Dems move dinner to EL Country Club
EAST LIVERPOOL - The Columbiana County Democrats' spring $100 dinner venue has changed due to the closing of the East Liverpool Motor Lodge. The dinner will be held April 10 at the East Liverpool Country Club. Cocktails will be be served at 6 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m. For more information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.
Columbiana utility meeting canceled
COLUMBIANA - The utility (electric/water) meeting that was scheduled for April 10 by "Concerned Columbiana Residents" at Columbiana High School has been canceled.
Gae Wagner at 330-892-8788 is interested in talking with other Columbiana residents who have all-electric homes. She is inviting residents to the "council electric meeting" on April 22 (check with the city for any changes).
'EXCEL-lent Adventure' set in Lisbon
LISBON - The Columbiana County Educational Service Center and Lisbon Exempted Village Schools will host an "EXCEL-lent Adventure" showcasing the work of gifted and talented students from the EXCEL programs throughout county schools. The event is slated from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at McKinley Elementary School, 441 E. Chestnut St. This year's theme is the "The Future is Now ... A Look at the 21st Century Classroom."
Students, families, and friends from Beaver Local, Crestview Local, Leetonia, Lisbon, Salem, Southern Local, and United Local will view projects, enjoy hands-on activities, and will learn about apps available for students. Parents are invited to meet with the EXCEL teachers to discuss next year's programming.
Junior Envirothon planned in Canfield
CANFIELD - The Mahoning Soil and Water Conservation District is hosting Mahoning County's 2014 Junior Envirothon from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 10 at Mill Creek MetroParks Farm in Canfield. The envirothon is an academic, outdoor environmental competition for middle school students in grades six to eight. Teams are tested on their knowledge of soils, forestry, aquatics, wildlife and a current environmental issue, which this year will be composting. Working together, the students gain team-building skills, knowledge of science, and appreciation for local natural resources. For more information call 330-740-7995.
Second Harvest food distribution planned
SALEM - The Second Harvest food distribution is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon April 11 at the Bunker Hill United Methodist Church, 15096 W. Middletown Road. Those attending are asked to bring containers.
Community shredding event set in Salem
SALEM - The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a community shredding event, provided by Document Destruction Services powered by Cintas Document Management, from 9 a.m. to noon April 12 at 716 E. State St. There is a limit of five boxes/bags per car. For more information call Tammy Peppel at 330-337-3473.
EP Relay team plans Vendor Blender
EAST PALESTINE - The East Palestine Rotary Roadrunners Relay for Life Team will sponsor its second annual Vendor Blender from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 12 at the First United Presbyterian Church, 109 W. Rebecca St.
Vendors include GL Treasures, Pampered Chef, Scentsy, Signature Home Styles, Stampin' Up, Tastefully Simple, Thirty One, Tupperware, Cookie Lee, Posh, Clark Street Sweets, Premier Jewelry, Mary Kay, and crafts made by the Relay for Life team. A Chinese auction will be featured. Food will be available. Admission is free.
Proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life.
For more information call 330-397-2086 or 330-271-1979.
EP?Rotary to host pancake breakfast
EAST PALESTINE - The Rotary Club of East Palestine will sponsor a pancake and sausage breakfast from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 12 at the Community Center at the Park. Cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. An Easter egg hunt follows. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos at the breakfast. Cost is $8. A Chinese auction will be featured with over 30 items. Tickets are $1 each, 10 for $5 or 30 for $10.
Salem student to perform in Findlay
FINDLAY - Amanda Lydic of Salem will perform in the University of Findlay's Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble performance of "Enchanted Places: Worlds of the Imagination" at 3 p.m. April 13 in the Findlay High School Heminger auditorium.
Both UF students, faculty and staff and community members are welcome at no cost, however, tickets to reserve seating are required. To reserve seating, contact the UF box office at 419-434-4458.
Under the direction of Jack Taylor, professor of music, the bands will perform music of the stage, motion pictures and other selections including "Witches' Dance" by Puccini and "March to the Scaffold" by Berlioz.
'Fly-by' carryout dinners planned
SALEM - "Fly-by" carryout dinners will be available from 4 to 6 p.m., or until sold out, April 17 at the First Friends Church, 1028 Jennings Ave. The meal includes glazed ham loaf, cheesy potatoes, seasoned green beans, roll and homemade cake. Cost is $8. Reservations may be made by calling the church office at 330-332-0001.
Salem Saxon scholarship applications taken
SALEM - Application forms are now available in the guidance offices at Salem High School, West Branch High School and United Local High School for the Salem Saxon scholarships. All students who meet eligibility are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have at least a 3.2 cumulative grade point average and plan to attend or be enrolled in a post high school educational program in the fall of 2014. Applications may also be requested by calling Barbara Spack at 330-337-7487 after 5 p.m. The completed scholarship applications and attachments are due no later than May 31 and scholarship awards will be presented on July 11 at the Salem Saxon Club. This will be the 29th year that scholarships will be awarded to high school graduates.
Trustees of the scholarship fund are Sam McKinney, Hilda Spack, Barbara Spack and Art Maroscher; and Geoff Goll, legal counsel. Memorial donations are welcome and may be mailed to the Salem Saxon Scholarship Trust Fund, c/o Art Maroscher, P.O. Box 720, Salem, Ohio 44460.
Salem senior citizen prom set
SALEM - The annual senior citizen prom, sponsored by the Salem High School Interact Club, will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. May 17 in the high school cafeteria. Music will be provided along with dinner. While the event is free, reservations/tickets are required and may be picked up from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 15 and 16, in the cafeteria (enter from the parking lot off Cope Drive or East Ninth Street). Reservations may also be made by calling Terri Roberts at the high school at 330-332-8905 after 2 p.m. those days. No tickets will be available at the door.
Club advisor, Anthony G. Martinelli, announced that the theme of this year's dance is "An Evening in Paris."
"The Senior Citizens Prom is a great evening of fun, food and fellowship. This is a dress-up affair for those who want to pull out the stops. And yet, casual attire is also acceptable. I'm looking forward to a great evening," he said.
The Interact Club is the official youth group sponsored by Rotary Club International. Members of Anna Hutson's Spanish Club will also be participating.
Frank Zamarelli, a member of the Salem Rotary Club, will be in charge of the dinner and door prizes.
Head Start enrollment opens
SEBRING - The Mahoning Youngstown Community Action Partnership (MYCAP) is accepting enrollment and re-enrollment of pre-school children for the 2014-15 Head Start/Early Head Start Program. Classes begin Sept. 8.
Head Start is a comprehensive pre-school program for children ages 3 to 5 years of age. Degreed teachers provide a nurturing learning environment that leads to the social, emotional and physical growth of the child. Head Start is designed for children six-weeks to 3 years of age. This full-day program provides enrichment and sensory stimulation to young minds, preparing them for the learning process.
Services are provided to Mahoning County pre-schoolers, infants, toddlers and children with disabilities. Limited transportation is also available.
Parents and guardians may register their children from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at the following locations: MYCAP Administrative Office, 1325 Fifth Ave., Youngstown; McCartney Learning Center, 1988 McCartney Road, Youngstown; Renaissance Learning Center, 345 Oak Hill Ave., Youngstown; and Westchester Learning Center, 122 Westchester Drive, Austintown.
The following documents are necessary for enrollment/re-enrollment: child's proof of birth and shot record, medical or insurance card, Social Security cards for all family members, picture identification of the parent or guardian, proof of income like W-2's, paystubs, or a letter from the employer stating the income.
MYCAP has nine Head Start locations throughout Mahoning County.
KSU?Salem honored as Tree Campus
SALEM - Kent State University at Salem received the Tree Campus USA recognition by the Arbor Day Foundation, which recognizes its efforts to promote forest management, horticulture studies and conservation. The campus will make an official announcement of this recognition during its Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 16 on the north lawn.
To receive this distinction, Kent State Salem had to meet the Tree Campus USA's five standards, providing detailed documentation for each standard. These include maintaining a tree advisory committee; having a campus tree-care plan; dedicating annual expenditures for its campus tree program; holding an Arbor Day observance; and leading a student service-learning project.
"We are quite proud of this distinction because we work hard to maintain each of the required standards," said Dr. Steve Nameth, dean of Kent State's Columbiana County campuses.
The official presentation of the award will take place at 12:15 p.m. during the Earth Day Celebration, followed by a tree planting. There also will be displays with information about square foot gardening, tree appraisal, identifying trees by smell; beekeeping with an apiary demonstration hive; and tree climbing demonstrations.
The Horticulture Club is selling tickets for a chance to win a gardening bucket with contents worth more than $150 including seeds, gardening tools, lottery tickets, a Home Depot gift card, tape measure, bucket caddy, rain gauge, tape measure, fertilizer, knee pad and other items.
The Salem campus is home to Kent State University's horticulture program, where students can earn associate's degrees in three concentration areas (urban forestry, landscape design and turfgrass management) or a bachelor's of applied horticulture.
On-campus facilities include a greenhouse, an arboretum, nurseries, nature trails, plant research demonstration plots and the Discovery Garden. Off-campus facilities include the Draime Estate Gardens, a horticultural showcase offering paid internships and other educational opportunities for students.
West Branch sets open enrollment
BELOIT - Open enrollment applications will be accepted from April 15 through May 15 for anyone interested in attending the West Branch Local School District for the 2014-15 school year.
Applications for inter-open enrollment (students living outside the West Branch District) and intra-open enrollment (elementary students living within the district, but wish to attend an alternative elementary building) will be available in the superintendent's office beginning at 8 a.m. April 15. The application deadline is 4 p.m. May 15. Applications will not be accepted after this date. Applications will also be available on the West Branch Local School District home page. www.westbranch.k12.oh.us.
The West Branch School District will not be responsible for transportation of students from other districts or for students requesting to attend outside their elementary attendance area. For more information call Anna Lesch in the superintendent's office at 330-938-9324.