Southern hosting charity basketball games
SALINEVILLE - Southern Local Schools will host three charity basketball games on Monday. A "Staff vs. Seniors" game begins at 5:30 p.m., followed by a "30 and Over Alumni" game and an "Under 30 Alumni" game. There will also be a free throw contest and a 3-point contest.
Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students. All proceeds will be divided between Southern Local Elementary/K105's Quest for a Million Pennies, which benefits St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; and the family of Noah Long, a local child who has recently been battling acute myeloid leukemia.
SRMC nutritionist will present program
SALEM - The Columbiana County Association of Family and Consumer Sciences will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Schoolhouse Stitchers Clubhouse in Goshen Township.
Miriam Good will be the hostess. A nutritionist from the Salem Regional Medical Center (SRMC) will present a program on dietary standards.
Salem Senior Citizens will install officers
SALEM - Officers will be installed when Salem Senior Citizens conducts its monthly meeting on March 26 at the Memorial Building. The board meeting begins at 11 a.m. followed by the regular meeting at noon. Lunch will be served at noon. Guests and new members are welcome.
Farmer's Market Health Fair scheduled
COLUMBIANA - The Farmer's Market Health Fair is slated from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 28 in the Salchow Room at the Columbiana Public Library.
Get information on resources available in the community from vendors including Park Vista, Vista Care Center, Salem Area Visiting Nurse Association, Lincoln Heritage, ExactCare Pharmacy and Tudor Physical Therapy. Free vegetables, fruit and prizes are available. No registration is required.
Family Ed program hosting free sibling class
SALEM - To help siblings prepare for the arrival of a new baby, Salem Regional Medical Center's (SRMC) Family Education Program is hosting a free sibling class from 10 to 11:30 a.m. March 29. The class is open to children ages 3 to10 and will include age-appropriate discussions on the physical characteristics, behavior and care of newborns. A tour of New Beginnings Family Care Center, SRMC's maternity unit, will also be provided.
Class participants should meet in New Beginnings Family Care Center, located on the hospital's first floor. Children attending the class must be accompanied by a parent. To register call 330-337-4989.
Chicken and biscuit benefit dinner planned
EAST PALESTINE - The public is invited to a creamed chicken and biscuit benefit dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. March 29 at Fox Hollow Banquet Hall, 3769 E Main St., New Waterford (across from the fire station).
The meal includes mashed potatoes, green beans, coffee or cold beverage, and dessert. Cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children 8 and under, and free for 2 and under. There also will be a Chinese auction and 50/50 raffle. Prizes include a full car detailing, a two-night loge stay for two, assorted gift baskets an gift certificates.
One hundred percent of the proceeds go to Caring Hands Food Ministry of East Palestine.
Beginner crochet classes offered at United
HANOVERTON - The United Local Community Education Department is sponsoring beginner crochet classes on April 7, 14, 28 and May 5.
Classes will be held from 6:30 to8:30 p.m. in room 202. Cost is $12 per person, plus the cost of materials. To register for the class or for a list of materials, contact Loretta McLaughlin at United Local at 330-223-1521. Make checks payable to United Local Schools and mail to Community Education, United Local Schools, 8143 state Route 9, Hanoverton, Ohio 44423.
Fox Med Scholarships applications available
SALEM - The Salem High School Alumni Association reminds Salem High School graduates pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, or any profession related to human healthcare to apply for the Charles Fox Medical Scholarship.
Applicants must have completed their undergraduate degree and be working toward a post-graduate degree.
Applicants must have completed one year toward their post-graduate degree and maintained a minimum GPA of 3.2 or its equivalent in their professional school.
Details and applications are available either online at www.salemohioalumni.org or weekday mornings from 9 a.m. to noon at the alumni office at 330 E. State St. Applications should arrive at the alumni office by noon Wednesday, April 2. If delivering by hand, note that the alumni office closes at noon.
The scholarships are funded primarily by money left by the late Charles Fox, a Lisbon area native who died in 1972. Fox was employed at both the Salem China Company and Salem Label Company.
OSU Ext. offering Wellness Challenge
CANFIELD -The 2014 Spring Wellness Challenge is a free six week on-line email challenge designed to help participants improve their health by encouraging physical activity, enjoying healthy foods, and practicing sound fitness suggestions.
Those who sign up will receive two weekly e-communications from Ohio State University Extension containing research based nutrition, health and fitness information. Additional tracking logs will be available for download to help participants document their progress.
A pre- and post-assessment online survey will be used to gather comments to improve future challenges and track members' progress. All collected data will be kept confidential.
Participants will learn about adding more vegetables and fruits to their diet, finding more ways to move, trying new recipes, visiting local food outlets, planting an herb/vegetable/fruit in a container or plot garden, seasoning with herbs instead of salt, and wearing sun protection every day.
Interested in joining this on-line challenge? Follow this link to sign-up on line: go.osu.edu/SpMahoning. You'll be enrolled and begin receiving e-communications starting early April. The Challenge lasts from April 7 to May 18. For more information contact your OSU Extension Educator in Mahoning County, Beth Stefura at firstname.lastname@example.org or 330-533-5538.
CFAES provides research and related educational programs to clients on a nondiscriminatory basis. For more information: go.osu.edu/cfaesdiversity.
Lions Club roast beef dinner is Saturday
NEW WATERFORD - The New Waterford Lions Club's 35th semi-annual all-you-can-eat roast beef dinner will be served from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Crestview High School.
Cost at the door is $10 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds go toward sight-saving projects and educational scholarships. Carryouts will be available.
Volunteer examiner testing is scheduled
LISBON - There will be volunteer examiner testing at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency, 215 S. Market St. Registration begins at 1 p.m. Walk-ins will be accommodated.
Southern holding District Showcase
SALINEVILLE - The Southern Local School District will hold its annual District Showcase from 6 to 8 p.m. March 20. A pasta dinner will be served from 4 to 6 p.m. featuring rigatoni and meatballs, salad, beverage and dessert.
Cost is $7 for adults, $4 for children 12 and under. Carryouts are available. There will also be a Scholastic Book Fair that night from 6 to 8 in the elementary library.
Calla Community Church hosting benefit
CANFIELD - Calla Community Church is sponsoring a soup benefit for Stephanie Gearhaart at 4 p.m. March 21, or until sold out, at the church, 6482 W. Calla Road. Gearhaart was in a car accident in September 2013 and is continuing physical rehabilitation therapy at this time.
Soups available are bean with ham or vegetable beef with barley. Cost is $6 per quart. Fresh-baked bread will be available for $2 per loaf. To pre-order call 330-507-2255 or 330-501-1597.
Saxon Club serving public fish fry today
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. Friday.
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.
Team Five will sponsor Banquet in Salem
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.
Memorial Building's garage sale is April 5
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.
EP Library book sale is today, Saturday
EAST PALESTINE - The Friends of the East Palestine Memorial Public Library will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the library's basement.
All proceeds will benefit the library.
There is a large assortment of hardback and paperback books (adult, fiction, non-fiction, collectibles, and children's).
The books are separated into categories and the fiction books are in alphabetical order by author and the non-fiction books are displayed by categories of interest.
Also featured are records, videos, puzzles, games, magazines, cassettes, books on tape, VHS and DVDs. For more information call the library at 330-426-3778.
Pregnancy Center's concert tickets on sale
SALEM - Tickets are still available for Lifeline of Columbiana County Pregnancy Center's benefit concert at 3 p.m. March 16 at the First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave.
This fund raiser is to provide revenue for training the medial staff, the purchase of ultra sound equipment, and the procurement of a new location.
The concert will be performed by Eric Genuis, acclaimed composer and pianist, along with three world class musicians, Avery Bright, violinist; James Rosenbloom, cellist; and Autumn Boyle, vocalist.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For information or tickets call Theresa Morris at 330-360-8827.
Benefit dinner, raffle planned for Joe and Ruth Zarnosky
NEW WATERFORD -A benefit buffet dinner and raffle for Joe and Ruth Zarnosky will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Bojangle's Roadhouse, 48400 state Route 14. Cost is $20. Live music will be provided by John Branch.
The couple lost their house to a fire on Dec. 27, 2013. Three days later they were in a head-on collision that totaled their car, both sustaining many injuries. Not long after Joe fell while working on the property and tore his rotator cuff, he went through surgery on Feb. 12.
According to Misty Russell, "They are the couple who are always doing benefits for everyone else. I have never met such kind people that wanted to help everyone around them," she said. "Joe and Ruth have lost everything and are starting over. They have purchased a vehicle and trailer to stay in while they rebuild themselves a home. Our goal is to raise enough funds to help them with the many bills that continue to pile up."
Donations may be sent to their residence at 1818 Columbiana-Lisbon Road, Columbiana 44408.
Salem Community Center hosting swim lesson program
SALEM - The Salem Community Center (SCC) will host another session of the American Red Cross swim lesson program beginning April 5 and running every Saturday to May 21. Six learn to swim levels are available, along with a Mommy and Me level for infants and their parent. Cost is $70 for non-members and $55 for members. A multiple child discount is available. To sign-up call the SCC at 330-332-5885.