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Ashtabula Star Beacon (Newspaper) - December 5, 1999, Ashtabula, Ohio N was tub twentieth Conj by sunday december 5, 1999published daily in Ashtabula s1.00 All i want for Christmas. Santa visits spa the United nation celebrate fifty Yea sit was the year 1995 c1star Beacon deck the driveway with a vehicle which has gone through a 100 Point inspection Madison &&�o2�f Mazda a jeep a Surah i by Shannon Lee staff writer Ashtabula a Santa arrived at the Harbor saturday but not by coming Down a Chimney. Instead the Jolly one arrived by Barge Down the Ashtabula River heading through the Harbor to Kickoff the Holiday season. Jolly old St. Nicholas arrives in Ashtabula Harbor by Barge for a $2 donation to the Asso under the tree. Citation kids could get their picture taken with Santa and Tell him All about their behaviour this year and How they wanted him to Reward them with gifts kids lined up to have their faces painted with glittery snowmen Trees and Holly is pc see Santa Page a6 he had great weather too., just a Little warmer than he might be used to. Warmer temperatures Drew Many families out to see Santa at Hulbert restaurant. Hulbert a family operated operation in its final remodelling stage was the perfect place to meet and Greet with Santa. Man i no o. Len mini / Oliai of Sun the Jefferson Community Conter gymnastics participate in the annual Holiday Parade in downtown Jefferson saturday evening. A we offered our place up and were Happy to do this a owner Dan Brady said Harbor merchants helped to make the event special for the children. While they waited for Santa Christmas crafts kept the kids Busy. They made Holiday items such glittery Pine one ornaments and paper chains links for the tree. Letters to Santa were collected. All Ages participated in a colouring contest with prizes being Mcdonalds gift certificates for the winners. Harbor merchants artistic endeavours Santa was Busy too. Animal Rescue group asks for donations Ryan Moore staff writer Hampden township a heart of Ohio great pyrenees Rescue inc. Is seeking donations to keep its animal Rescue Mission afloat. Hopr. Began rescuing great pyrenees in 1988, when it recovered five animals. Since then the number of dogs taken in has grown significantly the number reached 79 this year. The groups Mission is to provide care for lost and abandoned great pyrenees in Ohio to place the dogs into Loving suitable Homes and educate the Public about pet ownership responsibilities according to its official Mission statement. The group claims a 99 percent Success rate in placing the animals into adoptive Homes. However the pyrenees is not the dog for everyone the group states. A strict screening process is used to evaluate potential owners because of the physical characteristics of the dog. The great pyrenees is a very Large animal it weighs 110-125 pounds when fully grown. The dog possesses a boisterous bark Long hair and needs a lot of roaming space. The Breed originated in the pyrenees mountains in France where it was used to guard sheep said group treasurer and trustee Marian t. Williams. The Cost of feeding grooming and providing medical treatment for theses dogs is quite expensive. A great pyrenees eats 12 cups of High Quality dog food per Day according to Williams. A six to eight Small to medium size dogs can be feed for the same amount a Williams said. The group and Foster Homes have assumed All the costs to Date Williams said. As the size of the operation grows the group is looking defray the costs. Adopting persons Are helping with some of the expenses a from them the group asks for a $150 donation. Judy Keefner of Xenia is one of those people she adopted a a Ellen on saturday. With the year 2000 approaching the group anticipates rescuing Over 80 dogs. A Lack of funding remains a Barrier officials said. The group obtained its nonprofit status from the irs in May. It Hopes to raise $12,000 to cover next years operating costs. . Takes the stewardship of the dogs seriously a said Williams. All inquires should be made to heart of Ohio great pyrenees Rescue inc., . Box 465, Chardon 44024. Cops and Kmart Host Charity shop for kids Man i in o. Putnm nil i t oui Scott of hocs. 3.0, of Conneaut gets exc we As tie meets Santa clause during his visits downtown Conneaut saturday afternoon on main Street. Ashtabula county hazmat team ready for action by Frank Obernyer staff writer Jefferson the hazardous materials response team hazmat is now a a hands on reality for Ashtabula county. The idea for having a chemical emergency response team in the county began eight to ten years ago said Ashtabula township assistant fire chief David l. Plants member of the hazmat team. A we have been an a advisory team for about a year and a half a said plants. A was of dec. 1, however hazmat is an Active a hands on response team for any and All chemical emergencies in the county. We will be the first trained professionals on the scene to assess and contain chemical emergency during the past couple of years As an advisory team hazmat participated in chemical emergency situations by helping with research lining up resources and giving guidance to the various containment and clean up services involved. Now hazmat is an Active resource with advanced training and equipment which responds immediately to chemical emergencies. On scene emergency action begins with recognition awareness of the situation and the accompanying danger present. First priority is Protection of self and the Public from exposure. Calls Are initiated for help and evacuation is begun if necessary. The second phase is defensive in nature. Containment of the chemical spill or release is of utmost concern. See hazmat Page a6 75 it. Pine roping $14.96 Robinsons Garden Center adv. A Kamahl amp the night visitors today at 4, Edgewood or. H.8. Plus carols a classics. Adv. Arcaro a hugs Xmas Sals now on. Wkly bars on sat 12/11 adv. Bag Sals. Goodwill Ashtabula adv. Brunch with Santa sundays 122 season s Grill rt.534 a 90 adv. Cellular phones Maks great Xmas gifts As Low As $9.99/mo. With free weekends Usa cellular 4119 main ave., 997-6252 adv. Classified department now open monday thru Friday i 6 00pm to take your phone Calls. 994-3240 or 994-3254 set 255. Adv. I buy houses. Cash 440-964-5064&Quot adv. Old firehouse Xmas party 1-6pm adv perms $30, Nalls $25.992-5906 adv. St. John a Paul Bingo Mac ctr. Sunday doors open 4 30pm adv. Ryan Moore staff writer Ashtabula a fraternal order of police Lodge 106 and Kmart teamed up saturday dec. 4 to provide 20 needy Ashtabula county children with a Christmas shopping spree. Eleven officers representing Ashtabula county sheriffs department Ohio Highway patrol and Blue knights chapter 22, were on hand to help the kids shop and meet with Santa. A a we be been doing this for about four years a said Deputy Julius Petro who organized the event along with Kmart store manager Ron Klinger. A the event is not Only local but nationwide Quot noted Kmart office team manager Darlene Ginn. A the needy children a shopping spree reaches 43,000 children across the country according to Kmart. Each child is Given $20 to spend and supplied with a lunch. A officers pay the extra Money if kids happen to spend Over $20,�?� Ashtabula county sheriff William r. Johnson said and shop they did. A they headed straight to the toy department a said Johnson. Some of the toys selected included toy cars trucks helicopters and dolls. After the toy shopping was finished the kids had pizza with Santa. Jeffrey Williams 8, of Ashtabula said his favorite toy was a hand held electronic basketball game As he dug into a piece of pizza with gusto. Johnson found the event praiseworthy. A kids understand that we re their friends a he said while supporting the charitable efforts of Kmart. Martin s. Lerman / Star Beacon Jim Hudson Ashtabula county sheriff department Deputy pays for the children a items from a shop with the cop Quot event saturday morning at Kmart in Ashtabula. Hudson had the privilege to shop with Jeffery Williams Middle and Demetrius Blank

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