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Tax bills are on their way

JEFFERSON - Ashtabula County Treasurer Dawn Cragon announces that the 2nd Half 2018 real-estate tax bills were sent to the printer and should be mailed this week.

Andover Public Library announces several upcoming summer programs

ANDOVER – If you are looking for a fun activity or a chance to socialize with members of your community while reading books this summer, you may want to check out some of the upcoming June summer reading programs scheduled at Andover Public Library.(From June 7 edition).

New Jefferson village administrator approved

JEFFERSON - Jefferson Village Administrator Terry Finger sat in the audience during the Jefferson Village Council meeting on Monday, June 3, offering himself a different viewpoint as he let his replacement give the administrator’s report during the meeting and sit in Finger’s usual seat.

UH Geneva and Conneaut Medical Centers earn prestigious tri-state award for Excellence

CONNEAUT AND GENEVA -- University Hospitals Geneva and Conneaut medical centers have received the Silver Award for Excellence from The Partnership for Excellence (TPE).  TPE annually honors Ohio, Indiana and West Virginia hospitals for healthcare performance excellence using the internationally recognized Baldrige Excellence Framework.  

The role of the Ashtabula County Land Bank

After sharing with someone that I am the Executive Director of the Ashtabula County Land Bank, I am often greeted with a phrase along the lines of, “interesting…what exactly does a land bank do?” Invariably I talk about the actual things we do, but it’s also important to share the bigger, broader goals of the Land Bank, as well as the impact our efforts have on communities in our county.

Resident objects to zoning text changes

PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP – The Board of Trustees held a public hearing for Zoning Case 18-ZC-04, a series of proposed text changes to Sections 14, 15, 16, and 17, with a recommendation for approval as modified at the May 21 meeting.

Council has further discussion on nuisance animals

PAINESVILLE – Council continued discussion on nuisance animals which was initiated at the May 6 council meeting. A resident told a council member her neighbor would get groups of deer in his yard (18 in one photo) waiting to be fed.

Holiday Inn holds ribbon cutting while fully booked

MADISON VILLAGE – About five years since the initial planning began and 11 months after breaking ground at 181 Water Tower Dr. in Madison Village, Holiday Inn Express & Suites held a ribbon cutting ceremony May 23.

Green energy bill still a topic of concern

LAKE COUNTY – Some residents expressed some concerns related to House Bill 6 at the May 23 Board of Commissioners meeting.
Ellen Chamberlin of Willoughby stated the commissioners were part of a coalition which was placing advertising to promote passage of House Bill 6 aka the Green Energy Bill.

Andover Christian Church prep for its June 24-28 VBS

ANDOVER – Get ready to go on an African adventure this year, as Andover Christian Church will be presenting the theme “Roar” while highlighting though life is tough, God is good for its June 24-28 Vacation Bible School this year at 150 Stillman Avenue within Andover. (From June 7 edition).

County-wide collaboration makes strides in overcoming opioid epidemic

ASHTABULA COUNTY - In March of 2017, the Ashtabula County Substance Abuse Leadership Team formed to address the complex issues of opioid use, misuse, abuse and overdose deaths in the county, as well as to gather information for coordinated responses to all substance-abuse problems the county may face now and in the future.

Lyme disease Awareness and treatment are key

MORGAN TOWNSHIP - With May being National Lyme Disease Awareness Month, the Ashtabula County commissioners issued a proclamation recognizing the disease and those who fight to increase awareness and prevention about it during their meeting on Tuesday, May 28, at the Morgan Hose Fire Hall.

Andover Public Library offers a Mental Health First Aid Training program

ANDOVER – As a way of helping community members identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illness and substance abuse disorders, Andover Public Library offered an all-day Mental Health First Aid Training event to the community on Friday, May 31, through Bridge Health Services as taught by Bridget Swihart.(From June 7 edition).

Residents express concerns about increased taxes

CONCORD TOWNSHIP – There was a lengthy public session as residents posed questions about real estate taxes, levies, Joint Economic Development District funds, and the proposed new fire stations at the May 15 Board of trustees meeting.
Tom Hach of Fay Road stated the Township’s senior population was increasing and he wondered how people would be able to afford tax increases in the future.

HB 6 still facing opposition

LAKE COUNTY – In keeping with providing weekly updates on the progress of House Bill 6, aka the Green Energy Bill, Commissioner John Hamercheck stated he and Commissioner Ron Young had recently gone to Columbus to testify for passage in front of the House Energy and Natural Resources Committee.