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Announcements – 4/15/2020

– Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Elkins Waste Services has changed how they pick up residential trash for the safety of workers. All trash must be bagged and placed in an Elkins Waste Services cart or a suitable can that can be lifted by their employees. They will not collect any items setting outside of the can or on the ground. They are suspending curbside bulky item collections and all “spring cleanups” at this time.

— The leadership of Healing Our Nation Prayer Rally has canceled the Healing Our Nation Community Bible Giveaway 2020, scheduled for the Memorial Day parade, due to the coronavirus pandemic.

— The Lawrence County Museum is indefinitely delaying opening until the ban on large groups is lifted by the state. The spring tea is also canceled.

— The Ironton Lions Club will be holding a spring or summer yard sale, date to be determined, and is looking for donations. Anyone who has gently used toys, tools, furniture, applications and crafts can call 740-479-8215 to schedule a pick up. They will not accept TVs, tires, batteries or paint. All proceeds go to back into the community and Lions charities.

— The deadline for the Winter Crisis program is May 1. The Ironton and Lawrence County Area CAO began the program on Nov. 1, 2019. The agency can assist with a main heating source cost through a one-time payment to a utility company, wood, coal or some type of bottled gas. In order to process your application quickly and efficiently, please be prepared to provide all needed documents. Keep in mind that other requirements may be asked for. This cuts down on the time spent in the interview process and return visits. The necessary documents are as follows:

• A list of all household members and proof of income for the last 30 days or 12 months for each member

• Proof of citizenship for all household members, example: birth certificate, voter registration card, passport, etc.

• Birthdates and Social Security cards for each household member

• Heating bill/bulk fuel account number

• Electric bill with account number

• If you are a disabled client, please provide documentation of disability.

For information, call 740-237-3262 or visit the website at https://app.capappointments.com/

— The Lawrence County Health Department offers a free car seat program for those who qualify. If you are in need, please call 740-532-3962 to be placed on a first-come, first-served waiting list.

— Ohio State Legal Services Association provides free representation in civil matters to people who cannot afford an attorney in Lawrence and surrounding counties. For more information call 1-800-589-5888.

— Those who want to obtain a permit to carry a concealed weapon from the Lawrence County Sheriff’s Office should call 740-532-3525 and schedule an appointment. This is essential since staff is not always available to process these permits.

— The Ironton American Legion Post 433 hosts a pool tournament at 7 p.m. every Tuesday, a card night at 7 p.m. every Thursday and karaoke from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. every Friday. The post’s hours are 2 p.m.-1 a.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon-1 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. It is located at 310 S. Third St., Ironton.

— Nancy’s Nook, 106 N. Third St., Ironton, is open on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Items for sale include glassware, pictures, angels, greeting cards, kitchen and workshop items, furniture, sports cards, candles, purses and more. Proceeds benefit Harvest for the Hungry food pantry, which serves all of Lawrence County. For more information, call 740-646-4188.

— Harvest for the Hungry Food Pantry is open from 5-8 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.

— Coadforkids has staff to help select the right child-care provider. They have a list of providers in your area and a list of questions to ask when you talk to them. The service is free. Call coadforkids at 1-800-577-2276, 740-289-8800 or go to www.coadforkids.org.

— The Lawrence County Department of Jobs and Family Services is recruiting any non-profit organization that may be interested in becoming a work experience site for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program participants. Most able-bodied, working age individuals must also fulfill employment or training requirements of up to 20 hours per week. LCDJFS is seeking Lawrence County non-profit organization to help them meet the requirement. Work experience sites are provided an opportunity to meet staffing needs at no additional cost to the site. If interested, contact James Ward at 740-532-3324, ext. 220 or James.Ward@jfs.ohio.gov.

— The Lawrence County Veterans Service Commission and Lawrence County Recorder Sharon Gossett Hager are now offering veteran ID cards to any Lawrence County veteran who is honorably discharged. Veterans must provide a DD-214 and must be registered with the recorder’s office. Residency status must be verified by driver’s license, recent utility bill, etc. Veterans must have served active duty other than for training purposes only and discharge must be honorable or general under honorable conditions. No other character of service will be accepted. The five branches of service are Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy and Marines. Merchant Marines qualify with a valid DD-214 only. If a veteran is unable to locate their discharge, the veterans’ service office will assist in submitting a request. ID cards will be issued by appointment only and by calling the recorder’s office at 740-533-4314. For more information about what qualifies as honorable service, contact the recorder’s office.

— Washington Township’s 2019 financial report is complete and is available for viewing by contacting fiscal officer, Katie Lewis.

— The Aid Township Trustees year-end financial report is complete and on file. It is ready for public viewing at the fiscal officer’s home.

— The Village of Coal Grove’s annual financial report for 2019 is complete and ready for viewing.

— The draft statement ending June 30, 2019, has been completed and is available for public inspection.

— Upper Township 2019 annual financial report is complete.

— Windsor Township Trustees’ 2019 annual financial report is complete and available for viewing at the home of the fiscal officer.

— The Lawrence Township Trustees’ 2019 annual financial report is complete and available for review at the office of the fiscal officer.

– Lawrence Township Trustees will meet on the second Monday of the month at 4:15 p.m. at the Kitts Hill Fire Department.

— The Village of South Point’s 2019 annual financial report is complete and available at the office of the fiscal officer, located at 415 Solida Rd, South Point.

— Mason Township Trustees’ 2019 annual financial report is complete and available for viewing at the home of the fiscal officer.

— The Village of Hanging Rock’s 2019 annual financial report is complete and available for viewing at the clerk’s office, 400 Main St., Hanging Rock, during regular business hours.

— The financial statements of the Chesapeake Union Exempted Village School District for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2019 are now available for review.