Area Briefs

Day of Thanks set for today

EAST LIVERPOOL — East Liverpool City Hospital employees once again will be volunteering their time today for the annual “Day of Thanks-Day of Giving.”

The annual community food drive — which includes donations of nonperishable food, money and personal care products — will take place 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the intersections of Fifth and Monroe Streets in downtown East Liverpool.

All contributions will be forwarded to the East Liverpool Salvation Army to help provide food for families who have applied for assistance.

“The generosity and compassion of the community allows us to serve approximately 300 local families each holiday season,” said Major Stella McGuire of The Salvation Army of East Liverpool. “Without this support, it would be challenging to support local needs.”

Other participants observing “Day of Thanks- Day of Giving” include Farmers National Bank, East Liverpool Lions, and the Calcutta Rotary. Volunteers will be present 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on St. Clair Avenue and available to accept donations for Thanksgiving food baskets.

Monetary contributions can also be made this week via checks made payable to Day of Thanks and mailed to: Day of Thanks-Day of Giving, c/o East Liverpool City Hospital, 425 West Fifth St., East Liverpool, Ohio 43920.

Fill-a-Cruiser event scheduled today

CALCUTTA — The St. Clair Township Patrolman’s Association will again be holding the annual Fill A Cruiser campaign from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. today at the Giant Eagle on state Route 170 here.

Non-perishable foods will be accepted which will be donated to the East Liverpool F.I.S.H., a local food bank, to be distributed to underprivileged families in the tri-state area.

Officers will also accept monetary donations which will be taken into Giant Eagle to purchase food items to be given to the food bank, according to association members.

Trash collection

EAST LIVERPOOL – Although many government offices will be closed on Nov. 24 and 25 in observance of Thanksgiving, trash will be collected from residents and businesses as usual.

Residents are asked to set out their trash on their normal collection days throughout the week, with no disruption in service expected due to the holiday.

People are also asked to remind their neighbors that trash will be collected on the normal schedule so they remember to set out their trash.