Columbiana ESC Takes Part in Disability Employment Awareness Month

SALEM, Ohio – As part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Columbiana County Educational Service Center is showcasing its Reach for the Stars program.

The program, based in downtown Salem, is a gift shop and job training program for students with disability. Students work in the store, with duties ranging from cleaning to event planning and tracking inventory. 

The shop, 440 E. State St., offers items – including photographs, woodworkings and ceramics – made by students, local artisans and Ohio-based companies, as well as school spirit gear. It is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Reach for the Stars also works with Columbiana County businesses and organizations to help students find employment. Among those participating are Salem Regional Medical Center, Salem Public Library, Salem Community Center, Marc’s, Courtyard at Lexington, Greenford Church Big Reach, Goodness Grows, Best Western Plus, Columbiana County Board of Elections, Lepper Library, Lisbon Church of the Nazarene, North Lima GATE/Old School Marketplace and the Columbiana County Educational Service Center Office and Bus Garage.

The Columbiana County Educational Service Center encourages businesses in all industries to participate in National Disability Employment Awareness Months. More information is available at

Image via Reach for the Stars Facebook page

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.