Salem Finance Committee meeting reset
SALEM - The Finance Committee of city council canceled its meeting Thursday night, but rescheduled it for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, followed by city council at 7 p.m. in council chambers at Salem City Hall. The committee is expected to discuss the 2013 city budget and the starting salary for a parks department position.
Doughnuts offered at St. Ann's Sunday
SEBRING - Freshly-made doughnuts will be available for purchase beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday at St. Ann's Church, 323 S. 15th St. Cost is $6 per dozen.
East Palestine BOE to meet Monday
EAST PALESTINE - The East Palestine City School District Board of Education plans to meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the EPES media center.
Cardiac Rehab offered at Calcutta YMCA
CALUCTTA-The YMCA Program Center is offering a Phase 3 Cardiac Rehab Program which is free and open to the public. This 10-week program begins Monday. Sessions include evaluations, personalized and supervised exercise programs, and ongoing education. The program will focus on risk factor modification for individuals with heart disease and those who have had a heart attack, heart surgery or angioplasty. The openings are limited. For information contact Brent Beatty at 330-385-6400.
Christmas brunch set for SCH?auxiliary
SALEM -Salem Community Hospital Auxiliary's Christmas brunch begins at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 6 at the Salem Community Center. The Christmas Chorale program to be presented will be directed by Attila Samu.
Sophomore parents plan cookie walk
HANOVERTON - United Sophomore Class Parents will host a cookie walk from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 14 in the United High School cafeteria. All cookies are homemade by United parents. Cost is $4 per dozen.
Mahoning Career Center floral shop opens
CANFIELD - Students in the horticulture program at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center will open the school's floral shop to the public for the annual holiday open house from Dec. 3-17. A large assortment of silk wreaths, swags and arrangements, fresh mixed pine and spruce wreaths, fresh table centerpieces, pine roping and poinsettias are available, all prepared by the students. The floral shop will be open 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday through Dec. 17. To place an order contact Mary June Emerson, horticulture instructor, at 330-729-4000 Ext. 1672.
Blood drive set at Lake Mount Church
NEW WATERFORD - Salem Community Hospital and Lake Mount Church of Christ are co-sponsoring a blood drive from 2 to 6 p.m. Dec. 13 at the church, 6290 state Route 7, New Waterford. Individuals who have not donated blood since Oct. 18 are eligible to give, and new donors are welcome. All donors will be entered in a drawing for a Das Dutch Haus gift certificate. Appointments may be made by calling 800-GIVE-LIFE. Walk-ins will also be accepted.
1,030 attended Thanksgiving dinner
SALEM - A total of 1,030 individuals attended the annual free Thanksgiving dinner at the Memorial Building. Jeff and Connie Schoch and Nancy and Bill Miller spearheaded the effort. Jeff is pastor of the Abundant Life Fellowship in New Waterford and the Millers are members of the First United Methodist Church in Salem. These two congregations provide most of the volunteers but many local people also pitched in to help serve. Donations of food are gathered from the two churches involved and throughout the community. Last year 700 meals were served.
Deadline for 'Joy of Christmas' passes
COLUMBIANA -Today is the deadline to purchase season passes for the "Joy of Christmas" light show. Passes are available for $12 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Columbiana Area Tourism Bureau or at the light show. Passes provide unlimited opportunities to view the light show which is open Thursday through Sunday from now until Dec. 25 (open every day starting Dec. 13). The entry fee for the light show for a one time drive-thru is $8 per carload. The light show features Silver and Gold performing live piano music in Santa's Ice Castle from 6 to 9 p.m. today. For information and to sign up to volunteer call the tourism office at 330-482-3822. Visit www.tourcolumbianaohio.com for event details.
Meeting to discuss apartment complex set
SALEM - A meeting for Fourth Ward residents remains set for 6 p.m. tonight in council chambers at city hall to discuss any issues residents have and to hear more about the rezoning request for a proposed apartment complex off of Pershing Street and Butcher Road and Cunningham Road.
Fourth Ward Councilwoman Cyndi Baronzzi Dickey will host the event, joined by At Large Councilman Brian Whitehill, who also lives in the Fourth Ward, which encompasses the southeastern section of Salem.