County Briefing

Go wild in Salem with raptors

Josh Kuszmaul of Raptor Hallow Sanctuary in Salem will present a talk about raptors (birds that hunt and eat vertebrates) and introduce some of the rescued birds that live at Raptor Hallows at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, at Waterworth Memorial Park, pavilion 9. During this family friendly Go Wild in the Park program, people will learn which species of birds are raptors, what their natural habitat is like and the reasons some birds need to live in captivity. Weather-permitting there may be a demonstration of raptors in flight. The program is open to the public and free of cost to attend. Registration is required; call the library at 332-0042 or the parks department at 271-8013.

Hanover Historians to gather

The Hanover Township Historical Society will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Kensington Christian Church, 11035 Canal St. Featured speaker will be Denise Ward, author of Defining Moments, My Journey Back to God. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Lisbon planning safety day

Lisbon’s first Safety Day celebration will be held at the gazebo in the village square from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 25. The event, for the community to get to know its safety forces better, will feature free food and games, along with displays by the police and fire departments. Sponsors include the police and fire departments, KLG Ambulance, Borza’s Meat Market and Lisbon Ruritans.

Going back to Beaver Local

Beaver Local will hold its back to school bash from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Distribution of iPads will be from 1-5 p.m. Aug. 22 and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Aug. 23. Open houses will be 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 22 for grades K-4 and 6-8 p.m. Aug. 27 for grades 5-8. Two sessions are set for freshman orientation on Aug. 19: 9-10:30 a.m. and 6-7:30 p.m. Students in grades kindergarten, seventh and 12th grades are reminded to check the district website to ensure they have the proper vaccinations.

Course for caregivers planned

The Alzheimer’s Association will present Living with Alzheimer’s for Caregivers at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 at the East Palestine Library. Caregivers can learn what changes to expect as their loved one’s memory loss condition progresses including effective communication tips, care options for the future, coping with relationship changes, and ways to maintain their health as a caregiver. Registration is necessary by calling the library at 330-426-3778.

Drive up to Eagles for dinner

The East Palestine Eagles, 320 E. Taggart St., will have a drive-thru sirloin tips and noodles dinner Wednesday, August 21st. The dinner also includes coleslaw, roll and dessert for $10 ($9 for those 65 and over). The drive-thru runs from 4-6 p.m. or sold out. Drive up to our dining entrance and we will take your order and deliver your meal to you.

Dyce leads letter carriers again

John Dyce was re-elected as president of the Ohio State Association of Letter Carriers during their biennial convention in Cincinnati. Dyce is serving his sixth consecutive term as president. The association represents active and retired city letter carriers in Ohio. He is responsible for administration of the legislative programs of the National Association of Letter Carriers. Dyce and his wife Sally reside at Guilford Lake.

He said he would go to Sebring

Because I Said I Would founder, author and four-time TEDx speaker Alex Sheen will bring his inspirational movement to Sebring McKinley High School at 9 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23. Because I Said I Would is a social movement and nonprofit dedicated to the betterment of humanity through promises made and kept. The group is changing lives through Promise Cards; more than 11.3 million have been distributed internationally. All of Sheen’s speaking engagement fees go directly to the charity and their programs.

Women’s health series concludes

Area women of all ages are invited to learn about important health strategies for staying well throughout their life stages at Salem Regional Medical Center’s (SRMC) free Healthy Women Summer Series, which concludes at 6 p.m. Thursday. Speakers will be Brianne Bagwell, M.D., Family Medicine: “Aging & the Brain;” Dominic Peters, M.D., Orthopaedic Surgery: “Joint Care & Osteoporosis;” and Susan Woods, M.D., Dermatology: “Healthy Skin Care.” Participants will be eligible to win a drawing for a free, 3-D mammogram, courtesy of Salem Radiologists, Inc. and SRMC. The educational presentations will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a question and answer session. Light refreshments will also be served. Advance registration is required by calling 330-332-7152.

Washingtonville VFW gifts

WASHINGTONVILLE — Commander Paul Kramer of York Drexler Post 5532, Veterans of Foreign Wars, announced donations totaling nearly $5,000 have been given out.

Awards of $500 each were donated to the village of Washingtonville, the Washingtonville Police Department and Freedom Warriors Charitable Foundation. $300 was given to the Leetonia Police Department, $250 each to the Leetonia Fire Department and Leetonia High School Band.

Other local donations included Columbiana County and Mahoning County 4-H programs, Columbiana County Special Olympics, Meals on Wheels, Knights of Columbus, and Buckeye Council Boy Scouts of America.

VFW programs receiving donations were the Combs/Comedy/Bentfeld Cancer/Hospice Fund; Schell/Fruttoso Voice of Democracy Fund; the National Home for Children in Eaton Rapids, Michigan; the Ohio VFW Veterans Service Officer Fund; Poppy Van Fund; VA Volunteer Services Fund; Veterans Military Assistance Fund; Veterans Unmet Needs Fund; Homeless Veterans Fund and Patriot’s Pen Fund.