1 Welcome to Salem! It is a great place to live and work. Getting around our historic city is a pleasant experience, with schools, stores, restaurants, and parks only a few minutes drive from anywhere in the city. Walking and bicycling are especially easy thanks to the flattening effects of a glacier that stopped just south of the city limits about 20,000 years ago. Salem s proximity to metropolitan areas provides an ideal blend of small-town life with access to big city amenities. Within 60 miles of Salem is Pittsburgh to the east and Cleveland to the northwest. Closer still are Youngstown, 25 miles to the north; Akron, 43 miles to the west; and Canton, 32 miles to the Southwest. Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Chamber of Commerce Fountain Photo of the ceramic tile mural, depicting Old 14 Town 224 Hall, located on the outside wall of the present City Hall Building. The mural was designed and manufactured by Summitville Tile, Summitville, Ohio. 173 Akron Alliance Canton 76 Canfield Boardman Cleveland Columbiana Cleveland & Youngstown East Palestine Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 51 Salem City Hall 30 Lisbon 30 30
2 Salem s History The story of Salem begins in 1803, the same year Ohio became a state. In that year, sturdy members of the Society of Friends (the Quakers) came west from Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and New Jersey to settle in what is known today as Salem, Ohio. One of the early settlers named Zadok Street left Salem, New Jersey, and upon arrival to the area, purchased a section of land and envisioned its possibilities as a town. Co-founder, John Straughan, (later shortened to Strawn), joined Street in plotting and naming the future community Salem which means peace in Hebrew. Founded on April 30, 1806, many of Salem s early residents placed great value on human life regardless of race or gender, thus immersing Salem into the abolition and women s rights movements of the 19th century. The Western Headquarters for the Anti- Slavery Association was in Salem. The association published and distributed The Anti-Slavery Bugle newspaper from here. Salem was also a stop on the Underground Railroad, which gave food and shelter to many fugitive slaves on their way to Canada and freedom. Many of the stately homes on Salem s main streets served as stations with secret rooms and other hiding places to conceal runaway slaves until they could be moved safely along the network to freedom. The Hicksite Meeting House was the site of the first women s suffrage convention in Ohio. It was held on April 19 and 20, 1850, two years after the first women s rights convention was held by another group of Quakers in Seneca Falls, New York. This location was chosen as the meeting place because of the many Quakers living here, all believers in liberty of conscience. Following the Civil War, manufacturing grew in Salem. By the turn of the century, Deming Co. pumps, the W.H. Mullins Co. s metal products, and Salem China Company s dishware were building the company s reputation as the source of wellmade durable goods. The history of Salem has been rich and varied. Another example of the progressiveness of the community is that Salem is the second city in the nation to install an electric trolley with overhead wires. Similar forward thinking is evident today in the innovative products made here, and in the high quality education and services available to residents. Salem Historical Society Freedom Hall
3 Schools Salem s public school system includes three buildings for elementary school age children: Buckeye School at 1200 Buckeye Avenue for kindergarten through second grade; Reilly School at 491 Reilly Avenue for grades three and four; and Southeast School at 2200 Merle Road for grades five and six. The Salem Junior & Senior High School share the building at 1200 East Sixth Street. The facilities include up-to-date science labs, computer rooms, a wood shop, a metal shop, band and choir rooms, large gymnasium with weight room, and a recently renovated auditorium. In addition to honors classes, the Salem High School offers 13 Advanced Placement courses, the largest number of the rigorous, college credit courses provided by any high school in the Mahoning Valley. Information for Salem Schools can be located at St. Paul School at 925 East State Street has offered a Catholic faith-based education since The school currently enrolls students from pre-school through grade six. There are more than a dozen pre-schools and day care centers with various options to meet busy families needs. The city has the good fortune to host two sites of the Kent State University. The first is a Salem regional campus: a picturesque, 100-acre campus at 2491 State Route 45, three miles south of the city. The second is the Kent State City Center at 230 North Lincoln Avenue near the center of downtown Salem. Several thousand students use the facilities each year in their pursuit of associate s and bachelor s degree programs. The recent multi-million dollar addition of a Health and Science wing at the Route 45 South building has centralized classrooms and labs for growth in the nursing, radiologic, and imaging sciences programs. The Hannah E. Mullins School of Practical Nursing offers a 44-week, fulltime instruction program that prepares women and men for careers as licensed practical nurses. The school is housed at the Kent State City Center, 230 North Lincoln Avenue. Allegheny Wesleyan College at 2161 Woodsdale Road offers a bachelor degree program for individuals interested in careers in Christian ministries. There are many other educational opportunities, both secondary and postsecondary within an easy drive of Salem. Salem s mascot, Quaker Sam
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5 Industry The Business Community Salem has been a center for manufacturing since its founding in More than 75 manufacturing and industrial service firms currently operate in the city and surrounding area. Salem-made products include ham and bacon, molded plastics, electric furnaces, pumps, rolling steel mill components, hydraulic valves, plumbing fixtures, car and truck parts; furniture, machine tools and dies, wood and coal stoves, labeling equipment, newspapers, aluminum sign blanks, corrugated boxes, vehicle ramps and jacks. Transportation Salem is bisected by highways U.S. 62, State Routes 14, 45, and 9 that provide business travelers and cargo transporters with easy access to the interstate highway system via I-76, I-80, I-90, or State Route 11, known as the Lake-to-River Freeway, seven miles to the east of Salem. The city s 145-acre industrial park has more than 40 lots available for new and expanding businesses. Interested parties are encouraged to contact Larry Kosiba, executive director of the Sustainable Opportunity Development Center. (330) Access to Ohio s inland river system is also possible via the Ohio River, 30 miles to the south, and Lake Erie, 70 miles to the north. Salem s proximity to three commercial airports Greater Pittsburgh International, Cleveland International, Akron-Canton Airport put global markets within reach. Norfolk & Southern and Conrail trains make railroad transportation an option for moving goods and supplies.
6 Regional Business Resources Seven Chambers of Commerce and other organizations are ready, willing, and able to assist new businesses that want to relocate in Columbiana County and to help existing businesses grow here. Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation is a publicprivate partnership that provides small business financing and administration of federal and state loan programs. Columbiana Area Chamber of Commerce (330) East Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce (330) Lisbon Area Chamber of Commerce (330) Salem Area Chamber of Commerce (330) Southern Columbiana County Chamber of Commerce (330) Wellsville Area Chamber of Commerce (330) Leetonia/Washingtonville Area Chamber of Commerce Youngstown Business Incubator offers a network of support for entrepreneurs. National Additive Manufacturing Innovation Institute in Youngstown is a consortium of manufacturing firms, universities, community colleges, and nonprofit organizations from Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. It is the pilot site for a federal network to facilitate the transformation of the U.S. manufacturing sector. The Sustainable Opportunity Development Center (SOD Center), a 501(c)(3) organization, focuses on building the local entrepreneurial environment. It offers programs and activities for individuals and businesses. It also connects the Salem area and its industrial employers with regional efforts to attract, retain, and expand industrial development. Columbiana County Port Authority operates as a quasi-public business enterprise to promote the county s economic development and facilitate cargo movement on the Ohio River. It offers public-private project development and finance, service on a regional railroad, space in industrial parks, and leases of warehouse and manufacturing plants. Salem Area Chamber of Commerce Mahoning & Columbiana Training Association provides workforce training for businesses and individuals.
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8 Providing Leadership In Economic Development Throughout Salem, Columbiana County and Northeast Ohio Business attraction Assistance in land acquisition and development Finance sourcing Access to government programs Technology insertion Manufacturing advocacy Small business support SAIDC Salem Area Industrial Development Corporation Larry Kosiba, Executive Director SAIDC/SOD Center 550 South Ellsworth Salem, Ohio
9 Housing From the historic homes on South Lincoln Avenue to the newest housing developments, Salem offers a wide range of affordable, high-quality homes in safe, friendly neighborhoods. Rental properties houses and apartments are scattered throughout residential areas. Salem Condos Historic Salem Home Salem Home Historic Salem Homes Salem Home Salem Home Overnight accommodations are available at bed-and-breakfasts and locally-owned hotels in Salem and nearby towns. Salem Home
10 Salem Recreation Recreation opportunities abound in and around Salem. The Salem Parks and Recreation Department operates four parks within the city, and two recreation areas outside the city limits on acreage used by the city s Utilities Department. Centennial Park (between East State Street, Maple, Union and Park Avenues) has a swimming pool, lighted tennis and basketball courts, large playground, horseshoe pits, baseball fields, and picnic pavilions. Kelley Park on Prospect Street has a lighted softball field and playground equipment. Salem World War Memorial Building located on East State Street provides various recreational activities and is home to a Senior Citizen s Center, numerous clubs, leagues, organizations and the office of the city s Parks and Recreation Department. World War Memorial Building Waterworth Memorial Park - aerial view Centennial Park Waterworth Memorial Park (between North Lincoln and North Ellsworth Avenues, East Eighth Street and Sunset Boulevard) has five baseball fields, soccer fields, the Civic Center band shell, wooded walking trail, playground, picnic pavilions, volleyball courts, and duck pond. W.H. Mullins Park on South Lincoln Avenue has picnic tables and a play area for small children. Kiwanis Antiques in Centennial Park
11 Salem Recreation The Salem Public Library s 100,000- item collection includes a wide selection of books, magazines, etc., e-books, music CDs, movie DVDs, as well as Ohio history and genealogy materials. Patrons may access the library s e-book collection, digital magazines, and databases remotely through the library s website or by using the public computers or WiFi in the library at 821 East State Street. The library offers a variety of programs including story times, book discussion groups, summer and school-break programs, and book delivery to elder care facilities.the library offers a variety of programs including story times, book discussion groups, summer and school-break programs, and book delivery to elder care facilities. The Salem Community Center offers fitness and social programs for people of all ages. Its 82,000-square-foot facility at 1098 North Ellsworth Avenue contains gymnasiums; lap, diving, and training pools; a spa and saunas; exercise equipment for adults and children; an indoor track for jogging and running; and meeting rooms. The newest addition to the Community Center is Center Circle, an indoor sports complex consisting of a gymnasium, field house, and snack/ vending area. Center Circle Field House hosts soccer leagues, practices, camps and tournaments as well as the Salem Community Hospital Baby Fair. Other uses include flag football, baseball and softball practices and craft fairs. Salem Public Library Eagleton s Glen Recreation Area at Teegarden and Eagleton roads (6.5 miles south of the city) features a covered bridge and picnic area near the Little Beaver Creek Greenway Bike Trail. The paved trail runs for ten miles from Lisbon to Leetonia. Salem City Lake on Gamble Road (8 miles south of the city) offers boating, fishing, hiking, and picnicking areas from April through September. Salem Community Center Salem Public Library Children s Department
12 Churches Since Salem s founding by members of the Religious Society of Friends, also known as Quakers, faith-based activities have been an integral part of the city. Today, Salem s faith community includes more than 30 Christian congregations. Ecumenical efforts to serve the community are led by the Salem Ministerial Association. In recent years, the Ministerial Association has been instrumental in the development of: First Christian Church The Banquet In Salem It provides free meals every Monday and the fourth Thursday of each month in the Memorial Building at 785 East State Street. The Salem Community Pantry Inc. It provides canned goods and perishable food to needy residents of the zip code from its facility at 794 East Third Street, at the corner of Vine Avenue. St. Paul s Church First United Methodist Church 244 S. Broadway Avenue Salem, Ohio
13 Shopping Whether you have only an hour to complete your errands or have an entire afternoon to browse, Salem is your place to shop. Running errands is easy as necessities can quickly be obtained from the regional and national retailers, grocery and drug stores that are concentrated in the shopping centers along East State Street. For the recreational shopper, browsing in the shops scattered around Salem s downtown area is quite enjoyable. Unique giftware, jewelry, and special occasion garments can be purchased from attentive shopkeepers along East State Street and Broadway Avenue. The numerous antique stores in the downtown area also add to the fun of browsing and finding one-of-a-kind vintage items. Giant Eagle Local farmers sell their fresh produce, baked goods, and hand-crafted wares at the Downtown Farmers Market held on Saturdays from late spring through the fall at McCulloch Park in the business district. Shoe Sensation Walmart Natural Solutions Stadium Chevrolet
14 Dining The aroma of fresh-roasted coffee and made-to-order meals are the scents that most often greet visitors to Downtown Salem. Restaurants along State Street, Second Street, Broadway and Ellsworth Avenues offer variety enticing foods from traditional Mid-West comfort foods to the cuisines from Asia and Mexico, they all add to the adventure of eating in Salem. The ambiance of restaurants around Salem is friendly and casual with attentive service. Pizza Hut Local chefs especially enjoy welcoming newcomers to their tables to enjoy their unique specialties. So, whether you are hungry for diner fare or seeking a quiet meal with your special someone, Salem offers high-quality dining without the hassle of reservations or lines. Smokin Marty s Big Dog Mike s Penn Grille BB Rooner s Ricky s English Pub Hot Dog Shoppe
15 Health Care Salem Community Hospital, 1995 East State Street, provides close-to-home medical services with a personal touch. Recent additions include 87 private rooms, a 3 Tesla MRI, and a state-of-the art surgery center. All of these upgrades are examples of the hospital utilizing the latest medical technologies to provide patients with excellent care in comfortable surroundings. Salem Community hospital is Salem s largest employer and celebrated serving the community for 100 years in 2013! Salem Community Hospital There are over 125 Active Physicians on staff with 25 Family Practices, 6 Internalists, 7 Pediatricians, 7 OB/GYNS, 7 Surgeons/Gastroenterologists, and several other specialists. Elder care is an important component of the area s health care services with multiple providers offering different levels of care. The options include a retirement community with more than 2,700 residents, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation centers, and nursing homes. Salem Community Hospital Akron Children s Hospital provides emergency and in-patient pediatric services at its Beeghly Campus, 6505 Market Street, in Boardman. Century House SALEM RADIOLOGISTS, INC East State Street Suite E Salem, OH Phone
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18 Museums and Performing Arts Salem s deep appreciation of local history and culture shines through residents support of three museums, a community theater, and a community band and concert series. The Salem Historical Society Museum and Freedom Hall at 208 South Broadway Avenue contains hundreds of special artifacts that document the city s history since its founding in Salem residents involvement in the abolition and women s rights movements of the 1800s, and their ongoing industriousness are evident in the many displays throughout its four buildings. The most recent addition to the society s facilities is the Dale Shaffer Research Library. It opened in 2012 and honors local historian Dale Shaffer. Salem Historical Society Museum Dale Shaffer Research Library The Burchfield Homestead Museum provides visitors with unique insights into the creative process of watercolorist Charles Burchfield. Burchfield resided in the house at 867 East Fourth Street from 1898, when he was five years old, until 1921, when he married and moved to New York. The hundreds of paintings he created in the house as a young adult are among his most famous works. Burchfield used Salem s environs for inspiration throughout his long artistic career. Burchfield Homestead Museum The Salem Storybook Museum provides children and adults with the opportunity to experience fine art and notable books from children s literature. It is located within the Kent State University City Center at 230 North Lincoln Avenue. Salem Community Theatre has offered live theatrical performances since In addition to its regular season of plays and musicals, the stage at 490 East State Street serves as a venue for live music and comedy shows, and Salem Community Theatre theater arts classes. The American Legion Quaker City Band traces its lineage back to the early 1900s. Its musicians rehearse from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Monday evenings at the Salem High School Band Room, 1200 East Sixth Street. The band performs at outdoor events during the summer.
19 Making A Difference In Salem Deb Mayernik Manager & Loan Officer Bob True Business Development Officer Salem 141 S. Ellsworth Avenue ConsumersBank.com Thank you, Salem For making Fresh Mark products #1
20 Youth Programs 4-H is the youth development program of The Ohio State University s Cooperative Extension Service. 4-H uses a learn by doing approach to teach responsible animal handling and other life skills. The ROC is a non-denominational gathering place for teens and middle schoolers, offers recreation and spiritual opportunities. It is located at 262 South Lundy in a refurbished church. Boy Scouts of America - Buckeye Council / Sandy Beaver District has three troops and three Cub Scout packs in Salem. Scouting programs for boys and young men help build character, teach responsibility and participation, and promote citizenship and personal fitness. Camp Fire USA Tayanoka Council offers local school-age boys and girls the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through community service. Projects focus on protecting the environment, learning about the community and the world, and valuing individual differences and similarities. Girl Scouts of America provides girls with the skills necessary to develop into strong and resilient leaders through positive peer networks and adult role models. Girl Scout programs focus on arts and sciences, literacy and fiscal responsibility, life skills and healthy lifestyles, environmental awareness and outdoors activities, and civic and community education in support of good decision-making. There is also a wide variety of Youth Sports Programs in the Salem Area.
21 A transition is a time of opportunity. (It's also a good time to be protected.) Transitions are not easy. Neither is finding someone you can trust to protect the things most important to you, like your family and your business. If your transition requires any legal counsel, the lawyers at Harrington, Hoppe & Mitchell can help. We provide legal solutions to the wide variety of issues our clients encounter in business and life. HHM and attorneys Shawna L. L Italien, Neil H. Maxwell, Gina L. Strickland and Vito J. Abruzzino are pleased to welcome you to Salem E. Pershing St., Suite A Salem, OH Phone: HHMLAW.COM YOU BELONG HERE. Check out Kent State University Columbiana County Campuses. Choose from 27 degrees Earn your bachelor or associate degree Benefit from affordable tuition Enjoy small class sizes Take classes online or on campus Downtown Salem Kent State East Liverpool Kent State Salem Or KENT-EDU Excellence in Action Kent State University, Kent State and KSU are registered trademarks and may not be used without permission. Kent State University, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is committed to attaining excellence through the recruitment and retention of a diverse work force
22 Salem Annual Events Quakertown Super Kids Classic, Inc., provides special needs children with the opportunity to drive soap box derby vehicles. A practice day is held in May at the Washingtonville VFW Post 5532, and the race held the first weekend in June on Broadway Avenue in Salem. The Salem Grande Parade is an annual summertime activity that began nearly 30 years ago. The parade is held the second weekend in August on Saturday evening. Family Fall Fun Day is a one-day celebration held in Downtown Salem in September. Organizations set up display tables and provide fun family activities. Taste in Salem is an annual October event where Salem area restaurateurs provide samples of food from their menus. A Chinese Auction showcases items from Salem area merchants. Quakertown Super Kids Classic Salem Super Cruise is a June weekendlong showcase that attracts hundreds of classic car owners. In addition to events that display the cars, the cruise includes entertainment and food. Taste in Salem Christmas season activities include the Christmas Open House, Christmas Light Up Night, and the traditional Salem Christmas Parade. Salem Super Cruise Independence Day Fireworks are displayed each year in Waterworth Memorial Park on July 3. Christmas in Salem
23 Other Area Events In addition to numerous golf courses, the area offers a motorsports park and numerous fairs and festivals. AREA FESTIVALS Columbiana County Fair at the fairgrounds in Lisbon (July) Shaker Woods Festival on Route 7 outside Columbiana (August) Canfield Fair at fairgrounds in Canfield (Labor Day weekend) Johnny Appleseed Festival in Downtown Lisbon (September) Columbiana Street Fair in Downtown Columbiana (September) Other diversions within a few hours drive of Salem include: AREA RECREATION AMUSEMENT PARKS Cedar Point, Sandusky Kennywood Amusement Park, Pittsburgh, PA FUN FACTS: Two area parks are habitats for rare animals. Bald eagles nest at Guilford Lake, a state park 9 miles south of Salem that has facilities for swimming, boating, and fishing. The large, endangered Hellbender Salamander is among the inhabitants of the 750-acre Hellbender Bluff Park. This public hunting area 20 miles southeast of Salem is part of the Columbiana County Park District. Bald Eagle MUSIC VENUES Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls Covelli Centre, Youngstown Post Gazette Pavilion, Burgettstown, PA PARKS Beaver Creek State Park, East Liverpool Fellows Riverside Gardens, Mill Creek Park, Youngstown Lanterman s Mill, Mill Creek Park, Youngstown Roscoe Village, Coshocton OTHER Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort, New Cumberland, WV Pro Football Hall of Fame, Canton Professional & Semi Prof sports teams (Akron, Cleveland, Pittsburgh & Youngstown area) ZOOS Akron Zoo Cleveland Metroparks Zoo Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium The Wilds, Cumberland
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25 Sources Of Government Documents Automobile titles are processed by the Automobile Title Division of the Clerk of Courts Office, Saltwell Road in Lisbon. (330) Driver s licenses may be renewed at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, 200-B East Second Street. (330) Driver s License Exams are administered by the State Highway Patrol at 7735 State Route 45 in Lisbon. (330) Birth and death certificates may be obtained from the Salem office of the Columbiana County Health Department, 230 North Lincoln Avenue. (330) Marriage licenses and records may be obtained from the Probate Court at the Columbiana County Courthouse, 105 S. Market Street in Lisbon. (330) Real Estate deeds are processed by the Columbiana County Auditor s Office at the Columbiana County Courthouse, 105 S. Market Street in Lisbon. (330) Passport applications may be submitted to the Auto Title Division of the Clerk of Courts Office, Saltwell Road in Lisbon. (330) Register to vote or obtain an absentee ballot at the Columbiana County Board of Elections, Dickey Drive, Lisbon (330) Salem Post Office, 275 Penn Avenue. (330) Salem City Hall, 231 S. Broadway Avenue. (330) Salem Salem Police Department, in the City Hall Building at 231 S. Broadway Avenue. (330) Salem Fire Department, 260 Ellsworth Avenue. (330) EMERGENCIES call 911 Safety Forces Perry Township Perry Twp. Police Department (330) Phone (330) Emergency Phone (330) Business Phone Perry Twp. Fire Department (330) Phone (330) Emergency Phone (330) Business Phone One of Salem s police cruisers