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Ashtabula County has dropped out of the top five counties in the state in new COVID-19 cases per capita, according to information released by Gov. Mike DeWine on social media on Thursday.

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GENEVA — Geneva City Manager Joseph Varckette and other administrators are reviewing ways to spend the $1.16 million scheduled to come their way from the latest federal coronavirus pandemic relief efforts.

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Nearly one third of Ashtabula County’s population is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, according to the Ohio Department of Health.

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Unemployment levels in the county have fallen below 1,000 for the first time since mid-March.

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Holy Week started with the Palm Sunday celebration of Jesus’ triumphant arrival to Jerusalem, continued through the observance of The Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, the bleak crosswalks that reminded Christians of the death of Jesus and finally the celebration of the Resurrection on Sunday.

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ASHTABULA — Short blasts from car horns cut through the early morning air as Christians, who celebrate Easter because of their belief Jesus rose from the dead more than 2,000 years ago, from numerous churches gathered to celebrate the Easter morning miracle.

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PAINESVILLE — Many track and field athletes who were robbed of a full season due to the coronavirus pandemic spent time Saturday trying to make up for lost time.

HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP — The 2021 of the Grand River Valley Ice Wine Trail is underway providing entertainment for wine lovers with an attempt to be as socially conscious as possible.

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The steadily expanding ability to receive a COVID-19 vaccination took another step forward in Ashtabula County on Tuesday as two open clinics provided the opportunity for protections without making an appointment.

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ANDOVER — A Vietnam-era veteran, who had a three-month bout with COVID-19, recently received a new way to get into his home.

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GENEVA — The Geneva area is dealing with a changing business community as COVID-19 has caused some businesses to close, others to move and some new ventures taking shape, said Sue Ellen Foote, executive director of the Geneva Area Chamber of Commerce.

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Countries across Europe resumed vaccinations with the AstraZeneca shot on Friday, as leaders sought to reassure their populations it is safe following brief suspensions that cast doubt on a vaccine that is critical to ending the coronavirus pandemic.

A variety of fire department fund-raisers went by the wayside during 2020 as COVID-19 reared its ugly head, making gatherings less than ideal. 

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Families struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic can apply for help from a program coordinated by Ashtabula County Community Action Agency, said the agency’s Community Development Coordinator Alissa Holdson.

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ASHTABULA — People seeking to donate non-perishable food to those in need were greeted by two people waving signs on Saturday afternoon during a food drive sponsored by the Ashtabula County NAACP and Country Neighbor.

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HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP — Myriad big athletic events are coming to Spire Institute during the next several months.

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GENEVA — The city has stepped forward in a time of crisis and supported those less fortunate, said Valerie Leitch, director of the Geneva Food Pantry.

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COLUMBUS — Ohio's Health Department is restructuring its infectious disease division following the discovery of as many as 4,000 unreported COVID-19 deaths and will investigate how the error happened, the state health director said Thursday.

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ANDOVER — Village Council approved an ordinance giving Mayor Jerry Dibell authorization to begin discussions with the University Hospitals for the purpose of buying the emergency room facility that closed last spring when COVID-19 hit the area.

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The season of Lent is a time of penitence and contemplation before Easter lasting 40 days. Meatless days during Lent are traditionally part of the old Roman Catholic religious calendar.

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ANDOVER TOWNSHIP — The Pymatuning Valley Local School Board has scheduled a 10 a.m. meeting Thursday to discuss potential design options for the district’s storage building, planned for construction northwest of the middle school.

COLUMBUS — Dr. Amy Acton, the former state health director who became the face of Ohio's early pandemic response, has stepped down from her nonprofit position to "carefully explore" running as a Democrat for the U.S. Senate, she said Thursday.

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Some residents of Ashtabula Towers in Ashtabula and The Maples in North Kingsville will need to be vaccinated again after being given doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that had not been kept at proper temperatures, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said during his Tuesday briefing.

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Some residents of Ashtabula Towers in Ashtabula and The Maples in North Kingsville will need to be vaccinated again, after being given doses of the COVID-19 vaccine that had not been kept at proper temperatures, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said during his Tuesday briefing.

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ASHTABULA — Competitors in each event may have been more than 50 miles away, but that didn’t matter to the Ashtabula Stingrays swimmers who gathered Sunday for a virtual meet to try and qualify for “league” championships.

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will act Thursday to get more people health insurance in the middle of the raging coronavirus pandemic, a down payment on his pledge to push the U.S. toward coverage for all.

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WASHINGTON — As many as 90,000 Americans are projected to die from the coronavirus in the next four weeks, the Biden administration warned in its first science briefing on the COVID-19 pandemic, as experts outlined efforts to improve the delivery and injection of COVID-19 vaccines.

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GENEVA — City leaders are working with Green Bay Packaging (Third Dimension, Inc.) in preparation for an expansion to the company, said Geneva City Manager Joseph Varckette during a Monday evening council meeting.

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JEFFERSON — The Ashtabula County Health Department made a Saturday morning decision to widen the Jefferson Elementary School vaccination program so vaccinations would not be wasted, said ACHD Administrator Jay Becker.

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COLUMBUS — Ohio will use $50 million in federal pandemic aid dollars to buy 2 million at-home rapid coronavirus tests to help local health departments respond faster to testing needs, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday.

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COVID-19  forced the cancellations of many events designed to honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. this year, but many are still reflecting on his life and impact on American society.

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GENEVA — Customers looking for Pizza Hut will have to drive several miles north on Route 534 as the business has moved from a sit-down restaurant near the Interstate 90 intersection to a take-out facility in a plaza near Giant Eagle.

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WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden unveiled a $1.9 trillion coronavirus plan Thursday to end "a crisis of deep human suffering" by speeding up vaccines and pumping out financial help to those struggling with the pandemic's prolonged economic fallout.

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ORWELL — Village leaders are discussing challenges in the water department. Aging equipment and reduced use are creating the need for more revenue.

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JEFFERSON — The murder trial of an Ashtabula man is the latest case to be delayed by the coronavirus, according to Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court records.

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ORWELL — Grand Valley Local School District students are back in the classroom after “in-person school” was shut down late in 2020 due to the climbing rate of coronavirus cases in the county.

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