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Star Beacon (Newspaper) - January 13, 2007, Ashtabula, Ohio 2000 YEARS OF BAPTIST HISTORY PAGEBI STAR BEACON SATURDAY JANUARY 13 2007 NEWSSTAND 50 CENTS HOME DELIVERY 35 CENTS COMICS Let the Star Beacon know what you think of LIO Email your opinions to or mail them to PO Box 2100 Ashtabula OH 440052100 Copper theft not only aggravating but could also be fatal for thieves PAGEA2 BURDNO Richard F BUTLER Sara CUSANO Judith J DAWSON Elmer V DONDREA Henry GEORSKEY F Courtney JOHNSON Kathleen V KANGAS Martin W LYON Mary C NELSON Byron W SAVAGE Dorothy M SCHULTZE John F SHERMAN Dorry F PAGE 44 INDEX BusinessA3 ClassifiedsE1 ComicsE2 E3 CurrentsB1 EntertainmentB4 OpineD1D4 PuzzledE4 SportsC1 Rain Snow Details Page A2 High 39 Low 33 Sunrise am Sunset pm SUPPORT OUR TROOPS 1 Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest at Arts Center 8pm 9643396 CLYO Baseball Sign Ups Sat February 3rd 124pm AtThelOOFHall Crows Nest Karaoke Tonite 9 Kays Place Now ReOpen For Business LA CAFEDJ Navajo Corner Erie PA Closing Jan 31st New Designer Items Now In Goodwill Ash To have the Star Beacon delivered to your house call 8943242 SEND US YOUR ANSWER TO NEXT WEEKS QUESTION Gabe Gullia owner of Edens Apple an adult entertainment establishment in Ashtabula doubt council sees what I see here every day I look into the eyes of the young adults in Ashtabula most of them solely concerned with how theyre going to pay the rent this month how theyre going to feed their kids buy school clothes let alone Christmas presents Do you believe Gullia is performing a service to Ashtabula County by providing some jobs through his establishment BY THE BILL Star Beacon DAVID BALLENGER JR 28 is taken away in handcuffs Friday by FBI agents and Ashtabula City Police Det Sgt Joseph Cellitti lower left and Sgt Perry Johnson Jr upper right after Ballenger was arrested on a federal warrant near the intersection of West 58th Street and Main Avenue Federal agents come to Bula to arrest felon By SHELLEY TERRY Staff Writer ASHTABULA A man who city police have arrested more than 45 times in the past 11 years was served Friday morning with a federal warrant for drugs At am the FBI and city police officers and detectives arrived at 5756 W 58th St in unmarked vehicles and quickly converged on an upstairs apartment One man had FBI across the back of his jacket and he had a big old machine gun in his hand I turned the car around so I could watch what was happening 5 5 Smith witness surprising ininde the people filavid Ballenger Jr 28iof 3614 Station Ave was arrested and escort of the building into a FBI vehicle Police Department detective Sgt Joseph Cellitti Capt Gerald Cornelius and Sgt Perry Johnson Jr helped the FBI with the arrest Keith Smith 24 of West 58th Street said he was sitting in his car at the traffic light at Main Avenue and West 58th See FBI Page A5 State auditor releases library embezzlement probe findings Office finds Andover Public Library is due back By STACY MILLBERG Staff Writer ANDOVER The Auditor of States Office has released its findings of an investigation into embezzlement of funds from Andover Public Library by former library employee Sonia Orahood The investigation start ed in July 2005 when money was reportedly found missing during a routine audit by former State Auditor Betty Montgomerys regional office Initial police work was done by the Andover Police Department and turned over to County Prosecutor Thomas Sartinis office The case has been held by the prosecutors office pending state audit find ings and has not been presented to a county grand jury Calls made to Sartini and Asst County Prosecutor Bruce See AUDITOR Page A5 USDA to look into dog killing incident at Cleveland Clinic Canine was used to demonstrate a medical device By JOE MILICIA Associated Press CLEVELAND The US Department of Agriculture will send an inspector to the Cleveland Clinic to probe the killing of a dog that was used in a sales train ing session the agency said Friday The clinic known for its heart center and for treating highprofile patients such as royalty had reported itself to the ANIMALS USED IN RESEARCH AT THE CLEVELAND CLINIC ASSOCIATED PRESS A list of the animals cov ered by the federal Animal Welfare Act that were used for research in 2005 340 dogs 361 rabbits 21 nonhuman primates 13 sheep 114 pigs 32 calves SOURCE US Department of Agriculture documents USDA which regulates animal testing A neurosurgeon had See CLINIC Page A6 Ashtabula Geneva police search for same suspect Keith Green wanted for assaults in both cities By MARGIE TBAX PAGE Staff Writer Two very similar police reports have Geneva and Ashtabula police looking for the same suspect The departments are looking for Keith Green 29 of Ashtabula follow ing two bloody assaults that left one man in the hospital police reports show Three brothers Davy Canter 25 of Geneva Jacob Canter 23 of GenevaontheLake and See SEARCH Page A2 President Ford comments on Carter Reagan and Nixon ASSOCIATED PRESS GRAND RAPIDS Mich In 25 years of inter views with his hometown paper that could only be released upon his death former President Ford Once called Jimmy Carter a disaster who ranked alongside Warren Harding and said Ronald Reagan received far too much credit for ending the Cold War It makes me very irri tated when Reagans peo ple pound their chests and say that because we had this big military buildup the Kremlin collapsed Ford told The Grand Rapids Press The best president of his lifetime Ford said was a more moderate Republican Dwight D Eisenhower Harry Truman would get very high marks for his handling of foreign crises Ford said He also praised Richard Nixon as a foreign policy master despite the Watergate See FORD Page A2
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