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November 1, 2013
Salem News

Look Nook Gift Shop st at hospital

SALEM - Salem Community Hospital's Look Nook Gift Shop's annual Christmas open house is slated from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 6. Light refreshments will be served. Items available include holiday decor, gifts, hats, scarves, candles, warmers, jewelry, accessories, ornaments, stocking stuffers, Ohio State merchandise and Snoozies! slippers. Shoppers may purchase tickets for a Christmas quilt raffle and enter a free Chinese auction for a chance to win holiday merchandise. A free Christmas ornament is included with any purchase of $15 or more. The Look Nook is located above the hospital's main lobby, on the second floor. Enter through the Salem Medical Center and take the elevated walkway across State Street.

Craft show set at Salem Hospital

SALEM -Salem Community Hospital's Charitable Contributions Committee will host its annual craft show and Chinese auction from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 8 in the hospital's cafeteria and private dining room.

A variety of seasonal and everyday crafts made by SCH employees will be available for purchase. The event features a Chinese Auction benefiting local charities, with tickets costing $1 each or six for $5. Top prizes will include an HP Notebook Computer, two gift card baskets valued at $125 each and a $100 Giant Eagle gift card. For more information call Jane Shoemaker at 330-332-7297.

Benefit planned to aid Erica Ford

LISBON - Marissa Paxson is hosting a benefit for Erica Ford.

Paxson said that Ford has lived her entire 30 years in Lisbon, has worked at Giant Eagle in Salem for almost 14 years, is well respected among all who know her for her kind, nurturing, caring, courageous and loving qualities. According to Paxson, on a cold, winter day in January 2013, Ford received a phone call at work that her fiance Kyle Thrasher had been in a car accident. Ford was also a couple months pregnant at the time. Upon arrival to the hospital, her fiance was in a vegetative state. After a month of waiting for changes nothing prevailed, so due to the stress of her fiance's condition, Ford had the baby eight weeks early. The baby spent two months in the hospital before he was able to come home. Meanwhile her fiance's condition had not changed. After months of her fiance being moved around to numerous facilities with no improvement, and Ford taking time off work traveling to be with him hoping something would change, he passed away eight months after the accident.

The benefit will be held from 4 to 11 p.m. Nov. 9 at Sundowner's in Lisbon. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under, which includes a meal and beverage. Musical entertainment will be provided by Zach Paxson, along with a 50/50, Chinese auction and door prizes. All proceeds will be used for medical and household bills.

Driver's Ed starts Nov. 11 at Beaver Local

LISBON - AAA Driver education classes start on Nov. 11 at Beaver Local High School. All area students are eligible to attend. For information call 330-532-2878.

Beaver Twp. Veterans Day program set

NORTH LIMA - The Beaver Township Veterans Day program begins at 1 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Veterans Memorial (corner of state Route 164 and 165). Vice Admiral John LaPlante, U.S. Navy Retired, will speak. In case of inclement weather, the program will be held at the Beaver Township Fire Station, 601 W. South Range Road. For information call 330-549-9552.

Fundraising recognition planned

BOARDMAN - The Mahoning/Shenango Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals will recognize individuals, organizations and businesses at its 23rd annual celebration of National Philanthropy Day on Nov. 15 at Antone's Banquet Centre, 8578 Market St. Registration and a reception starts at 11 a.m. followed by the luncheon program at noon.

Awards will be given in eight categories. Among those being honored are: Covelli Enterprises, Special Recognition for Valley Impact; Al and Suzanne Fleming, Outstanding Philanthropists; Gasser Chair Co., Outstanding Corporate Philanthropist; Olivia Helmick, Outstanding Young Philanthropist; DiRusso's Sausage, Outstanding Small Business Philanthropist; Rita O'Leary, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser and Aut Mori Grotto, Outstanding Civic Organization.

Tickets for the NPD program are $30 per individual and a table of eight for $240. Checks should be sent to AFP Mahoning/Shenango Chapter, P.O. Box 672, Youngstown, Ohio 44501 with a list of attendees and contact information. Reservations and payment can also be made online at Reservations must be received by Nov. 4. For more information contact NPD Co-chairs Helen Paes at 330-533-3300 or Linda Kostka at 330-702-3000.

Goodwill seeks input with online survey

YOUNGSTOWN - Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries has contracted with Youngstown State University to perform a Community Needs Assessment. The results from the Community Needs Assessment will help Goodwill to better serve the community and will provide Goodwill with a better understanding of its strengths and weaknesses.

Goodwill is asking those who live in their service area to help by completing a short online survey. The survey should take five minutes to complete. The survey can be found at A link to the survey can also be found on Goodwill's website at For information about Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries visit or call 330-759-7921.

Oglebay bus trip to aid Meals on Wheels

COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Area Meals of Wheels program is planning a bus trip to Oglebay Park on Nov. 30, sponsored by Sitler's Flowers. The bus leaves at 2 p.m. from Gad-A-Bout Tours on Route 14. Cost is $75 which includes a buffet dinner and the light show. All proceeds benefit Meals on Wheels. For reservations call 330-482-0366 before Nov. 18.

Christmas craft program set in Leetonia

LEETONIA- Linda Durham of Off Main Street in Washingtonville will present a Christmas craft program from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Nov. 19 at the Leetonia Community Public Library. Choices include a Santa bottle topper or a wreath. There is a small charge for supplies and enrollment is limited. Register by Nov. 13 by calling 330-427-6635.



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