NEWS


‘Sister Act’ is fun nun-sense

‘Sister Act’ is fun nun-sense

Photos by Randy Meyers | Amherst News-TimesDeloris Van Cartier joins a convent to hide from her gangster boyfriend in “Sister Act: The Musical,&...

July 17th, 2017 |  


Quarry machine goes on exhibit at industrial museum

Quarry machine goes on exhibit at industrial museum

Once upon a time, when gray sandstone was the lifeblood of the local economy, big machines were used to cut away slabs from the walls of Amherst quarr...

July 17th, 2017 |  


Rt. 254 designation could extend into Amherst

What’s in a name? State cash, in the case of Rt. 254.Officials said they’re willing to explore the idea of extending the state route from ...

July 17th, 2017 |  


Who is using libraries? Survey says millennials, but locally there’s a mix

Who is using libraries? Survey says millennials, but locally there’s a mix

Close your eyes and imagine someone at the public library. How old are they?Millennials — the generation currently ranging in age from 18 to 35 ...

July 17th, 2017 |  


Rollover results in OVI charge, driver refuses medical treatment

Rollover results in OVI charge, driver refuses medical treatment

A rollover crash July 13 resulted in no serious injuries — but charges for an allegedly drunk driver.At 1:55 p.m., John Papes, 48, of Elyria, wa...

July 17th, 2017 |  


Thanks for the memories — Harris and Shupe walk-throughs

Farewell walk-throughs of Harris and Shupe elementary schools have been scheduled for the public.Amherst educators will open the Harris building one l...

July 12th, 2017 |  


SPORTS


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Hot Stove champs
Cross country boys off and running

Cross country boys off and running

Courtesy photosThe Comets boys cross country team is off and running to a great season. Conditioning began June 12 and the boys finished the week at t...

June 26th, 2017 |  


Keron makes All-Academic Excellence Team

Keron makes All-Academic Excellence Team

Courtesy photoFormer Amherst Comets tennis player Natalie Keron, now with Ashland University, made the All-Academic Excellence Team for the Great Lake...

June 19th, 2017 |  


Kolarik takes charge of Falcons varsity volleyball

Kolarik takes charge of Falcons varsity volleyball

Jordan Kolarik has been hired to lead the Falcons varsity volleyball team this fall.A social studies teacher for the Firelands Schools, Kolarik was th...

June 12th, 2017 |  


Falcons hire Walbom for head wrestling job

Falcons hire Walbom for head wrestling job

All-Navy wrestler Josh Walbom has been tapped to coach the Falcons.Walbom is a 2007 graduate of Firelands High School and has earned bachelor’s ...

June 8th, 2017 |  


TRACK: Hill 12th in state distance championship

TRACK: Hill 12th in state distance championship

Josh Hill had the best finish for the Comets at the 2017 OHSAA state track and field meet at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium in Columbus.He finished 12th...

June 5th, 2017 |  


Amherst boasts host of state track qualifiers

Eight Comets athletes have qualified for the state track and field championships.At the district meet:• Gracen Siegenthaler, Audrey Fayer, Alexi...

May 31st, 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


Are you disgusted? It could reveal your politics

Are you disgusted? It could reveal your politics

Is your brain a Democrat or Republican?You may have seen this quiz floating around Facebook the past couple of weeks, and it’s an oddball.Let...

July 12th, 2017 |  


What Dad saw through his lens

What Dad saw through his lens

My dad, Walter Gorske, was the one not in the insurance business. His was the business of fishing!After World War II he went into business with Ab Nor...

July 12th, 2017 |  


You’ll be old someday, too

You’ll be old someday, too

Remember “Little House on the Prairie”?I remember an episode where two elderly ladies lived together. One passed away and her children all...

July 12th, 2017 |  


Swindell is wrong about everything

To the editor:There’s CNN, then there’s MSNBC, and we have local whining we constantly read from Rob Swindell.Swindell claims it drives Do...

July 6th, 2017 |  


The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat

The thrill of victory, the agony of defeat

Dayton native and Olympic hurdler Edwin Moses once went undefeated for nearly a decade, winning 122 races in a row between Sept. 2, 1977, and June 4, ...

July 6th, 2017 |  


New cookbooks during a stressful time

New cookbooks during a stressful time

I heard from my dear friend Karen Starkey and she has more cookbooks to bring me. And guess what? A bookcase to put all the books in.I still have the ...

July 5th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


Cork Tree ribbon cut

Cork Tree ribbon cut

Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-TimesA ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Saturday at Cork Tree Tavern, the upscale wine bar that serves as a compan...

June 26th, 2017 updated: June 26th, 2017. |  


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 |  


Nordson installs new globe sculpture at HQ

Nordson installs new globe sculpture at HQ

Courtesy photosA 10-foot-diameter globe sculpture was dedicated Monday at the Nordson Corporation headquarters in Westlake, honoring the contributions...

April 11th, 2017 |  


Panera bought in $7.5B deal

Panera bought in $7.5B deal

Jonathan Delozier | Amherst News-TimesPanera Bread on North Lake Street in Amherst has a new owner after the restaurant chain was bought for $7.5 bill...

April 10th, 2017 |  


Pogie’s opening on Jefferson Street

Pogie’s opening on Jefferson Street

“Just call me Pogie,” he says in a sure voice, shaking hands with a vice-like grip.If you like meat, chances are you know the mononymous P...

April 10th, 2017 |  


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 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA