Local farmer petitions county commissioners for help with proposed CAUV changes

by Gabriel McVey

RICHMOND TOWNSHIP – A local farmer spoke to the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners during a May 30th meeting at Richmond Township Hall and asked that they contact local representatives in the Ohio General Assembly and ask for help for local farmers who are staggering under the weight of significantly higher property taxes owing to the Current Agricultural Use Value (CAUV) program.
Proposed changes to CAUV formulation are codified in an amendment to the Ohio biennial budget, which is currently before the Ohio Senate and will likely be part of conference-committee hearings on the budget before they are signed by Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

Ground broken for Jefferson Vietnam Veterans Pavilion

by Gabriel McVey

JEFFERSON – A sizable crowd of veterans and family members gathered Saturday, May 27, to witness the groundbreaking for the latest addition to the expanding Vietnam War veterans’ memorial near Hayslett Park on Beech Street – a pavilion that will honor and tell the history of the Vietnam War and those who served in that late conflict.

UH moves to Towne Square’s former Sears location

by Gabriel McVey

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP – Beginning on June 1, patients will begin seeing their doctor at University Hospitals’ newest location at Ashtabula Towne Square in the former Sears location at the east end of the mall.

A-tech honors 264 graduates

by Dee Riley

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP - A-Tech held its graduation ceremony on Friday, May 26, at Lakeside High School.

Tickets on sale for Senior Prom

by Stefanie Wessell

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Giddings Park Hall will be the site for the 2017 Ashtabula County Senior Citizen Prom on Tuesday, July 18.