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March 1, 2013
Salem News

Dinner benefitting Cole Reed

will be held Sunday at VFW

WASHINGTONVILLE - A spaghetti dinner benefiting Cole Reed will be held from noon-6 p.m. Sunday at the Washingtonville VFW Post.

The spaghetti dinner benefit will be held at the VFW Post 5532, located at 575 Leetonia Road. The dinner will include penne pasta, bread, salad, dessert and a beverage. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 4-10. Children 3 and under are free. There will be a Chinese auction, door prize raffle and 50/50 drawing.

For information, contact Maryann Milsom, 330-427-2821; Elmer Milsom, 330-427-6977; or, Melina Puskarcik, 330-518-1464.

Leetonia Library will host

'Discover Antarctica' program

LEETONIA- The Leetonia Community Public Library will host a "Discover Antarctica" program at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday.

Mike Little of Leetonia will talk about his recent trip to the land. He will share a few of his spectacular photos and show a short film about a family sailing to the Palmer Peninsula. No registration is needed for the free event which is open to anyone ages 12 and up. Students are encouraged to attend.

United Local Athletic

Booster Club will meet

HANOVERTON - United Local's Athletic Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the high school library.

DAHS Class of 1946-47 will

meet for lunch on March 7

LISBON- The David Anderson High School classes of 1946 and 1947 are invited to lunch at 11:30 a.m. March 7 at the Taste of Country.

'Chicken on the Run' dinners

will be sold on March 7

SALEM - "Chicken on the Run" drive-thru chicken dinners will be available from 4 to 6 p.m., or until sold out, on March 7 at the First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave. Cost is $7.

Salem UCT Council #590

will meet for dinner

SALEM - Salem United Commercial Travelers Council #590 will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. March 13 at Perkins Restaurant. The business session and election of officers follows.

NRA certified instructors

teaching concealed carry class

SALEM - National Rifle Association certified instructors are teaching a concealed carry class on March 17 at the Salem Hunting Club. Pre-registration is required by calling 330-332-9847 or

Youngstown RR Model Assoc.

hosting spring flea market

NILES - The Youngstown Model Railroad Association is sponsoring its annual spring flea market from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 10 at McMenamy's Banquet Hall, 325 Youngstown- Warren Road (US Route 422).

The show includes 185 dealer tables of merchandise and equipment for all model railroad scales and general railroad interests. Admission is $5 for adults and free for children under 12.

A three rail "O" gage layout, courtesy of the Western Reserve Modular Railroad Club, will be operating.

All Christmas decorations from

cemeteries must be removed.

SALEM - All Christmas decorations at Grandview and Hope cemeteries must be removed by March 15 or they will be discarded.

Salem Community Center

offering lifeguard training

SALEM - The Salem Community Center is offering a lifeguard training course from April 15-26. Classes will run from 5 to 8 on weeknights.

Cost is $220 for members and $260 for non-members. Upon completion participants will receive lifeguard training, first aid, and professional rescuer certifications. To register call 330-332-5885.

Free ballroom dance lessons

hosted by Boardman HS

YOUNGSTOWN - Free ballroom dance lessons for area high school students, sponsored by USA Dance, will be hosted by Boardman High School.

Lessons will be held from 10 a.m. to noon March 9 and 16. Participants must be current Mahoning, Columbiana or Trumbull County high school students. Participants are asked to enter through the gym door at Boardman High School, 7777 Glenwood Ave, Youngstown.

Advance registration is required. Registration forms are available at your high school office or may be downloaded from For more information contact Stephen Barba at or 330-502-5492.

Memorial Building Spring Bazaar is March 15 and 16

SALEM - The Salem Memorial Building Association is hosting its annual Spring Bazaar from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 15 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 16. Eight foot tables and two chairs are provided for vendors at a cost of $25 for both days.

Various crafts, candies, baked goods and other interesting items will be available for purchase. To reserve a table or for more information call the Memorial Building at 330-332-5512.

Sparkle customers can

held Check Out Hunger

SALEM - Through March 31, Sparkle Market customers will have the opportunity to Check Out Hunger and feed hungry families in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. Customers may tear off a $1, $5 or $10 coupon available at the register that will be added to their grocery bill. Customers may also donate non-perishable food items by placing them in the collection bin at the front of the stores.

Last year, Sparkle Markets raised $5,100 through the donation coupons, which enabled the food bank to distribute $76,500 worth of food to people right here in the Mahoning Valley.

"We greatly appreciate the continued support of Sparkle Markets through this campaign, in addition to their year-round food donations and participation in other special events and campaigns that help provide food to those in need in our community," said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank.

Harvest for Hunger is a month-long food and funds drive that takes place in 21 counties of northeast Ohio and benefits four Feeding America food banks including Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley. All funds raised and food collected in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties remain in our community to feed friends and neighbors. Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley distributes food to 153 hunger relief organizations in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. These organizations include church pantries, homeless shelters and soup kitchens, shelters for battered women and after-school programs. To learn more about how you can get involved in the Harvest for Hunger campaign visit or call 330-792-5522.

Damascus Community Center

Park accepting mowing bids

DAMASCUS - The Damascus Community Center Park, 164 Georgetown-Damascus Road, is accepting mowing bids for the upcoming season. Contact Jerry Hollback at 330-537-8647 for a bid sheet, due March 21.

County will apply for funding

under CDBG Small Cities

LISBON - Columbiana County intends to apply to the Ohio Development Services Agency for funding under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Small Cities Program, a federally funded program administered by the state.

The county is eligible for $400,000 of fiscal year 2013 Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) funding, provided the county meets the applicable program guidelines.

A public hearing will be held at 10 a.m. March 14 at the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County Inc., 7880 Lincole Place, Lisbon.

During this meeting, citizens will lean about the CHIP program, how it may be used, what activities are eligible, and other important program requirements.

Federation of Conservation

Clubs offering scholarships

The Columbiana County Federation of Conservation Clubs is announcing that applications are now available for its annual scholarships.

The applications are available in all county high school guidance counselor's offices, or by contacting Tom Butch and requesting a copy of the application.

Students who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply: graduating high school seniors or current college students in good standing; who intend to major, or are currently majoring in, agriculture, biology, environmental science, wildlife conservation, or a closely related field of study; and are a resident of Columbiana County.

Three scholarships of $1,000 each will be awarded. For further information contact Butch at 330-337-8444.

Decorations need removed from Franklin Square Cemetery

LEETONIA - Salem Township trustees are requesting that all cemetery decorations at Franklin Square Cemetery be removed by April 1 for spring clean-up.

Summer decorations may be placed after May 1.



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