For more than 60 years, Conneaut Lake was served with its own weekly newspaper, the Conneaut Lake Breeze.
When the Historical Society was formed, Joanne Scaduto and Gerald John Sidner donated more than $2,500 in memory of their grandfather, M.E. Barton and their sister, Barbara Lou Sidner Madden, to have the papers transferred to microfilm. We currently have all the copies on microfilm. And through the efforts of Rep. John Evans, a $5,000 grant was secured to purchase a microfilm reader and printer. This has allowed quick access to the paper and the ability to print an article.
In 2020, through the support of Dietrich Foundation we were able to transfer the issues to a digital searchable format. We encourage you to contact us to visit our Research Center and browse through this incredible snapshot of life in Conneaut Lake through the years.
We are now in the process of making this resource available online, to browse and search in the comfort of your home. Stay tuned for further updates on this project.