DAHS 1962 to meet for lunch Saturday
LISBON - Members of the David Anderson High School Class of 1962 plan to meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Chef's Table.
East Palestine Chamber to meet Monday
EAST PALESTINE -The East Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday at 19 1/2 N. Market St.
Grace Lutheran Food Pantry to open
EAST PALESTINE - The Grace Lutheran Food Pantry, located on the corner of North Walnut and West Grant streets, will be open from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Jan. 23. The pantry is open to East Palestine School District residents.
Stuffed Animal Sleepover at Salem Library
SALEM - Salem Public Library is hosting its second annual Stuffed Animal Sleepover on Jan. 25 and 26. Ages 12 and under are invited to drop off their stuffed animal in the children's department by 4 p.m. Jan. 25 at the library. Animals will participate in library activities such as storytime, computers, and games and their owners can follow what they are up to on Facebook all evening. At 10 a.m. Saturday, owners will return to the library to pick up their stuffed animal. There will be a craft, stories, awards ceremony and a light breakfast.
Registration is required for this free program by calling 330-332-0042, option 3, or in the children's department.
Mental Health Board to meet Tuesday
LISBON - The Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday. The Executive Committee Employee Performance Review precedes at 5 p.m.
Breakfast set at Washingtonville VFW
WASHINGTONVILLE - Breakfast will be served from 8 to 11 a.m. Jan. 27 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532. Carryouts are available by calling 330-427-2533.
Auto Club Driving School plans EP class
EAST PALESTINE - Auto Club Driving School will hold a class starting at 3 p.m. Feb. 19 at East Palestine High School. All area students, including home schooled, may attend. For more details call 330-692-0763.
Host families needed for Japanese youth
Mahoning, Columbiana, and Trumbull county families will have the opportunity to welcome a young person from Japan into their home for one month this year, as part of an international exchange program being offered by the County OSU Extension, 4-H.
Statewide, host families are needed for 100 Japanese youngsters (ages 12-18) and their adult chaperones, who will visit Ohio from July 24 through Aug. 19.
Host families provide the exchangees with room and board and a chance to experience daily life in America. Families are urged not to alter their daily routines or lifestyles during their visitor's stay. Exchangees provide their own spending money, and the sponsoring organization furnishes comprehensive medical insurance.
The young Japanese visitors belong to the Labo Foundation, an organization which promotes the study of English culture and language in Japan. The other youth belong to organizations similar to 4-H in their country.
The only requirement is that for the Japanese month-long exchange, hosts must have a family member of the same gender and approximate age of the exchangee, three meals a day, and a separate bed for the visitor.
Those interested should contact Gretchen Kalinay at 330-799-8407, Gary Reel at 330-533-7712 or Laura DePizzo at 330-637-7384 for an application form and more information about this and other 4-H international exchange programs. For more information and an application go to www.ohio4h.org/youth/international.
County Budget Commission to meet
LISBON - The Columbiana County Budget Commission meeting begins at 10 a.m. Feb. 4 in the auditor's conference room on the main floor of the courthouse.
Job fair set at Fellows Riverside Gardens
YOUNGSTOWN - A job fair will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Feb. 4 at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave. Representatives from Mill Creek MetroPark's horticulture, maintenance, recreation, police and golf departments will be available to answer questions about seasonal job opportunities for 2013 in the MetroParks. Applications will be taken at that time. For more information visit www.MillCreekMetroParks.org.
Perry trustees to meet on safety levy
PERRY TWP. - Perry Township Trustees will hold a special meeting at 9 a.m. Saturday to pass a resolution to have the Columbiana County Auditor's office certify the amounts for a 1.5-mill safety forces levy renewal for the May ballot. The levy which pays for equipment, repairs and dispatching for the police and fire departments was last renewed in November 2007 for five years. Once the certification is received, the trustees will have to approve another resolution to place the issue on the ballot.