State Route 165 closed due to flooding
SALEM- At approximately 1 p.m. Friday, the Ohio Department of Transportation District 4 announced that state Route 165 is closed between U.S. Route 62 and state Route 46 due to flooding. Motorist are asked to avoid the area.
Buckeye School staff to host Banquet
SALEM - The Buckeye School staff will host the Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. The menu offers tomato soup, sweet and sour chicken over rice, green beans, applesauce, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and cookies. For more information or to host a Banquet call Patty Colian at 30-831-2169.
Columbiana school board to meet
COLUMBIANA - A special meeting of the Columbiana Exempted Village Board of Education begins at 6 p.m. Feb. 27 in the high school media center for the purpose of considering roof options for South Side Middle School.
Beaver Local Dugout Club dinner set
LISBON The Beaver Local Baseball Dugout Club is hosting its "Meet the Coach" pasta dinner and Chinese auction from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. March 4 at Beaver Local High School cafeteria. The new baseball coach is Beaver Local alumni, Steve Dawson. Dinner includes pasta, homemade sauce and meatballs, salad, bread, dessert and beverage. Cost is $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens and children under 12. Carryouts are available.
Council committee to meet March 11
SALEM - Members of the Salem City Rules and Ordinance Committee will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 11 to discuss possible changes to ordinance 1147, proposed shale oil ordinance, and proposed indoor shooting ranges.
Business Connection luncheons to resume
SALEM - The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will resume its Business Connection luncheon series at 11:45 a.m. March 12 at the Salem Community Center, 1098 N. Ellsworth Ave. The featured guest speaker will be Kelly Darney, adult director from the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center. She will present: "Free Training for Your Business's Employees." Cost of the luncheon is $20 for Salem chamber members and $25 for potential members and guests.
Reservations are required by calling the chamber office at 330-337-3473 or e-mailing Tammy Peppel, chamber administrative assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stitches in Time to meet at library
SALEM - The Stitches in Time group will meet at 6:30 p.m. March 19 in the Salem Public Library's Quaker Room at 821 E. State St. Registration is not required. The group is open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring a project of their choice to work on, whether it is knitting, crocheting, embroidery, cross stitch, etc. Light refreshments are available. For more information call 330-332-0042.
Lisbon kindergarten registration set
LISBON - Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1 may register their children for kindergarten beginning March 24 at the Lisbon Board of Education Office, 317 N. Market St. Appointments may be made by calling the board office at 330-424-7714.
Screenings for kindergarten will be held May 6 and 7. Appointments will be made at the time of registration. Registration for the Lisbon Preschool will also be available at this time also. There are a limited number of places available therefore, the 4-year-olds will be considered first with 3-year-olds taking the remaining spots. Applications are available at the board office.
Parents enrolling children must bring a photo ID of themselves, the child's original birth certificate, original Social Security card, immunization records, proof of residency, and custody paper, if applicable.
Harvest for Hunger kickoff is Wednesday
YOUNGSTOWN - The Second Harvest Food Bank's 23rd annual Harvest for Hunger kickoff begins at 10:30 a.m. Feb. 26 at 2805 Salt Springs Road.
Harvest for Hunger is a food and funds drive that takes place in March and April to help stock the food bank shelves for the spring and summer months when donations taper off.
Last year, Harvest for Hunger raised more than $145,000 and collected nearly 40,000 pounds of food. All funds raised and food collected remains in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties to help feed our friends and neighbors.
If you are interested in participating in the Harvest for Hunger campaign by conducting a food and/or funds drive to benefit the food bank, contact Paige Tomlinson-Miller at 330-792-5522 Ext. 11.
Financial contributions may also be made at supermarket sponsor Giant Eagle by tearing off a $1, $5, or $10 coupon at the register March 2-April 19 and at participating Sparkle Markets and Walgreens locations during the month of March. Donations are added to your bill. For more information call visit www.mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org.
Wellness program planned at Salem Library
SALEM A total wellness program begins at 6:30 p.m. March 12 in the Salem Public Library's Quaker Room. The presenter is Kim Hemminger, RN and certified health coach. Register online for this free program at salem.lib.oh.us or 330-332-0042.
Heating aid applications still accepted
LISBON - The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County will continue taking applications for Emergency HEAP through March 31 at the Lisbon office located at 7860 Lincole Place (rear). Appointments can only be made by calling the automated scheduling system at 330-424-1386. Homebound and disabled seniors, 62 years and older, may call 330-424-4013 for appointment assistance.
The Winter Crisis Program provides assistance to low-income households that have had utilities disconnected, face a utility shut-off, or heat with bulk fuel and have a tank that is 25 percent or less of its capacity. Assistance is provided to eligible households once during the 2013-14 season. Household income eligibility is based on the previous 90 days or 12 months gross income (before taxes) at 175 percent of the Federal Poverty Guidelines. Clients in for PIPP Plus, please be aware that the income guidelines are less; 150 percent or below the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Based on the number of available staff, CAA will be accepting at least five walk-in applicants daily on a first come, first serve basis starting at 8 a.m. Until the program's end on March 31, every Friday will also be open for walk-ins from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m.
Applications for State HEAP can be completed through May 31 and are available at post offices, libraries, and utility companies throughout the county. For more information about State HEAP call 800-282-0880.