Flu shots will be available at Way Station
COLUMBIANA - Rite Aid will offer flu shots at the Way Station's food distribution from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 24 at 769 Springfield Road.
Cost is $29.99 or free for people with a Medicaid or Medicare card. Attendees to the food distribution are reminded to bring their ID and a bag or box to carry their groceries.
Weatherization open house fete planned
WELLSVILLE - A weatherization open house celebration will be hosted by the Community Action Agency of Columbiana County and the Corporation for Ohio Appalachian Development at 10 a.m. Oct. 24 at 320 18th St., Wellsville.
The featured speaker for the event will be State Senator Joe Schiavoni (33rd District). The open house will highlight the long-standing and successful Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) which has helped over 7,000,000 households nationally and 300,000 in Ohio since its inception in 1976.
In addition to featured speaker Senator Joe Schiavoni, a variety of residential energy conservation measures will be demonstrated. Attendees will learn about energy efficient appliances including water heaters, furnaces, and other measures.
Workshops on energy efficiency, demonstrations, and a tour of the recently weatherized home will be provided. Home performance professionals will be on hand to answer questions and provide educational materials on energy conservation.
Free chili supper offered on Oct. 25
SALEM - A free chili supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Southeast Friends Church Social Hall, 1300 Franklin Ave.
'Mammy' will be shown at Lepper Library
LISBON - The second program in the Lepper Public Library's classic movie series begins at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 28 featuring Irving Berlin's musical, "Mammy."
A discussion follows, led by Tom McKenna. Preregistration is required in person or at 330-424-3117.
SCT doing 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow'
SALEM - Salem Community Theatre will present its Youth Theatre production, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," a family-friendly retelling of Washington Irving's classic short story, which opens Oct. 25.
A special daytime "Outreach" performance is scheduled for school students on Oct. 30.
Just in time for the Halloween season, this spooky one act play is full of thrills, chills, and laughs and is sure to keep audiences of all ages on the edge of their seats. In this version of "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," award-winning playwright Kathryn Schultz Miller interprets Washington Irving's classic ghost story with young audiences in mind.
The fanciful tale revolves around the bumbling schoolmaster, Ichabod Crane, as he competes with his rival Brom Bones, the known hero and prankster of Tarry Town, for the lovely Katrina Van Tassel's hand in marriage.
As the play progresses beyond the initial introductions for setting and characters, the tactics of both the schoolmaster and the hero of the country-round, incite physical hilarity and the intervention of the supernatural.
The show remains dedicated to the spirit of the original work, with vivid descriptions of regional culture and landscapes. It also features an eerie jaunt through the woods, climaxing with an encounter with the infamous Headless Horseman.
In her directing debut, Elizabeth Britton has assembled a cast of 20 talented and fiercely dedicated young actors and singers from the surrounding areas for this production. She has elected to utilize a unique concept that keeps the entire cast on stage for the full length of the show, using them not just for actors, but also storytellers, sound effects, and scenery changes.
"The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" features Hannah Thomas in her first leading role as the imaginative yet awkward Ichabod Crane.
Also featured in the cast are Kirill Tonkinson as Brom Bones and Kylie Dean as Katrina Van Tassel. Additionally, found in and amongst the trees of Sleepy Hollow, are a band of storytellers, townsfolk and spirits.
Show dates are 8 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 and Nov. 1 and 2; and at 2 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. Tickets are on sale now at the box office at 330-332-9688, or online at www.salemcommunitytheatre.org.
GED testing scheduled at Choffin Center
YOUNGSTOWN - Official GED testing is offered at 8:45 a.m. and 3:45 p.m. Nov. 6 and 7 and 12 and 13 at Choffin Career and Technical Center.
All participants must be pre-registered and bring a photo ID. To pre-register for the test or to enroll in free classes call Choffin at 330-744-8715.
Columbiana HS yearbooks available
COLUMBIANA - The 2013 Columbiana High School yearbooks are in and may be picked up in the media center from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by appointment.
For more information contact Tricia Missos at Patricia.Missos@ColumbianaSchools.org. A few extra yearbooks available at $64.20 by check to Columbiana High School.
SCH reaching out through survey
SALEM - As it undergoes a major expansion project, Salem Community Hospital (SCH) is reaching out to the people in the surrounding area to ask for the community's help in determining consumer perceptions, like: What does the public know about the hospital? What does the public value about us? And, how can we best tell our unique story to those who've not met us?
Current and former patients, as well as members of the community who have not received services at SCH, are invited to take less than eight minutes to complete a short, online survey.
Participants will be required to provide their name and email address to complete the survey.
All participants who complete the survey will qualify to enter into a drawing to win one of three $100 Walmart gift certificates, (one entry per participant).
The winner will be notified by email. To participate in the survey visit the following website: www.myhospitalsurvey.info. The survey closes on Oct. 28.
Salem Library adult craft class is Nov. 11
SALEM - Salem Public Library's adult craft class will meet at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Quaker Room.
All materials will be provided to create two holiday decorations, free of charge. Registration is required at www.salem.lib.oh.us or 330-332-0042.
Jigsaw puzzle exchange offered at library
SALEM - A jigsaw puzzle exchange is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Quaker Room of the Salem Public Library.
In advance of the exchange day adult and children's puzzles can be brought to the library's adult services desk from Nov. 1-14. Participants will receive one ticket for each puzzle. Bring only puzzles that are in good condition and contain all pieces.
Southern Local fighting breast cancer
SALINEVILLE - The American Cancer Society and the NFL's A Crucial Catch campaign raise funds and awareness to fight breast cancer and provide hope to people facing the disease. The Southern Local High School cheerleaders will celebrate the American Cancer Society's 100th birthday through the NFL's "A Crucial Catch" campaign. The public is invited to join the Indian football team, band, cheerleaders, and fans on Oct. 18 to show support and help finish the fight against breast cancer. For more information, visit NFL.com/pink or contact your American Cancer Society at 800-227-2345.
Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Red Ribbon Week serves as a method for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our students through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America. Southern Local High School will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week Oct. 21-25. However, this year the staff and students will be focusing on multiple areas of concern. These include drugs, alcohol, tobacco, disrespect, suicide, discrimination, sexting, and bullying prevention. The theme will be "It's Not Okay." Students will have the opportunity to take part in a variety of contests in order to win prizes and spread awareness of these issues.
Lepper Library hosting 'gross food' party
LISBON - The Lepper Public Library's Children's Department will hold a "Gross Stories and Gross Food" party at 6 p.m. today. Parents may bring a "gross food" if they wish, but it's not required.
Salvation Army aid applications being taken
SALEM - Applications for Christmas assistance will be taken from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. today at the Salvation Army, 1249 N. Ellsworth Ave.
Additional sign-up dates are scheduled from 3 to 7 p.m. Oct. 21; and 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. Oct. 24.
Those attending are reminded to bring their current photo ID (drivers license, Ohio ID, or human services ID); proof of all children and adults in the household (birth certificates, medical cards or custody papers required); a picture ID for all other adults in the household; proof of income (pay stubs from the last 30 days, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services print outs, child support papers, SSI/SSD letters, worker's comp paperwork, rent subsidy/utility allowance stubs, any other income verification); proof of all monthly bills (lease/rent agreements, utilities, car payment, insurance, child care, etc).
Meeting to discuss society revival is today
NORTH LIMA - An open meeting to discuss reviving the Beaver Township Historical Society begins at 7 p.m. today at the Beaver Township Administration Office at South Range Plaza, 11999 South Ave.
Interested area residents are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Scott Conway at 330-549-9552.
Lepper Library hosting 'gross food' party
COLUMBIANA - A fish fry will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Columbiana American Legion Post #290, 44403 State Route 14. All benefits will be donated to Sherrie Halas, an employee at the post, who has recently been diagnosed with cancer. The proceeds will help with medical care and other related expenses. There will be Chinese auction baskets and a 50/50 raffle conducted by the honor guard.
Cost is $10, which includes all-you-can-eat fried fish, french fries, macaroni and cheese, cole slaw, dessert and coffee or tea. Baked fish and baked potatoes are also available. Carryout orders are available in advance at 330-482-9657.
Halloween ghost walks planned Oct. 19, 26
HANOVERTON - Hanoverton's Halloween ghost walks begin at 7:15 p.m. Oct. 19 and 26. This tour includes a family-friendly tour to the cemetery. Cost is $6 for adults and children over 12. For more information and reservations call 330-223-1583.
Historical Society hosting open houses
DAMASCUS - The Damascus Area Historical Society is hosting open houses of all its buildings from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday.
Preschool hosting Vendor Quarter Auction
LEETONIA - Leetonia Bears To Bee Preschool is having a Vendor Quarter Auction at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Patrick's Hall on Main Street. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. For more information contact Shelly Moore at 330-831-5578.
SCH co-sponsoring two blood drives
SALEM - Salem Community Hospital is co-sponsoring two upcoming American Red Cross blood drives. Local residents can make a difference by providing a life-saving donation at one of the following drives:
Columbiana: From 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 22 at Crestview High School, 44100 Crestview Road. For an appointment call 800-RED-CROSS.
Salem: From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 6 at Salem Community Hospital, 1995 E. State St. For an appointment call 330-332-7227.
Crossroad Ministry hosting next 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 Crossroads Ministry.
The menu offers rigatoni and meatballs, green beans, salad, fresh vegetables and fruits and cookies. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
AMVETS sponsoring Halloween parade
SALEM - AMVETS Post 45 is sponsoring this year's Halloween parade for all ages from 5 to 9 p.m. Oct. 24.
Participants are asked to line up on East Pershing Street at the Salem Police Department and march to the Kent State University City Center at 230 North Lincoln Ave. for costume judging and prizes.
A Halloween party and refreshments follows at AMVETS Post 45, 750 S. Broadway Ave.
Military Officers Association will meet
VIENNA - The Military Officers Association of America meeting begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Youngstown Air Force Reserve Station on King Graves Road.
Military officers, active, reserve, retired and former from W-1 to W-5, 0-1 to 0-10 invited. Dinner follows at 6:30 p.m. For more information call Don Oglesby at 330-568-4456.