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ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Stark Memorial partnering

with Vital ICE life-saving app

SALEM — Stark Memorial Funeral & Cremation Services has invested back into the community in order to promote the saving of lives. The funeral home asks community members to download the Vital ICE (In Case of Emergency) app, from either the Apple App Store or Google Play, for their smart phone and enter in their code: #5139.

Stark Memorial Funeral & Cremation Services is making this potentially life-saving app available for free to download in the community as a way of showing their gratitude for allowing them to serve those in the community. Individuals can take a few minutes to download the Vital ICE app and fill in the information so that they are prepared in case of an emergency.

The app is available to the entire community, regardless of age. Questions about the app can be answered at www.vitalboards.com/vitalice.

In the event of an emergency, first responders can use the Vital ICE app to retrieve the user’s vital information. This information can then be easily taken on the ambulance to the hospital, or sent directly to the hospital from the Vital ICE app, where ER staff can further access this critical information.

Salem Public Library technology class to feature the use of Google maps

SALEM — Learn how to get the most out of the Google map features on a phone or computer during a technology class at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 23 in the Salem Public Library Quaker Room. Technology instructor Kathy Bennett will guide guests through the steps. Those attending are encouraged to bring a device to practice on.

Seating is limited and registration is required. Register online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or call the library for registration assistance at 330-332-0042. This class is open to the public and free of cost to attend. The class is provided through a Guiding Ohio Online grant made by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of Ohio.

Marilyn Mong to provide

’40s swing band sounds at SPL

SALEM — Sweeten the beginning of the New Year with music presented by Marilyn Mong during her “A Little Live Music” program from 2 to 3 p.m. Jan. 19 in the Salem Public Library’s Adult Reading room on the library’s upper level. Mong’s musical forte is 1940s Swing Band Music. No registration is needed to attend and the program is open to the public. Call the library at 330-332-0042 for information.

Dollar General in Damascus to mark opening with deals, prizes Saturday

DAMASCUS — Dollar General’s newest store at 28585 U.S. Route 62 is now open. In its new location, Dollar General will offer area residents a convenient new place to shop for everyday essentials at low prices.

Dollar General will celebrate the store’s official grand opening at 8 a.m. Saturday with free prizes and special deals. Additionally, the first 50 adult shoppers at the store will receive a $10 Dollar General gift card and the first 200 shoppers will receive a Dollar General tote bag with complimentary product samples, among other giveaways.

“Dollar General is committed to delivering a pleasant shopping experience that includes a convenient location, a wide assortment of merchandise and great prices on quality products,” said Dan Nieser, Dollar General’s senior vice president of real estate and store development. “We hope our area customers will enjoy shopping at Dollar General’s new location.”

Salem Public Library to host

Scrabble Tournament Jan. 18

SALEM– The Salem Public Library will host a Scrabble Tournament from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 18 in the Quaker Room. Official Scrabble Tournament Rules will be used. Players should be familiar with these rules before the tournament. A copy of the rules is available by visiting the library’s main circulation desk or online at www.salem.lib.oh.us.

The tournament is open to the adult public and participation is free of cost. Registration is required and may be done online at www.salem.lib.oh.us, or by stopping at any in-house circulation desk for sign up help, or by calling the library at 330-332-0042 for registration assistance.

First Christian Church to sponsor

Banquet in Salem Monday

SALEM– First Christian Church will sponsor the Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Salem Memorial Building. The menu will include chicken noodle soup, penne pasta and meatballs, green beans, tossed salad, fresh vegetables, fruit and ice cream sundaes. For information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Farmers National Banc Corp. completes merger with Maple Leaf Financial Inc.

CANFIELD – Farmers National Banc Corp. (“Farmers” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: FMNB), the holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Canfield (“Farmers National Bank”), announced Tuesday it completed the merger of Maple Leaf Financial Inc. (“Maple Leaf”), the holding company for Geauga Savings Bank (“Geauga”) into FMNB Merger Subsidiary III, LLC, a newly-formed, wholly-owned subsidiary of Farmers, and the merger of Geauga Savings Bank into Farmers National Bank.

“We are excited to complete this transaction, our fourth bank acquisition since 2015. In addition, we look forward to bring our successful community banking model to the attractive Geauga market and expand our profile in Cuyahoga County,” said Kevin J. Helmick, President & CEO of Farmers.

Farmers, headquartered in Canfield, now has $2.7 billion in banking assets, over $1.3 billion in trust assets, and operates 41 branches in Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania.

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