NEWS


Council weighs merits of creating Amherst IT manager job

Stepping into the Computer Age, in the city of Amherst’s case, is a big task.For the past couple of decades, its offices and employees have rema...

February 20th, 2017 |  


Pavlik contract extended at Lorain County JVS

A five-year contract paying $115,153 annually was approved Feb. 16 for Jerry Pavlik, deputy superintendent of the Lorain County JVS.The new deal is ef...

February 20th, 2017 |  


It’s paczki season! We get a look at how the Polish favorite is made at Kiedrowski’s Bakery in Amherst

It’s paczki season! We get a look at how the Polish favorite is made at Kiedrowski’s Bakery in Amherst

Paczki season at Kiedrowski’s Simply Delicious Bakery almost makes residents forget about Valentine’s Day in mid-February.That’s not...

February 20th, 2017 updated: February 20th, 2017. |  


Dembinski, Lacko start year-long Amherst city council contest

Democrat Brian Dembinski will likely have a leg up on Republican opponent Bradley Lacko in this year’s race for Amherst city council’s fir...

February 17th, 2017 |  


Kids can have hands-on fun at Lorain County JVS

Kids can have hands-on fun at Lorain County JVS

Third-, fourth-, and fifth-graders are invited to Career Tech Saturday at the Lorain County JVS from 10 a.m. to noon on March 11.The career exploratio...

February 16th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


GIRLS BASKETBALL: Third quarter scoring run trips Bulldogs

GIRLS BASKETBALL: Third quarter scoring run trips Bulldogs

Until halftime, when the Comets led the Bulldogs 26-25, Saturday’s girls basketball game was good but not notable.Then everything changed.Amhers...

February 7th, 2017 |  


COMETS TRACK AND FIELD RESULTS

The Comets indoor track and field team competed this past weekend at the Spire Institute and Oberlin College.SPIRE BOYS RESULTS• Jaret Prete pla...

February 6th, 2017 |  


GLIAC honor for Keron

GLIAC honor for Keron

Courtesy photoFormer Amherst Steele tennis player and current Ashland University women’s player Natalie Keron has been named to the Great Lakes ...

January 30th, 2017 |  


SWIMMING: Boys are SWC champions, girls place fourth

Boys swimmingWith 361 points, the Comets finished first in the Southwestern Conference championships, far outpacing second place Avon (271) and third ...

January 30th, 2017 |  


Sans Roule, Comets sink Middies

Sans Roule, Comets sink Middies

After bruising back-to-back double overtime games, Sydney Roule got a needed rest Saturday while her team handed Midview a 60-35 Southwestern Conferen...

January 30th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


What are you thankful for?

What are you thankful for?

Photos by Jonathan Delozier | Civitas MediaWe traveled to schools in Amherst, Oberlin, and Wellington to ask students what they are grateful for this ...

November 21st, 2016 |  


It’s unanimous: Great Lakes Church votes to move

It’s unanimous: Great Lakes Church votes to move

There was no secret about it: The folks at Great Lakes Church knew that by vocally supporting construction of a new Amherst school, they were also ask...

November 15th, 2016 updated: November 15th, 2016. |  


Rash of thefts mostly targets Trump signs

Michael Trimble was wary of putting up political signs at his Amherst home.And about seven hours after planting a sign in the yard supporting Republic...

October 18th, 2016 updated: October 19th, 2016. |  


PHOTOS: Blessing of the pets at St. Joseph

PHOTOS: Blessing of the pets at St. Joseph

Photos by Joseph Colon | Amherst News-TimesIn honor of the Feast of St. Francis of Assisi, a “blessing of the pets” was given Saturday by ...

October 3rd, 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. |  


OPINION


Choosing precise words is important

Choosing precise words is important

One of my favorite quotes: “The president likes smart people who disagree with him,” said White House Chief of Staff Leo McGarry on “...

February 23rd, 2017 |  


Helping Habitat for Humanity help more Ohioans

I’m a strong supporter of the work that Habitat for Humanity and their 55 affiliates do across Ohio. Habitat provides about 5,000 homeownership ...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Trump is acting like a spoiled child

Trump is acting like a spoiled child

For President Donald Trump, it’s not just about power, it is the lack of absolute power.As most know, Trump grew up in privilege. He had a head ...

February 16th, 2017 |  


Johnson Amendment should be sacred

Johnson Amendment should be sacred

President Donald Trump wants to repeal the Johnson Amendment, which prohibits churches and other nonprofits from specifically endorsing political cand...

February 9th, 2017 |  


How Sunday’s game was (subtextually) about Trump

How Sunday’s game was (subtextually) about Trump

You’ve heard of art imitating life. Super Bowl LI was sports imitating politics.As I watched the Atlanta Falcons slowly lose their 28-3 third qu...

February 6th, 2017 |  


THEIR VIEW: No reason to take Phil’s prediction seriously

THEIR VIEW: No reason to take Phil’s prediction seriously

Sorry if this sounds curmudgeonly or counter to popular winter-bashing, but when Punxsutawney Phil predicts six more weeks of winter, the reaction ...

February 3rd, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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Comets football torch passed to Passerrello
Downtown fills up as businesses move in

Downtown fills up as businesses move in

Empty storefronts dotted the downtown landscape in 2003 when Teresa Gilles was hired as director of Main Street Amherst.Times have changed: “Thi...

January 20th, 2017 |  


Planet Fitness to open on Cooper Foster

Planet Fitness to open on Cooper Foster

Planet Fitness has announced it will open a new location on the Lorain-Amherst late this spring of this year.The gym will use the old Sears Hardware b...

January 17th, 2017 |  


Bricklayers union headquarters under construction

Bricklayers union headquarters under construction

A headquarters for the Ohio-Kentucky district of the International Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers union is being built at the intersection of r...

December 20th, 2016 |  


Bricklayers union headquarters under construction

Bricklayers union headquarters under construction

A headquarters for the Ohio-Kentucky district of the International Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers union is being built at the intersection of r...

December 16th, 2016 |  


Cawthon coaches merchants against thefts, robberies

Cawthon coaches merchants against thefts, robberies

From petty shoplifters to counterfeiters to professional scam artists, just about every Amherst store owner has a story of being targeted by criminals...

October 19th, 2016 updated: October 19th, 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 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA