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ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Soccer Shoot set SCC indoor field May 15

SALEM–Salem Elks Lodge #305 will sponsor the Local Soccer Shoot at 1 p.m., with registration at 12:30 p.m., May 19 at the Salem Community Center’s indoor soccer field.

Age groups include 7 and under, 8 and 9, 10 and 11 and 12 and 13, with a boys and girls division each. This year’s contestants’ age will be determined by how old he/she is as of Dec. 31, 2019. This could put contestants into the next age bracket or eliminate them, if they will be 14 years old. Contact Chairman Andrew Null at 330-277-1824.

126 dogs, cats vaccinated at Career Center clinic

LISBON–Wesley Vins, health commissioner for the Columbiana County Health Department, is reporting a total of 126 dogs and cats were vaccinated for rabies at the recent Rabies Prevention Clinic that was held at the Columbiana County Career and Technical Center. Vaccinations were given by Dr. Gordon Schmucker, D.V.M. and his staff from the Lisbon Veterinary Clinic Inc. It is anticipated that another Rabies Prevention Clinic will be held this coming fall.

Historian to describe 1882 steamboat collision

LISBON–Lepper Library in Lisbon will host local historian Timothy R. Brookes of East Liverpool at 6 p.m. May 16 to speak on the 1882 steamboat collision involving residents of East Liverpool and Wellsville. Call the library at 330-424-3117 to register.

GLOW day camp fpr girls planned in Columbiana

COLUMBIANA–GLOW, Girls Leading Our World, is a free five-day day camp funded by Columbiana County Department of Job and Family Services and organized by The Way Station. The camp will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 17 through 21 at the Upper Room Fellowship in Columbiana. The camp will be followed by eight weeks of once a week club for girls between the ages of 10 and 15. Lunch will be provided during camp and club for participants. The program’s goal is to help girls develop strong self-esteem through arts and crafts, games, guest speakers, hands-on learning, self-reflection and conversation. Contact Camp Director Ellen at The Way Station of Columbiana to register or for information at 330-482-5072.

CAA taking applications for energy assistance

LISBON–The Community Action Agency of Columbiana County is taking applications for the Percentage of Income Payment Plan (PIPP Plus) at the local office located at 7860 Lincole Place. Neither program will offer immediate assistance with utility bills.

Applications for Energy Assistance Program are available at post offices, libraries and utility companies throughout Columbiana County. For information on State HEAP call 800-282-0880.

If a household does not bring the required information to complete the application, they will be required to schedule another appointment or bring the information back during walk-in hours. Those lined up at the door will be considered first in line.

April through June walk in hours are 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. A limited number of walk-ins will be seen daily starting at 8 a.m. on a first -come, first-serve bases.

The programs are income based. Documentation needed includes proof of income for the past 30 days for all members of the household who are 18 years or older. This includes proof of disability, child support, wages, Social Security income, pensions, cash assistance, OWF, TANF, odd jobs, self employment, utility assistance check, etc. Households with odd jobs, self employment, and seasonal work (ex: bus drivers, teachers, landscaping, etc) must provide 12 months of income. Households that have odd jobs and/or self employment must also provide the most recent IRS tax transcripts. Household members claiming no income may be required to bring an IRS tax transcript or a verification of their non-filing status. You may contact the IRS at 1-800-908-9946. The application also requires birth certificates or Social Security cards and birthdates for all household members, as well as a photo ID for the primary applicant. A current gas and electric bill is needed, even if the utility is in the landlord’s name. A lease agreement or rent receipt is required when applying along with the landlord’s name, address and phone number. All households receiving rental assistance must provide the most recent HAP agreement. Those who do not have the required documents during their appointment, your application will remain incomplete and you will be given a return appointment date to bring all missing documentation.

Households with a member who is classified as permanently and totally disabled must provide proof of disability at the time of the interview. Acceptable documentation includes award/benefit letter, bank statement with deposit amount, copy of the check, printout from social security office, Medicare part D, Most recent IRS form SSA 1099 box 3, or IRS Form 1040.

Making an appointment will not stop a pending disconnection. Any information provided by customers will be retained and may be shared with the utility companies.

Call the Lisbon office at 330- 424-4013 with program questions or visit the website at www.caaofcc.org. Additional information also can be found at www.energyhelp.ohio.gov or by calling toll-free at 800-282-0880.

Ohio DD Council seeking new members

COLUMBUS– The Ohio Development Disabilities Council (DD Council) is recruiting new membership for the following categories:

— Individual with a developmental disability,

— Parent or guardian of a child with a developmental disability

— A representative from a private non-profit organization serving persons with developmental disabilities

The Ohio DD Council consists of at least 30 members appointed by the governor. Members are people with developmental disabilities, parents and guardians of people with developmental disabilities, representatives from concerned state agencies, and non-profit organizations and local agencies providing services to people with developmental disabilities.

Being a member of the Ohio DD Council not only helps Council to achieve its goals, but also helps Council members learn how to be stronger advocates and to stay informed about issues that affect people with developmental disabilities. To apply visit the New Member Application page on the Ohio DD Council website. Deadline to apply is May 31, 2019.

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