Commissioner Column: High-Speed Internet Access Bill a must for Ashtabula County

by Casey Kozlowski

This week I wanted to take a moment to highlight an important issue that impacts thousands of residents throughout Ashtabula County and that is access to high-speed internet. While Ashtabula County is fortunate to be the largest county in the State of Ohio in terms of the overall geographic size, of which there are many positive aspects to being such a large county, there are challenges that come with being so big in the state.

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.