Wednesday Night Bingo set at Saxon Club
SALEM - Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday for Wednesday Night Bingo at the Saxon Club, 1980 state Route 9. Early bird games start at 6:30 p.m. The kitchen will be open featuring this week's special, chicken salads and pickled eggs with beets. Hot dogs, coney dogs, sloppy joes, assorted desserts and free coffee will also be available.
Proceeds will be directed to the Saxon Club Scholarship Fund which benefits youth from the entire area, not just Salem. For more information contact Annette Jermolenko at 234-564-5964.
Fish fry planned in Guildford Lake
GUILFORD LAKE The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Guilford Lake Ruritan Club on Route 172 at Hanna Drive. Cost is $10 per person.
Food distribution set in Salem Friday
SALEM The Second Harvest Food Bank distribution is slated from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, 15096 W. Middletown Road. Those attending are reminded to bring containers.
Yard sale planned at Salvation Army
SALEM - The Ladies Home League is sponsoring an inside yard sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Salvation Army, 1249 N. Ellsworth Ave. Lunch will be served beginning at 11 a.m. featuring homemade potato soup, hot dogs and baked goods. Among the items available include household items, clothing, toys and books.
Breakfast offered at North Benton church
NORTH BENTON - The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat breakfast from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday at North Benton Presbyterian Church. Cost is $6.50 for adults, $3.50 for ages 6 to 13 and free for 5 and under.
Forester to lead trail hike Saturday
EAST LIVERPOOL - Local forester Dan Bartlett will lead a workshop hike on the trail behind the Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Participants will learn how to identify some of the common woodland trees. Bartlett will discuss different forestry and woodland management practices. Wear comfortable hiking shoes and clothes and bring insect repellent. For more information visit beavercreekwildlife.org.
Strawberry festival set at Salem Masons
SALEM - The public is invited to a strawberry festival from 4:30 to 7 p.m. July 19 at the Salem Masonic Temple, 788 E. State St. Sponsored by Amaranth, cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children, and free for under 3. The building is equipped with a handicap accessible elevator.
Antique show planned Saturday
SALEM - The Salem Kiwanis Club will sponsor its 50th annual antique and craft show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 19 in Centennial Park. Admission is free to the public. Dealer/vendor spaces are still available for $65 each online at clubrunner.ca/salemkiwanis or by calling and leaving a message at 330-332-7748. This annual event is the club's major fundraising project and provides the funds that enables them to serve the community. This year will include more food vendors and also over 50 auction items and baskets to raffle off. Special music for this year's show will feature Stormin' Norman from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Terry Kreps from 2 to 4 p.m. Special games for the children will be held throughout the day.
Salem school clothes sign-ups planned
SALEM - Church Women United is again hosting its back-to-school clothing sign-ups at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church Education Building, 251 S. Broadway Ave.
The program is open to children of low-income families residing in the Salem School District who are entering Head Start through eighth grade this fall. The parent/guardian is required to bring two proofs of income and residency, the child's name, age, birth date and school grade.
Sign-ups will be held from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. July 23 and 24; from 9 a.m. to noon and 3 to 6 p.m. July 25; and 1 to 3 and 4 to 6 p.m. July 31. Childcare is not provided.
Seats open for bus trip to racino
COLUMBIANA - Seats are still available for the bus trip to the Hard Rock Racino on July 27. Cost is $35 per person and includes $15 in free play and a $5 food voucher. The reservation deadline is July 13. The trip is sponsored by NorthEast Ohio All Stars. Checks should be made out to "NEO Boosters."
Two North Canton buses depart from the Home Depot at 4873 Portage St. at l p.m. The Columbiana bus departs from NEO All Stars gym at 1390 Wardingley Ave. at 12:30 p.m. All three buses depart the casino at 8:30 p.m.
For reservations contact the North Canton departure with Jennifer Slates at 330-754-8339 or the Columbiana departure with Rita Sloan at 724-813-9199.
Leetonai preschool takes applications
LEETONIA - Leetonia Bears To Bee Preschool is now accepting applications for the 2014-15 school year. A two-day morning class, a three-day morning class, and also a five-day afternoon class are available. For more information contact Michele Painter at 330-427-6075.
Life Line screening set in Greenford
GREENFORD The Greenford Christian Church at 11767 Lisbon Road will host a Life Line screening on July 17.
Packages start at $149. All five screenings take 60 to 90 minutes to complete. For more information regarding the screenings or to schedule an appointment call 877-237-1287 or visit lifelinescreening.com. Pre-registration is required.
Seats open for New York bus trip
SALINEVILLE - Seats are still available for the "Red Eye" bus trip to New York City, sponsored by the Salineville/Southern Alumni Community Scholarship Foundation. The motor coach will leave Southern Local School at 11:58 p.m. Sept. 12 and return at approximately 5 a.m. Sept. 14. Cost is $100 per person, and is non-refundable. All proceeds will be used for Southern Local student scholarships. For more information call Tracey Reeder at 330-223-1528 or Connie Beadnell at 330-679-2224.
Brush-Up/GED classes begin July 15
LISBON - Columbiana County Career and Technical Center's ABLE program will begin free Academic Skills Brush-Up/GED classes in Lisbon, Salem, and East Liverpool on July 15. ABLE is also offering Introduction to Health Care Sciences. This free class covers basic anatomy, biology, medical terminology, and contextualized mathematics and is offered to anyone who is considering an education in the health care field. Both courses are open to adults 19 and older and 16, 17, and 18 year olds with additional documentation. For more information call 330-424-9561 Ext. 190.
Making Kids Count golf outing planned
BOARDMAN - The fourth annual Making Kids Count golf outing is slated Aug. 16 at Mill Creek Golf Course. Registration begins at 11 a.m. and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to noon. There will be a shotgun start at noon. Cost of the outing is $75 per golfer, $300 per foursome. This cost covers 18 holes of golf with cart, lunch and dinner, which is catered by Barry Dyngles (real southern style barbecue) and all beverages. Dinner tickets only are $25.
The winning foursome will have their entry fees returned along other prizes valued at $100 per golfer. There will also be a closest to pin, longest drive contest, and a chance auction with many prizes. To participte call or email Making Kids Count at 330-758-3434 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem Grande Parade aplications taken
SALEM - The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce recently sent past Grande Parade participants an application for the 2014 event that will be held on Saturday, Aug. 9. This year's theme will be "The Dog Days of Summer" with the military section of the parade honoring Vietnam veterans. The parade will step off at 6 p.m. at the corner of North Union Avenue and East State Street and proceed through downtown Salem. The parade will turn right on Ellsworth Avenue and disband at the Second Street Plaza.
Organizations, churches and businesses are welcome to participate and those interested in an application are asked to go to the chamber's website and download the information at salemohiochamber.org or call 330-337-3473.
East Palestine hosts drug program
EAST?PALESTINE - A public presentation on drugs, featuring the Columbiana County Drug Task Force and other local enforcement agencies, will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the East Palestine community center in the village park. Hosted by the East Palestine Masonic Lodge, the event will include a presentation by DTF Director Brian McLaughlin from 2 to 3 p.m. From 3 to 4 p.m. there will be a program featuring three to four drug dogs, including Jesy from the county sheriff's office and Toney from the East Palestine department.
Salem school board to meet Friday
SALEM - The board of education will hold its regular meeting at 8 a.m. Friday in the administration office.