NEWS


10:43 am
Updated: 10:57 am. |    
SPECIAL REPORT: Spectacle outside the RNC
State to give $14M, new school decision will go to Amherst voters

State to give $14M, new school decision will go to Amherst voters

A whopping $14.2 million hand-out from the state could let Amherst build a new elementary school — if voters agree to match it, and then some.Wi...

July 18th, 2016 |  


RNC: Ohio delegation overjoyed by ‘Down Under’ speech

RNC: Ohio delegation overjoyed by ‘Down Under’ speech

The Ohio delegation to the Republican National Convention received a visit from “Down Under” during its kickoff breakfast Monday.Australia...

July 18th, 2016 |  


PHOTOS: ‘Legally Blonde’ is legally funny

PHOTOS: ‘Legally Blonde’ is legally funny

Photos by Randy Meyers | Amherst News-TimesElle got into Harvard Law! (What, like it’s hard?) Sandstone Summer Theater brought “Legally Bl...

July 18th, 2016 |  


GUN SHOW: Good guy or a gunman?

GUN SHOW: Good guy or a gunman?

Carrying a rifle or pistol down the street is a legal right in Ohio — but how do police know a person isn’t about to go on a shooting spre...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Silva returns, finds RNC protesters

Silva returns, finds RNC protesters

Chanting protesters met Ken Silva on Sunday when he hit Euclid Avenue in Cleveland.“It was crazy. I get off the Chester Road exit off I-71 and i...

July 18th, 2016 |  


Yeehaw! Cops, kids share fun at bike rodeo

Yeehaw! Cops, kids share fun at bike rodeo

Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-TimesWear a helmet. Use the proper hand signals. Keep an eye out for cars. Use the roadway safely — that was...

July 18th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


XC runners start conditioning at Mohican

XC runners start conditioning at Mohican

Courtesy photoThe Comets boys cross country team is off and running to a great season. Conditioning began last Monday and the boys finished the week a...

June 21st, 2016 |  


Robotics program coming to SAMS

Robotics program coming to SAMS

A robotics club will launch this fall at South Amherst Middle School.With sponsorship funding via the Nordson Corporation Foundation, students will be...

June 17th, 2016 |  


Stillman leaves Phoenix for the Falcons

Stillman leaves Phoenix for the Falcons

After three years leading the Phoenix, Ty Stillman is trading his red and blue for red and black.The Firelands board of education voted Monday to offe...

June 14th, 2016 |  


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 |  


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


11:06 am |    
Helpers came to the rescue
Festival brings memories of old theater days

Festival brings memories of old theater days

Once again I am in awe of Paul Moser and the Oberlin Summer Theater Festival.For several years now we have been graced with quality productions perfor...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Pokemon may be the medicine we need

Pokemon may be the medicine we need

I am playing Pokemon Go and I am not ashamed.Why? Because this has been a mess of a year so far, especially if you’re attuned to the news worldw...

July 19th, 2016 |  


THEIR VIEW: No-vacation nation strains workers, economy

If your idea of a vacation is watching a live-stream of the sun setting along the beach from an iPhone app, stand in line.Or, actually, sit behind a d...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Convention needs to be more than pep rally for GOP

The hugs, handshakes, and energizing sound bites that have become the hallmarks of national political conventions won’t be enough.The Republican...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Millennials and the changing workplace

Millennials and the changing workplace

Battle lines are being drawn in the workplace over more than just the thermostat setting.It looks as though the generational shift in employee mindset...

July 7th, 2016 |  


On American ‘exceptionalism’

To the editor:Often I have traveled overseas and have had many introspective observations in regard to American “exceptionalism.”Especiall...

July 7th, 2016 |  


BUSINESS


9:33 am |    
Hot Dog Heaven turns 40
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 |  


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 |  


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