CCC&TC board will meet today
LISBON - Columbiana County Career and Technical Center's regular board meeting begins at 7 p.m. today in the media center.
Church conducting school supply giveaway
LEETONIA - The Leetonia First United Methodist, 50 Lisbon St. is having a school supply giveaway from 6-7 p.m. today.
The event is for all Leetonia district students kindergarten through 12th grade. Students are asked to bring a report card.
Breakfast buffet will be served Saturday
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday 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.
Tickets available for tribute concert, party
YOUNGSTOWN - Tickets are available for $10 in advance for the Michael Jackson tribute concert and pre-show party at Mill Creek MetroParks which begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 in the Judge Leo P. Morley Performing Arts Pavilion at McCollum and Belle Vista Roads. Gates open at 6 p.m.
The Invincible live vocal tribute concert and National Superstars Jeffrey Perez and Pete Carter capture the essence of one of the most influential pop artists.
A team of 22, including Jeffrey Perez and Pete Carter, a live band, dancers and premier choreographer will take the stage, rain or shine.
Alcoholic beverages will be sold. The show is for all ages, children 3 and under are free. Purchase advance tickets at the MetroParks Administrative office, cash only, at 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road, Canfield. Admission is $15 at the gate.
A free pre-show party begins at 8 p.m. Aug. 23 at Warehouse 50, 50 W. Federal Plaza, in downtown Youngstown featuring a moon walk dance contest and a Michael Jackson look-a-like contest.
Winners will receive a pair of tickets for Saturday's show. Judging begins at 9:30 p.m. For more information call 330-702-3000.
Mushroom expert will present program
EAST LIVERPOOL - Walter Sturgeon, the acclaimed mushroom expert, returns to the Scenic Vista Park with a program on various types of mushrooms native to the area from 3 to 4 p.m. Aug. 25.
Bottom Dollar supports food bank
YOUNGSTOWN - Second Harvest Food Bank will receive a $4,500 donation at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bottom Dollar, 890 E. Midlothian Blvd.
This gift is made possible through the Bottom Dollar Food Charitable Foundation which provides financial support for programs and organizations dedicated to feeding the hungry in the communities it serves. The funds will be used to support the Mobile Pantry program in Trumbull County, which provides approximately 280 families with the food they need each month.
The Mobile Pantry delivers food to people in underserved areas in the Mahoning Valley. The Mobile Pantry reaches people who may not have access or transportation to an established food bank member agency. The food bank also operates Mobile Pantry programs in Lake Milton, Goshen Township and Hanoverton.
For more information on how you can help feed hungry friends and neighbors or for additional information on the Mobile Pantry visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or call 330-792-5522.
Columbiana HS classes start Monday
COLUMBIANA - Classes at Columbiana High School start Monday. Freshmen and new student orientation begin at 7 p.m. Aug. 22 in the high school auditorium.
Refreshments will be served at 6:30 p.m. in the commons. All freshmen and students new to the high school are encouraged to attend. Students will go on a tour of the building and receive their schedules and locker assignments.
Schedule pick-up for seniors is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. today. Juniors and sophomores may pick up their schedules from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 21. Student parking permit applications will be available during schedule pick-up hours.
Columbiana among counties getting grants
MASSILLON - The Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Developmental Disabilities will announce a grant awarded to Stark, Columbiana, Wayne, Holmes and Portage counties on Aug. 28 at Heartland Behavioral Health, 3000 Erie St. South, Massillon.
The grant will assist their local community partnerships in providing care coordination and crisis intervention services for youth at risk of harming themselves or others due to a mental illness or developmental disability.
Speakers scheduled from 10 to 11:30 a.m. include: Tracy J. Plouck, director, Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services; John R. Aller, executive director, Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Stark County; Patrice Fetzer, manager of service delivery, Mental Health and Recovery Board of Stark County and Strong Families, Safe Communities grant project lead; David Ashley, executive director, Wayne County Board of Developmental Disabilities.
Strong Families, Safe Communities is funded by Governor Kasich's initiative to commit money from Ohio's Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act awards to develop targeted strategies to stabilize youth in crisis, ages 8-24, and develop long-term treatment plans that help children and their families live happy, healthy lives.
Author will sign copies of book
GIRARD - Dennis A. Martin of Canfield will sign copies of his book, "Celubrious: A Celebration of Life," from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 31 at The Daily Grind, Girard Coffee, 824 N. State St., Girard.
Messages from Martin's book provide that daily motivation and inspiration that helps you to learn from past and present experiences and recognize that every day can be the best day of your life.
GED, Skills Brush-Up classes offered
LISBON - Columbiana County Career and Technical Center's ABLE will conduct orientations for GED and Academic Skills Brush-Up classes on Sept. 3, 4, and 5.
Attendance all three days is required.
Orientation will be held at the Salem Memorial Building from 1 to 4 p.m.; CCC&TC, 9 a.m. to noon and 5 to 8 p.m.; and the 517 Broadway Professional Building in East Liverpool from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
For more information about the eight-week sessions call 330-424-9561 Ext. 190.
SCH co-sponsoring two blood drives
SALEM - According to the American Red Cross, every two seconds someone in America needs blood. Recipients include accident victims, cancer patients, organ and bone marrow transplant patients, individuals undergoing open heart surgery and premature infants.
Salem Community Hospital is co-sponsoring two blood drives: Salem Community Center, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave., 1 to 7 p.m., Sept. 6; appointments, 800-RED-CROSS; and Salem Community Hospital, 1995 E. State St., 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 11; appointments 330-332-7227.
Street Fair photo contest scheduled
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Street Fair Amateur Photography Contest will take place this year thanks to Generations Coffee House, a new business opening soon at 31 S. Main St.. The American Legion Street Fair will be held Sept. 5-7 and all photographs are due by noon Sept. 3 to the chamber office, 328 N. Main St.
All details will remain the same for entry as in prior years. Categories are: Adults age 14 and older: Open, Animal, People, I Love This Town, and Computer Enhanced; Children Age 13 and younger; Open and Computer Enhanced. Photographs will be on display in the Generations Coffee House during the Street Fair and will be available for pick-up from 10 p.m. to midnight Sept. 7 or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 9. The entry fee is $4 per photo.
Awards will be presented to first, second and third place in all categories with the exception of People's Choice which receives an award for first place only. For entry forms visit www.columbianachamber.com, the chamber office, or 330-482-3822.
SCC hosting swim program
SALEM - Salem Community Center will host another session of Learning to Accelerate your Potential for Swimming. Three age groups are available: Tiger Sharks (7 to 12), Great Whites (13 to 19), and adults.
LAPS will run Sept. 9 through Dec. 19 with two sessions a week. Tiger Sharks will practice from 5 to 6 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays; Great Whites from 5 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and adults from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. Many pricing options are available. For more information call 330-332-5885.
Adult craft class offered at Salem Library
SALEM - Getting Crafty adult craft class begins at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 9 in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library.
The class is free of cost and all materials will be provided to make items using paint stir sticks and craft supplies. Registration is required online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or 330-332-0042.
Alzheimer's caregiver support group meets
NORTH LIMA - Alzheimer's Association will hold a monthly Caregiver Support Group meeting at 7 p.m. Sept. 12 at the Common Ground Church Community, 2310 W. South Range Road.
Meetings are free of charge and open to all caregivers, family members, and friends with a loved one living with Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia. For more information call the Greater East Ohio Area Alzheimer's Association at 330-650-0552 or 800-272-3900.
Columbiana Chamber hosting breakfast
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will host a business breakfast at 7:30 a.m. Sept. 13 at Dutch Haus Restaurant.
The event topic will be "Healthcare Reform for Small Business." Information will be provided by DC Wellness owners Bob Gearhart Sr. and Jr. DC Wellness is a third generation health insurance brokerage firm with offices in Westlake and Columbiana. Cost is $10 for chamber members and $15 for non-members. Reservations are required at 330-482-3822.
Salem?Library book sale is Sept. 14
SALEM - Salem Public Library's semi-annual used book sale, sponsored by Salem Public Library Memorial Fund, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 14 in St. Paul School gymnasium located next to the library at 925 E. State St.
Materials for all ages are available featuring a large variety of books, magazines, audio-visual materials and more at rock-bottom prices. For more information call 330-332-0042 (www.salem.lib.oh.us).
Freezing, canning workshop is Sept. 16
YOUNGSTOWN - A freezing and canning workshop, presented by Ohio State University Extension, Mahoning County, will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 16 at Senior Independence Center, 1110 Fifth Ave., Youngstown.
Cost is $15. To reserve a seat call Mahoning County OSU Extension at 330-533-5538.
Allegheny Wesleyan offering classes
SALEM - Allegheny Wesleyan College will be offering three weekend classes in Early Church History with Dr. Paul Kaufman as professor.
For information call 800.292.3153.
Dixon class lists will be posted Wednesday
COLUMBIANA - Class lists for Joshua Dixon Elementary School will not be posted Friday. They will be posted on the front door during open house which is scheduled Wednesday.
East Palestine MS open house scheduled
EAST PALESTINE - The East Palestine Middle School building will be open for parents and students to tour from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday and from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday.
Students will have the opportunity to find their classrooms and put school supplies in their lockers. For additional information call 330-426-9451.
West Branch plans orientation, open house
BELOIT- West Branch Local orientation and open house for all fifth-grade students will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 27 at the high school.
The orientation session will begin in the auditorium and move to the middle school for a building tour. Students will also receive their schedules and bus information.
Students are welcome to bring in their school supplies for their locker. Parents are encouraged to attend. Teachers will be present. Any schedules not picked up at the orientation will be mailed on Aug. 28.
Open house for all sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students will be held at 3 p.m. Aug. 27 in the middle school. Students will receive their schedules, bus information and meet their teachers.
Grade six students should report to the small gymnasium, grade seven students should report to the cafeteria and grade eight students should report to the large gymnasium. Students are welcome to bring in their school supplies for their locker.
Parents are encouraged to attend. Teachers will be present. Any schedules not picked up during the open house will be mailed on Aug. 28.