Lisbon to hold meet the team night
LISBON - Lisbon David Anderson will hold a meet the team night for all fall sports teams beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday with a parade from the fairgrounds to the school auditorium. Introductions and activities at the school follow the parade.
UMC Splash set at Lisbon park Saturday
LISBON - The Lisbon Park and Sadie Van Fossan Pool, in cooperation with First United Methodist Church, will host UMC Splash on Saturday which includes a free swim from noon to 6 p.m. and a free movie in the park on the ballfield at night. Lunch will be served at 3 p.m. in the park pavilion. Attendees are to bring a chair. The pool concession stand will be open during the movie.
Breakfast buffet planned at Salem Masons
SALEM-A public breakfast buffet will be served from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Saturday 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.
Leetonia Ruritans plan Taste of Pizza
LEETONIA - Leetonia Ruritans will hold a Taste of Pizza 4 to 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Leetonia School Campus cafeteria before the Leetonia/Lisbon football game. Tickets are $6 each and may be purchased at the door. Several pizza vendors will have samples to taste and judge. For more information call Bob Campbell at 330-482-3182.
Columbiana 50 Plus alumni reunion set
COLUMBIANA - A "History of Columbiana and Harvey Firestone," presented by Tom Mackall '67, will highlight the annual Columbiana 50 Plus alumni reunion at noon Sept. 7 in the CHS Commons. A catered meal will be followed by an update of the Alumni and Friends Scholarship by Brian Brown '03, and the presentation by Mackall. Reservations may be made by contacting Jack Dowd at 330-482-3630 before Aug. 22.
Lisbon T-shirt packets offered
LISBON - The Lisbon Athletic Department and Pep Club are selling T-shirt packets in five different designs for the five home football games this season. The shirt packets are $30 for youth sizes through adult extra large. All Lisbon students who purchase the shirt packages will receive a pass. With this pass they can pay $1 for each Lisbon fall athletic event they attend. Forms are in the high school office.
Oral Rabies Vaccine bait distribution set
LISBON - The Columbiana County Health Department announced that the district staff along with the (USDA-APHIS) United States Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Wildlife Services, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources will distribute Oral Rabies Vaccine (ORV) baits in the county from Aug. 19 through Sept. 19.
ORV baits will be distributed in 14 eastern Ohio counties along with areas on the corridor of the Ohio River in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
Rabies is a viral disease that affects animals and people and is still virtually 100 percent fatal. Raccoon-rabies variant (RRV) is of particular public health concern because it can infect so many domestic animals and people. Ohio's effort to keep RRV from spreading throughout Ohio began in 1997 and was so successful in subsequent years that states including Pennsylvania and West Virginia now have baiting programs.
Baits will be distributed by plane in rural areas of the county and ground baiting by health departments in urban and suburban neighborhoods. A helicopter will also target urban and suburban areas, parks and preserves.
If you find a ORV bait, leave it alone, unless they are where children or pets play. To move the baits safely, wear gloves or use a barrier when picking up the baits, toss intact baits into a wooded area or other raccoon habitat. Bag and dispose of any damaged baits in the trash. Make sure to wash potential exposed skin with soap and water if bait is damaged.
If your pet is eating the bait, don't panic. Eating a large number may only cause an upset stomach. Avoid the pet's saliva for 24 hours to prevent contamination.
For more information contact the rabies information line at 614-752-1387 or the Columbiana County Health Department at 330-424-0272.
South Range plans meet the team night
BEAVER TOWNSHIP - South Range Local School District will start the new school year with a special event for the community in its first "Meet the Team Night" on Friday. Staff members, students and community members are invited to attend the free event that begins with the varsity football team scrimmaging Beaver Local at 6 p.m. at North Lima Stadium. Following the scrimmage at 8:30 p.m., fall sports athletes in grades seven through 12 will be introduced, along with coaches and assistants. All high school marching band members will also be recognized. Fireworks follow.
This event was created by upcoming senior, Kendall Syms, as part of her senior project. Syms chose to create a South Range Spirit Club for her project to help get students more involved in school events and to show support for their school. "I thought that a 'meet the team' would be the perfect opportunity for everyone in the community to meet the kids on the sports teams and show their support," said Syms.
Steppin' Out for Hospice 5K Run/Walk set
ALLIANCE - Alliance Visiting Nurse and Hospice will host its annual Steppin' Out for Hospice 5K Run/Walk, one of two annual fundraisers, on Saturday. All proceeds from the event go toward Alliance Visiting Nurse and Hospice's mission of helping families.
Registration for the 3.1 miles race is $20 in advance or $25 the day of the event. The race will start in front of Alliance Community Hospital at 7:45 p.m. and the kids 10 and under 1K starts at 7 p.m. All children in the 1K will receive a participation medal. For the 5K there will be awards for runners and walkers in each age division.
Register at the hospital between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Friday. There will also be a spaghetti dinner benefiting Hospice in the hospital cafe from 4:30 to 6:45 p.m. Friday. For more information call the foundation office at 330-596-7516.