Thune to attend Romney briefing
HANOVERTON - U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-SD) will attend a private Mitt Romney campaign briefing and luncheon at the Spread Eagle Tavern in Hanoverton at noon today. Key Republican supporters as well as business and civic leaders from the region have been invited to this event being hosted by Columbiana County GOP Chairman David Johnson. After the luncheon, at about 1:15 p.m., Sen. Thune will make public remarks on the front steps of the Inn. The public is welcome to participate in this portion of Thune's visit. Thune will be appearing at the Spread Eagle Tavern in conjunction with a series of Romney campaign stops in eastern Ohio.
Free blood pressure screenings
SALEM - The Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association will provide free blood pressure screenings at the following locations: Canfield Library, 1 to 3 p.m. today; Sebring Library, 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 25; and Lepper Library, 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 27.
Breast Cancer Awareness game
SALEM - The Lady Quakers Soccer Team is sponsoring an Ultimate Goal Breast Cancer Awareness game at 5 p.m. Wednesday at Reilly Stadium. An auction will be held for the game ball signed by Lady Quakers, a Chinese auction with gift baskets, a bake sale, and hand/face painting of the breast cancer awareness symbol. All proceeds go to the Ultimate Goal for Breast Cancer.
New Year's Steering Committee
SALEM - The New Year's Eve Steering Committee planning session begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Donna Chappell residence along Eastview Drive.
Lisbon Baptist Food Pantry
LISBON - The Lisbon Baptist Food Pantry at 6428 Lisbon Road will be open from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday.
Writer to speak on shale boom
EAST LIVERPOOL - Tom Wilber, a journalist and author who has covered shale gas prospecting and development throughout Pennsylvania and New York from the beginning, will speak at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Slak Shak at Kent State East Liverpool campus. His presentation, Gas Rush: A Reporter's Perspective, includes a brief overview of high volume hydraulic fracturing and related issues, including lessons learned during the rush to develop the Marcellus Shale and Utica shales. He focuses on the rapidly changing current events and social influences that continue to play out: market dynamics; the anti-fracking movement; Home Rule and other legal challenges; and local, state and national politics influencing regulations.
Fish fry planned in Columbiana
COLUMBIANA - An all-you-can-eat fish fry will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at American Legion Post 290. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children.
Breakfast buffet at Masons
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 handicapped accessible.
Bike Smart! program set Saturday
CANFIELD - Mill Creek MetroParks will host the Bike Smart! program, instructed by Mill Creek MetroParks Police Bike Patrol Officer Christian Hunter, and Recreation Program Coordinator Angela McGrady, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. In this workshop, children will learn bike safety techniques and apply learned skills on a 10-mile bike ride. Bring the whole family to enjoy a bike ride and receive a free gift.
The ride and program begins at Mill Creek MetroParks Farm parking lot at 7574 Columbiana-Canfield Road. Bikers will ride five miles to the Kirk Road Trailhead, eat lunch, and then ride back to the MetroParks Farm. Bring a bike, helmet, and packed lunch. The fee is $2 for Mahoning County residents, and $3 for non-residents. To register call Mill Creek MetroParks Recreation Department at 330-740-7106.
Salem 1950 breakfast planned
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1950 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
'Angry Birds' party at library
SALEM - An "Angry Birds" party kicks off at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 27 at the Salem Public Library. Children in kindergarten to sixth grade will create birds and try them out in a real life version of the popular app. No smartphones or tablets are needed. This program is free. Registration starts on Sept. 20 at the library or at 330-332-0042 option 3.
Singsperation in New Garden
NEW GARDEN - The New Garden Methodist Church on Route 9 is hosting a "meet and greet" and a "singsperation" at 6 p.m. Sept. 21. Special music will be provided by Ruth Horner and John Smith. A love offering will be taken and refreshments served.
AAA Driver Ed at Beaver Local
LISBON - AAA Driver Education will be held at Beaver Local High School starting Oct. 8. All area students are eligible to attend, including home-schooled students. Paperwork may be picked up in the high school office anytime during school hours. For more information call 330-532-2878.
Remove cemetery decorations
SALEM - Oct. 1 is the deadline to remove all summer decorations and flowers from graves at Grandview and Hope cemeteries.
LEETONIA - All decorations must be removed from graves at Mount Calvary Cemetery before Oct. 1.
Fall bulbs topic at library
SALEM - "Planting Fall Bulbs for Spring Bloom" is the topic of a presentation by Master Gardener Dianna Mullins of the Garden Club of Ohio Inc. at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 in the Salem Public Library's Quaker Room. This program is open to the public and free of cost. Register in the adult circulation department or call 330-332-0042 (choose option #2). Learn about library programming and services online at www.salem.lib.oh.us.
Salem 1940 lunch planned
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1940 will meet for lunch at noon Oct. 2 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
New swim lesson program starts
SALEM - The Salem Community Center will host another session of its swim lesson program beginning Oct. 6 and running every Saturday until Nov. 24. Cost is $70 for non-members and $55 for members. A multiple child discount is available. To sign-up call 330-332-5885.
County offers $5 rabies clinic
LISBON - Wesley Vins, health commissioner for Columbiana County, has announced that a rabies prevention clinic will be open from 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 6 at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center, 9364 state Route 45 South. The clinic is sponsored by the health department and the Lisbon Veterinary Clinic.
Vaccinations are $5 for pets that are 3 months of age and older. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be confined or in a cage. Rabies vaccination certificates will be issued for all pets vaccinated.
Mullins nurses alumni dinner set
SALEM - The Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing Alumni Association will host its alumni dinner on Oct. 6 at the Elks Lodge #305, 824 E. State St. All past graduates are invited to attend. If you did not receive an invitation contact Ann Datillio at 330-222-1315. This is a casual dinner with a 50/50 drawing, silent auction, and door prizes. Feel free to bring your memorabilia to display. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for an hors d'oeuvres social and cash bar. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person or $36 per couple.