New Year's Eve Salem
committee meets today
SALEM - The New Year's Eve Salem committee meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. today at the home of Bill Schilling on Homewood Avenue.
Leetonia HS Honor Society
holding candlelight induction
LEETONIA - The Leetonia High School, Wilhelm Chapter of National Honor Society will hold its annual candlelight induction ceremony at 6 p.m. today in the cafeteria. All are welcome.
KSU students hosting "What
makes the world go 'round'"
EAST LIVERPOOL -Kent State University at East Liverpool's sociology students will host "What makes the world go 'round'" from noon to 2 p.m. today in the Slak Shak in the main building.
The public is invited to attend this free event which includes refreshments, raffles, give-a-ways and pertinent information about community activities. For more information call Dr. Lydia Rose at 330-382-7572.
Lynne's Voice and Piano Studio
recital scheduled Saturday
WINONA - The Christmas recital presented by students of Lynne's Voice and Piano Studio begins at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Winona United Methodist Church.
Santa will visit Salem
Home Depot on Saturday
SALEM - Santa will visit the Salem Home Depot at 2900 E. State St. from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Children of all ages are invited to get their pictures taken with him.
Children are also invited to the "kids workshop" from 9 a.m. to noon to make a picture frame.
For more information call the Home Depot at 330-337-3232.
First United Presbyterian will
host Sandy relief fund raiser
EAST PALESTINE - The Hurricane Sandy relief fund raiser, featuring a bake sale and raffle baskets, will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the First United Presbyterian Church, 109 W. Rebecca St.
All proceeds go to the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts.
Leetonia High School Class
of 1951 will meet on Dec. 4
LEETONIA - The Leetonia High School Class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Dec. 4 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.
Santa Claus will visit
Columbiana Public Library
COLUMBIANA - Children ages 2 to 6 and their families are invited to a holiday event filled with stories, songs and a visit from Santa Claus at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Columbiana Public Library.
Children are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite pajamas and bring their Christmas wishes to share with Santa. This program is free to the public and no registration is required. For more information visit the library at 332 N. Middle St. or call 330-482-5509.
Mental illness support group
will meet on Dec. 10
LISBON - The National Alliance on Mental Illness support group will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 10 in the B wing conference room at the Mental Health Clinic on state Route154.
Dec. 15 is deadline to drop off
Adopt an Angel's gift items
NORTH LIMA - Dec. 15 is the deadline to drop off items for the Adopt an Angel's fifth annual Holiday Gift Drive. Drop off locations include:
North Lima Business Complex, 11836 South Ave., North Lima, 330-531-1705; West Side Cats, 2217 Mahoning Ave., Youngstown, 330-792-4228; Trumbull County Adopt an Angel, representative Lisa Zarconi, 330-881-9096. Special pick-up is available for those who qualify.
Items needed include school supplies, cleaning supplies, non-perishable food, clothing, blankets, towels, toiletries, dog/cat food, cat litter, newspaper, office supplies, furniture, children's toys, books, leashes, collars, gift cards, monetary donations. All items collected will be given locally to families and/or animal rescues in need this holiday season.
Career Center students hosting
Wine and Appetizing Tasting
CANFIELD - Adult Career Center students in the Culinary and Restaurant Management program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will host a Holiday Wine and Appetizer Tasting for the public from 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 5 at McMahon Hall located at the Mill Creek MetroParks Farm.
Guests will learn more about red and white wines and sample appetizers prepared by the culinary students.
Registration is $45 per person and may be made by calling 330-729-4100.
Families of Homicide Victims
founder hosting toy drive
LISBON - Columbiana County Families of Homicide Victims Inc. founder Belinda Puchajda is sponsoring a toy drive this year for children in need. The toy drive will be held in honor of her mother who passed away on April 27.
"My mom always catered to the needy and homeless and I would like to do this in honor of her," said Puchajda.
This year's toy drive is for children of all ages who have fallen through the cracks of the system and are not on any other list. "We already have 22 kids from ages 2-17 years old that are in need," she said.
Donations may be made at the website www.ccfhv.com (put "toy drive" in the subject of your donation) or by dropping off your unwrapped gifts at Barborak Law Office in Lisbon, East Liverpool City Hall auditor's office, Legends in East Liverpool or KLG Ambulance in Salem. Gifts will be delivered between Dec. 21-24. Anyone knowing of a needy family that qualifies is asked to contact Puchajda at 330-397-1978.
Salem Community Center
offering LAPS session
SALEM - The Salem Community Center is offering another session of Learning to Accelerate your Potential for Swimming (LAPS).
The primary purpose of LAPS is to bridge the gap between swim lessons and competitive swimming strokes with an emphasis on promoting wellness and fitness through the sport of swimming.
Participants can look forward to building aerobic capacity and muscular endurance, improving strokes and fitness levels, building competitive skills, individualized goals based on skill level, and friendly competition through optional time trials. Three age groups are available: Tiger Sharks (ages 7-10), Great Whites (10-15), and adults.
LAPS will run Jan. 13 through April 25 with two sessions per week. For more information call 330-332-5885.
Dog licenses will be sold at
outside vendors, auditor's office
LISBON - Dog licenses for 2013 will go on sale Saturday at the outside vendors and Dec. 3 in the Columbiana County auditor's office until Jan. 31, 2013. Cost is $8 per license. In compliance with the Ohio Revised Code 955.01, all dogs 3 months of age and older harbored in Columbiana County must be licensed. If you received a pre-printed application in the mail bring it with you.
Dog license applications may also be mailed to the auditor's office at 105 S. Market St., Lisbon 44432 with a postmark of Jan. 31, 2013, or earlier.
All kennel licenses must be purchased at the county dog pound at 8455 County Home Road, Lisbon. After the Jan. 31 deadline, dog licenses will not be sold at the outside agent locations. They must be purchased through the auditor's office or the county dog pound.
Outside agents will sell the 2013 dog licenses through Jan. 31, 2013, at a cost of $8 per license plus a 75 cent processing fee per application.
Outside agent locations are:
- Columbiana: Ace Hardware, 149 N. Main St.; Ace Hardware, 44998 Crestview Road.
- Damascus: Damascus General Hardware, 28983 U.S. Route 62.
- East Liverpool: Adrian's restaurant, state Route 170; Carol's Corner 129 E. Fifth St.
- East Palestine: Fuller's Hardware, 162 N. Market St.
- Hanoverton: Hanoverton Pro Hardware, 9939 state Route 9.
- Negley: Dickey's True Value, 51071 Richardson St.
- Salem: Yard Bark, 809 W. State St.
- Salineville: Jenkins Feed and supply, 20413 state Route 164.
- Wellsville: Center Pharmacy, 447 Main St.
Fish/chicken fry offered Friday
at the Beloit Fire Department
BELOIT - The Beloit Fire Department Association will host its last fish and chicken fry for 2012 from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at station #1, 17893 E. Fifth St. Cost is $10 for an adult meal and $5 for children under 10. There also will be a 50/50 drawing.
Pet photos with Santa
scheduled at Lisbon Gazebo
LISBON - Family/pet holiday photos with Santa will be available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Lisbon Gazebo.
All proceeds benefit the Voice for Columbiana County Dogs, a volunteer, non-profit group raising funds for all sick/injured dogs in the Columbiana County Dog Pound.
Christmas Tea and Bazaar
set at First Friends Church
SALEM - A Christmas Tea and Bazaar, hosted by Ozer Ministries, will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave. A $5 donation will benefit Domestic Violence Awareness. A variety of vendors will have items for sale. You do not have to attend the tea to shop. All attendees will be entered in a drawing at 3 p.m. for a gift basket that includes a Walmart gift card. For more information call Ozer Ministries at 330-426-2147.
Christmas auction scheduled
at Washingtonville VFW
WASHINGTONVILLE - Donations are still being accepted for the Christmas auction, conducted by Dick and Cheryl Zuti, at 5 p.m. Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5532 on County Line Road. Doors open at 3 p.m.
Items include brand name toys, "As Seen on TV" items, tools, gifts for men and women, collectibles, Christmas decorations, team sporting goods, etc. The auction is sponsored by the ladies auxiliary. Door prizes will be awarded. A concession stand will be open.
Miles for Morgan 5K Fun Run/Walk set
WINONA - The Miles for Morgan 5K Fun Run/Walk fund raiser begins at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Winona Friends Church, 4615 Whinnery Road. Proceeds from "Miles for Morgan" will be given to Morgan Loudon who has stomach cancer. A free T-shirt will be given to the first 100 people who register. Registration opens at 9 a.m. Cost is $20. Awards will be presented and water available. Pre-registrations may be dropped off at the church or mailed to the church at P.O. Box 33, Winona, Ohio 44493. For more information contact Kevin and Tracy Brandt at 330-222-1441.
Longaberger bingo planned in Leetonia
LEETONIA - Longaberger bingo begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 167 Main St. Doors open at noon. Purchase tickets in advance and get three extra cards per game. For advance tickets or information call 330-831-5578. Proceeds benefit Leetonia Bears to Bee Preschool.
Compassionate Friends to meet
SALEM - The Compassionate Friends will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 at the First Friends Church on Jennings Avenue.
AAA Driving School sets Lisbon classes
LISBON - AAA Driving School will hold classes at David Anderson High School beginning Dec. 3, from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. Registration forms are available in the high school office or by calling 330-277-0052.
Elkrun Township Tourism Bureau to meet
ELKTON - The Elkrun Township Tourism Bureau will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday at the township administration building on state Route 154.
Salem 1951 breakfast at Skyline Diner
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1951 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Dec. 5 at the Skyline Diner.
'Soup to Go' offered in Washingtonville
WASHINGTONVILLE - Several varieties of homemade "Soup to Go" in quarts are available Dec. 5 at the Robbins United Methodist Church, 100 High St. Cost is $6 each. The drive-thru will be open from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information call 330-427-2035.
GED testing offered in Youngstown
YOUNGSTOWN - Official GED testing, sponsored by Choffin Career and Technical Adult Education Department, begins at 8:45 a.m. Dec. 18 and 19 at the Choffin Career and Technical Center. All participants must be pre-registered and bring a photo ID. To pre-register for the test or to enroll in free classes call 330-744-8715.
Concealed Carry class to be offered
SALEM - A one day Basic Ohio Concealed Carry class taught by NRA certified instructors begins at 8 a.m. Dec. 22 at the Salem Hunting Club, 549 Indiana Ave. Pre-registration is required. Gift certificates are available for this and future classes. For more information call 330-332-9847 or visit www.salemhuntingclub.com.
Craft class set at Salem Library
SALEM - The Getting Crafty class begins at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in the Salem Public Library's Quaker Room. Attendees will make and decorate a candy jar. All materials are provided. The class is open to adult participation and is free of cost. Register by stopping in at the adult services desk or calling at 330-332-0042.
Elkrun trustee meetings scheduled
ELKTON - Elkrun Township trustees plan to meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 and 26 at the township administration building on state Route 154. The public is welcome to attend.