'Best of Fair'
CANFIELD - The Canfield Fair offers a seemingly endless variety of attractions - whether it's rides, games, or the ever-popular "fair food."
Choosing favorites from among them can be challenging, but that's just what 2014 attendees will be doing again this year with the popular "Best of Fair" Contest.
"Best of Fair," sponsored by Fred Martin Ford, allows fairgoers to vote for their favorites in six categories: best sandwich, best french fries, best treat, best novelty food, best ride and best game.
Votes can be cast on the fair's website at canfieldfair.com, including the mobile version. They can also be cast by scanning the QR code posted on signs at each vendor's booth or location.
The 2014 Canfield Fair runs from Aug. 27 through Sept. 1.
Elkton mud hauling hearings scheduled
ELKTON - Elkrun Township roadways may be used to transport questionable content in the mud from the gas well drilling process. This mud is to be disposed of in a dump site located off state Route 45 in Madison Township which was recently upgraded to handle municipal solid waste.
Public meetings regarding this issue will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 28 at West Point Nazarene Church and at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 at Lisbon Days Inn. Contacts from the West Point Development LLC and the Environmental Protection Agency will be in attendance on Sept. 3.
Sheely's employees take ALS challenge
NORTH LIMA - Employees of Sheely's Furniture and Appliance in North Lima took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge at 3:30 p.m. Friday in the store's parking lot, 11450 South Ave.
The ice bucket was suspended overhead and dumped on the participants who challenged other furniture stores to join in this national fundraiser for ALS research funding. The store will match all employee donations made during this event.
Columbiana Library plans storytimes
COLUMBIANA - The Columbiana Public Library is now registering for the storytimes for children 6 months to 5 years. Babytime is a lapsit program offered for babies 6 to 18 months and their caregiver. Sessions are offered once a month on the third Tuesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. beginning Sept. 16.
Toddlertime, a lapsit program, begins Sept. 4 and held weekly from 10 to 10:30 or 11 to 11:30 a.m. Thursdays for toddlers ages 18 months up to 3 and their caregivers.
Storytime will be held weekly on Wednesdays from 10 to 10:45 a.m. or Thursdays from 1 to 1:45 p.m. for ages 3 to 5 beginning Sept. 3.
All classes include age appropriate stories, finger plays, and crafts for the older children, and are free to the public. Pre-registration is required at 330-482-5509.
Stitches in Time meeting planned
SALEM - Salem Public Library's Stitches in Time meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 17 in room 23 of the Memorial Building, 785 E. State St. No registration is required. For more information call the library at 330-332-0042.
CANFIELD - The Canfield Fair livestock auction/sale begins at 5:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday in the 4-H Coliseum, Building # 8. Individuals, companies and organizations may purchase livestock to donate to Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley for distribution to hungry families in Mahoning, Columbiana and Trumbull counties. Livestock available to purchase for donation to the food bank include market beef, hogs, poultry-broilers, turkeys, goats and lambs.
Livestock purchased to be donated to the Food Bank will be processed by Chamberlain Farms and Pleasant Valley Poultry. Processing fees will be added to the purchase price (market beef is 36 cents; hogs, 51 cents; lambs and goats, $1.21; poultry per pen, $7; and turkey, $14. All donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.
For more information on the food bank contact mahoningvalleysecondharvest.org or 330-792-5522.
Leetonia Library basket winners
LEETONIA- The Leetonia Community Public Library has announced the winners of the adult/teen gift basket raffles from their 2014 summer reading program. Barbara Crook won the barbecue basket featuring a gift certificate for steaks at Catullo Prime Meats; Michael Kidd won the baseball basket with four tickets to a Scrappers game and various Cleveland Indians items; and Beth Huffnagle won the Hall China and Fiesta pieces. Their entry tickets were among the 662 collected for that age level. Over 1,300 people attended special events during June and July, such as a demonstration of martial arts by Crystal Dragon, a Christmas in July party and special storytime programs on Tuesdays and Thursdays. During the six-week program 66,447 pages were read by children and a picnic was held for those who participated. The Library would like to thank the following for prize donations: Leetonia Dairy Queen, Peace Valley Orchards Inc., Woods-Rettig Funeral Home, Catullo Prime Meats, Leetonia Ruritans, Mahoning Valley Scrappers, Walmart, Friends of the Leetonia Library and Tinseltown Theaters.
Food pantry open in East Palestine
EAST PALESTINE - Grace Lutheran Church will open its food pantry from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Aug. 27 for East Palestine School District residents only.