County Briefing

Amvets seeking service contacts

Members of the Salem Amvets Ladies Auxiliary are seeking names of service men and women from Salem and the surrounding area to receive care packages before the holidays. Names and addresses of area soldiers should be mailed to Amvets Post 45, Attn: Ladies Auxiliary, 750 S. Broadway, Salem, Ohio 44460. It should also be noted if the soldier is male or female so they will receive appropriate healthcare products

VFW sets ice bucket challenge

The Washingtonville VFW is sponsoring an ice bucket challenge to raise funds from ALS, also know as Lou Gehrig’s disease, at 3 p.m. Saturday at the post, 575 South County Road. Open to the public, participants are asked to register by 2:45 p.m. with their own bucket The post will donate up to $500 to ALS and donations will also be accepted. Hot dogs and water will be provided. Contact the post at 330-427-2253 with questions.

B:HS Class of ’84 to reunite

The Beaver Local High School Class of 1984 will hold its 30th reunion, Sept. 12-14. Events include a tour of the high school, a golf outing, covered dish picnic, softball game, and the Beaver Local vs. East Palestine football game. Other reunion activities, including the main dinner will take place at the Guilford Lake Grille. For more information, contact Marcie Schultheis Guy at or 330-801-2597.

Library helps teens look ahead

The Salem Public Library is organizing a free “Life after High School” program series for high school juniors and seniors as well as recent graduates. The first program scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 2 in room 23 of the Salem Memorial Building will focus on creating a college application. Area colleges and universities admission personnel will be on hand to discuss what can get a college application noticed. Additional programs are scheduled for Sept. 9 and 16. For more information, contact the library at 330-332-0042.

Tree trimming to affect 170

Beginning Aug. 25, state Route 170 will be closed during daytime hours at Fredericktown for tree trimming and vegetation management. An ODOT crew will be using a “SkyTrim” unit for canopy removal and right of way clearing and maintenance. Beginning at the intersection of state Route 170 and state Route 11, traffic will be detoured north on Route 11 to state Route 7 north to state Route 154 east back to Route 170, and reverse. Motorists should plan ahead to avoid delays. Crews are expected to work for the next month between 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday

Mushroom program set Sunday

Walter Sturgeon will present Mushroom Mania from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at Scenic Vista Park, Lisbon. Sturgeon will discuss the various types of mushrooms that are native to the area. For more information, visit or email Sturgeon at

Columbiana grads will gather

A “History of Columbiana and Harvey Firestone,” will be presented by Tom Mackall, a graduate of the Class of 1967, during the annual Columbiana 50 Plus Alumni Reunion. The reunion is set for noon Sept. 7, in the Columbiana High School Commons. Reservations are due to Jack Dowd at 330-482-3630 by Aug. 22.

Two games: pizza and football

The Leetonia Ruritans will hold a Taste of Pizza event prior to the Leetonia-Lisbon football game from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 28 in the Leetonia School cafeteria. Tickets are $6 each and can be purchased at the door. Several pizza vendors will be on hand. Call Bob Campbell at 330-482-3182 for more information.

Crafters sought for VFW show

Ellsworth VFW Ladies Auxiliary members are seeking crafters for their third annual craft show set from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 11 at the post. Vendors should sell handcrafted and/or homemade items. There will also be a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle and lunch counter. For more information or to reserve a table, call Irene Kolaski at 330-538-3783 or Carol Check at 330-716-0549.

Habitat marks Day of Service

Habitat for Humanity of Northern Columbiana County is participating in the National Day of Service and Remembrance event on Sept. 11 at 223 W. Pershing St., Salem. Registration will start at 8 a.m., followed by devotions at 8:45 a.m. and building at 9 a.m. Habitat is currently in the process of building two homes in Salem and if a sufficient number of volunteers are available, work will be performed at both homes. Persons or organizations interested in volunteering should, contact Alli Ward at the 330-337-1003 or

County Briefing

Concert will close out summer

The Why Not Band will headline Minerva’s final concert in the park for 2014. Beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, the free concert will take place on the Municipal Park stage. Concessions open at 6:30 p.m. Guests are to bring chairs or blankets. In the case of rain, the concert will take place in the high school auditeria. For more information, contact the Minerva Area Chamber of Commerce at 330-868-7979 or

Open house slated at Garfield

Garfield Elementary in Wellsville will hold an open house from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday for students entering preschool through third grade and their families. Staff members will be on hand and class rosters will be posted. Grade level meetings are also scheduled for 5:45 p.m. Grade 1; 6:10 p.m. Grade 2: and 6:30 p.m. Grade 3. Kindergarten orientation and preschool information will also be available.

Free swim offered in Lisbon

The Lisbon Park and Sadie Van Fossan Pool in cooperation with Lisbon First United Methodist Church will host a UMC Splash on Saturday. Free swim will be offered from noon-6 p.m.; with a free movie on the ballfield at dark. Lunch will be served at 3 p.m. in the park pavilion and guests are to bring chairs. The pool concession stand will be open during the movie.

Driver Sober program kicks off

The Family Recovery Center and ADAPT are holding a Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over kickoff from 8-9 a.m. Thursday at Das Dutch Haus. Registration and a breakfast buffet will run from 8-8:30 a.m. Presentations from Sgt. Craig Monte of the Lisbon highway patrol post and Lt. Allan Young with police dog Jesy of the sheriff’s department will follow from 8:30-9 a.m.

County Briefing

Benefit planned for Robin McCoy

A benefit concert for Salem resident Robin Landacre McCoy is from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Aug. 23 at Buffalo Hollow, 51367 Dickson Road, Petersburg. McCoy is undergoing treatment for breast cancer and proceeds will help defray medical costs. Music will kickoff with the Steel Valley Band at 11:30 a.m., followed by The New Silver Eagle Band at 2 p.m., 80’s Proof at 5 p.m.; and Passin’ Thru at 8 p.m. Other events include a Chinese auction and a poker run. A kids zone will offer a bounce house and face painting from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and a petting zoo from 1-4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and donations are requested for children 12 and under. A cash bar and concessions will be available. Guests should bring chairs and/or blankets. For more information on the poker run visit

Wehr to present lunch program

The Columbiana Women’s Club will hold its fifth in the series of Lunch and Learn programs on Monday at the clubhouse. Lunch will be served at noon with a program on sunflowers presented by Jenny Wehr of Willows by Wehr to follow. Tickets are $10 for guests and $7 for members. Reservations are required by calling 330-207-1470.

Sale slated at Resource Center

The Community Resource Center, 940 Pennsylvania Ave., East Liverpool, will hold an indoor yard/rummage sale from 10 a.m.-4 p.m . Aug. 18-22. Clothes, dishes, toys, books and more will be available.

Crafters to focus on sunflowers

Registration is being accepted for the sunflower craft class at the Leetonia Library beginning at 6 p.m. Tuesday. Led by Linda Durham the class is $6 which includes supplies. To register call, 330-427-6635.

County Briefing

Lisbon water work slated today

Lisbon water customers on West Lincoln Way from South Lincoln Avenue to the village limits will have their water turned off at 9 a.m. today to allow crews to replace a valve. Customers in adjacent areas may also be affected by an interruption of service or low water pressure. Once service is restored, some water discoloration may occur.

Church plans ice cream festival

An Ice Cream Festival sponsored by the East Fairfield United Methodist Church, state Route 558, is scheduled from 4:30-7 p.m. Aug. 23 in the church pavilion. Homemade ice cream will be served and music will be provided by Silver & Gold. In the case of rain, the festival will take place in the fellowship hall.

Covington to host hoedown

Meadows at Covington, 1700 Brookdale Drive, East Palestine will host a hoedown featuring the Muleface Brothers at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 26. Complimentary refreshments will be served. The concert will be outdoors, weather permitting. For information, call 330-426-2922.

Columbiana to hold orientation

Columbiana High School will hold freshmen and new student orientation at 7 p.m. Aug. 19 in the high school auditorium. All freshmen and new students are encouraged to attend. Students will tour the building and will receive their schedules and locker assignments. Schedule pick up for juniors and seniors will be from 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 18, while freshman and sophomores may pick schedules from 9 a.m.-noon Aug. 19. Student parking permit applications will also be available during schedule pick up hours. Classes begin Aug. 25.

CAA lists services for veterans

The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County, Inc. is offering a number of services to veterans and their families living in Columbiana, Mahoning, Jefferson, Carroll, or Tuscarawas counties that are facing a housing crisis. To qualify under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, participants must be facing homelessness, including a leave the premise notice or court ordered eviction and be under the required income limits. The program provides case management and financial assistance to those that qualify. For questions or to schedule an appointment, call 330-424-4013.

County Briefing

Dixon orientation scheduled

New student orientation for Joshua Dixon Elementary students entering grades 1-4 is set for 11 a.m. Aug. 18 in the school library. Kindergarten orientation will be 9-11 a.m. or noon-2 p.m. Aug. 25. Kindergarten parents will schedule their child’s KRA test, offered Aug. 26-28, during orientation. Class lists will be posted on Aug. 20 and classes for grades 1-4 begin on Aug. 25. Kindergarten and preschool students will begin on Sept. 2. Supply lists are available at /JoshuaDixon or on the school’s front door. Students who received free/reduced lunch during 2013-14 will be accepted until new applications are processed. For transportation questions, call Kim VanKleeck, transportation coordinator, at 330-692-9178.

School supplies to be distributed

Leetonia First United Methodist, 50 Lisbon St. will hold a school supply giveaway from 6-7 p.m. Aug. 21 for children attending the Leetonia School District. Children must be accompanied by an adult, and are to bring a current report card. For more information, call 330-427-6634 or 330-427-2037.

UHS sets orientation sessions

United Local will hold freshmen laptop orientation for all freshmen and their parents beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 21 in the high school auditorium. An open house for students and parents in grades 7-12 is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 26. Students are invited to come and meet their teachers, find their lockers and classrooms.

Bus to country fair offered

There are 49 spaces available for the St. Clair Township Travel and Tourism Bureau’s bus trip to the Country Living Fair on Sept. 14, at the Ohio Village in Columbus. Cost is $60, which includes bus fare, fair admission, and a continental breakfast. Dinner at the Cracker Barrel is not included. The bus will depart from the rear parking lot of Giant Eagle in Calcutta at 7 a.m. Sept. 14 and will return around 10 p.m. For reservations or more information, call 330-382-1404. Reservations are due by Sept. 5.

Leetonia schedules readied

Class schedules for Leetonia High School students may be picked up in the high school office on Aug. 18. Junior and senior schedules will be available from 8 a.m.-noon and sophomore schedules will be available from noon-2 p.m. Leetonia Middle School students entering grades 6-8, may be pick up schedules from noon-2 p.m. Freshman and fifth grade students can pick up schedules during on Aug. 19. Fifth grade orientation begins at 9 a.m., followed by freshman at 10 a.m.

Book giveaway honors Cormany

A book giveaway in memory of long-time Ozer Ministries volunteer and board member Linda Cormany will take place from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 23 at the ministry, 407 N. Market St., East Palestine. Cormany, who died from ovarian cancer on July 11, was also East Liverpool City Hospital chaplain and patient resource coordinator. The giveaway will feature books from her personnel library and those attending are to bags or boxes. For more information, call Ozer at 330-426-2147.

Catholic Charities fete slated

Catholic Charities Regional Agency Senior Center will host its annual Champagne Brunch and Recognition Banquet at noon Aug. 21 at the center, 600 E. Fourth St., East Liverpool. The event is also a fundraiser with proceeds helping to provide daily delivery of meals, socialization and education to the community and senior population. Area individuals, businesses and agencies will also be honored with “Voice of Hope” recognition awards. They include Sam Scafide and Professor Tom Rutledge, Individual Support Award; Wellsville Pizza Hut and United Way of Southern Columbiana County, Community Support Award; Home Savings-East Liverpool, Organizational Support Award; and Beresford’s Meats, Vendor Support Award. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased by contacting Judy Golden or Lisa Rayl at 330-385-4732, or by mailing a check to 600 E. Fourth St., East Liverpool, Ohio 43920 by Aug. 15. Tickets may also be purchased at the door.

Crocheters to gather at library

A series of crochet projects will be offered at the Leetonia Library over the next three months. Events include making a cover for a Swiffer duster on Thursday, granny squares on Sept. 15, and ear warmers on Oct. 20. All three events begin at 5 p.m. Participation is free, but participants should bring crochet hooks and yarn. Registration is required by calling 330-427-6635.

Southern to hold prayer walk

There will be a community prayer walk around Southern Local Schools at 6 p.m. Aug. 18. Those attending are to meet at the flagpole. Call 330-303-9209 for more information.

Blue Pride to preview music

The Lisbon Blue Pride Marching Band will host a preview night at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Lisbon David Anderson High School stadium. The band has been practicing with Director Amy Little the last few weeks in preparation for its new season. The show is free to the public.

County Briefing

Crestview focuses on freshmen

Incoming Crestview freshmen and their parents are invited to attend the school’s Freshman Focus orientation on Aug. 18 in the Performing Arts Center. Students and their parents can attend one of two sessions, 10 a.m.-noon or 4:40-6:30 p.m. Freshman Focus is designed to ease the transition to high school, by providing a building tour and meetings with upperclassmen. Information on student activities, expectations, the credit process, assignment and grade accessibility will also be provided. Registration is required and students need only attend one session. To register call the high school at 330-482-4744.

Salem fun day in the works

Clubs, organizations, churches and businesses are asked to participate in Salem’s Family Fall Fun Day on Sept. 13. Locations in McCulloch Park, the Grand Theater lot and nearby sidewalks will be assigned and given out on a first com,e first serve basis. Applications are being mailed to former participants. Any group or business interested can contact the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce at 330-336-3473 or

St. Al’s to exchange uniforms

St. Aloysius School will hold a clothing/uniform exchange for students from 9 a.m. today through Aug. 19 in the school gym.

Bus registration slated in ELO

East Liverpool City Schools will hold bus pass registration from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday and Aug. 18-19 at Westgate Middle School. Free/reduced lunch applications will also be available during registration. St. Aloysius students can register from 9 a.m.-noon Thursday at St. Aloysius School. American Spirit Academy will also have bus registration from 1-3 p.m. Thursday at the school campus in Glenmoor.

Car cruise benefits Toys for Tots

Toys for Tots and the East Palestine Chamber of Commerce will hold a car cruise from 2-6 p.m. Saturday along North Market Street. There will also be Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, DJ and a Sponsor Choice Awards. Pre-registration is available at or by mail to Toys for Tots, C/O East Palestine Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 239, East Palestine, Ohio 44413. Cost of registration is a new toy or monetary donation.

Fun day planned at Lisbon pool

Lisbon’s ADAPT (Alcohol Drug Abuse Prevention Team) Leadership Team will host the fourth annual Family Fun Day from 1-3 p.m. Sunday at the Sadie Van Fossan Pool. Free back to school supplies will be distributed to Lisbon students at 2:30 p.m. by the Lisbon Ministerial Association, while the DARE Program will distribute free hygiene bags. There will also be free food, games, a bounce house, clothes and swimming until 6 p.m. In the event of rain, activities will take place at McKinley Elementary. For more information, contact Brenda Foor at 330-424-0531 or Missy Kemats at 330-424-9869.

County Briefing

Fairfield/Waterford roast slated

Members of the Fairfield/Waterford High School Classes of 1959-60 will meet for a wiener roast at the home of Vern and Janet Keslar, 49281 England Drive, East Palestine on Aug. 15. Guests may arrive after 5 p.m. and are to bring a covered dish and lawn chair. Dinner will be at 6 p.m. with hot dogs, buns, condiments, drinks, and table settings furnished.

Salem historians plan picnic

The Salem Historical Society will hold its annual summer picnic on Aug. 12, at the home of Phil and Marge Greenisen, 1904 Depot Road. Those attending are asked to bring a covered dish and table service. Guests are to arrive after 5:30 p.m. with the meal served at 6 p.m. The picnic will also feature a presentation by the Greenisens on their century home and “Recognizing Your Historic Home” by Carolyn Caldwell. Caldwell, is a charter member and board member of Salem Preservation Society, as well as past president and lifetime member of the historical society.

Lisbon chorus sets rehearsals

The Lisbon Community Chorus under the direction of Tom McKenna will begin rehearsals for the Concert on the Square and Johnny Appleseed Festival performances. Rehearsals begin at 7 p.m. Sunday at the First United Methodist Church. Members are asked to bring any previous performance music.

Backpack, shoe giveaway slated

The Lisbon Salvation Army will have a backpack and shoe giveaway from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 13-15 at the CAA, 7860 Lincole Place, Lisbon. School aged children living in the 44415, 44665, 44492, 44634, 43945, and 43930 zip codes are eligible. The child’s birth certificate, a photo ID, and proof of residency are also required.

Leetonia schedules orientation

Leetonia School will hold fifth grade and freshmen orientation on Aug. 19 in the school auditoria. Fifth graders are scheduled for 9 a.m. with freshmen at 10 a.m. All incoming freshmen, fifth graders, and any new student along with their parents can attend. An open hours for all grades is set from 3-4:30 p.m. Aug. 21.

County genealogists to gather

The Columbiana County Genealogical Society will hold a picnic at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 in Salem’s Centennial Park pavilion one. Members are to bring table service and a covered dish. Beverages will be provided.

County Briefing

Rotary seeking host family

The Salem Rotary is seeking a family to host a Swedish exchange student for the first few months of the 2014-15 school year. Host families do not have to be Rotarians and families of high school students interested in studying through the Rotary Exchange Outbound program are encouraged to serve as hosts. Interested families should contact, William Dawes, chairman, at 330-207-5707 or

An opportunistic yard sale

A yard sale to benefit residents of Opportunity Homes, 10734 state Route 45, Lisbon, will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Proceeds go to the residents to give them a nice Christmas with presents and a visit from Santa Claus. Many miscellaneous items for sale, clothes, baby furniture, and much more.

Personal hygiene items needed

The FISH organization is seeking donations of personal hygiene items, including toilet paper, paper towels, laundry detergent, soaps, toothpaste, or any other taxable items. Items can be dropped off at the Good Samaritan House, Fourth Street, East Liverpool or area churches. Cash donations should be earmarked specifically for the items mentioned. For information, call 330-385-4457.

Trip to New Jersey offered

A five-day charter bus trip to New Jersey is being offered by Ann’s Senior Citizens. The trip is $395 per person and will take place Sept. 7-11. Rooms are double occupancy only. During the trip guests will dine at Renault Winery, the Lobster House, and an authentic Italian restaurant. There will also be visits to Wildwood, Cape May and Atlantic City boardwalks. Most meals are included in the registration fee. For more information or to register call 330-385-3648 or 234-736-8807.

Car show slated in Damascus

The Damascus Ruritan Club will hold its second annual car show from 5-8 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Damascus Friends Church. Admission is one non-perishable food item or a monetary donation for the church’s food pantry. There is no admission to the public and the event is rain or shine. Refreshments will be available from the Ruritans and members of the West Branch Area Ladies Ruritans will be selling baked goods.

County Briefing

Utica Academy beckons students

The Utica Shale Academy will host an informational meeting for current and prospective students at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Southern Local High School cafeteria. An open house is also scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 14 in the school cafeteria. Students and parents can meet with Director Eric Sampson, see examples of the curriculum and sign up for classes at these events. Call 330-679-8162 for more information.

Meditators going for the record

An attempt to break the Guinness Book of World Records for largest group meditation will take place from noon-1 p.m. Friday in Kent State-East Liverpool’s Mary Patterson Building art gallery. More information can be found at

ELO fee waived for Buy-Way

As part of the 10th annual Lincoln Highway Buy-Way Sale, running Thursday through Saturday, the city of East Liverpool is waiving its yard sale fee. The waiver is only in effect during they buy-way sale.

Free swimming Friday in Lisbon

The Lisbon Sadie Van Fossan Pool in partnership with the Lisbon Assembly of God will offer free admission to the pool from noon-6 p.m. Friday. Concessions will be available.

DAHS 1959 grads to gather

Members of the David Anderson High School Class of 1959 are planning their 55th reunion for Aug. 8-10. Events begin at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 8 at Lock 24 followed by a class picnic at 2 p.m. Aug. 9 at Hi Hill. A breakfast is set for 9:30 a.m. Aug. 10 at the Guilford Lake Grille.

Cornhole tourney set Saturday

The Sons of the East Liverpool American Legion are hosting a cornhole tournament beginning at noon Saturday. Entry is $5 and teams will be selected through a blind draw. There will also be food, refreshments and music. All proceeds will help fund Buckeye Boys State.

Commerce sets networking fete

The Salem Area Chamber of Commerce will hold a Networking Before Nine breakfast on Aug. 20 at the Salem Community Center. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. with a continental breakfast and table networking from 8-9 a.m. Cost is $15 for chamber members and $20 for guests. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 330-337-3473 or e-mailing

United sets grade 7 orientation

United Local Junior High School will hold seventh grade orientation at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 14 in the auditorium. Incoming seventh graders will receive their schedules, as well as, purchase school locks and OAA calculators at this time. Class schedules for students entering grades 8-12 will be available from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 18 in the high school officer.

Wildlife Center revises hours

The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center will be open extra hours on Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., in conjunction with the Explore the Outdoors event in the park. The center will be open from 1-5 p.m. Sunday.

Southern bash set Saturday

The Highlandtown United Methodist and the Bethel Presbyterian churches are hosting a Back To School Bash from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at Inverness Hall in Highlandtown. School supplies will be distributed to children in the Southern Local School District. Lunch will be provided and the Bargain Basement will be open and holding a sale, with all clothing $1 a bag.

Mullins nurses graduate tonight

Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing will hold its 104th commencement ceremony at 7 p.m. Aug. 7 at the school.

United 1974 grads to reunite

The United Local Class of 1974 is seeking classmates for its upcoming 40th reunion on Sept. 5 and 6. To provide information on a classmate or for a list of missing classmates, email or contact Donna Mix Baker at 330-337-3293.

County Briefing

United to sign up new students

United Local Schools will hold new student registration for the 2014-15 school year on Aug. 12 and 13. Registration packets will be available in the administrative office beginning today and appointments will be scheduled when picking up packets. Appointment can also be scheduled by phone at 330-223-2831. Appointment times are 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m. Children who will be age 5 on or before Aug. 1 are eligible for kindergarten. Parents/guardians must present the child’s birth certificate, social security number, immunization records, two proofs of residency, and custody papers, if applicable. For more information, call the administrative office or the high school at 330-223-7102 or elementary school at 330-223-8001.

PPCT to auditions for comedy

Potter Players Community Theatre will hold open auditions for the British comedy “Blithe Spirit” at 7 p.m. Aug. 11 and 12 at the theater, 417 15th St., Wellsville. A cast of five adult women and two adult men is needed. The story follows a well-to-do couple who host a dinner and seance where an eccentric medium conjures up the husband’s deceased first wife. Mayhem soon ensues. Performances under the direction of Amanda Fry are scheduled for Sept. 26-27 and Oct. 4-5. For more information, call 330-383-3674.

United offers K preparation class

United Elementary School is hosting a “Get Ready for Kindergarten” class, a week-long class, where children prepare for kindergarten. Incoming kindergarteners will participate in games, songs, stories, crafts to become use to the school routine. Openings are still available by calling the elementary office at 330-223-8001 by Friday.

Employment First to be discussed

EDI South parents, caregivers and community members can attend a meeting with Kristen Helling, Employment First Initiative project coordinator, at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at Lock 24 in Elkton. Helling will discuss facts about the initiative as well as the state mandate.

OVCT will host pool party

The Ohio Valley College of Technology is hosting a free community event, Splash Down, from 6-11 p.m. Friday in East Liverpool’s Thompson Park. Along with free free admission and swimming, there will be food, games, and raffles.

Trolley tours planned Saturday

Seats are still available for the 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Saturday Underground Railroad Trolley tours. Riders will see homes owned by Salem abolitionists during the Civil War. For reservations or questions, call the Salem Historical Society at 330-337-6733 or email t

County Briefing

Church to offer school supplies

The Hanoverton Church of Christ will hold a school supply giveaway for local children entering grades 1-6 from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 10 at the church, 9822 state Route 9. Children should bring their teacher’s list of supplies for the upcoming school year.


Grande time planned at library

The Salem Library is planning a Pre-Parade Palooza from 3-6 p.m. Aug. 9 prior to the Salem Grande Parade. The free family event will feature face painting, story times, balloons, crafts and a visit from storybook character Pete the Cat. For more information, visit or call the library at

Breakfast to aid Iden-Iler scholars

An all you can eat breakfast will be served from 7-11 a.m. Saturday at the Salem Hunting Club to benefit the Iden-Iler Scholarship. There will be a lunch at noon, as well as Chinese auctions and a 50/50. All the proceeds will go directly to the Lowell Iden Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Lisbon Eagles to hold poker run

Members of the Lisbon Eagles Ladies Auxiliary are sponsoring a poker run on Aug. 9. Registration will run from 9-11 a.m. at the Aerie, High Street, with first bike out at 11 a.m. Last bike in will be around 5:30 p.m. Cost is $15 for drivers and $5 for riders. Proceeds will benefit the auxiliary’s charities. A rain date is set for Aug. 23. For more information, call 330-424-3516.

‘Producers’ opens tonight at SCT

Salem Community Theatre is staging Mel Brooks’ musical-comedy “The Producers” beginning today and running Fridays through Sundays, Aug. 1-10. Performances will begin at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The play stars Donny Wolford and Chuck Peery as accountant Leo Bloom and washed up producer Max Bialystock. It also stars Kathie Steeb as secretary Ulla Inga Hansen Benson Yonsen Tallen-Hallen Svaden-Svanson; David El-Hatten as eccentric director Roger Debris; Matthew Malloy as his assistant Carmen Ghia; and Christopher Hager as Franz Liebkind, writer of “Springtime for Hitler.” Tickets are $14 for adults, $10 for seniors and $8 for students. Reserved seating is available by calling 330-332-9688.

Poker run to help Wright family

A benefit poker run for the family of the late William “Bud” Wright is Saturday. Proceeds will go toward funeral expenses. Bikes will take off from My Bar in Wellsville with last bike out at 1 p.m. It will make stops at Luanne’s on Route 68 in Midland, Pa.; State Line in East Palestine; Fernangles in Salem; Mark’s Landing at Guilford Lake, before returning to My Bar around 6 p.m. A dinner will follow for $8 or $4 for poker run participants. Music from the Rough Edges will begin at 9 p.m. All vehicles are welcome and cost is $10 per person. Donations can also be made to Roy Larkins, Eels-Leggett-Stauffer Funeral Home or My Bar. There will also be a Chinese auction.

SRMC will host blood drive

Salem Regional Medical Center is sponsoring Red Cross blood drive from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 13 in the hospital’s tower conference rooms 1 and 2. Donors will be entered into a drawing for a Das Dutch Haus gift certificate. For an appointment, call 330-337-2895.

Lighted boat parade planned

The annual Lighted Boat Parade at Guilford Lake is set for Aug. 30 at the public beach of Teegarden Road. Boats can be decorated with any type of lighting and should line up at 8 pm. A bonfire will follow on the beach. Guests should bring chairs, food, drinks and snacks for their family.