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ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Beaver meals available off-site

CALCUTTA — Beaver Local Superintendent Eric Lowe said their meal distribution program will be expanded off-site today. Parents of district children can pick up meals from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at the following locations: Alpha Care, St. Clair Avenue; Ohio Valley Business College, state Route 170; Commercial Decal, Y & O Road; Church of Nazarene, West Point Road; Pancake Auto Body, state Route 170; and the post offices in Elkrun and Lisbon. Lowe reported more than 400 students received meals the first two days. Parents can still stop by the school during the same hours on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.

Giant Eagle to offer senior hours

PITTSBURGH — Giant Eagle Inc. has announced it will open one hour early on select days at all Giant Eagle and Market District supermarkets to customers who are age 60 and older, differently abled or immune-compromised.

Beginning Monday the food retailer will open its doors at 6 a.m., Monday through Wednesday, to provide a comfortable shopping opportunity for these vulnerable customer groups. While store Team Members will not be checking IDs for age confirmation, the company requests that other customers respect this dedicated hour. There will be staff available to help those who need special accommodations. After the first hour, Giant Eagle and Market District stores will return to current operating hours of 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Banquet in Salem now carry out only

SALEM– The Banquet in Salem will be carry out only until further notice. Buckeye Elementary School is sponsoring the meal from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Salem Memorial Building. The menu will include pulled pork sandwich, potatoes, green beans, salad, fruit and cookies. For information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

­Leetonia school board to meet

LEETONIA– The Leetonia school board will meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday in the K-12 campus auditoria. The meeting is open to the public, but the board is making every effort to livestream it. Check the district website for details the day of the meeting.

Brightside Project crisis relief schedule

SALEM — The Brightside Project crisis relief team will be on location, distributing bags of food to kids (ages 3 to 18) in need. Donations of child-friendly food items are being accepted at the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce on the organizations’s behalf or call to schedule a drop-off, 234-564-0148. Monetary donations may be made at www.brightsideprojectohio.org or checks can be mailed to P.O. Box 314 in Salem. Sunday, March 22 – noon to 2 p.m. at the East Liverpool Community and Learning Center, 110 Maine Blvd. (East Liverpool, Glenmoor, Wellsville, Calcutta)

Tuesday, March 24 – 5 to 7 p.m. Maplewood Marketplace parking lot, 925 W. Main St. (Route 14), Washingtonville. (Leetonia, Washingtonville, Columbiana)

Thursday, March 26 – 2 to 4 p.m. Clip-N-Claws parking lot, 74 N. Market St., East Palestine (East Palestine, Negley, New Waterford) and 5 to 7 p.m. Lisbon Head Start parking lot (Lisbon, Elkton, Rogers, West Point).

Saturday, March 28 – noon to 2 p.m. United Local High School parking lot, 8143 state Route 9 in Hanoverton. (Hanoverton, Winona, Salineville, Kensington).

Message offers COVID-19 information

SALEM– Earlier this week, Salem Regional Medical Center opened an Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic to help screen patients over the age of 15, who are experiencing mild to moderate flu or respiratory symptoms, including fever, cough or shortness of breath. On Wednesday, the hospital added an information line that includes a pre-recorded message with information specific to the Clinic.

The information line can be reached by calling 330-332-7234. The line is for general questions about the Clinic only. The public is encouraged to call 911 for medical emergencies. For information or questions about the Coronavirus, call the Ohio Department of Health’s Call Center at 1-833-427-5634. The Call Center is staffed from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week.

SRMC’S Acute Flu & Coronavirus Clinic is open from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and is accessible only through SRMC’s Surgery Center entrance. No appointments are needed. The provider evaluating the Clinic patients will determine if any testing is necessary, including fever or COVID-19 testing. COVID-19 testing is not available at the site for those who do not have symptoms.

For information about the Clinic, visit SRMC’s website at https://www.salemregional.com/.

Way Station accepting VISTA applications

COLUMBIANA– The Way Station of Columbiana is currently accepting applications for an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate position. Ohio’s AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate’s program, ShareCorps, is the largest charitable response to hunger in the state. Through gardening education and increased exposure and knowledge of food grown from the ground, The Way Station VISTA will impact the lives of community members. During the duration of the VISTA’s commitment, they will work closely with the Garden Supervisor and Way Station staff to cultivate and facilitate a comprehensive garden plan to help educate children on all stages of gardening and in turn develop a curiosity for the foods grown within it. The VISTA will also take the lead in creating promotional materials and implementing a strategic plan for recruiting garden participants and volunteers. Lastly, VISTA members are tasked with encouraging children to connect with the natural world around them.

As a by-product of the AmeriCorps VISTA’s work, children engaged in the garden program will go home and teach those they interact with, parents, grandparents, friends, and neighbors about gardens, vegetables, and healthy food choices.

To apply for the AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate position at The Way Station visit ohiofoodbanks.org/recruitment or send a resume to TheWayStation146@gmail.com.

Sparkle to half weekly ad mailings

YOUNGSTOWN– Due to recent grocery demand and supplier shortages, Sparkle Markets will not be sending out their weekly ad on April 2. All Sparkle stores will still be open, maintaining clean environments and selling items as usual, doing the best they can to serve their communities. Sparkle Markets’ weekly ads will resume once stores are able to properly stock both essential and nonessential items.

Remove Knox Twp. cemetery decorations

KNOX TOWNSHIP — Knox Township/Columbiana County requests all winter cemetery decorations be removed no later than April 1, otherwise decorations will be removed by Knox Township.

Sirens to be tested Saturday

KNOX TOWNSHIP — Knox Township/Columbiana County will conduct early warning siren testing on Saturday for maintenance purposes only.

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