NEWS


POLICE REPORTS

• Jan. 9 at 2:28 p.m.: a 15-year-old girl was charged with unruliness after refusing to go to school.• Jan. 10 at 11:30 a.m.: Medication a...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Here we go! Sledders hit the hill despite chill

Here we go! Sledders hit the hill despite chill

Photos by Jonathan Delozier | Amherst News-TimesTemperatures hovering around 10 degrees Saturday didn’t stop sledders from gliding down the hill...

January 15th, 2018 |  


Our phone system is changing

A company-wide upgrade to our VOIP phone system has prompted a change in how some customers call our Lorain County newspapers.This week, our phone ser...

January 15th, 2018 |  


THE OPIOID CRISIS: What it’s like for paramedics

THE OPIOID CRISIS: What it’s like for paramedics

I bit the inside of my cheek — a nervous habit — as I followed two paramedics into what looked like an abandoned, dilapidated Lorain home....

January 15th, 2018 |  


WEATHER ALERT: Icy rain, developing snowstorm cause concern

WEATHER ALERT: Icy rain, developing snowstorm cause concern

Freezing rain and minor flooding are causing problems across Northeast Ohio today, the National Weather Service has warned.Lorain County is caught up ...

January 10th, 2018 |  


POLICE REPORTS

• Jan. 3 at 10:18 a.m.: A cell phone was reported stolen from McDonald’s on Rt. 58.• Jan. 3 at 3:47 p.m.: Roy Kay, 56, of Lorain, wa...

January 9th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


Swimmers hit waves vs. Avon Lake

The Comets boys swimmers found a resounding 125-55 victory Jan. 5 in a dual meet with Avon Lake.First place finishes for the boys included:• The...

January 8th, 2018 |  


SWIMMING: Boys smash Eagle Open competition

With 316 points and the team gold, the Amherst Comets boys swimmers blew the competition out of the water Dec. 28 at the Eagle Open.First place finish...

January 2nd, 2018 |  


Steele’s Holmes commits to Fordham University

Steele’s Holmes commits to Fordham University

A standout 2017 season has landed Amherst Steele’s Devin Holmes a football scholarship at Fordham University in New York City.This year was Holm...

December 26th, 2017 |  


SWIMMING: Good day against Titans, Rangers

In a Dec. 19 dual meet, the Comets boys swimmers defeated North Ridgeville 140-4 and and Berea-Midpark 120-55.First place finishes for Amherst include...

December 20th, 2017 |  


PAC could dissolve by 2020

The Patriot Athletic Conference could be no more within the next three years.At a Dec. 13 meeting of school officials, all eight Lorain County PAC tea...

December 19th, 2017 |  


LIFE


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 |  


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 |  


OPINION


3:29 pm |    
The world’s strongest man
Wealthy companies, welfare workforce

Wealthy companies, welfare workforce

A report from Policy Matters Ohio detailed that Amazon, now one of Ohio’s largest employers, has risen among the ranks of companies that find th...

January 10th, 2018 updated: January 10th, 2018. |  


New councilman ready to get to work

To the editor:As the new year begins, I thank all of the voters in Amherst’s 4th Ward for having confidence in our campaign and electing me as t...

January 9th, 2018 |  


Mayo rolls, roasts, and the best cake ever

Mayo rolls, roasts, and the best cake ever

This is the season for soups.Well, I made some hamburger soup using dried chopped onions and potatoes from a box of scalloped potatoes, since I didn&#...

January 5th, 2018 |  


The week I almost froze to death

The week I almost froze to death

The thermometer reads 13 degrees as I write this, and the wind chill makes it feel like -1 outside.The holiday break has been extended by the extreme ...

January 3rd, 2018 |  


Ohioans will benefit from tax reform

Ohioans will benefit from tax reform

After years of talk, research, and debate, Congress passed tax reform legislation that the president recently signed into law. I’m proud of the ...

December 26th, 2017 |  


Tax cut amounts to bribery

Tax cut amounts to bribery

Our American democracy — that is, our representative society — means to most that those elected to office will serve those who elected to ...

December 26th, 2017 |  


BUSINESS


11:03 am |    
Demo starts at old Super K

Dragon Ranch, under new management, gets updates

Upgrades are underway through the spring at Dragon Ranch Golf Course in Amherst Township, and the clubhouse dining room has reopened as Greene Square ...

November 6th, 2017 |  


Aldi to close for six-week remodel

Aldi is closing its Amherst location for a six-week remodel, part of the chain’s $1.6 billion plan to update some 1,300 stores nationwide.The di...

September 28th, 2017 |  


Amherst IGA closes its doors

Amherst IGA closes its doors

Update: We’ve removed incorrect information provided by the Lorain County auditor’s GIS property records system.After closing Monday night...

September 19th, 2017 |  


Amherst IGA closes its doors

Amherst IGA closes its doors

After closing Monday night for inventory, Amherst IGA did not reopen. The Milan Avenue grocery store officially locked its doors for good on Thursday....

September 15th, 2017 |  


Canadian firm, powerful Ohio family eye medical pot site nearby

Canadian firm, powerful Ohio family eye medical pot site nearby

A medical marijuana growing operation could be coming to Amherst Township.A company called Aphria runs a large cultivation greenhouse in Leamington, O...

August 18th, 2017 |  


SOCIAL MEDIA