Lunch to aid Humane Society
SALEM - A Jumbo Dog Lunch Special will be available beginning at 11 a.m. today at the Salem branch of Consumer's Bank, 141 S. Ellsworth Ave. Proceeds will be given to the Humane Society of Columbiana County. Hot dogs, with or without sauerkraut, chips, dessert and bottled water can be purchased for $5. Carryouts are available.
The Humane Society of Columbiana County is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that sponsors humane agents who investigate concerns of animal cruelty, abuse and neglect. HSCC maintains an animal shelter at 1825 S. Lincoln Ave., and the soon to open Animal Resource Complex on the state Route 45 bypass next to the Ohio Edison power station. Each month a different charity is supported through the Consumers-Salem branch employee efforts. For more information call 330-332-0377.
'Back to School Bash' set
ALLIANCE - A "Back to School Bash" is slated noon to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Carnation City Mall. Activities include inflatable fun, face painting, crafts, prizes, etc. Extreme Vocal Experience Performers begin at noon, followed by a fashion show featuring JCPenney, Elder Beerman, Rock N Jocks and Claire's at 1 p.m.; West Branch cheering demonstration at 2 p.m.; dance performances at 2:15 p.m; and super hero bingo (win movie passes) at 3 p.m. An array of additional exhibitors will also be set up.
Festival of the Arts set
COLUMBIANA - Musical acts are scheduled to perform at the Harvey S. Firestone Festival of the Arts on Saturday at Firestone Park. Emcee Mark Frost will announce each musical act every hour on the hour at the gazebo beginning at 10 a.m.
Performers include S.C.P. Alumni at 10 a.m., Guy and Cheryl Kekel at 11 a.m., Natalie Sprouse and the Bodacious Bobcats at noon, Angel Wing Harp Duo at 1 p.m. and Stage Left Kids at 2 p.m. Admission is free to the festival, featuring antiques, arts, crafts and food, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Leetonia registration set
LEETONIA - New student and kindergarten registration is now open to all new and existing residents for Leetonia School District. Registration will be accepted at the board office from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning Monday, Aug. 5. For more information call 330-427-6594.
Lecture planned at library
LEETONIA - Columbiana, Mahoning and Jefferson Counties Campaign 4 Liberty is hosting a series of lectures addressing the issues impacting the Republic. The first lecture is slated from 6 to 8 p.m. Aug. 6 at the Leetonia Community Public Library. Professor Anton Salinski of Eastern Gateway Community College will speak about how socialism differs from Americanism. The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments are available.
Salem 1951 breakfast planned
SALEM - The Salem High School Class of 1951 plans to meet for breakfast at 9 a.m. Aug. 7 at the Skyline Diner at the Salem Air Park.
Singles to meet at restaurants
SALEM - Salem Area Singles meet each week at various sites in the county. Meetings begin at 6 p.m. at the following restaurants: Smokin' Marty's BBQ in Salem on Aug. 7; Unity Roadhouse in Unity on Aug. 14; Mark's Landing at Guilford Lake on Aug. 21; and Chef's Table in Lisbon on Aug. 28.
Bluegrass Pipeline meeting set
COLUMBIANA - The Bluegrass Pipeline Team is inviting the public to an open house from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 7 at Das Dutch Village Inn, 150 state Route 14, to share information about the proposed project with communities along the corridor. "Open dialogue with the residents of local communities is key to making this project a success," said Dan Mitchell, project director of Bluegrass Pipeline. "We want to hear from interested individuals along the pipeline corridor so we can address questions or concerns in person."
Retired Employees plan to meet
SALEM - Salem Area Retired Employees will meet at noon Aug. 8 at the CIO Hall, 547 Prospect St.
Lucille Ball films to be shown
LEETONIA - Lucille Ball's birthday will be celebrated this month at the Leetonia Community Public Library by showing four of her films. The movies are "The Fuller Brush Girl" on Aug. 9, "The Magic Carpet" on Aug. 14, "Her Husband's Affairs" on Aug. 23 and "Miss Grant Takes Richmond" on Aug. 28. All shows begin at 1 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. At the last movie, there will be a drawing for two free movie passes.
Columbiana Seniors to meet
COLUMBIANA - Columbiana Senior Citizens plan to meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 and 27 at the Upper Room. Pizza will be provided.
Chicken 'drive-by' dinner set
LEETONIA - The monthly chicken "drive-by" dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 15, or until sold out, at the Leetonia United Methodist Church, 50 Lisbon St. The meal consists of a stuffed chicken breast, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans and a brownie. Cost is $7. Proceeds will be used for a new roof for the church.
Train club sets open house
WARREN - The Riverside Railroad Train Club will host a summer open house on Aug. 16 at the Warren SCOPE Center, 220 W. Market St. Trains will run outside from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Admission is $3, and free for children under 12 years. The rain date is Aug. 23. For information call 330-399-8846.
Concert planned in Minerva
MINERVA - The Around the Block Band will perform a free concert of summertime oldies, from "Surfin' Safari" to "Margaritaville" on the Municipal Park stage at 7 p.m. Aug. 17.
At 6:30 p.m., Tom Freeland and Amie Hill Fankhauser will take the stage, and the concession stand will open. Those attending are asked to bring chairs or blankets. In case of rain, the concert will be held in the Community Building. This performance is sponsored by the Village of Minerva and the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce. For information, contact the chamber at 330-868-7979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Hotline training set
YOUNGSTOWN - Help Hotline Crisis Center Inc., the county's "one number" to call for information, referral, and crisis intervention, is offering free training classes for people interested in volunteering for the 24-hour hotline.
Classes will meet from 6 to 9:30 p.m., on six consecutive Mondays, from Sept. 9 through Oct. 14; and from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 19. Volunteers are asked to make a six-month commitment. For further information call the hotline at 330-747-2696.
Concealed carry class offered
SALEM - Certified National Rifle Association instructors are teaching a concealed carry class on Aug. 18 for students with any level of experience at the Salem Hunting Club, 549 Indiana Ave. Pre-registration is required at 330-332-9847 (www.salemhuntingclub.com).
Stuttering DVD available
The DVD in English and Spanish, "Stuttering and Your Child: Help for Parents," helps parents detect stuttering and take action toward helping their child and is available at most public libraries.
Books and DVDs produced by the 66-year-old nonprofit Stuttering Foundation are available free to any public library. A library that will shelve them can contact the foundation at 800-992-9392, e-mail email@example.com, or visit www.stutteringhelp.org or www.tartarmudez.org.
The DVD was offered to all the public libraries in the county. The libraries that received the free DVD and agreed to shelve it include Columbiana Public Library, Carnegie Public Library, East Palestine Memorial Public Library, Lepper Library, Salem Public Library and Wellsville Carnegie Public Library.
Dinner benefit planned
SALEM - A spaghetti dinner benefit for 15-year-old Brendon Whitman from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 892, 496 Arch St., will include an auction of several items.
Some of the items up for auction will include two tickets each to games for the Cleveland Indians, the Cleveland Browns and the Ohio State Buckeyes, women's handbags by Vera Bradley and Coach, bicycles for boys, girls and an adult, highend handmade custom jewelry, a $100 Radio Shack gift card and several other gift cards to local restaurants.
Brendon is the son of Bob and Kim Whitman and grandson of Bonnie Rhodes and Alice Whitman and is one of about 12 people nationwide who have a rare disease called Immune Dysregulation Polyendocrinopathy Enteropathy X-linked. Proceeds from the benefit will be used for a test for Brendon which costs more than $6,000.
The denial of the test by the family's insurer has led to an attempt to raise money to defray the test costs. An account has been set up under the Bonnie Rhodes Benefit Fund for Brendon and she can be reached at 330-752-3700.