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ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Way Station offering help

The Way Station in Columbiana and East Liverpool are currently signing up families for Christmas assistance who have not received assistance with any other community agency. Parent/guardian will be required to show a birth certificate or medical card for their children from newborn to age 18. Distribution of toys will begin Dec. 14; call either the Columbiana (482-5072) or East Liverpool (932-0353) location to schedule an appointment. Donations of new toys and games for all ages including hygiene products and clothing can be brought by Dec. 11 to either location: 769 Springfield Rd., Columbiana,, or 125 W. Fifth St.

Enrollment open for academy

CANFIELD– Enrollment is now open for incoming ninth- and 10th-grade students interested in applying to the Valley STEM + ME2 Academy for the 2021-2022 school year. The 7,500-square-foot lab is housed at the Mahoning County Career and Technical Center Campus in Canfield. The academy uses a rigorous curriculum, utilizing problem-based learning based on STEM principles. The academy’s mission is to prepare students with skills necessary to compete in the global economy while nurturing the characteristics of discovery, invention, application, and entrepreneurship. This academy provides the ideal setting for students to receive problem-based education, based on mastery of skills. The academy has a STEM-designation from the Ohio Department of Education. Valley STEM accepts students in ninth and 10th grade from all over the county and there are limited spots available. Call or email Jessica Cene, Marketing Coordinator, at 330-729-4000 or jessica.cene@mahoningctc.com with any questions or to schedule a private tour. All interested applicants should apply at: https://mahoningctc.com/stemme2/.

Oasis food distribution slated

COLUMBIANA– The Oasis Food Ministry will be holding a food distribution from 4 to 6 p.m. Dec. 3 and Dec. 10 at First Christian Church, 39 Cherry St. Note the change in distribution date pattern to accommodate the Christmas holiday. Distributions will be drive-thru only, vehicles in line and served according to arrival time and with trunks empty to receive groceries. Must have a photo ID and live in Ohio. Maximum of two households per car. Each household can receive food one time per month.

Food distribution set in Salem

SALEM– The USDA Farmers to Families Food Box Program free drive thru grocery distribution presented by The Food Soldier Hunger Coalition is scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13 at the Salem High School, 1200 E. 6th St. All are welcome and no I.D. is required. Boxes will be placed in the trunk of vehicles. Enter the school parking lot from F.E. Cope Drive off of North Lincoln Avenue to receive a box.

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