CONNEAUT — Two Metroparks are scheduled to be officially open by the end of this week.

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ASHTABULA — A town hall meeting to discuss Petmin USA’s proposed $474 million manufacturing plant will be held Oct. 29 at Kent State University Ashtabula.

JEFFERSON — The case of a Conneaut man accused of sending sexually suggestive messages to a minor is set for a trial in Jan., 2020.

DORSET TOWNSHIP — The township’s fiscal officer had to pay back several hundred dollars after a state audit found a payroll error.

HAREPRSFIELD TOWNSHIP — The potential buyer of the Spire Institute is pursuing a zoning maneuver to have an option to use the facility, or a portion of it, as a warehouse in the future.

MADISON — A small earthquake was detected by the U.S. Geological Survey Tuesday morning.

ASHTABULA — Candidates in a half dozen city races will get a chance to speak directly to voters tonight, offering their views on citywide issues.

PIERPONT TOWNSHIP — The township is seeking a renewal levy with an increase added on in an effort to bring more funds into coffers for ambulance and emergency medical services.

ASHTABULA — City officials are reaching out to residents to help bust drug houses after a Hamlin Drive resident complained to City Council about a rental house on his street.

JEFFERSON — A man accused of leading police on a high-speed chase through several Townships and cities has been indicted by an Ashtabula County Grand Jury.


Turkey defied growing condemnation from its NATO allies to press ahead with its invasion of northern Syria on Tuesday, shelling suspected Kurdish positions near the border amid reports that Syrian Kurds had retaken a key town.


As Democrats bring their next primary debate to Ohio on Tuesday, they're grappling with whether the new Republican dominance in industrial and rural pockets has pushed Ohio out of their reach.

ASHTABULA Township — Local residents will have a chance to give blood and bid on raffle donations at an event on Friday.


A white police officer who killed a black woman inside her Texas home while responding to a neighbor's call about an open front door "didn't have time to perceive a threat" before he opened fire, an attorney for the woman's family said.


ASHTABULA — A cooperative effort between the city of Ashtabula, Ohio University and the Nature Conservancy resulted in 500 trees planted on Sunday at Walnut Beach.


SHEFFIELD TOWNSHIP — The colorful fall foliage began to show itself on Sunday as the bright sun beat down on the Benetka Road Covered Bridge.


ASHTABULA — Ghouls, goblins and the Joker roamed the Ashtabula County YMCA on Saturday evening during the Fall Fun Festival.


The World Trade Organization has formally given the go-ahead for the United States to impose trade sanctions on up to $7.5 billion worth of European Union goods following a ruling that European plane maker Airbus received illegal subsidies.

Farmers in Ashtabula County are now able to seek United States Department of Agriculture disaster relief funds due to inclement weather.

JEFFERSON — After decades of supporting their community, Jeff and Sandy Corbett are now gratefully accepting the community’s support to help defray Jeff’s outstanding medical costs.


Helicopters, boats and thousands of troops were deployed across Japan Sunday to rescue people stranded in flooded homes Sunday as the death toll from a ferocious typhoon climbed to at least 19 with more than a dozen missing. One woman fell to her death from a rescue helicopter.


President Donald Trump on Saturday stood behind personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, one of his highest-profile and most vocal defenders, amid reports that federal prosecutors in the city Giuliani led as mayor are eyeing him for possible lobbying violations.

KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP — One of the township’s two fire levies is up for renewal this year, and township officials are hoping it will pass on the first attempt.


Turkish forces moved to seize control of key highways in northeastern Syria on Saturday, as Turkey's offensive against Syrian Kurdish fighters pressed into its fourth day with little sign of relenting despite mounting international criticism.

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Kevin McAleenan, a career civil servant who became the unlikely point man for President Donald Trump's hardline immigration policies, is stepping down as acting Homeland Security secretary after six months on the job.


Testifying in defiance of President Donald Trump's ban, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch told House impeachment investigators Friday that Trump himself had pressured the State Department to oust her from her post and get her out of the country.


A suspicious person was reported at Furnace and Underridge road at 4:23 a.m. on Oct. 10.

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ASHTABULA [ndash] Dolores E. Lamm, 93, passed away October 14, 2019. Arrangements pending. (Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 330-825-8700)

William D. Byler, 17, of Mesopotamia, passed away early Monday morning, October 14, 2019, at University Hospitals Cleveland due to injuries sustained from an ATV accident. He was born in Claridon Twp, OH on May 11, 2002, to Dave R. and Alma A. (Byler) Byler. William was a member of the Old O…

ASHTABULA [ndash] Timothy A. Ensman, 63, passed away Monday October 14, 2019. Celebration of Life Gathering will be held 5-8PM Monday October 21, 2018, at Marcy Family Center, 180 Harbor St. (directly across from the funeral home.)