Weight loss celebrated

Area residents are invited to celebrate the achievements of five people at Success Stories Live tonight (Nov. 7) at 7 at the redesigned Weight Watchers store at the Marketplace at Four Corners.

The free event features the weight loss success of Weight Watchers members who have lost a combined 483 pounds and gained healthy habits. The store now features regular hours.

Home Savings hoping to

get food aid from public

Home Savings Bank is partnering with area food pantries to provide at least 50,000 meals to the hungry in all communities served by the bank.

"There are two components to Home-Aid Meals," said Colleen Scott, vice president of marketing for Home Savings.

"Each of our branches selected a food pantry in their community that will directly benefit from this food and fundraising drive. The donations at each branch will directly benefit the selected food pantry."

A Facebook campaign also is being conducted to raise money for the project. When people visit www.facebook.com/HomeSavingsAndLoan and indicate they "like" the site, Home Savings will donate $1 to the cause.

For every dollar donated, about $15 worth of food can be distributed, which is equivalent to four meals, according to area food bank sources.

Lowe's donates $1,200

Lowe's Greenhouse in Bainbridge Township thanks the community for its response to the Pumpkins With A Promise program.

The following organizations will receive checks from Lowe's totaling almost $1,200: Bainbridge Area Food for Friends, Federated Church's Colorado Kids, Geauga County Dog Shelter, Kenston PTO and Rising River.