Nominations still being accepted for Chamber banquet

by Stefanie Wessell

JEFFERSON - Nominations are still being accepted for the Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet, which will be held at the Jefferson Recreational Center, 11 E. Jefferson St., on Tuesday, April 11. Doors open at 5:30 p.m., with the banquet starting at 6 p.m.

Village officials discuss dog-park options

by Stefanie Wessell

JEFFERSON - Village of Jefferson officials learned about their options in bringing a potential dog park to the village during a committee meeting on Monday, March 6.

Ashtabula Township residents demand trustees not rezone Veterans Point

by Gabriel McVey

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP – A public hearing held Feb. 22 by the Ashtabula Township Board of Trustees to solicit public input before voting on a proposed rezoning of a portion of Peleg Sweet Park known as Veterans Point drew a capacity crowd to the Ashtabula Township Garage – with comments from attendees overwhelmingly against the rezoning.

Superior Intermediate fourth graders begin environmental education projects

by Gabriel McVey

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP – Eighty-five fourth graders at Superior Intermediate School began spring projects on Feb. 24 as part of an environmental stewardship and awareness program grant-funded by the Martha Jennings Holden Foundation and organized by Kids for Positive Change, an environmental education nonprofit run by Ashtabula native Camille Licate.

Roaming Shores honors retired police sergeant Tom Despenes

by Gabriel McVey

ROAMING SHORES – Tom Despenes, a 17-year veteran with the Roaming Shores Village Police Department (RSPD) who recently retired with the rank of sergeant, was honored during a Feb. 21st meeting of the Roaming Shores Village Council for his service and dedication to the department and community.