PHOTOS: Amherst’s year in News-Times images


Bill Hoff of American Legion Post 118 is a flag-bearer on Veterans Day in downtown Amherst.


The animals, ghosts, ghouls, stormtroopers, witches, zombies, and munchkins came out for the annual Amherst Halloween Parade on Park Avenue.


How many teenagers can fit in a Jeep Grand Cherokee? We found out (and got a little claustrophobic) at Jeep Jam, where Sliman’s dealership gave a helping hand to Comets sports teams and clubs.


Queen Marianne Ference and king Denver Voss are the 2015 homecoming king and queen.


The Harris Elementary lunchroom is full of cheer as kids enjoy a break from classes on the first day of school at Harris Elementary.


Check this guy out — he really got into character in the Workshop Players production of “It Runs in the Family.”


Audrey McConihe “pushes” the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. She was one of several Amherst student ambassadors to visit Europe this summer.


The Class of 2015 stood 328 strong at Amherst Steele High School’s commencement ceremony.


Old town hall met its demise this year, torn down to make way for outdoor dining at the Brew Kettle on Church Street. The building once served as a school, public meeting hall, fire department, a jeweler, telephone company offices, even the News-Times headquarters for a time.


Lexi Davila wowed judges on NBC’s “The Voice,” singing for millions on national television.


Austin Washburn of New London and Katie Cline of Amherst are crowned Lorain County Junior Fair king and queen.


News-Times file photos

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then enjoy this very long chapter chronicling 2015 in our city and capturing its character. We picked some of our favorites, some of the most vibrant, some of the most fun, and many sharing smiles — but all spelling out exactly what Amherst is all about.

Bill Hoff of American Legion Post 118 is a flag-bearer on Veterans Day in downtown Amherst.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/12/web1_DSC_4892.jpgBill Hoff of American Legion Post 118 is a flag-bearer on Veterans Day in downtown Amherst.

The animals, ghosts, ghouls, stormtroopers, witches, zombies, and munchkins came out for the annual Amherst Halloween Parade on Park Avenue.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/12/web1_IMG_9226.jpgThe animals, ghosts, ghouls, stormtroopers, witches, zombies, and munchkins came out for the annual Amherst Halloween Parade on Park Avenue.

How many teenagers can fit in a Jeep Grand Cherokee? We found out (and got a little claustrophobic) at Jeep Jam, where Sliman’s dealership gave a helping hand to Comets sports teams and clubs.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/12/web1_jam_5.jpgHow many teenagers can fit in a Jeep Grand Cherokee? We found out (and got a little claustrophobic) at Jeep Jam, where Sliman’s dealership gave a helping hand to Comets sports teams and clubs.

Queen Marianne Ference and king Denver Voss are the 2015 homecoming king and queen.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/12/web1_DSC_4011.jpgQueen Marianne Ference and king Denver Voss are the 2015 homecoming king and queen.

The Harris Elementary lunchroom is full of cheer as kids enjoy a break from classes on the first day of school at Harris Elementary.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/12/web1_DSC_3580.jpgThe Harris Elementary lunchroom is full of cheer as kids enjoy a break from classes on the first day of school at Harris Elementary.

Check this guy out — he really got into character in the Workshop Players production of “It Runs in the Family.”
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/12/web1_IMG_5846cc.jpgCheck this guy out — he really got into character in the Workshop Players production of “It Runs in the Family.”

Audrey McConihe “pushes” the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. She was one of several Amherst student ambassadors to visit Europe this summer.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/12/web1_IMG_4134.jpgAudrey McConihe “pushes” the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy. She was one of several Amherst student ambassadors to visit Europe this summer.

The Class of 2015 stood 328 strong at Amherst Steele High School’s commencement ceremony.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/12/web1_DSC_1126.jpgThe Class of 2015 stood 328 strong at Amherst Steele High School’s commencement ceremony.

Old town hall met its demise this year, torn down to make way for outdoor dining at the Brew Kettle on Church Street. The building once served as a school, public meeting hall, fire department, a jeweler, telephone company offices, even the News-Times headquarters for a time.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/12/web1_IMG_7078.jpgOld town hall met its demise this year, torn down to make way for outdoor dining at the Brew Kettle on Church Street. The building once served as a school, public meeting hall, fire department, a jeweler, telephone company offices, even the News-Times headquarters for a time.

Lexi Davila wowed judges on NBC’s “The Voice,” singing for millions on national television.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/12/web1_DSC_8983.jpgLexi Davila wowed judges on NBC’s “The Voice,” singing for millions on national television.

Austin Washburn of New London and Katie Cline of Amherst are crowned Lorain County Junior Fair king and queen.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/43/2015/12/web1_IMG_7646.jpgAustin Washburn of New London and Katie Cline of Amherst are crowned Lorain County Junior Fair king and queen.

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