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Area small businesses got a special spot on center stage during Small Business Saturday, which was celebrated throughout Ashtabula County and beyond.

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A growing interest in the purchase of live Christmas trees has stretched area growers, who act as destination outlets for Cleveland area families seeking trees.


Hunters from near and far are expected to search area woods for deer Monday as the deer gun season gets started.

Today, a number of local businesses will participate in Small Business Saturday, an event intended to encourage shoppers to support local businesses after Black Friday.

JACKSONVILLE — Urban Meyer has toured the country as a football coach with stops in many college football venues ranging from Bowling Green, Ohio, to Gainesville, Fla., and on to Columbus.

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CONNEAUT — Relatives came from states across the country to gather with family for the first time in many years and ended up at a very chilly Christmas parade.

JEFFERSON — A group of local elected officials, representatives of the tourism industry and local stakeholders attended an Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday to ask commissioners to reject an agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to transfer the Lodg…


Today is Thanksgiving and chances are northeast Ohio residents will be spending the day with friends and family.

• A crash was reported in the 2300 block of Route 46 in Jefferson Township at 6 p.m. on Nov. 12.

CONNEAUT — At a meeting on Monday night, an ordinance was introduced to reduce the credit given to residents who pay income tax to other municipalities.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until proven guilty. All information is taken from Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court records.

• Heather Lynn Bilbrey, of 5623 Lake Road West, Apartment 2, Ashtabula, was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to one count of trafficking in a fentanyl-related compound, a fifth-degree felony.

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NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted on charges stemming from killing two men and wounding another during the unrest that followed the shooting of a Black man by a white police officer, said in a wide-ranging interview that aired Monday night he's “not a racist person” and sup…

ASHTABULA — Many of us take breathing for granted. We don’t think about the in-and-out rhythm of life-giving breath that occurs dozens of times a minute.

CONNEAUT — After months of work that closed Route 20 to westbound traffic between Parrish Road and the Conneaut Plaza., that stretch of road is now fully open to motorists. 

ASHTABULA — When disasters strike in northern Ohio and patients here and across the country are in urgent need of lifesaving blood transfusions, according to the American Red Cross.


ASHTABULA — City Council recognized two outgoing members at a special meeting Monday morning in Council Chambers at the Municipal Building.

• A disturbance was reported in the 300 block of Orange Street at 2:55 a.m. on Nov. 19.


GENEVA — Staff from Geneva High School won the district’s first turkey bowling competition on Monday afternoon, as part of a team-building exercise set up by Superintendent Terri Hrina-Treharn.

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — The SUV driver who plowed into a Christmas parade in suburban Milwaukee, killing at least five people and injuring 48, was leaving the scene of a domestic dispute that had taken place just minutes earlier, Waukesha’s police chief said Monday.

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ALBANY, N.Y. — A legislative investigation released Monday found “overwhelming evidence” that former Gov. Andrew Cuomo sexually harassed women and that he ordered state workers to help produce his book on pandemic leadership during work hours.

ASHTABULA — Small Business Saturday, a holiday that encourages Americans to patron downtown stores, is just around the corner.

• A suspicious activity was reported in the 200 block of Main Street at 4:16 a.m. on Nov. 17. 

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP – A 56-year-old male and 56-year-old female were found dead inside a Maruba Avenue home Thursday night after what appears to be a drug overdose, according to Ashtabula County Coroner’s investigator, Keith Stewart.

GENEVA — At a meeting on Wednesday night, the Geneva Area City Schools Board of Education requested updated prices for a trio of potential locations for a new office.

JEFFERSON – The 34-year-old victim of an assault Monday in Cherry Valley Township died from her injuries Thursday, according to the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department.

ASHTABULA — The preparation of a coal conveyor for transport to Mobile, Ala. is nearing completion at the Ashtabula Rail Yard Coal Dock is nearing completion after months of preparation and work by Capp Steel Erectors and a group of other companies focusing on various parts of the job, said …

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