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May 1, 2013
Salem News

Free meal offered at Leetonia church

LEETONIA - A free meal will be served at 6 p.m. today at the Leetonia Mennonite Church. Music will be provided by the Cusick family and friends.

Salem Junior Mother's Club to meet today

SALEM - The Salem Junior Mother's Club plans to meet at 7:30 p.m. today at the Schuster home.

Lunch and herb sale planned in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA - A box lunch and herb sale is slated from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 3 and 4 at the Columbiana Women's Club, 121 N. Main St. A geranium sale will also be held in the garage offering six colors. Cost is $1 each.

Spaghetti and meatballs dinner set Saturday

EAST ROCHESTER - The public is invited to a spaghetti and meatballs dinner from 3:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday at the New Alexander Christian Church, 7665 Rochester Road. Cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children. Carryouts are available.

Square dance planned in Rogers Saturday

ROGERS - The Farmer's Pride 4-H Club is sponsoring a round and square dance, to benefit the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, from 7 to 10 p.m. Saturday at the Rogers Auction Dining Hall. Admission is $5. Music will be provided by The Country Squares Band. A lunch stand will be provided by the club, including homemade pies. Any remaining pies will be auctioned at the end of the dance.

Penne and meatballs planned for 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 Friends of the Banquet. The menu offers penne pasta and meatballs, peas, salad, pears, fresh fruit and vegetables and ice cream. Additional sponsors are needed. For information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

NAMI?meeting planned Monday

LISBON - The National Alliance on Mentally Ill support group meeting will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in the multi-purpose room at the Columbiana County Counseling Center. Friends and family of people with a severe mental illness are invited.

Salem 1956 lunch set at Salem Hills

SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1956 will hold its bi-monthly luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. May 8 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

United Commercial Travelers dinner planned

SALEM - Salem United Commercial Travelers Council #590 will meet for dinner at 6:30 p.m. May 8 at Perkins Restaurant. The business session follows.

Vender space offered at French Market

CANFIELD - Vendor space is still available for the French Market to be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 11, rain or shine, at the Canfield Fairgrounds on Route 46, Canfield.

The indoor/outdoor market place features local artists, crafters, antiques, furniture, fashion, etc. Lunch is available from several food vendors including the Mocha House Cafe. Admission is free and close parking available. For more information or vendor space (no deadline) call 330-501-6164 or email to

Elkrun trustees schedule May meetings

ELKRUN TOWNSHIP - Elkrun Township trustees will meet at 7 p.m. May 14 and 28 at the township garage administration building on state Route 154.

Elkrun Township Tourism Bureau will meet at 4:30 p.m. May 20 at the township administration building on state Route 154.

Chicken barbecue set at North Lima church

NORTH LIMA - Calvary United Methodist Church will hold its spring chicken barbecue from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. May 18 at the church, 12062 South Ave. The dinner includes half a chicken, baked potato, applesauce, green beans, roll, beverage and pie. Cost is $9 for adults and $6.50 for children ages 12 and under. Eat in or carryout is available. For more information call 330-549-2588.

AARP to offer Driver Safety Program

SALEM - Area residents age 50 and older can update their knowledge of traffic rules and learn safe driving techniques during the AARP Driver Safety Program, offered at the Salem Community Center from noon to 4 p.m. May 31.

Designed specifically to meet the needs of mature drivers, class topics include defensive driving techniques, monitoring one's driving ability, avoiding distractions, use of automotive safety features, effects of medication on driving, and adjusting driving to accommodate age-related changes in vision, hearing and reaction time. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Some course graduates may be eligible for discounted auto insurance rates. Pre-registration is required by calling 330-332-5885. The class is co-sponsored by Salem Community Hospital and the SCC.

'Hairspray' auditions set at Salem Theatre

SALEM - Salem Community Theatre 490 E. State St. has scheduled audition dates for the highly anticipated production of "Hairspray," the theater's summer musical presentation.

Auditions begin at 7 p.m. May 19 and 20. Director John Zamarelli will be looking for actors/singers/dancers for a variety of roles, ages 16 and over, including several adult roles. This popular musical comedy has a multi-racial theme, and will require several African-American and/or Hispanic actors and actresses.

Those auditioning should bring a prepared vocal piece to sing, with sheet music for the accompanist (preferred). A CD player will also be supplied for anyone needing to sing with background tracks. A song from the show itself is fine, but not necessary. You should also be prepared to read from the script, interact with other actors, and bring comfortable dancing shoes for choreography auditions.

Rehearsals will commence beginning in early June, and show dates are Aug. 2, 3, 4, 9, 10 and 11, 2013. Friday and Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m.

It's 1962 in Baltimore, and the lovable plus-size teen Tracy Turnblad has only one desire - to dance on the popular Corny Collins Show. When her dream comes true, Tracy is transformed from social outcast to sudden star. She must use her newfound power to dethrone the reigning teen queen, win the affections of heartthrob Link Larkin, and integrate a TV network, all without denting her "do."

For additional information contact 330-332-9688 or

Free tire drop-off set in Salem May 10

SALEM - Residents can get rid of some tires during the city's free tire drop-off event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 10 in the municipal lot off of Pershing Street near Timberlanes.

City Service/Safety Director Ken Kenst said only car and pickup tires will be accepted, with no rims allowed. Tires will be taken to a tire recycling plant in Minerva, with the event funded by the Carroll-Columbiana-Harrison Solid Waste District.



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