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March 5, 2013
Salem News

Salem utilities board to meet on water sale

SALEM - The Salem Utilities Commission will meet in special session at 3 p.m. today to approve and sign a raw water sales agreement with Chesapeake, approve a temporary water line agreement and discuss legal issues.

The raw water sales agreement had already been approved by the Salem Utilities Commission in January, but the Oklahoma-based Chesapeake Operating Inc. wanted the removal of certain "workers compensation" redundant language.

The temporary water line agreement will allow Chesapeake to lay a temporary water line across Salem Utilities Department property where approved by the department in order to transport the purchased water.

Legal issues dealing with the utilities department will also be discussed.

Preservation Society to meet

SALEM - The Salem Preservation Society will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dale Shaffer Research Library on South Lundy Avenue.

Blood drive set at Beaver Local

LISBON - Beaver Local Student Council is hosting a blood drive for the American Red Cross from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the high school. The Red Cross is reporting an urgent need for donors due to the inclement weather and other issues that have contributed to a drop in donations. Elementary and middle school students will be given an opportunity to become "Pint Sized Heroes" by having someone donate blood in their name. Every "Pint Sized Hero" will be entered in a drawing for three $25 gift cards, donated by the student council. Walk-ins are welcome. To schedule an appointment call the school at 330-386-8700 or 1-800-RED CROSS.

LCBA?to plan card party

SALEM - Plans for the card party on April 21 will be discussed when Loyal Christian Benefit Association Branch 654 meets at 7 p.m. Thursday in the St. Paul School gym. Those attending are to enter through the kitchen door. All members are urged to attend.

Fish dinners offered at Eagles

SALEM - Fish and chicken dinners will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Eagles Club on North Ellsworth Avenue. Cost is $8.50 each.

A "haystack" breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the club. Cost is $5.

Fish fries planned at VFW

WASHINGTONVILLE - A fish fry is scheduled from 4 to 7:30 p.m. March 8 and 15 at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532. Carryouts are available at 330-427-2533.

Legion sets catfish fry

COLUMBIANA - American Legion Post 290 will hold its all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Cost is $10 for adults and $4 for children.

SCT to host Night at Races

SALEM- Salem Community Theatre is hosting its inaugural Night at the Races fund raiser on Saturday at St. Paul School gymnasium. Tickets are $20 and include dinner, beer, pop, and the ability to bet on 10 horse races. Throughout the evening there will be basket raffles and a 50/50 for ages 21 and older only. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. with races beginning at 7 p.m.

Attendees can purchase horses, and name them, in each of the first nine races. Horses are $10 each or nine for $80. If your horse wins its race, you automatically win $25. There are only 90 available. To purchase tickets contact Ed Butch at Tickets and horses will be available for purchase at the door. For more information call the box office at 330-332-9688.

Retreads to meet for breakfast

AUSTINTOWN - The Mahoning Valley Retreads will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Saturday at Denny's, 4927 Mahoning Ave. For further information about the group call 330-717-7825 or 330-782-8813.

Boomers '64 lunch planned

EAST PALESTINE - Boomers '64 plan to meet for lunch at 12:30 p.m. March 9 at Bojangle's Restaurant.

Columbiana 1961 lunch set

COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana High School Class of 1961 will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. March 9 at Paul's (Antone's) Cafe.

Smith Grange offers breakfast

BELOIT - A country-style breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday at Smith Grange. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children. Carryouts will be available.

Metroparks board to meet

CANFIELD - The next regular meeting of the Board of Park Commissioners of Mill Creek MetroParks begins at 6 p.m. March 11 at the MetroParks Farm on Route 46.

AAA driver ed set in Lisbon

LISBON - AAA Driver Education begins March 11 at Beaver Local High School. All area students are eligible to attend, including home-schooled students. For more information call 330-532-2878.

Columbiana seniors to meet

COLUMBIANA - Columbiana Senior Citizens will meet at 10 a.m. March 12 and 26 in the Upper Room. A pizza luncheon provided on March 12. Members are reminded to bring a sack lunch to the meeting on March 26.

Salem 1959 lunch planned

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1959 plans to meet for lunch at noon Saturday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

La Leche League meeting set

LISBON - The Salem-Lisbon La Leche League, a breastfeeding support group, will meet at 7 p.m. March 12 at the New Lisbon Presbyterian Church, 111 E. Chestnut St. The discussion topic is, "The Art of Breastfeeding and Overcoming Difficulties." All pregnant or nursing mothers and their babies are welcome.

For information call 330-821-2585 or 330-420-0822 or visit

Salem 1956 lunch planned

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1956 will meet for its bi-monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 13 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. Spouses and friends are welcome.

Business Connection sponsored

SALEM -Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Business Connection luncheon beginning at 11:45 a.m. March 13 at the Salem Community Center. The guest speaker is Sarah Poulton, congressional field representative for Congressman Bill Johnson. She will present information on the Affordable Care Act. Cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for prospective members. To register call 330-337-3473 or e-mail

Salem Community Hospital is featured as "Business of the Month."'

Meetings set at VFW

WASHINGTONVILLE - Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532 will meet at 6 p.m. March 14. The ladies auxiliary meeting begins at 7 p.m. March 11.

Kaiser retirees to meet

SALEM - Kaiser/National retirees and past employees will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. March 14 and 28 at Adele's Place.


Salem 1947 breakfast set

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1947 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. March 21 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. All class members and guests are welcome. For more information call 330-337-8887.

Masons offer breakfast buffet

SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. March 23 at the Salem Masonic Building, 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. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.

Easter egg hunt planned

SALEM - United Commercial Travelers Council 590 will host its annual Easter egg hunt for children ages 2 through 10 at 11 a.m. March 30 at Centennial Park. The event will be held, "rain or shine" with a special appearance by the Easter Bunny. Chocolate Easter bunnies will be awarded to lucky children who find the specially marked eggs.

UCT will also sponsor its annual Easter egg hunt for children at Robert Bycroft School at 1 p.m. March 27.

Scrabble tournament set

SALEM - Salem Public Library will host a Scrabble tournament on March 23 in the Quaker Room. The first round of play begins at 10 a.m. Prizes will be given to first and second-place winners. Registration is required for this free event by stopping in or calling 330-332-0042.

Kindergarten screening set

SEBRING - Kindergarten screening for all children who will be 5 by Sept. 30 and reside within the Sebring School District will be held Monday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 8 and 8 a.m. to noon April 9 at B. L. Miller School, 506 W. Virginia Ave. Ohio Revised Code 3313.673 specifies that all first time kindergarten students must be screened.

Non-residents planning to apply for open enrollment, which will be available at screening, must schedule an appointment. To be eligible for open enrollment the child must be 5 years of age by the date set by their district of residence. They will also need to register with their home school. Parents are required to bring their child's birth certificate, immunization records, Social Security card and custody papers, if applicable. Copies will be made and originals returned to parents. Speech, hearing, and eyes will be checked at this time.

Appointments are necessary for this screening by calling Mary Harlan at 330-938-2025 Ext. 3501 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.

Auction aids Alzheimer group

CANFIELD - The Alzheimer Network, also known as the Alzheimer's Assistance and Referral Network Inc., will present its ninth annual charity auction on March 16 at Avion on the Water, 2177 Western Reserve Road, Canfield.

The theme of the event is "Valley Memories," celebrating the past successes of the valley with a look to the future of new endeavors. Live, silent, and basket auctions will offer many choices with a wide variety of exciting items such as Magnavox 26" LCD Television, a Kindle Paperwhite, Keurig Coffeemaker, etc. Attendees may also participate in a 50/50 raffle and all ticket holders will be eligible for the door prize. Entertainment will be provided by Steve Fazzini Productions.

Doors open at 6 p.m. for guests to shop the tables of auction items. The buffet dinner begins at 7 p.m. Tickets to the event are available by calling

Swim lessons offered

SALEM - The Salem Community Center is hosting another session of its swim lesson program beginning on April 7 and running every Saturday, until May 26. Cost is $70 for non-members and $55 for members. A multiple child discount is available. To sign-up call 330-332-5885.

Library to show Marx films

LEETONIA- March is "Marx Madness" month at the Leetonia Community Public Library. Visitors who attend any of three Marx Brothers movies shown during the month will be entered for a chance to win two tickets to the May 3 performance of Cinderella (La Cenerentola) by Rossini at the Pittsburgh Opera. Transportation to an from Pittsburgh will not be provided.

Films include "A Day at the Races" at 6 p.m. March 12; "A Night at the Opera" at 1 p.m. March 20; and "Animal Crackers" at 1 p.m. March 30.



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