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Summer Manufacturing Institute coming to Ashtabula County in July

JEFFERSON - Seventy-five middle-school students will have the chance to explore manufacturing job opportunities in Ashtabula County when the Summer Manufacturing Institute holds three summer camps in July.
The Ashtabula County commissioners, the Alliance for Working Together Foundation (AWT), Congressman David Joyce’s office, Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services, Ohio Means Jobs Ashtabula County, A-Tech and other manufacturing entities in the county are coming together to help bring the summer camps to Ashtabula County.

Linking humans to their computers: Software & Application Design students are all about being user-friendly

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP - Harleigh Hodge, instructor of A-Tech’s Software & Application Design program, focuses on fundamentals that underpin the process of developing and coding an application or website. “Technology is changing quarterly,” she says. “There are a lot of core fundamentals of development that are necessary and consistent through all software development. That’s what we teach them, the core principles.”

It’s official: Person-Centered Services cuts the red ribbon at Ashcraft

KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP – The snipping of a red ribbon officially marked PCS, or Person-Centered Services, as the new service provider of Ash/Craft Industries and Greenhouse.
Hosted by Greater Ashtabula Chamber of Commerce Director Greg Church, and part of a four-hour open house of facilities serving Ashtabula County’s developmentally disabled adults, the ceremony took place inside the reception area of Ash/Craft Industries at 2505 Green Road at 12:30 p.m. March 14.

Painesville and Metroparks partner on park

PAINESVILLE – Council suspended the rules and passed a resolution authorizing a property management agreement with Lake Metroparks for the development and management of two parcels owned by the City of Painesville at the March 4 meeting.

Residents still trying to end skeet shooting at KCC

KIRTLAND – The Willoughby Planning Commission and Willoughby Council, and others, learned the difference between the words “review” and “revoke” the hard way. As a result, residents of Willoughby, Kirtland, Kirtland Hills and Waite Hill who live in the vicinity of the Kirtland Country Club (39438 Kirtland Rd. in Willoughby) have been waging an uphill legal battle trying to get relief from the weekend skeet shooting at KCC.

Mogadore makes 11 threes, moves past Edgewood

  For the second time in school history the Edgewood High School Warriors boys basketball team made it to the regional semifinals, but fell short to the Mogadore Wildcats by a final score of 69 to 65 on Wednesday night.

Local employers get medical marijuana advice

MENTOR – Ohio’s new law allowing use of medical marijuana to treat certain illnesses is complex and considered to be incomplete, according to a consultant who spoke to Lake County chambers of commerce members March 6.

Andover Police Auxiliary and PACOC meet to discuss this year’s egg hunt


ANDOVER – Several members of the community gathered together on Thursday, March 14, to discuss this year’s Andover Police Auxiliary/PACOC Easter Egg Hunt as scheduled for the community of Andover.
Those in attendance that evening included President of Andover Police Auxiliary Lisa Gentry, Police Chief Christopher Baker, PACOC President Lara Reibold and volunteers Juanita Rider and Marie Broughton.

Brooke Hancock wins this year’s Andover Rotary Club 4-Way Speech contest

 ANDOVER – A persuasive piece on why you should adopt a pet from an animal shelter received the most points, thus granting it the win as presented by Pymatuning Valley High School senior Brooke Hancock on Monday, March 18, during Andover Rotary Club’s annual 4-Way Speech contest at Scooters by the Lake.(From March 22 edition).

The state of the City of Mentor is strong

MENTOR - The Paradigm Building was the site for the 2019 State of the City Address for Mentor. It seemed fitting given the definition of paradigm is the standard, example, or archetype, and the bustling suburb of Mentor has often fit that mold.

Mentor Library celebrating 200 years

MENTOR - The Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce annual State of the City meeting started with Neil Stein, chair of the Board of the Mentor Area Chamber of Commerce, welcoming everyone.