Entries by stryffelere

Way Station to Offer Free Summer Girls Program

GLOW is a summer program specifically developed to encourage and support girls between the ages of 11-17 in building a positive sense of self-esteem. To achieve the goal of increased perception of self-worth we focus on addressing the girls feeling of self-reliance, practicing decision making and communication, discovering personal values, coping with stress, navigating relationships, setting and achieve […]

Covid-19 Response

The precautions that we’re taking at The Way Station’s in both Columbiana and East Liverpool overlap and diverge from each other to accommodate the needs and practicalities of each community. Below are the steps we are taking to keep our customers and staff safe. Columbiana location at 769 Springfield Rd. All staff and workers are […]

Gardening Made Easy

The third year, 2019, of the Hope Community Garden brought a new set of gardeners. They came for many reasons but all contributed to a colorful tapestry of growing plants and budding friendships. Where one grower brought gardening skills from his native Pakistan; one brought a life-time of growing tomato transplants from a local farmer; […]

Feed the Children – Our COVID-19 Response

Our hearts and prayers go out to everyone affected during these challenging times. Like so many, we have been specifically concerned for the school children who will now be home for weeks. For many of these children, school is where they receive their only regular meal. Although Governor DeWine and many local school districts are […]

Food Insecurity Summer Job Opportunity

The Way Station of Columbiana is excited to announce that we are currently accepting applications for an AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate position. Ohio’s AmeriCorps VISTA Summer Associate’s program, ShareCorps, is the largest charitable response to hunger in the state. Through gardening education and increased exposure and knowledge of food grown from the ground, we hope […]

Chaney Nezbeth named the Executive Director of The Way Station, Inc.

 The Way Station Inc. has named Chaney Nezbeth its new Executive Director. Nezbeth assumed the position following the retirement of Vicki Ritterspach, who served as executive director since 2010. Vicki will remain involved and will serve on the board of directors. Nezbeth most recently served as a development officer with the Youngstown State University Foundation. […]

Community Thanksgiving Feast

We’ve been organizing a Community Thanksgiving Feast for so long we’ve lost track of the years. This year the meal takes place Wednesday, November 27th at Saint Jude Church, 180 7th St. Columbiana, with the meal beginning at 1:00 pm. The meal is a time for people to come together, be merry, be thankful, and […]

Building the Confidence of Local Girls

GLOW – Girls Leading Our World GLOW, a two site summer program aimed at engaging girls between the ages of 10-15 years old, found success in improving girls self-esteem. Feedback about what girls learned from the GLOW program had directors, leaders, and mentors smiling. Comments read like this: I learned I am enough! I learned […]

Project MKC

The Way Station is proud to partner with Project MKC, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization located in Youngstown, dedicated to serving the vulnerable children in Northeast Ohio. Their mission is to make the lives of children and their families a little brighter by focusing on their individual needs with the help of volunteers. Their programs […]

Building Self-Esteem: Summer Programming for Girls

Hi, my name is Ellen and I’m the Columbiana Camp Director for the GLOW, Girls Leading Our World, program that is running throughout the 2019 summer. This is Tammy, she is the East Liverpool Camp Director for the same program. GLOW is a FREE NO BOYS ALLOWED program, it’s solely being organized and led by […]