ASHTABULA – The monthly Profiles speaker series sponsored by Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County and Kent State University at Ashtabula featured KSUA Dean Susan Stocker on April 5 and focused on current and future plans for the campus.
GENEVA – The Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners approved a grant application that will train juvenile court personnel to recognize and handle child sex-trafficking in cases it handles, with the vote taking place during a March 28th meeting at the Geneva Municipal Building.
JEFFERSON – A dozen Ashtabula County residents received recognition March 30 at the Jefferson Area High School auditorium from friends and staff at the Ashtabula County Drug Court for their successful completion of the program, marking their return to society and celebrating their recovery efforts.
JEFFERSON – Kyle Starkey was found guilty on all counts March 30 in the brutal murder of Mandy Gottschalk, an Ashtabula mother of four, after a day’s jury deliberation in the Ashtabula County Court of Common Pleas before Presiding Judge Gary Yost.
ASHTABULA COUNTY – Community members have a little less than a month left to participate in Nassief’s 5th annual Donate to Win campaign.
JEFFERSON – Early and absentee voting for the May primary has begun in the State of Ohio.
WASHINGTON, D.C. Immigration reform was a frequent topic during the Ohio Farm Bureau’s annual Presidents’ Trip to Washington, D.C. last month.
JEFFERSON – The Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners passed its final $22.6 million budget for the 2017 fiscal year on March 24 during a special session meeting and following requests to county elected department heads for trimmed-down requests to offset flat revenues and decreased state aid.
CONNEAUT – One Step, Heart 2 Heart and Elevation partnered to put on a drug-awareness event called Hope for Hearts, aimed at Conneaut-area children on March 26, with near-to-peer speakers highlighting the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse among high school-age youth.
ASHTABULA - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Ohio held its 36th annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake on March 26 at Lakeshore Lanes on Lake Avenue in Ashtabula Harbor in an effort to raise funds for the local chapter of the child-mentoring nonprofit.