Commissioner Column: Shop local

by Commissioner J.P. Ducro

From 2014-2017, the annual sales tax collected in Ashtabula County averaged about $10.5 million.

Three people indicted in toddler death

by Stefanie Wessell

JEFFERSON - Ashtabula County Prosector Nicholas Iarroci announced in a press release on Monday that three people have been indicted in the April death of three-year-old Brantley A. Santiago.

Kids and Cops Campout on a search for a trailer

by Stefanie Wessell

ASHTABULA COUNTY - For the last two years, law-enforcement officers have spent a spring weekend bonding with minority children during a Kids and Cops Campout, with an aim of creating positive relationships with the children.
The 2019 Kids and Cops Campout is planned for kids primarily ages 8-11 in a minority population on May 17-19 at Pymatuning State Park in Andover.

Chief Deputy of Ashtabula County Engineer’s Office retires after 45 years of service

by Elyse Pitkin


JEFFERSON - LeRoy McNeilly is celebrating 45 years of service working as Chief Deputy for the Ashtabula County Engineers Office, and he now looks forward to retirement.
McNeilly started his career at the Ashtabula County Engineer’s Office back in 1973 when he was asked to collect data for a project that entailed extending Route 2. He furthered his career as a Bridge Draftsmen for ten years until becoming a Traffic Control Supervisor.

A-Tech Horticulture students place 5th in Ohio

by submitted

 JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP - Students from the Horticulture, Landscaping, & Parks Management program at the Ashtabula County Technical & Career Campus (A-Tech) showed they are some of the most talented in the state this month at the Ohio High School Landscape Olympics.

Child-rapist Sanchez sentenced to 60 years to life in prison

by Stefanie Wessell

JEFFERSON - On Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, Juan Sanchez, Jr. was sentenced for sex crimes against a child that he had been found guilty of in August.
Judge Thomas E. Harris sentenced Sanchez to 60 years to life in prison.