Ashtabula City solicitor rebuts allegations in Brendan Hester shooting

by Gabriel McVey

ASHTABULA – The Monday, June 19th, arrest of an Ashtabula man on felony drug-trafficking charges has added fuel to the already fiery debate surrounding a June 2nd shooting by the Ashtabula Police Department of a 23-year-old African-American man – with the man’s family and his attorney leveling allegations the shooting was racially motivated and law-enforcement calling it simply a drug deal gone bad.

Run to the Son once again

by Kim Pickard

ASHTABULA - It is time again for the Christian Faith Academy Run to the Son 5k and 1-Mile Family Walk. On July 1, runners and walkers of all ages will gather in Ashtabula to participate in this fun event to raise money for the school which serves children in grades preschool through 8th grade.

OSU clinical psychologist explains the mind of an addict by way of a squirrel

by Gabriel McVey

ASHTABULA – A clinical expert on the psychology and neurology of drug addicts paid a visit to the Ashtabula Elks Lodge on Wednesday, June 7, to explain for local substance-abuse professionals and the public exactly why it is people become addicted to drugs, how a drug-addicted person’s brain functions differently and how to lead someone with a substance abuse disorder back to sobriety and sanity.

New family entertainment venue Plum Crazy Adventures opens near Geneva-on-the-Lake

by Gabriel McVey

GENEVA TOWNSHIP – A new family-friendly entertainment venue known as Plum Crazy Adventures opened Memorial Day weekend at 4291 N. Broadway near the edge of Geneva-on-the-Lake, offering a wide variety of outdoor fun, including a drive-in movie theater.  Plum Crazy Adventures is under the management of Jeff Piotrowski.

Ashtabula County Senior Conference celebrates the senior experience

by Gabriel McVey

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP – Lakeside High School bustled with a different crowd of seniors on Friday, June 9 when the Ashtabula County Senior Services Levy put on its tenth annual senior conference from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with educational sessions, product and services vendors and a slate of speakers all aiming to promote the conference’s theme of ‘Spanning the Senior Experience.’
The Lakeside gymnasium was packed shoulder-to-shoulder with seniors and vendors’ tables promoting a variety of products and services prior to the beginning of the breakout sessions and the introduction of the day’s speakers.