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Area Briefing

Baptist school enrolling students

The Pleasant Heights Baptist Church Academy in East Liverpool will begin classes on Aug. 31. Registration and testing will be held Monday through Thursday, Aug. 10-13. Social distancing will be practiced as each student will have their own area. In a press release, the academy said it offers a Biblical-based Christian education focusing on traditional mathematics, historical patriotism, non-revisionist history, morality, manners and courtesy. The School of Tomorrow curriculum provides individual instruction so that children might excel in one study though struggling in another. The release also stated that the smaller class size allows for more individual attention to education and problem solving. To set up an appointment, call 330/385-5885 and speak to Dianna Coggins.

School supplies to be distributed

The Highlandtown United Methodist Church and the Bethel Presbyterian Church will hold their annual back to school giveaway beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 15 at Inverness Hall. Student must be present to receive supplies. Backpacks will be pre filled and distributed. The bargain basement will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with a $2 fill a bag special.

Skin cancer screening offered

The county health department will hold a skin cancer screening Tuesday at the Health Department, 7360 state Route 45, Lisbon. Screenings are available by appointment., call 424-0272, ext. 114. The event is being sponsored by the health department and Salem Regional Medical Center. A local physician and nurse practitioner will staff the clinic. There is no charge for residents of the general health district; $5 for those outside of the general health district or outside of Columbiana County. Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer. More than 800,000 people develop skin cancer each year. Skin cancers are easy to detect and most can be cured when detected early. Those with a suspicious lesion such as a sore that will not heal, a mole or wart that has changed, a change in color pigmentation of the skin, or any skin abnormality may be seen at this clinic.

Anti-racism workshop slated

The Way Station and The Hub in Columbiana will co-sponsor a free anti-racism workshop, Be A Difference Maker, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the First Presbyterian Church, 28 E Park Ave, Columbiana. It will be led by the Mahoning Valley Sojourn to the Past. For over 15 years Penny Wells and Sojourn to the Past have been immersing Youngstown High School students in the history of the Civil Rights movement. In this one-time workshop, Ms. Wells will discuss the history of race in America, the principles of non-violent protest and ways individuals can make a difference in their communities. Masks and social distancing guidelines are in place for this event and preregistration is required at columbianahub.org or calling 330-482-2666. Registration deadline is noon Aug. 20 with a maximum participation limit of 25.

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