Ashtabula Star Beacon (Newspaper) - October 5, 2000, Ashtabula, Ohio A2 Star Beacon thursday october 5, 2000 a a today a weather area a today occasional showers and thunderstorms. Rain May be heavy at times. High in the upper 50s. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent. A today occasional showers and thunderstorms. Rain May be heavy at times. High in the upper 50s. East wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90 percent. State a today occasional showers and thunderstorms. Rain May be heavy at times. High in the 60s North to the mid 70s far South. A tonight showers and a Chance of thunderstorms until about Midnight otherwise mostly Cloudy. National weather the acc weather forecast for noon thursday oct. 5. Fronts l c 2000 acc Wenther. Inc cold warm stationary i gtd a a a s new cite. High Low showers rein to storms flurries Snow ice sunny it Cloudy Cloudy via associated press it Gay a a sunny pm Cloudy Cloudy showers to storms rein flumes 9now ice Ohio weather thursday oct. 5 acc weather forecast for daytime conditions High Low extended a Friday night mostly Cloudy. A Chance of showers. Low in the 30s. A saturday Cloudy with a Chance of rain showers. Snow showers possible North and West. High in the 40s. A sunday Cloudy with a Chance of rain showers. Snow showers also possible North and West. Marine a today Northeast wind 10 to 20 knots with higher gusts. Showers and thunderstorms. Waves 2 to 4 feet. A tonight North wind 10 to 20 knots becoming Northwest. Showers Early. Waves 2 to 4 feet. Utility deregulation subject of City forum by John a. Childres staff writer Ashtabula a City residents got a Chance to learn More about Utility deregulation at Kent state University a Ashtabula Campus wednesday but some came away in disbelief. Ronald Culpepper of the Ohio consumer a counsel made the multimedia presentation before 50 residents in the Campus auditorium. The program was divided Between natural Gas and electric deregulation. The idea behind both programs is to provide Consumers with a Choice and promote Competition. A the part of your Gas Bill that is being deregulated through the Public utilities commission of Ohio is the Cost of the Gas itself a Culpepper said. A the Cost of production is going up All the time and makes up 61 percent of the average East Ohio Gas which serves Northeast Ohio will continue to provide transmission and distribution of the Gas to Homes but customers May choose to go with another supplier. A because they Are a monopoly the Gas company is not allowed to make or lose Money on Gas production a Culpepper said. A serving 1.7 million customers across the Region they have to charge what they Are paying out. No More. No under deregulation other companies May provide the same service often at a discounted Price. A they Are Able to do this because they would have a smaller customer base a Culpepper said. A they can charge less As a result and still make a but some residents questioned the motive of making the changes. A the idea of these companies is to make Money for themselves a Sam Collette said. A How can you say this will help the consumer i done to believe it. I still say we re going to get it in the another woman said she was concerned that changing providers meant less service from East Ohio Gas. A they done to help me now when i Call a she said. A How can i expect them to be any better Consumers done to have to make a Choice. If they decide to change a contract must be signed. They will still be East Ohio customers for services and transmission. However a Cost savings on the Gas Bill is not guaranteed. The Choice program will be administered by East Ohio under the watchful Eye of the Puco Culpepper said. Electric deregulation is different being created by state Law which takes effect on Jan. I customers will be Able to choose electric suppliers but transmission distribution and support services will remain regulated. The Law requires a 5 percent decrease in costs across the Board starting on that Date. All customers across the state a Large and Small commercial and residential a will be making their Choice at the same time. During a transition period Between 2001 and 2008, during which utilities will be required to end Cost recovery charges. A one of the problems in this area is that first Energy is trying to recover the costs of building nuclear Power plants a Culpepper 3aid. A a that a Why costs in Northeast Ohio Are markedly higher than elsewhere in the state. The companies will be required to sign up 20 percent of the Market by 2003 or they will lose All rights to Cost recovery charges. The difference Here is that electric companies make Money Selling electricity and we expect them to work hard to become above All Culpepper urged Consumers to do their Homework. A make sure you ask a lot of questions a Culpepper said. A make sure you know what you re getting into. If you have questions Contact the Ohio Consumers counsel or the Puco. We guarantee something will be done about your memorial Hospital of Geneva admissions Colman Joseph Ravenna a Mitchell jr., Charles Ashtabula huhs Brown memorial Hospital discharges Turia Llumi Conneaut a Hoskins Wesley Conneau Ashtabula county medical Center admissions Wolfe Erika Ashtabula Griffin Ella Ashtabula Benson Dawn judge orders inspection of Mobile Home Parky Glen a. Miller staff writer Chardon a supporters of a four month rent strike at the High Chapparal Mobile iome Park in Claridon township claimed partial Victory wednesday after Chardon municipal court judge Craig Albert ordered a health and safety inspection. After meeting two hours with attorneys representing residents and the Park Albert appeared on the Bench to explain his order to about 60 angry Mobile Home Park residents. On oct. 25, Albert said the residents executive committee and representatives from the Beauga county building and health departments will tour High Chapparal. Also among the group will be Avery Friedman Cleveland attorney for the residents and David sed the Ravenna attorney from Multi Park services inc., the owners. Following the tour the group will meet with the executive committee. During the meeting the management will present a proposal for a new playground. Residents charged the Only children a play ground in the Park was demolished by Multi Park services in retaliation for a rent strike by 85 of the More than 170 residents. Rent payments Are being placed in escrow with Beauga county common pleas court. A understand this any time you re going to put in anything new the Federal government has new regulations and any time something is going in today it is going to be expensive because of All the regulations a he said. Dirty and Rusty drinking and bathing water have been High on the list of resident complaints for several months Many in the courtroom said they Are forced to buy water from other sources but must still pay for Park water. Reports of water checks previously done by Ohio environmental Protection Agency Are to be forwarded to Albert for his inspection. In addition Carol Wise will no longer be the residential manager. She had been replaced by Ronald Satyshur and Georgeanne Mitchell who moved into the Park in january. Wise who manages several other Mobile Home Parks owned by Multi Park services will be the supervisor but will not have any Contact with residents. Residents criticized Wise for her comments and treatment of them. One woman in the courtroom accused her of making an obscene gesture at her in the presence of children. Sed said Multi Park services was Happy with Alberto a action. Friedman noted Alberto a order partially stems from management a failure to meet with the residential executive committee by sunday to resolve complaints. Friedman says he understands the financial consequences of building a new playground but said it is a a very emotional and very important issues for residents with children. Friedman asked residents to begin compiling a list of unresolved health and safety issues to be Given to officials on oct. 25. He said the Mobile Home Park rent strike May be the largest of its kind in Ohio but cautioned residents that Alberto a order Only is the first step in their quest to improve living Page a1 Misdemeanour charge on one and no charges on another. All except Stiltner and Smith will be arraigned oct. To in front of judge Ronald Vettel. The following Are All felony indictments a Rodney Huffman 42, 5829 route 465, Rome was indicted on three counts of rape and one count of kidnapping stemming from a sept. 8 incident in new Lyme township. A Jonathan l. Holley 18, 2922 Eureka Road Ashtabula Eliezer Vazquez 20, 866 w. 44th st., Ashtabula and Tony Williams 18, 2910 Glover drive Ashtabula were All indicted on charges of felonious assault and complicity to commit aggravated robbery. According to court records the three men robbed another Man aug. 9. A Harold Jones 1923 Bobwhite drive Ashtabula was indicted on one charge of Possession of crack cocaine. A Michael j. Tackett 38, 2011 Morgan Road Jefferson was indicted on two counts of felony driving under the influence. A Ralph and Diane Colicchio 178 Mill Road Conneaut were both indicted on charges of tampering with Ashtabula county department of human services records. A Robert d. Shreves 5813 route 193, Andover was indicted on charges of failure to comply and assault on a police officer. A Jason a. Riddle 23, 912 w. 41st st., Ashtabula was indicted on one charge of Possession of cocaine. A Robert c. Hill 45, 4654 North Ridge e., Geneva was indicted on one charge of grand theft. A Kevin Wolfe 44, 4439 route 534, Rome was indicted on one charge of theft. A Michael a. Fischer no Street address Given Ashtabula was indicted on one charge of carry ing a concealed weapon. A Michael p. Mckay address not available was indicted on charges of illegal manufacture of drugs Possession of drugs and Possession of criminal tools for felony purposes. A Dustin Knowlton 18, 5019 Topper ave., Ashtabula was indicted on charges of forgery and theft. A separate indictment was filed on one charge of aggravated robbery. A Edward f. Bowler Iii 5717 Woodman ave. 28, Ashtabula was indicted on one charge of Domestic violence. A Brenton Soileau Houston Texas was indicted on one charge of Possession of a Christian t. Stachiw 22, 6911 Sidley Road in Thompson was jailed and released on summons tuesday according to sheriff reports. The suspect is accused of writing a bad Check to Fischer Cycle for a Honda xr50 on july 12, knowing the Check was bad. He later ignored a letter sent by Fischer a Cycle reports indicate. A Tara m. Wells 28, 349.5 North in Wooster was arrested and charged with Strong Arm robbery tuesday reports state. Reports state Wells forcibly took a purse from a 69-year-old woman outside of the Sears in Ashtabula mall monday. A sheriffs department was called to assist Sheffield fire department tuesday after a report of attempted arson at the Benetka covered Bridge. A full propane tank in a Blue zipped bag was apparently set on fire reports state. Correction Conneaut a in the election 2000 special Section published tuesday Deborah a. Newcombs experience was omitted from her candidate profile. The Ashtabula county commissioner candidate was appointed to the Board in 1999 and currently serves As president. She also was appointed to the following committees 911, children services Board workforce investment Board family and children first Lepe safety jogs and senior care. She served As Ward i councilwoman for Conneaut from 1990 to 1996, and served As president from 1996 to 1999. 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