County Briefing

Dinner to benefit Alchemy Acres

Alchemy Acres Animal Sanctuary will host a spaghetti dinner from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3, at the Salem Eagles, 1884 N. Ellsworth. Tickets may be purchased at the door or in advance at 330-332-4897. The cost is $8; under 5 are free. The meal includes spaghetti with meatballs, salad or applesauce, fresh Italian bread, coffee, tea or lemonade and a dessert. The event will feature a Chinese auction, 50/50 and bake sale. Carryout dinners may be purchased by calling 330-337-8817. Here, Bullwinkle and JoJo join Steve Sacco in a five-seat paddle boat that is part of the Chinese auction. The retail value of the boat is $479.

Meet the Fairfield candidates

A meet the candidates night will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Crestview Performing Arts Center for voters of Fairfield Township choosing between the six people running for fiscal officer – Katrena Davidson, Sharon Henry, Cindy Schmidt, Jacob Sevek, Crystal Siembida Boggs and Emily Wilms. The candidates will be given a few minutes to introduce themselves and each get to answer questions posed by local officials. The only questions from the audience will be submitted prior to 7 p.m. No video or audio recording will be permitted.

Waterford plans Halloween fete

New Waterford will host a Halloween community event at the community building, park and fire department from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 26. A costume contest will be held, where judges will determine the most original, funniest and best overall costumes. Registration for the contest is at 4 p.m. and judging starts at 4:30. All ages will be able to participate and will be placed in the appropriate age range. There will also be numerous activities, such as crafts, games and prizes, a hay ride, photo opportunities, face painting, touch a truck and more. Hot dogs, popcorn, cookies and drinks will be served, and trick-or-treating for New Waterford will follow the event from 5-7:30.

A look at our forgotten history

Photographer and author Johnny Joo will be at the Lepper Library in Lisbon at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. Joo will discuss his book Ohio’s Forgotten History, which is filled with abandoned and forgotten places across Ohio. He is an internationally accredited artist, most notablly recognized for his photography of abandoned architecture and surrealistic digital compositions. Call the library at 330-424-3117 to register for this event.

Salem band holding fruit sale

The Salem marching band is holding its annual fruit sale through Oct. 31 featuring assorted boxes of Pee Jay’s Fresh Fruit which includes California navel and Florida juice oranges, tangelos, red grapefruit, red Delicious apples, Anjou pears, golden pineapples, trio and citrus mix boxes, assorted cheesecakes including plain, chocolate medley, and fruit sampler varieties, plus specialty gift baskets. To place an order, contact any band or auxiliary members, majorettes, flag line members, band director Hannah McFarland, 332-8905 ext. 58355, or assistant band director Anne Saltsman, 332-8905, ext. 58355.

Dinner to help Little Devils

The Lisbon Little Blue Devils will have a spaghetti dinner fundraiser from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday at St. George. Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for ages 5-11. The meal includes spaghetti and meatballs, salad, breadstick, dessert and drink. Raffle tickets will be sold for baskets. For carryouts call 330-843-6627.

Treat event is allergy free

Mile Branch Grange, 95 Knox School Road, is sponsoring its third annual allergy free trunk or treat from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 26. Mile Branch Grange members are hosting this event to provide a safe environment for children with food allergies or other health issues, who often miss traditional trick or treat to protect the child from possible reactions. The event is open to all children ages 0-14. Children need to bring their own container for treats. Treats will include small toys, coloring books, pencils, etc. There will be no food at the event. The event will be held rain or shine. Donations are being accepted from local businesses and community members to help fund this event. For more information leave a message at 330-821-8023 or on the group’s Facebook page.

McKinley will honor vets

McKinley Elementary in Lisbon is inviting veterans to its annual Veterans Day program at 9 a.m. Nov. 11. Veterans will receive a complimentary breakfast as a token of appreciation for their service. Fifth grade students will have art on display and perform songs for veterans. There will also be a group photo of veterans who attend the breakfast. Veterans can RSVP by calling 330-424-9869.

United plans Vets Day program

United Local will hold Veterans Day program at 9 a.m. Nov. 11 in the auditorium. All veterans and community members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Veterans who plan to attend do not need to call ahead.

Candidates to gather at Branch

A candidates night for those running for West Branch school board will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday in the high school library. At 6:30 p.m., candidates will be available to talk with community members. A question and answer session will follow at 7. Members of the Student Council and National Honor Society will help host the event. Students will also act as mediators. Refreshments will be provided.

Tracing the history of WW II

Author Timothy Carroll will present the History of World War II at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the East Palestine Memorial Public Library. The program will discuss U.S. involvement in World War II with over 100 rare photos and political cartoons. Topics covered will include: the deadliest year which lead to the dropping of the nuclear bomb, The Dogs for Defense program, the drafting of fathers, the Boy Scout draft and other aspects of World War II history. Carroll’s book, World War II Akron, will be available for sale. For more information, contact the library at 330-426-3778.

Way Station will give thanks

The Way Station will be accepting registrations for the community Thanksgiving dinner through Friday, Nov. 22. Calling ahead is essential to help prepare for the number of individuals who will be served. The dinner will be at 1 p.m. Nov. 27 at St. Jude in Columbiana. People may sign-up to eat in or you may pick up your meal to take home or have it delivered. Call 482-5072. All are welcome. Deliveries will be made to Columbiana, Leetonia, New Waterford, Washingtonville, North Lima, Rogers, Negley and East Palestine. Food and supplies will be donated by restaurants, groups, organizations, churches, schools and individuals. Those who would like to help can call the above number and ask for Cat or Ellen.

Palestine talent show canceled

Due to the numerous conflict of activities in the community, the East Palestine Alumni and Friends Scholarship Talent Show slated for Nov. 2 at the Eagles has been canceled.

A musical bus going to New York

The Columbiana Music Boosters are offering an express trip to New York City Dec. 6-8, 2019. Seats are $99; call Heather at 330-565-4480. RSVP is due Nov. 15