Ashtabula County Republicans triumphal at annual Lincoln Day dinner

by Gabriel McVey

JEFFERSON – The Ashtabula County Republican Party gathered Feb. 25 for its annual Lincoln Day fundraiser dinner at the Jefferson Community Center, the largest gathering in many years, coming as it does in the heels of historic wins for the party in the 2016 election season.

HMPL plans Poetry Contest

by Stefanie Wessell

JEFFERSON - National Poetry Month is coming up in April, and the Henderson Memorial Public Library in Jefferson plans to celebrate it with its Annual Poetry Contest.

Geneva woman pleads guilty in Geneva-on-the-Lake overdose death

by Gabriel McVey

JEFFERSON – A Geneva woman plead guilty to corrupting another with drugs Feb. 15 during a status conference before Ashtabula County Common Pleas Judge Marianne Sezon – in exchange, aggravated drug trafficking and involuntary manslaughter charges against her stemming from the Jan. 12, 2016, death of a Geneva man were dropped.

LEADERship Mardi Gras celebration was a light in the darkness

by Gabriel McVey

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE – The annual fundraiser at the Lodge and Conference Center at Geneva-on-the-Lake on Saturday, Feb. 18, put on by LEADERship Ashtabula County literally lit up the night when a power failure that left most of northern Geneva Township and Geneva-on-the-Lake Village in darkness was offset by the Lodge's backup generators, allowing festivities to continue.

Ashtabula Harbor Restaurant Week returns Feb. 24-March 5

by Stefanie Wessell

ASHTABULA - People wanting to try the restaurants on Bridge Street in the Ashtabula Harbor have the perfect opportunity on Friday, Feb. 24, through Sunday, March 5, when the Ashtabula Harbor Restau- rant Week returns.

Gazette Newspapers honored with 12 awards

by Stefanie Wessell

JEFFERSON - The Ohio Newspaper Association honored Gazette Newspapers with 12 awards during its annual convention on Feb. 8-9 in Columbus.