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County Briefing

Hydrant flushing

The East Liverpool City Water Department will be conducting a full system flush of fire hydrants and blow offs throughout the city from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 4 until completion. Flushing will be conducted in the following areas in approximate order: East End, Downtown, Lower St. Clair, Northside, Outer St. Clair, West End, Gardendale and Pleasant Heights. This process will last between 10 to 14 working days precluding any other water breaks or emergencies. Although customers may experience a discoloration in their water and/or low pressure due to the flushing of hydrants, the water is safe to use without boiling. For information contact the water department at 330-386-4377 between 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 330-385-8812 after 5 p.m. weekdays.

Night at the Races

The Damascus Fire Department will hold their annual Night at the Races fundraiser Oct. 9 at the West Branch Athletic Booster Club Bingo Hall, with doors opening at 6 p.m. and races starting at 7 p.m.

The event will raise funds for the department to purchase a new Brush Fire Truck and Ambulance Cot Loading systems. Each year the event is held to help the fire department purchase needed equipment to help serve the community.

This is a sold out event that was originally scheduled for April 2020, however due to COVID-19 regulations, the event had been postponed until now. Tickets sold for the original date last year are still valid. If a person purchased a ticket and misplaced it, that is not an issue. The department kept track of ticket sales and entry will be granted.

The event will be catered by Mission BBQ. Call Chief Derek Day with questions at 330-853-4418 or email dday@damascusfire.org

Salem Historical Society

The Salem Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 in the Shaffer Research Library. Following a short business meeting, the program will feature “Witches in European History” presented by Lindsay Starkey, assistant professor at Kent State University Stark Campus.

Guilford Lake Civic Association

The Guilford Lake Civic Association will hold its last meeting of 2021 at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Ruritan Hall on state route 172. Speakers will be Kim Fusco and Bryce Miner from the Columbiana County Board of Elections. All are welcome to attend. For information call Peg Leone at 330-341-3006.

Storytrail set for Saturday

Salem Public Library, Salem Parks and Recreation Department and Salem City Schools will present the annual Storytrail from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Waterworth Memorial Park nature trail. The special guest this year will be Llama Llama from Anna Dewdney’s Llama Llama picture book series. Walk the trail, read the story and meet Llama Llama for a photo op. No registration is required.

Rummage sale

Trinity United Methodist Church, 2427 Columbiana Road, New Springfield, will hold a rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Saturday will be half price until noon and fill a bag for $1 from noon to 2 p.m. There is clothing, household items, Christmas items and more. No food or drinks for sale. Masks are suggested and social distancing required.

Scleroderma Support Group

The Youngstown Area Scleroderma Support Group will meet virtually at 7:30 pm. on Oct. 4. The meeting is open to the public and focuses on issues of people affected in all ways by scleroderma. This includes patients, family, friends, or anyone interested in advancing the areas of “Support-Education-Research.” For more information and zoom meeting numbers contact the group leader Leni Schulz at 330-654-2538, or by emailing Youngstown-sg@sfohio.org. Affiliate of the Ohio Chapter and the National Scleroderma Foundation (scleroderma.org).

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