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Hello, Ashtabula County! It has been tough to get much done this year due to all the rain. Whether it be getting fields planted or just getting the lawn mowed, this year continues to be challenging. Today, as we wait for it to dry out, I would like to announce the winners of the Ashtabula Co…

Everyone lucky enough to grow up with their father in their life is bound to have a few funny stories about him. From  harmless pranks to grand adventures, time spent with dad can be some of the most precious memories from childhood.

ASHTABULA — Fire ripped through an east side home on Friday evening leaving three people without a place to live, said Ashtabula Fire Department Engineer Matthew Burgett.

JEFFERSON — The Jefferson Depot Village continues to grow as new buildings arrive at the site or are prepared for transport, said Jefferson Depot Village president Jean Dutton.


ASHTABULA — The summer lunch program for children returned this week, providing free federally-funded lunches for children in the summer months when they don't have access to school lunches.

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Township officials soon will be advertising for bids to kick-start this summer’s paving program.

COLUMBUS — Two state senators introduced a bi-partisan bill this week that would offer the eventual expungement of criminal records for certain felony offenders.

JEFFERSON — A man was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday for driving under the influence of drugs and causing a traffic crash that left a Madison man dead more than a year ago.

CONNEAUT — The Ohio Parole Board is recommending an inmate convicted of killing a Conneaut man 30 years ago be released on parole — over the objections of the victim’s family.

CONNEAUT — Christian rock band Big Daddy Weave will be performing at New Leaf Event Center on Monday. The concert, part of Big Daddy Weave’s Alive tour, will start at 7 p.m.

KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP — The township has a new move-in date for their Street Department garage, July 1, but at least one official believes that timeline is unlikely.

ASHTABULA  — The Ashtabula Downtown Development Association (ADDA) is launching a program to help Main Avenue business owners enhance the appearance of their buildings.

Breaking and entering and stolen jewelry was reported June 11 at 6:50 p.m. in the 3200 block of Latimer Avenue, Ashtabula Township.

JEFFERSON — As part of a plea agreement, a former North Kingsville Police officer admitted to downloading illicit images onto a village computer.

ASHTABULA — Ashtabula County SHRM, in collaboration with the Greater Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce, will host a roundtable session on Protecting Your Office and Your Company 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. June 19 at the Greater Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce, 4536 Main Ave., Ashtabula.

ANDOVER — Village council is urging state officials to restore the state’s local government fund to pre-recession levels.

GENEVA TOWNSHIP — No one was hurt in a single-car accident in Geneva Township on Wednesday, but the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Ashtabula County Engineer's Office were called in the aftermath.

WINDSOR TOWNSHIP — Two teens are facing several felony charges after being accused of robbing a man during a gun sale over the weekend and then firing shots at a car.

JEFFERSON — The Ashtabula County auditor will be having a "100 Days in Office" open house for the public 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. June 24 at the Auditor’s Office, 25 W. Jefferson St., Jefferson.

JEFFERSON — The village has hired a new administrator as the current administrator prepares to depart this month.

While Ashtabula County was only on the periphery of seismic activity Monday, the area has been the epicenter of at least 15 earthquakes going back to 1989.

GENEVA TOWNSHIP — Members of the Ashtabula County Amateur Radio Club will be participating in the national Amateur Radio Field Day exercise June 22-23 at the Geneva Township Garage, 256 N. Chestnut St., Geneva. Since 1933, ham radio operators across North America have established temporary h…


KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP — Jesse Sopko has been fire chief in Kingsville Township for just over a week, and he is already making changes.

JEFFERSON — Persistent wet weather has saturated lawns and swollen area rivers, as well as delayed the refurbishment of the grandstand at the county fairgrounds.


Jason Woodstock Greggs of 104 E. Erie St., Painesville, was indicted on having weapons while under disability, a third-degree felony; aggravated possession of drugs, a fifth-degree felony; possession of heroin, a fifth-degree felony; falsification, a first-degree misdemeanor; and illegal use…

NEW LYME — The New Lyme Township Board of Zoning Appeals will host a public hearing 7 p.m. June 11 at the New Lyme Township Hall, 810 Dodgeville Road, New Lyme Township, in order to review the variance application filed by Rob Sitler for the property located at 5259 Crosby Cook Road, New Lym…


CONNEAUT — Lydia Lohrenzen had a front row seat for some of the most brutal fighting in World War II as she served as a German Red Cross nurse.

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DAYTON [ndash] Marikay Grace Cable passed away June 12, 2019. Beloved daughter to Geneva (Lynn) Orr and Marvin Lee Orr Sr. of Kettering, OH. Donations may be made in Marikay's name to the Humane Society of Dayton.

Lawrence "Larry" Chapman, Jr., age 93 , of Geneva, passed away on June 14, 2019 at Geneva Village. Born on October 23, 1925 in Painesville, the son of Lawrence G. & Marvel (Young) Chapman. A salesman at Amerigas, in Ashtabula. A member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Geneva. Larry enjoy…