Columbiana County Ag Society elects directors to three-year terms

LISBON–The Columbiana County Agricultural Society held its annual election of Directors on Oct. 2 at the fairgrounds. The following individuals were re-elected to a three-year term, which expires in November of 2022, listed with their respective townships: John C. Wolf, Center Township; Paul Lease, Butler Township; Elmer Zimmerman, Franklin Township; and Jim Morris, Fairfield Township. Also elected to the board to serve a three-year term is new member Daniel Hawk, West Township. Hawk will be sworn in and begin the new term at the re-organizational meeting on Nov. 20.

Monday Night Writers group

to meet Oct. 21 at Canfield Library

CANFIELD– The Monday Night Writers will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Small Meeting Room at the Canfield Library, 43 W. Main St. Area writers, both published and unpublished, are invited to attend.

Led by professional writer Nancy Christie, author of “Rut-Busting Book for Authors,” “Rut-Busting Book for Writers,” “Traveling Left Of Center And Other Stories” and “The Gifts of Change,” the two-hour sessions offer an opportunity for members to get group feedback on “works-in-progress.”

For information contact Nancy Christie at nancy@nancychristie.com.

Go Wild in the Park program

to feature pumpkin carving lesson

SALEM– Be inspired to make this year’s pumpkin carving at your home amazing by learning tips and techniques for carving sculpted 3D pumpkins and jack-o-lanterns from local artist Ron Roberts during a “Go Wild in the Park” program at 2 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Salem Public Library Quaker Room. The program is open to the public and free of cost to attend. Registration is required and may be done online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or call the library at 330-332-0042 or Salem Parks and Recreation at 330-271-8913 for registration assistance.

Ron Roberts is a retired engineer whose lifelong hobbies have been related to various types of artwork, mostly self-taught. One of his hobbies has been wood carving. A few years ago he spotted some elaborately carved pumpkins online and was inspired to try it himself. Pumpkin carving for Roberts is now an annual activity that has permitted him to demonstrate pumpkin carving across Ohio.

Each month Salem Parks and Recreation Department and Salem Public Library host two educational and fun programs for the public to enjoy. Every “Go Wild in the Park” program is open to the public and free of cost to attend.

Leetonia First United Methodist

to hold drive by chicken dinner

LEETONIA–Leetonia First United Methodist Church, 50 Lisbon St., will hold its monthly drive by chicken dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. or until sold out on Oct. 17. The meal includes mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffed chicken breast, green beans and a brownie. To reserve a dinner, call 330-427-6856 between 2 to 4 p.m. the same day of the dinner and give a name and number, how many dinners to hold back and time when they will be picked up. Cost is $7 per meal.

Winona Ruritan Club makes plans

for pancake, sausage breakfast

WINONA – The Winona Ruritan Club met Sept. 24 at the Willow Grove Grange. President Rob Doyle Jr. called the meeting to order and led the group in singing “America.” Vice President Homer Althouse gave the Invocation. Willow Grove Grange members prepared and served a dinner of chicken gravy and biscuits.

Secretary Lee Stamp called the roll of members with 22 present. He then read the minutes of the August meeting and the September Board of Directors meeting. Treasurer Bob Doyle Sr. gave the August financial report.

The club sang “Happy Birthday” as a group to members born in August and September: David Gilliss, Scott Judy, Rob Doyle Jr., Jim Coy, Bob Lance, Gordon Dawes and Brent Woolf.

All members were given tickets to sell for the club’s Oct. 12 all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast. There will not be scrapple for sale. Posters to advertise the breakfast were passed out.

Election of officers and board of directors will be held at the Oct. 22 monthly meeting. The Nov. 12 meeting will be in celebration of Veterans Day. Each member is reminded to bring a veteran as their guest. The Ohio District’s Fall Convention is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 9. The Winona club has openings for four voting delegates. Tom Sanor has volunteered to line up the entertainment for the club’s Christmas dinner on Dec. 10.

Committee Chairman John Heinbuck gave an update on the club’s rifle and handgun raffle. Only 200 tickets will be sold. Posters were passed out to advertise the raffle.

No other business came before the club. Everyone present rose and pledged allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America.

Illusionist to perform at Minerva’s

Roxy Theatre on Saturday

MINERVA–The Legendary Illusions of Tim Angeloni will return to the Roxy Theatre at 7 p.m. Oct. 12, amazing and amusing all ages with wizardry ranging from large illusions to close-up magic, and often involving members of the audience.

For more than 35 years, Angeloni has been entertaining from Branson, Mo., to Atlantic City, N.J., to Pittsburgh, Pa. He has appeared on stage with such notables as The Box Tops, The Drifters, Martha and the Vandelas, country stars Joe Diffie and B.J. Thomas, and even acts from Ringling Brothers circus.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., and magic tricks will be available for purchase at the show.

Tickets cost $10 for age 12 and older, $5 for ages 6 to 11, and free for age 5 and younger and are available in advance from the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce office, 203 N. Market St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or at the door. Tickets can also be reserved by phone or email, 330-868-7979 or denise.freeland@minervachamber.org.

All seating is general admission and the Roxy is located at 120 N. Market St.

Salem Quaker descendants to offer panel discussion on Saturday

SALEM– The spiritual descendants of the Quakers who founded Salem continue to meet at Salem Friends Meeting House, 350 E. Sixth St. They will have a booth during Quakerfest on Oct. 12 and will then host a panel discussion of Quakerism at 4 p.m., followed by worship in Christ’s presence, then snacks and fellowship.

Acoustic rocker to perform

easy listening songs at library

SALEM– Masten Ferrier will entertain during the Salem Public Library’s “A Little Live Music” at 2 p.m. Oct. 20 in the Adult Reading Room. Relax at the library and enjoy Masten’s easy listening, acoustic rock sound. No registration is required. The program is open to the public and free of cost to attend. For information call the library at 330-332-0042.

Paranormal historian to speak about ghostly tales across the area

SALEM–“The Lesser-Known Ghosts of Columbiana County” is the title of paranormal historian Kimberly Frazier Mitchell’s talk to be held at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Salem Public Library’s Quaker Room. The evening will include ghostly tales like these: Is it possible there is a ghost in the Dale Shaffer Memorial Library? What has Mitchell discovered about the Leetonia Coke Ovens? Learn, too, about the methods Mitchell uses to research these haunting stories. Register online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or call the library at 330-332-0042. This ghostly program is open to the public and free of cost to attend.

Brightside Project to hold

third annual Masquerade Ball Oct. 19

SALEM – The Brightside Project, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Salem and devoted to reaching out to give hope to children who have experienced trauma, is hosting its third annual Masquerade Ball at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Salem Golf Club.

The event will feature an evening of fine wine, beer, hors devours, a mask judging contest, silent and Chinese auctions, a wine pull and a Booze Wagon raffle. Music will be provided by Melnick Productions DJ Services.

Some of the items to be auctioned off during the silent auction include an overnight stay and breakfast for two at Spread Eagle Tavern in Hanoverton, admission passes to the Oh Wow! Children’s Museum, Pymatuning Deer Park and the Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh and an assortment of gift cards to local restaurants.

“Children in Columbiana County and surrounding communities have experienced trauma, whether it’s a battle against hunger, poverty, drug abuse, neglect or complex emotional and mental health issues, they are hurting. Our mission at The Brightside Project is to create and implement events that give hope to these kids which creates in them resiliency and promotes healing. The Masquerade Ball will help us raise funds to continue our outreach efforts and give hope to these children,” Lisa Wallace, co-director, said.

Tickets for the ball are $40 each or tables of 8 are available for $300 and can be purchased online or by calling 234-564-0148.

For information on The Brightside Project or to purchase tickets, visit www.brightsideprojectohio.org.

SRMC physician and staff to lead health walk at Waterworth Memorial

SALEM–On Oct. 12 at 10 a.m., area residents are invited to join Family Medicine physician Dr. Joseph Rousher and Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) staff at a free community health walk in Salem’s Waterworth Memorial Park. Walkers will meet at the park’s band shell and hear a short health talk by Dr. Rousher, followed by a family-oriented walk through the park. The walk should last about an hour and participants are encouraged to walk at their own pace. Bottled water will be provided at the event by SRMC staff. In case of inclement weather, community health walkers should gather inside the entrance of the Salem Community Center.

For information contact SRMC Marketing at 330-332-7152. Joseph Rousher, D.O., is a Board certified Family Medicine physician affiliated with the Family Practice Center of Salem, 2370 Southeast Blvd. in Salem, 330-332-9961.