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St. Jude open house

An open house will be held for the newly remodeled St. Jude Activity Center, 180 Seventh St., Columbiana, from 1 to 3 p.m. Sept. 19. A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held at 12:45 p.m. Hall rentals are now available by contacting the Parish Office at 330-482-2351.

Retired Teachers’ Association

Columbiana County Retired Teachers’ Association will meet at noon Sept. 16 at the First United Methodist Church in Lisbon. A program will follow the luncheon. Programs feature interesting members of the community. Retirees can call 330-385-5560 for information.

MAPS pancake breakfast

MAPS (Military Aviation Preservation Society) Air Museum is holding its Fall Pancake Breakfast from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12. The museum will be open until 4 p.m. MAPS will also be collecting canned goods and school supplies for our local Ohio National Guard and Reserve Units. A donation would be appreciated. Breakfast for adults is $10 and $6 for children under 12, which includes admission to the museum and parking. If you are flying in during the event, call ahead. Enjoy eating pancakes surrounded by aircraft, a glider, the passenger area of a Goodyear Blimp, and exhibits from the Civil War until the present day. MAPS Air Museum is located on the west side of the Akron Canton Airport at 2260 International Parkway just off Route 241 (Massillon Road) in the City of Green. Contact MAPS at or call 330-896-6332 to answer any questions concerning the event or the museum.

Salem Community Pantry

The Salem Community Pantry, 794 E. Third Street, will hold food distribution for residents in the 44460 zip code (proof required) from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Mondays. Choice shopping limited to two visits per month. Masks are required. The pantry will be closed Sept. 6 for Labor Day.


Committees of the East Liverpool Community Improvement Corporation will be meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday in council chambers. The Finance Committee will meet first and discuss the following matters: Fresh On Fifth, U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Field of Dreams, Potters’ Progress, and small business loan application to Shaun Davill and Christopher Morey as well as a review of the general checking account. The Property Committee will meet immediately after Finance adjourns to discuss an unspecified Memorandum of Understanding as well as acceptance of property on Maryland Avenue.

Wayne Savings grand opening

A grand opening event for the Wayne Savings Community Bank Washingtonville branch, 795 Main St., will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 10. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m. Festivities include lunch items, fun prizes and giveaways. Members of the Chamber of Commerce, bank leadership and others will be in attendance. The full-service branch opened Aug. 16.

This will be Wayne Savings Community Bank’s first branch in Columbiana County. As a full-service bank, Wayne Savings will offer Washingtonville and the surrounding communities in-branch solutions, as well as online and digital solutions to help address customer banking preferences. The branch will provide an extensive array of consumer and commercial products and services.

“We are excited for the opportunity to grow in the Washingtonville and surrounding communities while also expanding our presence into Columbiana County,” said Wayne Savings Community Bank’s Executive Chair Mark Witmer. “We are here to serve the many small to mid-size businesses seeking a community bank that can help find the right banking solutions to meet their unique needs. Our exceptional service includes personal attention, competitive pricing and local decision making.”

Branch Manager Jesse Dailey and Commercial Lender Jim Rhodes are ready to serve both personal and business banking customers at the Washingtonville branch. Established in 1899, Wayne Savings Community Bank, the wholly owned subsidiary of Wayne Savings Bancshares Inc., has 12 full-service banking locations in the communities of Wooster, Ashland, Millersburg, Rittman, Lodi, North Canton, Creston, Fredericksburg and Washingtonville.

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