County Briefing

Free Food Distribution

Destiny House Church, 49345 Calcutta Smith Ferry Rd. will host a Drive Through Food Distribution Monday, July 26 1-3 p.m. For information call Vernia Hanna at 330-383-6971.

East Liverpool Schools

East Liverpool City Schools return to a full-day schedule in the 2021-2022 school year, starting Wednesday, Aug. 25 for all but preschool and kindergarten students.

According to the letter released Monday by Superintendent Jonathan Ludwig, students at the following schools can expect to present for classes: North Elementary 7:45 a.m. to 2 p.m., LaCroft Elementary 8:05 a.m. to 2:20 p.m., Westgate 8:27 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. East Liverpool Junior and Senior High schools 7:50 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Preschool and kindergarten students will start classes on Monday, Aug. 30 with hours running 8:15 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. for preschoolers at Westgate.

The district also will host a vaccine clinic for students and community members ages 12 and up from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 3 at the East Liverpool High School auditorium, where staff from the East Liverpool Health Department will administer the Pfizer vaccine with the second dose set for Aug. 24. To register, call 330-386-8750. (Please note the vaccine is not required for school age children.)

Students may secure their bus passes from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 16 through 18 at the Westgate complex. If you have transportation-related questions, call 330-386-8777.

A fully virtual option will be offered for students who meet minimum attendance and assignment completion requirements, but it will look much different than last year. To be placed on a list for this option, please contact the child’s school before Friday, Aug. 6, so you and your child can meet with the building principal to see if you qualify.

Thursday Banquet in Salem

The Fourth Thursday Drive thru Banquet in Salem will feature a meatball sub, macaroni salad, baked beans, fresh veggies, fresh fruit and pudding. The meal is offered at the Salem Memorial Building at 5 p.m. until food is gone and no later than 7 p.m.; one meal per occupant of the vehicle. Please do not park in library lot and do not block East Pershing. The meal is sponsored by Friends of the Banquet. For information or to sponsor a banquet please call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.


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