Geneva police officer injured in knife attack

by Gabriel McVey

GENEVA – A Geneva Police Department patrolman was injured in a scuffle with a suspect the morning of May 5 after responding to a suspicious person complaint at Dollar General.
Geneva Police Chief Dan Dudik declined to release the injured officer’s name.

Sticky Fingers opens to long lines, rave reviews at Ashtabula Towne Square

by Gabriel McVey

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP – The newest addition to the food court at Ashtabula Towne Square held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to honor its grand opening May 6, with members of the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners and Greater Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce in attendance to mark the event.

Cleveland-area woman turns the winning key for Donate to Win

by Stefanie Wessell

AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP – Seventeen finalists gathered at Nassief Honda’s new location in Austinburg Township on Saturday, May 6, to try their luck at turning the key in a brand new 2017 Honda Civic.
The 17 lucky people, as well as the 18th finalist, Hubert Malcolm, who was not present, had been chosen by random draw because of their participation in Nassief’s 5th annual Donate to Win campaign.

Ashtabula County Concerts of Prayer makes ‘2 in Agreement’ announcement

by Gabriel McVey

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP – The Ashtabula County Concerts of Prayer, an annual event put on by a coalition of county houses of worship, kicked off May 5 at the Saybrook Banquet Center, with devotional music and prayers for government and religious institutions as well as the announcement of a new prayer effort aimed at the county’s homeless and addicted population.

Ashtabula County moves to withdraw from TAG, establish intra-county effort to combat drugs

by Gabriel McVey

ROAMING SHORES – The Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners voted to end the county’s involvement with the Trumbull-Ashtabula Group joint drug task force in a vote during their April 25th work session and announced the decision via joint press release from the board and the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s and Prosecutor’s offices.

County health department releases needs assessment

by Gabriel McVey

AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP – The Ashtabula County Health Department held a release of its 2016 Health Needs Assessment at Grand River Academy on April 27, citing self-reported data from county residents that showed residents’ health was largely unchanged from the last assessment conducted in 2011.