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WAYNE TOWNSHIP — A breakfast will be held from 9 a.m. to noon or when sold out on Oct. 30 at the Wayne Town Hall, 3280 Route 322, sponsored by the First Congregational Church of Wayne’s Ladies Missionary Society. Proceeds support missions.

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WASHINGTON — Colin Powell, the trailblazing soldier and diplomat whose sterling reputation of service to Republican and Democratic presidents was stained by his faulty claims to justify the 2003 U.S. war in Iraq, died Monday of COVID-19 complications. He was 84.

JEFFERSON — As children return to school the intensity of the summer 4-H season relaxes a bit, said Ashtabula County Extension Educator Jenna Hoyt.

ASHTABULA — Ashtabula County District Library (ACDL) has hired Amanda Weist as the new technology trainer for ACDL libraries.

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ASHTABULA — The Ashtabula Maritime and Surface Transportation Museum opened its doors on Saturday as part of a regional event focusing on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), with a number of activities available for visitors.

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ORWELL — A safe place for Grand Valley Local School students to hang out with friends, play games and learn crafts is available four days a week at the Conversation Station in downtown Orwell.

GENEVA — The Geneva Area Teachers Association on Thursday voted to give their bargaining team the authority to serve the school district with a 10-day strike notice, according to a press release from the GATA.

COLUMBUS — Members of the Ohio House on Wednesday passed H.B. 101, which would create a formula for funding county jail construction in Ohio.

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DORSET TOWNSHIP — Area residents got a front-row seat on Thursday evening as scenes from a Netflix film played out before their very eyes in “downtown” Dorset.

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ASHTABULA — Dr. Markiel Perkins, the new principal at Lakeside High School, will discuss youth opportunities Oct. 21 with members of the Ashtabula chapter of the NAACP.

Ashtabula County Covered Bridge Festival fans had to deal with a couple of showers, but were favored with warm temperatures to check out a parade, car show, food vendors and of course the county’s 19 covered bridges.

ASHTABULA – County libraries are partnering as part of the National Endowment for the Arts Big Read community reading program. Kent State University at Ashtabula will partner with the KSU Library, local libraries and others for programs focusing on poet laureate Joy Harjo’s “An American Sunr…

JEFFERSON — Judge Marianne Sezon said she would take a proposed plea deal for Joshua Gurto under consideration after a morning of confidential hearings in the case.

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PIERPONT TOWNSHIP — A 51-year-old Pierpont man is in custody after allegedly firing several shots at neighboring homes, according to a press release from the Ashtabula County Sheriff's Office.

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PAINESVILLE — William Sutton Jr. appeared before a judge on charges of aggravated burglary and kidnapping, both first-degree felonies, in Painesville Municipal Court on Wednesday afternoon, according to court records.

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Ashtabula Municipal Court Judge Laura DiGiacomo held a Convocation Ceremony for the Municipal Court Specialized Docket on Sept. 21 at Lakeside High School’s auditorium.

ASHTABULA — The Ashtabula Maritime and Surface Transportation Museum is relaunching its History on Tap! program starting with a Mystery Picture Night.

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP — The Pymatuning Valley Local School board received a report on the district’s new literacy emphasis and a look at the financial future of the school district.

GENEVA — Geneva City Manager Joseph Varckette proposed a water rate increase for a one-year period during a city council meeting on Monday.

ASHTABULA — The Ashtabula Area City School District closed all buildings Monday because of a high number of faculty, staff and students down with fevers and various sickness.

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