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ACROSS OUR COMMUNITIES

Banquet in Salem offers lasagna

Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Salem will sponsor the drive-thru Banquet in Salem from 5 p.m. until the food is gone (no later than 7 p.m.) Monday at the Salem Memorial Building. Meals are limited to one per occupant of vehicle and include lasagna, tossed salad, fresh vegetables, fresh fruit and dessert. Do not park in library lot. For information call Patty Colian at 330-831-2169.

Salem band to host dinner, concert

The Salem schools band program will host its spaghetti dinner and spring concert from 4 to 8 p.m. May 1 in the high school parking lot area. Spaghetti dinners are $7 and will be available by drive-thru. There will also be raffle baskets in the drive-thru. The junior high band will perform at 5 p.m. in the circle outside the gym doors, the jazz band at 6 p.m. and the high school concert band at 7 p.m. In the event of rain, the concerts will be held in the cafeteria with limited seating.

Spring Rummage Sale set May 13-14

New Garden United Methodist Church, 7165 state Route 9, will host its annual large Spring Rummage Sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 13 and 14 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 15 (fill a large bag for $5). Masks are required and there will be no lunch. Donations of good, clean, saleable items may be made by calling Sheryl at 330-853-0737 or Phyllis at 330-222-1403.

Free clothes distribution set in Sebring

The Clothes Closet of the Sebring/West Branch area will hold a free clothing distribution from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday at the Clothes Closet located behind Pine Lake Christian Church, 636 Pine Lake Road in Sebring. Clothing is available with items for men, women and children.

The clothing is available to anyone who can make good use of it. There are no restrictions based on income or employment, but patrons are asked to only take items that will be used by their immediate family, though exceptions can be discussed.

Donations of good, gently used clothing items are also welcome. Clothing is accepted for any season. Call 330-938-6689 to arrange a time for dropping off a donation.

The Clothes Closet is a partnership of churches in the Sebring-West Branch community.

Traveling Food Pantry coming to Sebring

Second Harvest Food Bank of the Mahoning Valley is collaborating with the Village of Sebring, the Sebring Local Schools and the Ohio National Guard to host a Traveling Food Pantry distribution at 10 a.m. Friday at B.L. Miller Elementary School, 506 W. Virginia Ave. for resident of Sebring, Beloit and Smith Township. 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.

ESCEO to host virtual Advocacy Day

The Educational Service Center of Eastern Ohio (ESCEO), formerly Mahoning County ESC, is hosting a virtual Advocacy Day April 22 to connect education leaders, administrators, board members and educators in the public education sector with elected officials to promote district needs.

Meetings and conversations scheduled throughout the day provide a bi-partisan platform and enable local districts and state level government to work in partnership to craft policy for the betterment of school districts throughout the region.

Throughout the day, participants will take part in virtual discussions with key educational policymakers and administrators including: Sen. Andrew Brenner (Chair of Ohio Senate Primary & Secondary Education Committee), Rep. Don Jones (member of the Ohio House Primary & Secondary Education Committee), Dr. John Richard (Deputy Superintendent of the Ohio Department of Education), Keith Faber (Ohio Auditor), Robert Sprague (Ohio Treasurer) and more.

Individuals affiliated with public schools can register at http://esceasternohio.org/advocacyday2021

Individuals who work with ESCEO-aligned districts receive free access to the event.

Lisbon sets hydrant maintenance

The Lisbon water department will be flushing fire hydrants from Monday, April 19, through Saturday, May 1, east of Market Street from Washington Street north to Saltwell Road. Customers may notice short periods of lower pressure and some discoloration is possible in and around the areas where work is occurring. Customers are asked to refrain from doing laundry when flushing is taking place in your area.

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