Ashtabula Area City Schools bus driver Emily Klasen bears “precious cargo”

ASHTABULA – School bus drivers don't have the best reputation, either locally or in the general public perception, but every day Ashtabula native Emily Klasen goes above and beyond for her children and everyone elses in her care and custody mornings and afternoons when she takes the wheel of bus #1 for Ashtabula Area City Schools (AACS).

ACMC paints the Lodge red during the annual Women's Heart Health Luncheon

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE – Roughly 300 guests – all dressed in red to mark February as American Heart Month – converged on the Lodge and Conference Center at Geneva-on-the-Lake on Feb. 4 for the Ashtabula County Medical Center (ACMC) Annual Women's Heart Health Luncheon, an awareness event aimed at reducing the lethality of the number one killer of women in America and Ashtabula County.

State Road Erie Bank branch opens Feb. 3

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP – The newest branch of Erie Bank, and its first full-service location in Ashtabula County, opened Feb. 3 to the public at 3606 State Rd. after a months-long construction beginning in May, 2016.

Ashtabula City Council commends local nine-year-old boy's heroism

ASHTABULA – Dry eyes were difficult to spot during a standing ovation following the presentation by Ward 5 Councilor Kris Hamrick of a commendation for heroism to an Erie Intermediate School fourth grader who, during a house fire at his West 41st Street home, broke out a bedroom window with his arm and rescued his two younger sisters – leading them across a porch roof to safety, and literally giving one the shirt off his back to keep her warm.

Jefferson Rec Center gets new equipment

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Recreation and Community Center recently obtained a new piece of equipment in its gym aimed at being used by senior citizens or anyone with knee problems or limited mobility.
The new piece of equipment is a SciFit Step One Recumbent Stepper.