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February 1, 2014
Salem News

Salem Historical Society

to launch new program

SALEM - "History in the Round," the Salem Historical Society's new community program, will meet the first Wednesday of each month to share information about a local topic of interest. The first session begins at 10 a.m. Feb. 5 in the meeting room of the Dale Shaffer Research Library, 239 S. Lundy Ave. and centers on two popular candy stores: Scott's and Hendrick's. Those with special memories or information about the stores are encouraged to attend. Society President David Shivers will serve as host. Coffee and snacks will be provided. For more information call 330-337-8514.

Story times scheduled at

Lepper Library through March

LISBON - Lepper Public Library will hold storytimes in February and March. Toddler storytimes begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesdays for ages 18 months to 3 years. Preschool storytimes follow at 10:30 a.m. for ages 3 to 5. A Valentine's Day party starts at 6 p.m. Feb. 6.

Storybook Museum event

for children planned Feb. 8

SALEM - The Salem Storybook Museum will host a celebration titled, "Love and Friendship," from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Feb. 8. Students from 6 to 12 are invited to 'bring a friend' and come to Kent State University City Center.

Although the event is free, reservations are required by calling 330-332-4723. Janis Yereb, museum curator, will be in charge of the creative project that the children will do. "Who doesn't love Valentine's Day? And one of the great loves in our lifetime is the love for our friends," she said.

Elizabeth Thatcher, museum director, will read one story to the visitors. Refreshments will be served.

Alliance Hospital, Heart Assoc. to host women's event

ALLIANCE - In honor of American Heart Month, Alliance Community Hospital (ACH) and the American Heart Association (AHA) are collaborating to help Alliance go red for women's heart health.

"Alliance Goes Red: An Evening for Women" is designed to empower the community, especially women, with the knowledge and tools they need to make positive lifestyle changes to help reduce their risk of heart disease. This free event takes place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at Alliance High School. Reservations are requested by calling 330-596-7575 no later than Feb. 18.

"We recognize that cardiovascular disease is a tremendous issue in our community," said Dr. Debra Lehrer, who has been instrumental in planning this event. "ACH, along with the AHA, is proud to have three local physicians volunteer to participate in an evening of education to promote women's heart health."

The panel of physicians include Amber Somerville, M.D., obstetrics and gynecology; John Prodafikas, M.D., cardiology; and Ashraf Ahmed, M.D., internal medicine. Light refreshments and giveaways will be provided.

Community members can also help raise awareness on Feb. 7 by participating in National Wear Red for Women Day in recognition of family, friends and neighbors who have suffered from heart disease. For more information visit or the hospital's Facebook page.

Crime writer to speak

at Columbiana Library

COLUMBIANA - Local author Allan R. May will speak from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at the Columbiana Public Library. May got his start with Jerry Capeci, the dean of mob writers, at Capeci's "Gangland News" website. He was the main organized crime writer for Court TV's website in the early 2000s, and was one of the main contributors to both and He has taught several courses on organized crime at Cuyahoga Community College and lectures at libraries throughout Northeast Ohio. Registration is required at the library or by calling 330-482-5509.

Tai Chi thearapy program

to begin in Alliance Feb. 11

ALLIANCE - Alliance Community Hospital's Outpatient Therapy Department's six-week Tai Chi program starts Feb. 11. Tai Chi is an ancient practice proven to reduce pain and improve mental and physical well-being. The Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program, developed by Dr. Paul Lam, uses gentle Sun-style Tai Chi routines that are safe, easy to learn and suitable for every fitness level. This program takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the ACH therapy plaza at 1900 S. Union Ave., Suite 101. Lindsey Reynolds MS, ATC was recently certified by the Arthritis Foundation to teach this course. Cost is $30. Reservations may be made by calling 330-823-8839.



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