NEWS


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Teens: It feels good to give back

Teens: It feels good to give back

What started as a simple trip to deliver a check from a food drive became something much greater than expected.After students in the Lorain County JVS...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Homes going up fast this year

Homes going up fast this year

New housing permits are being taken out at a rapid clip, according to the Amherst building department.As of Friday, 21 had been pulled. That puts the ...

April 17th, 2018 |  


Powers construction springs forward

Powers construction springs forward

Sewer lines and storm drains are being installed at the site of the new Powers Elementary School this week.Herk Excavating of Vermilion has early prep...

April 16th, 2018 |  


Grand Funk, Neal McCoy coming to fair

Grand Funk, Neal McCoy coming to fair

Get ready to get funky.Grand Funk Railroad will headline the 2018 Lorain County Fair with a groovy classic rock concert at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 2...

April 16th, 2018 |  


Rico, Armbruster sign to play in college

Rico, Armbruster sign to play in college

Two Comets signed on the dotted line April 12 to continue their athletic careers at the next level.Brooke Armbruster, a three-time track and field sta...

April 16th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


Comet Relays dedicated to longtime officials

John Binder and Ed Dohanos will be honored Saturday at the 63rd Annual Comet Relays.The huge track and field meet will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. o...

April 17th, 2018 |  


COMETS BRIEFS

Varsity Baseball• Racking up eight runs in the second inning, Amherst went on to a 10-6 win Friday over Berea-Midpark.Eric Ritter slammed in fou...

April 16th, 2018 |  


BASEBALL: One run is all that matters

BASEBALL: One run is all that matters

Photos by Randy Meyers | Amherst News-TimesGabe Solak’s game-winning RBI came in the fourth inning last Thursday, helping Amherst break away fro...

April 16th, 2018 |  


BASEBALL: Royals deal Falcons a loss

BASEBALL: Royals deal Falcons a loss

Photos by Randy Meyers | Amherst News-TimesLake Ridge defeated Firelands 3-2 on Friday at Douglas Field in South Amherst. Despite the tough loss, the ...

April 16th, 2018 |  


SOFTBALL: Comets downed by Bulldogs

SOFTBALL: Comets downed by Bulldogs

Photos by Jonathan Delozier | Amherst News-TimesSteele softball fell to the North Olmsted Bulldogs April 5 by a score of 4-2. Pitcher Madison O’...

April 10th, 2018 |  


LIFE


Workshop provides side-splitting ‘Dinner’ theater

Workshop provides side-splitting ‘Dinner’ theater

Photos by Randy Meyers | Amherst News-TimesMistresses and mischief dominate “Don’t Dress for Dinner,” a Workshop Players farce of Ca...

May 1st, 2017 |  


Maple syrup season runs deep in Lorain County, warmer weather alters usual timeline

Maple syrup season runs deep in Lorain County, warmer weather alters usual timeline

Maple syrup season usually encompasses the month of March, but warmer temperatures this year moved up that timeline for manufacturers in Lorain County...

March 2nd, 2017 |  


Dinner theater: Help solve the murder of Alex Chapman

“Murder in 3-D” featuring “Easter Egg Mania: In Your Face” by Workshop Players Theater will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, March...

February 21st, 2017 |  


It’s paczki season! We get a look at how the Polish favorite is made at Kiedrowski’s Bakery in Amherst

It’s paczki season! We get a look at how the Polish favorite is made at Kiedrowski’s Bakery in Amherst

Paczki season at Kiedrowski’s Simply Delicious Bakery almost makes residents forget about Valentine’s Day in mid-February.That’s not...

February 20th, 2017 updated: February 20th, 2017. |  


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 |  


OPINION


10:14 am |    
In memory of a true hero
A phone call from the past

A phone call from the past

I can’t wait for the constant rain to go away and for it to turn warm all the time. The first summer food I’ll make is my macaroni salad &...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Swenski is best for the job

To the editor:As someone who has been a part of this community my whole life and has served in it for many years, I would like to think I know the peo...

April 19th, 2018 |  


Mental health services crucial for county

To the editor:Through our collective work advocating for those impacted by mental illness, members of the Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coali...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Vote yes on Issue 1

To the editor:The abysmal voter turnout in primary elections puts our democracy at risk. Less than half of registered voters participate, yet they hav...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Could you pass the test?

Could you pass the test?

The least difficult step an immigrant must take to become a naturalized United States citizen is to show a baseline knowledge of our history, governme...

April 12th, 2018 |  


Orangutans deserve so much better

Orangutans deserve so much better

Orangutans are endangered primates, consisting of three species that only live in two places — the rainforests of Borneo and Sumatra.They are ve...

April 12th, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


5:34 pm
Updated: 5:35 pm. |    
Renovations, new jobs at Nordson

Mercy says it will merge with Bon Secour to form health care mega-company

Mercy Health intends to merge with a large Catholic not-for-profit that does business on the East Coast.The Lorain County health care provider, headqu...

February 22nd, 2018 |  


Airgas to open center on Cooper Foster

A vacant building on the Amherst-Lorain border will be transformed into a retail site for gases and welding equipment.Airgas USA plans to move into Lo...

February 21st, 2018 |  


Century-old Penton’s Farm Market closing

Century-old Penton’s Farm Market closing

A third generation of family ownership will be the last for Penton’s Farm Market, as the business prepares to permanently close its doors Feb. 7...

February 5th, 2018 |  


Newest Dollar General opens

A new Dollar General store is now open at 46505 Telegraph Rd. in Amherst Township, just east of the South Amherst village limits.The company has sched...

January 29th, 2018 |  


Gambish becomes partner in accounting firm

Gambish becomes partner in accounting firm

Photo by Laurie Hamame | Amherst News-TimesWith the snip of a ribbon, Kathryn Gambish was welcomed Dec. 13 as the new partner in a locally-owned and o...

December 14th, 2017 |  


Cork Tree holds benefit for Cali victims

Fires killed 43 people as they swept across California in early October, consuming more than 300 square miles north of San Francisco.A close friend wh...

December 11th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA