Geneva Board of Education makes final counterproposal in Spire tax dispute

by Gabriel McVey

GENEVA – A three-hour marathon meeting of the Geneva Area City Schools Board of Education on Thursday, April 6, resulted in a unanimous vote to approve what the board agreed was its final offer to Spire holding firm Roni Lee, LLC to settle a multimillion-dollar tax arrearage due to Ashtabula County taxing entities stemming from an April, 2016 denial by the Ohio Supreme Court of the firm’s application for tax-exempt status.

Ashtabula Area City Schools superintendent reports on progress

by Gabriel McVey

ASHTABULA – The superintendent of Ashtabula Area City Schools reported on the work done and progress made in her new district during an April 7th Public Works/Public Utilities/Cable/Schools Committee meeting, particularly highlighting new programs implemented to help make students career ready.

Greater Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce holds casino night

by Gabriel McVey

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE – The Greater Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce held its first Casino Night fundraiser April 8 at the Lodge and Conference Center at Geneva-on-the-Lake with gaming tables, a DJ, prize drawings and a fun atmosphere making for a good time had by all.

Lakeside students propose solutions to local business problem

by Gabriel McVey

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP – Two teams of Lakeside seniors made their final presentations March 29 to JT’s Bagels owners Jared and Emily Taylor as part of a new class patterned on the LEADERship Ashtabula County Leadership Lab class, proposing solutions to a significant difference in the amount of business being done at the Taylors’ Main Avenue location as compared to the one in Conneaut.