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Conneaut hires new superintendent
Michael R. Notar was hired to be the next superintendent of the Conneaut Area City Schools district at a special Tuesday morning Board of Education meeting. Notar begins his new duties Aug. 1.
Man charged with murder of pregnant girlfriend
Marque D. Brown, 20, of Ashtabula, faces murder and domestic violence charges after his pregnant teenage girlfriend, Taisha Ramirez, died Sunday, authorities said.
Suspect arrested in Harpersfield Township body case
A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of a 43-year-old Cleveland man, whose body was found May 11 on Route 307 near Barnum Road in Harpersfield Township.
Tornado watch has been issued for Ashtabula County
A tornado watch has been issued for Ashtabula County until 9 tonight, according to the National Weather Service in Cleveland. According to the National Weather Service a watch means conditions are favorable or expected by not occurring or imminent.
Local doctor indicted on drug charges
An Andover doctor has been indicted on 26 counts of trafficking in drugs.
23 charged in drug sweep
Twenty-three persons were charged early Friday morning as part of a sweep, coordinated by the TAG Law Enforcement Task Force, following a 16-month undercover investigation into drug trafficking.
Ohio geologists link seismic activity to fracking
State geologists in Ohio have for the first time linked earthquake activity in the Marcellus Shale basin to hydraulic fracturing, confirming the suspicions of activists pushing for drilling limits in the interest of public health.
Sixth-grade teacher is accused of threatening autistic student
A sixth-grade teacher is being accused of threatening an autistic student at Erie Intermediate School at the Ashtabula Lakeside Elementary campus. The Star Beacon is still working on the story and will update it as more information becomes available.
Conneaut man indicted in death of 4 year old
The Ashtabula County Grand Jury has indicted Joshua Million of Conneaut on five charges, including aggravated murder, in connection with the Feb. 7 death of 4-year-old Melanie "Lanie" Powell.
Malaysian plane crashed
(AP) — A new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday. The news is a major breakthrough in the unprecedented two-week struggle to find out what happened to Flight 370, which disappeared shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew aboard on March 8.
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