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JEFFERSON — At a meeting earlier this week, the Ashtabula County Commissioners and Lieutenant Jim Kemmerle of the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office gave additional details on the proposed jail project, including a deep dive into how the price of the project was reduced and gave a more specif…

• A suspicious person was reported at Furnace and Bailey roads at 5:22 a.m. on July 22.

GENEVA — The district discussed a number of items at Wednesday night’s meeting, including food service and the students going to other types of schools.

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — The Ashtabula Area City Schools Board of Education approved the purchase of 600 Chromebook tablets for students at Wednesday night’s meeting.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be making $15 million available for fisheries on the Great Lakes that experienced economic loss from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a statement from Congressman Dave Joyce’s office.

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Buckeye Local School Board members approved a contract with the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department to employ Deputy Michael W. Rose III as the district’s resource officer for the coming school year.

CONNEAUT — The Conneaut Area City Schools BOE discussed plans for the start of the 2021 school year at a meeting on Wednesday morning.

GENEVA — City leaders are working with the Cleveland office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation after an online breach of the city computer system, said Geneva City Manager Joseph Varckette.

ORWELL — The Grand Valley Area Local School District agreed to a two-year tentative contract agreement with the teacher’s union on Monday evening, said Superintendent William Nye.

Representatives of the Ashtabula County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Convention Facilities Authority met with the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners on Monday to discuss the future of the Lodge at Geneva-on-the-Lake.

JEFFERSON — After a year of uncertainty, one of the county’s biggest events, the Ashtabula County Fair, is coming back this year with several improvements to the grounds.


CONNEAUT — Officials from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and a pair of companies were on hand at Lake Erie Correctional Institution on Tuesday morning to celebrate the launch of a pilot program. The program will see participating inmates receive nationally recognized credentials when …

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP — A California man was arrested on Friday afternoon along Interstate 90 after a pursuit from Mentor, according to information released by the Mentor Police Department.


ASHTABULA — The Dragon Back to School Bash will celebrate the start of a new school year for students in the Ashtabula Area City Schools District.

ASHTABULA — City Council supported a resolution Monday night adopting the city’s tax budget for the fiscal year beginning Jan. 1, 2022, and submitting the budget to Ashtabula County and Ohio Budget Commission.

MADISON — A police pursuit that included a man allegedly firing multiple shots at officers ended early Saturday morning in Madison, according to representatives of the Parma and Madison Township police departments.


GENEVA — An investigation is underway related to  an online breach into the city’s website and online data systems,” said Geneva City Manager Joseph Varckette in a press release sent out Monday afternoon.


CONNEAUT — Inclement weather delayed a craft fair planned for Conneaut over the weekend, and it has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..

Justin Rossi, 30, who was involved in a truck-train crash on Friday afternoon in Geneva Township, was incorrectly identified in Saturday’s Star Beacon.

GENEVA — A little rain didn’t deter hearty vendors and shoppers from checking out a sidewalk sale on Saturday throughout downtown Geneva.

CONNEAUT — Interstate 90 was blocked briefly on Friday afternoon after three separate crashes clogged the road, said Conneaut firefighter Mike Bernato.

ASHTABULA — As Kent State University at Ashtabula continues to plan for the 2021 fall semester, college officials expect many aspects of university life to be very close to pre-pandemic normal with plenty of in-person classes and engaging activities. 

The Platt R. Spencer Historical Society’s fundraiser at the What Knot Shoppe in Austinburg has been delayed until Sunday due to weather, according to organizers.

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