Bezeredi is member of YSU's 'Twelfth Night of 2014' cast
YOUNGSTOWN - Connor Bezeredi of Salem is a member of the cast of Youngstown State University Theater's production of "Twelfth Night in 2014." A sophomore majoring in musical theater at YSU, Bezeredi plays the role of Orsino.
The show runs Feb. 28, March 1, 2, 7, 8 and 9, in Spotlight Theater in Bliss Hall on the YSU campus. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Sunday matinee performances are at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased by calling 330-941-3105. Tickets are free for YSU students with ID; $10 for adults; and $5 for senior citizens, YSU faculty and staff, high school students, college students from other universities, Penguin Club members and YSU alumni. Parking is available in the Wick Avenue parking deck for a nominal fee.
Howson will perform March 1 at the Tri-County Opry
MINERVA - Jimmy Howson will perform on March 1 at the Tri-County Opry at the Roxy Theatre. Other special guests include Emmalee Carver, Jason Mikes, Tom Freeland, Kenny Mudrick and others. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. For more information call 330-428-3577.
McVicker scholarship fund breakfast, drawing is Sunday
SEBRING - The Danny McVicker scholarship fund benefit breakfast and 50/50 drawing will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Sebring American Legion on California Avenue. The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes coffee and juice.
Chief Panezott will address Church Women United service
SALEM - Salem Police Chief J.T. Panezott is this year's speaker for Church Women United's National Day of Prayer service on March 7 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The prayer will be delivered by Pastor Tony Maroni.
Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per person. Reservations are required before March 4 and may be made by calling Church Women United President Pat Wilde at 330-337-3914.
West Branch Board of Ed will meet Thursday in special session
BELOIT- The West Branch school board will meet in special session at 5:15 p.m. Thursday in the high school media center to review and approve the disposal of school records. A work session will follow at 5:30 p.m. and its regular meeting at 7 p.m. in the high school media center.
Roads within Mill Creek will be closed Sunday for marathon
YOUNGSTOWN - The following roads in Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed from approximately 6:30 a.m. until noon Sunday for the Youngstown Road Runners Club Mill Creek Distance Classic Half Marathon: West Glacier Drive, West Drive, Bears Den Drive, New Cross Drive, Cross Drive, West Cohasset Drive, High Drive, Chestnut Hill Drive, East Park Drive, Valley Drive, East Glacier Drive, Memorial Hill Drive, and Robinson Hill Drive. For more information call 330-740-7107.
Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary hosting spaghetti dinner March 9
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.
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.
Elder Ag and Turf holding Ladies Night on March 21
EAST PALESTINE - Elder Ag and Turf is hosting its annual Ladies Night on March 21 on site at 49290 state Route 14. This free event, featuring Master Gardener Ellen Speicher, includes a light dinner and entertainment.
Displays open at 5:30 p.m. with seating starting at 5:45 p.m. The program begins at 6 p.m. Reservations are required by March 13 at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-426-2166.
Salem Saxon Club will host fish fries starting March 7
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 scheduled Friday, March 7 at Leetonia IAC
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 will be served at Winona Friends Church
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.
County municipal court will assist with license restoration
LISBON - Judges Carol Robb and Mark Frost have announced that the Columbiana County Municipal Court will again partner with the local district office of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles to present a "license restoration workshop" from 1 to 3:30 p.m. March 12.
This workshop will be a little different than previous BMV workshops because of the implementation of a new law which allows properly insured drivers to be restored to full driving privileges even if they owe large amounts in reinstatement fees. Judge Robb explained that, "A law passed last year has finally been implemented which allows drivers to enter into a $50 per month payment plan and to immediately be restored to full privileges. Of course," Judge Robb added, "the driver has to be properly insured and there are certain types of suspensions that can't be lifted, but many drivers will be able to legally drive away from this workshop with full privileges restored."
Judge Frost added that previously, the judges could only grant limited privileges, and the driver had to pay costs of $96 to open the court case. "This new procedure saves the applicant considerable time and money over our old methods, and results on restoration of full privileges, rather than just limited privileges for work or school. But it still provides safeguards by providing for immediate re-suspension of the license if a payment is missed or if insurance is canceled."
Judge Robb pointed out that even in cases where the driver doesn't qualify for a payment plan, such as court ordered suspensions, the BMV representative can give the driver a list of steps that may result in at least a limited restoration of privileges.
Both judges emphasized that persons wanting to set up a payment plan should bring a bank check or money order payable to the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles for $50 to get the plan started. Although subsequent payments can be made at any Deputy Registrar's office, or even on line, the BMV representatives at the workshop cannot accept cash or credit cards.
Both judges emphasized that this program is not designed to put bad drivers on the road.
Judge Frost said, "This program is for otherwise good drivers to clear up bureaucratic or insurance problems they have gotten themselves into."
As in the past, the judges expect the available time slots to fill quickly, and therefore they encourage drivers who want scheduled to call the court during normal business hours at 330-424-5326 for an appointment.