County Briefing

CAA gets nearly $63K more

The Community Action Agency is receiving some additional funding to help its community health clinics deal with the impact of the coronavirus crisis. U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, announced Wednesday the $62,954 awarded the CAA was from the initial coronavirus bill approved by Congress earlier in the month. The measure included $100 million for community health centers nationwide, which included the CAA. Johnson said the money for is for additional supplies, more testing and to expand the use of telemedicine to combat the impact of the coronavirus. “We must continue to support our medical professionals and hospitals so they can effectively combat this deadly virus, and this funding is a step in the right direction in assisting local communities,” he said, in a news release.

Most recorder records online

County Recorder Theresa Bosel has worked to increase remote accessibility to office records, and now almost all records are completely accessible online. Prior to these changes, only records dating back to 2013 were available online. Some social security numbers may have been missed by the redaction software in the process of making more records accessible, and the public is asked to let the office know when this occurs. Any record that cannot be found online can still be obtained by mail. Requests by mail must include the document type being requested, book and page number, a self-addressed stamped envelope and $2 per page. For further details about how to obtain these records and military discharge documents go to columbianacountyrecorder.org.

No trees, but fish still available

Columbiana SWCD will currently remain open to the fullest extent possible while following the protective guidelines that have been put in place. The office closed to the public, but the staff is still working. Programs, events, and field visits have been canceled until further notice. You may contact us by calling the office and we will do our best to assist you in any way we can. The annual tree sale has been postponed, with no orders being taken after March 27. As of now, the fish sale remains as scheduled and pickup is still planned to take place at the Kent State Salem. Orders will be taken by phone until April 3; call (330) 332-8732.

District 4 Lions cancel all events

All Lions clubs in District OH-4 have canceled all meetings, fundraising, and activities until further notice by order of Lions District Governor Tony Deluke. This includes Lisbon Lions bingo, the annual Easter egg hunt at the county fairgrounds, and the Night at the Races. The 90-Second Shopping Spree has been postponed to a later date to be announced.

EP Eagles’ kitchen still open

The kitchen at the East Palestine Eagles, 320 E. Taggart St., is open to the public for carryout only from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. People can order from the menu or get the daily special. Call 330-886-0397 after 3:30.


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