WB BOE will meet Saturday
BELOIT- The West Branch school board will meet from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday in the high school conference room to discuss the state Straight A Grant program, Straight A Transportation Funding and district finances.
Breakfast buffet served Saturday
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served 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 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.
Food pantry in EP open Feb. 26
EAST PALESTINE - The Grace Lutheran Church's food pantry is open from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Feb. 26 for individuals and families residing in the East Palestine School District.
EMA Director will speak
COLUMBIANA - Luke Newbold, director of the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency, will speak when the Fairfield Township Ruritan Club meets for dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday at Heck's Restaurant.
The public is invited. Cost for dinner is $10 at the door. Reservations may be made by calling Ken Nickalo at 330-482-2561.
SHS Class of 2017 raising funds
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 2017 will hold a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 2 a.m. March 1 at Ricky's English Pub.
Proceeds will go toward costs for the junior/senior prom, senior picnic and senior gift to the school.
Dinner will benefit Salem bands
SALEM - The public is invited to the spaghetti dinner fund raiser and raffle to benefit the bands of Salem City Schools from 4 to 8 p.m. March 15 in the Salem High School cafeteria.
Cost is $6 for adults, $5 for senior citizens and free for students and children when accompanied by an adult. All of the bands will be performing at the dinner.
Book signing scheduled March 1
LEETONIA - Book signing of "Dreams ... A guide to grieving gracefully" by author Kristi Smith is slated from 2 to 4 and 6 to 9 p.m. March 1 at the farm of Brad and Mary Lou Smith 3889 Lisbon Road, Leetonia.
Kristi, a former resident of the Columbiana County area, now resides in Springboro. She married Michael Smith of Leetonia and has two daughters, Abigail and Faith.
Women's Night Out is March 19
SALEM - Sponsorship, advertising, vendor tables and tickets are still available for the Salem Community Center's fifth annual Women's Night Out on March 19.
Jim Loboy is scheduled to appear at 6 p.m. Linda Ro, MS, RD/LD, speaks at 7 p.m. All proceeds from this event benefit the SCC Children's Fitness Center.
To become a sponsor, advertiser and/or vendor or to purchase tickets call 330- 332-5885 or stop by the front desk.
Animal Hospital creates fund
COLUMBIANA - Fairfield Animal Hospital has started a "Laurie Wilms Furry Friends Memorial Fund." This fund was started to honor the legacy of their late, beloved friend and employee.
Wilms had a passion for animals and was dedicated to nurturing and caring for all types of furry and feathered creatures.
With this fund, clients can apply for funds to help defray costs when their pets are having a veterinary medical emergency. Donations can be made at Fairfield Animal Hospital or at Farmers Bank. For more information contact the hospital at 330-482-9755.
K of C sponsors poster contest
LISBON - The Knights of Columbus "Substance Abuse Awareness" poster contest was offered to all Columbiana County schools through the Columbiana County Educational Service Center, (CCESC) and open to all students ages 8 to 14.
This year's contest continues to "connect the dots and collaborate" with Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team (ADAPT) and the County Drug Task Force to more effectively fight, reduce and ultimately eliminate the drugs in the county.
The awards ceremony begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 28 in the CCESC cafetorium.
The guest speaker is Pastor Fred Goldinalong with two residents from the Ohio Valley Teen Challenge. Lt. Allan Young from the sheriff's department will introduce Jesy, the newest member of the Drug Task Force K9 Unit.
Awards, trophies and certificates will be presented to the four student winners, and all students will receive certificates of participation.
SCC offering lifeguard training
SALEM - The Salem Community Center is offering lifeguard training courses March 3-14; April 14-25; May 5-16; and June 2-13.
Classes 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 and professional rescuer certifications. To register call 330-332-5885.
Rescue Mission hosting benefit
BOARDMAN - The Rescue Mission of the Mahoning Valley is hosting its annual spring benefit on April 4 at Antone's Banquet Centre in Boardman to support the general fund of the Rescue Mission.
Doors open at 6 p.m. and the buffet begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by dessert, testimonies from clients who have received life-changing services from the mission.
The show, provided by Beyond Broadway Entertainment, will be produced and performed by Rick Blackson and Mary Jo Maluso.
Reservations are available by calling 330-744-5485.
The dinner consists of roast sirloin of beef, chicken francaise, whipped potatoes, green beans almondine, penne pasta, garden salad, rolls, cake, coffee and soft drinks. Cost is $50 per person.
Corporate sponsorships are available. For more information and to download an order form go to RescueMissionMV.org.
Library offering drop-in sessions
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Public Library is offering e-Book drop-in help sessions from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday in the Salchow Room.
The library purchases e-Books from two companies, Ohio Digital Library and Overdrive and Freading.
Participants are to bring their device, power cord, the cord to link it to a computer, their library card and account logins for Adobe and Amazon.
Foundation breakfast is Saturday
HANOVERTON - The annual United Community Scholarship Foundation's all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7 a.m. to noon Saturday at United High School. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 4 to 12.
Breakfast specials include omelets, crepes and doughnuts. There is also a silent auction. All proceeds go toward scholarships for United seniors.
Library speaker will discuss ag program
SALEM - Lee Lichtenwalner will present a community-supported agriculture program about the many benefits to health and wellness by eating locally grown foods from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 3 at the Salem Public Library's Quaker Room. Register online for the free program at salem.lib.oh.us or 330-332-0042.
Making Kids Count dinner is March 14
BOARDMAN - Invitations have been issued for the second annual benefit dinner for Making Kids Count on March 14 at Avion on the Water. Admission to the event is $40 which includes dinner, dessert and entertainment.
Attendees will also have a chance to win various baskets and items that have been donated by local businesses as well as the grand prize, a 16GB iPad Air with Retina Display.
Diapers and blankets will be collected prior to and at the benefit dinner for the Comfort Kits and Diaper Bank Programs.
Items can be dropped off at 7178 W. Blvd. Suite E. For every blanket or box of diapers you bring in, you will get one ticket to be entered into a drawing for the grand prize.
There is no limit on the number of tickets you can receive and you do not need to be in attendance at the dinner to be chosen. To sponsor or attend the event call 330-758-3434 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Heartland Christian School hosting auction
COLUMBIANA - Heartland Christian School at 28 Pittsburgh St. will host its 17th annual auction at 10 a.m. March 15. Gym doors open at 8:30 a.m. for preview and registration. There will be a live auction, silent auction, Chinese auction and bake sale.
Auction items available for bid will include theme park, event and attraction tickets, hotel packages, hot-air balloon rides, a private plane ride, dining certificates, themed- baskets, jewelry, furniture, gift cards, and an array of goods and services from local merchants. Local auctioneer Jim Kellner will conduct the live auction.
All participants who register for a bidding number will be entered in a drawing for a free hot-air balloon ride.
Heartland Guatemala Missions Team will serve breakfast that morning in the school's home ec room from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 to raise money for its upcoming trip. Donations will be accepted.
SHC hosting one-day concealed carry class
SALEM - On March 2, the Salem Hunting Club is hosting a one-day concealed carry class.
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.
South Range offering open enrollment
BEAVER TOWNSHIP- The South Range school district will have state wide open enrollment for the 2014-2015 school year. Applications will be accepted for students in grades kindergarten through 12 and must be picked up in person at the South Range Board of Education office or downloaded on the South Range website Feb. 24 through May 2. No applications will be mailed.
In order to be considered for open enrollment completed applications must be returned in person, to the Board of Education Office between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The deadline for completed applications is 4 p.m. on Friday, May 2. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Do not mail applications.
Any application that is mailed will not be considered. No information will be given over the telephone. Any student living in the state of Ohio and entering grades kindergarten through 12 is eligible. One application must be completed for each student. For information call the board office at 330-549-5226.
UL schedules kindergarten registration
HANOVERTON - United Local's kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year will begin with a parent orientation meeting at 6 p.m. March 11 in the elementary cafeteria.
This will be a brief meeting for parents only. Information will be shared, registration packets distributed and appointments made for screenings which will take place on March 18, 19 and 20.
Children who are residents of United and who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 are eligible to attend kindergarten for the upcoming school year.
Documents that must be presented at the screening along with completed registration packet are a parent's driver's license or photo ID and proof of residency, the child's birth certificate, immunization record, Social Security card and custody documents if applicable. For more information call 330-223-8001.