City employees 


The city of Ashtabula has a very fine operation at the recycling center.

I had a very positive encounter with employees Marvel and Kathy. These two individuals were most helpful and understanding.

As one ages, it is comforting to know there are city employees of such fine caliber.

Kathleen H. Kennedy




Democrats wrong

for America

The Democrats want to destroy the best healthcare system in the world. People from all over the world come to the United States for medical treatment. People are happy with ur system and it is affordable for the vast majority.

The Democrats want to wipe out private insurance. They want a single-payer system in which Washington bureaucrats will decide your healthcare coverage, not you.

In addition, the Democrats want open borders, which let in drug cartels, murderers, terrorists and illegal immigrants who will bankrupt our welfare system. No country in the world advocates open borders.

The Democrats are telling young people that the government should provide free college. Nothing is free. The American taxpayer would wind up paying for it.

Richard Berg,




Salvation Army

aims to help kids

The Jefferson Service Unit of the Salvation Army will once again be offering gift cards for back to school clothing for families that qualify according to the following guidelines: family of two, gross weekly income less than $586, family of three less than $740, family of four less than $893, family of five less than $1,047, family of six less than $1,201, family of seven less than $1,355, and family of eight less than $1,508. Families must be residents of the Jefferson Area School District residing in the zip codes of 44047, 44032, and 44084.

To apply, please bring an ID, social security numbers for each child, proof of income and a proof of residency, which can be established by a current utility bill or other type bill. Sign up days will be July 22 from 9-11 a.m., July 23 from 1-3 p.m. and July 24 from 5-7 p.m. The sign up location is St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 89 E. Satin St., Jefferson. Applicants who qualify will also receive a book bag for each child and school supplies.

Pick up of the gift card and shopping is scheduled Aug. 2 and Aug. 3 at Walmart to coincide with the sales tax free holiday. Applicants will present their letter of acceptance to Salvation Army representatives stationed in the Walmart’s layaway department who will monitor the purchases and provide the cashier with the gift card. Gift cards for each child typically averages between $50 and $75, depending on the number of applicants.

The Salvation Army encourages families to apply and take advantage of this opportunity. Our Back to School Clothing initiative puts to work the money collected in our Jefferson Christmas kettle drive, which is used not only for this purpose, but for other needs in the community as well. We thank the Jefferson community for its continued generous support. If there are any questions, or perhaps an interest in helping out with the drive, please feel free to call 576-ARMY (576-2769).

Lorna Westlake

Salvation Army Board Member