Salem Alumni Association scholarships
SALEM - Salem High School Alumni Association scholarship applications and instructions are available online at salemohioalumni.org or at the alumni office at 330 E. State St.
The following high school applications are due in the Salem High School guidance office no later than 3 p.m. Wednesday: Academic Merit Scholarship, Max Fisher Scholarship, J. Robert Sebo Achievement Scholarship, J. Robert Sebo Bowling Green Scholarship, Greenisen Leadership Scholarship, John Michael Pozniko Engineering Scholarship, Class of 1966 Scholarship, Hickey Metal Fabrication Vocational Scholarship, Floyd and Cora May Reich Stone Vocational Scholarship, Emma Bauman Holmes Vocational Scholarship, and Lois A. Peters Memorial Business Scholarship.
For more information contact the Scholarship Committee at email@example.com or weekdays, 9 a.m. to noon, at 330-332-1427. Last year the alumni association presented 101 awards, totaling $278,905.
Copeland Oaks to launch renovations
SEBRING - Fresh off a golden anniversary last year, the Copeland Oaks community is ushering in a new season of life in 2014 with a groundbreaking ceremony at noon Thursday on the Copeland Oaks campus.
The retirement community, a faith-based 250-acre multi-facility campus located at 800 S. 15th St., is expanding and updating its housing to meet the changing needs of today's older adults.
"Copeland Oaks is looking to meet those changing needs with this remodeling project, which will expand and consolidate the assisted living area of our campus," said Phil Braisted, executive director. "Fifty years ago, people didn't live as long and their families took care of them," he said. "Now, seniors are living longer and looking for different housing options."
The renovation will include the addition of two full-service kitchens and dining areas with balconies overlooking the scenic campus. Apartments and common areas will be updated and expanded to provide a more home-like atmosphere and person-centered care with added technology and activities.
The construction contract was awarded to Stitle Construction of Salem with completion scheduled by the end of June, 2014. An open house is slated for July.
ImageMakers program set at Sebring High
SEBRING - The public is invited to the ImageMakers speaker series at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Sebring McKinley High School. The ImageMakers program brings successful alumni back to speak to current students to serve as an example and inspiration. The first speakers in the series are Ohio Supreme Court Justice Judi French and 10th District Court of Appeals Judge Amy O'Grady.
EP?Rotary plans Easter egg hunt
EAST PALESTINE - The Rotary Club of East Palestine will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at East Palestine Park. The egg hunt is divided into four age groups: pre-school, kindergarten and first grade, second and third grade and fourth fifth grade.
Prior to the egg hunt, an all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast will be served by the Rotary Club from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Community Center at the park. Cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. A large Chinese auction will also be featured. Matted pictures with the Easter Bunny are available from 10:30 to noon. Cost is $8. For more information call 330-271-1979.
Western Reserve Radio Club to meet
CANFIELD - The Western Reserve Amateur Radio Club (wrarc.net) will meet for dinner at 6 p.m. April 15 at Davidson's Restaurant, 3636 Canfield Road. The business session starts at 7 p.m. This month's guest speaker is Scott Yonally, N8SY, section manager of the American Radio Relay League in Ohio. He will update club members on its activities and discuss amateur radio websites. For additional information contact Roy Haren, president at 330-717-3695 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salem Masons plan breakfast buffet
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. April 26 at the Masonic Building, 788 E. State St. Cost is $6 for adults, $3 for children under age 10 and free for children under 2. The menu offers pancakes, waffles, sausage, bacon, scrambled eggs, homemade sausage gravy, biscuits, homefries, toast, fruit cocktail, orange juice, coffee and tea.
The building is equipped with a handicapped accessible elevator. Proceeds will be directed to the Salem Masonic Building Fund.
Local farm program set in Columbiana
COLUMBIANA - A local farms and whole foods program will be presented from 1 to 3 p.m. May 31 in the Salchow Room at the Columbiana Public Library.
Speakers are local farmers Steve and Melanie Montgomery, (Lamppost Farms, Columbiana) Bryn Bird (Bird's Haven Farms, Granville) and Alyssa D'Amico, wellness coach, Niche Wellness. Registration is required at the library or 330-482-5509.
Quaker City Castings promotions listed
SALEM - Quaker City Castings has announced that it has promoted three new officers from within the company.
Joseph Korff announced he would retire as president of the company last week. He will assume the position of chairman. Replacing him as president is his son, Geoff Korff, who has worked for Quaker City Castings since 2009.
Dave Lordi was also promoted to position of vice president of operations. He previously served as general manager for QCC. Pat Mellish was named vice president of sales, after serving many years as the company's sales manager.
"I have complete confidence that the company is in good hands," said Joe Korff. "All three of the new officers have been with us long enough to understand all the things that go into making our foundry successful. It's time to build on the momentum we've established."
Quaker City Castings recently expanded its operation into two new buildings, which brings the total size of the company to just under 280,000 square feet. In addition to pouring steel and iron castings using the no-bake molding process, QCC also operates a full-service machine shop.
Big Tap In Promo Party set at Magic Tree
YOUNGSTOWN - Magic Tree Pub and Eatery is hosting the Big Tap In Promo Party from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, D.J'ed by Fast Freddie. Those who bring in five cans of food for Second Harvest Food Bank will receive one ticket that will be entered into a drawing for VIP tickets, hotel rooms for the night of The Big Tap In, T-shirts and more prizes. The more canned goods you bring, the bigger your chance to win.
"The need for emergency food assistance in our community is great," said Mike Iberis, executive director of the food bank. "We appreciate the continued support of Phill and Sandra Reda, owners of Magic Tree Pub and Eatery and Vintage Estate Wine and Beer, in helping us provide food to our friends and neighbors."
Leetonia kindergarten registration planned
LEETONIA - Leetonia Elementary School will hold kindergarten registration for the 2014-15 school year from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. April 24; from 3 to 6 p.m. May 29; and 9 a.m. to noon May. 30.
Children who are age 5 by Sept. 30, 2014, are eligible to register for kindergarten. Parents or guardians should bring the following information: child's birth certificate, immunization records, proof of residency, Social Security card, parent identification and custody papers if applicable. Children are not required to attend registration.
Spring business showcase set at Col-Pump
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce invites residents and business owners to attend the spring business showcase on April 24 at Col-Pump Company, 131 E. Railroad St. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with refreshments by the Columbiana Diner. Networking and brief presentations will be provided by Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce members Dandelion Lane Farm, Aultworks Occupational Medicine and VIP Family Violence Prevention Coalition. For more information contact the chamber office at 330-482-3822 or email@example.com. Reservations are not required.
Library Week marked in Leetonia
LEETONIA- The Leetonia Community Public Library will celebrate National Library Week April 14 through 19 will a variety of activities.
Monday Tech class at 5:30 p.m. on the "Basics of Microsoft Word"
Tuesday Toddler Story time with Miss Lindsay at 10 a.m. or 1:30 p.m.; Job hunting and resume help with Kevin Clark from the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center, call 330-427-6635 to register
Wednesday Toddler Playgroup at 10 a.m.; Patron Appreciation Day lemonade and cookies will be served
Thursday The Clark Gable classic comedy "It Happened One Night" will be shown at 1 p.m. with a special introduction about the stars of the movie.
Stop in the library anytime for "express tech help;" hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Breakfast offered at Salineville Kiwanis
SALINEVILLE - An all-you-can-eat breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Kiwanis building. Cost is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Carryouts are available.