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).
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.
GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE – A second reading for a resolution of necessity that will launch a project to replace sewer main drainage lines on New Street in the village as well as the roads and sidewalks along the street was held during a meeting of the Geneva-on-the-Lake Village Council on Feb. 6.
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 – 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 - 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.
ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP - The Greater Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce celebrated the opening of Big Dog Bounce’s Yukon Café inside the Ashtabula Towne Square Food Court on Saturday, Feb. 11, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
JEFFERSON - The Women’s Ensemble at Jefferson Area High School continues its excellent
JEFFERSON - Building winners competed at a hard-fought Jefferson Area Local Schools District Spelling Bee on Thursday, Feb. 2.
ROCK CREEK - The Rock Creek Public Library recently received a facelift, after it temporarily closed for remodeling.