The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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  • Missing Women Found_Lind(3).jpg Ariel Castro is dead

    The man who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade before one escaped has been found dead and is believed to have committed suicide, a prison official said.

    September 4, 2013 1 Photo

  • Jury reaches verdict in 1997 Ashtabula murder trial

    Jury finds John Drummond Jr. guilty on two of three charges Wednesday in Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court.

    August 28, 2013

  • Ashtabula Ashtabula Windermere 1 (Medium).jpg Fire destroys old school building in Ashtabula

    A former Ashtabula school burned to the ground on Saturday afternoon as dozens watched from surrounding streets.

    August 17, 2013 1 Photo

  • Dorset woman found guilty in hitman case

    Angel Brown of Dorset Township was found guilty Friday afternoon of two counts of conspiracy to commit aggravated murder after three days of testimony in Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court.
     

    August 9, 2013

  • APTOPIX Missing Women_Lind.jpg Castro gets life term in kidnapping of 3 women

    The man convicted of holding three women captive in a house he turned into a prison and raping them repeatedly for a decade was sentenced Thursday to life without parole plus 1,000 years.

    August 1, 2013 1 Photo

  • Union: Plain Dealer cuts third of newsroom staff

    The Plain Dealer in Cleveland cut about a third of its newsroom staff Wednesday, months after announcing it was reducing home delivery of the newspaper, union leaders said.

    July 31, 2013

  • Castro pleads guilty

    (AP) — The Cleveland man who imprisoned three women in his home, subjecting them to a decade of rapes and beatings, pleaded guilty Friday in a deal to avoid the death penalty.

    July 26, 2013

  • It's a boy!

    LONDON (AP) — Palace officials say Prince William’s wife Kate has given birth to a baby boy. Officials said Monday the baby was born at 4:24 p.m. and weighs 8 pounds 6 ounces.

    July 22, 2013

  • ATV driver dies in crash

    The Ohio State Highway Patrol and Ashtabula County Coroner's Office responded to a fatal accident involving an Amish Buggy and an all terrain vehicle late Sunday night.

    July 22, 2013

  • Body recovered from Lake Erie

    The body of a 13-year-old boy missing since Friday evening was recovered Monday from Lake Erie off Saybrook Township, according to Ashtabula County Sheriff William Johnson. The boy was discovered not too far removed from where he was last seen, in the vicinity of 6657 Lake Road West, Johnson said.

    July 15, 2013

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