Salem parks Commission seat open
SALEM - Longtime Salem Parks Commission member Ken Schrom has resigned, leaving an opening on the three-member board that Mayor John Berlin is trying to fill.
Any city residents interested in serving who may have a background in recreation or working with youth in the community can contact Berlin at his office at city hall. He's available by phone at 330-332-4241 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interested persons can submit an email including their background and interest in the position, which is unpaid, or submit a letter at city hall. The commission normally meets once a month, the fourth Wednesday, at 5 p.m., in the Salem Memorial Building.
Schrom had served on the commission at least 16 years, but submitted a letter of resignation recently due to medical reasons.
The other two members on the commission include John Panezott and Terry Hoopes. During a commission meeting earlier this week, Parks Director Steve Faber updated them on how well the pool cover's working out, which will help ease the process of getting the pool ready for opening.
Salem Quota plans indoor garage sale
SALEM - Quota International of Salem will hold its indoor garage sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 22 in the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Ave. Lunch, featuring homemade soups and sandwiches, will be sold from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. All proceeds are used for community projects. To reserve tables call Pat Saltsman at 330-337-8136.
Archieves offers Irish heritage class
LISBON - The Columbiana County Archives and Research Center will hold a class on "Researching Your Irish Heritage" at 6 p.m. March 11 at 129 S. Market St. The fee is $10 fee. To schedule call 330-429-4896 or stop in from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday and 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Friday.
Photo show set at KSU East Liverpool
EAST LIVERPOOL - A show of fine art photographs by Bob Frost will be on display at Kent State University, East Liverpool Campus, Mary Patterson Building Art Gallery at 213 E. Fourth St. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 6. Frost is a well known regional photographer noted for his strong sense of composition. Frost's work has been widely appreciated in one man shows and juried exhibitions.
Puzzle exchange planned at Salem Library
SALEM - The Salem Public Library hold a puzzle exchange from 10 a.m. to p.m. March 22 in the Quaker Room.
In advance of the exchange day, adult and children's puzzles can be brought to the library's adult services desk from March 9-20. Participants will receive one ticket for each puzzle. For more information contact 330-332-0042 or salem.lib.oh.us.
Salem Library's adult book group to meet
SALEM - The Salem Public Library Adult Book Discussion Group delves into the story, "Where'd You Go, Bernadette?" by Maria Semple, from 7 to 8 p.m. March 25 in the library's Quaker Room.
The meeting is open to the public and registration is not required. This title is available to borrow in the adult services department. For more information call 330-332-0042.
Sebring sets kindergarten screening
SEBRING - Kindergarten screening for all children who will be 5 by Sept. 30 and resides within the Sebring School District will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 7 and 8 a.m. to noon April 8 at B. L. Miller School, 506 W. Virginia Ave.
Non-residents planning to apply for open enrollment, which will be available at screening, must schedule an appointment. To be eligible for open enrollment your child must be 5 years of age by the date set by their district of residence. They will also need to register with their home school.
Parents are required to bring their child's birth certificate, immunization records, Social Security card and custody papers, if applicable. Copies will be made and originals returned to parents. Speech, hearing, and eyes will be checked at this time.
Appointment are necessary for this screening by calling Mary Harlan at 330-938-2025 Ext. 3501 between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
Food bank sees increased need
YOUNGSTOWN - For the third consecutive year, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley distributed more than nine million pounds of food in 2013; 9,210,962 pounds to be exact, or an increase of nearly 2 percent over the 9,042,229 pounds distributed in 2012. The number of hungry people throughout Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties continued to increase last year as Second Harvest's 153 member agencies fed an average of more than 15,000 people each week.
Walgreens stores in Mahoning and Trumbull counties will be participating in Check Out Hunger, a component of the Harvest for Hunger campaign. Customers may tear off a $1, $5 or $10 coupon available at the register that will be added to their bill. All funds raised and food collected will remain in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. For more information on how you can get involved in Harvest for Hunger visit harvestfor hunger.com or call 330-792-5522.