‘Gracious, generous’ Nickelback singer dines in the Valley

The celebrity ate at the Spread Eagle Tavern where many GOP politicians have visited.



HANOVERTON — Chad Kroeger, the lead singer and lead guitarist for rock band Nickelback, got a taste of the Valley in recent days.

While in Columbiana County visiting his girlfriend, he ate in at least two restaurants.

Kroeger and his girlfriend dined Friday at the Spread Eagle Tavern in Hanoverton, said Dave Johnson, co-owner of the historic restaurant and inn.

“Everyone recognized him and asked for autographs,” Johnson said. “He was extremely gracious with his time. He stuck around after eating to sign more autographs and talk with people. He also stayed around to tour the inn.”

Kroeger was generous with his money.

“He gave the most generous tip his server ever received,” Johnson said.

The Spread Eagle is known as a destination location for Republican politicians.

Among its visitors are Vice Presidents Dick Cheney, Dan Quayle and Jack Kemp as well as presidential candidates John McCain and Pat Buchanan, and ex-Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

Read the full story Monday in The Vindicator and on Vindy.com.

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