Ann Marrison has dedicated almost 60 years of her life to 4-H

by Elyse Pitkin

JEFFERSON – Ann Marrison has sewn for the majority of her life and has taught 4-H members the skill for almost 52 years through the Sewing Hayseeds 4-H organization.
“It’s something I truly enjoy doing: teaching, being with kids,” said Marrison. “Plus, sewing is becoming a lost art. You find that people throw clothes away when they’re missing buttons rather than sew it back on.”

Commissioner Kathryn Whittington column: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

by Commissioner Kathryn Whittington

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month. We ended March with Governor Mike DeWine proposing an unprecedented $74 million increase in the state’s investment in protecting abused and neglected children. Thank you, Governor DeWine, for coming through on your campaign promise that was that Ohio should not be last in the nation when it comes to the state’s responsibility for funding such a critical program.

Ohio’s 2019 Unclaimed Funds list has been released

by Stefanie Wessell

JEFFERSON - Now that the State of Ohio’s 2019 Unclaimed Funds list has been released, Ashtabula County Treasurer Dawn Cragon encourages county residents to search the list to see if they have any funds to claim.

Cupp-Patterson School Funding Formula unveiled in Columbus

by Stefanie Wessell


COLUMBUS - This week, State Rep. Bob Cupp and John Patterson unveiled the School Funding Workgroup's proposal for a comprehensive, revised school funding plan for primary and secondary education in Ohio.

Filming of 1876 Ashtabula Train Disaster documentary continues

by Lauren Locke and Dee Riley

ASHTABULA COUNTY – An array of local actors and reenactors pretended to mourn loved ones through a somber, vintage funeral scene on Friday, March 22, thanks to Beacon Productions’ continued filming of its 1876 Ashtabula Train Disaster documentary film at Kinsman Presbyterian Church.

3rd annual Titan Challenge won by A-Tech students

by Elyse Pitkin

ASHTABULA – On Wednesday, March 20, Junior Achievement presented its 3rd annual Titan Challenge, where students became a CEO of a HoloGenerator company with total control of company operations.