NEWS


SPECIAL REPORT: Spectacle outside the RNC

SPECIAL REPORT: Spectacle outside the RNC

Editor’s note: It’s rare that we report on events outside our town. But because of its impact, we sent reporter Evan Goodenow on Wednesday...

July 21st, 2016 updated: July 21st, 2016. |  


Three show off trade skills in Kentucky

Three show off trade skills in Kentucky

Three Lorain County JVS students competed in June at the National Competition of SkillsUSA in Louisville, Ky. — two bringing home medals.Darian ...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Duo are first from JVS at Educators Rising nationals

Duo are first from JVS at Educators Rising nationals

Kaylani Othman of North Ridgeville and Madison Stanley of Firelands represented the Lorain County JVS recently at the Educators Rising national confer...

July 20th, 2016 |  


Dangerous heat in the weekend forecast

Dangerous heat in the weekend forecast

Sorry for the bad news, but it’s not going to be comfortable this weekend.Get your fans and air conditioner ready — temperatures are expec...

July 20th, 2016 |  


POLICE REPORTS

• July 12 at 10:29 a.m.: Police responded to a fight in progress in the parking lot of Denny’s on Rt. 58. They found it was a verbal dispu...

July 19th, 2016 |  


Chief: PokeParents need to be vigilant

Amherst police chief Joseph Kucirek has posted this message on social media to parents of Pokemon Go players:“The Amherst police department woul...

July 19th, 2016 |  


SPORTS


Reynolds signs to run for High Point

Reynolds signs to run for High Point

She may be ready to run for High Point University, but no one in Amherst will soon forget the mark Madison Reynolds has left on the Comets’ reco...

July 7th, 2016 |  


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 |  


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


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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


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Hot Dog Heaven turns 40
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 |  


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. |  


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 |  


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