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Ashtabula Star Beacon (Newspaper) - December 13, 2012, Ashtabula, Ohio
Thursday december 13,2012from Page one Star Beacon a a3 Margie Netzel / Star Beacon family and friends of murder victim Eleanor Robertson hold yellow roses during the sentencing of Danna Weimer who was convicted of Robertson s murder in september. Weimer will spend 44 years in prison. Mom from Page a1 calling for help a she said. A i have visions of my Mother being stabbed Over and Over and Over again. I have developed a fear of being Home a whatever sentence you get t play will never Ever Ever be enough a she said. Baker set one final argument before Lucci on wednesday requesting a the lowest variable life sentence available due to Weimer s a minimal past criminal a her involvement in this crime was very minimal compared to her Baker said. Lake county assistant prosecutor Mark Bartolotta said weimers criminal history a shows a trend of disregard for the Law and includes a pattern of drug and alcohol , particularly drug .�?� a through All the drug use she never sought rehabilitation and throughout this process there has been no showing of even a hint of remorse a he said. The Only voice for Weimer came after Lucci concluded the hearing As her youngest son Calvin Weimer 17, called to the judge from the Back of the courtroom asking to give his Mother a final hug. Lucci denied the request. A Are you kidding me a Calvin Weimer said. outside the courtroom. Eleanor a family marvelled at weimers Lack of remorse even at sentencing. �?o1 looked at her and 1 wanted her to l k k at me a Borton said. �?o1 wanted to see that she was sorry for what she did but there was no remorse there. She was smiling As she walked out of the courtroom. It made me Margie Netzel / Star Beacon Nicole Lundi granddaughter of murder victim Eleanor Robertson holds a photo of her grandmother As she hugs family Friend Libby Rose after the sentencing of Danna Weimer who was convicted of Robertson s murder in september. Weimer will spend 44 years in jail. Weds from Page a1 2012 a the last time dates on the Calendar will line up in such a manner this Century. A we have wanted to get married for awhile but we just seem to pick a Date a Ashley Steele said. Suddenly 12/12/12 seemed like the right Day to do the couple who met at the great lakes mall had been dating for two years and were engaged for six months before saying their vows for officiant Sharon Bradley. A i really never wanted a big wedding a Ashley Steele said. A i just wanted something quiet something just for us. This was Ashley Steele said that while she was excited to get married on dec. 12, 2012, she never thought about the time. A when Sharon asked me what time 1 wanted to get married 1 said. �?~1 done to know How about noon a 1 never thought about getting married on the 12th hour but it worked Bradley of weddings with your View admits to being superstitious. She said she was excited to perform a once in a Century wedding. A this is just what they wanted and 1 am so Happy for them a she said. �?o1 Hope they have All the Luck in the Ashley Steele describes her new husband As a caring Loving and Reginald Steele said he fell in love with Ashley Over a single conversation. �?o1 would say 1 was first attracted to her Over that conversation but also because she has really Beautiful he said. The couple lives in Ashtabula and while they have no plans to honeymoon just yet. They Are excited to finally share a last name. A we have a lot to look Forward Ashley Steele Page a1 deputies. He sat at the defendants table with his appointed attorney Hobart Shiflet. When Vettel asked Bilbrey about himself Bilbrey said he is from Ashtabula and has four children. He also said he a been a locked up since aug. 29.�?� that a when Bilbrey was nabbed in a separate meth Case in which he was charged with illegal Assembly or of chemicals for the manufacture of drugs a third degree felony according to court records. When Vettel asked Bilbrey what happened on the night of the March 4 fire at Park Margie Netzel / Star Beacon defendant Keith e. Bilbrey ii Waits to meet with his Legal counsel before a plea hearing in Ashtabula county common pleas court on wednesday. Haven nursing Home in Ashtabula Bilbrey stuttered for a moment. A my brother 1 helped my brother a he said. A i aided and abetted a Little bit. There was an explosion and that led me Bilbrey pleaded guilty to information filed by the state of Ohio and waived his right of indictment by the Ashtabula county grand jury. Ashtabula county assistant prosecutor Susan Thomas said she believes the complicity to aggravated arson charge the defendants participation in the she plans to ask the Vettel to sentence Bilbrey to five years in prison to run consecutively with three years on the drug charge she said. Shiflet said he reserves the right to argue for another penalty for his client. Vettel said in this Case Bilbrey will have to serve the prison term he gives him. Quot there is no Early release no getting out Early for Good he said. Quot you will be made subject to mandatory Post release controls for five Vettel said this is a serious Case As Bilbrey helped Kevin Bucci and Shaun Warrens risk the physical harm of others. The fire took the life of 31-year-old Warrens. Vettel then ordered an update on the pre sentence investigation and scheduled the sentencing hearing for both charges at 2 . Dec. 31 in his courtroom. It. Ron Deemer fire prevention officer for the Ashtabula City fire department was in the courtroom for the hearing. Park Haven 4533 Park ave., closed within months of the fire after being found in violation of seven Federal guidelines according to the Ohio department of health. The deficiencies which included failure to provide smoke detectors and written plans for emergencies were based on investigations at the facility said Tessie Pollock. Odh spokeswoman. The fire occurred at 8 37 . March 4 in rot m 18 on the second floor according to the Ashtabula fire departments report. Warrens died at the metro health Burn care Center. The death was ruled accidental according to the Cuya hoga county Coroner s report. Four other people were hospitalized at Ashtabula county medical Center after the fire and two people treated at the scene for smoke inhalation. Dollar from Page a1 the South. A handful of buildings including an old Gas station would be demolished to make room for the store. John Wojtila senior development manager for Zaremba retail co., presented a site plan to the commission. Shoppers would drive onto the property from state Street while delivery trucks would use the Alley off Washington Street he said. Zaremba has three separate properties under contract and the deals would close once All permits Are obtained Wojtila said. Permits should be secured by March and construction would Start soon after he said. The store will have approximately 32 parking spaces. Quot that s a lot More than you have now Quot Wojtila joked referencing the Dollar general that occupies a storefront at the Comer of main and Washington streets a few Steps from the proposed building site. Commission members had questions about the store s appearance. Some said they hoped it could mimic somewhat the architecture of nearby buildings which include the Conneaut Telephone company and newly renovated Cleveland hotel. As first drawn the exterior would blend masonry and Metal Walls Wojtila said. Initially it was set to resemble a new Dollar general in Jefferson. However the City is seeking some changes in the design that could include Quot different material Quot such As awnings canopies and decorative lighting Wojtila said. 2emba is willing to incorporate the ideas As Long As the final result remains budget Friendly he said. Water and sewer lines that exist in the area should be suitable for the project commission members Learned. Zaremba has a two year relationship with Dollar general having built stores for the retail giant in 10 states Wojtila said. Commission members should receive a final plan possibly reflecting some the changes sought by the City in time for january s meeting said City manager Tim Eggleston. He praised Zaremba s willingness to adjust the design. Quot they re willing to work to make that corridor the corridor we want it to be Quot he said. Ron Maki commission chairman said he was with the project. "1 think it will be Good for Conneaut Quot he said. "1 Don t see any major in related news the Conneaut zoning Board of appeals tonight is expected to receive an application for a variance related to a second Dollar general store this one scheduled to Rise in the area of West Mam route 20 and Gore roads. The Developer is the same one that wanted to build at West main and Parrish roads but denied the necessary zoning change a few months ago by City Council. Buy Quality at a Lii Large variety of double Wall pipe in Stock be carry Wood amp Coal stoves boilers amp inserts a of machine a Blaze King a Alaska Stoker a key Stoker a Napoleon a Jotun a Caddy furnaces a Osbaum Anthracite Coal Wood pellets iia Ford i stove shop Buck a Napoleon Wood stoves amp inserts a Glass doors a Gas logs a Chimney pipe relining pipe amp accessories a Hearth accessories Noi a Arrett re. No a Jefferson of 44047 440-576-9474 hours tues. Thru Sot. 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