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County Briefing

Community Memorial Service

Zion Hill Church of the Brethren in Columbiana will be holding a community memorial service at 11 a.m. Aug. 7. This will be an opportunity for those who lost a loved one during Covid restrictions to eulogize and remember their loved one. Many people weren’t given a chance to properly mourn with a service. This will give people an opportunity to talk about their loved one. There will be time set aside during the service when people can stand up and say something in memory of someone. One of the local pastors will give a short sermon and there will be refreshments offered following the service. Anyone interested in participating should call Zion Hill Church at 330-482-4446 and leave a message.

United Local BOE

The United Local school board will meet in a special work session at 8 a.m. July 27 in the Administrative Conference Room. The purpose is to talk about the August board agenda. No action expected to be taken.

Drive-thru Banquet

The drive-thru Banquet in Salem is being sponsored anonymously from 5 p.m. until the food is gone (no later than 7 p.m.) Monday at the Salem Memorial Building. Meals are limited to one per occupant of a vehicle and include fried chicken, parsley potatoes, corn, cole slaw, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and cookies. Line up is behind the Memorial Building; do not block East Pershing Street or park in the library lot. For information or to sponsor a Banquet call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Underground Railroad Tour

The Salem Historical Society is offering an Underground Railroad tour on the Quakertown Trolley at 10 a.m. July 29. The tour will last approximately an hour and half with loading at 239 S. Lundy St. and a minimum of 15 is necessary. The Gift Shop will be open. Call 330-337-6733 to reserve seats. The docent takes passengers back in time to the late 1850s. Following the sharing of many stories, the travelers will return to the 21st century with a better understanding of the plight of slaves, the working of the Underground Railroad and the abolitionist movement that flourished in Salem prior to the Civil War. Since the homes are private and entrance not possible, flashed on a screen inside the trolley will be slides to show pictures of the insides of the homes, Underground Railroad hiding places, and several abolitionists who lived in or visited them. The slides will also help clarify the historical information presented during the program.

“Women in White” Conference

The 12th annual “Women in White” women’s conference will be held Aug. 6 and 7 at the Heights Church, 528 Grandview, East Liverpool. The theme for this year’s event is “God’s Promise to Restore the Desolate Places.” Friday’s session will begin at 6 p.m; Saturday at 9 a.m. Featured speakers include Cece Douglas, Grant Street Church, East Liverpool; Erica Flowers, Everyday Church, Chester, W.Va.; Shannon Peachey, Second Baptist Church, East Liverpool; Lisa Moore-Smith, Grace City Church, East Liverpool; Lisa Strickland, Mount Calvary Church, Midland, Pa.; and Shalonda Thurmond, True Church Assembly, Toledo. Various workshops for attendees will be held on Saturday led by Brenda Johnson, Sheridan AME Church, East Liverpool; Marie Mason-Heard, Life Changers International Church, Cleveland; Makesha West, First Baptist Church, Wellsville; Daryl Hersh, Ozer Ministries, East Palestine; Johnnie Walker, Jerusalem Baptist Church, Gary, Ind.; and Beth Shafer and Cindy Hull, House of Prayer, East Liverpool.

The Hope Foundation

The Hope Foundation of the Mahoning Valley is looking to grow its board of trustees in order to make a larger impact for the community. Leaders who are passionate about making an impact and giving back to the community are sought. The Foundation is governed by the dedicated members of the board of trustees, who are responsible for establishing the policies for grants or donations consistent with the stated purpose for which The Hope Foundation was established. For information about the position and how to apply visit www.hopemv.org. Applications are due by 5 p.m. Aug. 13 and the term would start October 2021.

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