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Quaker Ladies craft show set Aug. 24

SALEM– The Salem Golf Club Women’s Association will sponsor the Quaker Ladies Arts and Craft Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 24. Crafters and vendors will be bringing their latest products and creations. Public is welcome. No entrance fees and free parking. Lunch will be available. For information call 330-332-0346.

Ghost Trolley Tour season starts soon

SALEM–The first Salem Ghost Trolley Tour of the 2019 season is scheduled 8 p.m. Aug. 21. The tour takes people out of the downtown area to cemeteries and other “haunted” areas around Salem. There are three occasions that riders do exit the trolley and walk around, so wearing good walking shoes is encouraged. The cost of the trolley ride is $15.

Available at the Museum Gift/Book shop are ghost trolley T-shirts and a book prepared by docent Kim Mitchell, “The Haunted Salem, Ohio.”

The tour leaves from The Dale Shaffer Research Library meeting room, 239 S. Lundy Ave. Reservations are required. Call 330-205-3923 and leave a message of interest.

An Underground Railroad trolley tour also has a tour in September at 1 p.m. Sept. 14. Reservations can be made by calling 330-337-6733.

Monday Banquet to serve fried chicken

SALEM– An anonymous donor will sponsor The Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday in the Memorial Building.

The menu will include fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, cole slaw, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and ice cream sundaes.

For information about sponsoring a Banquet call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

WBHS schedules student orientation

BELOIT–West Branch High School will be conducting a Freshman Orientation Camp from 1 to 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Students should report immediately to the auditorium upon arrival. Use the Auditorium entrance.

Orientation will include: an initial meeting with school personnel, an opportunity to meet some upperclassmen, group activities, receive their scheduled and locker assignments, a practice run of the school day, important information concerning West Branch High School, a T-shirt, food, fun and more.

The parents are invited to attend a parent meeting at 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium which will cover various topics and address any questions. All activities will be completed by 4 p.m. It is highly recommended that all incoming freshmen students be in attendance. This orientation allows for a great way to get acclimated to high school and prepare for a great year.

Upperclassmen who are new to the district will receive an orientation at 10 a.m. Aug. 23. Parents are welcome to attend this orientation with students. Report to the high school office.

For information call the high school at 330-938-2183.

United to honor HOF inductees

HANOVERTON– The United Local Wall of Fame Committee has selected the inductees for the 2019 year. The following inductees will join the ranks of those who have been honored for outstanding accomplishments to United Local. They are: Rebecca Weingart Farris, Class of 1995 (academic/career accomplishment); Maggie Miller, Class of 2009 (athletic accomplishment); Joel Newburn, Class of 2004 (academic/career accomplishment); John Pitts, Class of 1983 (academic/career accomplishment); and Richard Shultz, Class of 1967 (athletic accomplishment). Also to be recognized this year is the 1991-92 varsity basketball team which will receive the Golden Eagle Award. Team members include coaches Jim Meissner and Jeff Rutzky and players Scott Cope, Tom Thompson, Matt Ziegler, Rich Farmer, Chris Matheny, Cade Shoff, Nate Bell, Chip Weingart, Chris Johnson, Shane Todd and Gary Eichler.

All honorees will be introduced at 6:30 p.m. during the pregame at the home varsity football game on Friday, Sept. 13. An induction ceremony and dinner will be held at 6 p.m. Sept. 14 at the high school. Friends and family may join in celebrating this year’s inductees by making a dinner reservation no later than Aug. 31. The cost is $20. For children age 10 and under, the cost is $10. Make a reservation by contacting Janet Duvall by email at Janet.Duvall@united.k12.oh.us or by phone at 330-223-2823. Forms for nominating future inductees can be found on the high school website under Wall of Fame.

Alzheimer classes offered in Minerva

MINERVA–Alzheimer’s and dementia are a worrying prospect for the aging and those who care for them. Practical advice and reliable, up-to-date information can help. The Minerva Public Library will host a series of three educational and informational one-hour programs provided by the Alzheimer’s Association at 7 p.m. Tuesday evenings, beginning Aug. 27 at the library.

On Aug. 27, Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia explains the difference between the two conditions, discusses Alzheimer’s disease stages and risk factors, current research and treatment options, and the resources available through the Alzheimer’s Association.

On Sept. 3, Effective Communication Strategies explores how communication changes with the progress of the disease, how caregivers can decode verbal and behavioral messages from ones they care for, and strategies to communicate and connect at each stage of the disease.

On Sept. 10, Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers focuses on the different skills, programs, and services that will be needed as the disease develops, and how to plan to provide care and what resources are available to help.

These programs are free and open to everyone, but registration is required. Call the Alzheimer’s Association at 800-272-3900 to sign up for one, two or all three programs.

For information call the library at 330-868-4101. The Minerva Public Library is located at 677 Lynnwood Drive one block from U.S. Route 30. Visit the library online at www.minevalibrary.info, and follow the library on Facebook and Instagram.

Salem library to host craft class

SALEM–The Gettin’ Crafty class from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 9 at the Salem Public Library Quaker Room will feature Thankfulness Cards. Participants will create a lovely card to give to someone special they are thankful to have in their life. All materials will be provided and there is no cost to participate. Register online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or call the library at 330-332-0042 for registration assistance.

Skilled Trades Expo planned in Sept.

YOUNGSTOWN–The Builder’s Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania; Western Reserve Building Trades; Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull Educational Service Centers; and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber Foundation are partnering to host the first Mahoning Valley Skilled Trades Expo on Sept. 26 to give students in the region an opportunity to experience a variety of skills and talk to industry professionals about a pathway into the skilled trades.

To showcase a pathway for a future career, students attending can expect interactive displays from the skilled trades and state-of-the-art construction equipment simulators. Prizes, giveaways and lunch will be provided for all attending.

“Our industry leaders in the skilled trades have partnered to bring this impactful event to the Mahoning Valley. Students will have the opportunity to experience the industry firsthand by doing… not just seeing,” said Gary Hartman, association services director at the Builder’s Association of Eastern Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.

In addition, Jessi Combs, a native from the Black Hills of Rapid City, S.D., and a metal fabricator by trade, will keynote during the event. The automotive enthusiast, off-road extraordinaire and fastest woman on four wheels has been teaching her skills to millions of people on television for several years. She empowers many through the act of simply leading by example. Combs’ desire to show more women, youth and men alike that they, too, can build their ideas, go fast, get dirty, have fun and still be true to themselves, shines through everything she does in life. For more information, visit jessicombs.com.

The Mahoning Valley Skilled Trades Expo will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Canfield Fairgrounds and is open to students in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, Mercer and Lawrence counties. For more information about the Expo, visit mvskilledtrades.com. For sponsorship information, contact Gary Hartman at the Builder’s Association at 330-539-6050.

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