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ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

CAA gets nearly $63K more in federal funds

LISBON –The Community Action Agency is receiving some additional funding to help its community health clinics deal with the impact of the coronavirus crisis. U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson, R-Marietta, announced Wednesday the $62,954 awarded the CAA was from the initial coronavirus bill approved by Congress earlier in the month. The measure included $100 million for community health centers nationwide, which included the CAA. Johnson said the money for is for additional supplies, more testing and to expand the use of telemedicine to combat the impact of the coronavirus. “We must continue to support our medical professionals and hospitals so they can effectively combat this deadly virus, and this funding is a step in the right direction in assisting local communities,” he said, in a news release.

Most county recorder records online

LISBON –County Recorder Theresa Bosel has worked to increase remote accessibility to office records, and now almost all records are completely accessible online. Prior to these changes, only records dating back to 2013 were available online. Some social security numbers may have been missed by the redaction software in the process of making more records accessible, and the public is asked to let the office know when this occurs. Any record that cannot be found online can still be obtained by mail. Requests by mail must include the document type being requested, book and page number, a self-addressed stamped envelope and $2 per page. For further details about how to obtain these records and military discharge documents go to columbianacountyrecorder.org.

East Palestine Eagles’ kitchen still open

EAST PALESTINE –The kitchen at the East Palestine Eagles, 320 E. Taggart St., is open to the public for carryout only from 4-7 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. People can order from the menu or get the daily special. Call 330-886-0397 after 3:30.

No trees, but fish still available

SALEM — Columbiana SWCD will currently remain open to the fullest extent possible while following the protective guidelines that have been put in place. The office closed to the public, but the staff is still working. Programs, events, and field visits have been canceled until further notice. You may contact us by calling the office and we will do our best to assist you in any way we can. The annual tree sale has been postponed, with no orders being taken after March 27. As of now, the fish sale remains as scheduled and pickup is still planned to take place at the Kent State Salem. Orders will be taken by phone until April 3; call 330-332-8732.

HomeScouting program offers at-home adventures

CANTON– The Buckeye Council, Boy Scouts of America launched a brand new program called HomeScouting to encourage kids and their families to continue their Scouting adventure during the current health crisis.

The six-week program will be rolled out each week with focuses on advancement like at-home den adventures and Merit badges, service through sending thank you cards to healthcare workers and first responders, and camping in the backyard. Additional activities include learning about online safety, helping a parent fix a project around the house, hiking in a local park or neighborhood, and much more.

The HomeScouting program is focused on continuing the lessons and principles of the Boy Scouts while encouraging families to engage and spend quality time together during the current health care crisis. After completing the six-week program, boys, girls and parents can earn a “Spring Breakout Award” patch.

For information and to sign up for the program, go to www.buckeyecouncil.org/HomeScouting

Families not currently enrolled in a traditional Scouting program are also encouraged to participate in the HomeScouting program.

The Buckeye Coauncil annually serves over 8,000 youth from Stark, Columbiana, Carroll, Tuscarawas, Wayne, Holmes, Richland, Ashland, Morrow, Crawford, Marion and Wyandot counties. The Buckeye Council offers character development and leadership programs for boys and girls in Kindergarten through age 20.

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