Church food pantry will be open Oct. 23
EAST PALESTINE - The food pantry at the Grace Lutheran Church at 87 W. Grant St. will be open from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Oct. 23 for East Palestine School District residents.
Fall Business Showcase planned Oct. 24
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce will present the Fall Business Showcase on Oct. 24 at the Columbiana Diner, 157 S. Main St.
The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with free refreshments followed by presentations from Attorney Richard J. Hura, Columbiana Community Foundation, Buckeye Transfer Realty, LLC and the Better Business Bureau. A door prize drawing will be given for a gift certificate to the Columbiana Diner.
Slovak Club hosting Halloween dance
SALEM - The public is invited to a Halloween dance with DJ-Jay from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at the Salem Slovak Club, 313 S. Ellsworth Ave. There will be a costume contest with cash prizes.
SCH holding Water Exercise Together class
SALEM - Salem Community Hospital's Water Exercise Together (WET) class allows residents of all ages to enjoy the benefits of exercise, without excess strain on the joints and muscles.
Have stronger abdominal muscles by Christmas by participating in WET's brand new "Totally Abs" program from Oct. 28 to Dec. 17 at the Salem Community Center. Classes meet from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Participants can attend any two sessions per week for $55. Pre-registration is required by calling 330-332-7771.
CCC&TC ABLE offering GED brush-up
LISBON - The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center ABLE program begins the next session of free GED/Academic Skills Brush-Up classes on Oct. 29.
Classes will be held at CCC&TC from 9 a.m. to noon or 5 to 8 p.m.; Salem Memorial Building, 1 to 4 p.m.; and 517 Broadway Professional Building in East Liverpool, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information or to register for the classes call 330-424-9561 Ext. 190.
SWCD's banquet, election is Oct. 30
HANOVERTON - The Columbiana Soil and Water Conservation District's annual banquet and election begins at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 30 at the United Local High School.
A buffet-style Swiss Steak dinner will be served. Tickets may be purchased for $13.50 for adults and $6 for children 10 and under by contacting the Columbiana SWCD office in Salem at 330-332-8732. The deadline for ordering tickets is Oct. 22. Tickets must be purchased in advance. No tickets will be sold at the door.
Two supervisors will be elected at the annual meeting. Voting for the candidates will be held from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m.
Photo contest voting will also run from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. After dinner, awards will be presented to the Cooperator of the Year and the Photo Contest winners. The district's conservation accomplishments will then be reviewed and door prizes will be presented.
Nazarene Church hosting trunk or treat
SALEM - Trunk or treat will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Salem Nazarene Church, 1431 N. Ellsworth Ave.
SCH hosting grandparenting class
SALEM - Current or soon-to-be grandparents can learn about new approaches to child care during a free grandparenting class hosted by Salem Community Hospital's Family Education Program.
The class will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Nov. 9 at the hospital and will include discussions on infant safety, nutrition and medications. To register call 330-337-4989.
Look Good...Feel Better program planned
SALEM - Women undergoing cancer treatment can learn techniques for looking and feeling their best during an upcoming session of the American Cancer Society's Look Good...Feel Better program. Salem Community Hospital will host the free class from 10 a.m. to noon Nov. 12 in the hospital's second floor classrooms.
During the workshop, a trained volunteer cosmetologist helps women cope with appearance-related side effects of treatment by offering assistance with make-up application, skin care, and hair and wig techniques. Participants may bring a T-shirt of any color that can be cut for a special project. Register by calling June Semer, SCH oncology-hematology social worker, at 330-332-7677. Pre-registration is required to receive a personalized cosmetics kit, which must be ordered in advance.
Perry Township leaf pickup begins Nov. 4
PERRY TWP. - The annual leaf pickup for Perry Township residents will begin Nov. 4 on the north side for two weeks and then begin on the south side on Nov. 18 for another two weeks.
Leaves must be secured in bags and placed on the curb lawn near the street for pickup, with bags of a size that can be lifted into a truck by one person. Sticks and twigs will be picked up separately and must be bundled.
The dividing line between north and south for the township is State Street. Anyone with questions can call the Perry Township Road Department at 330-337-7266.
Also a reminder, trick or treat will be held in the township from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Oct. 31, the same as the city of Salem.
Breakfast is today at the Saxon Club
SALEM - The public is invited to an all-you-can-eat homemade breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. today at the Saxon Club on Route 9. Cost is $6 per person.
Circle of Care hosts Oktoberfest today
SALEM - Circle of Care is hosting its annual Oktoberfest from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. today at 1985 E. Pershing St. Families are invited for food, beverages, auctions, and fun activities. All proceeds will go to the activities department.
Rabies and Microchip Clinic is today
SALEM - Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary will host a Rabies and Microchip Clinic from 8 a.m. to noon today at 1859 Depot Road.
One year and three-year rabies vaccines will be available for $10. Microchip with registration is available for $35. All proceeds benefit the animals at the sanctuary. For more information and pre-registration call 330-332-4897.
Skin cancer screening clinic is Oct. 29
LISBON - A skin cancer screening clinic will be held on Oct. 29 at the Columbiana County Health Department, 7360 state Route 45. Appointments may be made, free of charge, by calling 330-424-0272.
Fun Factory offering free skating
SALEM - In observance of October as national skating month, the Salem Fun Factory is offering free skate admission and free skate rental from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 30.
'Bunnicula' planned at Roxy Theatre
MINERVA - The Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce and ArtsInStark will present "Bunnicula" at 2 p.m. Nov. 2 in Minerva's Roxy Theatre, 114 N. Market St.
Performed by the professional actors of Magical Theatre Company, "Bunnicula" is the tale of a vampire bunny who sucks the juice from vegetables and the family dog and cat who figure out he is not a normal rabbit. "Bunnicula" is geared for elementary-age children.
Tickets are $10 each and available at the chamber office, 203 N. Market St., or at the door the day of the play. Doors open at 1:30 p.m.
For more information contact the chamber at 330-868-7979 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Super Bingo is Nov. 3 at St. Jude Parish
COLUMBIANA - Doors open at 12:30 p.m. Nov. 3 on Super Bingo Sunday at St. Jude Parish, 180 Seventh St. Games begin at 2 p.m.
A $25 donation includes cards for all regular games, a free dauber and coffee and pop. Specials are sold separately. A total of $3,400 in cash prizes will be awarded, including a $1,000 guaranteed coverall. Lunch items and baked good will be available for purchase.
SHS Choir sponsoring NYC bus trip
SALEM - Salem High School Choir, under the direction of Attila Samu, has organized a bus trip to New York City on Dec. 14, just in time for the upcoming holiday season.
There are only a few seats remaining. Group Tours has extended its deadline to fill the bus completely. The NYC Express will depart by motor coach from the Salem High School parking lot at 11 p.m., Dec. 13 and travel all night with rest stops made enroute.
Arrival time is approximately 7 a.m. Dec. 14 for an entire day for visitors to enjoy some of the sights and activities available in NYC including the Rockefeller Christmas tree, shopping on Fifth Avenue, Macy's, Times Square etc. Departure from NYC is 9 p.m. with a return to Salem at approximately 6 a.m. Dec. 15.
Cost is $90 per person. An additional tour protection fee of $10 is optional. Payment is due at the time of your reservation to secure your seat on this tour.
All seats are booked on a first come, first serve basis. Make all checks payable to The Salem Choir Boosters. For more information contact Samu at 330-332-8905 Ext. 58332 and leave a message.
Fish fry is today at Columbiana Legion Post
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 at 5 p.m. 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.
Free chili supper will be served 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.
2013 Columbiana HS yearbooks are in
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.
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 - 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.
SALEM - A jigsaw puzzle exchange is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 16 in the Quaker Room. 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.
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 your 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.