NEWS


PHOTOS: Hot days, cool kids at rec center

PHOTOS: Hot days, cool kids at rec center

Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-TimesWhat a day to play in the sun! We found a packed splash pad Friday at the Mercy Health and Recreation Center ...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Super send-off for Special Olympians

Super send-off for Special Olympians

Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-TimesFour athletes — Gabe Bullock, Nathan Gezzer, Austin Bentley, and Isaiah Rodriguez — were sent off...

June 24th, 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 |  


Catch fireworks fever for the Fourth!

Catch fireworks fever for the Fourth!

We love Amherst, but come the Fourth of July the city won’t offer any fireworks displays.So where can you go to catch amazing lights shows?Here&...

June 23rd, 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 |  


SPORTS


SUMMER LEAGUES

• On June 3, the Amherst Automotive Specialty 10U Panthers stretched their record to 9-2 by beating South Amherst-Firelands 22-9 under the light...

June 7th, 2016 |  


SOFTBALL: 9th inning single leads to Comets semifinals heartache

SOFTBALL: 9th inning single leads to Comets semifinals heartache

For nine innings Friday, Amherst held the Teays Valley bats at bay.Then came the heartache.On the cusp of going to their first-ever state championship...

June 6th, 2016 |  


TRACK: Magic number 14 for Lady Comets at states

TRACK: Magic number 14 for Lady Comets at states

Photos by Joseph Colon | Amherst News-TimesComets track stars may not have fared as they wanted at the state meet, but the future is bright for Amhers...

June 6th, 2016 |  


TRACK AND FIELD: Faster than speeding bullets

TRACK AND FIELD: Faster than speeding bullets

Six Comets athletes have qualified for the state championships with amazing showings this past weekend.Taylor Hooks finished third in the 100-meter da...

May 31st, 2016 |  


SOFTBALL: First-ever state championship bid for Lady Comets

SOFTBALL: First-ever state championship bid for Lady Comets

Photos by Randy Meyers | Amherst News-TimesWhat an endorphin rush it must have been Saturday — not only to win the regional softball championshi...

May 31st, 2016 |  


TRACK AND FIELD: 14 Comets make the grade for regional championships

Competing at home for the district championships, the Comets girls placed second and the boys took fourth overall.Fourteen Amherst athletes qualified ...

May 24th, 2016 |  


LIFE


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. |  


Three advance to state management competition

Three advance to state management competition

Three Lorain County JVS students placed in the recent District 8 DECA competitions at the Tri-C East Campus in Cleveland.Marketing management students...

March 17th, 2016 |  


OPINION


Memories of becoming an American

Memories of becoming an American

I was born in 1939 in the Midwest. Our house was surrounded by woods, and I well remember the peacefulness and tranquility of my youth.But even at age...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Wishing safety for emergency workers

To the editor:I just want to tell firefighters and police that, as they are racing to help people with their sirens blaring and as they pass by my hom...

June 27th, 2016 |  


Remember our place in the natural order

Remember our place in the natural order

In another miserable story about animals, a mama black bear was euthanized for protecting her cubs in the Valles Caldera National Preserve when a mara...

June 27th, 2016 |  


How do today’s sheep feel about the sheepdog?

How do today’s sheep feel about the sheepdog?

We have had a lot of tragedies recently. The senseless shooting of a up-and-coming singer, an alligator dragged away a small boy at a beach and almost...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Sure, it’s about ball — but also our rep

Sure, it’s about ball — but also our rep

“We did it!” my wife bubbled, high on Pepsi and jumping on the couch Sunday night as the Cleveland Cavaliers were crowned the NBA champion...

June 20th, 2016 |  


Looking forward to reunions, grilling

Looking forward to reunions, grilling

Our Class of 1964 70th birthday bash is coming up in July. We’ll have it at the Wellington Eagles — I can’t wait to see who all come...

June 17th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


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Hot Dog Heaven turns 40
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. |  


Final approval given for 2nd Taco Bell in Amherst

Taco Bell now has permission to build a second Amherst restaurant, provided it files some last remaining paperwork with city officials.The planning co...

February 25th, 2016 |  


Pat Catan’s bought by Michael’s for $150 million

Pat Catan’s bought by Michael’s for $150 million

Pat Catan’s Craft Center in Amherst has been bought as part of a $150 million deal.Texas-based craft retail giant Michael’s announced Tues...

February 9th, 2016 |  


Ribbon-cutting for Watson Wellness

Ribbon-cutting for Watson Wellness

Photos by Joseph Colon | Amherst News-TimesA ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Saturday for Watson Wellness, 162 Park Ave., Amherst. Chiropractor Jerem...

January 15th, 2016 |  


Ribbon-cutting for Watson Wellness

Ribbon-cutting for Watson Wellness

Photos by Joseph Colon | Amherst News-TimesA ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Saturday for Watson Wellness, 162 Park Ave., Amherst. Chiropractor Jerem...

January 11th, 2016 |  


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