Ashtabula Township Park Commission cuts the ribbon on Indian Trails extension

by Gabriel McVey

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP – Officials from the Ashtabula Township Park Commission and the Ashtabula County Civic Development Corporation gathered the morning of Monday, Sept. 11, to celebrate the opening of an 1,800-foot improvement to an extension of the popular Indian Trails network near Cederquist Park funded by a $200,000 CDC grant as part of its 2015 Placemaking Campaign.

Answering the Call: Hurricane Katrina revisited

by Penni Schaefer

While the destruction of hurricanes Harvey and Irma may both be fresh in the minds of all, for dozens of Ashtabula County emergency responders, Hurricane Katrina that struck Louisiana in 2005 has once again been brought into the foreground.

Zonta Club sponsors 5K and 1-Mile Walk, Race Against Violence

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ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP - Zonta Club of Ashtabula Area is sponsoring a 5K and 1-Mile Walk to benefit Home safe, Inc., the county’s domestic violence shelter. The walk is Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at 9 a.m. at Lake Shore Park Main Pavilion.

Ohio AG grant to create county overdose response team to dovetail with overdose task force efforts

by Gabriel McVey

JEFFERSON – A Sept. 6th grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office will allow for the creation of a new county rapid-response team partnering the sheriff’s office with local drug-treatment organizations to offer counseling and referrals to drug rehabilitation facilities for assessment, detoxification, ongoing drug treatment and aftercare in the wake of a nonfatal drug overdose.

Commissioners enact fee for county-wide recycling program

by Gabriel McVey

JEFFERSON – A new, $5 annual property tax assessment to fund a county-wide recycling program was passed by the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners in a unanimous vote during a meeting held Thursday, Sept. 7.

Suicide Prevention Coalition holds fifth annual One Life 5k race/walk

by Gabriel McVey

ASHTABULA COUNTY – The Ashtabula County Suicide Prevention Coalition held its fifth annual One Life 5k race Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. to raise awareness of suicide prevention efforts in the county, to raise funds for those services and to provide healing and solidarity for those left behind in a suicide or traumatic death's wake.