County Briefing

VFW to celebrate reopening

Wilfred Clunk VFW Post 4111 in Lisbon is holding a grand reopening/fundraiser from noon to midnight Saturday. The free event features a Chinese auction, 50/50 raffle, beer tent,and food from the grill for $10 per plate. Live entertainment is being provided by Gone Tomorrow from 2-4 p.m. and Pure Gold from 8-11 p.m. Clunk’s family is also to be on hand to present the post with his World War II medals, which include a Purple Heart and Silver Star. The proceeds go to helping the VFW recover after more than $100,000 in funds were embezzled in 2015-16, forcing the club to close for six months.

Drive-thru soup sales begin

The Mile Branch Grange will hold the season’s first monthly drive-thru soup sale Sept. 13. On the second Thursday of each month two soup choices will be offered on a rotating basis at $6 per quart. September’s soups will be stuffed pepper soup and loaded baked potato soup and will be available for pickup from 4-6 p.m. All soup must be pre-ordered by noon Sept. 12. To reserve soup call 330-821-8023 and leave your name, phone number, type of soup and number of quarts. Proceeds will be used for community projects.

DAHS Class of ’68 to gather

The David Anderson High School Class of 1968 will host an informal get-together at 5 p.m. Sept. 22 at Mark’s Landing. Classmates planning to attend should contact Walt Little at or Gina Borza Zepernick at 330-277-8821. Both Zepernick and Little can also be contacted through Facebook or Messenger. Reservations are due by Sept. 15. On Friday, the Blue Devils play at home; if interested contact Little.

Vendors needed for Lions sale

Vendors are being sought for upcoming West Point Lions Club craft sale Oct. 27 at the Lisbon Lions Club, 38240 Industrial Park Road. The cost is $25 for an 8-foot table with chairs (electric is provided). For more information or table rental call or text Violet Mellon at 424-9220 or 330-420-8993.

Elkrun museum will be open

The Elkrun Township Tourism Bureau will have an open house from 2-6 p.m. Sept. 11 at the bureau’s museum, located between Lock 24 Restaurant and the covered bridge in Elkton. For more information visit

Trail walk to benefit MS effort

The 27th annual Multiple Sclerosis Services Agency’s “Super Walk” will be held Sept. 29 at the Greenway Trail in Lisbon. The walk will begin at the historical railway station and participants will walk by Beaver Creek. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with the walk starting at 10 a.m. All of the profits will go to help individuals living with multiple sclerosis in Columbiana County as well as Mahoning and Trumbull counties. For more information call the agency at 330-533-6772.

Jazz to fill the air at SCC

The Salem Community Center will present a free jazz concert,from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 18. This event features The Yarnell Five, which is comprised of John Reese, Kevin DiSimone, Neil Frey, Frank Copacia and Katelyn DeLadurantey. For more information call 332-5885.

ATV rodeo part of fall festival

The Highlandtown Volunteer Fire Department will have the fifth annual Fall Fest Sept. 15 at the fire hall. There will be a vendor show from 8 a.m. to noon and an ATV rodeo at 2 p.m. Sign-ups for the rodeo will begin at noon.

Bus heading to Rivers Casino

The Cutting Edge Styling Salon is offering a bus trip Sept. 18 to Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh The cost is $40 with $30 free play. The bus will leave the Salem Walmart at 9 a.m. and return around 5 p.m. For more information or to reserve a seat call 332-3343.

Jesus the Key trips offered

Jesus the Key Ministries will offer a bus trip Sept. 18 and 19 to the Kentuck Knob mansion, Mother’s Day shrine in Grafton, W.Va.; National Radio Telescope Observatory and Cass Railroad. For more information call 427-6578.