NEWS


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Lights, camera, car wash!
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High-water mark for pool
A day at the beach

A day at the beach

Pack your beach towels and sunscreen!Temperatures in the low 80s and mostly-sunny skies make this week perfect for a trip to the beach. Make sure to p...

July 12th, 2018 |  


PHOTOS: Cirque du Papier

PHOTOS: Cirque du Papier

Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-TimesStarting with a simple square of paper, origami master Michael Roy creates an elaborate elephant July 11 on t...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Changes coming for voter registration

The Ohio Secretary of State’s office is rolling out initiatives intended to “maintain the accuracy and integrity of our voter rolls while ...

July 12th, 2018 |  


Afternoon bank robbery at gunpoint

Afternoon bank robbery at gunpoint

The FBI is looking for an armed suspect in the robbery of Chase Bank on Monday on the Amherst-Lorain border.A passing driver spotted a man heading int...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Food truck rules get final OK

Rules for traveling taco stands, grill jockeys, ice cream trucks, and other food vendors were adopted Monday by Amherst city council.They come after a...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Council gets WOW! installation report

WOW! has wrapped up cable television and Internet installation citywide and has started hooking up residential customers.Crews have turned their atten...

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


SPORTS


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Panthers are going to state
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All-stars hit the diamond
TRACK AND FIELD: King sets record, seven qualify for states

TRACK AND FIELD: King sets record, seven qualify for states

Seven Comets will compete in six events this weekend at the state track meet in Columbus.Amherst’s girls finished fifth and the boys were 19th o...

May 29th, 2018 |  


Lorain County League ready to roll

The Lorain County League is officially back and could begin play as early as 2019.A switch from the dissolving Patriot Athletic Conference was approve...

May 28th, 2018 |  


BASEBALL: Shawver’s a star, but Comets fall

BASEBALL: Shawver’s a star, but Comets fall

Photos by Joseph Colon | Amherst News-TimesEvan Shawver picked up an RBI but Amherst couldn’t quite make it happen against Strongsville, falling...

May 25th, 2018 |  


Onward to districts for Comets track stars

Ranking second place, the Comets boys and girls track teams competed Friday in the district championship finals.These top-four athletes have qualified...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


First-seeded Comets are hot

With a 24-4 record, the Comets are ranked first in the Division I state baseball tournament.The Steele boys ran up a 4-1 win over Olmsted Falls on May...

May 22nd, 2018 |  


SOFTBALL: Postseason run ends in 5-0 loss

SOFTBALL: Postseason run ends in 5-0 loss

Photos by Russ Gifford | Amherst News-TimesThe Firelands Falcons fell 5-0 to the first-ranked Keystone Wildcats on May 17 in the district semi-finals ...

May 18th, 2018 |  


LIFE


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Cycling advocates push for more pedal power

SURVEY: Big slice of Lorain County’s population wrestles with gambling

About 28,254 Lorain County residents are problem gamblers or at risk of becoming so, according to an analysis released in late February.More than 24,0...

February 28th, 2018 |  


Poet hopes her words provide comfort

Poet hopes her words provide comfort

Poet Liz Newman has always found comfort in the written word.It was from this love for words that she found her own voice.A 2009 Amherst Steele High S...

October 17th, 2017 |  


Ban books? Not at our library

Ban books? Not at our library

What do “The Great Gatsby,” “Captain Underpants” and “The Lorax” have in common? They’ve all been banned fro...

September 26th, 2017 |  


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 |  


OPINION


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Collectors of fast friends
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Abandoned again, naturally

Of power and responsibility

To the editor:How grateful we must all be to God for inspiring our founding fathers to declare themselves independent of the British crown on July 4, ...

July 10th, 2018 |  


Supreme Court props up discrimination

To the editor:Travel bans on people from another country are, on their face, “prima facie” in legalspeak, obvious wrongful discrimination....

July 9th, 2018 |  


Tax reform is making a difference

Tax reform is making a difference

The tax reform and tax cut legislation that passed at the end of last year has now been in place for six months. It’s time to take stock of how ...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Supporting Ohio colleges and universities

Supporting Ohio colleges and universities

Last month, my office convened our 11th annual Ohio College Presidents Conference.The idea for this conference was sparked during a roundtable discuss...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Of puffins and inner peace

Of puffins and inner peace

Sitting on Hog Island overlooking Muscongus Bay off the coast of Bremen, Maine, an American goldfinch sang beautifully as I was rereading Henry David ...

July 5th, 2018 |  


Annapolis killings felt by all journalists

Annapolis killings felt by all journalists

“There’s been a shooting.”The call came from one of our sales reps, Candace Matwijiw, just after five employees were gunned down at ...

June 29th, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


Medical pot site OK’d on Cooper Foster

A medical marijuana dispensary has been green-lit on the Lorain-Amherst border.The Ohio Board of Pharmacy awarded 56 dispensary licenses Monday, inclu...

June 5th, 2018 |  


$500K set aside to convert old Golden Acres into an opioid treatment facility

$500K set aside to convert old Golden Acres into an opioid treatment facility

With the stroke of a pen, Ohio Gov. John Kasich put $2.6 billion in capital projects into motion Friday across the state.Included in that total was $6...

April 3rd, 2018 |  


Renovations, new jobs at Nordson

Renovations, new jobs at Nordson

Ninety jobs — about 75 of them brand new positions — are coming to Amherst as a result of growth at the Nordson Corporation.The company wa...

March 9th, 2018 updated: March 9th, 2018. |  


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 |  


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