NEWS


Commissioners approve downtown Amherst grants

Four grants totaling $15,623 have been awarded to downtown Amherst building owners to help spruce up the city’s historic district.The Lorain Cou...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Waller says goodbye to Powers

Waller says goodbye to Powers

Letting go after 25 years in education won’t be easy for Debbie Waller.She is retiring as principal of Powers Elementary School, saying goodbye ...

May 18th, 2017 updated: May 19th, 2017. |  


The Crystal Apple Awards go to…

The Crystal Apple Awards go to…

Six worthy volunteers who have given their time, expertise, and compassion to Amherst students were honored Monday with Crystal Apple Awards and cake....

May 16th, 2017 |  


POLICE REPORTS

• May 9 at 8:28 p.m.: A male who overdosed on Jackson Street was taken to the Amherst Hospital emergency room.• May 13 at 3:16 p.m.: A juv...

May 15th, 2017 |  


Time to say goodbye to Harris Elementary as its final days approach

Time to say goodbye to Harris Elementary as its final days approach

It’s stood since 1970 but Harris Elementary School is not long for this world.The building is set to come crashing down within the next few mont...

May 15th, 2017 |  


‘Unique You’ tackles tough questions at Harris

‘Unique You’ tackles tough questions at Harris

Someone copied your spelling test. Your best friend finds a carton of cigarettes. A cashier gives you too much change.What should you do?If you need h...

May 15th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Legendary pole vault volunteer Art Roose thanked

Legendary pole vault volunteer Art Roose thanked

Courtesy photoArt Roose has been honored for outstanding contributions to Comets track and field. In thanks for 47 years of volunteer work at the pole...

May 17th, 2017 |  


Steele athletes celebrate college commitments

Steele athletes celebrate college commitments

Jonathan Delozier | Amherst News-TimesSeniors at Amherst Steele High School were congratulated May 11 for earning college scholarships to continue the...

May 16th, 2017 |  


TRACK AND FIELD: Myers helps Falcons soar at PAC meet

TRACK AND FIELD: Myers helps Falcons soar at PAC meet

Photos by Russ Gifford | Amherst News-TimesThe Falcons had a terrific showing at the two-day Patriot Athletic Conference meet. Perhaps enjoying it mos...

May 15th, 2017 |  


BASEBALL: Shawver’s run is all that mattered

BASEBALL: Shawver’s run is all that mattered

Photos by Randy Meyers | Amherst News-TimesLed by pitcher Evan Shawver, the Comets defeated the Westlake Demons on Friday with a 1-0 sectional title f...

May 15th, 2017 |  


2nd in SWC for Steele track and field stars

2nd in SWC for Steele track and field stars

The Comets boys and girls teams both finished second at the Southwestern Conference championship meet.The girls earned 137 points:• Taylor Hooks...

May 15th, 2017 updated: May 15th, 2017. |  


BASEBALL: Comets fall 4-2 at Avon

BASEBALL: Comets fall 4-2 at Avon

Photos by Randy Meyers | Amherst News-TimesAvon downed Amherst 4-2 on Wednesday at Sprenger Field. For the Comets, Ryan Glowacki and Kyle Mantin had R...

May 4th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


Take it from cartoonist Jim Gill: The eyebrows really matter

Take it from cartoonist Jim Gill: The eyebrows really matter

An illustration without emotion doesn’t fulfill its true purpose.That’s the message cartoonist Jim Gill gave Feb. 15 at Nord Middle School...

February 15th, 2017 |  


Simple cloth pads can help Ugandan girls 6,500 miles away

Simple cloth pads can help Ugandan girls 6,500 miles away

Imagine being a young schoolgirl in Uganda.Your life is already hard. The landlocked East African nation wrestles with poverty, overcrowding, and has ...

February 6th, 2017 |  


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. |  


OPINION


Rules, by and large, help people

Rules, by and large, help people

Several members of Congress, our own representative included, belong to a group called the Freedom Caucus.Using that admirable title should encourage ...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Columbus Day should sail into the sunset

Columbus Day should sail into the sunset

“In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.”You probably recited the little poem in kindergarten, so it’s likely there’s a speci...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Parents: Don’t bury this problem

In the days before the Internet — yes, there were such dark, lonely times — the way to draw attention to something was on afternoon talk s...

May 17th, 2017 |  


OUR VIEW: Bullying is a matter of life and death

The family photo of third-grader Gabriel Taye exudes happiness. The sharply dressed boy stands against a wall at his elementary school, grinning from ...

May 15th, 2017 |  


Continuous learning culture is key to Ohio’s success

Continuous learning culture is key to Ohio’s success

You and I may not be ready, but by the year 2021, it’s predicted we will be sharing the roads with a variety of driverless vehicles.Soon, drones...

May 15th, 2017 |  


We won’t have another bailout

We won’t have another bailout

Too many in Washington and on Wall Street seem to have amnesia about the devastation the Great Recession wreaked in communities across the country but...

May 15th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


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Panera bought in $7.5B deal

Friendship to expand with car wash

A 2,500-square-foot expansion at Friendship Food Store will put a car wash on the western stretch of Cooper Foster Park Road.The single-lane automatic...

March 30th, 2017 |  


Doors open at new Jimmy John’s in Amherst

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches has opened its new location at Century Plaza on Kresge Drive in Amherst.“Western Lorain County is a vibran...

March 21st, 2017 |  


Downtown Amherst gets a cash infusion, more available

Downtown Amherst gets a cash infusion, more available

Nearly $20,000 in grants is being used to spruce up Amherst’s historical downtown shopping district, and there’s still more cash available...

March 17th, 2017 |  


Buzzzz! The Hive bakes up honeyed treats

Buzzzz! The Hive bakes up honeyed treats

Trivia time: Can you guess how many cupcakes Melissa VanderWyden baked and sold in her first week of business at The Hive Cake Studio?Answer: Oh, just...

March 13th, 2017 updated: March 14th, 2017. |  


At long last, old pool hall laws to be stripped from the books

At long last, old pool hall laws to be stripped from the books

Finally — those loathsome, burdensome laws about Amherst’s pool halls are about to be repealed after 55 years. The city’s many, many...

March 8th, 2017 |  


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