NEWS


School supplies cram police cruiser

School supplies cram police cruiser

Photos by Jonathan Delozier | Amherst News-TimesA “cram the cruiser” event, the second put on by the Amherst police department, was held A...

August 14th, 2018 |  


BACK TO SCHOOL: New graduation avenue at Lorain County JVS

BACK TO SCHOOL: New graduation avenue at Lorain County JVS

A new path to graduation has been opened up for Lorain County JVS high school students as they prepare to report to class on Monday, Aug. 27.In additi...

August 14th, 2018 |  


Duffins win Amherst Garden Club award

Duffins win Amherst Garden Club award

One quaint house in Amherst looks like it belongs in a fairy tale.Mary and Tom Duffin’s garden, 838 Elyria Ave., has been awarded the Amherst Ga...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Lots to do at the Lorain County Fair!

Lots to do at the Lorain County Fair!

Is there anything better than biting into a fresh Italian sausage?Or taking your kids to see bunny rabbits, calves, roosters, and ponies?Or waving fro...

August 13th, 2018 |  


POLICE REPORTS

• Aug. 7 at 10:47 p.m.: Jesse Estep, 20, of Vermilion, was charged with a 12-point suspension, weaving, and possession of marijuana drug paraphe...

August 13th, 2018 |  


Ist deine familie Deutsch? German Fest photos!

Ist deine familie Deutsch? German Fest photos!

Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-TimesThe heritage of many Amherst immigrant families was celebrated Saturday at German Fest, the annual party held...

August 13th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


11:45 am |    
A state first for Amherst
Panthers are going to state

Panthers are going to state

Courtesy photoThe Amherst Perritt Homes Panthers won the Hot Stove Class H county championship on Wednesday, July 11 and the regional championship on ...

July 16th, 2018 |  


All-stars hit the diamond

All-stars hit the diamond

Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-TimesAmherst patrolman Brian Bowers threw out the first pitch Sunday afternoon at the Amherst Athletic Association...

June 25th, 2018 updated: June 26th, 2018. |  


SOFTBALL: Our all-stars in action

SOFTBALL: Our all-stars in action

Photos by Russ Gifford | Amherst News-Times Both Comets and Falcons softball standouts made the roster Monday at the 2018 Lorain County Senior All Sta...

June 5th, 2018 |  


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 |  


LIFE


11:20 am |    
Santa gets a makeover
Cycling advocates push for more pedal power

Cycling advocates push for more pedal power

At first, I was rather proud of myself.There I sat, on a bicycle for the first time in a dozen years or so, middle-aged and weighing a lot of pounds, ...

June 6th, 2018 updated: June 6th, 2018. |  


Senior gets a letter from the past

Senior gets a letter from the past

Eyes widening and hand flying to her mouth, Faith Rico couldn’t believe what was handed to her Wednesday. She reached into a plain white envelop...

May 16th, 2018 |  


After Parkland, two Lorain County moms are demanding action

After Parkland, two Lorain County moms are demanding action

Talking to her 13-year-old daughter about school shootings broke Pam Vandersommen’s heart.“She’s so young, and to teach her how to p...

March 30th, 2018 |  


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 |  


OPINION


10:07 am |    
American cars, American jobs
Who doesn’t love campfire food?

Who doesn’t love campfire food?

I’ve been hungry for zucchini and banana nut bread.I need to find some small-size zucchini as they’re more moist and the bread turns out b...

August 9th, 2018 |  


Don’t take away the spark of life

Don’t take away the spark of life

In a world of competing voices and values, it is often very difficult to make sense of what is happening around us. Even the most rudimentary decision...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Ohio fairs offer fair deal

Ohio fairs offer fair deal

We’re blessed in Ohio.Be it our natural resources, our climate, our places or our people — we are lucky to live where we do. This summer a...

August 8th, 2018 |  


Opioids’ impact on the Ohio workforce

Opioids’ impact on the Ohio workforce

Our economy is growing and businesses are expanding and looking for workers.Go on www.ohiomeansjobs.com today and you will see more than 140,000 jobs ...

August 6th, 2018 |  


Preventing cancer in firefighters

Preventing cancer in firefighters

In emergencies, while the rest of us run from danger, firefighters run toward it. And when they rush into the flames they’re not just putting th...

August 6th, 2018 |  


Picking and choosing customers

Picking and choosing customers

A sign in the bakery window could have read: “Heterosexuals only.”Or maybe these might one day be more appropriate:“Heterosexual Chr...

August 6th, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


11:20 am |    
Santa gets a makeover
Like Lainey opens on Church St.

Like Lainey opens on Church St.

A gorgeous old Remington typewriter catches the eye when you walk into Like Lainey Salvaged Decor, 215 Church St.It sits atop a refinished desk set, s...

July 25th, 2018 |  


Puffer’s Boutique to open downtown

Puffer’s Boutique to open downtown

The grand opening date for Puffer’s Boutique and Floral is a special one — it falls on Friday, Aug. 3.That would have been the late Bernad...

July 20th, 2018 |  


Just the facts: Meijer plans unveiled

Just the facts: Meijer plans unveiled

Construction of a new Meijer store is on track to start next near on Cooper Foster Park Road on the Lorain-Amherst border.Lorain officials granted pro...

July 12th, 2018 |  


The cost of filling up can be painful

Are you frustrated by gas prices?Drivers are spending $69 per month more to fill up now than they did last summer, AAA estimates.That’s because ...

June 19th, 2018 |  


AFD rating means insurance savings

An upgraded fire coverage rating is expected to spur “significant savings” on private insurance costs, according to Amherst fire chief Jim...

June 7th, 2018 |  


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 |  


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