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County Briefing

Utica Shale special meeting

The Utica Shale Academy Board of Education will hold a special meeting at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Hutson Building in Salineville. The meeting is to discuss the learning recovery and extended learning plan and any other business that comes before the board.

Vendor/Craft shows

Thompson Park in East Liverpool will host vendor and craft shows from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. every second Saturday now through October. July 10 is Spirit of July The Red, White & Blue; Aug. 14 is Do the Watermelon Crawl; Sept. 11 is Salute our Heroes as We Remember 9-11-01; and Oct. 9 is Spooky Treats and Vendor Sweets. Vendor spaces cost $25 for a 10-foot by 10-foot spot to set up or $20 for a 10-foot by 10-foot spot plus a Chinese auction item. There will be food, a Chinese auction and 50/50 drawing. All proceeds benefit the park. Sponsorships are also available.

Food and Nutrition Program

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) of Ohio State University Extension has recently expanded its program offerings to those ages 18-26. During this program, individuals will learn how to shop on a limited budget, what affordable healthy choices they make, and how to incorporate physical activity into their daily life. There will also be future opportunities to create simple delicious one pot meals in either an electric skillet or on a hot plate. The program runs for nine weeks, with 60- to 90-minute sessions held once a week. Each week participants will receive a helpful kitchen item such as measuring cups, cutting boards and more. Those who complete the entire program will also receive a cookbook and certificate of completion which can be used to help find or advance in employment. Any interested individuals or organizations can contact Renee Eichler at eichler.33@osu.edu or 330-870-1166.

Salem drive-thru banquet

Geoff and Kim Goll will sponsor in memory of Ellie Parker the drive-thru Banquet in Salem from 5 p.m. until the food runs out (no later than 7 p.m.) at the Salem Memorial Building. Meals are limited to one per occupant of a vehicle and include turkey and dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, applesauce, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and cookies. Line up is behind the Memorial Building; do not park in the library lot and do not block East Pershing Street. For information contact Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Summer Library Challenge

The annual Summer Library Challenge at Salem Public Library starts Saturday and everyone is invited to participate. To take part in the Challenge, complete activities such as reading, borrowing library materials, or attending library programs to earn raffle tickets for the big prize drawing in August. Gift cards, toys, local treats, and even an Amazon Fire Tablet will be raffled off. All of the information can be found on the flyer that can be downloaded from the library website or stop by the library. The library will host outdoor, in-person events throughout the summer and all of the information about them is available on the website, www.salem.lib.oh.us, or by stopping by the library. The free program runs through Aug. 7.

“Teach the Truth” rally

Local educators will hold a “Teach the Truth” rally in opposition to House Bill 322 from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at 2160 Belmont Ave., the site of the former Northside Pool which was shut down rather than permit integrated swimming. House Bill 322, introduced by Republicans in the Ohio state legislature, would prevent the teaching of facts about the role racism has played in US History. The rally will include speakers Penny Wells and students from Mahoning Valley’s Sojourn to the Past; Micheal Charney, retired teacher and Editor of Teacher Unions and Social Justice. Organizing for the Schools and Communities Our Students Deserve; Meryl Johnson from the Ohio Board of Education district 11; local educators from Youngstown City School District and surrounding communities; and Keith Lamar, founder of NativeSonsLiteracy.org and Death Row inmate in Youngstown.

Fish fry

Barber Drive Barbeque will hold a take-out fish fry from 3:30 to 7 p.m. or until sold at Good Hope Lutheran Church, 12030 Market St., North Lima. The meal includes jumbo breaded fried haddock served with coleslaw and choice of two sides (haluski, fries, artisan mac and cheese or buttered green beans). Cost is $13

Barber Drive Barbeque will also hold a to-go from noon to 4 p.m. or until sold out at Good Hope Lutheran Church. The meal includes homemade chicken and kielbasa broccoli rice casserole served with a garden salad. Cost is $12.

For information or place an order call 330-727-0437.

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