NEWS


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Moody’s looks favorably on Amherst Schools’ rating

Moody’s looks favorably on Amherst Schools’ rating

On the cusp of a $700,000 downgrade, Amherst Schools officials are confident they’ll keep their AA2 credit rating with Moody’s.School boar...

April 25th, 2017 |  


Quarry construction bid is back on as IRG moves on homes, hotel

Quarry construction bid is back on as IRG moves on homes, hotel

The Great Recession killed plans in 2008 to build million-dollar homes at the former Cleveland Quarries property south of Amherst.Now Industrial Realt...

April 24th, 2017 |  


POLICE REPORTS

• April 18 at 9:19 a.m.: Police investigated a dispute between a married couple on Hickory Hollow Court.• April 19 at 11:04 a.m.: A custom...

April 24th, 2017 |  


LORAIN COUNTY JVS HONOR ROLL

The Lorain County JVS has announced the third quarter honor roll, recognizing students who have achieved a GPA of 3.5 or higher.FROM AMHERST: Matthew ...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Frazier sworn in as South Amherst police chief

Frazier sworn in as South Amherst police chief

Michael Frazier started his career with the South Amherst police 14 years ago as a reserve officer fresh out of the academy. Now he’ll lead the ...

April 24th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


Don’t miss 62nd Annual Comet Relays this weekend

The 62nd Annual Comet Relays will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 22.The free youth races will begin at 12:20 p.m. Fifty-four teams w...

April 17th, 2017 |  


LC INVITATIONAL PHOTOS: Girls are Lorain County champs

LC INVITATIONAL PHOTOS: Girls are Lorain County champs

The Comets had some outstanding performances Thursday at the Richard S. Cooley Track, where they hosted the Lorain County Invitational for the first t...

April 14th, 2017 updated: April 17th, 2017. |  


BASEBALL: Harris scores winning run as Comets top Avon

BASEBALL: Harris scores winning run as Comets top Avon

Photos by Randy Meyers | Amherst News-TimesEvan Shawver pitched a shutout for the Comets on Wednesday. Mark Harris crossed the plate to give Amherst t...

April 13th, 2017 |  


Comets find success on Cooley track at home

The Amherst Comets track and field team competed at home Tuesday versus North Ridgeville and Berea-Midpark.The girls placed first overall with 92 poin...

April 12th, 2017 |  


Amherst residents earn spots in Lorain Sports Hall of Fame

Three Amherst residents are included in this year’s enshrinement class at the Lorain Sports Hall of Fame.Meredith (nee Ferlic) Bingham was a mem...

April 12th, 2017 |  


MULTIMEDIA


LIFE


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. |  


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 |  


OPINION


Track coach gives thanks

To the editor:I would like to thank all of the the major sponsors to make the 62nd Annual Comet Relays a huge success: Sliman’s Dodge/Jeep/Chrys...

April 26th, 2017 |  


Jordan’s priorities are all wrong

To the editor:I am appalled that Rep. Jim Jordan called President Donald Trump’s $54 billion defense spending increase “reasonable,”...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Local reps should join caucus

To the editor:Thank you, Jason Hawk, for your editorial on climate change (“Climate change is not a partisan issue”). The full editorial c...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Here’s your diploma and debt

Here’s your diploma and debt

It’s that time of year again. Flowers are flowering, spring is springing, and across the country college graduates are graduating with their new...

April 24th, 2017 |  


Not time to move to Canada

To the editor:Since the election of Donald Trump, I’ve given serious thought to moving to Canada, a nation that, unlike America, is not dominate...

April 21st, 2017 |  


How should we feel when evil men die?

How should we feel when evil men die?

Robert Seman Jr., with his hands shackled, jumped to his death from the fourth floor of the Mahoning County courthouse.The suicide came April 10 as Se...

April 21st, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


4:00 pm |    
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 |  


Downtown Amherst green space eyed for small retail development

Downtown Amherst green space eyed for small retail development

The last green lot in downtown Amherst could soon disappear to make way for more businesses.Used a handful of times each year during festivals, the va...

February 21st, 2017 updated: February 21st, 2017. |  


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