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ThenDesign to Host Feb. 27 Meeting On Buckeye Facilities

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP – Touring Braden Middle School at the start rather than the end of the evening was slightly out-of-order at a community meeting convened to garner support for new, or enhanced, buildings in the Buckeye Local Schools District.

Baker reaches 1,000 career points for Lakers

The Pymatuning Valley Lakers girls basketball team picked up a late season win over the host Conneaut Spartans on Saturday, Feb. 15. Kendall Baker went over 1,000 points in her career for the Lakers in the win. The Lakers and Spartans played a close first half until Pymatuning Valley put up 29 points in the third quarter.

FCC launches fund to expand rural broadband

JEFFERSON - At the end of January, the Federal Communications Commission took what a press release described as “its single biggest step to date to close the digital divide by establishing the new Rural Digital Opportunity Fund to efficiently fund the deployment of high-speed broadband networks in rural America.”

Commissioner Kozlowski meets with Gov. DeWine

JEFFERSON - The Ashtabula County commissioners have made trips to Columbus in recent weeks, with Commissioner Casey Kozlowski having the opportunity to meet with Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine earlier this month.

Geneva native defends the seas aboard Navy warship

SAN DIEGO - Littoral combat ships were first introduced more than a decade ago to the naval fleet to increase forward presence and complete diverse missions. Petty Officer 1st Class Jacob Carothers, an engineman responsible for working on the diesel engines aboard the ship, is one of the sailors serving aboard USS Freedom, homeported in San Diego.

Council discusses how to use county road improvement grant

PAINESVILLE – City Manager Monica Irelan Dupee stated at the Feb. 3 council meeting that Lake County was sharing the proceeds it received from local casinos with its communities through Lake County Road Improvement and Economic Development Grants.

Township to schedule stakeholder meetings regarding fire station plans

CONCORD TOWNSHIP – The bond issue on the November 2019 ballot, which was to pay for a new fire station, failed when more than 65 percent voted against it. The Board of Trustees and the administrator stated at the Feb. 2 trustees meeting they will work with interested residents on a new plan and financing.

Trustees vote down resolution for rezoning property

CONCORD TOWNSHIP – The Board of Trustees agreed with the recommendations of the Lake County Planning Commission and the Concord Township Zoning Commission and voted against rezoning property on Prouty Road at the Feb. 3 trustees meeting.

Three farms from Centerra Co-Op of Andover win a state yield contest

ANDOVER – Three farms from Centerra Co-Op of Andover took home awards on Saturday, Feb. 1, at a 2019 state-wide contest in Columbus as organized by Bayer Seed Chemical Company, who each year offers a local yield competition involving soybean and corn yields as sponsored by Asgrow and Dekalb companies. (From Feb.21 edition).

Direct descendant of Patrick Henry visits Pymatuning Valley High School

ANDOVER – Direct descendant of the famous Patrick Henry, Patrick Henry Jolly, visited Pymatuning Valley High School on Friday, Feb. 14, representing the Northeast Ohio Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution thanks to a grant Andover Public Library was issued in partnership with the Daughters of American Revolution.(From Feb. 21 edition).

Euclid man arrested for armed robberies

LAKE / GEAUGA / CUYAHOGA COUNTIES – Due to the coordinated efforts of Lake County Sheriff’s detectives, the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, Willoughby Police Department and the Euclid Police Department, a suspect in numerous armed robberies was apprehended at his Euclid home Wednesday, Jan. 29.

LCDU releases special collection schedule

LAKE COUNTY – The schedule for the county’s special collections this year has been released, county Sanitary Engineer Randy Rothlisberger stated at the Jan. 30 Lake County Board of Commissioners meeting.

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