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As Democrats bring their next primary debate to Ohio on Tuesday, they're grappling with whether the new Republican dominance in industrial and rural pockets has pushed Ohio out of their reach.

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A second whistleblower has come forward with information about President Donald Trump's dealings with Ukraine, adding to the impeachment peril engulfing the White House and potentially providing new leads to Democrats in their unfurling investigation of Trump's conduct.

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The White House is preparing to formally object to Democrats’ impeachment inquiry as soon as Friday, saying it won’t cooperate with the probe because it was initiated without a vote of the House.

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Top U.S. diplomats encouraged Ukraine’s newly elected president to conduct an investigation linked to Joe Biden’s family in return for a high-profile visit to Washington with President Donald Trump. It soon escalated into what one feared was a "crazy" swap that risked vital U.S. military aid.

ASHTABULA — City Manager Jim Timonere’s plan to run for a third term was expected, but a surprise Independent candidate has thrown his hat in the ring — and it’s not the first time.

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Democrats on Monday subpoenaed Rudy Giuliani, the president's personal lawyer who was at the heart of Trump's efforts to get Ukraine to investigate political rival Joe Biden's family. That was after one of Trump's staunchest defenders, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, said he would have "no choice" but to consider articles of impeachment if the House approved them.

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The White House and the Justice Department learned about a CIA officer's concerns about President Donald Trump around the same time the individual filed a whistleblower complaint that is now at the center of an impeachment inquiry, according to a U.S. official and another person familiar with the matter.

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The president said the move could help his electoral chances, but he reacted in the moment with a cascade of angry tweets that accused Democrats of engaging in "a witch hunt" and "presidential harassment."

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President Donald Trump's run-up to the U.N. General Assembly was a dash on Sunday through two key political states with two world leaders at events that felt like his raucous campaign rallies.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — As they investigate President Donald Trump, Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee will hold their first official hearing in what they are calling an impeachment investigation.

ASHTABULA — City officials want to sell or lease the former Ohio Department of Transportation facility on West Avenue for commercial or industrial development, City Manager Jim Timonere said.

GENEVA — Wednesday’s Geneva Area City Schools board of education meeting was bittersweet as officials honored those who helped pass an income tax on the May 8 ballot while still having to cut 10 staff members — an unpopular move with some in attendance. 

COLUMBUS — A pair of local Ohio Legislature members are pushing a bill that could put a $100 million per year, 10-year bond issue on the statewide ballot as soon as November. 

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JEFFERSON — An Ashtabula County Common Pleas judge has recused himself from the case involving former Ashtabula City officeholder Kristy Hosken, City Council and the Democratic Precinct Committee.

JEFFERSON — Barring snags, the results of Tuesday’s primary election could be formally accepted by the Ashtabula County Board of Elections before the end of the month.

JEFFERSON — Andover Public Library Director Nancy Logan on Tuesday thanked voters for their overwhelming support of the library’s operating levy increase.

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JEFFERSON — Less than one-fourth of Ashtabula County’s registered voters participated in Tuesday’s primary election, according to numbers from the Ashtabula County Board of Elections.

JEFFERSON — Grand Valley Local Schools District’s five-year, 3.3-mill levy failed Tuesday night, with 55 percent of voters against the measure, according to unofficial results from the Ashtabula County Board of Elections.

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Voters approved two new township levies Tuesday, providing what trustees say is much needed support for the township's cemeteries and fire department.

ASHTABULA — Ashtabula County Democrats have picked Richard Quaranta to fill the Ward 3 city council seat, but Republican and former officeholder Kristy Hosken is challenging to get the post back.

A ballot heavy on state and federal candidate races, but also dotted with some important local issues, will be placed before voters at Tuesday’s primary election.

JEFFERSON — Here are the 104 polling precincts that will service Ashtabula County voters in Tuesday’s primary election. Polls are open 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

ORWELL — Grand Valley Local Schools officials said they want to quell recent confusion over the district’s new levy, which will appear as Issue 6 on Tuesday’s ballot.

ASHTABULA — Mike Gibbons, a wealthy investment banker from Cleveland, said he’s making his primary bid for the Republican ticket in this year’s U.S. Senate race as a “conservative outsider.”

JEFFERSON — Ashtabula County’s early voting numbers for the May 8 primary lag slightly behind the last gubernatorial primary election, but officials are confident the gap will narrow before Election Day.

ANDOVER — Andover Public Library administrators are asking Pymatuning Valley school district voters on May 8 to renew the library’s half-mill operating levy and increase it to 1 mill.

GENEVA — As the debate continues regarding the Geneva Area City Schools District’s attempt to pass a 1.25 percent income tax increase on May 8, some of the district’s critics on social media have questioned the salary of Geneva teachers.

ASHTABULA — A state-level group working to end gerrymandering in Ohio congressional districts hosted an informational session this week on the upcoming May 8 ballot’s Issue 1, which would make the redistricting process a “bipartisan” effort.

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SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Four people, including two incumbents, are running for two seats on the Saybrook Township Board of Trustees.

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ASHTABULA [ndash] Dolores E. Lamm, 93, passed away October 14, 2019. Arrangements pending. (Silva-Hostetler Funeral Home, 330-825-8700)

William D. Byler, 17, of Mesopotamia, passed away early Monday morning, October 14, 2019, at University Hospitals Cleveland due to injuries sustained from an ATV accident. He was born in Claridon Twp, OH on May 11, 2002, to Dave R. and Alma A. (Byler) Byler. William was a member of the Old O…

ASHTABULA [ndash] Timothy A. Ensman, 63, passed away Monday October 14, 2019. Celebration of Life Gathering will be held 5-8PM Monday October 21, 2018, at Marcy Family Center, 180 Harbor St. (directly across from the funeral home.)