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County Briefing

Water shut off in EL

Water will shut off Wednesday beginning at 7:30 a.m. to connect the water main replacement under the Elizabeth Street bridge to the existing system. The water will be shut off until the connection, which could take six to eight hours. The following areas will be affected: Michigan Avenue and Ohio Avenue in the Klondike area from Putnam to Elizabeth Street. No boil order will be needed. After completion of the water main connection, the bridge project will commence.

Salem Christmas Parade

As a safety precaution for the Salem Christmas Parade on Thursday, East State Street will be closed between Lincoln and Ellsworth. Also, there will be a parking ban starting at 5:30 p.m. For information call Salem City Hall at 330-332-4241.

#GivingTuesday

The Tuesday after Thanksgiving has become #GivingTuesday, an international day of awareness for nonprofits to encourage giving. The Salem High School Alumni Association will celebrate by encouraging alumni and friends to donate to the association’s scholarship program that assists SHS students as they pursue their career aspirations. Tax-deductible donations will be accepted in memory of a friend or a family member. Former scholarship recipients who desire to do so can pay it forward. The downtown SHSAA office is open from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. Donations can also be made via the association’s website at www.salemohioalumni.org.

Christmas assistance sign up

The Way Station is currently signing up families for Christmas assistance who will not be receiving assistance with any other community agency. A Parent/guardian will be required to show a birth certificate or medical card for their children from newborn to age 18. Distribution of toys will begin Dec. 13. Call 330-482-5072 to schedule an appointment. Donations of new toys and games for all ages including hygiene products and clothing can be brought to our retail store cashier Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. by Dec. 10 at 769 Springfield Road, Columbiana.

Drive-thru soup sale

Mile Branch Grange, 495 Knox School Road, Alliance, will hold its monthly drive-thru soup sale on Dec. 9. Cost is $7 per quart. This month’s soups will be Loaded Potato and Stuffed Pepper. Soup must be preordered by noon Dec. 8. Soup will be available for pick up from 4 to 6 p.m. It will be packaged and delivered directly to cars ready to heat at home. Call 330-821-8023 to reserve soup. Leave name, phone number, type of soup and number of quarts.

Breakfast with Santa

The East Palestine Rotary Club will be sponsoring its annual Breakfast with Santa from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Community Center located in the East Palestine Park. Pancakes, sausage, milk, water, and orange juice will be available for all ages. Santa will be at the breakfast.

Eastern Star meeting

East Palestine Chapter #381 Order of the Eastern Star will hold its monthly meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Masonic Building on West Grant Street. Members are reminded they are to bring hats, gloves, or socks to the meeting for the East Palestine Social Concern. Members are also reminded to wear a Christmas sweater instead of their usual special attire.

Dr. Sevilla to speak

Dr. Michael Sevilla, MD, of Salem will discuss the topic “COVID-19, Influenza and the Common Cold” from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday in the Salem Public Library’s Reading Room. The program will also be available via Zoom. To help keep everyone safe, attendees are asked to wear a mask or other face covering and practice social distancing. The event is open to the public and free of cost to attend. Registration is required at www.salem.lib.oh.us or by calling the library at 330-332-0042 for registration assistance. A personal email address is required at the time of registration in order to provide the Zoom link. Sevilla has been with the Family Practice Center of Salem for more than 20 years. He also sees patients at Salem Regional Medical Center, and was a former member of their Board of Directors.

Christmas dinner

St. Patrick Catholic Church in Leetonia will host a Celebrate the Spirit of Christmas dinner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11. The meal will be dine in or carry out and feature swiss steak, mashed potatoes, string bean almondine, salad, rolls with butter and homemade desserts for $15. There will also be a 50/50 drawing and a raffle of a Longaberger basket filled with goodies. All proceeds will go toward the church’s new roof. To reserve a meal call Suzanne Tobuck at 260-458-7147.

Concert tour

National recording artist Warren D. Finney will bring his The Most Wonderful Time of the Year Concert Tour to the Lisbon Church of the Nazarene, 505 N. Market St., at 6 p.m. Dec. 15. There will be no admission fee, but a freewill offering will be accepted. The concert, sponsored by Open Skies Ministries, will include Christmas comedy, Christmas music and ministry and a candlelight ceremony. For information contact Pastor Dr. Brian Brown at 330-831-1028.

‘Lighting of the Green’

Canfield’s “Lighting of the Green” will be on Friday, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with caroling and opening ceremonies. The Trees will be lighted at 6:50 p.m. immediately followed by the parade and Santa’s arrival at 7 p.m. Santa will greet all the children in Canfield Township’s Hall, 21 S. Broad St. upon his arrival and throughout the evening. Student Choirs from C.H. Campbell and Hilltop will perform at the United Methodist Church, 27 S. Broad St., at 7:30 p.m., while the Canfield High School Choir will sing at the Christian Church, 123 S. Broad St. Carriage Rides will be available throughout the event from Canfield Township Hall and

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