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Heartland opens hospice wing

MENTOR – Heartland of Mentor has created a ministry for both patients and their families with its new hospice wing in its 200 hallway at 8200 Mentor Hills Dr.

New scholarships at Auburn Career Center

CONCORD TOWNSIP - Auburn Career Center has recently announced new scholarships for its Machining/CNC Program. There are scholarships available for both the full program and individual modules. The program starts on Aug. 20.

Portrait – Mary Platko

PERRY – Once, a person using resources at the Perry Historical Society developed a historic calendar project focusing on aspects of the Lake County community. Upon publication, Mary Platko complimented the project, but questioned where credit was for the Historical Society’s contributions?

Mustangs run comes to an end

CAMBRIDGE - The Grand Valley Mustangs 8-10-year-old All-Stars recently ended their season at the state tournament in Cambridge.

Proposed resolutions tabled after lengthy public session

LAKE COUNTY – Two resolutions on the Aug. 2 agenda for the Lake County Board of Commissioners resulted in a packed meeting room and a two-hour public comment session before the regular meeting even began. The topic was immigration and related issues.

Big plans for Bridge Street

ASHTABULA – The Ashtabula Lift Bridge Community Association may be home to Main Street USA, but it isn’t complacent.

Spire to go before Board of Revision

JEFFERSON - The Board of Revision has set a hearing for Sept. 26 at 8:30 a.m. on the latest appraisal for the Spire sports complex in Harpersfield.

Open house calms parental fears

ASHTABULA – Tensions over the transferring of Happy Hearts from the Developmental Disabled board to the Educational Services Center seemed to ease after an open house and tour of the new building.

Linesville’s annual Waterfowl Festival branches into multiple Sept. 15 events

LINESVILLE- With what started around 38 years ago as a third weekend in September annual Linesville Waterfowl Festival through Ducks Unlimited is now expanding into multiple events this year thanks to the organization of several businesses interested in promoting the entire Pymatuning area. (From Aug. 17 edition).

Pierpont family praises 4H and their involvement over the years

PIERPONT – While many may find the Ashtabula County 4-H program a simple get their child involved the Kemmerle family of Pierpont are using it as a way to go above and beyond this year thanks to Jonathan Kemmerle’s recent trip to State Fair for his woodworking project, along with their family’s hosting of a Japanese foreign exchange student through a 4-H international program.(From Aug. 17 edition).

PACOC begins planning for Fall Festival and Simply Christmas

ANDOVER –The urgent need for volunteers for Fall Festival this year, along with a little bit of talk over sprucing up the square for Simply Christmas were two of the main topics of discussion covered during PACOC’s regularly monthly meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 8 within the meeting room of Andover Public Library.(From Aug. 17 edition).

Investment Advisory Committee meeting gets mostly good news

LAKE COUNTY – Lake County Treasurer Lorraine Fende shared the good news at the Quarterly Investment Advisory Committee meeting July 19 that she had upped this year’s estimated investment income figure by $1 million. The increase was in addition to a $350,000 increase made previously.

Funding approved for county engineer’s projects

LAKE COUNTY – The Board of Commissioners approved the issuance of bonds, not to exceed $1 million, for Lake County Engineer’s projects at the July 26 meeting.
The money is to fund two projects: an expansion at the Route 2 garage and the replacement of a maintenance garage roof at the Blackbrook Road facility.

Overall, downpours fail to wash out fair

LAKE COUNTY – Despite the rains that hit the area last week, including the Thursday night downpour that brought flood warnings, the Lake County Fair still did well, according to Fair Board Director at Large Bob Dawson.

‘Hobby’ benefits customers in village

MADISON VILLAGE – Madison officials joined Dorothy Grether for the grand opening of her shop, The Future Past, at 8 West Main St. July 27. The shop has actually been open since April, but now it has achieved its “official” opening recognition.

Scooters hold off Steele Hawks

ANDOVER – The Andover Scooters baseball team hosted the visiting Greenville Steele Hawks in a recent Pymatuning Area Wood Bat League game.

Safe Communities to kick off its safe-driving campaign

JEFFERSON - Ashtabula County Safe Communities and state and county safety agencies will kick off their campaign to discourage drunk and impaired driving during a presentation at the Ashtabula County Fair this week.