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ROCK CREEK — The Rock Creek Public Library is currently seeking applicants to fill three positions on the Board of Trustees, said RCPL Executive Director Katharine Blauvelt in a press release.

JEFFERSON — A request for the reduction of a $500,000 cash surety bond for murder suspect Andre Sheffey, 30, of Ashtabula, was recently denied by Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court Judge Marianne Sezon, according to court records.

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CONNEAUT — Paving work in front of Lakeshore Primary School may continue soon, after a joint meeting between the school board and Conneaut Council on Monday night.

The driver of a refrigerator truck had minor injuries after a crash on Route 193 in Dorset on Tuesday morning.

ASHTABULA — Ashtabula County Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The hospital also received the Target: Stroke Elite Honor Roll Advanced Therapy award.

ASHTABULA — “Signs, signs, everywhere a sign.” That 1971 hit by the Five Man Electrical Band may have come to mind while watching Monday night’s Ashtabula City Council live-stream meeting.

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WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah said Tuesday he supports voting to fill the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court, all but ensuring President Donald Trump has the backing to push his choice to confirmation over Democratic objections that it's too close…

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A Louisiana state trooper has died following a single-vehicle highway crash that happened just hours after he learned he would be fired for his role last year in the in-custody death of a Black man.

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The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, a figure unimaginable eight months ago when the scourge first reached the world's richest nation with its sparkling laboratories, top-flight scientists and stockpiles of medicines and emergency supplies.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Police in Louisville, Kentucky, said Tuesday that they were restricting access to the downtown area in preparation for the state attorney general's announcement about whether he will charge officers in Breonna Taylor's shooting death.

ASHTABULA — The Ashtabula County District Library, together with the League of Women Voters of Ashtabula County, will host a Virtual Candidates’ Night.

JEFFERSON — Given 2020’s pandemic, riots and general unrest across the nation, Ashtabula County Republican Party Chairman, Charlie Frye, said he’s excited to be putting on the fifth annual prayer event for Ashtabula County’s first responders.

Found property was reported at Sandusky and Madison streets at 2:33 a.m. on Sept. 18.

JEFFERSON — A local caterer accused of sexual activity with underage girls will face a jury Sept. 29, according to court records.

Traffic heading south from Conneaut on Route 7 will need to take a detour for the next week and a half.

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KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP — Creamed chicken and biscuits was the drawing card on Saturday afternoon as the Kingsville Township Volunteer Fire Department held its first  fundraising dinner since the coronavirus pandemic hit in March.

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PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — An animal rescue operation is more than halfway to its goal of raising $1,000 to build a barn to house farm rescue animals, said Missy Townsend, who founded the Helping Hand Farm Animal Rescue as a 501c3 non-profit last August.

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CLEVELAND — A Mansfield man was arrested on Friday and charged with interstate threatening communications after allegedly threatening the family of an Edgewood High School football player who kneeled with several teammates during the National Anthem at an early season football game.

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JEFFERSON — The Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County celebration of area business and industry will move online for 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, said GPAC Executive Director Greg Myers.

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ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Dozens of Jeep enthusiasts gathered Sunday morning in the parking lot of Max’s Pizza and Grill before riding more than 60 miles to support police organizations in two states.

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SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — A federal grant will help the Saybrook Fire Department expand its full-time firefighters by three, said Saybrook Fire Department Captain David Whitaker.

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ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — A summer of work is bearing fruit as the electric transmission system is rebuilt at a First Energy substation.

Toth upsets Sheldon, Geneva takes team title at All-County meet

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CLEVELAND — A Mansfield man was arrested on Friday and charged with interstate threatening communications after allegedly threatening the family of an Edgewood High School football player who kneeled with several teammates during the National Anthem at an early season football game.

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WASHINGTON — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a diminutive yet towering women's rights champion who became the court's second female justice, died Friday at her home in Washington. She was 87.

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The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S. — a move that could effectively wreck the operation of both Chinese services for U.S. users.

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NEW YORK — U.S. health officials on Friday dropped a controversial piece of coronavirus guidance and said anyone who has been in close contact with an infected person should get tested.

JEFFERSON — The second day of Justin Furmage’s trial on rape charges began with the defense presenting its case.

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — The Ashtabula County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board in collaboration with Community Counseling Center is providing a virtual Question Persuade Referral training from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 30.

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