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   Star Beacon (Newspaper) - January 6, 2007, Ashtabula, Ohio                             BROTHERS CHARGED WITH RECEIVING STOLEN GOODS APPEAR IN COURT PAGEA2 STAR SATURDAY JANUARY 6 2007 BEAC NEWSSTAND 50 CENTS Y 735 CENTS SPORTS Associated Press STEELERS BEGIN HUNT FOR NEW HEAD COACH Bill Cowher resigns after 15 seasons in Pittsburgh PAGEC5 COMICS Letthe Star Beacon know what you think of ZITS Email your opinions to ntedltoresulte224net or mail them to PO Box 2100 Ashtabula OH 440052100 BOYLE Jeanne J CUNNINGHAM Robert J DAVISON Malcolm JORGENSON Arlene F KINNEY Henrietta M LESKOVEC Mary J MATEJKOVIC Frank SANTORIELLA Joseph R Sr SHUKAITIS Ethel T PAGEA5 BusinessA4 ClassifiedsE1 ComicsE2 E3 CurrentsB1 EntertainmentB4 OpineD1D4 PuzzledE4 Showers Details Page A2 High 51 Low 36 Sunrise am Sunset pm SUPPORT OUR TROOPS LA CafeDJ To haw the Star Beacon call 9943242 FIND OUT WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING THIS WEEK SEND US YOUR ANSWER TO NEXT WEEKS QUESTION Do you think the Democraticcontrolled Congress will be better the same or worse than the previous Republicancontrolled Congress WARREN DILLAWAY Star Beacon A NINETEENYEAROLD Jeffrey Sedmak is escorted to a Conneaut Municipal Court hearing by Police Lt Dennis Gustafson in this 1989 file photo Inset is a recent photo from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Web site Mother ready to fight parole for sons killer Jeffrey Sedmak is serving time for the 1989 shooting death of Steven Sabo By MARK TODD Staff Writer CONNEAUT A grieving mother is counting on community son Steven Every single day I think about him Sabo said I can generally do it now without breaking down By all accounts support to help keep and Sabo were her sons killer and consid bars Betty Sabo of Conneaut is mounting a campaign aimed at denying parole for Jeffrey Sedmak who is serving a 15 yeartolife sentence for the 1989 shooting death of her ered friends The friendship came to a grisly end on Oct 29 1989 when police dis covered Sabos body inside Sedmaks home Sabo had been shot twice with a shotgun investigators said People who wish to make any comment on Jeffrey Sedmaks possible parole can send a letter to Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Office of Victim Services 1050 Freeway Dr North Columbus Ohio 43229 Sedmak told police he mistook Sabo for an intruder but investiga tors claimed the man ner and time of death indicated the shooting had been planned See PAROLE Page A6 Theres no business for snow businesses Wacky warm weather turns winter on its ear By MARK TODD Staff Writer com Think your business is suffering Try selling a winter coat in the midst of an unprecedented warm spell Balmy breezes caress ing our area the past few weeks have delighted some but worry others who count on blustery weather for part of their livelihood Our business has been terrible said Ralph Johnston who sells snowmobiles at his North Ridge Yamaha Suzuki dealership in Geneva I dont know what to say We need snow Johnston has moved a few sleds but sales could stand the boost some white stuff on the ground usually provides Weather experts say December 2006 was one of the top 10 warmest since records have been kept and 2007 could be one for the books Thejjet stream which at this time of year usually keeps warm Southern air out of the area are positioned further north than usual Also El Nino a Pacific Ocean weather phenomenon may also be factor Ive still got inventory in the pipeline he said Bill Hyland owner of the Outdoor Army Navy store in downtown Ashtabula agrees Were definitely feel ing the impact he said Cold weather gear is important to Hylands See SNOW Page A3 Meetings activities bow to Buckeye fever By MARK TODD Staff Writer Footballloving govern ment officials mired in meetings Monday night will have one eye on their agendas and anoth er on the clock Comments at the ses sions will be shorter and agendas leaner and all because The Ohio State University battle for a national championship will be featured on net work television The primetime game falls on the same evening many communities and some school districts will convene regular ses sions The scheduling could pose a big conflict for diehard Buckeye fans who sit on boards and panels Not in Ashtabula where City Council has canceled its usual Monday work session partly because of The Big Game In Conneaut City Council President James Jones will try to make sure no one misses the kickoff The 7 pm agen da is pretty skimpy and there are few ordinances awaiting action he said Also members and See FEVER Page A6 New governor signals hell delay first execution By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS Govelect Ted Strickland said Friday he will not have ample time to review the case of condemned killer Kenneth Biros before the scheduled execu tion date signaling the likelihood AP NewsBreak that the first execution of his administration will be postponed In talking with my legal coun sel and with Gov Bob Tafts legal counsel they have told me there is no way that we can have time to do the kind of analysis dealing with that that Bob Taft does Strickland told The Associated Press It takes him much longer than that amount of time that I would have The statement was met with unified wonder by those for and against the death penalty Does this mean the new governor is reconsidering the death penalty Weve been through this before with Gov Richard Celeste but he did it when he was leaving See DELAY Page A6   

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