Zonta Club sponsors 5K and 1-Mile Walk, Race Against Violence

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ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP - Zonta Club of Ashtabula Area is sponsoring a 5K and 1-Mile Walk to benefit Home safe, Inc., the county’s domestic violence shelter. The walk is Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at 9 a.m. at Lake Shore Park Main Pavilion.

Ohio AG grant to create county overdose response team to dovetail with overdose task force efforts

by Gabriel McVey

JEFFERSON – A Sept. 6th grant from the Ohio Attorney General’s Office will allow for the creation of a new county rapid-response team partnering the sheriff’s office with local drug-treatment organizations to offer counseling and referrals to drug rehabilitation facilities for assessment, detoxification, ongoing drug treatment and aftercare in the wake of a nonfatal drug overdose.

Commissioners enact fee for county-wide recycling program

by Gabriel McVey

JEFFERSON – A new, $5 annual property tax assessment to fund a county-wide recycling program was passed by the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners in a unanimous vote during a meeting held Thursday, Sept. 7.

Suicide Prevention Coalition holds fifth annual One Life 5k race/walk

by Gabriel McVey

ASHTABULA COUNTY – The Ashtabula County Suicide Prevention Coalition held its fifth annual One Life 5k race Sept. 9 at 9 a.m. to raise awareness of suicide prevention efforts in the county, to raise funds for those services and to provide healing and solidarity for those left behind in a suicide or traumatic death's wake.

Steve Schoneman: All about food safety


ASHTABULA – The next time you insert your fork into a tender, juicy piece of steak or a light, flaky fish filet, you might want to think of Steve Schoneman.
Behind the culinary scene at a small brick building on Park Street that was once home to Ohio American Water is Schoneman’s successful software-based business that touches much of the country’s beef and fishing industries.
Schoneman, a nominee for Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County’s 2017 Kaull Entrepreneurship Award, moved his nine-year-old business from Philadelphia to Ashtabula in 1995.