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ACCAA offers expanded services for those in need

ASHTABULA COUNTY – The Ashtabula County Community Action Agency is readying itself for a summer that could see a dramatically increased demand for services with expanded budgets and timelines for enrollment allowing for more people to receive assistance.

Conneaut wins on walk-off

CONNEAUT – The Conneaut Spartans were able to win on a walk off over the Jefferson Falcons in a recent summer league baseball match-up. Conneaut won the game 7-6 after scoring a run off of an error in the bottom of the sixth inning.

Bloom Family 4-H Scholarship awarded to Dan Jackam

The Bloom Family 4-H Scholarship was established to honor the memory of George (Wally) and Ina Bloom and Jim and Nancy Bloom, who collectively provided leadership to Ashtabula County 4-H for more than 80 years. A single scholarship in the amount $1,000 is awarded each year.

Conneaut North Coast World War II Museum Opens July 4

CONNEAUT – New displays are ready, COVID signs hung, five new hand sanitizing stations are installed, and Conneaut Health Commissioner Nichele Blood has given the final go-ahead for Saturday’s 2020 season opening of the North Coast World War II Museum at the corner of Lake Road and Harbor Street.

Grand Valley Local Schools incorporates an online curriculum

ORWELL – In order to better accommodate its students and families, Grand Valley Local Schools approved a package quote in order to purchase a customized online educational program from internet-based educational delivery system ACE Digital Academy on Monday, June 29, during its monthly board of education meeting in Orwell.

Madison Township Trustees approve midyear budget projection

MADISON TOWNSHIP – A preliminary budget proposal for 2021 was approved for submission to the Lake County Board of Commissioners during a June 9 meeting of the Madison Township Board of Trustees.
Fiscal Officer Terry Ditchcreek said all information the budget proposal is based on comes from the Lake County Auditor’s Office projections given to the township in August 2019.

Proposed zoning change in Concord Township approved

CONCORD TOWNSHIP – A proposed change to the Concord Township zoning map that would allow a proposed subdivision north of Colburn Road between Timberlane and Rainbow drives to move forward was approved after a public comment period prior to the June 17 meeting of the Concord Township Board of Trustees.

Sheriff’s deputies, local mechanic rescue kitten

CONCORD TOWNSHIP – A stray kitten has a new home after being rescued by members of the Lake County Sheriff’s Office and a tow truck driver from Bob’s Garage & Towing. The driver pulled her out of the underside of a nurse’s car June 11.

Some museums operating with limited hours

LAKE COUNTY – Although Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine has allowed museums to open as of June 10, practices moving forward for museums in Lake County vary as COVID-19 regulations loosen. Each different entity has chosen a separate path for the 2020 summer.

Lawsuit or not, Fellows plans to stay on council

WILLOUGHBY HILLS - In the face of a lawsuit threatening her with removal from office, Willoughby Hills Councilwoman at Large Nancy E. Fellows says she is not going anywhere. As the longest-serving elected official in Willoughby Hills and former council president, she is the focus of a 19-count suit filed by five Willoughby Hills residents—Tony Miller, Vicki Miller, Jeffrey Fruscella, Steve Crone and Jack Hay.

Council approves preliminary plat for subdivision

PAINESVILLE - City Planner Lynn White reported on the June 11 Planning Commission meeting before Council at its June 15 meeting. The members approved the preliminary plat of Emerald Pointe Subdivision, which is a resolution on Council’s agenda. They discussed solar and other energy systems, which they felt should be regulated.