East Palestine school board plans special meeting Monday
EAST PALESTINE East Palestine City School District Board of Education's special meeting begins at 6 p.m. Monday in Room 102 at the middle school.
East Palestine committee to meet at 6 p.m. Monday
EAST PALESTINE - The East Palestine Safety/Park/Recreation/Cemetery Committee meeting begins at 6 p.m. Monday at the Park Community Center. The council meeting follows at 7 p.m.
Lisbon school board
to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday
LISBON - The Lisbon Exempted Village Board of Education plans to meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the board room at the BOE office. A work session is scheduled at 5 p.m. April 17 in the BOE office.
Lisbon Educational Study Committee to meet Tuesday
LISBON - The Educational Study Committee of the Lisbon Exempted Village School District's Board of Education begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Stadium meeting room at 270 W. Pine St. School district safety and security issues will be discussed.
Columbiana school board to meet Tuesday at Media Center
COLUMBIANA - Columbiana Exempted Village Schools Board of Education will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Columbiana High School Media Center.
New Waterford Class of 1955 to meet for lunch Wednesday
NEW WATERFORD - New Waterford High School Class of 1955 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Pizza Hut in Columbiana.
Salem Class of 1953 to meet for dinner Thursday
SALEM - Salem High School Class of 1953 will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Fairway Room at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Raptor Program offered at Eagle Creek Conservation Club
LEAVITTSBURG - The Birds in Flight Sanctuary of Warren will present a Raptor Education Program at 7 p.m. April 13 at the Eagle Creek Conservation Club, 5525 Eagle Creek Road, Leavittsburg. This free event is open to the public. Doors open at 6 p.m.
Spaghetti dinner set to benefit Meals on Wheels Program
COLUMBIANA - A spaghetti dinner and Chinese auction to benefit the Columbiana Area Meals on Wheels Program will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. April 13 at Firestone Park, Pavilion 1. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Carryouts are available. For more information call 330-482-0366.
High school students invited to volunteer at Alliance Hospital
ALLIANCE - An opportunity is available for high school students ages 16 to graduation to volunteer over the summer months in the Alliance Community Hospital's Summer Teen Program. While volunteering in this program is not an internship or shadow program, it does afford students the unique opportunity of gaining non-clinical experience in a hospital setting, while also gaining personal satisfaction of helping others. Only students of the summer program will be permitted to volunteer throughout the school calendar year.
The 2013 summer program runs from June 12 through Aug. 9. Up to 20 students will be selected to the 2013 program. The students are required to submit an application, as well as parental and guidance counselor forms. They will also have to complete an interview with Volunteer Services and attend an orientation. They will be asked to commit to a minimum of six hours per week to the program and will be assigned to open volunteer positions throughout the hospital.
Applications may be picked up in the ACH Volunteer Office or mailed by calling the Volunteer Services staff at 330-596-7821 or 330-596-7822. The application deadline is April 30. Once the application has been received, the office will contact the student with additional paperwork needed.
International cloth diaper changing event set April 20
NORTH BENTON - Sweet Violets Diapers (www.sweetvioletsdiapers.com) will be host to the Mahoning Valley site of an international cloth diaper changing event on April 20, two days before Earth Day. The free event is slated from 10 a.m. to noon at the Salem Community Center, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave., Salem. The actual diaper change is at 11 a.m. In addition to the Great Cloth Diaper Change world-recording setting activity, there will also be a used cloth diaper swap, information on the new Mahoning Valley Birth Center, giveaways and raffles.
In its third year with over 285 sites in 17 countries, the Great Cloth Diaper Change event will attempt to break last year's Guinness World Record of 8,251 cloth diapers changed simultaneously.
"Each year billions of disposable diapers enter landfills where it takes hundreds of years for them to decompose, if ever," said Heather McNamara, executive director of the Real Diaper Association. "Building off the success of last year's event with 189 qualifying locations in 11 countries, we hope to show the entire world that cloth diapers are a real option for today's modern families, particularly catching the eye of expecting and new parents who may be seeking more planet-friendly and affordable alternatives to disposable diapers." For more information call 330-565-8359 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Pre-register online at www.gcdcmahoningvalley.eventbrite.com.
Columbiana Library plans
Library Week events
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Public Library is joining libraries across the nation in celebrating National Library Week April 14- 20. The theme is "Libraries, The Heart of Every Community."
The Friends of the Library Book Sale on April 12 is for members only and open to everyone on April 13. A Friends' membership can be purchased anytime at the library. Atty. Timothy R. Brooks , president of the East Liverpool Historical Society, will present "Columbiana County Civil War Soldiers and Photos" on April 18.
Three insulated tumblers depicting the theme will be given away each day during National Library Week along with stickers and bookmarks for everyone. A basket of "goodies" from each department will be given away at the end of the week.
The week will close with the drawing for the National Library Week quilt. Every time a patron uses his/her library card from April 1-20 they will receive a chance to win the quilt. The quilt blocks were made by volunteers and staff and sewn together by staff member, Beth Bayda.
The library now offers e-books through Overdrive and Freading, e-magazines through Zinio, music downloads through Freegal and video games for six different gaming systems. "Service to the community has always been our primary goal at Columbiana," said Carol Cobbs, library director. "While our goal has never changed, the library has added services and materials to meet the changing needs of our patrons." The programs and prizes are sponsored by the Friends of the Columbiana Public Library.
Spring Business Showcase planned in East Palestine
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana and East Palestine Chambers of Commerce have partnered to present the Spring Business Showcase on April 25 at The Meadows at Covington, 200 Covington Drive, East Palestine. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with free refreshments provided by Covington Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, followed by presentations from Christian Counseling Solutions, Town N Country Garden Center, The Charles Nelson Schmick House, SJP Computerized Accounting/H&R Block, Endia Wisser Photography and CSI Environmental. A door prize drawing will be given for an overnight stay at the Charles Nelson Schmick House located 110 Walnut St., Leetonia. The evening concludes with a tour of the Covington campus and facility.
Ohio Valley College of Technology offers healthcare training
BOARDMAN -The Ohio Valley College of Technology has officially opened the Boardman Healthcare Training Center located on the campus of Boardman High School.
Individuals may complete a Cardio-Phlebotomy Program in 25 weeks which trains and prepares students to sit for two nationally recognized certifications upon graduation; Certified Phlebotomy Technician and Certified EKG Technician. In addition to the full program, individuals may choose to take individual courses including: Introduction to Health Care (including Adult/Child/Infant CPR), EKG or Phlebotomy.
"The healthcare field is a stable career choice for individuals in our struggling economy. The Ohio Valley College of Technology is pursuing a mission to train qualified candidates in careers to serve the local community. We are very excited to open our brand new training center to assist in this mission," said Ohio Valley College of Technology Campus President Scott Rogers.
The training center offers evening classes three nights per week at the convenient and secure Boardman location with small classes at a reasonable cost. Flexible financing options are available. Classes start on a rotating basis. For more information visit www.boardmantraining.com or call Danielle Larosa, training center director, at 330-303-6370.