Wine & Walleye back on Bridge Street for 2017

by Stefanie Wessell

ASHTABULA – With the Wine & Walleye Festival returning to Bridge Street for 2017, organizers are announcing plans for this year’s festival and inviting people to sign up as vendors or volunteers.
This year, the festival will be held on July 28-July 30, kicking off on that Friday evening, with the wine-tasting portion of the festival being held on Saturday and Sunday.

Jefferson clerk-treasurer testifies in Statehouse committee

by Stefanie Wessell

COLUMBUS – Village of Jefferson Clerk/Treasurer Patricia Fisher recently took a trip to Columbus to voice her opposition to the proposed formation of a centralized municipal income-tax collection by the state
Last week, State Rep. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) welcomed Fisher to the Statehouse to testify before the Ohio House Finance Committee on House Bill 49, the state’s biennial budget legislation.

New Ashtabula Brass Band director plans to expand programming

by Gabriel McVey

ASHTABULA COUNTY – The Ashtabula Brass Band, a traditional British bass ensemble performing public concerts countywide, has a new director who plans to expand programming in an effort to increase the group’s profile and provide both entertainment and music education to local residents.

Graduation ceremony sees 12 successfully complete Drug Court

by Gabriel McVey

JEFFERSON – A dozen Ashtabula County residents received recognition March 30 at the Jefferson Area High School auditorium from friends and staff at the Ashtabula County Drug Court for their successful completion of the program, marking their return to society and celebrating their recovery efforts.