ASHTABULA, Ohio — TV entertainer Jay Leno likes to poke fun at headline writers and this week it was the Ashtabula Star Beacon’s turn to feel the pain of his pointed wit.
The story, which made news nationwide, refers to the real estate auction of Park Haven Nursing Home, which caught fire more than a year ago when a methamphetamine laboratory exploded.
The host of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno poked fun at the Star Beacon’s headline “Park Haven on block.” He pointed out the story’s sub-headline, which reads “Nursing home with meth lab will be auctioned March 21.”
That was too easy for Leno to let slide. “It’s hard to believe they are selling this place,” he joked. “You’d think they could make money on a nursing home with a meth lab.”
Staff writer Shelly Terry, who penned the story for the Feb. 1 edition of the paper, was all smiles about her brush with late night fame.
“This was a very fun thing to have happen to me,” she said. “(A colleague) even said that of all her former co-workers, I’d be the one to be on Jay Leno!”
Details for this story were provided by the Ashtabula (Ohio) Star Beacon.