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Duane McMillion

March 23, 2019 by Dale Sparks (Register to contact)

It is with a heavy heart to let you know that a former classmate has passed away. Duane McMillion, Class of 1972, Passed away on Monday, March 18th, 2019 in Ashtabula, Ohio. Duane was 64 years old. Rest In Peace Duane McMillion.

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Richard Kister  Villages-News

Richard L. Kister passed away in his home on April 23, 2019 in The Villages, FL. Mr. Kister was born on December 14, 1940 in Ashtabula, OH to George and ...

Birth of Lakeside  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — For decades prior to 2001, there was talk of combining Harbor and Ashtabula high schools, but the idea never came to fruition until ...

St. John's Burgard named 2019 Ashtabula County Wrestler of the Year  The Star Beacon

After dropping a 5-1 decision in the 145-pound Division III State Championship match earlier this month, St. John senior Nick Burgard could only reflect on what ...

Ashtabula school bus driver resigns after charges | Local News  The Star Beacon

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — An Ashtabula Area City Schools bus driver resigned Wednesday after hitting a parked car and leaving the scene of the accident, ...

Edgewood's Kanicki named Ashtabula County boys basketball Player of the Year  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Edgewood's Hayden Kanicki etched his name in the county basketball history books quite a few times this past season.

Ashtabula Area City Schools hires permanent superintendent | Local News  The Star Beacon

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Ashtabula Area City School District has named its permanent superintendent.

Students learn in many ways | Local News |  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — Drums were just one way of communicating Friday for more than two dozen high school seniors seeking to broaden their horizons and meet ...

Ashtabula ranks No. 41 nationwide | Local News  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — Strong economic investment in attracting new business and investments propelled Ashtabula to make the top 100 list of micropolitan cities for ...

Basketball preview | Local Sports  The Star Beacon

The 2018 basketball regular season is right around the corner. Fans will get a sneak peak to see county teams on Saturday during the Edgewood Preview.

Timonere running for third term | Local News  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — Ashtabula City Manager Jim Timonere's petition for re-election was approved Wednesday by the Ashtabula Board of Elections, securing the city ...

Man indicted in sex case | Local News  The Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — A Saybrook Township man was indicted on numerous counts of child rape by an Ashtabula County grand jury.

Bove pleads guilty, apologizes for teen's murder | News  The Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — John R. Bove pleaded guilty Friday to kidnapping, raping and murdering 13-year-old Kara Zdanczewski in May 2017.

Bunch football camp to take place June 16 at SPIRE  The Star Beacon

Jarrod Bunch will bring his football camp to the county June 16.

Two incumbents not seeking re-election | Local News  The Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — Ashtabula City Council will have several new faces next year, as a pair of incumbents chose not to seek re-election.

'It pays to Discover' -- but not if it's stolen  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — A man is facing criminal charges after being accused of having stolen credit cards during an arrest.

More Walnut Beach Park improvements on tap for 2019  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — The Ashtabula City Parks and Recreation Board plans to replace the roof on the concessions stand at Walnut Beach Park this spring, as well as ...

Hall of Fame to induct new members | Local Sports  The Star Beacon

Nine champions of the cinders will be inducted into the Ashtabula County Cross Country and Track & Field Hall of Fame on May 27 at SPIRE Institute.

Commissioners support Metroparks grant for Red Brook | Local News  The Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — County commissioners are supporting the Ashtabula County Metroparks request for a grant through the state's Land and Water Conservation ...

Fairfield Inn plans to build in Sidley Court area  The Star Beacon

AUSTINBURG — Zoning permits have been approved for a new hotel along state Route 45.

Geneva's Stoltz transitioning from basketball to baseball | Local Sports  The Star Beacon

Nick Stoltz admitted it was a quick transition from basketball to baseball.

Ashtabula graduate and former NFL player Bunch returns for camp  The Star Beacon

HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP – For the last four years, Jarrod Bunch has returned to Ashtabula County for his FUNdamentals Camp.

Meth lab busted in Williamsfield | Local News  The Star Beacon

WILLIAMSFIELD — Two people are facing drug charges after being accused of making methamphetamine in a trailer where police found numerous one-pot ...

Ashtabula/Harbor/Lakeside Alumni Association will induct six  The Star Beacon

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — The Ashtabula/Harbor/Lakeside Alumni Association will induct six new members to its hall of fame, three each from Ashtabula and ...

County voters will make decisions on 35 tax levies  The Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — More than three dozen issues could come before voters across Ashtabula County in November's general election.

Conneaut Council member Phil Garcia indicted on 26 sex charges  The Star Beacon

CONNEAUT — One of Conneaut's longest-serving council members was indicted Tuesday on 26 sex-related charges, some involving minors, according to court ...

Eastside Melts opens on West Avenue in Ashtabula  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — “Very meaty, very cheesy” — that's how the co-owner of a new restaurant in town describes the menu.

Work begins making golf course a park | Local News  The Star Beacon

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Area residents can get their first glimpse of a now-defunct golf course transforming into a public park.

Judge honored with service award, says others deserve the praise  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Judge Albert Camplese was recognized with a state honor for the juvenile court's efforts at local reform.

Navy promotes Ashtabula woman | Local News  The Star Beacon

ROTA, SPAIN — An Ashtabula woman serving in the Navy has become the first female to ever be promoted to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5 in the field.

Tenants upset about trailer park evictions | Local News  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Earl Bond, 54, has spent the past four months making his modest mobile trailer his home, but now he might be forced to leave it all ...

Bula woman remembers music career | Local News  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — The 1960s and '70s were a time of intense musical experimentation and cultural change throughout the United States.

Officials ponder future after Happy Hearts closure | Local News  The Star Beacon

KINGSVILLE — Many people said they were shocked and saddened by the Ashtabula County Board of Developmental Disabilities' decision to close Happy ...

Spire has deal, owes answers | Editorials |  The Star Beacon

The Spire deal is finally, mercifully, signed and sealed after two years of debate, stop-and-start negotiations and the imminent threat the deal could collapse any ...

Ashtabula BOE hires two new administrators | Local News  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — Two new administrators were hired during a special meeting Monday night, garnering unanimous approval by the Ashtabula Area City Schools ...

Ashtabula police reports | Local News  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA. A drug overdose was reported in the 1700 block of East 48th Street at 1:12 a.m. Tuesday. Domestic violence was reported in the 200 block of ...

Students get up-close look at a day in health care at KSUA  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — High school students had a hands-on learning experience walking a patient from injury through rehabilitation Friday at Kent State University ...

Ashtabula alumnus, former NFL player Bunch hosts football camp  The Star Beacon

SAYBROOK — Before Jarrod Bunch ever played for the University of Michigan or was a first round draft pick of the New York Giants, he was a kid growing up.

Brookfield hires new fire chief | News  Sharonherald

BROOKFIELD. TOWNSHIP – Township trustees have chosen a fire chief from South Carolina, but he'll be returning home to northeast Ohio. Trustees ...

Sheriff reports | Local News  The Star Beacon

SHERIFF. Breaking and entering was reported April 16 at 9:35 p.m. in the 5900 block of North Ridge Road West, Saybrook Township. Domestic violence was ...

PV grad Willis learning in redshirt season at Edinboro  The Star Beacon

Gaige Willis described being a redshirt freshman on the Edinboro wrestling team as being “unattached.”

An 'Irish Welcome' sign greets customers at Dublin Down  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — The scaffolding is down from the facade of Dublin Down.

Walters still building bonds | Local Sports  The Star Beacon

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — More than three years have come and gone since Bob Walters, 76, completed his fifth decade coaching tennis in the Ashtabula Area ...

Palinkas brothers ready for second trip to state  The Star Beacon

GENEVA — Isaac and Nathan Palinkas both admit they were a little in awe when they stepped out onto the courts of the Lindner Family Tennis Center in Mason ...

Indians sign OF Carlos Gonzalez to minor league contract  The Star Beacon

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — Free agent Carlos Gonzalez has signed a minor league contract with the Cleveland Indians, who just might have an outfield spot for ...

Ducro's an Ashtabula staple for more than 150 years  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — The Ducro family has owned and operated funeral services in Ashtabula for more than 150 years, one of the oldest businesses in the city.

Democrats must put country over party | Columns  The Star Beacon

Just suppose, for the sake of argument, a Democratic president had acted as a doormat for Russia, indulging and amplifying an unprecedented soft invasion of ...

AMHA explains plan to Woodman Estates residents | Local News  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — An unexpected letter had Hillary Como of Woodman Avenue Estates, along with her neighbors, wondering how long they will have homes.

Freeman excited for new role as Warriors head baseball coach  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Former Pymatuning Valley standout Sean Freeman has taken on a new role — at a different county school.

Pair arraigned in stabbing death | Local News  The Star Beacon

Two Ashtabula County residents charged in connection with a June 30 stabbing death in Cleveland were arraigned this week in Cuyahoga County Common ...

Thanksgiving dinners throughout county | Local News  The Star Beacon

A tradition of reaching out to the hungry, and lonely, is expected to continue this week as area churches, businesses and civic organizations reach out to those in ...

S&B Floor Covering owner celebrates 31 years in business downtown  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — S&B Floor Covering features one of the largest selections of carpet, tile, hardwood and vinyl in northeast Ohio.

Spartans to join league | Local Sports  The Star Beacon

For Conneaut junior Tysen Hunt and his classmates, the Spartans have never competed for a league title throughout their junior high and high school careers.

Ashtabula County Grand Jury indictments | Local News  The Star Beacon

EDITOR'S NOTE: The indictment of a person by a grand jury or otherwise is an accusation only and that person is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Ashtabula County Water Rescue Team does practice drill with KSUA students  The Star Beacon

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — Cooperation and communication were the name of the game for dozens of Ashtabula County Water Rescue Team members working ...

Getting along | Local Sports  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Jefferson's Raffaele Giancola flashed a “three” at fellow Falcon Julian LaVallee after making a 3-pointer on him.

Burgers and more Cliffhangers opens at Fraternal Order of Eagles  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — It's being called the best kept secret at the Eagles.

Geneva man receives probation in abuse case | Local News  The Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — A Geneva man was sentenced to two years probation following a November child endangerment conviction stemming from an incident that ...

Cavs rally past Bulls 104-101, snap 6-game skid | National Sports  The Star Beacon

CHICAGO (AP) — Cleveland Cavaliers coach Larry Drew looked at a rare victory as a learning experience.

Three judges look to new lives after decades on bench  The Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — Eighty years of experience will leave the Ashtabula County judicial system when three long-time area judges retire in the next two months.

Ross Tittle surrounded by family and friends for 100th birthday  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — A much-loved great-grandfather who says he never thought he'd live to see 100 celebrated the milestone with family and friends Thursday ...

Always a Panther at heart | Local Sports  The Star Beacon

Glenn Farello grew up following a team with a black-and-gold color scheme and the Panther as a mascot.

UPDATED | Gurto could face death penalty | News  The Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — A Conneaut man indicted by the Ashtabula County grand jury on charges he raped and murdered a 13-month-old girl early last month could ...

The humility to ask for help: Former OSU star visits Edgewood  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — A spectacular rise to fame and an equally quick run to depression, and prison, was not the end of ex-Ohio State star running back ...

Spire contractors in 2011 dispute have moved on | Local News  The Star Beacon

HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP — By 2012, the Geneva Area Recreational, Educational and Athletic Trust Sports Complex — rebranded in 2011 as Spire Institute ...

Ashtabula County native nominated for Nobel Peace Prize  The Star Beacon

PIERPONT — A former Ashtabula County resident was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize this year.

Edmund Fitzgerald sank 38 years ago today with two Ashtabula men aboard  The Star Beacon

Thirty-eight years ago, the Edmund Fitzgerald sank in a Lake Superior storm in 1975, along with its entire crew of 29, including two young men from Ashtabula.

Club Ashtabula climbs to top | Local Sports  The Star Beacon

In the early 2000s, St. John volleyball coach Stephanie Kubec was sending her players to Mentor and the Cleveland area to tryout for club volleyball teams and ...

Overtime win | Local Sports  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Like a predator on the prowl, Jacob Zappitelli laid in the weeds and waited for his moment to pounce.

Smith avoids jail time in drunk driving crash  The Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — Soap opera star Freddie Smith was sentenced Wednesday to two years probation and a one-year driver's license suspension for a crash in ...

Two indicted in child rape cases | Local News  The Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — Two men accused of forcing themselves on juveniles in separate incidents were secretly indicted by the county grand jury last month.

Geneva woman sentenced in fatal drug overdose | Local News  The Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — A Geneva woman was sentenced to 10 years in prison for supplying the drugs on which a Geneva man fatally overdosed in early 2016.

Family torn apart comes together | Local News  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — For many in Ashtabula, what happened in the McEndree family's home last month is difficult to believe.

Officials optimistic on Tronox Trustees hope sale of Cristal Global will lead to more jobs  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — Local officials say they are optimist about the U.S.-based Tronox's plans to buy the titanium dioxide business Cristal Global, which ...

Palinkas' reach state | Local Sports  The Star Beacon

AKRON — Nathan and Isaac Palinkas have extended their season one more week.

A global audience Retired professor continues to travel, write poetry  The Star Beacon

ASHTABULA — When people think about retirement, many picture life in a condo on a beach in sunny Florida.

Bluegrass Festival coming to Pierpont | Local News  The Star Beacon

Bluegrass Festival. PIERPONT TOWNSHIP — The 2017 Pioneer Bluegrass Festival will be June 23-24 at the Pioneer Picnic Grounds, 1809 Middle Road, ...

'His heart is in Harpersfield' | Neighborhoods  The Star Beacon

HARPERSFIELD TOWNSHIP — Ray Gruber Jr. is a true son of Harpersfield with the pedigree to prove it.

BEAT OF HIS OWN DRUM Lakeside graduate is right at home as timpanist with Baltimore Symphony Symphony  The Star Beacon

It was a Tuesday morning in Baltimore not unlike many days here in Ashtabula County this past winter. The weather was the story of the day. Talk of wind chill,

El Grande Steak House will be auctioned off Wednesday  The Star Beacon

SAYBROOK TOWNSHIP — A landmark restaurant is about to go on the auction block after more than 50 years of family ownership.

State septic rules change | News  The Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — New state rules for home sewage treatment that took effect in January make quick action a must for Ashtabula County residents interested in ...

Local Chef to start local meats butcher shop and charcuterie  The Star Beacon

GENEVA — Local chef Nate Fagnilli is taking his knowledge of *fresh* and cured meats one step further by starting an all-local-meats butcher shop and ...

Three candidates vie for muncipal judge | Local News  The Star Beacon

Three candidates are only a week away from knowing who will win the judgeship in Ashtabula Municipal Court.

Need a seed, take a seed Henderson Memorial Public Library starting seed catalog  The Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — Henderson Memorial Public Library isn't just for books and other media anymore.

Jefferson Bi-Lo sees activity; new owners unconfirmed  The Star Beacon

JEFFERSON — The formerly vacant Jefferson Bi-Lo Thorne's Market still has no new owner, but residents have seen foot and vehicle traffic at the store and the ...

Kingsville Public Library announces several programs | Local News  The Star Beacon

KINGSVILLE TOWNSHIP — Classes and activities are ahead at the Kingsville Public Library, 6006 Academy St. Call the library (224-0239) for information on the ...

Conneaut woman seeks help in finding missing mom  The Star Beacon

CONNEAUT — A Conneaut woman is asking the public to help locate her mother, who went missing from her Carroll County home more than eight months ago.

Ashtabula man witnessed historical events of March 1965 in Selma, Ala.  The Star Beacon

Ron Benedict took the interstate into town on a Sunday. It was only a three-mile jaunt into Selma, Ala. and at one point, he'd need to cross the Edmund Pettus.

Geneva pins Jefferson | Local Sports  The Star Beacon

GENEVA — Juan Rodriguez looked up at the clock and saw there was one minute remaining in the third period of the 160-pound match with Jefferson's Clay ...

Back in the pool | Local Sports  The Star Beacon

HARPERSFIELD — Shirley Washut spent the afternoon in the bleachers above the Olympic size pool at the Spire Institute Saturday. She was there to watch her ...

Tips to save squash plants from common ailments  The Star Beacon

Hello, Ashtabula County! We are two days from the county fair! This is the time of year that our office phones explode with home gardening questions and fair ...

Boy Scouts invade Camp Stigwandish for Camporee | News  The Star Beacon

MADISON TOWNSHIP — Ben Elmore, 16, of Madison, raised his arm and let the tomahawk fly on Saturday morning at Camp Stigwandish.

Cleveland Institute of Music's New CEO Sees His Role as the Standard-Bearer of Excellence  WKSU News

The Cleveland Institute of Music is under new leadership. In today's State of the Arts, WKSU's Vivian Goodman reports that the new president hopes to.

#TBT Throwback Thursday: Some of your WTAE anchors, reporters as high school athletes  WTAE Pittsburgh

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