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Spartans continue winning streak

CONNEAUT - The Conneaut Spartans baseball team picked up their third win of the season on Monday, April 8th against Northwestern.

J-Town Café to open at old Aunt Neen’s location

JEFFERSON - J-Town Café is looking to have a grand opening soon in the building that once held Aunt Neen’s Deli and Bakery. Dr. Pamela Lancaster, county coroner and family physician, is looking forward to her new business and working with her manager, Jackie Burnett Daugherty.

Andover Bank holds 134th shareholders meeting

ANDOVER – The Andover Bank branches of Andover, Ashtabula, Austinburg, Conneaut, Geneva, Jefferson, Madison, as well as Edinboro, Pa., Albion, Pa. and Millcreek, Pa., plus their investors, represented themselves on Thursday, April 11, within Andover Christian Church for Andover Bank’s 134th shareholders meeting this year.

Two A-Tech students accepted in Cat thinkBiG program

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP - College or career? Many high-school seniors will choose one of these paths in the coming months. But for two seniors at the Ashtabula County Technical & Career Campus (A-Tech), they’re getting the best of both through the prestigious Caterpillar ThinkBIG program.

Two JAHS teams qualify for State Science Fair

JEFFERSON - Four teams of Jefferson Area High School students competed at the Ohio Academy of Science’s District 15 Lake to River District Science Fair hosted by Youngstown State University on Saturday, March 23.

Falcons double up Warriors

ASHTABULA – The Jefferson Falcons baseball team evened their record at 5-5 on the year with a non-conference win over the Edgewood Warriors.

Geneva falls to Orange

GENEVA - The Geneva Eagles tennis team dropped their first match of the season against the visiting Orange Lions.

Keep informed of Petmin project through website

ASHTABULA - As people read the news that Petmin USA Inc.’s planned pig-iron plant in the City of Ashtabula is expected to create 110 full-time positions, generating $6.6 million in new annual payroll, and that an estimated minimum of 500 construction workers will be required for the project, they wonder how they can get involved in those job and construction opportunities.

DPO doing its fair share of city promotion

PAINESVILLE – David Polakowski, executive director of Downtown Painesville Organization, let Council know the organization was doing its part to promote the city and help the economy in his annual report at the April 1 council meeting.

Nuclear plants not shut down yet

LAKE COUNTY – Officials in support of keeping the Perry and Davis-Besse nuclear plants in operation have not given up their efforts.

Perry Township asking for passage of road levy

PERRY TOWNSHIP – Perry Township residents are being asked to vote, for the first time ever, for a road and bridge levy on the May 7 ballot. The proposed five-year, 2.9-mill levy would raise $498,440 and cost $101.50 per $100,000 property valuation.

Andover Public Library announces several upcoming programs

ANDOVER – If you are looking for a fun activity or a chance to socialize with members of your community you may want to check out some of the upcoming April and May programs scheduled at Andover Public Library.(From April 19 edition).

After 30 years, Bill Groff rejoins Andover Township as a trustee

ANDOVER – With 46 years under his belt living in Andover and plenty of prior experience as a township trustee as well as zoning inspector, Bill Groff was selected and sworn in as Andover Township’s newest trustee to replace Glenn Day following his resignation last month.(From April 19 edition).

New software to be unexpected expense

PERRY TOWNSHIP – Fiscal Officer Chris Page advised the Board of Trustees she must find new software to use for all the Township records, at the March 26 meeting.

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

LAKE COUNTY – April was proclaimed as Child Abuse Prevention Month in Lake County by the Board of Commissioners at its March 28 meeting.
“Obviously we do our best to prevent children from being abused or neglected by having different programs and services throughout the community, but unfortunately, even with those programs in place some children are abused and neglected,” said Matt Battiato, director of Lake County Job and Family Services.

Madison communities recognize ongoing businesses

MADISON – The Madison communities again got together to recognize local businesses for their economic contributions to the Village and Township at Cornerstone Brewing Company in Madison Village March 21.

More persons needed for Volunteer Guardian Program

LAKE COUNTY – In August 2018, Lake County was able to announce the creation of a new Volunteer Guardian Program to meet the needs of people of all ages and conform to specific guidelines. The program is a partnership between the Lake County Probate Court and Lifeline, Inc. Funding for the program is being provided by the Lake County Senior Services Levy, Lake Health, the Lake County ADAMHS Board and Lifeline.