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Star Beacon (Newspaper) - January 8, 2007, Ashtabula, Ohio STAR HAIRS SOMETHING WORTH CONSIDERING Genevan barber to four generations Currents Page Cl BEACON MONDAY JANUARY 8 2007 NEWSSTAND 50 CENTS HOME DELIVERY 35 CENTS COMICS Heres Lio Spend a week with Lio the latest comic strip the Star Beacon is trotting out for your consideration Let editor Neil F Frieder know what you think at nfedi Page C5 LOCAL Twirling teens A Madison twirling team has big plans for its girls including participating in 10 parades and various com petitions The best part the price is right Page A2 DEATHS BARTON Robert G DEULUS Lucy MEYER Dolores 0 WAID David F Page A6 WEATHER Yes snow Details Pace A2 High Low 28 Sunrise am Sunset pm Advice C5 Agriculture C7 ComicsC4 C5 C1 EntertainmentQ3 Opinion A4 PeopleC4 C6 OSuVFtorida Room Tonights Ohio State Florida game to help local bars eateries By MARGIE TRAX PAGE Staff Writer com ASHTABULA The kitchen at Capos Pizza in Ashtabula Harbor was a flurry of activity Sunday night Workers filled containers with cheese sauce and pepperoni slices In the freezer cases of chicken wings and pizza dough are stacked high Pizza shop owner Frank Capo is in the middle of it all directing his employ ees through the prepara tion of hundreds of calls from hungry Buckeye fans When the national cham pionship contest between firstranked Ohio State University and second ranked University of Florida kicks off at pm Capos Pizza will be ready We put on some extra crew because we expect to be busier than normal We have more of everything just for the big game Capo said Capos Pizza isnt the only business preparing to host an excess of football fans A typical Monday in January brings about 60 people to Buffalo Wild Wings in Ashtabula Township Manager Jason McDonald is expecting a full house tonight The restaurant and bar have been busy for every Ohio State game McDonald said We serve more food because during the games people stick around longer and order more stuff he said Capo said the increase in pizza and wing orders for the football game comes at just the right time for his businesses Capo owns pizza shops in Ashtabula Geneva and Austinburg See TONIGHT Page A8 GARY W GREEN Orlando Sentinel OHIO STATE football coach Jim Tressel left and Florida coach Urban Meyer an Ashtabula native pose with the BCS National Championship trophy during a news conference at the Camelback Inn in Scottsdale Ariz Sunday Many in Ohio take today off for game ASSOCIATED PRESS WARREN DILLAWAY Star Beacon MIKE SOCKO and his wife Judy eat with their grand children Michael 13 and Megan 14 at Buffalo VVild Wings in Ashtabula Township The Sqcko family plans to watch the Ohio StateFlorida game this evening at their North Kingsville home r Monday has become an unofficial holiday through out Ohio with govern ments moving meetings high schools rescheduling basketball games and workers taking vacation days or testing flex time policies to avoid missing the national title match between No 1 Ohio State and No 2 Florida Anybody who didnt change for this game might need a little psycho logical exam said Donald Jenkins a trustee for Bath Township in northeast Ohio The board met Thursday instead of Monday City councils in Gahanna and Reynoldsburg near Columbus canceled their Monday meetings so as not to miss the pm kickoff Other local gov More Ohio State Florida coverage in Sports Page B1 ernments and school boards moved start times a few hours earlier or rescheduled for the next day Missing out is hard for sports fans because sports are a shared social experi ence said Kirk Wakefield who studies sports fan behavior at Baylor University in Waco Texas If you missed the game and your friends are talk ing about a great play youre an outcast youre left out of the dialogue Akron City Council did not budge from its 7 pm Monday meeting See GAME Page A8 Survey Teens big on social networking By MARTHA IRVINE AP National Writer For 17yearold Amanda Sanchez social network ing is an obsession a dis traction and when she moved to a new town last summer it was her life line Over the summer MySpace was my best friend says the high school junior who lives in San Diraas Calif I didnt know anybody after I moved so I was on there all the time She usually checks her page a couple times a day and keeps in touch with old friends and those shes Socializing online More than half of American youth use online social networking sites according to a recent survey MySpace is by far the most popular Percentage of online teens who use social networking sites 55 170 57 Frequency that online use social networking sites Several 35 days Every few nes a day a week weeks 12 days Less a week often Percentage of who created an online profile Visible to anyone Visible to friends 177 Dont know to whom its visible NOTE Survoy of 935 American youth ages 1217 was done by telephone in October and November margin0 error 37 percentage points SOURCE Pew Internet end AP American Ule Project made at her new high school So preferred is this form of communication among people her age that guys ask her for her SM TEENS Page A8 Strickland takes oath shortly after midnight By JULIE CARR SMYTH AP Statehouse Correspondent COLUMBUS r Preparations were under way Sunday to transfer leadership of Ohio from Republican to Democratic rein for the first time in 16 years The formal inauguration of Govelect Ted look at Ohios new first lady Page A3 Strickland was scheduled for midnight Monday a minute after GOP Gov Bob Taft ends an eight year tenure marked by ethics violations and some See OATH Page A8 Associated Press TED STRICKLAND was slated to take the oath as Ohios new governor early this morning Start Work Wednesday lNf FIBERGIASS PRODUCTION to IE Main Street 225 Broad Street Conneaut OH 4405998333 8 N State Street Painesville OH 4403509292
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