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Families struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic can apply for help from a program coordinated by Ashtabula County Community Action Agency, said the agency’s Community Development Coordinator Alissa Holdson.

JEFFERSON — Organizers of the 2021 Ashtabula County Fair have their fingers crossed for a full fair this year, Fair Board President Brian Edelman said.

Area advocates for the developmentally disabled are using the month of March to highlight the inclusion of people with such disabilites into the daily life of the community, said Manda Jackson, Community Outreach Education Specialist for the Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

JEFFERSON — The Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners hope to pass a final budget for 2021 at the second meeting in March, County Administrator Janet Discher said.

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ASHTABULA — People seeking to donate non-perishable food to those in need were greeted by two people waving signs on Saturday afternoon during a food drive sponsored by the Ashtabula County NAACP and Country Neighbor.

ASHTABULA — In an ongoing effort to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, a network across Ohio is studying samples of wastewater to look for the presence of fragments from the virus that cause the disease.

• Mark Allen Rosario, of 429 West 52nd Street, Ashtabula, was indicted on one county of domestic violence, a fourth degree felony.

ORWELL — Village council has made an offer to a potential new city manager after a Thursday evening executive session, said Council President David Hartz.

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HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP — Myriad big athletic events are coming to Spire Institute during the next several months.

ASHTABULA — Come mid-March, there will be two new faces at the Ashtabula Metropolitan Housing Authority.

Last Monday morning, Delightful Granddaughter got her Chevy Sonic stuck in the driveway.

ASHTABULA — Goodwill Northeast Ohio and Northwest Pennsylvania employs more than 125 people at stores in Ashtabula, Madison and Erie, said Phillip Johnston organization chief executive officer .

At a meeting on Wednesday night, the Ashtabula County Metroparks Board of Commissioners discussed potential work on the former pro shop at Red Brook Metropark.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lady Gaga's dog walker was shot and two of the singer's French bulldogs were stolen in Hollywood during an armed robbery, police said. The singer is offering a $500,000 reward.

• Police unlocked a vehicle in the 400 block of East Main Road at 11:14 a.m. on Feb. 24.  

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NEW YORK (AP) — The wattage in The Weeknd’s “Blinding Lights” wasn’t strong enough to compete at the Grammys – but the song isn’t the only electrifying No. 1 hit that the Recording Academy snubbed.

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ASHTABULA — It took less than 15 words for Matthew Dufour to secure his fifth straight Ashtabula County Spelling Bee victory on Wednesday night.

CONNEAUT — In another digital step forward, proceedings at the Conneaut Municipal Court will be livestreamed on YouTube, Conneaut Municipal Court Judge Nicholas Iarocci said.

ASHTABULA — Registration is now open for YMCA youth programs, including the junior high basketball league, high school basketball, youth soccer, youth track and field, and microsports (preschool) basketball.

ANDOVER — Village council brainstormed a variety of potential projects on Tuesday afternoon during a monthly work session highlighted by discussion of progress on the Greenway Trail.

CONNEAUT — Preliminary steps for this summer’s paving work continued at a Conneaut Council meeting on Monday night.

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Police officers who put a hood over the head of a mentally distraught Black man, then pressed his body against the pavement until he stopped breathing will not face criminal charges after a grand jury declined to indict them, New York's attorney general announced Tuesday.

• A suspicious person was reported in the 200 block of East Main Road at 7:01 a.m. on Feb. 19.  

• An accident with property damage was reported in the 700 block of South Broadway at 4:44 p.m. on Feb. 2.

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