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April 12, 2013
Salem News

Abby's Light memorial fund donations accepted at banks

SALEM -Abby's Light is a memorial fund that the community can make contributions to ease the financial burden of medical costs and funeral in the memory of Abby Walker.

Donations will be accepted at any Huntington Bank in Columbiana County.

Abby, 13, was killed Monday evening when a four-wheeler she was riding on flipped over near Summitville. She was the daughter of Shannon Gonzalez-Marra and Detective Steven Walker of the Columbiana County Sheriff's Department.

She was a 7th grade student at Southern Local where she played volleyball, was a peer mentor and tutor as well as a member of the EXCEL gifted program, and was a member of the Academic Challenge team She was a member of Trinity Friends Church and was active in the youth group there.

United Local hosting school safety and security forum

HANOVERTON- United Local Schools will host a school safety and security forum at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the high school Auditorium.

Yellow Creek Long Rifles will hold monthly shoot Sunday

SALINEVILLE - Yellow Creek Long Rifles will hold its monthly shoot at noon Sunday featuring black powder, patched round ball open iron sights only.

Lunch will be provided with a donation. To reach the club follow Route 39 west out of Salineville and watch for signs or call 330-738-6002 or 330-853-4979.

Seats available for Relay for Life bus trip to Meadows Casino

SALEM - Seats are still available for the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life bus trip on April 15 to Meadows Casino in Washington, Pa.

This fund raiser is sponsored by the Cutting Edge Styling Salon. For more information call 330-337-9688 or 330-332-3343.

United Local Class of 1961 will meet for lunch Tuesday

HANOVERTON - United Local High School Class of 1961 will meet for lunch at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Commission of Vocational School District will meet

LISBON - The Records Commission of the Columbiana County Vocational School District will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the board conference room.

Leetonia High classes of 1955-57 will meet for lunch

LEETONIA - The Leetonia High School classes of 1955-57 are invited to lunch at noon April 17 at Antone's.

Garden and Herb Symposium planned for April 20 canceled

COLUMBIANA - Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Columbiana Women's Club Garden and Herb Symposium scheduled for April 20 has been canceled.

Beautification Commission seeking volunteers

SALEM - The Salem Beautification Committee is seeking volunteers to assist with watering flower pots and landscaped islands in the downtown business district this summer. Anyone interested is asked to call the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce at 330-337-3473 or e-mail to

Scholarship honoring late West Branch teacher offered

BELOIT - The Rebecca Bricker Scholarship Committee and the Sebring-West Branch Area Community Foundation have announced that applications are now available for the scholarship. Bricker was a long-time kindergarten teacher with the West Branch Local School District.

The scholarship will be awarded each summer for 15 years.

This year will be the third year of the scholarship. Candidates for the scholarship must be current sophomores or juniors at the college level and must be majoring in elementary education or a related field (art, music, physical education, reading specialist, etc). The applicant must have a 2.2 college grade point average.

Two scholarships of $ 1,000 will be awarded with preference being given to junior students. Application forms and a list of required documents are available at the West Branch website at Applications and related materials can also be requested from

Last year's awards were presented to Christina Rigney and Angela Altenhof.

Teaming4Success scheduled May 6 at Community Center

SALEM - Teaming4Success is an Economic Development Summit held once a year in Columbiana County and sponsored by the Columbiana County Chambers and the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center.

The 2013 event is slated from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, May 6, at the Salem Community Center. This year's theme is "Growing Northeast Ohio's Competitiveness."

The event will offer important information and updates on the county and U.S. Route 30 completion, Team NEO-Northeast Ohio Regional Economic Competitiveness, National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Initiative, TechBelt Energy Initiative, MAGNET-PRISM, and API Certification for Oil and Gas.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. Cost is $50 per person. Sponsorship is also available for $100. To register or to become a sponsor contact the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce @ 330-337-3473 or e-mail

Damascus Community Center Park Board elects officers

DAMASCUS - Officers were elected when the Damascus Community Center Park Board met March 25.

The new officers are Ken Schwingle, president; Marilyn Wingett, vice president; Buck Given, treasurer; and Beth Grimm, secretary. The 2013 mowing contract was awarded to Smith Landscaping.

There were over 100 in attendance at the annual Easter egg hunt and petting zoo, organized by Wingett, with help from Auburn Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and G's Pizza.

A new piece of equipment was purchased and will be installed for the playground area. Pavilion rental for various gatherings is available by calling 330-537-4010.

The public is welcome to the next board meeting at 7 p.m. April 22 at the park.

Relay for Life Golf Scramble in honor of Janie Mowery planned

SALEM - The second annual Relay for Life Golf Scramble in honor of Janie?Mowery will be held Saturday, May 11 at the Flying "B"?Golf Course.

It is held in memory of the longtime Salem schools teacher who passed away in January 2012.

A shotgun start is scheduled for 8 a.m. Cost is $60 person. The fee includes greens fee, cart, hole prizes, beverage tickets, a sandwich at the turn and lunch.

For more information and reservations contact Bill Mowery at 330-853-1135. Checks may be made payable to:?Relay for Life FBO Janie Mowery.

Salem High School Class of 1954 will meet for breakfast

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1954 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. April 25 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Mother Goose will read to kids at the Leetonia Public Library

LEETONIA- Mother Goose will be reading her favorite story at a special story time at 6 p.m. Thursday at the Leetonia Community Public Library.

Elementary aged school children are encouraged to attend this special event. Michele Painter, Lindsay Kuzemchak and Paul Rohrbaugh will also be reading there favorite tales.

New Waterford High School Class of 1957 will meet

NEW WATERFORD - The New Waterford High School Class of 1957 will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at the New Waterford Methodist Church.

Rotary Roadrunners Relay for Life sponsoring Vendor Blender

EAST PALESTINE - The East Palestine Rotary Roadrunners Relay for Life Team will sponsor a Vendor Blender from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the First United Presbyterian Church, 109 W. Rebecca St.

There will be over 16 vendors present including 1820 House, 3-D Designs, Creative Memories, Deb's Designs, GL Treasures, Humane Society of Columbiana County, Mary Kay, Pampered Chef, Premier Jewelry, Scentsy, Signature Home Styles, Silpada, Stamp'in Up, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One, Tupperware and Relay for Life.

In addition to the bake sale, the Relay for Life team will also be selling T-shirts, bling lanyards and other "pink" merchandise. A bake sale, Chinese auction and lunch will be featured.

Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society. For more information call 330-397-2086 or 330-271-1979.

Salem Public Library Board of Trustees will meet Monday

SALEM - The board of trustees of the Salem Public Library will meet at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Quaker Room at the library.

Goshen High School Class of 1941 will meet for breakfast

SALEM - The Goshen High School Class of 1941 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. April 16 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Association of Family and Consumer Sciences will meet

CANFIELD - The Columbiana County Association of Family and Consumer Sciences plans to meet at 6:30 p.m. April 16 at the Canfield Fairgrounds Administration Building.

Columbiana High School Class of 1955 invited to breakfast

COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana High School Class of 1955 is invited to breakfast at 9 a.m. April 16 at the Iron Rails Cafe in Leetonia.

KSU Salem hosting info session on radiology degree programs

SALEM - Kent State University Salem campus is hosting an information session for anyone interested in its radiology degree programs at 4:30 p.m. April 16 in Room 134 of the main building on state Route 45.

Faculty and staff members will present information on the associate of applied science degree in radiologic technology and the bachelor's degree in radiologic and imaging sciences. This includes CT, MRI, nuclear medicine, radiation therapy and sonography. To make a reservation call 330-337-4227.

Support group of the Survivors of Suicide will meet April 18

LISBON - Help Hotline Crisis Center's support group of the Survivors of Suicide will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 18 at the Columbiana County Counseling Center on Route 154.

For more information call 330-424-7767.

Freshmark employees will sponsor Banquet in Salem

SALEM - A new sponsor, Freshmark employees, has been welcomed to the Banquet in Salem organization.

Freshmark employees will serve the next meal to be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building.

The menu offers chicken noodle soup, baked ham, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce, fresh fruit and vegetables, and ice cream.

Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

David Anderson High School Classs of 1960 will meet

LISBON - David Anderson High School Class of 1960 plans to meet for lunch at 1 p.m. April 18 at Chef's Table in Lisbon.

Leetonia High School Class of 1950 will meet for breakfast

LEETONIA - The Leetonia High School Class of 1950 will meet for breakfast at 9:30 a.m. April 18 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Leetonia First United Methodist hosting 'drive-by' chicken dinner

LEETONIA - Leetonia First United Methodist Church at 50 Lisbon St. is sponsoring a "drive-by" chicken dinner from 4 to 6 p.m. April 18, or until sold out.

Cost is $7 and includes a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans and a brownie.

Customers are asked to "drive-by" the front of the church where someone will take your order and money and deliver your dinners to you in your vehicle.

All profits earned are being used to repair and renovate the foyer area of the church and to replace the roof.

Salem High School Class of 1962 will meet for lunch

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1962 plans to meet for lunch at 11 a.m. April 20 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Public invited to Amaranth spaghetti dinner fundraiser

SALEM - The public is invited to the Amaranth spaghetti dinner fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. April 20 at the Masonic Temple, 788 E. State St.

Cost is $6 for adults and $3 for children 6 and under. The building offers a handicap accessible elevator.

West Branch will soon accept open enrollment applications

BELOIT - Open enrollment applications will be accepted from April 15 through May 15 for anyone interested in attending the West Branch Local School District for the 2013-14 school year.

Applications for inter-open enrollment (students living outside the West Branch District) and intra-open enrollment (elementary students living within the district, but wish to attend an alternative elementary building) will be available in the superintendent's office beginning 8 a.m. April 15.

The application deadline is 4 p.m. May 15. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

The West Branch Local School District will not be responsible for transportation of students from other districts or for students requesting to attend outside their elementary attendance area.

For more information contact Anna Lesch in the superintendent's office at 330-938-9324.

Public invited to pancake breakfast at Salem Saxon Club

SALEM - The public is invited to a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. April 27 at the Salem Saxon Club. A spaghetti dinner follows from 5 to 8 p.m.

This event is sponsored by the Salem High School Class of 1978 and also features a "super raffle/silent auction."

For more information contact Annette Howard at 330-332-1141 or Cheryl Mundy at 234-759-9177. Cost is $7 for breakfast, $10 for the spaghetti dinner, or $15 for both meals.

Columbiana County Auditor adds levy issues on primary site

LISBON - Columbiana County Auditor Nancy Milliken reported Wednesday that levy issues appearing on the May 7 primary ballot have been added to her website at

The levy tab will display the levy issues in your taxing district and any additional cost to you based upon your current valuation and the current tax rates.

By entering your name or parcel address, you can determine the levy issues that you will be asked to vote on and the cost to you (based upon your current valuation) of each individual levy issue.

Comments regarding the web site in general can be forwarded to the Columbiana County auditor by clicking the "E-mail the Auditor" found on the front page of the web site.

Guilford Lake Ruritans serving all-you-can-eat fish dinners

GUILFORD LAKE - An all-you-can-eat fish dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the Guilford Lake Ruritan Club on Route 172 at Hanna Drive.

Book sale planned Saturday at the Columbiana Public Library

COLUMBIANA - A book sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Columbiana Public Library, 332 N. Middle St.

Longaberger Bingo begins Saturday at St. Pat's Church

LEETONIA - Longaberger Bingo begins at 1 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church, 167 Main St.

Doors open at noon. Proceeds benefit Leetonia Bears to Bee Preschool. For advance tickets or more information call Michele Painter at 330-921-8352.

Antique machinery show scheduled April 26-27

KNOX TOWNSHIP - The Knox Antique Auto, Engine, and Tractor Association will hold its 23rd annual antique machinery show beginning at 8 a.m. April 26 and 27.

A free car and truck show is slated from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 27, rain or shine, on a blacktop parking lot.

All exhibitors: antique tractors and equipment, crafters, and flea market vendors, are welcome.

Dash plaques will be given out, no registration or admission fees, and the public is welcome. Food is available on site.

The show is located at the North Georgetown Fire Hall, six miles west of Salem on Columbiana County Road 400 (Georgetown Road) behind the Stagecoach Inn.

For engine and tractor show information or flea market information call Tim Anstine at 330-277-1561.

For car show information call Shawn Watson at 330-525-7214.

Leetonia Elementary holding kindergarten registration

LEETONIA - Leetonia Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration for the 2013-14 school year from 3 to 6 p.m. May 31 and 9 a.m. to noon June 3.

Children who are 5 by Sept. 30, 2013, are eligible to register for kindergarten.

Parents should bring the following information: the child's birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency, Social Security number, parent identification and custody papers if applicable.

N. Waterford United Methodist serving final pancake breakfast

NEW WATERFORD - The last pancake breakfast of the season will be held from 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday at New Waterford United Methodist Church, 46925 S. State S

Donations will be accepted. For more information call 330-457-7436.

Salem Hunting Club updates social calendars

SALEM - The Salem Hunting Club recently updated its social calendars.

The club's ranges are closed to non members for "open" shooting but the public is welcome to attend and participate at all sanctioned club events.

Scheduled upcoming activities include Youth Rifle Marksmanship Program, Youth Day, concealed carry classes, Ladies .22 Rifle League, trap shoots, monthly breakfasts, etc. For more information call 330-332-9847 or visit

Deming retirees, former employees invited to breakfast

SALEM - Deming retirees and former employees are invited to breakfast at 8 a.m. April 16 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

For more information call 330-332-1127.

Reunion planning meeting for SHS Class of 1954 is April 17

SALEM - The reunion planning meeting for the Salem High School Class of 1954 begins at 6 p.m. April 17 at the Salem High School Alumni Office.

For more information call Marge Potts at 330-332-0947.



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