County Briefing

Morning Journal/Jo Ann Bobby-Gilbert The East Liverpool City School district is partnering with the city health department to offer an immunization clinic for flu, TDaP and meningitis vaccines. The TDaP and meningitis vaccines are required by law for all students entering 7-12. The clinic will take place from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 12 in East Liverpool City Hall. Registration will be taken until this Friday by the city health nurse at 330-385-5123. School nurses John Dawson or Danette Baker can also be contacted with any questions. Medicaid plans and most insurances will be accepted. Uninsured children are also eligible at no cost. Shown are (front, from left) Matthew and Myah Rudder, (back) school nurses John Dawson and Danette Baker, health Commissioner Carol Cowan and city health nurse Stephanie Summers.

Dinner will benefit 6-month-old

A rigatoni dinner benefit will be held for 6-month-old John Bussard from 4-8 p.m. Saturday at the Lisbon Church of the Nazarene. Bussard, the son of Robert and Billie (May) Bussard of Lisbon, was diagnosed with Cri-du-chat syndrome, a condition in which the fifth chromosome is missing, and Septo-optic dysplasia, a rare congenital condition where the brain has a missing membrane and underdeveloped optic nerves. The cost is $8 for adults and $5 for ages 3 to 12. There will also be a Chinese raffle, gun raffle and 50-50. Proceeds will go toward medical and travel expenses and special equipment needed for Bussard.

A drive for marrow donors

Kent State Salem will host a marrow donor registry drive from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday in the student lounge. The drive is in honor of Janeen Kotsch, a senior lecturer in the nursing department, who is battling a rare blood disease that requires her to receive a bone marrow transplant. To participate, volunteers must be between the ages of 18 and 44, be willing to donate to anyone and be in good health. The process is painless and noninvasive, requiring only a cheek swab. Those of a diverse ancestry are especially needed because they are most likely to match someone who shares their heritage. Each individual’s information will become part of the Be The Match database so that he or she can be contacted if a match results. For more information contact Cheryl Brady, nursing faculty member, at or at 337-4134. If unable to attend, but still interested in becoming part of the registry, join online at

Rabies clinic set on Saturday

The Columbiana County Health Department and the Lisbon Veterinary Clinic will hold a rabies prevention clinic from 1-3 p.m. Saturday at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center. Vaccinations are $5 per dose for pets 3 months of age and older. All dogs must be on a leash and all cats must be confined or in a cage. Rabies vaccination certificates will be issued for all pets vaccinated.

Food drive, rabies clinic slated

The Damascus Ruritan Club will hold a non-perishable food and monetary collection from 1-4 p.m. Saturday at the Damascus Fire Department meeting room. The proceeds benefit the Damascus Friends Church Food Pantry. During this time there will also be a rabies clinic, conducted by the Mahoning County Board of Health and the Damascus Ruritan Club. The cost of the clinic is $8 per animal. Cats must be in a cage and dogs on a leash.

Dulci-Mores to play Saturday

Claudia Schmidt will be the featured musician during the Dulci-More: Folk and Traditional Musicians concert at 7 p.m. Saturday in the Dale Shaffer Research Library of the Salem Historical Society. The cost is $10 with an additional $5 covering all children in the family. Advance tickets or reservations are not needed For more information or directions, contact Bill Schilling at 234-564-3852, email or visit