United Local Board of
Education to meet Monday
HANOVERTON - The United Local Board of Education will meet in special Session at 7:30 a.m. Monday in the administrative conference room. The purpose is to consider routine business of the school district.
South Range High students
can 'play with food' May 2
BEAVER TWP. - South Range High School students will be "playing with their food" starting at 11:40 a.m. May 2. Chef Pete, from KB Pizza, will be stopping by at lunch time to teach the students how to make hand-tossed gourmet pizza. Students will have the opportunity to watch Chef Pete make pizza by hand and to see the unique way in which he tosses the dough to make it round and flat. The students will then be able to choose what toppings they would like: meat lovers, buffalo chicken or cheese, and enjoy the homemade meal for lunch.
Habitat for Humanity to host
donation station in East Palestine
EAST PALESTINE - Habitat for Humanity is hosting a donation station. Usable furniture and household goods will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 3 at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 40 S. Market St. The local Boys Scouts will be on hand to help customers unload cars and trucks. Usable furniture and hand or power tools and yard tools are especially needed. Appropriate donated tools will be used to build houses. All others will be sold from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 31 at the Habitat ReStore at 1965 N. Ellsworth Ave., Salem. The proceeds will be used to purchase new tools for building crews.
Habitat for Humanity, a United Way agency, is a Christian ministry that builds simple, decent houses in partnership with families in need. Partner families volunteer time to build another family's home in addition to their own home and pay a zero percent mortgage held by Habitat for Humanity. For more information contact the ReStore at 330-337-4808.
'Getting Crafty' and yoga
will be held at Salem library
SALEM - Upcoming programs at the Salem Public Library include "Getting Crafty" and yoga.
Hand-stamped stationary will be created at the Getting Crafty class beginning at 6:30 pm. May 12 in the gymnasium at the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. All materials will be provided free of cost.
Learn simple yoga practices to help lower blood pressure, blood sugar, and stress during the program presented by Ellen S. Ford, manager of Community Health Education at Humility of Mary Health Partners, at the Wellness Wednesday Series continues at 6:30 p.m. May 14 in room 23 at the Memorial Building. Registration is required online at the library's website, salem.lib.oh.us. The program is free and open to the public. For more information or assistance with registration call the library at 330-332-0042.
Butler Twp. clean-up days set
May 1-3 at township garage
BUTLER TWP. - Butler Township trustees are reminding residents that clean-up days will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 1; 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 2; and 7:30 a.m. to noon May 3 at the township garage on Slater Road. Assistance will be available for heavy items. Items not accepted are paint, paint cans, organic materials, household garbage or fuel tanks. Batteries will be accepted. Passenger and light truck tires will be accepted but must be rimless and free of debris.
Columbiana County ESC plans Outdoor Education Program
LISBON The Columbiana County Education Service Center is sponsoring the annual Outdoor Education Program for its students with special needs. The camp is scheduled May 15 and 16 at Camp Frederick, a private church camp located east of Rogers. Students from elementary through high school and transition are included in camp activities.
This year, student activities have been planned by teachers to offer children the rare opportunity to interact with nature in an outdoor setting.
The Senior Student Recognition Program has become a traditional part of the last day of camp activities. Seniors who will graduate from school programs are recognized in a 1 p.m. ceremony.
Columbiana Women's Club
organizing new club Tuesday
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Women's Club is announcing the formation of a new club to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the clubhouse. Organized by Joanne Blakeman, the new group will meet the last Tuesday of each month (except June) and choose its name at its initial session. The program for the first meeting will feature Kay Thompson from Knit Wit Knits who will teach how to create a scarf. Kits are available and may be ordered by calling Blakeman at 330-550-1599. Experienced knitters are welcome and should bring size nine or 10 needles and yarn.
South Range High School Band gets original music of its own
BEAVER TWP. - The South Range High School Band, in conjunction with the music boosters, has commissioned Cleveland composer, Dennis Sichner, to compose an original piece for the wind and percussion sections of their band. This is the first time that South Range has taken on such an advanced task. Sichner, a former music educator, has been writing music for many years and is a published composer.
The piece, "Eroica: The Voyage Home," was written specifically for the South Range Band. They will be performing the piece at their spring concert at 7 p.m. May 17 at the South Range Center for Performing Arts. Sichner will be working one on one with the band at 10:30 a.m. April 30 at the high school during rehearsal.
"I am very excited about this commissioned piece for the South Range High School Wind Ensemble, said South Range Band Director Jeff DiCesare. "I have been communicating with the composer for months and he has written this piece specifically for the group. This piece has a very theatrical movie flavor to it and the melody will be one that the audience will remember long after the performance is over. Mr. Sichner is a rising star in the music composition field and I believe that you will see many more successful published works from him."
South Range student
wins essay writing contest
BEAVER TWP. - "The storm clouds rolled in, toppling over one another as they fought for dominance in the darkened sky, fighting and clashing with terrifying growls and booms." This is the opening sentence from Hannah Ferenchak's winning essay for the Jewish Community Relations Council's (JCRC) Holocaust Writing Contest. Ferenchak, an eighth grader at South Range Middle School, was the co-winner of the seventh and eighth-grade essay division for the Mahoning and Shenango Valleys.
She will receive her award at the JCRC's annual Holocaust Commemoration program at noon Tuesday at the Mahoning County Courthouse.
The theme for this year's essay was "Confronting the Holocaust: American Responses." Ferenchak's story, "When the Saints Came Marching In," is a first person point of view of a child hiding in the barracks of a concentration camp as the Allied forces liberate her camp.
Her teacher, Gwen Spitz, challenged her and other members of the school's Power of the Pen team to enter the contest. "Our language arts classes have been studying the Holocaust and reading the play, 'The Diary of Anne Frank,' and we recently visited the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in Cleveland to hear a first-person survivor's account, so at this point they all had background knowledge they could bring to their stories," said Spitz.