Utilities Commission will meet Friday
SALEM - The Salem Utilities Commission will meet at 3 p.m. Friday to discuss the city of Salem, Ohio Local 560 Utilities Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO, July 2, 2011 agreement.
The meeting will take place in the utilities department conference room.
Salem BOE schedules special meeting
SALEM - The city school board will hold a special meeting at 7 a.m. Friday in board offices and adjourn into executive session for the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion or compensation of an employee or official, or the investigation of charges against an employee or officials, or regulated individual unless the employee, official or regulated individual requests a public hearing. No action will be taken.
Afterwards, the board will reconvene and take action on some unrelated classified and certified issues, and the approval of student handbooks.
Leetonia Library Trustees will meet
LEETONIA- The Leetonia Community Public Library Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the library to discuss a personnel issue.
Banquet in Salem will be served today
SALEM - The Fourth Thursday Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the Memorial Building. The meal will be sponsored by Friends of the Banquet.
The menu offers penne pasta with meatballs, salad, green beans, fresh fruit and vegetables, and ice cream sundaes.
Mile Branch Grange Fair opens today
ALLIANCE -The 56th annual Mile Branch Grange Fair kicks off this evening at the fairgrounds located on Knox School Road, three miles east of Alliance, across the road from Perkins Restaurant.
Admission is $7 per day for ages 6 and older which includes Big O Amusements.
The fun starts for fairgoers with bingo at 6 p.m. today followed by a pedal tractor pull at 6:30 p.m. and the tractor pull at 7 p.m.
Activities on Friday include a car show from 4 to 7 p.m.; bingo at 6 p.m., a pedal tractor pull at 6:30 p.m. and the tractor pull at 7 p.m.
Kid's Day starts at 2 p.m. Saturday followed by the baby contest, at 4 p.m. Events continue with the corn hole tournament at 5:30 p.m.; bingo at 6 p.m.; Thrillogy from 6 to 8 p.m.; the hog wrestling contest at 8 p.m.; and fireworks, 10:30 p.m.
Although no dinners will be served this year, new food items will be available.
ELHS Class of 1957 will hold reunion
EAST LIVERPOOL - The East Liverpool High School Class of 1957 will hold its 55th class reunion this weekend. Reservations are still being accepted by calling 330-864-2997 or 330-385-2547.
A dinner dance begins at 6 p.m. Saturday at the East Liverpool Country Club followed by a picnic at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Thompson Park.
Crestview BOE will meet Monday
COLUMBIANA - A special meeting of the Crestview Local Board of Education begins at 6 p.m. Monday in the music suite at the high school.
County Fair Bike Night is July 31
LISBON - The third annual Columbiana County Fair Bike Night starts at 4 p.m. July 31. Judging and games begin at 7 p.m. at the fairgrounds featuring door prizes and awards.
There have been three new categories added for Best in Show Awards.
The 10 categories are: Trike, Trailer, British Custom, "Chopper," "Bobber," Sport, Custom, Cruiser, Stock and Pre 1980 95 percent Stock.
For more information call Amanda Moore McKenzie at 614-592-1390.
Public invited to Family Funfest
SALEM - The public is invited to the Family Funfest at the Solid Rock Community Church, 1780 Franklin Ave., to be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1-3.
There will be Bible stories, music, crafts, games, giveaways, refreshments and a bounce house for children. For more information or transportation call 330-332-0990.
Volunteer Firemans Festival is Aug. 4
GREENFORD - The 67th annual Green Township Volunteer Firemen's Festival kicks off at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 4 on the lawn at the Greenford Bobcat Space Center on Route 165.
There will be spot drawings every half hour. The four grand prizes include $500, a flat screen TV, a gas grill, and digital camera.
Yard sale will benefit HSCC
SALEM - The Gina McQuillan State Farm Agency is sponsoring a yard sale fund raiser from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 4 at 1285 E. Pidgeon Road.
All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Columbiana County. The HSCC will have pets available for adoption on site.
Sebring?Legion holding breakfast
SEBRING -American Legion Post 76 will hold its monthly all-you-can-eat breakfast from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 5. Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children.
Pancakes, french toast, biscuits, toast, scrambled eggs, bacon, ham, link sausage, gravy, and beverages will be served. Proceeds will go toward the annual Sebring Harvest Home Festival to be held Oct. 5-7.
Along with this breakfast, the Sebring Harvest Home Festival is sponsoring a scavenger hunt and poker run.
Cost is $25 per bike. Sign-ups begin at 9:45 a.m. and the first bike out is at 11 a.m. For more information call 330-938-9082.
Driving school holding classes at SHS
SALEM - AAA Driving School will hold classes at Salem High School from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 10-17. Cost is $340 ($320 for AAA).
Registration forms are available in the high school office. Students from surrounding schools are welcome. For more information call 330-277-0052.
Family 'exploration' event is Aug. 11
EAST LIVERPOOL - The Columbiana County Conservation Partners is hosting its fifth annual "Explore the Outdoors With Your Family Because Time Together Counts."
This free event, scheduled from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 11 at Beaver Creek State Park, has something for the whole family. Activities include electro-fishing demos, stream sampling, nature walks, wildlife displays, crafts, games, music and much more.
A free lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and prizes will be given throughout the day. For more information call Tom Butch at 330-337-8444.
Salem seventh-grade orientation set
SALEM - Seventh-grade orientation at the Salem Junior High School begins at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 in the auditorium. A review of the school handbook, schedule and daily routine will be discussed. Students will have the opportunity to explore the building as well.
Any eighth-grade student new to the district is also encouraged to attend.
All seventh-grade students must have an immunization record on file prior to the first day of school. Students may bring their immunization record with them to the orientation.
Deming Girls reunion luncheon planned
SALEM - All former Deming Company and Crane Deming Company female employees are invited to attend the annual Deming Girls reunion luncheon at noon Aug. 16 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
For further information call Joan Lora at 330-332-5263 or Elma Dixson at 330-332-4528.
Calvary United Methodist holding sale
NORTH LIMA - The Calvary United Methodist Church in North Lima will hold a community yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 15. The rain date is Sept. 22.
Vendors are needed. To reserve a space call 330-482-4824 and leave your name and phone number; your call will be returned. A single space 12x12 is $15 and a 12x24 is $20. Vendors must supply their own tables. Proceeds will be used for taking youth on a mission trip.
Golf Classic is Aug. 13 at Tippecanoe CC
EAST LIVERPOOL -River Valley Health Partner's East Liverpool City Hospital 19th annual Golf Classic is slated Aug. 13 at the Tippecanoe Country Club in Canfield. Golfers will compete for hole-in-one, team and individual prizes.
The top three finishing teams and contest hole winners will each receive gift certificates from the Tippecanoe Country Club Golf Shop. Hole-in-one prizes include $10,000 and a 2013 Ford Focus.
Registration starts at 10:30 a.m., followed by lunch at 11 a.m. and a shot-gun start at noon. At the conclusion of rounds, drinks and appetizers will be available. The event includes a dinner at 5 p.m. During dinner, golfers will receive awards.
To register contact Maria Boyd at 330-386-2054 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline for registration is Aug. 3.
The event is limited to the first 120 registered golfers. Proceeds from this event will be used to purchase medical equipment to benefit residents of the East Liverpool and the surrounding community.
Open house planned at CCC&TS
LISBON -The Adult Education Department will host an open house from 5 to 8 p.m. Aug. 1 at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center. Potential students will have the opportunity to meet with staff and administrators, see classrooms and labs, and view course schedules.
Financial aid representatives will be on hand to assist with scholarships.
The CCCTC has recently completed a Health Wing renovation and the welding lab renovation will be complete by the beginning date for school this fall.
YOUNGSTOWN - Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries' Amblyopia Vision Screening Program is in need of volunteers to help reach as many preschool children as possible during the upcoming school year (from September through April). With a large number of schools to be screened, there is a huge need for volunteers. Trained vision screeners go into preschools in Trumbull, Mahoning and Columbiana counties and screen children for amblyopia. Training and all necessary materials are provided for the screenings. Volunteers can screen with their own group if they have one or they can be paired up with a partner. The screenings are scheduled during morning or afternoons, Monday through Friday taking into consideration the volunteer's availability. Sessions generally take about two hours. All scheduling and follow up is handled by the program coordinator.
Amblyopia, commonly known as "lazy eye" is reduced vision in an eye resulting when the pathways of vision in the brain do not grow strong enough. Anything that interferes with clear vision in either eye during the critical birth to age six visual development period can cause amblyopia, and neither child nor parent may know there is a problem until screening is provided. If not detected early enough, an amblyopic eye may never develop good vision and may become functionally blind. Early detection and treatment can correct an eye, which may be too damaged to correct at a later age.
Upon detecting a possible vision problem, the child's family is contacted and urged to take the child for a complete professional exam. Financial assistance is available for treatment for qualified families. Of the 3,324 children screened during the last school year, 525 were referred for follow up treatment.
Volunteer training is scheduled from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 6 (with a light lunch included) at the Goodwill facility on Belmont Avenue in Youngstown. Danielle Michaels from the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus will conduct the training session. Only one training session is scheduled and training is mandatory for all who screen.
For additional information or to attend the volunteer training session, contact Nancy Chambers, amblyopia program coordinator, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday or Thursday, at 330-759-7921 Ext. 1222.