KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP — There will be security at township trustee meetings for the next several meetings.

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A motor-vehicle crash was reported in the 400 block of State Street at 2:48 a.m. on Jan. 18.

CLEVELAND — Jefferson native Thomas Tobie was one of 150 Unsung Heroes honored Monday at the 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Ceremony at John Hay Campus High School Auditorium, 2075 Stokes Boulevard near University Circle.

ASHTABULA — The Ashtabula Area City School District has purchased the former Mother of Sorrows Elementary School from Our Lady of Peace Parish to halt the potential purchase from a charter school company, school and church officials confirmed Tuesday.

ASHTABULA — Martin Luther King Jr. left a dream that has seen glimpses of coming to fruition, but has not fully grown into a country of equal opportunity.

LENOX TOWNSHIP — An Austinburg Township man was killed on Monday afternoon when he struck a vehicle being pulled from a ditch on Route 11 near the 83 mile marker in the northbound lane, said Ashtabula County Coroner’s Investigator Tom Despenses.


A nosedive in temperatures combined with lake-effect snow created slippery roads that resulted in a number of minor traffic crashes Sunday, according to reports.

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — The warm, seasonal glow of the Ashtabula County Lights on the Lake holiday drive-through display is over, but one lucky patron has a souvenir of sorts.

A man was cited with driving under suspension and leaving the scene of an accident Jan.6 at 2:45 p.m. in the 2600 block of Route 322, Orwell Township.

A suspicious vehicle was reported at Creek Road and Bridgeview Lane at 3:33 a.m. on Jan. 16.

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Shannon Pike was chosen Tuesday by her peers to lead the Buckeye Local Schools Board of Education in 2020. Pike served as vice president in 2019.

JEFFERSON — An Ashtabula man accused of having sexual contact with a child was indicted by an Ashtabula County Grand Jury this week.

JEFFERSON — A Saybrook Township man was sentenced after agreeing to a plea deal in a child sex case that will see him spending two decades in prison.

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — The red carpet was rolled out for students Wednesday night at the Ashtabula County Technical & Career Campus.

A man received traffic citations and suspected marijuana brownies were seized Jan. 15 at 4:02 p.m. in the 6900 block of Windsor Mechanicsville Road, Windsor Township.

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — A record number of students visited the Ashtabula County Technical & Career campus this week to check out the Career Technical Exploration program.

ROCK CREEK — Is axe throwing on your bucket list? How about walking on top of snow with snow shoes? These activities and more will be had by all attending the Ashtabula County Civic Development Corporation (CDC) Polar Party.

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — A dog is reportedly quarantined at the Animal Protective League after biting a woman's breast at a residence during a domestic dispute.

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Authorities say the first-year Lakeside boys basketball coach has been accused of hitting and pushing a student.

A man, 20, who was terminated from King Luminaire, Route 46, Jefferson, reportedly threatened to assault another employee and rape his daughter. The incident occurred Jan. 8 at 9:51 a.m. on the employee’s second day on the job.

ASHTABULA — There has been a rise in thefts of catalytic converters in the past month or so, according to police reports.

A suspicious vehicle was reported at East Main and Thompson roads at 1:34 a.m. on Jan. 14.

ANDOVER — Two council members were sworn in Tuesday for their terms on Andover Village Council.

CONNEAUT — Conneaut’s new City Council met for the first time Monday night. Members put a major project out for bids and discussed work on the city’s gravel roads.


Is it winter or more like spring? Will it rain or will it snow? Should one wear a T-shirt or a sweater? Boots or shoes?

ASHTABULA — The Ashtabula County Democratic Party is seeking candidates interested in filling the remainder of Richard Quaranta’s term, which runs through Nov. 30, 2021.

CONNEAUT — Retired police dog Ghost died after a brief illness on Jan. 5.

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Antoinette Rogers "TONI", 93, died Jan. 20, 2020. Funeral Mass will be Jan. 24, 2020 at 10 AM at Cabrini Church. Visitation is Jan. 23 from 6-8 PM at The Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut.

ASHTABULA [ndash] Donnie Gene Brunell, 65, of Ashtabula, died Friday, January 17, 2020 in the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio with his family at his side. Full obituary details at

Ralph F. Hawkins, age 91, passed 01/17/2020 in Geneva. Born 08/06/1928 to Edward & Alberta (Randall) Hawkins. Survivors: Daughters: Rebecca Hawkins and Nancy Teter; 3 Grandchildren; 6 Great Grandchildren. Interment: Ridgeview Cemetery at a later date.

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP-Charles S. Balog, age 70, died unexpectedly Monday at his residence in Saybrook Twp. He was born January 20, 1950, in Monmouth, NJ, the son of Thomas & Beverly Jean (Oles) Balog and has been an area resident all of his life. Charles worked with his father in Balog Clean…