Shrove Tuesday supper will be served
LEETONIA - The Shrove Tuesday pancake and sausage supper will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. March 4 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, 29 Spruce St.
Cost is $5 for adults, $3 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children under 5.
Rotary, schools collecting hearing aids
CANFIELD - The Canfield Rotary and Canfield Local Schools have joined forces in a community project to help a small island in Dominica hear better.
The Canfield Schools will be collecting used, broken and no longer needed hearing aids from Feb. 24 through March 28. Rotary member, Carolina Figley is heading up this worthwhile project.
Toy train, model RR flea market is March 9
NILES - The Youngstown Model Railroad Association will present its 57th Toy Train and Model Railroad Flea Market on March 9 at McMenamy's Banquet Hall, 325 Youngstown-Warren Road (Exit 227-off Interstate 80).
The public is invited from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. All gauges of model railroad equipment, memorabilia and railroad related items are available.
Admission is $5 per person. Eight-foot tables are available for rent at $25 each by calling Jim Pope at 330- 547-3614 or Ed Williams at 330-758-0115.
Alchemy Acres hosting benefit dinner
SALEM - Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary will host a spaghetti dinner fund raiser from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. March 9 at the Italian-American Club, 250 Penn Ave. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at 330-332-4897.
Cost is $7 per ticket and free for children under 5. The meal includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad or applesauce, Italian bread, coffee, tea or lemonade and a dessert. The event also features a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and a carryout bake sale.
Carryout dinners are available by calling 330-337-8817. All proceeds will benefit the animals at the sanctuary.
'An Evening of the Arts' planned March 11
SALEM - The public is invited to "An Evening of the Arts" from 6 to 8 p.m. March 11 at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore, 1965 N. Ellsworth Ave.
Admission is free. The ReStore will be unveiling murals for permanent display painted by the Salem High School art students under the direction of Lisa Frederick. Entertainment will be provided by local musician Cullen Davis, student ventriloquist Tristan Hostetter and one acts performed by volunteers from the Salem Community Theatre.
The ReStore will also open its new craft room featuring new items for sale for painting, quilting, scrapbooking, cross stitch and other do-it-yourself projects.
Project Prom accepting donated dresses
SALEM - The eighth annual Project Prom," supported by students and staff from West Branch and Salem schools, is conducting a prom dress donation drive throughout March. Donated dresses will be provided to girls with limited means to purchase a prom dress.
Dresses may be dropped off at West Branch or Salem High schools. Other types of contributions are also welcome. Individuals, organizations, or businesses interested in supporting Project Prom are encouraged to contact Jill DeRamo at West Branch High School at 330-938-4406.
All girls are welcome to participate in the program, regardless of where they live or what school they attend. The distribution will be held from noon to 4 p.m. March 22 at the Salem Schools Administration Building on Cleveland Street. Other free services/items include shoes, gift certificates for hair, nails, make-up, flowers, etc., provided by Keith Davis from Create-A-Color Shoes and Casal Aveda Institute.
Host families sought for exchange students
SALEM -Mahoning and Columbiana County families will have the opportunity to welcome a young person from Japan into their home for one month this year, as part of an international exchange program offered by the County OSU Extension, 4-H.
Statewide, host families are needed for 100 Japanese youngsters (ages 12-18) and their adult chaperones, who will visit Ohio from July 23 through Aug. 18.
Host families provide the exchangees with room and board and a chance to experience daily life in America. Exchangees provide their own spending money, and the sponsoring organization furnishes comprehensive medical insurance.
All types of families are welcome to apply to become hosts, including urban, rural, single-parent,childless, and non-4-H families.
The only requirement is that hosts must have a family member of the same gender and approximate age of the exchangee, three meals a day, and a separate bed for the visitor.
For an application form call Gretchen Kalinay at 330-799-8407 or Gary Reel at 330-533-7712 (ohio4h.org/youth/international).
Wall of Fame nominations being accepted
EAST LIVERPOOL - Kent State University at East Liverpool's Wall of Fame Committee is now accepting nominations for the Lifetime Achievement Award and the Friends of the Kent State East Liverpool Award.
The Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes Kent State graduates for their professional accomplishments and community involvement.
The Friends of Kent State University at East Liverpool Award honors individuals who work tirelessly to improve our community and support the university's mission to provide quality education to the tri-state area.
The 26th annual Wall of Fame Honors Banquet will be held at 5:30 p.m. May 2 at the East Liverpool Country Club. A dinner program is slated to honor outstanding students and this year's Wall of Fame inductees.
Also during the banquet, the Wall of Fame Committee will announce the recipient of its annual scholarship and the Joan Gailey Memorial Scholarship will be given in memory of the late Dr. Joan Gailey, a beloved former professor at the East Liverpool campus.
To nominate someone for the award contact Bethany Zirillo at 330-382-7430 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request an application. Nominations are due by Feb. 28.
McVicker scholarship breakfast planned
SEBRING - The Danny McVicker scholarship fund benefit breakfast and 50/50 drawing will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Sebring American Legion on California Avenue. The all-you-can-eat breakfast includes coffee and juice
Camp Frederick holding dinner dance
ROGERS- Camp Frederick of Rogers will hold its fourth annual dinner dance at 6 p.m. March 22 at the Youngstown Shrine Club, 1735 W. South Range Road, North Lima.
The theme for this year's event is "Denim and Diamonds." Funds raised during event support the ministry of Camp Frederick.
The evening offers food provided by Ala Carte Catering, music/dancing by the band "Back Beat," fun, fellowship and auction items. Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased by March 15. For information or tickets contact 330-227-3633, email@example.com. This event is sponsored in part by Thrivent Financial for Lutherans.
JA Titan competition scheduled March 13
YOUNGSTOWN - Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley and Youngstown State University's Williamson College of Business Administration will host the fifth annual JA Titan Business Challenge Competition for local high school students on March 13.
The competition uses JA's high school JA Titan Program and increases student understanding of the real world of business. Students experience how success or failure of a business depends on how well they manage key decisions such as pricing, marketing strategies, and R & D investments. To check out the game visit titan.ja.org.
This opportunity is available to any high school junior and senior in Mahoning, Trumbull, Columbiana, and Ashtabula counties, free of charge.
Teams who sign up must have a team of three students and provide their own transportation to and from the competition and be accompanied by a chaperone (does not need to be a teacher). Breakfast and lunch is provided. Each school can bring up to three teams, as space allows (competition allows for a maximum of 24 teams). Each team of students will be assigned a local business professional to mentor them as well.
Teams will be competing for scholarships and prizes as they increase their understanding of running a business in a competitive, high-tech marketplace.
The top three teams will each receive scholarships (first place is $500 per student, second is $200 per student, and third is $100 per student). There will also be other prizes and giveaways throughout the day.
After registering, teams will receive a confirmation letter with practice information. For more information, including volunteering or sponsoring a school, contact Melissa D'Apolito at 330-539-5268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elder Ag and Turf holding Ladies Night
EAST PALESTINE - Elder Ag and Turf is hosting its annual Ladies Night on March 21 on site at 49290 state Route 14. This free event, featuring Master Gardener Ellen Speicher, includes a light dinner and entertainment.
Displays open at 5:30 p.m. with seating starting at 5:45 p.m. The program begins at 6 p.m. Reservations are required by March 13 at email@example.com or 330-426-2166.
Salem Saxon Club will host fish fries
SALEM - The Salem Saxon Club will host its six annual Lenten public fish fries, starting March 7.
Dinners will be served from 5 to 7 p.m. and include a choice of baked or fried ocean cod, or breaded pork chops, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce or coleslaw, homemade cake, coffee/tea, iced tea or punch. Cost is $11 for adults and $6 for children. Carryouts available by calling 330-222-1770 after 4:30 p.m. A cash bar is open to the public.
Leetonia IAC hosting fish fries
LEETONIA - A fish fry will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 7 at the Leetonia Italian American Club. Carryouts are available by calling 330-427-9900.
Women's Club sponsoring prom gown sale
COLUMBIANA The Columbiana Women's Club at 121 N. Main St. is sponsoring its fourth annual prom gown sale on two consecutive Saturdays in March.
On March 8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the club will accept gently worn gowns which owners may price and offer for sale. Unsold gowns will be returned to the owners from 3 to 4 p.m. March 15.
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15, the club's collection of gowns will be on sale. Gowns of many sizes, styles and colors are available. This is non-profit event for the benefit of local area teens. For more information call 330-482-2267.
First Presbyterian holding 'Soup to Go'
SALEM - The First Presbyterian Church of Salem will have "Soup to Go" available from noon to 1 p.m. March 9. Quarts of vegetable soup will be sold for $5 each. Customers are asked to enter the church parking lot from Second Street and watch for signs.
Pork chop dinners will be served Saturday
WINONA - The Winona Friends Church on Whinnery Road will serve a baked pork chop dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday in its Family Life Center. The dinner includes mashed potatoes, vegetable, rolls and dessert. Cost is $8. Carryouts are available. For more information call 330-222-0200.
Tickets remain for Fat Tuesday at SCC
SALEM - Tickets are still available for the Salem Community Center, Salem Rotary Club and Salem Kiwanis Club's "Feed the Salem Community Pantry" fund-raising event.
The "Feed the Salem Community Pantry Fat Tuesday" celebration will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Salem Community Center.
All proceeds will go to the Salem Community Pantry. Tickets may be purchased at the SCC or from a Rotary or Kiwanis member. For more information visit the SCC website at salemcommunitycenter.com.
Fundraiser will benefit Nign children
CALCUTTA - The Calcutta Volunteer Fire Department and East Liverpool Motor Lodge is presenting a benefit concert, "The Show Must Go On," on March 8 in the upstairs ballroom at the lodge.
All proceeds will be directed to the children of the late Jamie and Meghann Nign. There also will be a 50/50 and Chinese auction. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Music will be provided by the Pink Floyd Tribute Band and special guest 7% Superstar at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10 each. Food is available for purchase in the restaurant downstairs in the motor lodge.
Community Foundation backing Banquet
SALEM Salem Community Foundation will sponsor the Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St.
The menu offers chicken noodle soup, stuffed pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans, applesauce, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, and ice cream sundaes. Additional sponsors are needed. For more information contact Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
Conferences scheduled at CCC&TC
LISBON - The Columbiana County Career and Technical Center will hold its second semester parent-teacher conferences from 3 to 9 p.m. Thursday. To schedule appointments with your child's teachers call 330-424-9561 and select "0" for the operator.