The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


  • Life boat.jpg Still lost after all these years

    Sarah Clancy awoke shivering and crying out to the voice of her brother, John, a sailor on the Marquette & Bessemer No. 2 out of Conneaut.

    May 27, 2012 2 Photos

  • Steaming into eternity

    Edward Pfister, the lighthouse keeper at Conneaut, was erecting a fog signal bell on the lighthouse tower when the carferry Marquette and Bessemer No. 2 steamed out of the harbor late in the morning of Dec. 7, 1909.

    May 19, 2012

  • cef Heifner 1.jpg The missing Heifner mystery

    Lambert Mason Heifner had big plans for Geneva, Ohio.

    May 13, 2012 2 Photos

  • From bikes to autos

    On the west side of Geneva is an Ohio Historical Society marker that alerts motorists to the birthplace of an American automotive industry giant, Ransom E. Olds.

    May 6, 2012

  • sunday bicent 2.jpg The institute on the knoll

    Its alumni include one of the first female judges in the United States, a scholar who worked on the Revised Standard Version of the Bible, the founder of Dallas Theological Seminary, a famous Lincoln impersonator and numerous prominent attorneys, educators and lecturers.

    April 22, 2012 2 Photos 1 Story

  • clara ward 1.jpg A princess with Conneaut connections

    The atmosphere in the Cafe Falillard reeked of illicit romance.

    April 1, 2012 1 Photo

  • bicent3.jpg Mr. Hulett’s invention

    When the shipping season opened at Conneaut 113 years ago this spring, there was on the ore dock a new piece of machinery that looked like something left over from “The War of the Worlds.”

    March 25, 2012 2 Photos

  • cef stones 12.jpg The McAdams mystery

    In an old section of Edgewood Cemetery, perched near the Ashtabula River Gulf, is a row of worn, simple tombstones that give no hint of the great mystery behind the deaths they represent.

    March 18, 2012 1 Photo

  • Saga of the John B. Lyon

    The hurricane that smashed into Galveston, Texas, on Sept. 8, 1900, left up to 12,000 individuals dead in its wake.

    March 11, 2012

  • Walter Main memorabilia back on display in Geneva

     When Mike Lubin first moved to Madison and saw the sign for Walter Main Road on the west side of Geneva, he thought it read “Water Main” and decided to check it out.

    February 26, 2012

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