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Crownings kick off fair week

Crownings kick off fair week

Crowns, awards, and poignant words were handed out to the sound of vibrant 4-H Band music Monday at the Lorain County Fair’s 2016 opening ceremo...

August 23rd, 2016 updated: August 24th, 2016. |  


FAIR: 38 Special? More like 138 decibels!

FAIR: 38 Special? More like 138 decibels!

Photos by Jason Hawk | Civitas MediaShredding guitar solos? Yes, please. Classic rock band 38 Special brought back 30-year-old memories without giving...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Need more spaces? Downtown parking blossoms

Having trouble finding a place to park downtown?There’s good news — Amherst’s heart is getting about 65 new parking spaces.Mayor Mar...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


INSIDE CENTRAL: We tour its long-dark corridors

INSIDE CENTRAL: We tour its long-dark corridors

It feels like trespassing on a grave.Dust shoots up from the floors, where wood planks are loose in spots, creaking ominously. Green and gold paint ha...

August 22nd, 2016 |  


Central’sstrangebut truehistory

Central’sstrangebut truehistory

Fires have played a crucial role in Central School’s history — and did you know the largest was caused by poop?It’s strange but true...

August 22nd, 2016 updated: August 24th, 2016. |  


Amherst teen injured in suspected alcohol-related crash

A 19-year-old Amherst man was seriously injured in an early Thursday crash in Amherst Township.Alexander Brotzki was a passenger in the single-vehicle...

August 19th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


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Falcons looking to take next step

CROSS COUNTRY: Comets girls get great start against state-ranked teams at Preview

The Amherst girls cross country team began its season in outstanding fashion Saturday, finishing in the top 10 at the OHSAA’s State Preview Meet...

August 23rd, 2016 |  


FIRELANDS VARSITY FALL SCHEDULES

Football• Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. at home vs. Edison• Sept. 2 at 7 p.m. at home vs. Brooklyn• Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. at Vermilion• Sept. ...

August 15th, 2016 |  


Preseason pressure on as opener vs. Kenston nears

Preseason pressure on as opener vs. Kenston nears

Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-TimesPracticing in near-100-degree heat means frequent breaks for water. But the Comets are looking in good form t...

August 13th, 2016 |  


Ryan Rua, digital slugger

Ryan Rua, digital slugger

I helped Ryan Rua win a home run contest.It’s true.Playing Tap Sports Baseball 2016 on my Android phone, I’ve been slowly building a roste...

August 11th, 2016 updated: August 11th, 2016. |  


COMETS FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Road to success is never an easy one

COMETS FOOTBALL PREVIEW: Road to success is never an easy one

A difficult road tends to lead to greater rewards.The Amherst Comets went 0-10 in 2015 following seasons of 1-9 and 2-8. Third-year head coach Bill Fi...

August 10th, 2016 |  


LIFE


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Central’sstrangebut truehistory

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


Heat, penny candy, and salad recipes

Heat, penny candy, and salad recipes

It’s too hot to cook unless you have air conditioning. Can you imagine having to work around all the hot ovens of a restaurant, or even at a fac...

August 19th, 2016 |  


Losing weight is better with support

Losing weight is better with support

I miss my wonderful friends at Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Since I don’t get off work until late, I haven’t been able to attend meetings. On...

August 15th, 2016 |  


The pain of losing Luke

The pain of losing Luke

It’s been three months now and I no longer cry every day, just most days.It’s all about Luke, our sweet boxer/pit mix who we lost quite su...

August 15th, 2016 |  


Make fair treats at home

Make fair treats at home

Soon the Lorain County Fair will be here. I usually get a weekly pass. My friend Elaine and I usually go on Thursday for Senior Citizens Day as itR...

August 4th, 2016 |  


Area skaters defend national title

Area skaters defend national title

The Country Skateland Skating Club just got back from the 2016 United States Roller Skating National Championships held July 24-Aug. 1 in Lincoln, Neb...

August 4th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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The last days of Kmart

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 |  


Flea market founder celebrates 100th birthday

Flea market founder celebrates 100th birthday

If you’re a treasure-seeker, Jamie’s Flea Market in South Amherst is the X that marks the spot.It’s a trove of crafts, rare books, c...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


End could be nigh for vacant Angelo’s

End could be nigh for vacant Angelo’s

The former Angelo’s restaurant will likely be demolished soon unless the owner steps forward with major plans.“This building has been foun...

June 20th, 2016 |  


Kmart going out of business in September

Kmart going out of business in September

SuperK is in its twilight.Management at Sears Holdings has announced 68 Kmart and 10 Sears stores nationwide will close this summer, and the Lorain lo...

April 22nd, 2016 updated: April 25th, 2016. |  


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