Patterson’s bipartisan school safety bill passes Ohio House

by submitted

COLUMBUS—State Reps. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) and Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) today announced the House passage of House Bill (HB) 318, their bipartisan legislation to outline the duties of school resource officers (SRO) and provide funding to train officers, purchase school safety equipment and provide educational and mental health resources to Ohio schools.

Former JERD captain accused of falsifying time cards

by Robert Lebzelter/press release

JEFFERSON - The former captain of the Jefferson Emergency Rescue District has been charged with falsifying his time cards, earning $1,031 more than he should have received, County Prosecutor Nick Iarocci said.

Commissioner column: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

by Kathryn Whittington

Wow - it is already April! March is over, but I must note that it was Social Worker Appreciation Month. So, I will begin by thanking all of the Social Workers who work tirelessly for the children and families in our community. Their job is not an easy one and as the drug epidemic continues, their job gets harder. Thank you for what you do and for the sacrifices you make to protect our children.

From gloomy article comes positive group

by ROBERT LEBZELTER

ASHTABULA – A doom and gloom article about the Ashtabula area in the Washington Post has prompted a response in a campaign called I'm in Amazing Ashtabula.

Commissioner column: Telling the rest of the story

by Commissioner J.P. Ducro IV

A recent article by David Lynch which appeared in the Washington Post and was also published on the front page of the Cleveland Plain Dealer presented Ashtabula in a fairly negative light.