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County Briefing

The Columbiana County Park District announced that the Greenway trailhead at state Rout 164 in Lisbon will be closed Wednesday, Thursday and Friday of this week due to repaving of the parking lot. Parking is still available at the Erie Train Station on South Market.

Liverpool alumni plan spaghetti dinner

The East Liverpool High School Alumni Association is sponsoring a drive-thru spaghetti dinner from 3:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12. Cost is $10. The menu includes salad, roll and dessert. The spaghetti and meatballs will be prepared by Bob Ferello. Call for reservations at 330/385-0591 between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30. Reservation deadline is noon Friday, Aug. 7.

Drive up for school supplies at the CAA

In celebration of National Health Center Week Aug. 9-15, the CAA’s Health, Behavioral Health and Dental Centers will host a back-to-school drive-thru from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 13 in the upper circle area near the CAA’s administrative building, 7880 Lincole Place, Lisbon. Some other CAA agencies will participate in handing out back-to-school items, including CAA’s Head Start.

School supplies available in East Palestine

East Palestine Social Concerns will give away school supplies to residents of the village school district on Monday, Aug. 17, at the Centenary United Methodist Church. Times are 9:30-11 a.m. and 5-6 p.m. People are asked to wear masks and bring proof of residence.

Salem hospital’s wellness center reopens

Salem Regional Medical Center’s Behavioral Medicine and Wellness Center has reopened after being closed since mid-March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The center offers two types of intensive outpatient programs for adults facing a range of mental health conditions, including depression; anxiety; mood changes; and grief, loss and trauma. The outpatient programs are offered between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. Monday through Friday and include partial hospitalization in which clients attend fives days per week, with each program day lasting five hours; and intensive outpatient in which clients attend up to four days per week, with the program day ranging from three to five hours. The outpatient programs are facilitated by psychiatrist Sharon DiLauro, MD, and a team of specially-trained therapists. Social distancing and masks are required. For an appointment call 337-4935.

Fawcett grant applications available

The East Liverpool Fawcett Community Foundation is announcing that applications for funding grants will now be accepted. Those wishing to apply must use the Foundation’s website at TheFawcettFoundation.com (click on “apply for funding”). There are 15 questions in all on the application, which can be filled out in 15 to 20 minutes. The application deadline is Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. The ELFCF was launched in 1992 for the purpose of improving and revitalizing East Liverpool and the surrounding area, and supporting causes and groups which are devoted to the same. The foundation is run by an 11-member board of directors and four officers. Since its inception, the ELFCF has made awards of about $400,000. The foundation now has about $900,000 in investments.

The annual Members and Directors meeting is set for 4 p.m. Sept. 16 at the 517 Broadway, 3rd floor offices of Jackman S. Vodrey, in downtown East Liverpool.

Big birds will flight into Centaur field

The Centaur RC Club, 8473 County Home Road, Lisbon, will host its Big Bird Fly at 9 a.m. Aug. 29. Open flying will be available after 2 p.m. and the public is welcome. There is Mono plane 80-inch wingspan minimum, multi-wing 60-inch wingspan minimum or true quarter scale models. AMA is required. Food and drinks will be available. For information contact Rod Bon at 330-341-0290.

Farmers Bank branches out

Farmers National Bank has opened its Lab Branch, a new, innovative and technology-leading facility at 4538 Boardman-Canfield Road near the state Route 11 ramps that features all the bank’s emerging technology and customer initiatives in one convenient location for customers to test out. The Lab Branch is led by branch manager Ricardo Cruz and a team of universal bankers who will assist customers with banking needs in a more relaxed atmosphere. The new branch features a team of video tellers who can virtually help customers with their banking needs via Interactive Teller Machines (ITM), in the lobby, vestibule and a two lane drive-thru. The branch also includes a large video wall. In addition to housing the latest technology, the Lab Branch will provide an environment for Farmers to test out new customer service and technology initiatives and gain feedback on the experience. The insights gained from this branch will aid in the rolling out of new technologies and services bank wide. For information visit farmersbankgroup.com.

Grant benefits Second Harvest

The Darden Foundation has provided a $3,000 grant to Second Harvest Food Bank to help provide hunger-relief to Mahoning Valley families during the COVID-19 pandemic. Each week, the food bank and its network of member agencies are currently filling more than 20,000 requests for emergency food assistance in Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties. “We greatly appreciate the continued support of The Darden Foundation,” said Michael Iberis, executive director, Second Harvest Food Bank. “This generous gift will enable the Food Bank to provide 18,000 meals to families in need across the Mahoning Valley.”

Lupus support group to meet

The Lupus Foundation of America, Greater Ohio Chapter will hold its monthly Damascus Support Group from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Aug. 17. The meeting will be held virtually. To RSVP contact the foundation toll-free at 888-NO-LUPUS or www.LupusGreaterOhio.org. The support group is an open, small-group environment which encourages discussion among lupus patients and their families. It is a place where those affected by lupus can share their experiences, ask questions, learn and seek help in a safe environment. Most discussions at the support group focus on the “how-to’s” of living with a chronic illness. All individual differences and confidentiality are respected by those in attendance.

App-based scavenger hunt slated

Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley will host an app-based, socially-distant scavenger hunt around Columbiana, Mahoning and Trumbull counties from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16. Participants will complete missions and answer trivia questions about their hometown while competing against rival teams for fun prizes. All proceeds benefit Junior Achievement of Mahoning Valley to help fund financial literacy, entrepreneurship and work-readiness programming for area students. Prior to the event JAMV will email interested individuals instructions on how to download the Goose Chase app and game code to create a team. At the start of the event, teams will receive a password by text to begin the chase and to access the missions. Teams will take a photograph of their completed mission and post on Goose Chase in order to earn points. Missions are worth different point values depending on distance and difficulty. Points can be deducted from a team if a submission falls short. Bonus points can also be awarded to missions accomplished in extraordinary fashion. The top 3 highest point scores will win cash prizes ($300 to first, $150 to second and $75 to third place finishers) with additional prizes going to superlative teams. All winners will be announced during a Finish Line Zoom Party proceeding the event. A smart phone or smart device is required to play (at least one team member). Participants are asked to obey Ohio traffic and vehicle safety laws, as well as adhere to CDC COVID-19 guidelines. Registration is limited to 50 teams. To register visit mahoningvalley.ja.org. For information contact the Junior Achievement office at 330-539-5268 or infojamv@ja.org.

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