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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Protests over the death of George Floyd and repeated police killings of black men grew Saturday from New York to Tulsa to Los Angeles, where police fired rubber bullets to scatter crowds and at least one police car burned, as governors in several states called in National …

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GENEVA — It took a city to successfully provide Geneva High School seniors with a special graduation experience on Saturday.

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JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — Ashtabula Career and Technical Campus hosted its senior awards ceremony on Tuesday and Wednesday, sending off the class of 2020 with a drive-through presentation.

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JEFFERSON — The Ashtabula County Commissioners  discussed exemptions for the order requiring that everyone entering county buildings to wear masks during their meeting Wednesday.

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Tuesday saw a number of different kinds of businesses allowed to reopen, including Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations around Ohio.

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JEFFERSON – Like many other things, the way technical schools educate students has had to change because of COVID-19.

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Tuesday saw a number of different kinds of businesses allowed to reopen, including Bureau of Motor Vehicles locations around Ohio.

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ASHTABULA — As area food pantries shut down in mid March, Youth Opportunities kicked into high gear to meet the needs of hungry families.

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Memorial Day was a little different for area families as the coronavirus pandemic caused plans to be changed with an eye toward safety in smaller numbers.

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ASHTABULA — The normal lengthy Memorial Day parade, featuring all the Ashtabula Little League teams, was canceled Monday. but more than 70 people attended a ceremony to honor veterans who gave their lives for their country.

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SHEFFIELD TOWNSHIP — Cub Scouts, community leaders and emergency responders were among a crowd of about 40 people who attended an 9 a.m. ceremony at Gageville Cemetery on Plymouth Gageville Road Monday morning.

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KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP — Bright sun and blue skies greeted those seeking to honor war veterans who paid the ultimate price on Monday morning at Lulu Falls Cemetery,

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CONNEAUT — A much smaller crowd than normal celebrated Memorial Day on Monday morning at the Conneaut War Memorial.

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The need for funds to fight cancer through research and the ability to help area residents battling the disease continues, but the ability to hold fundraisers dwindles due to the coronavirus, said Trisha Nagle, event leader for the Relay for Life of Ashtabula County.

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Volunteers spread out quickly on Saturday morning as flags were placed on graves throughout Edgewood Cemetery in Ashtabula Township.

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ASHTABULA — An all-out effort to keep a college drive-by graduation party a secret was successful on Saturday afternoon as Susan Keasling kept the event from her daughter Kristin Keasling.

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ORWELL — As each graduate neared the makeshift stage in front of Grand Valley High School, cowbells clanged and cheers were offered as the vehicle came to a stop and the student got out to be honored after 13 years of schooling.

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Public schools throughout the state of Ohio have been hard hit with reductions to their funding, as the state deals with the COVID-19 outbreak.

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JEFFERSON — The rain slowly fell on umbrellas held by the families of Jefferson Area High School graduates on Friday afternoon as students made their way, one-by-one, to the school’s auditorium.

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WINDSOR TOWNSHIP — For 80 years, area children enjoyed a fun-filled summer at Camp Whitewood on South Wiswell Road. Then came the coronavirus pandemic and summer camps were canceled through Aug. 31 due to health concerns.

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CONNEAUT — The Conneaut Board of Education met Wednesday night to discuss upcoming events for the district.

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Lake Erie Correctional Institution has seen a number of inmates recover from COVID-19, even as more members of the prison staff test positive for the disease.

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JEFFERSON — Ashtabula County’s economic recovery task force met on Wednesday, with a pair of local business owners discussing how their businesses have coped with the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Lake Erie Correctional Institution has seen a number of inmates recover from COVID-19, even as more members of the prison staff test positive for the disease.

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ASHTABULA — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s summer lunch program returns June 15, providing free, federally funded lunches for children.

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ORWELL — Village council approved two ordinances Tuesday afternoon to start the process to renew a 3-mill street lighting levy and a 1-mill fire department levy for a period of five years.

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ORWELL — The Grand Valley Local Schools evaluated the district’s financial situation as the coronavirus pandemic has forced Ohio to reduce funding for this school year and likely for 2020-21 as well.

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WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump said Monday that he is taking a malaria drug to protect against the new coronavirus, despite warnings from his own government that it should only be administered for COVID-19 in a hospital or research setting due to potentially fatal side effects.

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ASHTABULA — The Wine and Walleye Festival, the annual two-day festival featuring Ashtabula County's biggest attractions, will not take place this year because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Car dealerships have faced varied traffic and responded in different ways during the pandemic, but seem to be holding their own, according to area dealership spokesmen.

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JEFFERSON — Jefferson Area High School graduates received a rousing farewell on Saturday evening as area residents lined the streets to celebrate the seniors' graduation during a parade around the village.

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Area residents headed out to area parks, beaches and restaurants on Saturday looking to enjoy the warmer weather and knock a bit of "stir crazy" out of their lives.

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CONNEAUT — State Representative John Patterson visited Lake Erie Correctional Institution on Friday morning, along with representatives of the Conneaut Health Department and University Hospitals.

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Another step into the “new normal” was made Friday as area barbershops and salons opened up to the public and outdoor seating options became a reality in area restaurants.

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NORTH KINGSVILLE-Wayne Loyd, 80, passed away May 22, 2020. He's survived by his brother Larry and sister Sandy (Lee). Graveside funeral services will be held on Wednesday June 3 at 12:00 at Gageville Cemetery. Online obituary:www.czupfuneral.com.

ANDOVER - Tena Marie Shaffer, 46, passed away on May 26, 2020 in Andover, Ohio. She's the loving mom of Zack, Whitney and Meranda. Czup Funeral Home, 1329 Lake Avenue is handling the arrangements for the family.

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