NEWS


Crooners can audition for ‘Forever Plaid’

Auditions for “Forever Plaid” will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 20 and Sunday, Oct. 21 at the Workshop Players Theater, 44820 Middl...

October 15th, 2018 |  


ISSUE 35: Ambulance money requested by township

Taxes aren’t keeping up with the cost of emergency medical services in Amherst Township, and trustees there are asking voters to approve a 0.5-m...

October 15th, 2018 |  


FIRELANDS LEVY: Urgency felt as school costs mount

FIRELANDS LEVY: Urgency felt as school costs mount

“We’re living on a prayer here,” said Mike Von Gunten, who hopes that prayer will be answered by voters.The Firelands superintendent...

October 15th, 2018 |  


Students help build playground pit

Students help build playground pit

To some, the word “gaga” may evoke images of a famed female singer — but ask a lot of 10-year-olds and they’ll describe a deca...

October 12th, 2018 |  


ISSUE 14: County seeks addiction treatment funding

ISSUE 14: County seeks addiction treatment funding

Creation of Recovery One, an addiction treatment and recovery center at the former Golden Acres nursing home property in Amherst Township, could hinge...

October 12th, 2018 |  


JVS LEVY: School asks for upgrade, maintenance cash

JVS LEVY: School asks for upgrade, maintenance cash

A proposed 0.75-mill levy is key to the Lorain County JVS board’s goal of becoming the state’s model career center by 2023.“This is ...

October 11th, 2018 |  


SPORTS


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FOOTBALL: Third loss in a row
CROSS COUNTRY: Hill leads Comets to 3rd in SWC

CROSS COUNTRY: Hill leads Comets to 3rd in SWC

Courtesy photoJosh Hill won the Southwestern Conference cross country championship race Saturday at Lorain County Community College, crossing the line...

October 15th, 2018 |  


VOLLEYBALL: Falcons sink Pirates

VOLLEYBALL: Falcons sink Pirates

Russ Gifford | Amherst News-TimesFirelands’ Taylor Kenska goes for the kill at Black River. The Falcons won 3-1, sinking the Pirates’ Seni...

October 11th, 2018 |  


GIRLS SOCCER: No! SWC crown denied

GIRLS SOCCER: No! SWC crown denied

Randy Meyers | Amherst News-TimesElley Vorhees of Amherst and Westlake’s Macy Sinreich race to a ball near the sideline during the second half o...

October 11th, 2018 |  


FOOTBALL: Firelands gets back above .500

FOOTBALL: Firelands gets back above .500

Photos by Russ Gifford | Lorain County Community NewspapersBlake Ruffner heads for the corner against Wellington on the way to a 35-7 Firelands victor...

October 9th, 2018 |  


COMETS BRIEFS

Girls Soccer• Credit where credit is due: Avon keeper Alaina Mihalek dogged Comets strikers for most of regulation, but Amherst’s Lexy Als...

October 8th, 2018 |  


LIFE


Santa gets a makeover

Santa gets a makeover

Courtesy photoA local landmark, the Santa Claus statue at 1561 Cooper Foster Park Rd. has gotten a fresh coat of paint for the first time in years. Br...

July 27th, 2018 |  


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 |  


OPINION


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Not safe, not sanitary

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SAMS not up to snuff

A penny saved is a penny well spent

To the editor:Whether it’s Penny, James, or Mary; rich or poor; black, white, or Hispanic; family, friend, or neighbor — all of us have or...

October 18th, 2018 |  


Recovery One will save lives

Recovery One will save lives

Issue 14 is a proposed 0.3-mill tax levy for the purpose of supporting human or social services, hospitalization and health for five years. The funds ...

October 18th, 2018 |  


No negative campaign ads

To the editor:Voters are tired of the negative campaigns. Why can’t candidates just tell us about what they are going to do for us?One candidate...

October 17th, 2018 |  


Happy birthday, Miss Merz

Happy birthday, Miss Merz

My former teacher is celebrating her 105th birthday in late October. I’m nearing 80 myself but am still learning life’s lessons from my te...

October 17th, 2018 |  


No longer for everyday use

To the editor:If you owned a car that was over 100 years old, you probably wouldn’t drive it every day. It would be a “classic” car ...

October 17th, 2018 |  


Show kids we value education

To the editor:We have all heard of the proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child,” but I would like to think, at this time, we can cha...

October 17th, 2018 |  


BUSINESS


Santa gets a makeover

Santa gets a makeover

Courtesy photoA local landmark, the Santa Claus statue at 1561 Cooper Foster Park Rd. has gotten a fresh coat of paint for the first time in years. Br...

July 27th, 2018 |  


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 |  


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