Italian feast canceled
LEETONIA - The Italian feast previously set for Saturday night at St. Patrick Catholic Church to raise funds for the St. Vincent de Paul food pantry has been canceled.
Tracks will be closed in EP
EAST PALESTINE - The railroad tracks at Market Street will be closed for repair Thursday through Monday.
'Chicken on the Run' sold today
SALEM - "Chicken on the Run" drive-thru chicken dinners will be sold from 4 to 6 p.m. today, until sold out, at the First United Methodist Church, 244 S. Broadway Ave.
The dinner includes a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $7.
Harvest of Hope event is today
NORTH LIMA - Reservations are still available for the Harvest of Hope 2012 local food fund-raiser for Goodness Grows agricultural outreach to be held from 7 to 9 p.m. today at Common Ground Church, 2310 W. South Range Road, North Lima.
The event features 10 area chefs, gift auctions, and music by Scammin' Jones. Cost is $15 ($25 with guest) payable to Goodness Grows at the church address. For more information call 330-549-9408.
Trappers Association will meet
LEETONIA -The Ohio State Trappers Association Region B meeting is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Leetonia Sportsmans Club featuring free admission to the public and free dealer set-up. A potluck lunch will be served at noon.
Those attending are asked to bring a coverdish. The tableware and beverages will be provided. Demos will be held all day. For more information call Nick Bower, Region B director, at 740-968-4644 or Vern Snyder at 330-223 1683.
Pumpkin Festival is this weekend
LISBON - The fifth annual Pumpkin Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at the Columbiana County Fairgrounds.
A garden tractor pull begins at noon Saturday in front of the grandstands sponsored by the Winona Garden Tractor Pullers.
On Sunday, a classic car cruise and an antique tractor pull will be presented by the Columbiana County Antique Tractor Pullers. There will be daily events such as horse-drawn wagon rides, pony rides, train rides for children, pumpkin and corn stalks, crafters, and vendors.
Cheryl Kear, an award winning kite designer, will have her kites on display on the upper midway. There also will be a raffle of an embroidered hand-quilted wall hanging on Sunday afternoon.
LEGO Club meets Saturday
SALEM - The LEGO Club will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Salem Public Library. Children in kindergarten through fifth grade are invited to bring their LEGOs to the library to create some "monsters." Admission is free. For more information call the library at 330-332-0042.
MetroParks roads will close
YOUNGSTOWN - The following roads in Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed from approximately 7 a.m. to noon Saturday for the Garden District Neighborhood Association 5k Race: Price Road, West Glacier Drive, West Drive, Calvary Run Drive, and the Price Road entrance of Fellows Riverside Gardens. On Sunday, Valley Drive in Mill Creek MetroParks will be closed for a wedding ceremony on the Suspension Bridge from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Haystack breakfast planned
COLUMBIANA -The public is invited to a haystack breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at 40/8 Chateau on state Route 14, Columbiana. Cost is $5.
St. Paul sponsoring Banquet
SALEM - The Banquet in Salem will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. Next week's sponsor is St. Paul Church Team Two.
The menu offers vegetable soup, creamed chicken casserole, mashed potatoes, corn, biscuits, salad, fresh fruit and vegetables and cupcakes.
Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
Beaver Local BOE will meet
LISBON -The Beaver Local Board of Education will meet in regular session at 6:30 p.m. Monday in room two at the high school, 13187 Route 7, Lisbon.
A special session follows at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Support Group meets Monday
LISBON - Columbiana County Chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness will host a support group meeting at 7 p.m. Monday at the Columbiana County Counseling Center on state Route 154.
A second meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at the Metrovich community room on Pugh Road in Calcutta.
All family members, recovering adults, spouses and friends of people living with severe mental illness are encouraged to attend.
SHS Class of 1948 will meet
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1948 plans to meet for breakfast at 10 a.m. Oct. 9 at Adele's Place.
Lisbon BOE will meet Oct. 9
LISBON - The Lisbon Exempted Village Board of Education plans to meet at 5 p.m. Oct. 9 in the board room at the BOE office.
Columbiana '51 Class will meet
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana High School Class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Oct. 10 at Das Dutch Haus.
Salem luncheon series is Oct. 10
SALEM - The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will continue its 2012 Chamber Business Connection luncheon series at 11:45 a.m. Oct. 10 at the Salem Community Center.
The featured program is titled "Marketing Begins at Home" by Dan Pecchia, owner/senior public relations consultant of Pecchia Communications, LLC from Canfield. The Business of the Month will be Consumers National Bank.
Cost for the lunch and program is $20 for Salem chamber members and $25 for guests and potential members.
Reservations are required and may be made by calling 330-337-3473 or e-mailing email@example.com.
Dr. Bond will discuss fracking
EAST LIVERPOOL - Dr. S. Thomas Bond, an inorganic chemist and farmer, will speak at 6 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Slak Shak at Kent State University East Liverpool Campus in the Main Building, 400 E. Fourth St.
Dr. Bond, who earned his doctorate at KSU, will speak about fracking, particularly about environmental difficulties experienced from the fracking process.
He received his higher education from Salem College (W.Va.) and Jackson State Teachers College (Alabama), a master's degree in science teaching from West Virginia University, and a Ph. D. in inorganic chemistry from KSU.
Born on a farm, he has also farmed continuously all his life except the years he was in college and while he was in the Biological Warfare Unit at the U. S Army Chemical Corps School, Fort McClellan, Ala.
His presentation about fracking will focus on the water table and problems with water, but will also include information about air quality, surface destruction, health issues, and legislation related to fracking.
He has identified 13 major problems with fracking: air pollution, water pollution in streams, contamination of aquifers, trucks destruction of inadequate roads, leasing complaints, corruption of the political process, loss of surface area, explosions, health issues, life style issues, transient workers, population scale issues, and, devaluation of the land surface.
Catholic Daughters meet Oct. 11
SALEM - Catholic Daughters of the Americas will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Oct. 11 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club. The guest speaker is Steve Ruwoldt, Salem Community Hospital, chief executive officer.
Ex-Kaiser employees will meet
SALEM - Kaiser/National retirees and past employees will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Oct. 11 and 25 at Adele's Place.
Elkrun trustees meet Oct. 16, 30
ELKTON - Elkrun Township trustees will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 and 30 at the township administration building on state Route 154. The public is welcome.
SHS Class of 1947 will meet
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1947 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Oct. 18 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club on Route 45. For information call 330-337-8887.
Tourism Bureau meets Oct. 29
ELKTON - The Elkrun Township Tourism Bureau meeting begins at 4:30 p.m. Oct. 29 at the township administration and garage building on state Route 154, Elkton.
Junior Achievement celebrating
YOUNGSTOWN - Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley's 60th anniversary celebration is slated Oct. 18 at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave.
The event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with a cocktail reception (cash bar) following introductions and dinner at 6 p.m.
The program follows. Cost is $60 per person. Junior Achievement will be honoring the following individuals, businesses and community partners, volunteers, educators, and schools for their outstanding dedication, leadership and service to area youth.
The honorees are Junior Achievement Board member, Bruce Sherman Creative Promotions Inc.; Educator, Jill Martin, Austintown Fitch High School; Volunteer, Chris Jaskiewicz, VEC Inc.; Whole School Partner, Huntington National Bank; Program Event Partner, Youngstown State University; Work Readiness, Better Business Bureau of Mahoning Valley; Entrepreneurship, Burton D. Morgan Foundation; Financial Literacy, Associated School Employees Credit Union; and Endowment, George B. Woodman.
Lighting Contest will be held
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce is inviting anyone in the 44408 zip code to enter its Columbiana Christmas Lighting Contest by contacting the chamber office at 330-482-3822 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Judging will take place on Dec. 3. Winners will receive $50, one winner per category, residential and business.
Holiday Bazaar planned Nov. 17
SALEM - The Salem Community Center Holiday Bazaar Extraordinaire will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 17. Tables space is available for $30 per table or $35 for a table with electric. Tables must be reserved by Nov. 9. This event will be held in the auxiliary gym. For information call 330-332-5885 or inquire at the SCC front desk.