NEWS


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Firelands royalty crowned
MAKE IT 15: Band heading to state

MAKE IT 15: Band heading to state

Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-TimesSeen here providing a smoke-and-lights-filled football halftime show Friday in Olmsted Falls, the Amherst Mar...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Five Points, one goal

Five Points, one goal

Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-TimesAmherst police and firefighters stopped traffic Saturday at the city’s Five Points downtown intersectio...

September 26th, 2016 updated: September 27th, 2016. |  


‘He lived as a hero’

‘He lived as a hero’

Devin Velez’s eyes were rimmed red as he stood at attention last Thursday in his U.S. Air Force uniform at his father’s funeral.The airman...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Chef to bring rustic Italian flavors to former Cork’s

Chef to bring rustic Italian flavors to former Cork’s

While other seven-year-olds were playing outside, Robby Lucas was busy in his father’s kitchen.He grew up around the bustle of boiling pots, cho...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Sandstone exterior gets TLC at Amherst city hall

Sandstone exterior gets TLC at Amherst city hall

Water has washed away mortar in the sandstone walls of Amherst city hall, built in 1884.A huge lift raised workers this week to the top of the bell to...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Public library to close 2nd floor for facelift

Public library to close 2nd floor for facelift

New furniture, fresh carpet, and a redesigned layout are coming this fall to the Amherst Public Library.The Spring Street building’s second floo...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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FALCONS FEAST: Firelands overruns Oberlin 43-8
FALCONS FEAST: Firelands overruns Oberlin 43-8

FALCONS FEAST: Firelands overruns Oberlin 43-8

The Firelands Falcons ran early and often Friday, trouncing the Oberlin Phoenix 43-8 in Henrietta Township.Falcons running back Nick Denney rushed for...

September 26th, 2016 updated: September 26th, 2016. |  


Alston kicks six in win over Eagles

Alston kicks six in win over Eagles

Six goals came off the foot of freshman Lexi Alston as the Comets downed the Eagles 8-3 Wednesday in a much-needed Southwestern Conference victory.Als...

September 23rd, 2016 |  


Falcons’ ground attack clips Clearview

Falcons’ ground attack clips Clearview

The Falcons’ rushing attack with Nick Denney was already a tough one to stop.It may have become a two-headed monster, though, after Logan Strade...

September 19th, 2016 |  


BOYS CROSS COUNTRY: Hill beats 513 runners on new regional course

Sophomore Josh Hill placed 12th out of 525 runners Saturday, running for the Comets at the intensely competitive Boardman Spartan Invitational.His tim...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Johnson tops for Amherst varsity in Boardman race

With eight state-ranked teams in the mix, Amherst’s girls cross country runners finished in the top half Saturday at the Boardman Spartan Invita...

September 19th, 2016 |  


LIFE


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CORRECTION

Auditions for “Dearly Beloved” by the Workshop Players will be held June 13 and 14. Due to incorrect information submitted to the News-Tim...

May 9th, 2016 |  


ENGAGEMENT: Melanie Offineer and Adam Schaffer

ENGAGEMENT: Melanie Offineer and Adam Schaffer

Melanie Offineer and Adam Schaffer, both of Dayton, have announced their engagement.The bride-elect is the daughter of Martin and Nita Offineer of Amh...

April 21st, 2016 |  


Flowers for unmarked Crownhill graves

Flowers for unmarked Crownhill graves

Death came too soon for the 27 who died suddenly on March 26, 1916, their lives cut short when titanic trains collided on Amherst railroad tracks.And ...

March 29th, 2016 |  


100-year-old newspaper page treasured by family

100-year-old newspaper page treasured by family

Here is an amazing piece of history: Linda Horvath took a very special relic to Tuesday’s 100th anniversary of the Great Train Wreck.The Amherst...

March 29th, 2016 |  


CEREMONY: Monument dedicated to victims of the Great Train Wreck of 1916

CEREMONY: Monument dedicated to victims of the Great Train Wreck of 1916

An old legend says whenever you hear a cardinal sing, it’s the spirit of a loved one come back to visit.Birdsong filled the air early Tuesday as...

March 29th, 2016 |  


100 YEARS: Great Train Wreck anniversary planned

100 YEARS: Great Train Wreck anniversary planned

A service to commemorate the souls lost 100 years ago in the Great Amherst Train Wreck of 1916 will be held March 29.As the date nears, a recently-sur...

March 17th, 2016 updated: March 17th, 2016. |  


OPINION


Powers outdated, costly to repair

To the editor:Issue 21 does not raise taxes. Powers Elementary, where my child attends, is outdated and in need of costly repairs. Powers is to the po...

September 26th, 2016 |  


Turtle recipes have fallen out of vogue

Turtle recipes have fallen out of vogue

I wish I would’ve watched my mom make her turtle soup since my boss got a couple of large ones and asked me if I knew how to cook them.My mom wo...

September 19th, 2016 |  


Just try picking apart this year’s state report cards. I dare you.I’ve been trying for days to analyze the often nonsensical, convoluted w...

September 19th, 2016 |  


EpiPen’s soaring price leaves some buyers feeling sick

Disturbingly, the biggest back-to-school expense for some families this season might not be new clothes or even a laptop computer, but rather the cost...

September 14th, 2016 |  


Protecting Ohio students from for-profit scams

Protecting Ohio students from for-profit scams

For too long, bad actors in the for-profit college sector have been allowed to prey on students, leaving them unable to secure the good-paying jobs th...

September 13th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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Silver shovels come out as Amherst Manor expands
The last days of Kmart

The last days of Kmart

It’s among the last remaining open in Northeast Ohio, but the end is rapidly approaching for Super Kmart on Cooper Foster Park Road.With about a...

August 12th, 2016 updated: August 12th, 2016. |  


Cork’s and Stubby’s closes, owner faces felony rape trial

Cork’s and Stubby’s closes, owner faces felony rape trial

Signs hanging on the doors say Cork’s and Stubby’s has closed.They appeared Monday as would-be customers found the popular downtown restau...

August 8th, 2016 updated: August 8th, 2016. |  


Four are ‘Growing Abilities’ at Cleveland Clinic

Four are ‘Growing Abilities’ at Cleveland Clinic

During their summer break, four Amherst students are honing their job skills through a program at the Cleveland Clinic.If you ask Gabe Bullock, John S...

July 26th, 2016 |  


Fairway to open mortgage office on Rt. 58

A Fairway Independent Mortgage office will open this month in Amherst.The company is planning a soft opening soon at 315 North Leavitt Rd., next to Fi...

July 13th, 2016 |  


Have fun… but know your fireworks rules

There’s the old joke: Independence Day is the holiday when we show how much we love our country by blowing up a small part of it.No doubt firewo...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Hot Dog Heaven turns 40

Hot Dog Heaven turns 40

“There’s so much tradition and history in this building,” says Chris Russo, sitting upstairs at Hot Dog Heaven, an Amherst landmark....

June 24th, 2016 |  


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