• Former softball coach arraigned on felony sex charges

    Former softball coach arraigned on felony sex charges

    AshtabulaCurrent William A. West JEFFERSON_JEFFERSON_Former Jefferson softball coach and Star Beacon sports editor Donald M. McCormack, 51, of Jefferson, was arraigned before Eastern County Court Judge Robert Wynn on four felony charges Tuesday in Jefferson. McCormack was charged with three counts of gross sexual imposition, class four felonies, and one count of endangering children, a [&hellip...

  • Former softball coach arrested on sex charges

    Former softball coach arrested on sex charges

    AshtabulaCurrent JEFFERSON_Former Jefferson Area Schools softball coach and long-time Star Beacon sports editor Don McCormack, 51, of Jefferson, was arrested at his home Monday afternoon on two counts of sexual imposition by the Ashtabula County Sheriff’s Department. The investigation began last week after the Sheriff’s department received complaints about McCormack’s behavior from parents of current [&hellip...

  • Crash closes Ashtabula Township Burger King

    Crash closes Ashtabula Township Burger King

    AshtabulaCurrent William A. West ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP_The Burger King Restaurant at 3225 North Ridge Road East in Ashtabula Township was closed Sunday, Aug. 17 after a 83-year-old man lost control of his recently purchased Chevy Cruze and crashed into the northeast wall and corner of the building. He said his foot slipped off the brake pedal [&hellip...

  • Jermaine Ruth murder case bound over

    Jermaine Ruth murder case bound over

    AshtabulaCurrent William A. West ASHTABULA_Security was much tighter than usual in Ashtabula Municipal Court for a preliminary hearing. Ashtabula Police used metal detectors to screen the large number of spectators before they entered the courtroom. Ashtabula Municipal Court Judge Albert Camplese found there to be probable cause during a preliminary hearing Thursday, Aug. 14 to [&hellip...

  • The Northern Ohio Vincina ALS Project needs volunteers

    The Northern Ohio Vincina ALS Project needs volunteers

    AshtabulaCurrent CONNEAUT_The Northern Ohio Vincina ALS Protocol Project is working with a team of medical professionals, scientists, researchers, environmental scientists, government officials ,documentary producers and other interested parties to develop a medical protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, (ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease). Michael Helfinstine is the Executive Director of The [&hellip...

  • Ashtabula Municipal Court Aug. 4 arraignments continued

    Ashtabula Municipal Court Aug. 4 arraignments continued

    AshtabulaCurrent William A. West ASHTABULA_Danielle Wattunen, 22, of Ashtabula, was arraigned on obstructing official business, obstructing justice, both fifth degree felonies, improper handling of a firearm, receiving stolen property, driving without a license and speeding. She will be represented by attorney Dean Topalof. Wattunen was released on a personal recognizance bond. Anthony J. Matanza, 44, [&hellip...