JEFFERSON — A jury heard opening statements in the legal battle between a wind turbine operator and the company that supplied the machine.

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Damage to a vehicle was reported in the 400 block of Sixteenth Street at 7:11 a.m. on Jan. 23.

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JEFFERSON — The mother of a child whose died while under the care of two babysitters took a plea in the case.

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — The Ashtabula Area City Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to sell its Chestnut Avenue property for $250 at Wednesday night’s meeting held at Lakeside High School.

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Jon Mannarino, the Lakeside High School boys basketball coach accused of hitting and shoving one of his players, was also the subject of a misconduct complaint in 2018 as coach of the Beachwood High basketball team.

JEFFERSON — The trial for a man accused of rape resumed Thursday with the prosecution resting, the defendant asking if he could speak and a number of technical difficulties.

KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP — Trustees adjusted the pay of township elected officials at Wednesday night’s regular meeting.

JEFFERSON — A more than $550,000 grant was approved Thursday by the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners which funds emergency preparedness efforts.

CONNEAUT — The Conneaut school board met Wednesday night, and heard a pair of presentations, one from a school principal and another from the YMCA.

A man reportedly stole a 65-inch television from Walmart, Ashtabula Township, Jan. 9 at 2:07 a.m.

JEFFERSON — The trial of a man accused of rape began Wednesday with the prosecution painting a picture of an abusive man and his lawyer questioning aspects of the victim’s story.

KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP — There will be security at township trustee meetings for the next several meetings.

A motor-vehicle crash was reported in the 400 block of State Street at 2:48 a.m. on Jan. 18.

CLEVELAND — Jefferson native Thomas Tobie was one of 150 Unsung Heroes honored Monday at the 35th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Ceremony at John Hay Campus High School Auditorium, 2075 Stokes Boulevard near University Circle.

ASHTABULA — The Ashtabula Area City School District has purchased the former Mother of Sorrows Elementary School from Our Lady of Peace Parish to halt the potential purchase from a charter school company, school and church officials confirmed Tuesday.

ASHTABULA — Martin Luther King Jr. left a dream that has seen glimpses of coming to fruition, but has not fully grown into a country of equal opportunity.

LENOX TOWNSHIP — An Austinburg Township man was killed on Monday afternoon when he struck a vehicle being pulled from a ditch on Route 11 near the 83 mile marker in the northbound lane, said Ashtabula County Coroner’s Investigator Tom Despenses.

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A nosedive in temperatures combined with lake-effect snow created slippery roads that resulted in a number of minor traffic crashes Sunday, according to reports.

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — The warm, seasonal glow of the Ashtabula County Lights on the Lake holiday drive-through display is over, but one lucky patron has a souvenir of sorts.

A man was cited with driving under suspension and leaving the scene of an accident Jan.6 at 2:45 p.m. in the 2600 block of Route 322, Orwell Township.

A suspicious vehicle was reported at Creek Road and Bridgeview Lane at 3:33 a.m. on Jan. 16.

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Shannon Pike was chosen Tuesday by her peers to lead the Buckeye Local Schools Board of Education in 2020. Pike served as vice president in 2019.

JEFFERSON — An Ashtabula man accused of having sexual contact with a child was indicted by an Ashtabula County Grand Jury this week.

JEFFERSON — A Saybrook Township man was sentenced after agreeing to a plea deal in a child sex case that will see him spending two decades in prison.

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — The red carpet was rolled out for students Wednesday night at the Ashtabula County Technical & Career Campus.

A man received traffic citations and suspected marijuana brownies were seized Jan. 15 at 4:02 p.m. in the 6900 block of Windsor Mechanicsville Road, Windsor Township.

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP — A record number of students visited the Ashtabula County Technical & Career campus this week to check out the Career Technical Exploration program.

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ASHTABULA [ndash] Sharon Moroski, 72, died January 21, 2020 at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center in Chardon, Ohio. Full obituary at www.pottifuneralhome.com

GENEVA [ndash] Donald D. Janson, age 88, passed 01/20/2020 in Saybrook. Survivors: Children: Lynn Cummings; Linda Janson; 3 Grandchildren; 2 Great Grandchildren; Sister: Leora Sipp. Funeral Service: South Harpersfield United Methodist Church, 02/15/2020 at 12 Noon. cawalkerfuneralhomegeneva.com