Questions? Call (888) 845-2887 Hablamos Español

Ashtabula Star Beacon Newspaper Archive: January 5, 2007 - Page 1

Share Page

Publication: Ashtabula Star Beacon

Location: Ashtabula, Ohio

Issue Date:

Get 1 more page view just for clicking

to like us on Facebook


   Star Beacon (Newspaper) - January 5, 2007, Ashtabula, Ohio                             Outrageous moments in 2006 movies WEEKENDER STAR Celebrities say do the craziest tilings PagcB3 WWII vet 2els jacket ack after 63 years Page Bl BEACON FRIDAY JANUARY 5 2007 NEWSSTAND 50 CENTS HOME DELIVERY 35 CENTS Soldier survives Iraq dies while back home Family remembers him as full of surprises By MARK TODD Staff Writer MONROE TOWNSHIP After dodging the dan gers of military duty in Iraq US Army Pfc Craig Georgia 21 met his end a short distance from his Monroe Township home A onevehicle crash in the earlymorning hours of Dec 29 accomplished what insurgents could not Two weeks earlier Georgia returned to Fort Hood Texas after spending a year in Iraq and arrived home one week later for a holiday visit his father Daniel Georgia of Monroe said Thursday Craig Georgia joined the Army shortly after gradu ating from Conneaut High School in 2004 He had reenlisted Daniel Georgia said He was going to change his profession within the service from gunner to An officer in the military police at Fort Hood Craig also was mulling a career in law enforcement when his military service was completed his father said Craig was full of surpris es including a big one he See IRAQ PageAS CRAIG A GEORGIA Associated Press NEWLY ELECTED Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi celebrates from the podium as Minority Leader John Boehner looks on in the US Capitol in Washington Thursday Dems officially take Congress History made with Pelosi becoming House speaker By DAVID ESPO AP Special Correspondent WASHINGTON In a day of cere mony and historic change Rep Nancy Pelosi became the nations first female House speaker on Thursday as Democrats eagerly took control of Congress for the final two years of President Bushs term The Democrats are back rejoiced Pelosi and within hours the House had cleared stricter new ethics rules on a vote of 4301 As is customary the opening moments of the 110th Congress pro duced pledges of bipartisanship at both ends of the Capitol Yet Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid signaled a new political order when they swiftly challenged Bush over the war in Iraq No issue in our country is more important than finding an end to this intractable war said Reid D Nev Completing the mission in Iraq is the presidents job and we will do everything in our power tojensure he fulfills it Bush is expected to announce a revised strategy next week for the war which has claimed See DEMS Page A8 KraftMaid gives out pink slips Unknown numbers laid off at Orwell Middlefield plants By STACY MILLBERG Staff Writer Masco Corp the parent company of KraftMaid Cabinetry Inc of Orwell and Middlefield laid off a number of its retailcabi netgroup employees Thursday The number of employees laid off could not be con firmed but the layoffs are apportioned among three locations in Ohio and one in Thayer Pa said Kathleen Yokes Masco Corps communications director Both KraftMaid plants in Middlefield as well as the Orwell factory are being affected by the layoffs which include salaried and hourly employees Two KraftMaid employees confirmed that the employees receiving layoff notices were hired after November 2005 Another KraftMaid employee in Middlefield estimated layoffs there alone would hit 500 The layoffs are a direct result of the slowdown in the newhome construc tion industry Yokes said Housing starts were down 12 percent in 2006 she said The majority of that was in the second half of the year Employees were given no advance notice of the lay offs which Yokes said is not uncommon As with most layoffs once a decision is made action is taken she said Its standard in business All salaried employees received severance pay and hourly employees have reemployment opportunities if callbacks take place she said Whether the layoff is per See SLIPS Page A8 Woman gets 10 years for conspiring against officials ASSOCIATED PRESS PAINESVILLE A woman who conspired with her fiance to blow up the houses of a judge and three other officials over a dispute about a tax bill was sentenced to the maximum 10 years in prison Thursday Dawn Holin 35 of Madison Township attempted to withdraw her guilty plea to four counts of conspiracy to commit murder before she was sentenced Lake County Common Pleas Judge Eugene Lucci denied Holins motion saying she could not pro vide a sufficient reason to withdraw the plea Public officials who administer the law will be protected by the law Lucci said after the hear ing Authorities said Holin and her fiance Joseph A Sands 41 of Madison schemed to bomb the homes of Painesville Municipal Judge Michael Cicconetti North Perry Police Chief Denise Mercsak village Mayor Thomas Williams and local prosecutor Joseph Gurley Sands was sentenced to the maximum 20 years in prison last month after being convicted of three See YEARS Page A8 California man arrested at airport after he traveled to meet boy By STACY MILLBERG Staff Writer smillberg com JEFFERSON A 53yearold male was arrested Dec 29 at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport after allegedly arranging to meet a juvenile from Jefferson The arrest comes following a sixmonth investigation by the Jefferson Police Department the Federal Bureau of Investigation Internet Crimes Against Children and Ohio Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation according to a statement issued by Jefferson Patrolman Dave Wassie Thursday Dennis B Lay of Los Angeles Calif area was arrested as he retrieved his luggage at baggage claim Lay was allegedly coining from Los Angeles to the Jefferson area to meet a juvenile under the age of 16 according to the statement Lay was charged with federal crimes involving the crossing of state lines to have illegal contact with a minor younger than 16 years of age according to the statement According to a recent study consisting of interviews of 1500 youthInternet users between the ages of 10 and 17 conducted by the University of New Hampshires Crimes Against Children Research Center 13 percent or one in seven of youth Internet users received unwant ed sexual solicitations through put the course of the study March to June Four per cent of youth Internet users received aggressive solicitations in which solicitors made or attempted to make offline con tact with the youth according to wwwmissingkidscom Four percent of all youth Internet users said online solici tors asked them for nude or sex ually explicit photographs of themselves according to the Web site INDEX Advice 06 Classifieds E1 Currents81 Easy LivingD1 OpinionA4 SportsC1 DEATHS Page A6 A7 ALLEN Dorothy BECKMAN Ruth BUCHTINEC John H CUNNINGHAM Robert EVANS Beverly M KENNISON Earl KINNEY Henrietta MATEJKOVIC Frank MclNALLLY Yolande J MOZZOCCO Nick M SANTORIELLA Joseph TALCOTTAbbyA TUROS Richard T WELCH Kenneth Bridge St Pizza Now Open 9645555 Happy 50th Bday Tom Volpl From Your Family Friends ft Staff at Albinos LA Cafe Fish Fry 4 DJ Rldgevtew Elem Rev Raffle MtCarmel Gr Prize Jan 27 9975339 WEATHER Rain Details Page A2 High 58 Low 46 Sunrise am Sunset pm   

From 1607 To The Present

Once upon a time newspapers were our main source of information. Now those old newspapers are a reliable source for hundreds of years of history and secrets of the past. Now you can search for people, places, and events without the hassle of sorting through mountains of papers!

Growing Every Second

Newspaper Archive is the world's largest online newspaper database featuring over 130 million newspaper pages. Plus our database expands by one newspaper page per second for a total of around 2.5 million pages per month! The value of your membership grows along with it.

Genealogy Made Simple

Those looking to find out more about their forefathers can empower their genealogy search with Newspaper Archive. Within our massive database, users can search ancestors' names for news stories and obituaries. We must understand our past to understand our future!

Choose the Membership Plan that is right for you!

Unlimited 6 Month

$99.95 (45% Savings!)

Unlimited page views for 6 months Learn More

Unlimited Monthly

$29.95

Unlimited page views for 1 month Learn More

Introductory

$9.95

25 page views for 1 month Learn More

Subscribe or Cancel Anytime by calling 888-845-2887

24 hours a day Monday-Saturday

Take advantage of our Introductory Membership offer and become a member for 1 month only for $9.95!

Your full introductory membership payment will be credited toward the cost of full membership any time you choose to upgrade!

Your Membership Includes:
  • 25 page views for 1 month
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a Monthly Membership only for $29.95
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!
Subscribe for a 6 Month Membership only for $99.95
Best Value! Save -45%
Your Membership Includes:
  • Unlimited Page Views
  • Access to Over 130 million Newspaper Pages
  • Ability to View, Save, and Print
  • Articles featuring over 100 million people
  • Full Access To All Content including 10 Foreign Countries
  • Weekly Search Alerts - We search for you!
  • & Many More Features!

What our Customers Say:

"It is amazing how easy and exciting it is to access all of this information! I found hundreds of articles about my relatives from Germany! Well worth the subscription!" - Michael S.

"I love this site. It's interesting to read articles about different family members. I've found articles as well as an obituary about an uncle who passed away before I was born, and another about a great aunt. It's great for helping with genealogy." - Patricia T.

"A great research tool. Allows me to view events and gives me incredible insight into the stories of the past." - Charles S.

Search Billions of Newspaper Articles 130 Million+ Pages and More Added Weekly!

Uncover 400+ Years
of Newspaper Archives
(1607 to today!)

Browse by Date

Research Newspaper Articles from 11 Countries
& all 50 U.S. States

Browse by Location

Explore 6,200+ Current &
Historical Newspaper Titles
and Counting!

Browse by Publication