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ASHTABULA — The city is gearing up for its summer street paving projects, using money from grants and the paving levy.

After much negotiation, Ashtabula County and the Animal Protective League have come to an agreement on a contract for the APL to take stray dogs from the county dog warden.

CONNEAUT — City Manager Jim Hockaday hopes to do paving work on four sections of road this year, in addition to the large paving projects that are scheduled to start soon.

Ten levies were before county voters on Tuesday. Of those, six passed, according to preliminary results provided by the Ashtabula County Board of Elections.

JEFFERSON — Village leaders are concerned with residents’ leaving large items to be picked up by Waste Management without obeying the rules.

Ashtabula County residents are invited to two local prayer events this week in conjunction with the National  Day of Prayer.

 ASHTABULA — There have been 1,410 confirmed coronavirus cases reported in the city, and a total of 30 city residents have died from the virus, Ashtabula City Health Commissioner Christine Hill said at Monday’s virtual City Council meeting.


JEFFERSON — A 5-mill Plymouth Township fire levy went down to defeat on Tuesday night by a tight vote count of 185 opposed and 166 in favor.


Ten levies were before county voters on Tuesday. Of those, six passed, according to preliminary results provided by the Ashtabula County Board of Elections.

• A domestic dispute was reported in the 200 block of Harbor Street at 12:13 a.m. May 3.

• A domestic disturbance was reported in the 400 block of Mill Street at 5:53 a.m. on April 30.

Oral arguments have been delayed in Phil Garcia’s appeal of his conviction on gross sexual imposition and compelling prostitution charges.

Two cases are pending concerning the Risberg Pipeline, a natural gas pipeline that runs from Meadville, Pa., to North Kingsville.

PIERPONT TOWNSHIP — A Friday afternoon fatal car crash is still under investigation after a Cleveland man was killed in a two-vehicle collision, according tot he Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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SEATTLE (AP) — Bill and Melinda Gates said Monday that they are divorcing but would keep working together at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest charitable foundations in the world.

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DALLAS (AP) — Are the leaders of the National Rifle Association abusing the legal system to duck accountability for their mismanagement? Or are they making a legitimate move to reorganize in the face of an attack from politicians bent on dismantling the powerful gun-rights group?

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BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn. (AP) — A white police officer who fatally shot a Black man during a traffic stop in a Minneapolis suburb resigned Tuesday, as did the city's police chief — moves that the mayor said he hoped would help heal the community and lead to reconciliation after two nights of p…

GENEVA — After a year of drive-through events, ushered in by COVID-19 protocols, city leaders are hoping to have a summer of programming a little closer to normal.

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — Township trustees are looking to pass a 5-year 1.5-mill replacement levy for roads and bridges Tuesday.


ASHTABULA — Castle Block Properties LLC, a real estate interest with close ties to Renew Partners LLC, plans to break ground on the historic Castle Block property on May 21 in downtown Ashtabula.


PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — A bionic arm has drastically changed the day-to-day life of 27-year-old Richard Slusher after a go-fund me campaign allowed new technology to enrich his prosthetic experience.

KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP — A tradition going back 15 years continued Friday as representatives of area branches of Andover Bank planted trees in communities through Ashtabula and Lake counties and across the border in Pennsylvania.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — John Velazquez was in a familiar place, in the lead aboard Medina Spirit in the Kentucky Derby and holding off the stretch bid of three challengers. This time, Bob Baffert couldn't believe what he was seeing.

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ASHTABULA — More than two dozen people spread out along Main Avenue on Saturday morning to make the city a more beautiful place thanks to the efforts of the Ashtabula Downtown Development Association.

Health departments across the county have come out against a provision in a bill before the Ohio Senate that could lead to health departments in Ashtabula and Conneaut being forced to merge with the Ashtabula County Health Department. 

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — An open piece of farm land became a place for draft horses to demonstrate their plowing ability on Saturday afternoon harkening back to a time when similar events took place on a regular basis.


PIERPONT TOWNSHIP — A Cleveland man was killed on Friday afternoon in a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of North Richmond Road and Route 7, according to press release from the Ohio State Highway Patrol.

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OTTAWA, Ontario — Plans to distribute the first 300,000 doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine in Canada next week are on hold after Health Canada learned part of them were manufactured at a Maryland facility that messed up the ingredients in 15 million doses bound for the U.S. market.

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