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County Briefing

Rescuing Christmas

Salem Mayor John Berlin gives a proclamation declaring Saturday as Salvation Army Day to Salem Salvation Army Lts. Angelica and Gene Spence, recognizing the efforts of their employees and volunteers in attempting to Rescue Christmas during a period of unprecedented need in the community due to the pandemic. With social distancing, less people shopping and more people in need this year, red kettle contributions are expected to drop while the need for help increases, with ongoing support from the public critical. People are asked to join the Fight for Good by accepting a challenge to place a $5 bill in the red kettle in Salem on Saturday and rounding up the change while shopping at Walmart both at the store and online.

Nativity on display at St. Paul

Pastor Kerry Lankford’s Nativity collection can be viewed this month at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Leetonia. The collection, which now includes 238 pieces, is open from 6-7 p.m. on three Wednesdays, Dec. 9, 16 and 23, and from 6-7 on two Saturdays, Dec. 12 and 19.

See the lights at Oglebay Park

A bus tour to visit the Oglebay Winter Festival of Lights is planned for Dec. 29. The bus will leave from the First Christian Church in Columbiana. The trip includes dinner at the Wilson Lodge. For information and reservations contact Bing Newton, 330 427-6578

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