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ASHTABULA — Karen Wiese spent 14 years working as a radiation therapy technician in her native Canada before moving to the United States with her husband 23 years ago.

JEFFERSON — Families gathered at various spots along the parade route to sip hot chocolate, talk with friends and enjoy the festive atmosphere.

ASHTABULA — Area veterans groups gathered on Saturday to remember the 2,300 soldiers who died at Pearl Harbor almost eight decades ago.

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Crafts, live animals, actors and music were used to recreate the Christmas story during the “Bethlehem Experience” at Ashtabula Towne Square this weekend.

GENEVA — Dozens of children frantically waved to Santa wishing him a Merry Christmas as he arrived in Geneva on the back of a fire truck Friday evening.

ROME TOWNSHIP — Efforts by the Valley Community Growth Connection to construct a splash pad in the township continue with an expectation of breaking ground in the spring. 

A burglar alarm was reported in the 700 block of Clark Street at 3:03 a.m. on Dec. 4.

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Trooper Brandon Miller has been named as the 2019 Ohio State Highway Patrolman of the Year for the Ashtabula Post.

JEFFERSON — The Ashtabula County Republican Party is accepting resumes from interested candidates for the appointment of the vacated Ward 4 Ashtabula City Council seat.

ASHTABULA – Thanks to the generosity of students, staff, alumni and friends of the campus, Kent State University at Ashtabula surpassed its #GivingTuesday fundraising goal of $10,000, with a total of $23,375 raised in support of the Rising Scholars program.

GENEVA — On Wednesday night, the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses and residents for their contributions to the area.

JEFFERSON — Two brothers charged with involuntary manslaughter in a fatal January shooting at the Circle K on Main Avenue in Ashtabula will go to trial in January.

WILLIAMSFIELD TOWNSHIP — A man out on bond in a felonious assault case was accused Tuesday of assaulting his girlfriend and then calling the Sheriff's Office and asking to go to jail.

JEFFERSON — Village officials aren't worried about being once bitten, twice shy as council decided Monday to try again in March for an additional cemetery levy.

Robert Skeel arrested on a warrant at Clark and Chestnut streets at 12:25 a.m. on Dec. 2.

A neighbor dispute was reported in the 7500 block of Poore Road at 8:19 a.m. on Nov. 25.


Theft was reported Nov. 27 at 3:03 p.m. at Walmart, Ashtabula Township.


ASHTABULA — Cliff Harpst had a front row seat to the German surrender at the end of World War II and even predicted the conclusion of the war to his unit.

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ASHTABULA [ndash] Joshua Eduardo Rivas, 27, of Ashtabula, passed away unexpectedly December 2, 2019. Private services were held with the family. Ducro Services and Crematory, 4524 Elm Ave. Complete obituary and condolences at