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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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. 


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.


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.


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

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — More than 30 people came to Edgewood High School Thursday night to watch candidates for Buckeye Local Schools Board of Education and Kingsville Township trustees debate the issues.

ASHTABULA — In Ashtabula City Council’s Ward 3 race, an incumbent who has been in the seat less than a year will face off with a newcomer to the political scene.

ROCK CREEK — Though three standing village council members will roll uncontested into new terms in November’s election, the race has not produced a fourth candidate to seek the last available seat.

JEFFERSON — In-person voting for the Nov. 7 general election began Wednesday at the Ashtabula County Board of Elections office, and people were on hand when the doors opened to cast a ballot, officials said.

GENEVA — Some public sector retirees mulling over the potential impacts of a November ballot initiative to regulate prices for state-bought prescription drugs said they'll likely vote against it, simply because they feel the measure creates more confusion and uncertainty.

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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