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Hotline set up for mask violations

YOUNGSTOWN- Mahoning County Public Health has set up a dedicated hotline for businesses who are violating the statewide facial covering order for Ohio. The number to call is 330-270-2858. The hotline can receive calls 24/7, and callers are asked to leave the name and address of the Mahoning County business and the details of the violation. The hotline is for businesses only, and not for individuals. For business in the City of Youngstown, callers would need to call the Youngstown City Health District.

United Local to distribute tech devices

HANOVERTON- United Local students will be provided computer devices this year in preparation for a variety of learning options as dictated by the evolving circumstances related to the COVID pandemic. For grades 7 through 9, a Virtual Laptop Orientation (30 minutes in length) will be posted on the high school website on Aug. 10. Students and parents for grades 7 through 9 will need to view this orientation prior to coming to school to pick up their laptop. The orientation will include information about where to find the signed agreement form on the school web page. Complete and bring this form to school in order to receive the student laptop.

Students in grades 10 through 12 already attended the laptop orientation last year and have an agreement form on file. Students new to United in grades 10 through 12 need to see the high school website on Aug. 10 to access the laptop orientation.

The following dates have been designated for students in grades 7 through 12 to pick up/sign-out their laptop, and pick up their student schedule:

Grade 12 – Aug. 12, between 11a.m. and 7 p.m.

Grade 11 – Aug. 13, between 11a.m. and 7 p.m.

Grade 10 – Aug. 14, between 11a.m. and 7 p.m.

Grade 9 – Aug. 18, between 11a.m. and 7 p.m. *bring the signed agreement

Grade 8 – Aug. 19, between 11a.m. and 7 p.m. *bring the signed agreement

Grade 7 – Aug. 20, between 11a.m. and 7 p.m. *bring the signed agreement

The virtual laptop orientation will answer most questions, but for additional information regarding school laptops or student schedules, call the high school office at 330-223-7102 (ext. 2).

Elementary: Laptops/Chromebooks will be distributed to grades 2 through 6 during the first week of school. Administrators are in discussions about devices for K and 1 grade students, taking into consideration the age and needs of the youngest students and their curriculum.

Tai Chi offered at Beaver Creek center

EAST LIVERPOOL- The Beaver Creek Wildlife Education Center, 12884 Echo Dell Road, will host Tai Chi with Barb Kliner from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Participants will learn a little history of Tai Chi, the health benefits, and some basic movements. Participants should wear comfortable clothes and shoes. No special equipment is needed, and participants can choose to stand or sit. This class will be held outside under the pavilion or in the grassy area next to the pavilion so participants can enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. Social distancing will be practiced and participants should bring masks to wear before and after the class.

Columbiana church sponsoring Banquet

SALEM- Columbiana Presbyterian Church will sponsor the Drive-thru Banquet in Salem from 5 to 7 p.m. or until food runs out Monday at the Salem Memorial Building. The menu will include pork loin, scalloped potatoes, green beans, salad, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and pudding. Do not park in the library lot; line up is behind the Memorial Building.

Food distribution to be held in Canfield

CANFIELD- Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley is collaborating with the Canfield Fair Board, the Mahoning County Sherriff’s Office and the Ohio National Guard to host the third Traveling Food Pantry food distribution at 11 a.m. July 28 at the fairgrounds.  The Food Bank and members of the Ohio National Guard are prepared to serve 700 families. Senator Michael Rulli, representing Ohio’s 33rd District, which includes all of Columbiana and Mahoning counties, will be on site assisting with the food distribution, and will present Second Harvest Food Bank with a proclamation and Ohio State Flag at noon.

Recipients will enter the fairgrounds through Gate 9 and exit through Gate 5.  In order to partake in this zero-contact distribution, recipients’ trunks must be open and clear of all other belongings and their windows must be rolled up. Recipients are not to exit their vehicle for any reason. The distribution includes fruit, vegetable and dairy boxes, plus additional assorted produce and bakery items.

St. Jude Women’s Guild cancels events

COLUMBIANA- The St. Jude Women’s Guild in Columbiana has canceled all fall drive-thru stuffed pepper dinners and the November Craft Show due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lisbon food pantry giveaways slated

LISBON- The Lisbon Methodist Church Food Pantry Produce giveaway will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 1. The pantry will also hold food distributions from 10 a.m. to noon Aug. 6 and 20. IDs are required.

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