County economy strongest in long time

by Robert Lebzelter

HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP – Ashtabula County has an “overarching sense of optimism” as it prepares for the 30th annual Best of the County awards Sept. 18 at Spire, Executive Director Greg Myers said.
He said there is strength in the local business environment that is carrying through to the Best of the County event.

Conneaut Councilman Phil Garcia pleads not guilty

by Martha Sorohan

JEFFERSON – Akron attorney J. Reid Yoder told Ashtabula County Common Pleas Court Acting Judge David Fuhry last Thursday that his client, Conneaut City Councilman Phil Garcia, intends to fight and defend himself against a 26-count indictment handed down last week by an Ashtabula County grand jury.