United Alumni Association to meet
HANOVERTON - A reorganizational meeting of the United Alumni Association begins at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the high school library. All alumni are invited to attend.
Open House set at Alliance Care Center
ALLIANCE - Alliance Community Hospital's Community Care Center at 200 E. State St. will host an open house and tours from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday. Refreshments and giveaways will be offered.
Fund raiser planned at Alliance Hospital
ALLIANCE - The Alliance Community Hospital Auxiliary is sponsoring a Gifts and Books Are Fun fund raiser from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb. 13 and 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Feb.14 in room 1-A of the hospital. Proceeds will benefit the auxiliary in providing three scholarships annually, in purchasing special needed items for various areas of the hospital, and in paying the salary of the shuttle vehicle driver.
Valentine's dance set at Columbiana Legion
COLUMBIANA - The public is invited to a Valentine's dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at American Legion Post 290 in Columbiana.
Other upcoming events include breakfast by donation from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the post and a steak fry from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 22. Tickets for the dinner are $12 in advance and $14 at the door. For more information call 330-482-9657.
Guilford Lake Ruritans to host fish fry
GUILFORD LAKE - An all-you-can-eat fish fry will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Guilford Lake Ruritan Hall on state Route 172 at Hanna Drive.
Benefit rigatoni dinner planned in Beloit
BELOIT - A benefit rigatoni dinner for Christine McCartney will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Beloit Fire Department.
Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for children ages 5 to 11 and free for under 4. There will also be a Chinese auction with the drawing at 6:45 p.m., the winner need not be present.
McCartney is a 1987 graduate of Salem High School and the single mother of Kaylee and Tessa Wilson. Last year she was diagnosed with a rare form of gastroparesis. McCartney recently found out that treatments called hyperbaric oxygen therapy could help combat the progression of the disease. Insurance will not cover this treatment, and it can be costly. Proceeds from the fund raiser will be used for the treatment. To read more about her story and the treatments go to http:/SarasGarden.org/Chrissy Wilson.
Junior/Senior to Sophomore meeting set
LEETONIA - An informational meeting for parents, and students in the 10th grade, interested in participating in the Junior/Senior to Sophomore program during the 2014-15 school year will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the library at Leetonia High School.
The Junior/Senior to Sophomore program, which began with the 2008-09 school year, awards high school credits and college credits to students in college courses. The students must be accepted by the college or university. Leetonia High School currently has students enrolled in this program at Kent State University, Salem campus. Students and parents interested in this program should attend for the following year. Parents and students must notify the counselor at 330-427-2115 Ext. 2466 by March 1 if they intend to participate in the program for the following school year.
Chicken drive-by planned in Leetonia
LEETONIA - The Leetonia United Methodist Church at 50 Lisbon St. will hold its monthly "chicken drive-by" from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 20, or until sold out. The meal consists of a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $7. Proceeds will be used for the new roof for the church.
Canfield Band Parents offer pasta dinner
CANFIELD - The annual pasta dinner and Chinese auction sponsored by Canfield Band Parents will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 22 in the Canfield High School cafeteria. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children. Dinners will be available for carryout. Dozens of items will be up for bid in the auction. Students in the Canfield Band programs at both the high school and middle school will perform throughout the day. Proceeds from the event support band programs.
Crime writer to speak in Columbiana
COLUMBIANA - Author Allan R. May will speak from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Columbiana Public Library. May got his start with Jerry Capeci, the dean of mob writers, at Capeci's "Gangland News" website. He was the main organized crime writer for Court TV's website CrimeLibrary.com in the early 2000s, and was one of the main contributors to both AmericanMafia.com. and CrimeMagazine.com. He has taught several courses on organized crime at Cuyahoga Community College and lectures at libraries throughout Northeast Ohio. Registration is required at the library or 330-482-5509.
Lifeguard training course offered
SALEM - The Salem Community Center is offering a lifeguard training course from March 3-14. Classes will run weeknights from 5 to 8. Cost is $220 for members and $260 for non-members. Upon completion participants will receive lifeguard training, first aid, professional rescuer CPR and AED essentials certifications. To register call 330-332-5885.
Seminar on stroke prevention offered
DAMASCUS - Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, but according to the American Stroke Association, 37 percent of all Americans cannot accurately identify one warning sign for this condition. To help provide some insight, Dr. Jeffrey R. Cohen from Firestone Healthcare Inc. will present a free educational seminar on ways to detect and prevent stroke. The seminar will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. March 17 in the Canyon View Room at the Damascus Friends Church, 28857 Walnut St. Light refreshments will be served after the program.
Dr. Cohen will address common warning signs, symptoms, and risk factors associated with stroke. He will also educate members of the community on preventative measures to take in order to prevent a stroke.
This series of free seminars is sponsored by Firestone Healthcare Inc., Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation, Senior Independence Home Healthcare and Hospice, Alliance Community Hospital and Salem Regional Medical Center. For more information contact Vicky Grella at Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation at 330-787-1715.
Concealed carry class set Sunday
SALEM - The Salem Hunting Club is hosting a concealed carry class on Sunday. For information and pre-registration call 330-332-9847. Upon successful completion of the class, participants receive certification to begin the application process for concealed carry in Ohio and other states.