One-Stop schedules recruiting
for Things Remembered jobs
NORTH JACKSON - The One-Stop Workforce System of Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties has scheduled recruiting events in three counties for Things Remembered, the personalized gift retailer. The company is seeking to hire 20 permanent production teammates for its North Jackson distribution center.
Employees of Things Remembered enjoy steady hours and predictable schedules, quality training, 40 percent discount on purchases and more. The benefits package includes a 401K and medical, dental, short-term disability and life insurance. Positions are available on first and second shift and pay $8 an hour.
Employees must have a high school diploma or equivalent, possess excellent spelling skills, have basic computer and Windows skills and be able to work weekends and overtime. Previous layout and design experience is helpful.
A recruiting event is slated from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. today at the Trumbull County One-Stop, 280 N. Park Ave.
On Wednesday July 25, applicants can come to the Mahoning County One-Stop, Boardman Plaza, Route 224, Boardman, from 8 a.m. to noon.
On Tuesday July 31, applicants can visit the Columbiana County One-Stop, 7860 Lincole Place, Lisbon, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The One-Stop Workforce System is a collaborative partnership that brings together more than 30 organizations, services and programs that help job seekers and employers.
In addition to employment services and training programs, the One-Stop system provides job-related financial services to those who qualify. The Mahoning County One-Stop and Columbiana County One-Stop are operated by the Mahoning and Columbiana Training Association.
Salem Senior Citizens will
honor deceased members
SALEM- Deceased members will be honored when Salem Senior Citizens meet at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Memorial Building. A program will be presented by Steve Fazzini.
Historical Society Association's
dinner, meeting is Thursday
LISBON - The Columbiana County Historical Association's monthly dinner and meeting begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the county fairgrounds. A coverdish picnic is planned. Members will clean the museum in preparation for the upcoming county fair.
Public breakfast buffet will be
served at Masonic Building
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday at the Salem Masonic Building, 788 E. State St.
Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea. The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.
Iden Memorial Trap Shoot and
Breakfast scheduled Saturday
SALEM - The ninth annual Lowell Iden Memorial Trap Shoot and Breakfast is slated Saturday at the Salem Hunting Club, 549 Indiana Ave.
The all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7 to 11 a.m. The public is welcome. Raffles for gift baskets contain donated items from local merchants and a 50/50 raffle. Lunch will also be available for purchase.
Proceeds are donated for scholarships that are awarded each year to selected recipients who have chosen a major course of study in a field related to conservation.
This year's recipients were Lindsay Iler of Salem, Sarah Anderson of Hanoverton and Kayla Coldsnow of Beloit.
Tickets are available in advance by calling Janet Iden at 330-332-5765 or at the door.
Salem Library will present
'Flying with Star Wars'
SALEM - The Salem Public Library will present "Flying with Star Wars" where participants build lightsabers, fold paper origami-style Jedi Fighters and Millennium Falcons and use the Force to play games.
This free program, for students in first-sixth grades, begins at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library.
For more information or to register stop in or call 330-332-0042 option 3.
Kooltime Kruisers hosting
Midnight Car Cruise Saturday
COLUMBIANA - The Kooltime Kruisers will host a Midnight Car Cruise, from 9 p.m. to midnight Saturday, to drive out hunger at Pizza Hut in the Oakmont Plaza (rain or shine).
The entry fee for cars is $5 or five non-perishable food items to benefit Second Harvest Food Bank.
Admission to the show is free to the public, but spectators are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items. Sponsors of the Midnight Cruise are Brittain Chevrolet, Stadium GM, Columbiana Chrysler, and #1 Performance Center a division of Columbiana Cadillac, Chevrolet, Buick.
Special guests this year are the Ohio State Cars-A-team van, Bumble bee Transformer, The Bandit, Knight Rider and my 2005 General Lee Drifting movie car. Fans will have the opportunity to take their photo with their favorite Ohio State car. For more information on the Midnight Cruise contact Steve Zimmerman at 330-424-9503.
"This is our second year hosting a benefit cruise for Second Harvest, but our first late-night cruise," said Steve Zimmerman, president, Kool Time Kruisers. "The idea for a late-night cruise came about last year to encourage all car enthusiasts to come out and participate in this benefit show, in addition to the regular shows they participate in during the afternoon hours," said Zimmerman. For every $1 given, the food bank will be able to distribute $15 worth of food in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties.
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. For more information on how you can help feed hungry people in our community visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org.
Look?Nook Gift Shop
hosting Aug. 1 book signing
SALEM - The Look Nook Gift Shop at Salem Community Hospital is hosting a special book signing on Aug. 1. Local author Karen Biery will sign copies of her latest novel, "Chattels," from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
"Chattels" is set in the 1860s and tells the fascinating tale of George, a twice-captured slave from Oak Bend, Ga., who embarks on a journey to freedom with the help of abolitionists.
As George settles in the rural community of Salem, Ohio, he faces tribulations and constant pursuit. Local history buffs are sure to enjoy Biery's depiction of Salem and its role in the Underground Railroad.
Biery's other historical novels, "Believe" and "Pieces," are also available for purchase in the gift shop which is accessible by entering the hospital through the main lobby and taking the glass elevator to the second floor, or by taking the elevated walkway over State Street. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Winona Area Historical
Society will meet Aug. 2
WINONA -The Winona Area Historical Society plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 2 in the Winona Friends Meeting House. The community is invited to attend.
Sterling House will host
rummage sale on Aug. 3
SALEM - Sterling House will host a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 3. Proceeds will benefit the Alzheimer's Association. Table space is available for a $10 donation. For more information call 330-337-9096.
Getting Crafty class will
begin Aug. 13 at Salem Library
SALEM - A Getting Crafty class begins at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 13 in the Salem Public Library's Quaker Room.
Some scrapbooking materials and tools are available for use. Registration is required for this free program by stopping in or calling 330-332-0042.
Leetonia Shade Tree Comm.
pruning trees in curb lawn
LEETONIA - The Leetonia Shade Tree Commission is currently pruning trees in the curb lawn. They are removing the trimmings but not any others. There is no scheduled brush pick up by the village until later in the year.
Greenford School Alumni
Banquet will be held Aug. 18
GREENFORD - The 108th Greenford School Alumni Banquet will be held on Aug. 18 at Angels for Animals, 4750 W. South Range Road, Canfield.
The social hour begins at 5 p.m. followed by a buffet dinner at 6 p.m. Cost is $22 per person.
Members of the honored class of 1962 will receive their dinner for free. Reservations may be made by calling Stevie Kelly Coleman at 330-702-1161 before Aug. 7.
WB?Band 1990-1991 Alumni
Classes will meet for reunion
BELOIT - West Branch High School Band Alumni, Classes 1990-1999, will meet for a reunion from 3 to 7 p.m. Sept. 29 at Quaker Canyon Park on Valley Road in Damascus. For more information or to register, visit westbranchbandreunion.blogspot.com/, www.facebook.com/WestBranchHighSchoolBandAlumni, or e-mail Hilary Kimes Bernstein at email@example.com.
Crestview HS becomes part of
Paper Retriever Recycling
COLUMBIANA - Crestview High School is now part of the Paper Retriever Recycling program with two recycling bins located on the bus garage drive off of Crestview Road and the Rebel stadium parking lot. Paper Retriever is a community-based program that combines recycling and fund raising.
All paper products such as newspaper, magazines, catalogs, mail, folders, shredded paper, phone books, soft cover books should be placed in the yellow and green bins. No cardboard is accepted.
Community members interested in helping with this program are asked to deposit their paper, during school hours, by using the bin located on the bus garage drive. The funds generated from the paper recycling program will be used for student support.
Grande Parade applications available
SALEM - The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce announces that applications for the 2012 Grande Parade "Celebrating Your Heritage" to be held on Aug. 11 are available online at www.salemohiochamber.org or by calling the chamber office at 330-337-3473.
Deadline for submission is July 31.
The parade route has not changed from last year with line-up on North Union Avenue, Highland Avenue and East Sixth Street.
The parade will begin at the intersection of North Union Avenue and East State Street at 6 p.m. and units will proceed west through the downtown business district, and eventually turn right onto North Ellsworth Avenue and continue north to the Second Street Plaza area where they will disband.
The parade is held in conjunction with the Salem International Festival.
Real estate tax bills in the mail
LISBON Columbiana County Treasurer Nick Barborak announced that 2nd half 2011 real estate tax bills have been mailed. A total of 43,625 bills were issued.
If your taxes are included in your mortgage payment or if you have already paid for the full year, you will not receive a bill.
The payments must be postmarked or received by the Treasurer no later than Sept. 7, 2012. Barborak wants taxpayers to know that, even if they wish to wait until the last minute to pay their taxes, they do not have to make a special trip to the Courthouse.
Taxes will be considered timely if the payment is postmarked on or before the due date. The penalty for late payment is 10 percent of the outstanding tax.
Tax payments can also be paid at any Huntington Bank branch located in Columbiana County. To take advantage of this service, you must have your statement with you. The bank cannot accept partial payments.
Barborak also indicated that those who may have fallen delinquent should contact his office to make payment arrangements.
"We are always willing to work with property owners in this county who may have experienced hard times. It is better to enter into a repayment plan than to face foreclosure. It certainly can't hurt to call us," he said.
If you do not receive a bill or if you have any questions, contact the Treasurer's Office at 330- 424-9514.
SCC offering swim lesson program
SALEM - The Salem Community Center will host another session of its swim lesson program beginning on Oct. 6 and running every Saturday until Nov. 24.
Six Learn to Swim levels are available, along with a Mommy and Me level for infants and their parent. Cost is $70 for non-members and $55 for members. A multiple child discount is available.
To sign-up call 330-332-5885.
Victorian Players holding auditions
YOUNGSTOWN- The Victorian Players will hold auditions for its production of "Edgar Allan Poe's: The Masque of the Red Death" at 7 p.m. Aug. 6 and 7 at the theater, 702 Mahoning Ave.
Adapted and directed by J.E.Ballantyne Jr., the show calls for a large cast including several good character roles.
There are several main speaking roles along with numerous small speaking roles and roles with no dialogue at all.
Ballantyne calls it a costume extravaganza as the main part of the show takes place at the castle of Prince Prospero during a masquerade ball.
Performances are scheduled for Oct. 12 through 28 with two midnight shows on Saturday, Oct. 20 and 27. Auditionees will be reading from the script which is still in the process of being adapted. For information call 330-799-6176.
New Waterford Council will meet
NEW WATERFORD - Council will meet in special session in the community building at 6:45 p.m. today for action on the oil and gas lease proposal. The finance committee will meet afterward at 7 p.m.
Summer piano recital is Sunday
SALEM - The Wonderful World of Disney Music, the summer piano recital featuring the students of Jaccie Samu, begins at 3 p.m Sunday at the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church.
Selections and performers include:
"Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" and "Chim Chim Cheree from Mary Poppins," Elizabeth McCune in duet with Samu; "When She Loved Me from Toy Story 2" and "Circle of Life from The Lion King," Andrew Wilson; "April Showers from Bambi" and "When You Wish Upon A Star from Pinocchio," Max Skidmore in duet with Samu; "Someday My Prince Will Come from Snow White" and Allegro," Emma Hall; "Heigh Ho!" from Snow White and "Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo" from Cinderella, Harlee Garlock; "You Can Fly" from Peter Pan and "Chinese Painting," Cory Penick; "Let's go Fly a Kite" from Mary Poppins and "Theme from Winnie the Pooh," Emily Manski; "Kiss the Girl" from the Little Mermaid and "Be Our Guest: from Beauty and the Beast, Emma Janofa; "It's a Small World and "Little April Showers" from Bambi, Lauren Manski.
Lois Frost Piano/Organ Scholarship winners were Amanda Reiter, "Candle on the Water" from Pete's Dragon and "Arabesque;" and Samantha Wilson, "Theme from Beauty and the Beast, "Cruella DeVil " from 101 Dalmations and "Gypsy Dance by Firelight."
Closing remarks and certificate presentations will be given by Samu.