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   Star Beacon (Newspaper) - January 9, 2007, Ashtabula, Ohio                             LOCAL Local girl is geography queen bee CURRENTS Her clothes always make news Page C1 STATE Governor vetoes first bill Page A2 BEACON TUESDAY JANUARY 9 2007 NEWSSTAND 50 CENTS HOME DELIVERY 35 CENTS Ashtabula fired up WARREN Star Beacon ASHTABULA FOOTBALL fans from left Judy Shears RJ Detore Kylee Hewitt and Josh Notte in front of a banner honoring Ashtabula residents Urban Meyer University of Florida head coach and Jim Bollman Ohio State offensive coordinator Monday night at the Crows Nest in Ashtabula Local residents root for native sons in Ohio StateFlorida championship By SHELLEY TERRY Staff Writer Ohio State University fans donned their team colors and gathered Monday night at the Crows Nest to watch the nationally tele vised Championship Series in Glendale Ariz game between OSU and the University of Florida The folks at the Crows Get results of the big game and all details in Sports coach Urban Meyer Bollman graduated from Harbor High School Meyer from St John High tl I tj Nest hung banners outside the sports bar calling the game the Battle of Ashtabula because the matchup featured two Ashtabula natives OSU offensive coordinator Jim Bollman against UF head John and Paul High School What are the chances these two fellows come from the same little city and end up in the same championship game City Manager Anthony Cantagallo said Its See FIRED Page A6 WARREN DILLAWAY Star Beacon SHARYN BRAIS of Ashtabula smiles at the Crows Nest in Ashtabula at a television piece about Ashtabula native Urban Meyer the University of Florida head football coach Monday night Dave Rozzo friend of Meyers and fellow St John High School graduate is featured on the big screen Sartini Case has profound impact By DORIS COOK Staff Writer CLEVELAND Ashtabula County Prosecutor Thomas Sartini told a threelawyer panel Monday that disci plinary hearings against him have made a pro found impact on his life He made the comments after three of four charges against him were dis missed without delay One of his former chief deputy prosecutors Ariana Tarighati said the behavior was not as bad as it was portrayed The two county prosecu tors are accused of having bypassed a 2004 vehicular homicide suspects public defender negotiating a plea deal directly with the suspects mother thus cir cumventing the suspects legal counsel What we did here was to help this distraught mother I do not feel we See CASE Page A6 DORIS COOK Star Beacon ASHTABULA COUNTY Prosecutor Thomas Sartini and wife Marlene were caught during a break in Mondays grievance violations hearing held in Cleveland County hit by more than in legal fees By DORIS COOK Staff Writer Legal fees to represent Ashtabula County Prosecutor Thomas Sartini and his former chief assistant Ariana Tarighati of Roaming Shores have hit more than County commissioners in May approved paying the attorney fees for both Sartini and Tarighati out of the county general fund Each defendant had to hire sepa rate law firms to face violations of the Ohio Supreme Courts Code of Professional Responsibility for lawyers See FEES PageAS Conneaut man killed in Interstate 90 crash By MARK TODD Staff Writer CONNEAUT A Conneaut jhan wasjkilled when the pickupjfruck he was driving crasjied on 90 near the Pennsylvania line early Monday morning authori ties said Terry A Thompson 56 died at scene said Richard L Mongell AshtabulaCounty coro ners office investigator The traffic death is believed to be the first inside city limits in at least two years City Manager Douglas Lewis said Thompson was an operator at the citys treatment plant Thompson was traveling east on 190 at am when he lost control of his truck about one mile west of the state line said Police Chief Jon Arcaro Thompson was ejected partially from the vehicle when it rolled on its side Arcaro said The driver apparently was not wearing a seat belt he said Thompsons vehicle hit a guardrail on the left side of the highway and then crossed the road where it struck a bridge embank ment and flipped over Mongell said There were no passengers in the pick up truck and no other vehicles were involved in the accident officials said A mix of rain and snow made the pavement wet but it is not known imme diately whether the road See CRASH Page A6 iS targets terrorists in Somalia 11 TT ri i ASSOCIATEDiPRESS WASHINGTON The military launched a agafost several sus aigmbers of al miSJomalia a gov ernment official said Mondayaight The official who spoke on condition f anonymity because oftthe operations said at least one AC130 gunship was used in the attack CNN NBC and CBS first reported the military action Citing Pentagon officials CBS said the tar gets included the senior al Qaida leader in East Africa and an alQaida operative wanted for his involvement in the 1998 bombings of the American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania The same operatives are also believed responsible for a 2002 attack on Israeli tourists in Kenya and an attempt to shoot down an Israeli aircraft the same day NBC News reported The 1998 bombings of the US embassies in Kenya and Tanzania killed more than 250 people The 2002 attack on an Israeliowned hotel in Kenya killed 15 The White House on Monday night would not confirm the incident Air Force Lt Col Todd Vician a Defense Department spokesman said he could neither confirm nor deny the reports of an airstrike There was no confirma tion that the Air Force had killed either of the al See TARGETS Page A6 INDEX AdvjceC5 Business TAB Comics C4C5 CurrentsC1 EntertainmentC3 OpinionA4 People C4 PuzzledC6 SportsB1 DEATHS Page AS BARTON Robert G CLAAR Ethel DEULUS Lucia PAWLOWSKI Henry SCHREIBER Betty J THOMPSON Terry A WITT Carolyn A LOCAL PageA2 m Students graduating in 2014 will have a more rigor ous curriculum to follow if they expect to graduate from an Ohio high school Geneva police found a fake gun and a real crack pipe Sunday after a tip led officers to search a sus pects vehicle WEATHER Snow Details Page A2 High 35 Low 26 Sunrise Sunset   

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