County commissioners ask Ohio Senate to override Kaisch’s veto of MCO tax fix

by Gabriel McVey

JEFFERSON – Members of the Ashtabula County Board of Commissioners are asking the Ohio Senate to meet in special session to override a gubernatorial line-item veto of a proposed fix to the Medicaid Medicaid managed care organization (MCO) sales tax – the loss of which could cost the county $1.3 million in annual revenue.

Why Not? Rising to the challenge with Lake Erie Canopy Tours

by Gabriel McVey

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE – The new challenge course offered at Lake Erie Canopy Tours is tough, but well worth the effort if you’re looking for a great time that’s demanding, draining, a little bit frightening but ultimately rewarding.

New owners to keep HAVE, Inc. in Ashtabula County

by Gabriel McVey

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP – A chance conversation between two members of the Ashtabula County Port Authority has led to keeping HAVE, Inc. and its employees working in the county.
HAVE, which stands for Heating, Air Conditioning, Ventilation and Engineering, has operated from 2101 Aetna Ave. in Ashtabula Township since its founding in 1975 by George Csepegi, who decided to retire earlier this year.

Austinburg Township trustees pass medical marijuana zoning change

by Gabriel McVey

AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP – The Austinburg Township Board of Trustees unanimously passed a proposed zoning change that will allow for the cultivation, processing and dispensing of medical marijuana within the township during its meeting on Monday, Aug. 21.

Jefferson depot to extend benefit sale

by Stefanie Wessell

JEFFERSON - People will have another chance to support the Jefferson Village Depot, Inc. while picking up some items for their home at the same time.

Austinburg Country Days begins on Friday

by Stefanie Wessell

AUSTINBURG TOWNSHIP - In its 45th year, the Austinburg Country Days Festival will be held Friday, Aug. 25, through Sunday, Aug. 27. The festival takes place in the township park behind the First United Church of Christ, 2870 Rt. 307.

Community Counseling Center recovery breakfast series highlights mandated treatment’s effectiveness

by Gabriel McVey

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP – The conventional wisdom regarding treatment and recovery from alcohol and drug abuse is that it will only work once the sufferer really wants to get sober, but a growing body of evidence and the experience of the featured speakers at an Aug. 10th recovery breakfast at Community Counseling Center show that sometimes addicts need a “nudge” into recovery.