Salem BOE to meet on Reilly Wall bid
SALEM -The Salem Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 8 a.m. Tuesday in the administration building for approval of the Reilly Stadium Wall bid award.
East Palestine BOE to meet Wednesday
EAST PALESTINE - East Palestine City School District Board of Education plans to meet at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the EPES Media Center.
Swiss steak at Columbiana Street Fair
COLUMBIANA - A Swiss steak dinner will be served during the Columbiana Street Fair from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 7, or until sold out, at the First Presbyterian Church, 28 E. Park Ave. Cost is $9. Carryouts are available. Those attending are asked to use the Elm Street entrance.
Free GED exam practice offered
LISBON - The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center ABLE program will conduct a free official practice GED exam at 11:30 a.m. Sept 7. For information or to register call 330-424-9561 Ext. 190.
Seniors invited to Senior Fall Fling
SALEM - Area senior citizens are invited to the Senior Fall Fling from 4 to 7 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Salem Community Center, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave. This year's theme is "Under the Boardwalk" sponsored by Home Delivery Healthcare. Admission is free and formal attire is encouraged. The event features a DJ, dance contests, door prizes, king and queen crowning, refreshments and photo keepsakes.
Handicapped Fishing Derby set at EP?club
EAST PALESTINE - The East Palestine Sportsman's Club Handicapped Fishing Derby on Sept. 8 is open to all handicapped residents of Columbiana County. Registration begins at 9 a.m. followed by lunch and an awards ceremony. Poles and bait will be provided and assistants available. For information call 330-457-2205.
Alchemy Acres fund raiser planned
SALEM - A fund raiser to support Alchemy Acres will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 8 in the fellowship hall at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church. The event offers an afternoon of shopping, consultants from Perfectly Posh, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Close To My Heart, Mary Kay, 31 Gifts, Premier Design Jewelry, and prizes. Cost is $2 which includes refreshments and two raffle tickets. Additional tickets may be purchased at five for $2.
Washingtonville VFW Auxiliary to meet
WASHINGTONVILLE - Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532 Ladies Auxiliary's monthly meeting, audit and inspection begins at 7 p.m. Sept. 10 at the post home.
Fairfield-Waterford 1959 brunch set
COLUMBIANA - The Fairfield-Waterford High School Class of 1959 will meet for brunch at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Taste of Country in Lisbon.
Salem 1953 dinner at Salem Hills
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1953 plans to meet for dinner at 6 p.m. Sept. 13 in the Fairway Room at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. Spouses and guests are invited.
Goshen Home Extension lunch set
SALEM -Goshen Home Extension members plan to meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Sept. 14 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Pioneer Village trash and treasure sale
EAST LIVERPOOL - Friends of Beaver Creek State Park's Pioneer Village are hosting a Trash and Treasure sale from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at 12021 Echo Dell Road. Set-up begins at 6 a.m. A pancake and sausage breakfast will be served from 8 a.m. to noon.
Vendor pre-registration is required. Cost is $10 for the 10x12-foot outdoor space. Items may be donated for The Friends of Beaver Creek State Park table. Proceeds are used for the upkeep and management of Pioneer Village. Make checks payable mail to: Friends of Beaver Creek State Park, P. O. Box 2063, East Liverpool, Ohio, 43920 and provide your name, address, city, state, zip code, phone and email.
Reservations for the Trash and Treasure sale may be made by calling 330-227-9944, 724-573-9109 or 740-381-6896.
Tree ID program at Salem Library
SALEM - Lynn Zocolo, assistant horticulture educator at Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek MetroParks, will present a tree identification program at 7 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Salem Public Library's Quaker Room.
Registration is recommended by stopping in the library at 821 E. State St., Salem or by calling 330-332-0042. The program is open to the public and free of cost.
Food Bank raises hunger awareness
YOUNGSTOWN - Hunger is an issue that almost 49 million people in the United States have to face on a year-round basis. To raise awareness of the problem of hunger, Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley, a member of Feeding America, and 202 other Feeding America food banks across the nation are encouraging people to participate in Hunger Action Month during September.
In September everyone can do their part to help raise awareness on hunger in our country and in the Mahoning Valley. On Sept. 6, join Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley and Speak Out Against Hunger by wearing orange (the symbolic color of hunger).
"The need for food assistance in our community is great and continues to grow," said Mike Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank. "In the first six months of 2012 versus the first six months in 2011, we have had an 18 percent overall increase in the number of people in need of food assistance. We encourage all residents of the Mahoning Valley to get involved and Speak out Against Hunger during September to help us meet the needs of more than 14,000 residents that seek food assistance each week in our community."
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. If you have an idea or would like to get involved in Hunger Action Month, call the Food Bank at 330-792-5522.
For information visit www.mahoningsecondharvest.org.