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County Briefing

Columbiana County Fair

The local “Tribute” band consisting of longtime entertainer Randy Strader and his sons Jeff and Brandon will close the Columbiana County Fair on the Midway Stage from 6:30 to approximately 9:30 p.m. Sunday with its History of American Rock & Roll Show. Special guest band will be the Original “S.R.O.” from the 1970s consisting of Chuck Reaggle, Gary Russell and Strader. The band played its first show on Nov. 6, 1974, and opened for the Steve Miller Band at the Richfield Colosseum in 1975.

Salem Historical Society Picnic

The annual Salem Historical Society Picnic will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Centennial Park Pavilion #1. The picnic is a potluck, so bring a covered dish to share. Hotdogs will be provided.

Hanoverton Canal Days

Hanoverton Canal Days, formerly known as Peddler Days and Hanover Homecoming, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 10. Events will include a Princess tea party ( reservation required), car and tractor show and a parade. Entertainment will be provided in front of the Spread Eagle Tavern throughout the day. The tavern will again have their beer garden and specialty food. A history tour and a ghost tour are planned. A pet show is being sponsored by the Hanoverton Historical Society. The group will be serving strawberries and ice cream. The museum will be opened (next to Hanoverton Hardware) and friends at the hardware will have food vendors set up. There are vendor spots for crafts and food available on historic Plymouth Street as well as entertainment slots. On Sunday, Sept. 11, a special church service will be held in Betz Park at 10 a.m. Follow on Facebook for information on specific events.

Lepper Library programs

An upcoming series of children’s programs is planned at Lepper Library featuring guest speaker Ashley McLaughlin of the Family Recovery Center. The programs will be held at 4 p.m. each Monday Aug. 8, 15 and 22. The programs will be What Color is Your Brain – Feelings Aug. 8, How Full is your Bucket – Kindness Aug. 15 and Sometimes it Takes Just One! – Bullying Aug 22. Call of stop by the circulation desk to sign up.

Items sought for flood victims

The Columbiana Church of Christ is collecting items to transport to the victims of the flooding in Eastern Kentucky. The plan is to depart Columbiana Aug. 11 and truck the items collected to the Lothair Church of Christ, a sister congregation in Hazard Kentucky for distribution. The items needed include the following: towels, wash clothes, socks, men’s and women’s underwear, toilet paper (regular size), paper towels (regular size), bottled water, cleaning supplies, non-perishable food, trash bags, gloves, flip flops and buckets. Many of the victims have lost everything they own and would be thankful for anything that would aid them in getting back on their feet. Monetary donations will be given to the church there for distribution to those in need. For information or to arrange drop off at the Columbiana church building, contact Roger Farmer at 330-716-8240 or Dick Mason at 330-277-6461.

Supplies for Southern Local

Southern Local students may receive free school supplies from noon to 2 p.m. Aug. 13 at Inverness Hall in Highlandtown. There will also be a picnic lunch. This event is sponsored by Highlandtown Methodist and Bethel Presbyterian churches.

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