PHOTOS: Students are back in action

PHOTOS: Students are back in action

Photos by Jason Hawk | Amherst News-TimesMonday marked the return of most Amherst students to their classrooms. Principals told us the day went smooth...

August 20th, 2018 |  


FFA members honored at Scholarship Night

FFA members honored at Scholarship Night

Courtesy photoFirelands FFA graduates enjoyed a night of success July 31 at the Lorain County 4-H and FFA Scholarship Night. The 10 members pictured e...

August 16th, 2018 |  


BAND PHOTOS: Get ready to ‘Danse Macabre’

BAND PHOTOS: Get ready to ‘Danse Macabre’

Dia de los Muertos is still three months away — but take a trip down Washington Street and you’ll see nearly 150 teenagers getting ready t...

August 3rd, 2018 |  



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 |  


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 |