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Former Conneaut Councilman Phil Garcia Sentenced to 18 Years for Compelling Prostitution, Sexual Imposition

CONNEAUT – Decades as a highly respected community leader, business owner, and high school sports official could not dissuade visiting Geauga County Common Pleas Court Judge David Furhy on July 29 from sentencing former Conneaut City Councilman Phil Garcia to 18 years in prison on four felony charges of compelling prostitution and seven misdemeanor sexual imposition charges. He must also register annually as a sex offender.

Fairport Harbor council votes to put police, fire and roads renewal levies on the ballot

FAIRPORT HARBOR – Three levies will be up for renewal by Fairport Harbor Village voters this November after council voted to submit them to the Lake County Board of Elections during a July 21 meeting.
The resolutions passed by council follow a request for certification of both the value of real estate within the village as well as the dollar amount each levy will raise passed on April 21.

Lake County remains at COVID-19 Level 2 – at least for now

MENTOR – Despite prior expectations, Lake County remains at a COVID-19 Level 2 orange alert status, meaning the continued increase in cases, especially among 20- to 29-year-olds, is not yet enough for it to qualify as a Level 3 status, as is Cuyahoga County.

Bribery charges have legislators calling for repeal of HB 6

LAKE COUNTY - The press release sent out at 2:06 p.m. July 23, 2019 from the governor’s office was brief. It simply stated, “Ohio Governor Mike DeWine has signed House Bill 6, the energy bill passed by the Ohio Senate and Ohio House of Representatives.”

Hartsgrove Township trustees discuss roads

HARTSGROVE TOWNSHIP – Information about scheduled road work and ways it can support the community made up the majority of conversation during Hartsgrove Township trustees’ monthly meeting on Wednesday, July 22.

WWII Vet attends D-Day Museum program

CONNEAUT – A 104-year-old World War II veteran and 2016 French Legion of Honor recipient from Erie, Pa., brought authenticity to the North Coast World War II Museum’s outdoor display of Axis and Allied re-enactment units over the weekend.

Jefferson blanks St. John in baseball win

The Jefferson summer league baseball team hosted Severino Construction (St. John) in a recent North East Ohio Baseball League game. Jefferson defeated Severino Construction 7-0 in the first game of a double header.

Passing the torch

JCI becomes second-generation company

ASHTABULA - JCI Contractors, Inc. has announced the passing of the company “torch.”

Scooters turn it up late in win over Trojans

The Andover Scooters baseball team defeated the Conneaut Trojans 6-1 in a recent Pymatuning Area Wooden Bat League game. Gary Gearhart started on the mound for Scooters, while Jeremy Craddock started for the Trojans.