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Deerfield dance

slated for Monday

DEERFIELD- The Deerfield Historical Society’s third Monday dance will be held from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Monday at the Deerfield Town Hall, 1450 state Route 14. This is a Halloween Dance and costumes are encouraged but not required. The Deerfield House Band will entertain with a variety of music. Refreshments are available for purchase. Admission is $4.

Grange to host allergy free trunk-or-treat

KNOX TOWNSHIP- The Mile Branch Grange is sponsoring its third Annual ALLERGY FREE Trunk-or-Treat  from 3 to 5 p.m. Oct. 26 at 495 Knox School Road, Alliance.

Mile Branch Grange members are hosting this event to provide a safe environment for children with food allergies or other health issues, who often miss traditional trick or treat to protect the child from possible reactions.

The event is open to all children ages 0 to 14. Children need to bring their own container for treats. Treats will include small toys, coloring books, pencils, etc. There will be no food at the event. The event will be held rain or shine.

Donations are being accepted from local businesses and community members to help fund this event. For information leave a message at 330-821-8023 or on the Mile Branch Grange Facebook page.

ODOT seeking feedback regarding future plans

AKRON- The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) is hosting a public meeting to share with residents and other interested stakeholders details on Ohio’s future transportation system. This is part of the update to its long-range transportation plan, called Access Ohio 2045. The open house public meeting will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at ODOT District 4 Offices, 2088 S. Arlington Road, Akron. There will be presentations at 4:30 and 6 p.m.

Access Ohio 2045 will be an updated blueprint to guide, inform and support Ohio’s transportation policies and investment strategies for the next 20 years. ODOT is using scenario planning for this update. Scenario planning looks at multiple, possible futures for the state and its transportation system. Attendees will be able to see the alternative futures that been selected and give feedback on possible strategies at the meeting.

Residents who cannot attend can give feedback via an online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Ohio-Future-Transportation-Strategies.

Acts 2 distributing clothes Saturday in Sebring

SEBRING- Acts 2 Ministries of the Sebring/West Branch area will hold a free clothing give-away from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Acts 2 Clothes Closet located behind Pine Lake Christian Church, 636 Pine Lake Road.

Clothing is available with items for men, women and children. The clothing is available to anyone who could make good use of it. There are no restrictions based on income or employment. They only ask that patrons take items that will be used by their immediate family, though they are always happy to discuss exceptions to that guideline.

Donations of good, gently used clothing items are also welcome. Clothing is accepted for any season. Call about making clothing donations as a drop-off box is not available.

Acts 2 Ministries is a partnership of churches in the Sebring-West Branch community. For information about the clothing closet or Acts 2 Ministries or to arrange to make a donation of clothing, call 330-938-6689 or write ACTS2WBSebring@gmail.com. You may also call Pine Lake Church at 330-938-2262 weekdays to arrange a donation drop-off.

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