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May 30, 2013
Salem News

AAA Driving School class set in Leetonia

LEETONIA - AAA Driving School has scheduled a summer driving class from 8 a.m. to noon June 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 at Leetonia High School. Students from any school and homeschool are welcome. Registration forms are available in the high school office or by calling 330-277-0052.

Leetonia 1951 breakfast set at Salem Hills

LEETONIA The Leetonia High School Class of 1951 will meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. June 4 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Salem 1968 reunion planning set

SALEM - Members of the Salem High School Class of 1968 are invited to attend the 45th reunion planning meeting at 6 p.m. June 4 at the Salem Alumni Office on East State Street. Classmates are also invited to dinner at 6 p.m. June 12 at Ricky's English Pub.

Free family movie night planned June 8

COLUMBIANA - Crown Theater Productions is inviting the public to its free family movie night on June 8 at Main Street Theater. Bingo starts at 6:15 p.m., followed by the movie at 7 p.m. Join the Family Movie Club at www.crowntheaterproductions.org to find out what's playing.

Salem Storybook Museum tag sale set

SALEM - The Salem Storybook Museum will sponsor its Summer Tag sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 11 and 12 at the corner of South Lincoln Avenue and Columbia Street. Elaine Rousseau-Kothera and Robert Viencek are the co-chairmen for the annual event.

"Currently we are looking for donations for the sale, said Elizabeth Thatcher, museum director. "We need clean quality merchandise. The only things we don't accept are books, clothing and shoes. The library does its big book sales and the churches to the clothing ones. We don't want to take from those sales," she said.

"National Honor Society students will be involved," said Viencek. "The student workers are to call me at 330-332-4723 to obtain their work schedules." To make a donation call Viencek at 330-332-4723.

Goshen Home Extension to meet for lunch

SALEM - Members of Goshen Home Extension will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. June 14 at the Salem Hills Golf and Country Club.

Flag ceremony planned at Salem Elks

SALEM - The Salem Elks Lodge #305 is holding a flag ceremony at 7 p.m. June 14 in the upstairs lodge room. The public is invited. The guest speaker will be Audrey Null, president of the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. The history of the American flag and the emotional meaning of "The Pledge of Allegiance" will be recited. Refreshments will be served following the presentation.

The Ladies Salem Elks Auxiliary meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. June 18 in the grillroom. The Ladies Alliance Elks Auxiliary will visit.

'King and I' set on Columbiana stage

COLUMBIANA - Crown Theater Productions will open the Rodgers & Hammerstein's "The King and I" on June 14 at Main Street Theater with music by Richard Rodgers, and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Based on "Anna and the King of Siam" by Margaret Landon, it features original choreography by Jerome Robbins. The live performance will run at 8 p.m. June 14, 15, 21 and 22; and at 2 p.m. June 16 and 23. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at www.brownpapertickets.com or call 330-482-9915 for reservations.

Yard sale planned at county fairgrounds

LISBON - The Columbiana County Fair will host a community-wide yard sale from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 15. The public is invited to purchase a spot for $10 (outdoors) and $25 (indoors), with table rentals also available for $5. Registration forms are available on our website at www.columbianacountyfair.org/ or register the day of the event.

The Columbiana County 4-H program will host a fundraiser during the sale. A chicken barbecue dinner will be served at $8.50 each. Tickets are available from 4-H members or by calling the extension office at 330-424-7291.

The Lisbon Methodist Church Food Pantry will also hold a food drive at the fairgrounds from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are asking for donations of non-perishable food items.

FCRC?helped 133 filers with taxes

LISBON - This tax season, staff and volunteers at the Family and Community Resource Center helped 133 local tax filers keep their full refunds through partnership with the Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB), a program of the Ohio Association of Foodbanks. Thanks in part to a capacity building grant from the Ohio Association of Foodbanks, the Family and Community Resource Center connected with households with more than $90,000 in tax credits and as estimated $19,019 in tax preparation fees.

Due to the collaborative efforts of library sites: Lisbon, Leetonia, Columbiana, East Palestine, Wellsville and Salem; KSU-Salem and East Liverpool; and Shining Reflections FCRC was able to connect with additional families this year through the assistance of this grant program.

Forty-two OBB sites throughout Ohio received capacity building grants to support their free tax filing services. In total, those grantees helped to file 11,392 federal tax returns and 10,897 state tax returns connecting low-and moderate-income Ohioans with more than $17.8 million in tax credits and refunds.

Hundreds of other faith-based and community organizations also provided free tax filing assistance through the OBB, and many more Ohio taxpayers used the free OBB Self-Serve module at ohiobenefits.org to file their taxes on their own. Statewide, the OBB connected nearly 26,000 Ohioans with more than $44.4 million in tax refunds, helping them keep more of their hard-earned money.

The Ohio Benefit Bank provides free tax filing services year-round, so Ohioans who need to file back taxes or are still owed a refund for this year can visit ohiobenefits.org to file for free today. Since its inception, the OBB has connected over 84,000 Ohioans with nearly $187 million in tax refunds. For additional information, call FCRC at 330-420-0044 and leave a message with name/number.

Firestone Summer Concert Series listed

COLUMBIANA - The Summer Concert Series at Firestone Park Gazebo has been announced. The concerts are scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sundays through August.

June 2: Following June.

June 9: Youngstown Area Community Concert Band-Concert, sponsored by the Wilson Family Foundation.

June 16: Damaged Goods.

June 23: Loren Coler, the "Singing Senior Citizen."

June 30: God's Quad, sponsored and hosted by Sitler's Flowers (free refreshments provided).

July 7: Boardman High School Jazz Band.

July 14: Riverhawk.

July 21: Y.S.R. Brass Band, sponsored by the Shaker Woods Festivals.

July 28: Silver and Gold, sponsored and hosted by East Fairfield United Methodist Church (free homemade ice cream).

Aug. 4: Confederate Highway, sponsored and hosted by Parkside Healthcare/St. Mary's (free snacks).

Aug. 11: FeyFire.

Aug. 18: The Figley Boys.

Aug. 25: Generations.

 
 

 

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