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Andover UMC preps for their annual Arts and Crafts Fair event

ANDOVER – With over 30 years since it was first established in the south county area and soon to be eight through the church, shoppers and vendors will soon find themselves surrounded with a variety of homemade merchandise to view through the annual free Labor Day weekend Arts and Craft Fair scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 1 within Andover UMC in Andover. (From July 20 edition).

Safety Council hosts speakers from Glenbeigh

ASHTABULA – Those attending the July 12th Safety Council session learned about the drug epidemic in Ashtabula County and the use of Naloxone, a drug designed to overcome the effects of an opioid overdose, as a last resort by first responders.

Meyer and Hood return for Meet and Greet

GENEVA-ON-THE-LAKE - Urban Meyer, head coach of the Ohio State University football team, and Dean Hood, special teams coach of the University of Kentucky, both returned to Ashtabula to help raise money for the Ashtabula County YMCA.

Help needed for missing woman

ASHTABULA - The Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Office and the Ashtabula Police Department are jointly investigating the disappearance of 23-year-old Rand Hilal Al Dulaimi, of Lambros Lane in Ashtabula City.
Officials believe Al Dulaimi disappeared under suspicious circumstances.

Girard rallies past Jefferson

GIRARD -  Colton Tackett, of Jefferson, pitched five shut-out innings before Girard was able to take advantage of an error in the sixth inning.

Bruisers mercy Pythons

JEFFERSON – The Ohio Bruisers 15U baseball team defeated the Burning River Pythons 11-1.

Geneva Craft and Antiques Show beats the heat

GENEVA – Crafters, vendors and antiques dealers are needed for the Geneva Craft and Antique Fair on July 28.


“We’re actually moving the craft and antiques show inside the Geneva Recreation Center this year,” said Geneva Recreation Events Coordinator Margie Netzel. “This way we can beat the heat and keep the vendors nice and cool."

Front Porch Swing: Early July Microburst leads to shock and awe

Last Tuesday was a hot, sunny day made more enjoyable because our grandchildren came to visit and help around the property. We had one other young man who also came to help, so with four young helpers and two adults, we really did some great extensive cleanup.

St. Gabriel's parish celebrates 30th annual festival

CONCORD TOWNSHIP - It is truly hard to believe that all of the rides, the games, the food, and the raffle, have all come to a close once again as the 30th anniversary St. Gabriel summer festival was another wonderful year for the parish.

Ashtabula Web Tech Program to ‘upskill’ adults for in-demand jobs

ASHTABULA - We Can Code IT, an Ohio-based technology academy, in association with Ashtabula County community partners and businesses, announces the launch of Ashtabula County Web Tech. The Web Tech Training Program trains local adults for in-demand careers requiring technical skills like web design, social media management, and contact/email management.

Register soon for the 2018 Pymatuning Lake Festival pageant

ANDOVER – If you have a girl between kindergarten and twelfth grade that may be interested in entering in this year’s 2018 Pymatuning Lake Festival pageant please note that this year’s deadline is Monday, July 16. (From July 13 edition).

Remember When

A view of several parade participants passing Andover Hardware and a few other local businesses that once existed within Andover Public Square around 60 or more years ago within the area.

Newell named player of the year

JEFFERSON – The 2018 All-Ashtabula County Baseball teams were recently announced with top honors going to the Grand Valley Mustangs. Logan Newell, of Grand Valley, was named player of the year and Grand Valley head coach Matt Brumit was named coach of the year.

LCBA announces a first annual Linesville Heritage Weekend in August

LINESVILLE – If you have an interest in the past or are a native to Linesville, you may want to check out Linesville Community Business Alliance’s first annual Linesville Heritage Weekend celebration scheduled from 9 am until 7 pm on Saturday, Aug. 4 as well as from 10 am until 4 pm on Sunday, Aug. 5 within the Linesville area. (From July 13 edition).