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Winter officially begins Dec. 21, but that didn’t stop Old Man Winter from unleashing the first snow storm of the season.

CONNEAUT — DeCato and Associates hosted a ribbon cutting at their new location at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, after it was delayed because of road work near the office.

ASHTABULA — The passage of 23 years and few answers have done little to ease the pain of an Ashtabula County family’s grief over an unsolved attack that left a woman in a coma from which she would never wake.

JEFFERSON — A man who raped a woman in the 1990s when she was a young girl was sentenced Tuesday to decades in prison.

GENEVA TOWNSHIP — Several police and fire departments worked together Monday to rescue a woman from Lake Erie at Geneva Township Park.

JEFFERSON — Investigators from the Ohio State Highway Patrol have completed their investigation of the fatal hit-and-run accident Sept. 16 in Harpersfield Township. 

ANDOVER TOWNSHIP — Pymatuning Valley Schools Band Director Justin Dye is taking the band places — literally and figuratively.


ASHTABULA — Joe Gillette, 93, wound up in Europe just after the German surrender and spent some of his time during the Occupation guarding German prisoners and checking contents of railroad cars.


CLEVELAND — A crazy “bucket list” goal is more than halfway to completion as an Ashtabula group of Cleveland Browns fans are tailgating before every home and away game from Boston to San Francisco and everywhere in between.


Warm temperatures greeted fall athletes as they got their seasons rolling in August, but temperatures chilled as the calendar turned into September and October.

ASHTABULA — Passion. Commitment. Fearless. Those are the words used by Kent State University at Ashtabula Occupational Therapy Assistant Technology faculty to describe Lauren Whitten.

Brrr! The weather turned brisk and blustery on Friday, with Ashtabula County residents dealing with a dusting of snowfall in the morning and daytime flurries.

AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP — A man could face charges after being accused of assaulting a Waffle House waitress during an early-morning altercation Friday.

PIERPONT TOWNSHIP — The township remains divided over the desire of the Pierpont Township Revitalization Committee to revive the downtown area by bringing sewers to it.

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — A detective and deputy who encountered a gunman Thursday and subsequently shot him were not wearing department-issued body cameras.

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — A detective and deputy who encountered a gunman Thursday and subsequently shot him were not wearing department-issued body cameras.

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE — Five Ohio wineries were honored by Scenic Ohio on Friday afternoon at the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake.

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — A man accused of leading a deputy on a chase through a mobile home park on a child’s dirt bike is facing several charges.

Area residents will continue to see improvements to many of the area’s parks.

 CLEVELAND — Two local residents were sentenced last week for their roles in the June 2018 stabbing death of a Mansfield man in Cleveland.

CONNEAUT — The school board and City Council met Monday night to discuss plans for the future, including a new school resource officer.

This Week's Circulars


CONNEAUT [ndash] Sandra Seifert, 76, passed away November 8, 2019, at her home. Graveside service Friday, November 11, 2019, at 11:00AM at Evergreen Cemetery, Pierpont. Arrangements entrusted to Thompson-Smith-Nesbitt Funeral Home, Conneaut. Complete obituary at www.thompsonsmithnesbitt.com.

JEFFERSON-Eric Friedrich, 88, Jefferson, died Tuesday at Jefferson Healthcare Center. Lifetime Lenox Twp. & Jefferson resident. Husband to the late Marian (Poling). Father to Gary, Chris, & Linda Butcher. Fleming & Billman FH-Jefferson. Complete obituary at fleming-billman.com.