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ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Paving project begins Monday in Leetonia

Leetonia will start its paving project on East High Street from Main east to the village limits on East High at 7 a.m. Monday. Village administrator Gary Phillips is asking motorists to avoid this work area as the road will be closed most of the time. The community park also will be closed to vehicular traffic during the construction time. After the East High project is completed, the contractor will be paving Somer Street from Cherry to Lisbon Street. There will be a parking ban in effect during the work. R.T. Vernal Paving and Excavating will be doing the work.

Crystal meth support offered by FRC

The Family Recovery Center’s FRC’s Oxford House (also known as Eloise V. Traina Center of Hope) hosts a Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) meeting at 6 p.m. every Wednesday. CMA is a fellowship for those struggling with addiction to crystal meth. The group is open to anyone with a desire to stop using drugs. Members will meet each week to share experiences in a safe and supportive environment. Oxford House, located at 320 Benton Road, Salem, hosts 14 support meetings a week and continues to serve hundreds of recovering community members. To learn more about the support meetings offered, call 330-424-1468.

Local YSU students perform in production

The following local students at Youngstown State University perform in University Theater’s –An Evening with Billy Shakes.

Kyle Hudson of Kensington, a Theatre Studies major.

Mitchell Sharp of Beloit, a Theatre major.

The virtual production, directed by Matthew Mazuroski, associate professor of Visual and Dramatic Arts, is set for Friday, Saturday and Sunday April 9, 10, 11, 16, 17 and 18, with performances 7:30 p.m. each day and 2 p.m. matinees on Saturdays and Sundays.

The production will be available at https://www.showtix4u.com/events/YoungstownStateUniversity. Tickets may be purchased at the same site: single viewer $10; group viewing $25; YSU students, faculty, staff free with Banner ID.

Scenes will be performed from As You Like It, Much Ado About Nothing, Macbeth, Measure for Measure, Hamlet, A Midsummer’s Night Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Othello, Romeo & Juliet, Twelfth Night, The Two Gentlemen of Verona and Julius Caesar.

Angels for Animals Garage Sale slated

Angels for Animals will hold its 27th annual Gigantic Garage Sale April 23 through 25 at the Canfield Fairgrounds. The event will also feature food plus basket and 50/50 raffles. Masks are required and occupancy will be limited due social distancing. Early bird hours are from 9 a.m. to noon April 23 for $10 with wristbands on sale at 7 a.m. Regular hours are noon to 5 p.m. April 23 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 24 for a $2 entrance fee; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 25 with everything 50 percent off for free entrance; and 2:15 to 4 p.m. April 25 with all you can take for $10. For information visit angelsforanimals.org.

Raffles to raise funds family of SRMC staffer

The surgery staff of Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) will host a benefit fundraiser for Sue Shuman and her family by selling basket and 50/50 raffles from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 19 through 23 in the SRMC cafeteria. Tickets are $1 each, six for $5, or 25 for $15. The drawings will be held at 3 p.m., April 23. Winners need not be present.

Shuman works in the surgery department and her husband, Don Shuman, has been diagnosed with Multiple System Atrophy, a rare and debilitating neurodegenerative disorder. He is no longer able to work due to the effects of the disease, as the family faces the challenge of modifying and renovating their home to support his mobility needs.

Basket donations are accepted through April 9, while gift card and monetary donations will be accepted through April 16.

For information contact Lori Brooks or Marla Hughes at 330-332-7137.

Wildflower hike set at Beaver Creek

A Spring Wildflower Hike is scheduled for 9 to 11 a.m. April 17 at Beaver Creek State Park. Space is limited and registration required at beavercreekw@aol.com. BCWEC volunteers Cheryl Mattevi and Eileen Dray-Bardon will lead the hike to view early spring wildflowers and wildlife. The trail ranges from gentle to moderately steep and may be muddy. Dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes and bring a walking stick if preferred. The hike will be canceled if there is heavy rain. Meet at the basketball court in Beaver Creek State Park. All current COVID procedures will be followed. Wear masks and do not come if feeling sick. Hand sanitizer will be available for all participants at the beginning and end of the hike.

Alberts to sponsor Banquet in Salem

Dr. Harold and Becky Albert will sponsor the drive-thru Banquet in Salem from 5 p.m. until the food is gone (no later than 7 p.m.) April 12 at the Salem Memorial Building. Meals are limited to one per occupant of a vehicle and include meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, applesauce, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and cookies. Line up is behind the Memorial Building; do not park in the library lot. For information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Salem native part

of Findlay concert

Kasey Goodchild of Salem will participate in the University of Findlay Concert-Chorale and University Singers annual spring concert, “Jazzy Spring,” at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 11 via livestream. The concert will be free and livestreamed via UFTV’s YouTube Channel, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCts1hDk–sBfKmJ5gGysNJ4A.

The Concert-Chorale will be singing two choral jazz pieces which are George Shearing’s interpretation on Shakespeare’s classic stories, and Bob Chilcott’s “A Little Jazz Mass” based on the text of Ordinary Mass. Guest jazz musicians will be performing in these pieces with the Concert-Chorale.

University Singers will perform choral pieces by George Gershwin and Real Group, a renowned vocal jazz group.

The concert is conducted by SeaHwa Jung, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at UF.

Program to feature historical church

The Salem Historical will welcome Dr. Kelly Darney, adult education director at the county Career Center, to give a presentation via Facebook live at 7 p.m. April 13. She will present “A Bicentennial Parish History of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church” in Dungannon. To access the video, Facebook users can search for the Salem Historical Society’s Group page in the Facebook search bar. Note the presentation will appear in the group page, not the Historical Society’s Facebook page. The group’s icon features a photo of the Historical Society’s sign surrounded by daffodils. Those who do not have a Facebook account can access the presentation by visiting facebook.com/groups/TheSalemHistoricalSociety instead of searching on Facebook. Since the group is public, anyone can access the presentation. Copies of Darney’s book are available at the Historical Society gift shop. It is open by appointment on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings. The number is 330-337-8514. Those that would want to schedule a tour of the church, log cabin, and surrounding area can contact Joe McKarns, at 330-424-8165.

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