Lenten public fish fries
set at Salem Saxon Club
SALEM - The Salem Saxon Club at 1980 Newgarden Road will host the second of its six annual Lenten public fish fries from 5 to 7 p.m. Dinners include a choice of baked or fried ocean cod, or breaded pork chops, scalloped potatoes, green beans, applesauce or cole slaw, homemade cake, coffee, tea, iced tea or punch. Cost is $11 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for under 6. Carryouts are available by calling 330-222-1770 after 4:30 p.m. A cash bar is open to the public.
Banquet in Salem to feature fried chicken, tomato soup
SALEM - In honor of Gary Dermotta, the Banquet in Salem will be sponsored by St. Paul Team Five from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Memorial Building. Tomato soup, fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, applesauce, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and ice cream will be served.
Additional sponsors are needed. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
'Night of the Living Beauty Pageant' set at Canfield High
CANFIELD - Canfield High School will be performing the comedy "Night of the Living Beauty Pageant" at 7:30 p.m. March 21 and 22 in the high school auditorium. The play involves two teenage boys hoping to get rich by holding auditions for a beauty pageant, but instead encounter many obstacles, demanding characters and just keeping themselves alive.
Tickets for the show are $8 for adults and $5 for students and senior citizens. Tickets may be purchased in advance or at the door.
Decorations must be removed at Woodsdale Cemetery
SALEM - Members of the Woodsdale Cemetery Joint Board request that all winter and outdated decorations at Woodsdale Cemetery be removed prior to March 28 or they will be discarded.
Indoor yard/garage sale
set at Memorial Building
SALEM - The Salem Memorial Building's indoor yard/garage sale will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 5 at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St.
An 8-foot tables and two chairs is available to rent for $10. Register for a table at the Memorial Building or download a registration form at www.salemparksandrecreation.com. Lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. All profits benefit the Salem Memorial Building Association.
Winter HEAP program
deadline extended to April 15
YOUNGSTOWN - In early March the Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Assistance, extended the deadline for applications for the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) Winter Crisis Program from March 31 to April 15 giving Mahoning County residents and Ohioans an extended time to apply.
"Due to the extremely cold winter weather we experienced for such a long period of time, some people who never applied before for heating assistance needed to turn to our agency for this emergency benefit," said Vesna Vukasinovich, director of home energy services at the Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP).
The program provides assistance to eligible households that are threatened with disconnection, have been disconnected or if their tank contains 35 percent or less of its capacity of bulk fuel. A maximum one-time credit of up to $175 per heating season is allowed under the program guidelines. Bulk fuel households are eligible for up to $750. Customers using coal/wood are eligible for up to $350.
"For many local residents there is a sense of panic when they receive their utility bills and realize how much is owed," said Vukasinovich.
To qualify for the Winter Crisis Program, a household must be at or below 175 percent of the federal poverty income guidelines. For a family of four the annual income must be at or below $41,213.
For households with more than eight people, add $7,035 per person for 12 months, or $1,759 per person for three months.
The required documentation for the face-to-face appointment includes:
Applicants must report the total gross household income for the past three or 12 months.
The utility bills must be in the name of an eligible household member.
Applicants must bring both their gas and electric bills.
Bulk fuel customers must bring their bulk fuel vendor verification and electric bill.
Social Security cards must be presented for all household members.
Photo identification of all individuals age 18 and over in the household must be presented.
Disabled individuals must provide documentation of their disability.
Confirmation number (This is provided by the automated phone system when scheduling an appointment).
For individuals who receive child support or unemployment benefits, they must bring this documentation with them at the time of their appointment.
If claiming zero income, individuals must provide written documentation from ODJFS.
If claiming living off of school grants, individuals must provide educational documentation.
Since the start of the program in November 2013, more than 116,000 Ohioans have taken advantage of the program.
The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership will strive to alleviate and prevent the causes of poverty. They will plan and implement quality services designed to educate and empower eligible residents of Mahoning County with a goal of moving toward self-sufficiency. For additional information visit MYCAP's website at my-cap.org.
Crocheted necklace class set at Leetonia Library March 18
LEETONIA- Bettie White will teach a class on making crocheted necklaces from 5 to 6:30 p.m. March 18 at the Leetonia Community Public Library. Participants must bring a size G or H crochet hook.
South Range to compete in Quiz Bowl championship
BOARDMAN- South Range and Boardman academic challenge teams will compete in the Mahoning County Quiz Bowl championship at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Boardman Barnes and Noble. The teams advanced out of 16 local high schools on Saturday. Teams are comprised of four students from each school who are able to participate at one time, and will answer questions on literature, science and history.
West Branch staffers compete against Harlem Wizards April 7
BELOIT- Staff members of the West Branch School District will be competing against the Harlem Wizards basketball team in a family fun night event at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 7, in the West Branch High School Gym.
The Harlem Wizards are a world renowned basketball team that shows off its talent by performing wild ball-handling tricks, amazing dunks and fun fan interaction. There will be an interactive halftime show with the fans, as well as autograph signing after the game. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students and free for children under 5, and are available at the high school athletic office until April 4. Tickets can also be purchased online at www.harlemwizards.com/BELOIT. Through donations to offset the costs of the event, one lucky fan will have the opportunity to be a member of the West Branch team to play against the Wizards.
The district will also be holding a spaghetti dinner before the game starting at 3:30 p.m. Tickets for the dinner are $5 for adults and $3 for children. This event is sponsored by the We ARE West Branch Supporters, Traps Sports Center and Holiday Inn Express of Alliance, along with the West Branch Little Warriors Basketball and Football youth organizations.