Commissioner column: Make time next month to enjoy the Ashtabula County Fair!

It’s hard to believe that in just a few weeks it will be fair time here in Ashtabula County. As the commissioners’ representative to the Ashtabula County Fair, I’ve had the opportunity to work very closely with the fair board on several projects and I can tell you that there is a great amount of fun planned this year and I hope that you set aside time to visit our county fair.

Forfeited Land Sale a success

ASHTABULA COUNTY - Ashtabula County Auditor Roger Corlett conducted a forfeited land sale on May 16 that was well attended. 

Treasurer Josh Mandel announces launch of the Ashtabula County Checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com

COLUMBUS – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel announced last week the launch of Ashtabula County’s online checkbook on OhioCheckbook.com. In December 2014, Treasurer Mandel launched OhioCheckbook.com, which sets a new national standard for government transparency and for the first time in Ohio history puts all state spending information on the internet. OhioCheckbook.com recently earned Ohio the number one government transparency ranking in the country for the third year in a row.

County Land Bank adds Grand River Target Area to Blight Demolition Program

ASHTABULA COUNTY - The Ashtabula County Land Reutilization Corporation (a.k.a. The Land Bank) has recently been approved to expand their residential blight removal in the “Grand River” (inclusive of Villages of Jefferson, Rock Creek and Roaming Shores and Harpersfield, Austinburg, Harpersfield, Hartsgrove, Jefferson, Lenox, Morgan, New Lyme, Rome and Trumbull Townships) Target Area.

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

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.