CCCTC students create frames for murals and assist with mounting

Two large oil murals on canvas that hung in Salem Farmer’s Bank since its construction in 1946 have a new home with the Salem Historical Society in the Dale Shaffer Building. Students in Mr. Bricker’s Construction Tech Class at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center created frames and prepared the murals for mounting. The murals were designed to depict the local flavor of the community, including specific jobs. The murals had been saved by Earl Miller who had an office on the second floor of the bank building. His family donated the murals to the historical society following his death. Two other murals were donated to the Salem High School and hung in the library until its recent remodel. The Salem Historical Society is interested in locating these murals, but to date, they have not been found. Shown above, CCCTC students who worked on the former Farmer’s Bank murals, from left, Jacob Prendergast, Mathew Ward, Connor Hicks, Christopher Brown and Zachary Stock. Not pictured is Galen Damron. (Submitted photo)