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Garbage will be collected from East Liverpool city dwellings on Monday as waste management and recycling staff are due to work on Dr Martin Luther King Jr’s Day. Residents whose waste is usually collected on Mondays are asked to put their trash on the sidewalk as usual. The garbage service on any of the city’s roads will not be affected by the national holiday.

Member of the Sebring Parks Board of Directors

Sebring Local Schools is seeking one seat as a member of the Sebring Parks Board of Directors to represent Sebring Local Schools and the Board of Education. Applications must be received by 4pm on February 10.

Scholarship applications

Applications for retired YSU Scholarships are accepted through March 1. The scholarship is open to female Youngstown State University students who are full-time, juniors with a minimum 3.0 points average. They must also be a US student enrolled in a degree program. The application can be obtained from the YSU Financial Aids office or by printing it from the financial aid website under Scholarship Search.

Saint Anthony’s Club Dinner

St. Anthony’s Club, 561 Beaver Avenue, Midland, will hold meals or dinner at noon until 5 p.m. on January 23. Dinners include half-baked chicken, potatoes, vegetables, and dessert. Or pasta with meatballs, vegetables, bread/butter, and dessert for $15. Chicken Noon Soup with Biscuits and Dessert will also be available for $10. Dinner must be pre-ordered at 724-643-1820.

Salem Library book discussion

The Salem Public Library Adult Books Discussion for February will be featured by Colin McCullough “The prickly bird.” The group meets at 2 p.m. February 8 in the reading room. The story is a sweeping family tale set in the vast Australian Outback. It is filled with dramatic characters who hide their own memories, struggles, betrayals and loyalties that ultimately lead to a series of tragedies spanning three generations. No registration is required to attend. The program is free and open to the public. Check availability of the book online at www.salem.lib.oh.us. For information, call the library at 330-332-30042.

Wednesday Wellness Program

“Fighting the Winter Blues” It is the subject of Wellness Wednesday, January 19, which begins at 6:30 p.m. in the Salem Public Library reading room. The presenter is Jennifer Whitman of the Columbia County Board of Mental Health and Recovery Services. Registration is required for this program, which is open to the public and is free to attend. To register, go online at www.salem.lib.oh.us or call the library at 330-332-0042 for registration assistance.

Football Fundamentals

Ron Johnson, President of Salem High School Soccer will introduce “Football Basics” 6:30 p.m. on January 17 in the Salem Public Library reading room. The program will also be available via Zoom. The program is open to the public and attendance is free. Registration is required at www.salem.lib.oh.us or call the library at 330-332-0042 for assistance with registration. Those who wish to attend via Zoom will need to include an email address when registering so that the Zoom link can be submitted.

Historical Society meeting

The Columbiana Historical Society and Fairfield Township have canceled their January 17 meeting.

Food distribution

St. Patrick’s Church, 167 West Main Street, Letoonia, will be holding a drive-through food distribution for Letoonia School District families from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday. Luggage boxes must be empty and there is a limit of two beds per vehicle.

Salem Breakfast VFW

Salem VFW Post 892 Auxiliary is hosting breakfast from 8-11 a.m. on Sundays at The Post, haystacks 496 Arch St. and traditional breakfasts for $6 each. Eat food or throw it away.

Performance tests for “Back to Sender”

Auditions are set for Salem Community Theater productions “Return to the sender,” A fast-paced farce written and directed by local writer Scott Weingart. Show dates are March 11-13. Exams will be 2-4pm on January 23 and 6-8pm on January 24, with call back if necessary from 6-8pm on January 25. Weingart searches for four adult male main characters, three adult female main characters, one walking on the adult male character, and one adult female walking on the character.

summary of “Return to sender”

Somewhere in the ’70s, regular secretary Margie Ruth Hanson is having an extraordinary day! Bad boyfriend, bad boss, bad water diet in the ’70s, and then kidnapped by a strange but harmless political activist group in the ’70s. When she proves to be an unacceptable guest in the house, the troubled gang of anarchists just want to eliminate the matter “Return to sender” on her forehead and brought it back to her boss. But, will he get it back? All the way to the happy ending, this Weingart fast-paced comedy offers goosebumps, thrills, chase scenes, and good-looking cakes on the fads and follies of the ’70s.

Salem drive through banquet

Ray Jr., Mark, Steve Wagner and their families will honor the memory of Ray Sr. and Caroline Wagner by car through a banquet in Salem from 5 p.m. until the food disappears (no later than 7 p.m.) on Monday at the Salem Memorial Building. Meals are limited to one meal per person in the vehicle. The menu includes meatloaf, butter fries, green beans, apple juice, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit, and peaches. Line up behind the Memorial Building, don’t block the alleys or East Pershing Street. Parking is prohibited in the library yard. For information or to sponsor a banquet, call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Learn how to grow giant pumpkins

The Ohio Valley Farmers’ Club will once again host a giant squash Learn how to grow giant squash Free educational seminar 1-4pm February 5 at Parks Garden Center in Canfield. To register for this event, call the Parks Garden Center at 330-533-7278. Tim Parks will lead this class and will cover all the basics needed to grow giant squash including: seed selection, soil, fertility, pests, pollination, pruning and watering. To learn about the club, visit www.ovgpg.com. The Ohio Valley Giant Pumpkin Growers Club is one of the world’s leading Giant Pumpkin Growing Clubs with 225 members currently in North America. Club members enjoy educational seminars, newsletters, and a competition at the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth held annually on the second Saturday in October at the Parks Garden Center. The weight has sections for the heaviest giant pumpkin, sunflower, tomato, watermelon, (field) pumpkin, and taller squash. There is a $200 prize for the heaviest pumpkin grown by a new member. Participants must attend the Junior Seminar and join OVGP in order to participate.

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