Columbiana Boosters will meet today
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Athletic Boosters will meet at 7:30 p.m. today in the High School Commons.
United Class of 1960 will meet Thursday
HANOVERTON - The United High School Class of 1960 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Thursday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Salem Eagles hosting corn hole tournament
SALEM - The public is invited to a corn hole tournament which begins at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at the Salem Eagles Club on North Ellsworth Avenue. The entry fee is $5.
American Girl Tea planned at library
COLUMBIANA - A few seats are still available for the American Girl Tea to be held from 2 to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Columbiana Public Library. Girls ages 8 to 12 and their mothers are invited. Activities are based on the American Girl book series.
There will be crafts, refreshments, games and tea Pre-registration is required. For more information or to register call the library at 482-5509 or stop in at 332 N. Middle St.
Salem Library presenting Sgt. Sheets
SALEM - The Salem Public Library will host an informational program on drug awareness presented by Detective Sergeant John Sheets of the Columbiana County Drug Task Force at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 in the library's Quaker Room at 821 E. State St.
The program, which will include a question and answer segment, is designed to give adults a greater understanding of the status of illegal drug activity in the community. Registration is required for this event that is open to the public and free of cost. For more information stop in or call the library at 330-332-0042.
Amateur Radio Assoc. will meet on Oct. 16
LISBON - The Lisbon Area Amateur Radio Association will hold its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 16 at the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency, 215 S. Market St. Guests are welcome.
Historical Society will present appraisal
DAMASCUS - The Damascus Area Historical Society will hold an appraisal fair as part of its regular monthly meeting which begins at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 in the Pearce House meeting room.
Anyone wishing to bring an item for appraisal should call Fred White at 330-537-4182 to register the item. There is a $5 donation asked for each item.
United Class of 1961 will meet on Oct.16
HANOVERTON - United Local Class of 1961 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Oct. 16 at Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Former Bank?One employees will meet
SALEM - Bank One retirees and former employees will meet for lunch at noon Oct. 16 at Copeland Oaks.
Columbiana Chamber hosting Showcase
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting residents and businesses to the Fall Business Showcase at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 17 at Rance Industries, 1361 Heck Road (Columbiana Industrial Park).
Light refreshments will be provided by EZ-Doh owner Ginny Perkins. Presentations will be given by Crystal Dragon Family Martial Arts Center, Valley Office Solutions, Warrick-Kummer-Rettig Funeral Home, Rance Industries and Foster Pattern Works Inc. A plant tour will be offered by showcase host National Heat Exchange. Cost is $5 for non-chamber members.
Former telephone operators will meet
SALEM - Former AT&T-Ohio Bell Telephone Operators will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
DAHS Class of 1957 will meet on Oct. 18
LISBON - The David Anderson High School Class of 1957 will meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Taste of Country.
Greenford Class of 1958 will meet
GREENFORD - The Greenford High School Class of 1958 will meet for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. All members and guests are welcome.
SAVNA will offer flu shots on Oct. 18
COLUMBIANA - The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association (SAVNA) will offer flu shots from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 18 at Whispering Pines Village. Cost is $20. No appointment is necessary. For more information call 330-482-9400.
St.?John Church holding Octoberfest
SUMMITVILLE - Octoberfest will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 21 at St. John Church Hall featuring bingo, prizes and a country store. A turkey dinner will be served family-style with all the trimmings. Cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for under 6. Carryouts are available for $10.50.
The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will administer flu shots from noon to 3 p.m. Cost is $20, and free to Medicare and Anthem Senior Advantage clients who must bring their card as proof. Other insurances may cover the cost however you must pay at the time of the shot and present your receipt to your insurance company.
Patrol offering community shield training
LISBON -The Ohio State Highway Patrol is offering community shield training so citizens can be "extra sets of eyes and cars" for the officers.
Classes will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Lisbon Patrol Post, 9423 state Route 45. Sergeant Todd McDonald will lead the class which will cover instruction in impaired driver detection, criminal patrol, homeland security and human trafficking. This training is geared toward educating community members in how they can assist local law enforcement and troopers combat the crime and safety issues in local communities.
Participants will be given a complimentary license plate bracket at the conclusion of the training. To register call 330-424-7823. Oct. 17 is the registration deadline.
Patrol will be increasing enforcement
LISBON - The Ohio State Highway Patrol's District 4 section which includes the Ashtabula Post, Canfield Post, Chardon Post, Hiram Post, Lisbon Post, Ravenna Post, and Warren Post, will be increasing enforcement efforts through the end of the year.
Coordinated and sustained enforcement and education efforts focusing on traffic safety, crash reduction and saving lives are currently in progress. Efforts during "October Surprise" include Community Shield Training.
Efforts next month's "November to Remember" will include a coordinated 48-hour multi-county enforcement campaign. Ashtabula, Trumbull, Mahoning, and Columbiana counties will be featured in this unprecedented "Shield 4 Safety" campaign.
Efforts during December's "Decisive December" will include enforcement and education targeting the holiday season and the dangers traditionally associated with this time of year.
The district has six "All Out Days" scheduled during these last three months of 2012. "All Out Days" are enforcement days when every available uniformed officer is working the road.
Salem Chamber hosting Taste in Salem
SALEM - The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce has announced that the 16th annual Taste in Salem event begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Salem Golf Club. Part of the fund raiser's proceeds benefit the United Way campaign of Northern Columbiana County. Tickets are $30 per person and available at the chamber office on East State Street. Tickets are $35 at the door.
Cuisine from restaurants throughout Columbiana County will be enjoyed by attendees. The annual Diamond Drop, sponsored by Troll's Jewelry, is another feature of the evening that has become a crowd favorite. The 50/50 drawing and the Chinese auction showcase items from area businesses that have donated to this most worthy cause.
A new event for 2012 will be an auction of selected items by local auctioneer, Harry Hofmeister. The audience will again vote on their favorite foods in the categories of "Best Sweet," "Best Savory," "Best Overall" and "Best Presentation."
Each year, the "Heart and Soul" award is given to an individual in Salem who exemplifies service to the community. The 2012 honoree is Jack Yarnell, Salem Summer Concert coordinator.
Master of Ceremonies for this year's event will be Janet Keene and Frank Zamarelli who serve as co-chairmen for the chamber's events committee. George W.S. Hays, director of the Northern Columbiana County United Way, will be assisting with the Diamond Drop competition.
For more information or to purchase tickets call the chamber at 330-337-3473.
Benefit spaghetti dinner set for Oct. 27
EAST PALESTINE - A benefit spaghetti dinner for East Palestine High School student Devon Richael is slated 4 to 8 p.m. Oct. 27 at the Columbiana First United Methodist Church.
Carryouts are available. Tickets are sold in advance only by calling 330-881-7117. Cost is $10 for adults and $7 for ages 2 to 10.
First Friends hosting Trunk-or-Treat
SALEM - The First Friends Church is hosting its fifth annual Trunk-or-Treat to the city of Salem and surrounding communities from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 27. Those attending are asked to bring a canned or boxed food item as admission, which will benefit the food pantry.
This fun-filled event in a Christian atmosphere features many theme-decorated vehicles (filled with candy, prizes and Bibles), hay rides, cookies, and cider.
In addition to the annual Trunk-or-Treat, the church offers sports leagues in its Family Life Center for adults and children, an annual Christian Easter egg hunt, a week of Bible school each summer, the Awana Bible Club (including free Awana meals) for children on Wednesday nights, the after school program for Buckeye Elementary students, and many other weekly programs and small groups. Worship services begin at 8:30 and 11 a.m. Sunday (child care is provided at 11 a.m).
Train rides available during Jamboree
ORRVILLE - Train rides are available during the Jumpin' Pumpkin Jamboree on Oct. 27 sponsored by the Orrville Railroad Heritage Society. Trains leave from the McGill Street crossing at 245 McGill St. from noon to 4 p.m. Trains will run, rain or shine. Tickets at the trackside are $2 for adults and $1 for children under 12. Refreshments will be available for sale at trackside along with other items of interest.
The Orrville Depot Museum at 145 S. Depot St. will be open featuring a collection of railroad artifacts. The gift shop will also be open. For more information visit www.orrvillerailroad.com.
'A Halloween Spook-tacular' scheduled
SALEM - The Salem Storybook Museum will host "A Halloween Spook-tacular!" from noon to 2 p.m. Oct. 27 at Kent State University City Center.
Robert Viencek, the fund-raising chairman for the museum, is in charge of the event while Janis Yereb, the museum's curator, will design the program. It will include witches reading stories to the children, a hands-on food project, an art project, refreshments, and a take-home gift. Children will also be told about the museum's art collection and will see some of the artwork. Cost is $ 5 per child.
"This program is geared to children from ages 5 to 10," said Viencek. "Plus we're encouraging the children to dress up in their favorite Halloween costume. If the weather is permitting, we'll do a short 'costume parade' on the plaza in front of Kent City Center. We've done it before, and the children really enjoy it."
Yereb added, "Our museum is about reading and art. As an art instructor for many years, I know how gratifying it is for children to actively create their own artwork. This could be paint, crayons, clay-whatever. Something magical happens in art! Plus we're so grateful to Kent City Center. This is a great place for such a party."
The Halloween party is limited to 24 children. Parents are encouraged to stay at the party and will be treated to refreshments. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 330-332-4723. Guests are asked to enter the center from the rear of the property.
Vaccinations total 158 at the CCC&TC
LISBON - Wesley Vins, health commissioner for the Columbiana County Health Department, reported that a total of 158 dogs and cats were vaccinated at the rabies prevention clinic on Oct. 6 at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center.
Vaccinations were given by Dr. Gordon Schmucker, D.V.M. and his staff from the Lisbon Veterinary Clinic Inc. Another rabies prevention clinic will be held in the spring.
SHS frosh selling NYC charter bus seats
SALEM - The Salem High School freshmen class is selling seats on a charter bus to New York City. The bus will leave Salem at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 30 and arrive in NYC at 8:30 a.m. Dec. 1.
Participants will have all day in NYC to do as they please. The bus will depart NYC at 9 p.m. Saturday and return to Salem around 5 a.m. Sunday. For more details or tickets contact Jennifer Polen at 330-332-2917.
Trunk or Treat set at First Church of Christ
EAST PALESTINE - The First Church of Christ at 20 W. Martin St. will hold its annual Trunk or Treat from 6 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28 in the church parking lot.
This is a free event and all children are welcome to attend in a costume with their families. There will be decorated trunk loads of candy, games to play and refreshments.
Dr. Bond will discuss shale drilling
EAST LIVERPOOL - Dr. S. Tom Bond will speak at 6 p.m. today in the Slak Shak at Kent State University East Liverpool, 400 E. Fourth St. Dr. Bond, who is a member of the Guardians of the West Fork, the WV/Pa Monongahelia Area Watershed Compact, and keeps in contact with other central West Virginia watershed organizations, will speak on the topic "Externalized Cost of Shale Drilling."