs. The food items will be given to the families in need during the December food giveaway. For more information or to drop off donations call 330-482-9105.
United Local to host annual Christmas Concert Sunday
HANOVERTON - The United Local Vocal Music Department will hold its annual Christmas concert at 2:30 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium. Performing will be seventh and eighth-grade choirs, Touch of Gold, High School Mixed Chorus and Concert Choir and Flight. Admission is free. A cookie sale also will be held.
Mill Creek MetroParks board plans to meet Dec. 17
CANFIELD - The next regular meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks is scheduled for 6 p.m. Dec. 17 at Fellows Riverside Gardens.
Fairfield-Waterford High School 1959 dinner set
FAIRFIELD TOWNSHIP - The Fairfield-Waterford High School Class of 1959 will meet for a coverdish dinner at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 17 at the home of Jane Kress in Lisbon.
Salem 1943 to meet for breakfast at Adele's Place
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1943 plans to meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 18 at Adele's Place.
Christmas lunch set for Bank One retirees Dec. 18
SALEM - Bank One retirees and former employees plan to meet for a Christmas luncheon at noon Dec. 18 at the Salem Golf Club. Spouses are invited.
Ohio Bell operators to meet for breakfast Dec. 20
SALEM - Former AT&T-Ohio Bell Telephone Operators will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 20 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
New Year's Eve Victory Gospel Jubilee tickets offered
NORTH LIMA - Free tickets are available for the New Year's Eve Victory Gospel Jubilee to be held on Dec. 31 at the North Lima Business Complex Auditorium.
National southern gospel artist Jerry Garcia will be the headliner for the evening of music hosted by the Golden Street Singers. Also on the program will be the Stillwater trio. Garcia, who has been in the music ministry since he sang his first song in church as a young boy, performs hundreds of concerts each year, sings on gospel cruises and has appeared at the National Quartet Convention. Garcia and his wife, Sarah, share a special ministry of love to children with severe, even terminal illness.
Stillwater members Ed and Ed Woodard have been singing in groups for more than 30 years. They are joined by lead singer Enola Grovesteen. The Golden Street Singers have hosted all of the Victory Gospel Jubilees.
A buffet dinner by the Hen House Cafe will be available from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $12. Singing begins at 7 p.m. Reservations for dinner can be made when you order your free tickets. Several door prizes will be awarded, including a weekend at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. To order tickets call 800-284-9709.
Breakfast buffet planned at Salem Masonic Temple
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Dec. 22 at the Salem Masonic Temple, 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, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea. The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator.
Columbiana Career Center plans cosmetology academy
LISBON - The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center's Adult Education department is opening a new cosmetology academy and is in the process of ordering supplies and getting the lab ready for the adult students. Tuition is $12,575. The Winter 2013 program starts in January. For information call 330-424-9561 Ext. 142 or stop in.
Salem Community Center to host swim lessons in January
SALEM - The Salem Community Center will host another session of its swim lesson program beginning Jan. 12 and running every Saturday, ending on March 2. Six Learn to Swim levels are available, along with a Mommy and Me level for infants and their parent. Instructors are American Red Cross WSI certified with years of experience. Cost is $70 for non-members and $55 for members. A multiple child discount is available. To sign-up call 330-332-5885.
Alliance Hospital's Care
Center aids Sandy victims
ALLIANCE - The residents at Alliance Community Hospital's Community Care Center (CCC) are making a difference in the lives of others this holiday season. After Hurricane Sandy devastated the East Coast, residents were determined to find a way to help those affected. Throughout November, they sold Otis Spunkmeyer Cookies in the CCC main activity room to raise money. The money raised by the residents was recently donated to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund at the Union Avenue Methodist Church.
"Every two to three months the residents do a community outreach project," said Lori Underwood, CCC activity director. "They feel very blessed and want to help those who may be going through difficult times."
Salem Area Amateur Radio Association offers classes
SALEM - The Salem Area Amateur Radio Association is sponsoring entry level ham radio classes starting Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. at the home of Ginger Grilli, 1530 E. State St. Salem. Those interested are asked to call 330-337-7225 or 330-549-3051.