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August 16, 2012
Salem News

Obama to open Lisbon office

LISBON - The Obama for America campaign will open an office in Lisbon at 6:30 p.m. today. The office will be located at 7843 state Route 45, across from Rite-Aid on the north side of town. Greg Schultz, state director of the Obama campaign, will speak during the event.

Youth swim team information

SALEM - Piranha Aquatics is holding parent information sessions today and Aug. 20 and 29 for parents who are interested in learning about the program. Piranha Aquatics is a non-profit youth swim team that practices September through May at the Salem Community Center. The only requirement is that the child can swim the length of the pool without stopping. Questions may be directed to head coach Caroline McDermott at 330-548-SWIM or

ROCC Fest fund raiser

LISBON - The public is invited to the ROCC Fest's fund raiser on Saturday at the Guilford Lake Grille, 7094 Eastlake Road. Music will be provided by Zach Paxson from 8 to 9 p.m., Rock & Blues from 9 to 10 p.m., The Knowledge Dropout from 10 to 11 p.m. and The Breezeway from 11 p.m. to midnight. Admission is $10 at the door. There will be a 50/50 and raffle baskets. Proceeds will be directed to the Columbiana County Humane Society's Reduce Overpopulation of Cats and Canines program.

R-Weight team picnic

SALEM - The "Hit and Runs" losing baseball team of the R-Weigh weight groups will host and provide a picnic on Monday at Faith Chapel for the afternoon group. The picnic will follow the weigh-ins from 1 to 1:30 p.m. All members are to bring table service and a beverage.

Goshen 1941 breakfast set

SALEM - The Goshen High School Class of 1941 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Computer orientation

COLUMBIANA - Crestview High School computer distribution and orientation for 10th, 11th and 12th-grade students and their parents will be held Tuesday in the Crestview Performing Arts Center. This session will demonstrate the proper use of the computers for learning. An acceptable use contract and internet permission form must be signed by the students and parents in order for students to receive their computers. Students and their parents are asked to attend one session only at either 10 a.m. or 6 p.m.

Salem Senior Citizens to meet

SALEM - Salem Senior Citizens will meet at noon Aug. 22 at the Memorial Building. Those attending are reminded to bring canned food items to be used as bingo prizes.

Pizza challenge postponed

LEETONIA - The Leetonia Ruritan Club's annual pizza challenge on Aug. 23 has been postponed to a later date to be announced.

Salem 1968 dinner set

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1968 will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 6 at Ricky's English Pub.

15th annual Chili Cook-Off

SALEM - The 15th annual Chili Cook-Off, Cruise-In and Craft Show will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 23, rain or shine, at the Salem-Lisbon KOA, formerly StoneRidge Terrace, 33807 Winona Road. The event features music, trivia, horseshoes, corn hole; and trophies and chili tasting at 4 p.m. Food will be available for purchase. The campground is located 3.5 miles south of the Route 45 bypass. For more information about the cruise call Bob Canton at 330-692-2085. For KOA information call 330-831-8628. Donations will be accepted for Covenant Cottages-Community for Single Moms.

Friends of Leetonia Library

LEETONIA- There will be a Friends of the Leetonia Library meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Leetonia Community Public Library. Anyone interested in information about the Friends organization is encouraged to attend.

Doll appraisal offered

COLUMBIANA - Mitzie Hauenstein of East Palestine will be at the Log House Museum in Columbiana from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday to appraise dolls. Hauenstein exhibited some of her doll collection last summer at the museum and agreed to come back to offer a free appraisal service for the public. She will use a current doll price guide along with her expertise in doll collecting. For information call 330-482-2983.

Civil War reenactment

WELLSVILLE - Lincoln scholar Gary Kersey will give a presentation on the Emancipation Proclamation at 2 p.m. Aug. 26 during a Civil War reenactment camp by the 105th Ohio from Canfield at the Wellsville River Museum. At 2 p.m. Aug. 25, Matthew Watson of the Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home will give a presentation on Civil War embalming and the funeral of President Lincoln. These events are sponsored by the Wellsville Historical Society and Martin MacLean Altmeyer Funeral Home and will be held from 1 to 4:30 p.m. On display both days will be a historic replica of President Abraham Lincoln's casket made by the Batesville Casket Company. Only six replicas of Lincoln's casket exist today. One can be found in the Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, Ill., and a second in the National Museum of Funeral Service History in Houston, Texas.

The other four are traveling displays loaned to funeral homes around the country. Also on display will be two historic life mask replicas of President Lincoln.



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