Salem Health Board to meet Thursday
SALEM - The Salem City Health Board will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. Thursday in the health department office in the KSU City Center. The agenda will include first reading on the food program license fees, setting the date for a public hearing and office hours of operation.
Neeld Road bridge work starts today
UNITY - Construction will begin today on the Neeld Road bridge rehabilitation in Unity. The Columbiana County Engineers' office has announced that the bridge will be closed (local traffic only), for approximately four weeks through Dec. 14.
DAHS?1953 to meet at Taste of Country
LISBON - The David Anderson High School Class of 1953's monthly meeting begins at noon Thursday at the Taste of Country.
Blood drive planned at Leetonia High
LEETONIA - The Leetonia High School National Honor Society will sponsor an American Red Cross blood drive from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday. Walk-ins are welcome and asked to check-in at the office. For information call Laura Nappi at 330-427-2115 Ext. 3216.
Fish fry set at Columbiana Legion
COLUMBIANA - American Legion Post 290 will hold an all-you-can-eat fish fry from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday. Cost is $10 for adults and $3 for children.
County Board of Revision to meet
LISBON-The Columbiana County Board of Revision plans to meet at 11 a.m. Friday in the conference room at the court house to approve the abstract.
Drive-thru light display to open Friday
COLUMBIANA - The "Joy of Christmas" drive-thru light display in Firestone Park opens to the public at 7 p.m. Friday and continues through Christmas night. The event, in its third year, features one million Christmas lights and over 60 animated and still light scenes.
Regional businesses, local citizens and civic organizations donated over $20,000 for the purchase of new scenes including the two-story-high, 44-foot long animated dinosaur and a 20-foot-high "Fireworks and Flags" display.
Elves, skaters, snowmen, jack-in-the-boxes, toy drummers, angels, Christmas trains, Santa's reindeer, wildlife and many other Christmas favorites will also take up residence in the park in lights again this year.
The drive-thru ends at "Santa's Ice Castle" where children can visit with Santa each night. Visitors to the park can also stop on the path and enter the Gingerbread House building to view over 100 handmade cookie houses by local school-age children and can also shop at Mrs. Claus's Cupboard for holiday gifts at the Ice Castle.
The light show is open from 6 to 9 p.m. every Thursday through Sunday and every night from Dec. 13 on.
For additional information contact Crystal Siembida-Boggs, executive secretary of the Columbiana Tourism Bureau, at 330-482-3822 or tourcolumbianaohio.com.
'Legends' to perform at Salem Eagles
SALEM - "Two Legends of Rock and Roll" will perform on Saturday at the Salem Eagles Club. Steve Dorsey will appear as Roy Orbison from 8 to 9:30 p.m., with Ernie Valley as Elvis from 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Karaoke follows from 10:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Columbiana Log House Museum open
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Log House Museum will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. History books and DVD's will be on sale.
DAHS?1962 breakfast planned
LISBON - The David Anderson High School Class of 1962 will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Breakfast set at Salem VFW Sunday
SALEM-The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892 Men's Auxiliary is hosting a public breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. Sunday at the post located at 496 Arch St. Haystacks, or a traditional breakfast consisting of eggs, pancakes, hash browns, sausage patties, toast, orange juice, and coffee, are available. Cost is $4 per meal.
Salem 1943 breakfast set at Adele's Place
SALEM-The Salem High School Class of 1943 will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Nov. 20 at Adele's Place.
EP band taking orders for fruit sale
EAST PALESTINE - Orders are still being accepted for the East Palestine High School Band's annual fruit sale. Florida grapefruit, California navel oranges, tangelos, mixed citrus, nut and apricot rolls or the popular 20-piece gift packs of apples, oranges, pears, nuts and fruit gems are available from any EPHS band student. The sale ends Nov. 20. The fruit is provided by American Farms Produce in Youngstown. All rolls are made fresh by Nemenz Bakery. Funds raised by the students offset band camp, uniforms, etc. Orders may also be called in to Susan Wagner at 330-426-4641 or Leigh Ann Jones at 330-314-2618.
Food distribution for United families set
WINONA - A food distribution for United Local School families and individuals is slated one week earlier than normal, from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, at the Winona Friends Church, 4615 Whinnery Road.
'Indoor Flea Market' planned at church
COLUMBIANA - The First Presbyterian Church at 28 E. Park Ave. will hold its sixth annual "Indoor Flea Market" from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday during "Christmas in Columbiana" weekend. Over 30 vendor tables will be filled with yard sale, garage sale, antique, collectible and craft items. An eat-in or carry-out lunch counter will feature chili and a variety of homemade soups. Admission and parking are free. Proceeds benefit the church's general fund.
Bank One retirees to meet at Annabell's
SALEM-Bank One retirees and former employees will meet for lunch at noon Nov. 20 at Annabell's restaurant.
Way Station, Walmart to offer kids coats
COLUMBIANA - The Way Station of Columbiana is again working with Ronald McDonald House Charities to present coats (from Walmart) to children ages 2 to 12 in Columbiana County. Applicants must sign-up ahead of time at the Way Station and receive vouchers/letters for each child permitting them to pick up the coats from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Lions Club on Industrial Parkway in Lisbon. Only children with an official Ronald McDonald letter will receive coats. Letters will be given out from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 26; 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 27; and 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 28. For more information call Carla Sukosd at the Way Station at 330-482-5072.
Jolly Jingle 5K , Kids Mile and Tot Trot set
MINERVA - The Jolly Jingle 5K and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk and Kids Mile and Tot Trot is slated Dec. 1 at Minerva Area Christian School, 300 W. Lincoln Way. Registration begins at 8 a.m. with races at 9 a.m. Free T-shirts are given to the first 100 registered racers for the 5K and mile. To pre-register call the school at 330-868-5728.
Santa Stroll planned in Sebring Dec. 1
SEBRING - The 10th annual Santa Stroll begins at 6 p.m. Dec. 1. Sponsored by the Sebring Division of the Alliance Area Chamber of Commerce, the event kicks off at Schreckengost Park, located at the corner of Oregon Avenue and 15th Street. Santa arrives after a welcome by chamber and village officials. Downtown stores and shops will be open. At village hall, 5x7 color photos of children with Santa will be available for purchase for $6 from Picture Perfect Photography. Complimentary activity books and candy canes will be provided by the chamber.
Americanism essay contest scheduled
SALEM - The Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks is sponsoring a 2012-13 Americanism essay contest. This year's topic is "What Does the National Anthem Mean to Me?" Division I is fifth and sixth grades and Division II is seventh and eighth grades. The paperwork for this essay is available at the Salem Public Library and the local Lodge, Salem #305. The deadline for submitting at the local level is Jan. 10, 2013 and may be mailed to Salem Elks #305, Att: Kim Chapman, 824 E. State St., Salem, Ohio 44460. The top three essays in each division will go onto the district level. Then those top three essays in each division advance to the state level. The essay is to be no more than 250 words, typed or legibly printed in ink. The cover sheet must be attached to the essay for submission.
Charter One aids Second Harvest
YOUNGSTOWN - To help thousands of local residents enjoy a healthy holiday meal this season, the Charter One Foundation has donated $10,000 to the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley as part of its Carving Out Hunger program. The donation will provide 2,035 chickens for Thanksgiving dinner or an estimated 6,907 meals to people in need.
"We are proud to join our friends at the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley for Charter One's Carving Out Hunger program to ensure thousands of hungry people have nutritious meals for the holidays," said Ken Marblestone, president of Charter One and RBS Citizens in Ohio.
In the first six month of 2012, there was an 18 percent increase in the number of people seeking assistance in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties compared to the same timeframe last year. Member agencies of church pantries and homeless shelters are filling more than 14,000 requests for emergency food assistance each week in the tri-county area, and the number is anticipated to increase as we move closer to the winter months and energy costs increase.
The chickens, which total 10,360 pounds and equal approximately 6,907 meals, will be distributed through the Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley's 153 member agencies in the tri-county area.