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WASHINGTON (AP) — The "fundamentals" of the U.S. economy are solid, the White House asserted, invoking an ill-fated political declaration of a decade ago amid mounting concern that a recession could imperil President Donald Trump's reelection.

AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP – Girl Scouts stood in front of a brand new “blessing box” for a Sunday evening dedication ceremony at Austinburg United Church of Christ.


GENEVA — Six Geneva High School teachers were recently honored for their work in science and technology initiatives with students.

The U.S. Coast Guard Station at Fairport Harbor was unable to give any further information Sunday on a search for an alleged missing boater that started on Saturday more than 10 miles off the shore of Conneaut in Lake Erie.


ROCK CREEK — John Adams was giving an estimate on a sand blasting project in Madison about 18 months ago when the use of his spare time was forever changed.

HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP — The choices of music genre were wide this weekend as Music Along the River took over the Harpersfield Metropark for a jam fest that lasted for more than two days.


CONNEAUT — Albert Kosiba, of Warren, is pushing 100 years of age, but quickly made his way to the microphone after French Consul Guillame Lacroix pinned the French Legion of Honor medal to his shirt.

JEFFERSON — A decade ago, the county brought in a new financial management system and along the way employees office-by-office learned the ropes on their feet.

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The mayor of Dayton where nine people were slain in a mass shooting says a round-the-clock security detail was assigned to her because of hate-filled messages she received following verbal sparring with President Donald Trump after his visit to a Dayton hospital earlier this month.

A disabled vehicle was reported in the 700 block of Mill Street at 3:49 a.m. on Aug. 16.


ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Aloterra Packaging, 3325 Middle Road, will be closing and the company will permanently layoff 39 full-time employees on or about Oct. 6, according to a letter from the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services to the employees.

ASHTABULA – Targeted at widening students’ educational opportunities in preparing them for a career in occupational therapy, the Kent State University at Ashtabula Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) Technology program has created a hybrid model, combining online learning with on-campus lab…

ANDOVER — Village Council hired an attorney this week to start the process of annexing a number of township property owners into the village.

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Peter Fonda, the son of a Hollywood legend who became a movie star in his own right after both writing and starring in the counter-culture classic "Easy Rider," died Friday at his home of complications from lung cancer. He was 79.

A disabled vehicle was reported in the 400 block of Creek Road at 12:22 a.m. on Aug. 15.

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President Donald Trump sought to reassure his supporters about the state of the U.S. economy despite the stock market volatility and told rallygoers in New Hampshire, a state that he hopes to capture in 2020, that their financial security depends on his reelection.


For many people summer is a time of family vacations and outdoor fun. But now it's back to school for area students as the first day of school fast approaches.

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CINCINNATI (AP) — The gunman in Dayton who killed nine people had cocaine, an antidepressant and alcohol in his system during the mass shooting, and was cut down by a barrage of at least two dozen police bullets that penetrated gaps in his body armor, a coroner said Thursday.


PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The criminal history of a man suspected of barricading himself inside a Philadelphia rowhome should have prevented him from legally owning the firepower he used Wednesday to wound six police officers in a standoff that carried deep into the night, authorities said.

An employee was accused of under-ringing purchases Aug. 9 at 3:05 p.m. at Walmart, Ashtabula Township.


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — In a story Aug. 14 about Rep. Steve King's comments on banning abortion, The Associated Press, relying on a story by The Des Moines Register, inaccurately quoted King as saying, "It's not the baby's fault for the sin of the father, or of the mother." Referring to Hous…

A suspicious person was reported in the 1300 block of Lake Road at 12:29 a.m. on Aug. 14.


ANDOVER TOWNSHIP — Pymatuning Valley Local Schools first day was Wednesday as teachers, staff, students and parents got back into gear with reading, writing and arithmetic.


Jack Elijah Turner, a suspect in the shooting deaths of Shannon Whitman, 49, and her son Darrin Whitman, 10, in their Randolph Township home, has been found in Charleston, West Virginia and arrested, according to Lt. Autumn Davis of the Charleston Police Department.

JEFFERSON — The Ashtabula County Board of Elections approved Wednesday the candidates and issues that will appear on the November ballot.

This Week's Circulars


Carolyn S. Bordner, 74, of Conneaut, passed away Sunday August 18, 2019. Visitation will be 4-7PM, Thursday, August 22, 2019 at the Marcy Funeral Home, 208 Liberty St., Conneaut. Full notice will appear in Wednesday's edition.

RALEIGH [ndash] C.W. Mitchell died at his residence on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. A burial service will be held on Aug. 24 at 11 a.m. in Chestnut Grove Cemetery. www.ducro.com