Church to host dinner, concert
A community potluck and free concert will be at the at Leetonia Mennonite Church, 764 Columbia St., on July 17. The potluck will begin at 5 p.m. and guests are to bring a salad or dessert using local food items to complement hot sandwiches made from pasture-raised chickens. A catered meal featuring local ingredients will also be offered for $14 per pate. To join either dining option, call the church at 330-427-6827 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by July 15. Beginning at 7 p.m. acoustic music will be provided by Adrian Labra and the Labra Brothers Band, Greg Yoder and Seth Crissman and Aubrey Helmuth Miller. For details, contact Greg Bowman at 610-413-3196 or email@example.com.
NYC bus trip set in September
Seats are still available for the Salineville/Southern Alumni Community Scholarship Foundation's Red Eye New York City bus trip. The bus will leave the Southern Local K-12 campus at 11:58 p.m. Sept. 12 and return at 5 a.m. Sept. 14. Cost is $100 per person and the money is non-refundable. All proceeds will be used for Southern Local student scholarships. For more information, call Tracey Reeder at 330-223-1528 or Connie Beadnell at 330-679-2224.
Camp Fear will open at?BCSP
Camp Fear, featuring ghost hunts, tours, and camping, will be at Gretchen's Lock in Beaver Creek State Park, July 19-20. The free camp is hosted by Dark Shadow Ghost Tours and Ghosting 12 Paranormal. Those not wishing to camp, can still take part in the tours which start at 1 p.m. July 19. There will also be appearances from Esther Hale, Gretchen Gill, Lucy Cobb, Jake the Night Watchman, and other ghosts from the area. For more information, visit Dark Shadow Ghost Tours on Facebook or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poker run benefits United Way
Backdrafts Pub & Grill on St. Clair Avenue in East Liverpool will host the 15th annual United Way Poker Run Saturday. Rider sign-ups begin at 10 a.m., and bikes depart at noon. The cost is $10 per person, with proceeds benefiting the United Way. More information is available at 330-385-2082.
Work to close more of Route 558
Beginning July 16, state Route 558 will be closed for two days just west of Lower Elkton Road for a culvert replacement by ODOT's maintenance crew. Route 558 is already closed about a mile west of this location and just east of state Route 164 for a $1.13 million bridge deck replacement project that began in June. Traffic should use the detour posted for the bridge project which is south on Route 164 to Route 517 east back to 558, and reverse. This closure should only affect local traffic.
Paxson will rock the fairgrounds
The Zack Paxson concert to benefit the Lisbon First United Methodist Church food pantry is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at the fairgrounds. The concert is following the Soul to Sole Fun Run. There will also be drum, Tae Kwon Do and Zumba demonstrations, as well as games and food. The concert was incorrectly listed as being at the church.
School supplies needed in EP
East Palestine Social Concerns is collecting items for its annual school supplies giveaway through July 27. Items can be dropped off at the library or village churches. Some needed items include 24 count crayons, glue, pencils, erasers, folders, paper, tissues, zippered bags, and related items. The giveaway is from 9:30-11 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. Aug. 11 at Centenary United Methodist and is open to East Palestine District families only.
Church to host lawn festival
A community lawn festival will be at Paradise Church, 10020 New Buffalo Road, from 4-7 p.m. July 19, rain or shine. The festival will feature food, raffle baskets, a bake sale, games, and a country store. Musical entertainment will begin at 3 p.m.
Scavenger hunt slated in Salem
A free scavenger hunt for all ages is planned for 6:30 p.m. July 23 in Salem's Waterworth Memorial Park. The hunt will begin at pavilion nine, and participants are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Led by Jason Reynolds on the Columbiana Soil and Water Conservation District, the hunt is being hosted by the Salem parks department and library. Registration is not required. For information call the library, 332-0042.
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Buses, soap boxes and scenic rails
The Salem Memorial Building Association will be sponsoring four bus trips, with the first being July 26 to the Soup Box Derby in Akron. Additional trips include a mystery tour on Sept. 20, Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad on Oct. 11; and Stan Hywett Hall and Gardens Christmas Tour on Dec. 20. Bus tickets are $15 to $20. Those interested should call 330-332-5512. Information can also be found at www.salemparksandrecreation.com.
CTC offers adult ed classes
The Columbiana County Career & Technical Center's ABLE program will begin free Academic Skills Brush-Up/GED classes in Lisbon, Salem, and East Liverpool on July 15. ABLE is also offering a free Introduction to Health Care Sciences that covers basic anatomy, biology, medical terminology, and contextualized mathematics, to anyone considering an education in the health care field. Both courses are open to adults 19 and older and 16-18 year olds with additional documentation. Interested individuals should call, 330-424-9561, ext. 190.
Business showcase scheduled
The Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce is hold a Summer Business Showcase at 5:30 p.m. July 24 at Whispering Pines Village, 937 E. Park Ave. Along with refreshments and networking, there will be brief presentations by Southern Care Hospice, Boardman Steel, Gallagher, Clark & Carney Realty Group and East Fairfield United Methodist Church. Contact the chamber office at 330-482-3822 or email email@example.com for additional information. Reservations are not required.
Chamber sets economic program
Salem Area Chamber of Commerce's Legislative Affairs Committee will host a luncheon July 30 at the Salem Community Center. The program "What State and Local Taxes Should and Can be Reformed?" will be presented by Daniel Navin,Ohio Chamber of Commerce assistant vice president of tax and economic policy. Registration will begin at 11:45 a.m. with the lunch and program beginning at noon. Cost is $20 for chamber members and $25 for non-members. For reservations call, 330-337-3473 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADAPT to host family festival
ADAPT Coalition's Crestview-Columbiana Leadership Team is sponsoring the fourth annual Family Fest from 5-9:30 p.m. July 19 in Columbiana's Firestone Park. The free event is intended to provide alcohol and drug free activities for the whole family. Activities will include games, music, a bounce house, bungee run, cannonball blaster, rock wall, face painting, food, cornhole tournament, and an animal show. Fireworks will begin at 10 p.m. Guest can enter a raffle for bicycles and other prizes, with winners chosen at 8:15 p.m. For more information, contact Brenda Foor at 330-424-0531 or email@example.com.