A large crowd gathered in Firestone Park Friday morning
to get a close look at a Super Cobra Marine helicopter
and talk with Capt. Michael Burnette and Lt. Col. Keith
Pierce as they landed for the Columbiana Street Fair celebration.
The two spent the day visiting and getting their
photo taken with veterans, kids and their families. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines
Salem Mayor John Berlin was on hand at the E. Pershing Street lot to officially kick off the 2017 Salem Super Cruise with a welcome and "cruisers start your engines." Over 200 cars cruised into the main lot Thursday for the opening day. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Over 200 people gathered in Firestone Park Friday evening to get a close look at a Super Cobra Marine Helicopter and talk with
Capt. Scott Destafney and Maj. Scott Armstrong before they lifted off. The two officers landed early in the morning and spent
the day visiting and getting their photo taken with veterans, kids and their families. The AH-1WSuper Cobra from the HMLA
773 McGuire Air Base in New Jersey, was sponsored by Firestone Farms. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Chewing the fat with reality TV stars at Quaker City
Fat N’ Furious reality TV stars (from left) Tom Christmas, Chuck Kountz and Steve McGranahan from Christmas Automotive in Boardman appear at Quaker City Motorsports Park north of Salem Saturday for the Steel Valley Super Nationals. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Bob Bertelsen of Columbiana and his 1969 Chevrolet C-10 took top honors at the Salem Super Cruise Autocross on Sunday. He won the trophy in the experienced driver class and also for the coolest car. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Traci Bastian of Wickliffe celebrated her birthday Friday at the Steel Valley Super Nationals, and was excited to see her friends and family come to Quaker City Motorsports Park to celebrate.
Little did she know her boyfriend, Greg Lawrence of Volant, Pa., had an extra surprise for her for the weekend.
Just before Greg raced Traci’s father, Bob, on Saturday, Greg got out of his car, got down on bended knee and proposed to Traci — and she said yes. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Cody Mitchell, 11 of Hanoverton, tries to drive a 1965 Dodge Custom 880 owned by Mike Huzicko of Campbell out of the mud on Friday at Centennial Park in Salem at the Salem Super Cruise. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Canfield resident Kevin Shar (left), who grew up in Leetonia, got a surprise at the Steel Valley Super Nationals at Quaker City Motorsports Park on Saturday. Stadium GM Used Car Manager Dan Chaffee (right) found a photo of Shar taken after selling him a 1996 Pontiac Trans Am and gave the photo to him Saturday. Looking on is Lauren Gancay of Boardman, the girlfriend of Shar’s son, Matthew. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer
Four-year-old Samantha McElroy gets a bird's eye view from atop her dad, Bob's shoulders of the cars at the Arby's Car Cruise during the kick-off night of the Salem Super Cruise. After the Super National's weekend the Arby's Car Cruise will continue to be held every Saturday night through October 26th with all proceeds going to the Salem Food Pantry. Admission for cruisers is $2.00 or two cans of of food. Money is also raised through a 50/50 raffle and the sale of T-shirts. Morning Journal/Patti Schaeffer