LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — In a story Sept. 13 about an Ohio woman convicted of corpse abuse after the death of her newborn, The Associated Press omitted the potential sentence Brooke Skylar Richardson could have faced if she had been convicted of aggravated murder. The potential sentence was life…

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GENEVA — The steady beat of the Geneva High School band blasted through the school’s parking lot on Sunday afternoon as more than 250 people gathered for the 18th Annual Walk for the Cure.

GENEVA —Eleven years have come and gone since Robin Christopher made one lap of Geneva High School and had to stop because of exhaustion.


COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio has received $17.8 million to generate data on self-driving vehicles, an area of research in which the state is already playing a prominent role, according to the state's U.S. senators.

ASHTABULA – More people than ever are eligible for supplemental food benefits through Ashtabula County WIC, thanks to new income guidelines that went into effect July 1.

It was the end of a typical day at Jefferson Area High School; the sun was shining, the marching band was practicing, the buses were waiting and nothing could dampen Delightful Granddaughter’s mood. That is until she saw Principal Jeremy Huber walking to a lone vehicle parked in the wrong pl…

Suspicious activity was reported in the 300 block of East Main Road at 2:31 a.m. on Sept. 13.

Criminal damaging was reported at the Donahoe Center, Ashtabula Township, Sept. 6 at 10:50 a.m.


ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Dancing wasn't mandatory, but made the experience more fun for many as more than 600 people got into a rhythm while packing more than 200,000 meals for area residents in need on Friday morning at Ashtabula Towne Square.

The United States Department of Agriculture has issued disaster relief funds for farmers in a number of counties across the state, but Ashtabula County farmers aren't eligible to apply.


ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — The beat of the Jonathan Scales Fourchestra emanated throughout the Braden Middle School auditorium on Friday morning as the traveling musicians performed for the school's band.

ASHTABULA — Flash Medical Center, a one-day hands-on experience for high school students interested in a healthcare-related field, returns Oct. 11 to Kent State University at Ashtabula.

A fraudulent scam was reported Sept. 6 at 6:17 p.m. in the 2600 block of North Bend Road, Saybrook Township.

A suspicious vehicle was reported at Thomas Drive and East Main Road at 10:23 a.m. on Sept. 12.

ASHTABULA — The city’s curbside recycling program began nearly a year ago, but there still appears to be some confusion as to the rules of recyclables, trash pick up, leaf bag pick up and non-traditional garbage pick up, City Manager Jim Timonere said.

The Big Lots store will celebrate its newly remodeled interior at 9 a.m. Friday. A story in Thursday’s paper gave the wrong time due to erroneous information provided to the Star Beacon.


GENEVA — As President Donald Trump's trade war with China continues, area winemakers are keeping a close eye on how tariffs could affect the local market.

LENOX TOWNSHIP — A deputy had to draw a gun during a warrant arrest Tuesday on a man accused of trying to avoid being caught and resisting arrest.


A suspicious person was reported in the 100 block of Underridge Road at 12:04 a.m. on Sept. 10.

The sheriff's office was called to Pymatuning Valley High School Sept. 9 at 12:54 p.m. because a student was found with a tobacco vaping device.


PAINESVILLE — Timothy Meola’s daughter found security cameras knocked down and blood in her father’s bathroom before describing the scene to a 911 dispatcher and reporting her father and his vehicle missing.


PAINESVILLE — The stolen vehicle belonging to homicide victim Timothy Meola was found Tuesday at an Euclid apartment complex, according to police.

CONNEAUT — Parts of the city of Conneaut will be under a precautionary boil alert Friday afternoon, until at least Saturday, as the work on the Parrish and West Main road intersection continues.

ASHTABULA — A public hearing is scheduled for Sept. 26 regarding a conditional-use request for construction of a parking lot on the city’s west side.

JEFFERSON — On the eighteenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks at the World Trade Center which left thousands dead, local officials will gather to pray for members of law enforcement.

TRUMBULL TOWNSHIP — A man is facing charges after being accused of fighting a sheriff’s deputy Tuesday while intoxicated.


Ashtabula County Metroparks is presenting a series of fall hikes just in time for area residents to enjoy our crisp autumn air, native plants, animals and our fall foliage.

This Week's Circulars


ASHTABULA [ndash] James K. Lind, 75, passed away September 14, 2019. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Zaback-Williams-Ducro Funeral Home once details are finalized by his children Jake, Michael, and Ericka.

JEFFERSON [ndash] Thomas E. Wehrung, Sr., 70, died unexpectedly Saturday at his residence. Husband of Darcie (Cornell) Wehrung. Visitation Friday 4-8PM, service Saturday 10:30AM, Jefferson Home of Fleming&Billman Funeral Directors. Contributions: Jefferson Volunteer Fire Dept. fleming-bi…

ASHTABULA [ndash] Michael Marvin, 71, passed away 9/12/2019 at UH Geauga Medical Center. He was a loving husband, a hard worker and a proud veteran. CZUP FUNERAL HOME, Lake Ave, Ashtabula is handling the arrangements for the family.

HARPERSFIELD [ndash] Michelle A. Mills, 46, passed away unexpectedly August 31, 2019 at her home in Harpersfield. No public services will be held. The CZUP FUNERAL HOME, 1329 Lake Avenue Ashtabula is handling the services.