Entries by stryffelere

Setting Up Shop in East Palestine

The East Palestine First United Presbyterian Church on Rebecca Street has a long history of outreach in its community. Before COVID-19 shut their doors the church was regularly conducting community meals and ran Kingdom’s Kloset, a free clothing giveaway generally open during the community meals. In the past the church worked with The Salvation Army […]

Mental Health Matters

In partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, The Way Station was awarded a Community Outreach Grant. The goal of the grant was to provide resources focused on managing emotional distress, signs, and symptoms of mental illness, and where to call/text to connect to help or services and supports. In partnership […]

Columbiana Food Pantry Leadership

The Columbiana Way Station Food Pantry Director, Carla Ciavarella Sukosd, officially retired this March. At The Way Station, Carla was the face of several compassionate ministries throughout her 19 years. She co-developed and conducted Side-By-Side training, managed the DeVine Thrift Store and the USA direct assistance program (now known at Pathways to Independence), represented The […]

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. […]