Imprisoned country singer Johnny Paycheck wants Ohio Gov. Richard Celeste to grant him a pardon. Paycheck, who had a big hit with "Take This Job and Shove It," has served 10 months of a seven-to-91/2-year sentence for shooting a man in a barroom in 1985 and won't be eligible for parole for almost five years. Paycheck's lawyer, Ralph Buss, says the singer's friends and supporters have filed a petition on his behalf but Highland County Prosecutor Rocky A. Coss isn't sympathetic. "Absolutely, I'm opposing it," Coss said. "I've already written to the parole board objecting. He's used his celebrity status all his life to evade the consequences of the law, both criminal and civil. I think it would not serve the law to give him clemency due to his celebrity status."