() is a city in Ashtabula County, Ohio, United States, along Lake Erie at the mouth of Conneaut Creek, which is the number one steelhead trout stream in the country. The population was 12,734 at the 2000 census.
The city of Conneaut is located on an old Native American trail, also used by early pioneers heading westward. The word
Conneaut is located in the northeastern corner of Ohio and has within its corporate city limits. The City, since 1992 has been under a council-manager government. The current city manager is Bob Schaumleffel, Jr.. It is a mixture of urban areas and rural farmland. The City has over seven miles (11 km) of shoreline along Lake Erie, with beaches, boating facilities and a healthy summer tourist trade. Transportation services Conneaut via Interstate 90, which bisects the city, along with an international shipping port and three railroads. Major industries within the city include CPS of Ohio (formerly Venture Industries), General Aluminum (automotive parts), and CW Ohio (windows and pillars). The city's historic central business district and its harbor business district are not as thriving as in the past.
Conneaut was originally named "Salem", and the parts surrounding it were named "Lakeville" from 1944-1964. Eventually it was all made into one town and named "Conneaut". People still refer to parts of Conneaut as Lakeville or Amboy.