County Briefing

Paul will visit Salem music store

The Salem Music Centre, 506 E. State, will host a Beatles Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. John Gilbert — aka Paul McCartney and the founder of the Beatles tribute band Abbey Road — will be displaying some of his memorabilia and also give a talk from 1-2 p.m. Music, some performed live by local musicians, will play throughout the event.

Paving begins Monday in Leetonia

Leetonia will start its paving project on East High Street from Main east to the village limits on East High at 7 a.m. Monday. Village administrator Gary Phillips is asking motorists to avoid this work area as the road will be closed most of the time. The community park also will be closed to vehicular traffic during the construction time. After the East High project is completed, the contractor will be paving Somer Street from Cherry to Lisbon Street. There will be a parking ban in effect during the work. R.T. Vernal Paving and Excavating will be doing the work.

Dinner benefits Southern pantry

A carryout spaghetti dinner will be held Sunday in Salineville to benefit the Southern community food bank. The dinner — spaghetti and meatballs, tossed salad, bread and butter and fruit jello — will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the fire station located next to the pantry. The cost is $8.

Crystal meth support offered

The Family Recovery Center’s FRC’s Oxford House (also known as Eloise V. Traina Center of Hope) hosts a Crystal Meth Anonymous (CMA) meeting at 6 p.m. every Wednesday. CMA is a fellowship for those struggling with addiction to crystal meth. The group is open to anyone with a desire to stop using drugs. Members will meet each week to share experiences in a safe and supportive environment. Oxford House, located at 320 Benton Road, Salem, hosts 14 support meetings a week and continues to serve hundreds of recovering community members. To learn more about the support meetings offered, call 330-424-1468.

Dinner’s on Doc Albert

Dr. Harold and Becky Albert will sponsor the drive-thru Banquet in Salem from 5 p.m. until the food is gone (no later than 7 p.m.) April 12 at the Salem Memorial Building. Meals are limited to one per occupant of a vehicle and include meatloaf, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, applesauce, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and cookies. Line up is behind the Memorial Building; do not park in the library lot. For information call Patty Colian, 831-2169.

Learn about a historical church

The Salem Historical will welcome Dr. Kelly Darney, adult education director at the county Career Center, to give a presentation via Facebook live at 7 p.m. April 13. She will present “A Bicentennial Parish History of St. Philip Neri Catholic Church” in Dungannon. To access the video, Facebook users can search for the Salem Historical Society’s Group page in the Facebook search bar. Note the presentation will appear in the group page, not the Historical Society’s Facebook page. The group’s icon features a photo of the Historical Society’s sign surrounded by daffodils. Those who do not have a Facebook account can access the presentation by visiting facebook.com/groups/TheSalemHistoricalSociety instead of searching on Facebook. Since the group is public, anyone can access the presentation. Copies of Darney’s book are available at the Historical Society gift shop. It is open by appointment on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings. The number is 330-337-8514. Those that would want to schedule a tour of the church, log cabin, and surrounding area can contact Joe McKarns, at 330-424-8165.

Liverpool offers summer classes

East Liverpool will offer two sessions of summer school: June 7 to July 9 and July 12 to Aug. 13. Times are 8 a.m.-noon. Students can attend one or both. Transportation will be provided as well as breakfast and lunch. Students in grades K-4 and 5-6 will receive instruction and support in reading and engage in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) activities. Students in grades 7-12 can choose from a wide menu of options. These include but are not limited to ACT prep, garage band, credit recovery, outdoor fitness, life after high school, community garden, leadership and community service. Registration can be made by calling your child’s school or competing the form found on the district website. Parents are asked to express their interest by April 21.

SLHS band plans concert in park

The Southern Local High School band will be bringing its sound to Salineville during a Concert in the Park on May 2. Sixty musicians in grades 5-12 will perform a variety of tunes at 2 p.m. at Kiwanis Park. Band director Emily Forbes Bowling said the event is free and open to the public and lawn chairs are encouraged, but social distancing and masks will be required to meet Covid safety guidelines.

Goodchild part of Findlay concert

Kasey Goodchild of Salem will participate in the University of Findlay Concert-Chorale and University Singers’ annual spring concert, “Jazzy Spring,” at 3 p.m. Sunday. The concert will be live-streamed via UFTV’s YouTube Channel. The concert is conducted by SeaHwa Jung, director of choral activities and assistant professor of music at UF.


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