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ASHTABULA — The director of the Ashtabula Maritime and Surface Transportation Museum is doing his best to revive interest in a Lake Erie ferry service that would link northeast Ohio and Canada.

ASHTABULA — Ashtabula County Medical Center and Molina Healthcare of Ohio recently celebrated the opening of ACMC’s new Baby Closet, providing new mothers with supplies they may need when they leave the hospital.

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The World Trade Organization has formally given the go-ahead for the United States to impose trade sanctions on up to $7.5 billion worth of European Union goods following a ruling that European plane maker Airbus received illegal subsidies.

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GENEVA — As President Donald Trump's trade war with China continues, area winemakers are keeping a close eye on how tariffs could affect the local market.

ASHTABULA — Bruce Haytcher spent decades in area factories performing a variety of tasks, but when a massive layoff at the Erie General Electric plant hit in 2016 he chose a different pathway.

In light of a skilled workforce shortage seen not only in Ashtabula County but elsewhere in the region, employers and state legislators are plumbing the well for fresh ways to attract or keep employees.

ASHTABULA — A local business will have to remove its curtains following a debate at a public hearing prior to City Council’s regular meeting Monday.

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Despite rising gas prices, experts say this Memorial Day weekend will be one of the most traveled in the last decade.

JEFFERSON — The village of Jefferson is looking to fix several zoning issues that have left a business and a transitional home unable to move forward with planned expansions.

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GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE — Rainy weather didn’t seem to dampen the spirits of dozens of people lining “The Strip” holding umbrellas while waiting for the village’s parade to go by their chosen viewing spot.

ASHTABULA — Following a public hearing before Ashtabula City Council’s Monday meeting, members approved an ordinance allowing townhouse-style residential units as a conditional use within the Harbor Historical District.

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GENEVA — Catherine’s Christmas, at 910 East Main St. (Route 20), is celebrating its 25th anniversary this month.

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JEFFERSON — Tears streamed down the face of Kathy Konzel after her key started a 2018 Toyota Corolla on Saturday morning winning the 6th annual Donate to Win sponsored by Nassief Auto Group.

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE — Village officials have managed to make a little money from cutting down some ash trees — in fact, enough to buy some equipment for the golf course.

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE — Lake Erie Canopy Tours is launching its first full season Friday, with plenty of zipline adventures for every age group.

COLUMBUS — A newly introduced state House bill would make maple syrup-producing lands tax exempt across the state, something county producers say is just the boost they need in what’s become an oversaturated market.

ASHTABULA — A local artist created the framework but area gymnasts personalized a mural and made it their own on Saturday afternoon at the Chalk Box.

CONNEAUT — Dr. Abirammy Sundaramoorthy, MD., chief medical officer of University Hospitals Conneaut Medical Center, will receive a Women of Professional Excellence Award today from the YWCA of Greater Cleveland.

ASHTABULA — Lake Erie Ship Repair and Tank Fabrication, a family-owned and operated business in Jefferson and Ashtabula, closed late last year and its assets will be auctioned off next month. 

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — The Ashtabula JCPenney, located in the Ashtabula Towne Square, has received the company’s highest honor, the Founder’s Award. 

ROME TOWNSHIP — Two new horizontal shale production wells along Rome-Rock Creek Road are causing concern for some nearby residents who said they’ve been unable to learn much about the project.

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ASHTABULA — The new Circle K at the northeast corner of Main Avenue and West 58th Street opened Thursday, bringing 20 new jobs with it.

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Obituaries

SHEFFIELD TOWNSHIP [ndash] Ruth E. Marshall died Sunday, November 10, 2019. Funeral will be 11AM, Friday, November 15, 2019, at Gageville United Methodist Church. Visitation 5-7PM Thursday at the Marcy Funeral Home. Full notice in Wednesday's edition.

Rev. Brian Wright, Sr., 79, died November 7, 2019. Services Friday, November 22, 2019, 10AM Gateway Church, 2300 Austinburg Rd., Ashtabula. Visitation Thursday, November 21, 2019, from 4-7PM at the church. Full obituary at www.ducro.com

Lynetta M. Pildner, 86, died November 10, 2019. Visitation 2-4 P.M.; 5-8 P.M., 11/14/19 at DUCRO FUNERAL HOME, 4524 ELM AVENUE Ashtabula. Funeral 11A.M., 11/15/19 at EastSide Presbyterian Church, 3440 Edgewood Drive, Ashtabula.

ROME [ndash] Wesley W. Foust, age 73, passed away November 4, 2019, in Geneva. Wesley was a marine serving in Vietnam. Survivors: His beloved cats and dogs. Preceded by Wife Lillian. No services will be observed. cawalkerfuneralhomegeneva.com.