County Briefing

Submitted photo WDFC Theatrical Productions will present the Tennessee Williams classic “The Glass Menagerie” at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the Union Hall, 547 Prospect St., Salem. The story follows Amanda Wingfield, played by the Rev. Kari Lankford (shown here with Marisa Keshock), a faded tragic remnant of Southern gentility who lives in poverty in a dingy St. Louis apartment with her son Tom (Josh Lankford) and her painfully shy daughter Laura (Keshock). Driven to his wits end by his mother’s constant nagging, Tom escapes through alcohol abuse and the unrealistic world of the movies. He is eventually encouraged by his mother to bring a gentleman caller home to visit his sister. This visit will ultimately effect Laura’s life and the lives of everyone around her. Admission is $12 and tickets will be available at the door or can be reserved by e-mailing

Composting is not for the birds

A composting clinic will be held from 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday at the Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center, Echo Dell Road. Judith Rodkey from the OSU Extension Master Gardner’s Speakers Bureau will share information on the basics of composting. Property seasoned compost is the black gold of gardening and is a valuable soil additive. Learn how to compost and why it is important. Using compost improves soil and plant health and reduces waste. Also this Saturday, a “Create a Bird” for kids and their adults, will take place from 1:30-4 p.m. with volunteers Pam and Carolyn. They will welcome the arrival of the migrating feathered friends back to the area as they create their own bird. This activity will cover beak and feet adaptations and will take about 45 minutes to complete.

Sock hop Friday for ELO kids

The Beacon Association is sponsoring a fundraising sock hop school dance from 6-9 p.m. Friday (kids must be picked up at 9 p.m. sharp) at North Elementary for grades K-4 from North and LaCroft. Cost is $5 per person and concession is available for an additional cost. DJ is Mayor Ryan Stovall. All proceeds will help the Beacon Association with community events such as Special Olympics, Relay for Life, city cleanups, haunted house fundraiser, city Christmas parade and light-up night, future scholarship funds for the four local high schools, helping other community organizations with events and fundraisers, and helping make our community a better place through community service.

Essential oils focus of program

The Path to Wellness is offering a free program from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday featuring Bob and Linda Martin, Gold level members of Young Living Essential Oils. People will get a complimentary Zyto Scan and discover which products they can best benefit from. The meeting agenda will also include ideas for sharing the benefits of healthy living with friends and family members and how you can earn an income through Young Living’s compensation plan. The meeting is free, open to the public and will be held at Arbogast Photography, 503 Pittsburgh St., Columbiana. To reserve a seat, call Karen at 330-692-6640 or Linda at 330-518-3788.

Humphrey remembered in song

The Village Singers will be presenting “Imagine” in memory of Jim Humphrey at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Methodist Church, 114 E. Washington St. This is a donation only event with refreshments being served at intermission. Doors will open at 7 p.m.

Drive up for a chicken dinner

The New Lisbon Presbyterian Church will hold its drive-thru stuffed chicken breast dinner Wednesday, May 22. Cost is $10. People can reserve a dinner by calling Lou Pezzano 330-424-3690 or the church office 330-424-5107. Dinners can be picked up between 4-5 p.m. Proceeds will benefit the building maintenance fund.

OSU offers nutrition program

Ohio State University Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) will host a free nine-week series on how to buy groceries within one’s budget, food safety and nutrition at the Community Resource Center, 940 Pennsylvania Ave., East Liverpool. The group will meet from 2-3:30 p.m. Tuesdays from May 21 to July 16. Each class will include a free incentive, food tasting/preparation, and group discussion. Those who complete the series will receive a certificate of completion from OSU. For more information contact Renee Eichler at 330-424-7291 ext. 103 or

Liverpool senior group disband

Since the early 1960s, The East Liverpool Area Seniors have been meeting once a week. The last several years, the meetings have been held at St. Stephen’s Church. Sadly due to declining membership and participation, the officers decided to bring the club to an end on May 9. The Club’s bills were paid and the rest of the assets were divided according to the club by-laws.

Star power on the library screen

Lepper Library in Lisbon will show a 1942 film starring Tyrone Power and Maureen O’Hara at 2 p.m. Monday, May 20. Adult coloring will be offered at 6 p.m. Call 330-424-3117 to register for coloring or get the movie title.