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February 25, 2014
Salem News

Boil order issued in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA - Due to a water main break, the city of Columbiana water superintendent has issued a boil order for North Pearl, North Cross and Cross Court streets. This order will remain in effect until test results are known.

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Fourth Thursday Banquet features meatloaf

SALEM - The Fourth Thursday Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. Friends of the Banquet will sponsor the meal. The menu offers chicken noodle soup, meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, peas or corn, applesauce, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, ice cream sundaes. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831/2169.

Conferences set at Career Center Thursday

LISBON - The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center will hold its second semester parent-teacher conferences from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday. To schedule appointments with your child's teachers call 330-424-9561 and select "0" for the operator.

Salem Saxon Club to host fish fries

SALEM - The Salem Saxon Club will host its six annual Lenten public fish fries, starting March 7. Dinners will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. and include a choice of baked or fried ocean cod, or breaded pork chops, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce or coleslaw, homemade cake, coffee/tea, iced tea or punch. Cost is $11 for adults and $6 for children. Carryouts available by calling 330-222-1770 after 4:30 p.m. A cash bar is open to the public.

Fish fries planned at Leetonia club

LEETONIA - A fish fry will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 7 at the Leetonia Italian American Club. Carryouts are available by calling 330-427-9900.

Pork chop dinner set in Winona

WINONA - The Winona Friends Church on Whinnery Road will serve a baked pork chop dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in its Family Life Center. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, vegetable, rolls and dessert. Cost is $8. Carryouts are available. For more information call 330-222-0200.

Country music jams planned in Rogers

ROGERS - The new season of country music jams is kicking off at the Rogers Community Auction dining room. The public is invited from 6 to 9 p.m. March 2 and 16. The jams will continue throughout the summer.

SALEM - Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary will host a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 9 at the Italian-American Club, 250 Penn Ave. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at 330-332-4897. Cost is $7 per ticket and free for children under 5. The meal includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad or applesauce, Italian bread, coffee, tea or lemonade and a dessert. The event also features a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and a carryout bake sale. Carryout dinners are available by calling 330-337-8817. All proceeds will benefit the animals at the sanctuary.

JA Titan Business Challenge set

YOUNGSTOWN - Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley and Youngstown State University's Williamson College of Business Administration will host the fifth annual JA Titan Business Challenge Competition for local high school students on March 13.

The competition uses JA's high school JA Titan Program and increases student understanding of the real world of business. Students experience how success or failure of a business depends on how well they manage key decisions such as pricing, marketing strategies, and R & D investments. To check out the game visit

This opportunity is available to any high school junior and senior. Teams who sign up must have a team of three students and provide their own transportation to and from the competition and be accompanied by a chaperone (does not need to be a teacher). Breakfast and lunch is provided. Each school can bring up to three teams, as space allows (competition allows for a maximum of 24 teams). Each team of students will be assigned a local business professional to mentor them as well.

Teams will be competing for scholarships and prizes as they increase their understanding of running a business in a competitive, high-tech marketplace. The top three teams will each receive scholarships (first place is $500 per student, second is $200 per student, and third is $100 per student). There will also be other prizes and giveaways throughout the day. After registering, teams will receive a confirmation letter with practice information. For more information, including volunteering or sponsoring a school, contact Melissa D'Apolito at 330-539-5268 or

Prom dress donation drive planned

SALEM - The eighth annual Project Prom," supported by students and staff from West Branch and Salem schools, is conducting a prom dress donation drive throughout March. Donated dresses will be provided to girls with limited means to purchase a prom dress.

Dresses may be dropped off at West Branch or Salem High schools. Other types of contributions are also welcome. Individuals, organizations, or businesses interested in supporting Project Prom are encouraged to contact Jill DeRamo at West Branch High School at 330-938-4406.

All girls are welcome to participate in the program, regardless of where they live or what school they attend. The distribution will be held from noon to 4 p.m. March 22 at the Salem Schools Administration Building on Cleveland Street. Other free services/items include shoes, gift certificates for hair, nails, make-up, flowers, etc., provided by Keith Davis from Create-A-Color Shoes and Casal Aveda Institute.

Homes needed for Japanese students

SALEM -Mahoning and Columbiana County families will have the opportunity to welcome a young person from Japan into their home for one month this year, as part of an international exchange program offered by the County OSU Extension, 4-H.

Statewide, host families are needed for 100 Japanese youngsters (ages 12-18) and their adult chaperones, who will visit Ohio from July 23 through Aug. 18. Host families provide the exchangees with room and board and a chance to experience daily life in America. Exchangees provide their own spending money, and the sponsoring organization furnishes comprehensive medical insurance.

All types of families are welcome to apply to become hosts, including urban, rural, single-parent,childless, and non-4-H families. The only requirement is that hosts must have a family member of the same gender and approximate age of the exchangee, three meals a day, and a separate bed for the visitor. For an application form call Gretchen Kalinay at 330-799-8407 or Gary Reel at 330-533-7712 (



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