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Craft Maple & Beer Festival returns Nov. 2

JEFFERSON - The Jefferson Area Chamber of Commerce plans to host the Craft Maple and Beer Festival again in 2019, but there will be some changes, as the Chamber fine-tunes the details for the second annual event.

Cabaret tickets must be purchased in advance

JEFFERSON - This year, there will be two chances to see the annual Jefferson Choir Cabaret, but you must buy your tickets in advance. This fundraiser will be held Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, at 6 p.m.

Filming of 1876 Ashtabula Train Disaster documentary begins at Jefferson Depot

JEFFERSON – Lights, cameras and plenty of action made its way into the Jefferson Depot on Friday, Feb. 15, as an array of local actors and reenactors, as well as a film crew from Beacon Productions, packed into the historic railroad station to begin filming scenes for an 1876 Ashtabula Train Disaster documentary that will later air through a PBS-sponsoring station of Erie, Pa.

Geneva students are set up for success with PBIS

GENEVA – The Geneva Area City Schools district has introduced a new Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) program to administration and students, and success with the implementation has been immediate. Geneva Platt R. Spencer Elementary School and Geneva High School both have invented new incentive programs and workshops, all while transforming the expectations of students.

Warriors improve to 17-0

The Edgewood Warriors boys’ basketball team improved to 17-0 on the season with a home win against the visiting Liberty Leopards.

Dragons top Heralds

SAYBROOK – The Lakeside Dragons girls’ basketball team was able to improve to 6-11 on the year with an Ashtabula County win over the St. John Heralds.

Rose addresses funding fire station construction

CONCORD TOWNSHIP – Since the decision had been made to plan for two new fire stations, Administrator Andy Rose addressed the Board of Trustees Feb. 6 concerning how the stations could be funded.

ACLU lawsuit on gerrymandering comes up for discussion again

LAKE COUNTY – Although there has been discussion at two Board of Commissioners meetings and a special press conference about seeking court permission to file an amicus brief for Lake, Geauga and Ashtabula counties, the issue was raised once again at the Feb. 7 meeting.

Jumpstart Your Imagination with Watson’s 87 Furniture

According to recent surveys and research from Home Furnishings Business, Furniture Today and HGTV, most of us consider our home very important to us. For many it is our biggest and most valuable asset, both financially and emotionally. (From Feb. 22 edition).

PV second graders make kindness books for Valentine’s Day

ANDOVER – In hopes of promoting an atmosphere of love and compassion towards others, PV Primary School second graders spent time throughout the month of February making kindness books that they could pass out to each other for Valentine’s Day this year.(From Feb. 22 edition).

Filming of 1876 Ashtabula Train Disaster documentary begins at Jefferson Depot

Several actors and reenactors dressed as reporters and townspeople getting ready to act out a scene for Beacon Productions’ filming of the documentary of Ashtabula Train Disaster of 1876 on Friday, Feb. 15, at the Jefferson Depot. For further information on the filming project, please check out next week’s Gazette Newspapers’ common section of Around Ashtabula County.

Amicus brief to oppose proposed redistricting

LAKE COUNTY – The Board of Commissioners passed a resolution Jan. 29 to ask Lake County Prosecutor Charles Coulson to seek a court’s permission to file an amicus brief for the county regarding a lawsuit in federal court which challenges the way the congressional districts were set in 2011.

Now is the time to join a 4-H club

PAINESVILLE – Youth ages 5 through 19 have a wonderful opportunity to participate in a special program every year—the Lake County 4-H.

Lake County Fair garners more advertising awards

PAINESVILLE TOWNSHIP – Once again the Lake County Fair received numerous awards for advertising and marketing excellence at the Ohio Fair Managers Convention in Columbus, held Jan. 2 to 5.

Slowing speeders is not simple

MADISON VILLAGE – Speeding on Hyder Drive and elsewhere in the Village, and how to deal with it, was discussed by Council at the Feb. 4 council meeting.

Kallee Jodon wins Jefferson District Spelling Bee

JEFFERSON - Kallee Jodon, a seventh-grade student from Jefferson Area Junior High School, successfully spelled the word “ruefully” in the District Spelling Bee on Thursday, Feb. 7, at Jefferson Elementary School to win the contest.