Goodwill Industries welcomes Bill Hyland as Interim Director

by Lauren Locke

ASHTABULA COUNTY – For a little over a month now, Bill Hyland has been busy getting into the swing of things as new Interim Director of all six branches of Goodwill Industries in northeast Ohio and northwest Pennsylvania.

County residents step up with RAM

by Robert Lebzelter

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP – Over 850 volunteers are slated for the free Remote Area Medical Clinic coming to Ashtabula Towne Square on April 20 – 22, said one of the coordinators, Heather Johnson.

Patterson’s bipartisan school safety bill passes Ohio House

by submitted

COLUMBUS—State Reps. John Patterson (D-Jefferson) and Sarah LaTourette (R-Chesterland) today announced the House passage of House Bill (HB) 318, their bipartisan legislation to outline the duties of school resource officers (SRO) and provide funding to train officers, purchase school safety equipment and provide educational and mental health resources to Ohio schools.

Former JERD captain accused of falsifying time cards

by Robert Lebzelter/press release

JEFFERSON - The former captain of the Jefferson Emergency Rescue District has been charged with falsifying his time cards, earning $1,031 more than he should have received, County Prosecutor Nick Iarocci said.

Commissioner column: April is Child Abuse Prevention Month

by Kathryn Whittington

Wow - it is already April! March is over, but I must note that it was Social Worker Appreciation Month. So, I will begin by thanking all of the Social Workers who work tirelessly for the children and families in our community. Their job is not an easy one and as the drug epidemic continues, their job gets harder. Thank you for what you do and for the sacrifices you make to protect our children.