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Tech class at SPL to address landlines

SALEM — A class titled “What to Do about Landlines” begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in the Quaker Room of the Salem Public Library. The class, led by technology instructor Kathy Bennett, will cover the pros and cons of keeping a home landline telephone compared to using a smartphone. Registration is required at salem.lib.oh.us or 330-332-0042. The class is provided through a Guiding Ohio Online grant made by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of Ohio.

Highland Christian Church to host movie

SALEM — The public is invited to a free movie, popcorn and beverages from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at Highland Christian Church, 5330 Yates Road. An ice cream social follows.

Just Breathe to visit Lepper Library

LISBON — Lepper Library in Lisbon will host Just Breathe Studio from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 12. Representatives from the studio will offer a variety of stations for wellness, including a chair massage, Kansa wand station and aroma therapy/essential oil station. To register call 330-424-3117.

Alliance hospital to host Medicare class

ALLIANCE — Aultman Hospital will present a free HealthTalks program at 6 p.m. Feb. 12 at Alliance Community Hospital, 200 E. State St. Seating is limited. Reservations are required at 330-754-4508 or aultman.org. The ABCs of Medicare will be presented by a representative from AultCare’s PrimeTime Health Plan at Aultman. This educational meeting will help individuals and their loved ones navigate through the Medicare network as they prepare for tomorrow.

CPR demo at SPL’s Wellness Wednesday

SALEM — A cardiac pulmonary resuscitation demonstration is the focus of the Wellness Wednesday program at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Quaker Room at the Salem Public Library. Amy Bennett of Salem Regional Medical Center will present the program. Adults are encouraged to participate in this opportunity to learn and/or review proper cardiac pulmonary resuscitation techniques. Registration is required at salem.lib.oh.us or 330-332-0042.

EPM/HS to hold conferences

EAST PALESTINE — East Palestine Middle and High School will hold parent-teacher conferences from 1:15 to 8 p.m. Feb. 14. Call 330-426-9451 to schedule a conference at the middle school or 330-426-5400 for the high school.

Beaver Township Crime Watch to meet

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — The Beaver Township Crime Watch meeting begins at 7 p.m. Feb. 26 at Shepherd of the Valley, 9111 Sharrott Road. The guest speaker is Lt. Brad Bucey from the Canfield Post of the Ohio State Highway Patrol. Lt. Bucey will discuss the overall operation of the highway patrol. Local crime statistics will also be discussed.

Children services offering fostering info

YOUNGSTOWN — A foster parent information session will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Feb. 27 at Mahoning County Children Services, 222 W. Federal St. Team members will discuss fostering and adopting children and conduct a question and answer session. Light refreshments will be served.

Registration is required at 330-941-8727 or Brittany.Snyder@jfs.ohio.gov.

SRLSD holding kindergarten screening

BEAVER TOWNSHIP — Kindergarten registration for students in the South Range Local School District will be taken the week of March 4-8. Parents of children who will be 5 years old on or before Aug. 1, 2019, may register over the phone and make an appointment for screening by calling the elementary school office at 330-549-5578 between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. during the designated week. Students to be registered must be residents of the South Range School District.

WBLSD holding preschool screening

BELOIT — Preschool screening for the 2019-20 school year will be held on March 22 and 29 by appointment only at the West Branch Middle School. To make an appointment call Barb Smith in the superintendent’s office at 330-938-4467.

Any child who is 3 or 4 years of age on or before Sept. 30, 2019, and resides within the West Branch School District is eligible to schedule a screening appointment. Students must attend one of the preschool screening days in March to be considered for preschool. Enrollment is based on screening results.

The following items are required at the screening appointment: the child’s birth certificate, Social Security card, immunization records, custody/court papers (if applicable) and proof of residency (utility bill, lease/purchase agreement, driver’s license). The school will also need to copy a form of identification of the person who is registering their child. Only the custodial parent/guardian can register a child for kindergarten. Appointments must be made by March 6.

Local charity recognized by Rite Aid

SALEM — A local charity, The Brightside Project, was named a 2019 KidCents Charity by the Rite Aid Foundation in January 2019. Across the country, 416 charities will each receive a $5,000 grant to improve the health and wellbeing of children. This includes Salem’s Brightside Project.

“We are so thrilled to be a recipient of Rite Aid’s generosity,” said Lisa Wallace, co-director of The Brightside Project. “Their dedication to providing funding to organizations such as ours is vital in our outreach efforts. As we move in our mission to equip and empower children to reach their full potential, this funding will give us the opportunity to house a permanent food and clothing center that will directly benefit children in Columbiana County. We are looking to open our facility in 2019 to meet the needs of the community.”

The 2019 class includes 145 charities who are participating in the KidCents program for the first time. The selected charities’ programs encompass a wide variety of projects that advance children’s health and wellbeing, promote academic growth and support a safe environment to live and grow.

“We feel grateful that the Rite Aid Foundation recognized the good work that The Brightside Project is doing,” said Wallace. “We are a young and growing organization, which makes this honor even more special.” Through the KidCents program, members of Rite Aid’s loyalty program, wellness+ rewards,can round up their in-store or online purchases to the nearest dollar and donate their change to The Brightside Project by visiting www.kidcents.com. Through KidCents’ Step fund, The Rite Aid Foundation will provide a matching donation of $500 for every $500 The Brightside Project raises in contributions through the wellness+ rewards program, up to a maximum of $5,000. For more information, visit kidcents.com.

More information on The Brightside Project can be found at brightsideprojectohio.org.

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