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On The Beat: Protecting God's House

Recognizing the growing threat of violence directed at worshipers of all faiths, safety and security experts and spiritual leaders have finally begun to work together to address the growing threat of violence aimed at religious sites throughout the land. Over the last decade or so, public safety officials and the media industry have begun to pay more attention to the growing number of incidents involving houses of worship.
What’s behind the growth of these incidents and is it really a problem worthy of immediate attention?

Safely dispose of unused medications

MENTOR - Pharmaceutical drugs can be safely disposed of in the special collection bin located at the Mentor Police Department at 8500 Civic Center Blvd.

Kantele Maker

PAINESVILLE – Larry LaBounty made his first kantele, a stringed instrument of the lyre family, in 2006. Since that time, he has created more than 200 siblings.

Local police departments receive awards from AAA for safety

MENTOR – Police departments in Lake County received traffic safety awards from AAA (American Automobile Association) East Central. Agencies honored on Nov. 19 included Kirtland, Kirtland Hills, Mentor, Waite Hill, Willowick, and the Lake Metroparks Ranger Department.

Stunt Awards Banquet being held in Madison

MADISON VILLAGE - Richard Fike, director of Stunt Predators USA & SFX, an Ohio-based stunt organization, announced the first Stunt Awards Banquet will be held Saturday, Jan. 18 in Madison.

Families displaced by fire in Perry Mobile Homes

PERRY TOWNSHIP – According to the incident report from Perry Joint Fire District, crews received a call about a fire at Perry Mobile Homes at 2826 North Ridge Rd. at 7:34 p.m. Jan. 6. Trucks were on the scene within six minutes and had the fire under control by 8:14 p.m.

Two shot and killed in Concord

PAINESVILLE - On Saturday evening, Jan. 3 at 11:03 a.m., the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received a call from a woman stating her stepson had shot and killed two people. She said the two victims were in a white vehicle that was parked on Andrea Drive in Concord Township and her husband, his ex-wife and her stepson were in a house on Oakridge Drive in Concord Township.

Ashtabula Distance Runners Club holds 2019 Banquet

The Ashtabula Distance Runners Club held their annual banquet on Saturday, Jan. 11th. The ADR has grown considerably over the last couple years. Just in one year the club grew from just over 200 members to nearly 300 members. The club looks to continue to grow during the 2020 racing season. 

Geneva defense stymies Edgewood

On Saturday afternoon it was the stifling Geneva defense that stymied Edgewood in a battle between two Ashtabula County teams in the CVC, as the Lady Eagles soared to a 74 to 22 victory.
 “Defense is everything for us to win games,” Jordan Vencill said.

Falcons hold off Bulldogs

The Jefferson Falcons girls’ basketball team won their Northeast 8 Conference match-up over the Lakeview Bulldogs 52-46. Jefferson played well enough in the first and fourth quarter to come away with the win and improve to 7-5 on the year and 3-3 in the conference.

Trustees wrap up 2019 quickly

MADISON TOWNSHIP – The Board of Trustees held a brief meeting, without discussion, to approve certain year-end expenditures and pass a few needed resolutions at a special Dec. 27 meeting.

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