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County Briefing

Fire Safety Week

Southern Local Elementary students are gearing up for a special lesson during the upcoming Fire Safety Week. Crews from the Salineville, Franklin Township and Highlandtown volunteer fire departments will visit the school and talk to pupils Monday and Wednesday. School counselor Larry Rudloff said the annual event will feature Salineville and Franklin Twp. Firefighters speaking throughout the day to morning, afternoon and all-day preschool and third-grade classes on Monday and Highlandtown visiting with grades K-2 on Wednesday. Events will be conducted outside for COVID safety and convenience. “They will be here for a hands-on fire safety education program outside Students will sit at the football stadium where the firefighters will discuss their turnout gear, then they will go to the gravel parking lot near the administrative building for hands-on demonstrations with fire equipment,” Rudloff said, adding that Highlandtown has also held a fire safety plan contest and selects the top submission. Fire Safety Week has been held annually and rain dates are set for Salineville and Franklin Twp. VFD’s on Tuesday and Highlandtown VFD on Thursday.

Rodman Library Halloween party

Rodman Public Library’s popular children’s Halloween party will be held at 2 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Main Library. Open to families with children of all ages, the fun will include stories, treats and games. A “photo booth” will be provided for parents to take pictures of their little ones, so don’t forget to bring a phone or camera. Costumes are not mandatory, but they are encouraged. For information call the Children’s Department at 330-821-2665, ext. 223.

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