Kent State students volunteering in county
EAST LIVERPOOL - Students from across the Kent State University's eight-campus system will visit Columbiana County as part of the university's alternative spring break program. The week-long event will pair teams of college students with area non-profit organizations and each day students will volunteer at various worksites in the community doing a range of activities.
Students toured Homer Laughlin China on Monday. Eileen Dray-Bardon will talk the group about generational poverty and Bridges Out of Poverty this evening. The students will work at Camp Frederick, Thompson Park, the Education Center at Beaver Creek, and Catholic Charities from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Friday.
Work to begin on state Route 11 bridge
LISBON - Work is set to begin March 31 to replace the bridge decks on state Route 11 north of Lisbon in Columbiana County. One, 11-foot lane of traffic will be maintained in each direction just north of Church Hill Road.
ODOT's contractor for this $1.7 million project is A P O'horo Company of Youngstown. The completion date is Oct. 31.
Scholarships offered for home economics students
SALEM - A $200 scholarship is available for a college junior or senior majoring in family and consumer sciences or home economics or a related field such as dietetics, nutrition, child development, housing, culinary arts or interior design. A student who has completed half of a two-year program in this field is also eligible.
The Columbiana County Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is offering this scholarship to students residing in Columbiana County or a bordering county (Mahoning, Jefferson, Stark or Carroll).
The application deadline is June 1. Applications may be obtained from Diana Nordquest, 399 Shelton Road, Salem Ohio 44460 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem Community Foundation directors to meet
SALEM - The Salem Community Foundation (SCF) directors will observe the 48th anniversary of the public charitable trust at their combined annual and regular quarterly meeting. The annual meeting is open to all members of the foundation at 2 p.m. April 3 at the Salem Community Center, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave. and includes election of officers and the review of the foundation's financial statements for 2013.
Anyone can become a lifetime member of the SCF with a contribution of at least $100 and reside in the Salem area. All members are mailed an annual report and encouraged to attend the annual meeting each April.
SCF awards grants to tax exempt organizations on a quarterly basis. Priority is given to projects reaching a wide section of the community, innovative programs that meet social needs, and encourage the promotion of the efficient use of resources. Scholarships, human services, arts and humanities, and the Salem Community Center are among the list of public and community services which benefit from the Foundation's assistance.
Grant applications and guidelines are available at or by phoning the SCF office at 330-332-4021. The next meeting of the committee to review quarterly grant applications is scheduled for June 26. Melissa J. Costa, grant coordinator, asks that all requests be submitted to the foundation by June 13.
The SCF offers individuals, families, organizations, and businesses the unique opportunity to make a difference in our community by establishing an endowment fund for charitable or scholarship purposes. Contributions may be made to the Salem Community Foundation Inc., P. O. Box 553, Salem, Ohio 44460 and earmarked for a specific program of interest to the donor.