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Painesville Power awarded plaque from Navajo Nation for donated labor

PAINESVILLE – In recognition for the assistance Painesville Power provided to help bring power to Navajo Native Americans on their reservations, members of the Navajo Tribal Council presented a plaque to participants at the American Public Power National Conference in Austin, Texas June 11.

Sept. 7-8 Plymouth: Log Cabin Days

Log Cabin Days, a free frontier festival featuring 1810 Log Cabin tours, wood carving, metal working, copper-kettle cooking, music, homemade pies, bean soup, History of Frontier Ohio Museum exhibit, hiking trail, spring house, food and fun, will be held Sept. 7-8. Free parking, free entry, activities for children at the Blakeslee Log Cabin of the Ashtabula County Historical Society, Seven Hills Road at Route 11 exit. Held noon to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

LETF donates $5,000 to Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department Entry Team

JEFFERSON - Ashtabula County Prosecuting Attorney Nicholas Iarocci is pleased to announce the donation of $5,000 from the Ashtabula County Prosecutor’s Office Law Enforcement Trust Fund (LETF) to the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department Entry Team for the purchase of uniforms and various equipment to be used by the Entry Team for entry and training purposes.

In Ashtabula, Portman continues Ohio’s north coast tour, highlighting Lake Erie’s importance to Ohio’s economy

Portman visits Ashtabula port and participates in Roundtable Discussion

ASHTABULA - On Friday, Aug. 9, U.S. Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) continued his north coast tour by visiting the Ashtabula Port with Growth Partnership for Ashtabula County and other local officials to see the location of the future Petmin project, a dedicated manufacturing facility for the production of nodular pig iron.

Kids for Positive Change hold outreach event at Giant Eagle

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP - Kids for Positive Change students from Ashtabula Area City Schools, Erie Intermediate and St. John School joined forces on July 27-28 at Giant Eagle, in Ashtabula, to raise community awareness about single-use plastic bags harming animals and the environment.

Preliminary Lakefront Hotel Plan Unveiled

CONNEAUT – Conneaut City Manager Jim Hockaday can hardly contain his excitement over the boutique hotel drawings submitted to the city by Renew partners in response to a Request for Proposal the city issued in June for Lakeview Park.

GIS Specialist Caroline Petersen creates new maps for Richmond Township

RICHMOND TOWNSHIP – In hopes of connecting people with their neighbors while identifying parts of the region, Richmond Township trustees and the county auditor’s office will now each have a new map to add to the walls of their buildings thanks to Geographic Informational Systems Specialist Caroline Petersen, who was encouraged by a local member of the community who wishes to remain anonymous to create a new map of Richmond Township this year.(From Aug. 16 edition).

Perry trustees putting road levy on ballot

PERRY TOWNSHIP – The Board of Trustees took the next step in getting a road levy approved by passing a resolution to put it on the November ballot at the July 23 meeting. It is a five-year, 2.9-mill levy.

Lakeland Civic Orchestra seeks new members

KIRTLAND - The Lakeland Civic Orchestra is inviting auditions for new members for its 2019-2020 concert season. Interested musicians will be auditioned by appointment Monday, Aug. 19 or by other mutual arrangement, and should be prepared to sight-read and play a prepared selection best demonstrating their abilities.

LCDU working on software upgrade

LAKE COUNTY – As part of the process to do a much-needed software upgrade, the Board of Commissioners passed a resolution July 25 which authorized a contract between Tyler Technologies. Inc. and the Lake County Board of Commissioners on behalf of the Lake County Department of Utilities.

Perry community celebrates passage of HB 6 with officials

PERRY – Lake County commissioners, council members and trustees were joined by state legislators and a full house at Perry High School’s Goodwin Theatre July 28 for a “Securing Our Future” celebration due to passage of House Bill 6.

Ohio EPA holds hearing on Grand River erosion

PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP – Throughout the decades since the Vrooman Road Bridge was first proposed, numerous issues have arisen. The most recent one brought about a public hearing by Ohio EPA July 17 at the Lake County Department of Utilities’ Business and Learning Centers, 1981 Blase Nemeth Rd.

Firmly Grounded and Geauga County Fair Band slated for People in the Park


ANDOVER – If you are looking for a fun way to spend your evening and appreciate live music, be sure to check out Pymatuning Area Chamber of Commerce’s free summer music series “People in the Park” the next two Saturdays at 7 p.m. within Pymatuning State Park-Main Beach at 5354 Pymatuning Lake Road in Andover.(From Aug. 9 edition).