The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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July 4, 2014

County gets grant for new support program for children

JEFFERSON — JEFFERSON — Ashtabula County commissioners, Tuesday, approved a grant award from the Conneaut Foundation for a new program for Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court.

The county was awarded a $12,000 grant to start a new program for children of divorce. The program will be administered by the Common Pleas Court and will provide an education and support group for children whose parents are going through a divorce.

The program will give children the opportunity to interact with other children who are going through similar situations, said Judge Gary Yost.

The grant will run through June 2015.

In other business, Commissioners approved:

• A resolution ordering publication and bids for hot mix asphalt resurfacing road projects through the Ashtabula County Engineer’s Office;

• A resolution approving a warranty agreement with Cott Systems, Inc. for an integrated land records system for the Recorder’s Office;

• A resolution approving an agreement with BIS Digital, Inc. for digital recording and video system support;

• A resolution authorizing the posting of a television on the county’s website for public sale;

• A resolution ordering publication and bids for parking lot improvements at Grand Valley Public Library and Country Neighbor;

• A resolution approving an agreement with Medico Systems Inc for demolition of blighted property in the City of Geneva;

• A resolution approving an agreement with Ashtabula County Medical Center for wound healing services; and,

• A resolution approving a lease agreement with the Ashtabula County Medical Center for wound healing services.

Commissioners also approved a number of financial transactions for the county including travel requests and several additional appropriations for various county departments.

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