Reappointed to panels
GREENVILLE, Pa. -- State Sen. Bob Robbins of Greenville, R-50th, was reappointed to serve on four state Senate committees for the 2007-08 legislative session. He was reappointed to be vice chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee. He was also reappointed to four other committees: banking and insurance, game and fisheries, local government and rules and executive nominations. Robbins is also the Senate majority caucus secretary and handles all executive nominations submitted to the Senate for approval.
Grant for group home
NEW CASTLE, Pa. -- The Human Services Center received a grant of 24,330 from the Edith Trees Charitable Trust Fund. According to Roger Smith, director of Community Services for HSC, the funds will be used for upgrades to its Westfield group home in Pulaski Township. The home provides rehabilitation services for eight residents who are diagnosed with a developmental disability. Smith noted that Westfield was established in 1997 and is undergoing renovations to its interior that will include new furnishings. "Our interest is in creating an interior space that is less institutional. We will be including art work and furnishings that will establish a more residential tone to Westfield," Smith said.
Center gets fitness grant
WARREN -- The United Methodist Community Center announced it has received a 10,000 grant from the First Place Bank Community Foundation for a health and fitness program for older adults. The FunFit program offers several activities including karate, yoga, line dancing and basketball especially suited to seniors. The Bank Foundation was pleased to help the FunFit program and the community center, executive director David J. Jenkins said.
"The First Place Bank Community Foundation and the First Place Bank are committed to helping those organizations that strive to better the lifestyle of the residents of the Mahoning Valley," he said.
Way Station hours change
COLUMBIANA -- The Way Station of Columbiana, a nonprofit ministry, will be changing its hours beginning Monday. People may come in for clothing and household items from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays and from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Food pantry services will be by appointment only on Mondays and Wednesdays. To make an appointment, call (330) 482-5072 and ask for Carla. Donation drop-off hours will be different from services hours. For information about donation drop-offs, call and ask for Joe. For hours of the Lisbon office, call (330) 424-5255 and for East Liverpool, call (330) 386-4172.