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Salem was founded in 1806 by two men, Zadok Street from New Jersey, and John Straughan from Pennsylvania. At that time, over 200 years ago, there were approximately 100 people in Salem. Now the population is over 12,000. The name Salem was taken from "Jerusalem," which means "city of peace." Early settlers to the city included the religious Society of Friends (“Quakers”). Salem is located in Columbiana County, approximately twenty miles southwest of Youngstown, Ohio, on Route 62.
Salem is centrally located among the metropolitan areas of Youngstown, Akron, Canton, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh. Living within driving distance of these cities enables students to take advantage of the cultural attractions of large cities. Major airlines have service close as Pittsburgh, Akron-Canton, Cleveland, and Youngstown airports.
Diversified industries near the Salem area offer the working student suitable employment.
There are several restaurants in Salem, as well as drug stores, a Wal-Mart Supercenter, and other places of business.
Salem Bible Institute was founded in 1956. The name of the Institute was later changed to Salem Bible College. On June 13, 1973, the name was changed again, due to the college becoming a part of the Allegheny Wesleyan Methodist Connection (Original Allegheny Conference). The official name of the school is now Allegheny Wesleyan College.
The following hotels are located within reasonable driving distance of the campus. This list is provided for your convenience only. Allegheny Wesleyan College does not offer recommendations or endorsements. Hotel chains are located in larger cities.
40952 State Route 154
Das Dutch Village Inn
150 E. State Route 14
Holiday Inn Express
2341 W. State Street
There are several restaurants in Salem, as well as drug stores, a Wal-Mart Supercenter, and other places of business. The cities of Youngstown, Boardman, and Alliance are nearby, as well as malls, restaurants, hospitals and other places of employment/business are located in these areas.
Nearby attractions include: Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Music Hall, Akron Zoological Park, Quaker Square (part of the past history of the Quaker Oats mill), the world-famous Daffin’s Chocolates in Sharon, Pennsylvania, and Nelsons Ledges near Middlefield, Ohio, numerous state parks and many other things of interest. All of these are within reasonable driving distance of Salem.
Salem AWM Church
Pastor Stanley Grabill (330.332.1992)
1095 Newgarden Avenue, Salem, OH
Robertsville AWM Church
Pastor Tom Haight (330.862.2507)
11255 Lincoln, SE; Robertsville, OH
Niles AWM Church
Pastor Rohn Stearns (330.652.6695)
960 Lafayette Avenue, Niles, OH
Salem Bible Methodist Church
Pastor Henry Miller (330.337.0239)
N. Ellsworth Avenue, Salem, OH 44460
Bible Holiness Chapel
Pastor Wesley Hunting (330.337.3685)
3824 McCracken Road, Salem, OH 44460
Canton First AWM Church
Pastor Jonathan Troyer (330.453.2612)
1650 Broad Avenue, NW; Canton, OH
Canton Second AWM Church
Pastor Wesley Springer (330.453.4649)
2459 – 31st Street, NE; Canton, OH 44705
Perry Street Chapel
Pastor Rocky Newman (330.821.2564)
332 W. Perry Street, Alliance, OH
New Castle AWM Church
Pastor Luke Rambo (724.652.2173)
901 Vogan Street, New Castle, PA
Mount Calvary AWM Church
Pastor Blake Quales (330.868.4840)
15609 Freed Street, Minerva OH 44657