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C.H.A.N.G.E. summer food

program offered for youth

C.H.A.N.G.E. Inc. has resumed its federally funded summer food program, with food offered to any youth, 18 and under.

This year the food will be packaged to go Monday through Friday through Aug. 14 at the following locations: Follansbee Park from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Brooke Primary South (formerly Wellsburg Primary School) and Wellsburg’s 4th Ward Park from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Brooke Primary North (formerly Jefferson Primary School) from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Allen T. Allison Elementary School in Chester and Oak Glen Middle School from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; and at the Weirton-based agency’s kitchen from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

There will be no distribution on July 3, which is a state holiday in observance of Independence Day.

OSU Extension office

reopening with limitations

STEUBENVILLE — The Jefferson County office of OSU Extension is now open to accept samples and walk-in visits during limited hours by appointment only.

The hours will be as follows: Mondays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Wednesdays from noon to 4:30 p.m. Appointments can be scheduled by calling the office at (740) 264-2212. Office staff will continue to telework during the rest of the business week until further notice and can still be reached by phone and e-mail from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for immediate assistance.

All OSU Extension activities planned through July 6 will continue to be held virtually or postponed. Ohio State will continue to evaluate and update plans based on evolving conditions with COVID-19, explained Erika Lyon, agriculture and natural resources educator, Ohio State University Extension Jefferson and Harrison counties

When planning to visit the office during the noted times, individuals should come prepared and follow social distancing guidelines. All visitors entering the office will be required to wear a mask — a disposable mask will be provided for those without one. Staff will provide curbside assistance or meet visitors on the main floor as well during appointment hours. “Just call our office at (740) 264-2212 when you arrive, and someone will be down to meet you.”

All service sector requirements for general office environments from the Ohio Department of Health will be strictly adhered to in each office.

Questions can be directed to the local Extension office at (740) 264-2212.

Jewett Alumni Association

notes scholarship awards

JEWETT — The Jewett Alumni Association has announced the recipients of its 2020 R.A. Kammeyer Awards and John Coutts Scholarships.

Recipients of $1,000 scholarships are:

Melina Bell, daughter of Laryssa Beatty, who will be attending Bowling Green University; Ruth Curry, daughter of Troy Curry and Mary Curry, who will be attending Baldwin Wallace University; Lindey Helwagen, daughter of Steve and Amy Helwagen, who plans to attend Miami University; and Jessica Lowmiller, daughter of Ken and Sarah Lowmiller, who will attend Walsh University.

Awarded $500 scholarships were:

Destiny Ash, daughter of Beth Byers and Billy Ash, who plans to attend Belmont Technical College; Robert Ledger Jr., son of Bob and Wendy Stull Ledger, who plans to attend the University of Northwestern Ohio; and Sierra Satterfield, daughter of Timothy Satterfield and Chad and Rebeccca Miller, who plans to attend Belmont Technical College.

The recipients of $250 scholarships are Jakob Cowans, son of Amber Rusciano and Rod Cowans Sr., who plans to attend Penn State University; Kaylee Elliott, daughter of Cory and Cindy Erickson Elliott, who will be attending Marietta College; and Eric Leech, son of Autumn and Jasen Leech, who will attend West Liberty University.


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