Latest News

Council provided information on SB 51

NORTH PERRY – Council heard a special presentation on Senate Bill 51, which concerned shoreline improvements by attorney Jason Tiemeier of Columbus at the Aug. 1 council meeting.

AG Yost Joins 39 State Coalition Asking Congress to Remove Barriers in Treating Opioid Addiction

COLUMBUS, Aug. 5 – Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost today joined 36 attorneys general asking leadership from both chambers of Congress to remove federal barriers that prevent health care providers from offering treatment for people addicted to opioids.
“If David Letterman were to do a Top 10 for ‘Stupid Government Red Tape,’ these regulations would all be on it,” Yost said. “Congress should act now.”

Perry Bargain Barn continues tradition of quality and variety

PERRY TOWNSHIP - Gaylord and June Fryer have owned the property at 4650 N. Ridge Rd., where the Perry Bargain Barn is located, for more than 40 years. Sadly, Gaylord passed away in April, but June continues the business, with much assistance from her grandson Michael “Mike” Kerry.

UWLC stocks up food pantries

MENTOR – Each spring United Way of Lake County hosts its major Feed Lake County Food Drive to help stock the county’s 40-plus food pantries. Unfortunately, the 84,785 pounds of food distributed last May is not enough to last a year. For that reason, United Way had another food distribution event July 25 to help restock the food pantries.

Tropical Santa welcomes visitors to Project Hope

PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP – It was Christmas in July at Project Hope’s open house July 27, with its very own Tropical Santa, aka Painesville Township Trustee Gabe Cicconetti, and well-decorated tree.

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.