Fire truck, overpass topics tonight
SALEM - A new fire truck, an overpass project, the Community Improvement Corporation and the State of the City will be among the topics discussed at city meetings tonight at Salem City Hall.
The Committee of the Whole, which includes all seven Salem city council members, will meet at 6 p.m. in council chambers to discuss funding for the CIC.
At 6:30 p.m., the Finance Committee takes the floor to discuss funding for the purchase of a demo ladder truck for the fire department. Also to be discussed is funding for a 2015 Ohio Department of Transportation overpass project. ODOT needs a commitment from the city for the lighting portion of the project by March 3.
The regular city council meeting is set for 7 p.m., with Mayor John Berlin expected to deliver his State of the City address.
Talent scout to lecture in Lisbon
LISBON - America's leading expert on young performers, renowned New York talent scout Peter Sklar, will present "Getting Started in the Arts," a free lecture for aspiring teen dancers, singers and actors, and their parents at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Trinity Playhouse, 234 E. Lincoln Way.
There is no charge for admission, but reservations are required. No one under age 7 will be admitted with or without a parent, and no one under 18 will be admitted without their mother or father. A substitute temporary guardian, such as a friend's parent, is not permissible. For reservations call 330-831-7249 (www.gettingstartedinthearts.com).
Gamblers Anonymous to meet in Boardman
BOARDMAN - Gamblers Anonymous, a 12-Step fellowship for compulsive gamblers who want to recover from their gambling addictions, will meet at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Westminster Church, 119 Stadium Drive.
GA will also meet at 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Christ Church Presbyterian, 3425 Hopkins Road, Cornersburg. For more information call 330-505-5060.
Blood screenings offered in Columbiana
COLUMBIANA - Comprehensive blood screenings, sponsored by Salem Regional Medical Center's Outreach Services and Laboratory, will be available on Saturday for $40 by appointment only at the Columbiana Family Care Center, 750 E. Park Ave.
Comprehensive blood screenings can help to identify many health problems in their earliest stages, when they are most treatable, and may detect conditions such as high cholesterol, anemia and other disorders.
Participants may add a prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening to their comprehensive panel for an additional $10; or an HgA1C diabetes screening for an additional $25. A lipid profile only, which measures cholesterol levels and is included in the comprehensive screening, is also available for $10.
For an appointment call 330-482-3871.
Leetonia Library plans party for Elvis
LEETONIA- The Leetonia Community Public Library will host a belated birthday party for Elvis Presley at 6 p.m. Jan. 27 featuring a "top-notch" Elvis impersonator will serenading with Elvis hit songs. There will also be a Chinese auction of Elvis memorabilia, a trivia contest and, of course, birthday cake. Participants are encouraged to dress in '50s, '60s and '70s clothing. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the Leetonia Community Public Library. Register by calling 330-427-6635.