OVI check planned tonight
LISBON - The Ohio State Highway Patrol has announced that an OVI checkpoint will be held in Columbiana County this evening. The checkpoint, funded by federal grant funds, is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers.
Based on provisional data, 494 people died in 453 OVI related crashes on Ohio roads in 2012. Impaired drivers were involved in 44 percent of all fatal crashes in 2012. OVI checkpoints are designed to educate the public, deter impaired driving, and proactively remove dangerous drivers from roadways.
The "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign for OVI enforcement across the state runs Aug. 16 through Labor Day.
Breakfast buffet set at Masons
SALEM- The public is invited to a breakfast buffet from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Masonic Building, 788 E. State St.
Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under 10 and free for 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.
Concert to aid food bank
WARREN - On Saturday, River Rock at the Amp presents Southside Johnny and The Asbury Jukes. Bring a non-perishable food item or make a monetary donation at the gate and receive a raffle ticket for a guitar autographed by Michael Stanley, and a chance to win two tickets to the Michael Stanley concert on Oct. 12 at W. D. Packard Music Hall. All food and funds collected benefit Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley.
The Warren Community Amphitheatre is located at 321 Mahoning Ave., N.W. Warren. Gates open at 5 p.m. The Main Street Lions play at 5:30 p.m. and Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes hit the stage at 8:30 p.m.
For more information on the food bank contact 330-792-5522 or www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org.
Youth programs at EP Library
EAST PALESTINE - Youth programs are scheduled at the East Palestine Memorial Public Library.
Toddlertime for children ages 2 to 3 and their parent or caregiver will be held at 10:30 a.m. Mondays. Programs begin Aug. 26 and end Dec. 2.
Preschool Storytime for children ages 3 to 5 are held at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Registration is necessary. Programs begin Aug. 27 and end Dec. 3.
Book Buddies begin at 4:15 p.m. Mondays from Sept. 9 through Nov. 25. Children who are in kindergarten to fourth grade will be paired with older readers in fifth grade and older to read together. Fun activities and crafts will also be offered. Registration is necessary. Students in fifth grade and older who would like to help with this program are asked to register at the library.
Babytime for children ages 6 months to 2 years and their parent or caregiver will be held at 10:30 a.m. Sept. 11 and 25, Oct. 9 and 23. Parents or caregivers can participate in the sharing of books, rhymes, and songs with their baby.
Pajama Storytime begins at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17. Children who attend the program are welcome to wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal. The theme of the program is "Grandparents."
To register call the library at 330-426-3778.
Mental Health board to meet
LISBON - The Columbiana County Mental Health and Recovery Services board meeting begins at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
Salem Seniors meeting set
SALEM - Salem Senior Citizens has scheduled a board meeting at 11 a.m. Aug. 28 in the gym at the Memorial Building. The regular meeting follows at noon. Lunch will be served after the board meeting. New members, men and women age 50 and older, are welcome. Bingo will be played after the meeting.
Career Center demos planned
CANFIELD - The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will host a series of hands-on demonstrations in the Education Building from 1 to 3 p.m., unless otherwise noted, at this year's Canfield Fair. The Adult Career Center at MCC&TC will host two sessions from 7 to 8 p.m. to teach fairgoers about storing data on a cloud, connecting to wifi, apps, etc. Visitors will also receive a voucher to take a free iPad training course at the MCC&TC.
The schedule includes
Aug. 28: "Facebook for the golden ager and all ages," taught by board member Attorney David Engler; "Horticulture in the horticulture building" and "Put your feet on the ground and data in the cloud," hosted by Adult Career Center, 7 to 8 p.m.
Aug. 29: "Exercise Science" and "Put your feet on the ground and data in the cloud," 7-8 p.m.
Aug. 30: "Precision machining/manufacturing."
Aug. 31: "Cosmetology."
Sept. 1: "Engineering."
For more information contact Jacqueline Kuffel, career development supervisor, at 330-729-4120.
County Archive to meet
LISBON - The Columbiana County Archive Center's quarterly meeting starts at 7 p.m. Aug. 29 at 129 S. Market St.
Gator raffle planned
COLUMBIANA - The Crestview Music Boosters are selling raffle tickets for a 2013 John Deere Gator which will be on display at the Beaver Local vs. Crestview football game on Aug. 30. Tickets may be purchased at the gate or at the band concession stand during all home games. Tickets are $20 each and only 1,000 tickets will be sold. For more information or tickets contact Diane Hart at 330-482-1046 or any band member.
Salem Band Alumni invited
SALEM - The Salem High School Marching Band will hold its second annual Alumni Night at the Sept. 6 football game against United. All former Salem Band members interested in participating are asked to contact Hannah McFarland at 330-332-8905 Ext. 58355 or email@example.com before Friday, Aug. 30.
The Salem High School Band is hosting the 18th annual "Salem Area Festival of Bands" at Reilly Stadium at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 21. Several area marching bands including "The Pride of Salem" will perform. Admission is $5, and free for 10 and under.
Anyone interested in donating a gently used instrument to the Salem Band is asked to contact McFarland.
Family Fall Fun Day set
SALEM - The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the Family Fall Fun Day celebration in downtown Salem from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 21. This annual event has many clubs, organizations, and churches setting up tables in the area of McCulloch Park.
In addition to a petting zoo and children's activities, free hayrides will be available from the Salem Fire Department. The Salem Historical Society and Dale Shaffer Library will be open offering trolley rides and other activities planned throughout the day. To register for a free table location, contact the chamber at 330-337-3473 or www.salemohiochamber.org.
GED classes offered
YOUNGSTOWN - Youngstown City Schools ABLE Program offers free ABLE/GED classes for adults beginning the week of Sept. 9. Day and evening classes are available at locations throughout Mahoning County. Registration dates are Aug. 26 and 27: 9 a.m. or 4:30 p.m., at Choffin Career and Technical Center, 200 E. Wood St. Adults are asked to arrive 15 minutes before the registration start time and plan to stay for at least four hours. For more information call 330-744-8769.
Chicken barbecue planned
LISBON - The public is invited to a chicken barbecue beginning at noon Sept. 21, during the Johnny Appleseed Festival, at the First United Methodist Church, 114 E. Washington St. The meal includes half a barbecued chicken, baked potato, cole slaw, roll, homemade pie and beverage. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for ages 12 and under and free for under 3. Carryouts are available. The Johnny Appleseed Festival runs Sept. 20-22 in downtown Lisbon.
New policy for CCW permits
LISBON - The Columbiana County Sheriff's Office has implemented new procedures for processing concealed carry weapons permits. Applications and fingerprinting will be done from 8 a.m. to noon only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays. At that time applications should be submitted first and then the applicant should go to the sheriff's departments criminal division to be fingerprinted. The licensee then will be fingerprinted between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. one week from the date the application was submitted, only on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays.
Banquet in Salem to feature fried chicken, potatoes
SALEM - The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. The meal, sponsored by Friends of the Banquet, offers fried chicken, cheesy potatoes, peas or corn, applesauce, fresh fruits and vegetables, and ice cream sundaes. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.