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JAHS to practice a lock-down drill

On Wednesday, March 20, Jefferson Area High School is going to practice a lock-down drill that coordinates the police department, fire department, EMS and street department. The drill will begin at 1 p.m. and will end around 1:45 p.m. This drill will impact only the junior/senior high school. This will not impact Jefferson Elementary or Rock Creek.

Treasurer boasts best collection in history

JEFFERSON - The Ashtabula County Treasurer’s office closed 1st half 2018 real-estate tax collection on March 1, 2019, with the highest revenue ever collected, both in total dollars and in proportion to percentage billed.

One School, One Book

JEFFERSON - Jefferson Elementary School revved up a new initiative during an assembly on Tuesday, March 5.

Geneva Rotary Chocolate Fest: A Sweet Tradition

GENEVA - Nearly five hundred people crowded the commons area at Geneva High School last spring to network with local business owners, to reconnect with friends and neighbors and to sample chocolate in every imaginable permutation at Geneva Rotary’s annual Chocolate Fest and event organizer Terri Vincent said she expects a big turnout again this year.

Having short-term shelter plan proposed

MADISON TOWNSHIP – After recognizing the departments for doing additional work when the area had high winds the previous week, Trustee Max Anderson called for a Township plan for short-term power outages at the Feb. 26 meeting.

Spring Clean-up dates set

PERRY TOWNSHIP – Administrator Karen Sundy proposed the Spring Clean-up be held April 20 and 27 this year at the Feb. 26 Board of Trustees meeting. Pickup north of the railroad tracks will be one week and south of the tracks will be the other week.
Trustee Chair Rick Amos said they could have just one bidder again this year.

LCDU ‘on the scent’ of a solution to bad odors

LAKE COUNTY – People often say something doesn’t smell right or something stinks when they believe something wrong is going on. In the case of Painesville Township residents who live near the Lake County Solid Waste Facility, the something wrong is literally the bad smells.

Cleveland Clinic hospital will boost Mentor economy

MENTOR – Mentor City officials are all smiles about the Cleveland Clinic’s decision to build a full-scale hospital in the city, although they don’t know how big their smiles will become until the clinic unveils its design plans.

PV BOE honors several January and February students of the month

ANDOVER – Primary student Tucker Compan and High School Student Kali Siembor were given recognition as January students of the month (as they had been absent last month), as was fourth grader Haylee Lane and High School Student Logan Mason as February students of the month during Pymatuning Valley’s monthly board of education meeting on Monday, March 11 at the high school.(From March 15 edition).

Pirates fall to Vikings

ASHTABULA – The Perry Pirates boys’ basketball team was unable to hold off a second half charge from the Villa Angela-St. Joseph Vikings in a recent division II district semifinal game.

Vikings end Eagles district run

SAYBROOK – The Geneva Eagles boys’ basketball team felt to the Villa Angela-St. Joseph Vikings in a recent division II District Championship game.

MEET YOUR NEIGHBOR: First Baptist Church of Dorset welcomes new pastor, Gary Lockwood

DORSET – A lot of changes have been taking place at First Baptist Church of Dorset within the last couple of years, first beginning with the remodeling of their sanctuary (after experiencing a fire in 2017), the resigning of their pastor Randy Brooks in 2018, and now the installation of their new Pastor Gary Lockwood.(From March 15 edition).

Roaming Shores Village Council passes zoning code detached-garage ordinance

ROAMING SHORES – Through the joining of a special meeting on Thursday, March 7, at the Village Hall, Roaming Shores Village Council met and
voted to pass Ordinance 704-07-18: Amending the Zoning Code Regarding Authorized Variance and General requirements in order to allow a detached garage in the village up to 1,200 square feet.(From March 15 edition).

Heralds win tournament game

SAYBROOK - The St. John Heralds boys’ basketball team won their first tournament game in over a decade against the visiting Chalker Wildcats.

Eagles advance to play Red Raiders

GENEVA – The Geneva Eagles boys’ basketball team won their Division II sectional basketball game over the visiting Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin Lions on Tuesday, Feb. 26.

Buckeye, Conneaut Propose Aug. 26 School Year Start Date

Bucking a trend to start the school year earlier and earlier, the Boards of Education of Conneaut Area City Schools and Buckeye Local Schools are expected to approve next month a 2019-20 school calendar with Aug. 26 start date for students.