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• Justin R Furmage, formerly of 6063 Mill Street, Kingsville, was sentenced to 115 years to life, plus 40 years, in court on Nov. 9. Furmage was convicted of eight counts of rape and eight counts of gross sexual imposition.

GENEVA — After all the home improvement projects were complete, Bob Gruber decided it was time to get back into the work force after a 13-month retirement.

Faithful readers, there’s been a horrible accident. I’m going to be OK, but if there was ever a time for helping hands, holiday cheer and delicious homemade Christmas cookies, this is it.

Work to protect Geneva Township Park from erosion is on track, said Geneva-on-the-Lake Village Administrator Jeremy Schaffer.


GENEVA — A mailbox to Santa, that organizers hope will become a Geneva tradition, was unveiled on Thursday afternoon in the downtown pavilion adjacent to the Geneva Community Center.

An estimated 17 Andover Township residents, or schools, received letters from the village of Andover urging them to sign a water-and-sewer service agreement or risk losing service by Dec. 7, according to Andover Township Trustee William French.

Former Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Deputy James Truckey has filed a petition in federal court related to his conviction on assault and dereliction of duty charges, according to court records.

JEFFERSON — The Ashtabula County Commissioners approved eight new grant agreements with businesses and non-profits on Tuesday, and discussed additional applications they have received.

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HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP — Visitors to the Harpersfield Covered Bridge Metropark will find a new and different Christmas experience this year on Saturday, Dec. 5, said Tonia Varckette of the Friends of Harpersfield Covered Bridge, which who has sponsored the event for the last 11 years.

Ashtabula County Commissioner Casey Kozlowski has been nominated to serve another term on the County Commissioners Association of Ohio’s board of directors, according to a statement released on Monday.

GENEVA — City council passed a second reading of the 2021 budget, discussed COVID-19 implications on city life and heard how the new city manager was adjusting after a week on the job during a regular meeting held by Zoom conference call on Monday night.

Geneva Area City Schools Superintendent Eric Kujala plans to retire next summer.

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• Harassment was reported in the 500 block of Chestnut Street at 5:59 a.m. on Nov. 20.

• Michael Schauer, of 5255 State Road, Lot 23, Ashtabula, was indicted on three counts of improperly handling firearms in a motor vehicle, two of which are fourth degree felonies, and one fifth degree felony, two counts of operating a vehicle under the influence, unclassified misdemeanors, u…

GENEVA — Firefighters from five area fire departments brought a barn fire along route 84 near Geneva High School under control in about 19 minutes, said Geneva Fire Chief Dale Arkenburg.

LENOX TOWNSHIP — The increased spread of COVID-19 and a glitch in software, couldn’t slow down the Kickstarter event for Katie Stinson’s chicken feeder invention on Sunday afternoon.

ANDOVER — The Pymatuning Area Community Food Pantry recently received a $3,075 donation from Primary Health Network to help meet the needs of people in the area, said Sandy John who helps organize the food pantry.

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CONNEAUT — A crew of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church workers rise early on Saturday mornings to start a process that leads to residents having food for the weekend.


ASHTABULA — Weightlifting fans were joined by competitors from around Ohio during the 32nd annual Ironman's Bench Press Championships on Saturday at the Ashtabula County YMCA.

MONROE TOWNSHIP — A township man died Thursday afternoon during a barn fire located at 6078 Root Road, said Ashtabula County Coroner’s Investigator Tom Dispenes and Monroe Township Fire Chief Jason Coy.

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