Amherst News-Times, 1999-02-10
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t»l Cop turns court employee — Page 3 j He learns government's tough — Pag Amherst News-Time Wednesday, February 10. 1999 Amherst. Ohio Nurses, female patients victims of closing EMH Regional Healthcare System officials are not sure when they will close Amherst Hospital's maternity ward, although a clinic for tow-income women will shut down April 1. EMH spokeswoman Lois Koehler said both facilities are being closed has part of a plan to consolidate services at the main hospital in Elyria. Started about four years ago, the Northern Ohio Care Center provides contraceptive services and performs tubal ligations at the hospital. The services are not done at Community Health Partners because it is a Catholic hospital operated by the Mercy Health System of Cincinnati. Dr. Jihad Bitar, who started the gynecological services clinic, could not be reached for comment. However, doctors who provided treatment at the clinic have temporarily agreed to see patients in their offices, Koehler said. She said up to 11 nurses stand to lose their jobs when the officials at the EMH Regional Healthcare System decides to close the maternity CONTINUED on page 3 Count to 100? That's no problem for these young Powers students If creativity is a sign of genius, then a lot of children at Powers Elementary School may have high college admission scores by the time they reach high school. About 300 first graders and extended first graders used their imaginations to create something to celebrate their first 100 days of school this academic year. The project helped them to learn to count to the century mark, one of the goals teachers set for first graders, according to Patti Wegehaupt, an extended first grade teacher. One child created a solar system with plants and stars made of M&Ms. Another made a Toostie Roll house with exactly 100 pieces of the chewy chocolate candy while others made various pieces of jewelry made of everything from popcorn to Cheerios. And there were the snow men. Since there isn't any snow, the kids used 100 marshmallows. One little girl, wrote out the number "100" on a decorative wooded board using 100 tiny Christmas lights. Like her's, every creation had exactly 100 pieces. The creations were to be family projects in which moms and dads could participate, although the kids were the boss. The parents were just subcontractors who got to view all the creations during a special Feb. 4 open house. Everything done in classrooms last week added up to 100: 100 jumping jackets, 100 words each child could spell and 100 words they could read, for example. "We wanted to have a homework activity that involved the family because often times many of them don't spend quality time together, Creative first grader Ben Oster shows his Tootsie Roll house to his teacher Patti Wegehaupt. especially when it involves a childs learning." W»aLcrtaupt said "It gave^GSnlrc chance to talk and discuss what they (the kids) would like to make and then get involved." And the children could see what they were doing thanks to some colorful glasses pur chased by the school. They 't real, rather caaaaboard. had something distinctive written on it — 100, of course. Next year, there may be an even bigger first 100 days of school celebration. After all, it also will be the beginning of a new century. Legion's change is divine for them by OLEN MLLER News-Times reporter *1»raise the Lord and pass the paint" is a phrase members of the Trinity Evangelical Free Church are saying thesedays. Under the leadership of the Rev. Matt Wilke, more than 100 church members have embarked on a four- month mission to turn the former American Legion Post #118 into their new church. : Poet leaden officially handed over the building's keys Jan. 29, bringing to an end more than a decade of American Legion ownership. The church purchased the post and the nine acres it sits on in early January for nearly $800,000. The change in ownership was prompted by the revocation of the Elmer Johnson Post's liquor license by the state last year because of repeated violations. But legion members aren't out in the cold. Local Veterans of Foreign Wars post officials have graciously consented to allow them to meet at their Cleveland Street facility until they decide if they want to build or rent another smaller post. "We haven't got a building anymore, bat we still have our charter. We're still intact," post adjutant Con Godfrey said. Legtanaires took down lettering oa the post's front exterior Jan. 30 as church members begin planning Lori Betchker (front center) signs a letter of intent to play volleyball at Cleveland State University. With her are her coach Laurie < gan, father Ron and mom Rose Betchker. MLS athlete makes deal to play volleyball for CSU It eventually wiU be replaced with the church's name and its logo, a % taHOCa The Elmer Johnson post has 500 oral days helping to move and store CONTINUED on page 8 by DIANA HOUQLAND N-T raevwrtai laaaaaattaaf eat^emare aaa a ma fa ma* aaara Lori Betchker signed her name last Thursday, something she's done millions of times. But this time, with this signature, she not only secured her future, but tte also made history for Marion L. Steele High School. Betchker. a 5-foot-10 outside hitler for the girls vanity volleyball team, signed a letter of intent lo play volleyball at Cleveland Suae University. She am offend a fuU-ride •choteship from CSU head coach Debbie Bom. According to Laurie Cogan, Betchker's coach at Amherst, this is not the first time a Lady Comet has received an athletic rcholarship for a full ride from a college, bat it is the first time that one has been received for a Division I "What this-—~. —»-.. explained to family, friends, and fellow tsamaisms of Betchker's, "is a one-year rormnitmem Usually it is followed ap with a cortmiitment far te entire four yean. Basically, after aha sips the letter, Lori belongs to Cleveland State. VoOttybal is her job aad her pajfaiaat ie aa Cogan admitted that she did not really see this coming in Betchker's future, and that it was somewhat of a surprise. "We're very proud. She has tfpa-»»|rfi|a>fif a lot," Cogan laid. "It juet goes to ttew that hard work, rtewn.iaa.inn and dedication to a sport pays off." It makes you fed good to work around young players that haw ten type of goals," tte commaed. "Aad I of Downtown promoters adopt new name but keep same goal: attracting business A non-profit business group formed last year to promote downtown Amherst has changed its name from the Amherst Merchants Association to the Amherst Downtown Business Association (ADBA). The change was prompted by the inclusion of several businessmen in the 75-member group who are not merchants, yet recognize the need to have an organization whose goal is to promote the revitalization of the downtown. The new name was one of the steps taken toward formally organizing the group at a Feb. 4 meeting at which three levels of membership were adopted. For $200 a year, businesses can become charter members, a full- fledged membership. Associate membership will cost $50 and sponsorships $20. So far, the only difference in membership is what chair- man David Fox called an "raonorarium." Five businesses enrolled n charter members following the meeting, a "good sign" of the level of support Fox said he hopes to eee more charter memberships. 1 think $200 ie a good invest- ment far any business to make tow- ard promoting te town ia which they do business,'' he added. Tha membership money initially wnni 98*9* awamamay W (*"■# ****} a8mrmmammammmmaamB> pnn»£ted»». aaaanaaTJrWd bv taafi natal "There's a lot we have to get worked out yet, but this is just a first step to get the ball rolling and have a more formalized structure, al<. though it's our intention to stay at:- loose-knit group," he added The association also is considering developing a group marketing effort that could be used to advertise the benefits of shopping in the historic downtown n well aa individual efforts. It is considering buying a 30-second commercial that would be shown on MediaOne TV cable channels in the Amhent, Elyria and North Ridgeville areas. Details on the commercial are expected to be worked out within the next few weeks. Fox said. Although the commercial will be "generic" and feature downtown as a whole. Fox said individual merchants can opt to buy "tags" shown at the end advertising their business or service. The group was formed last year after the Amherst Chamber of Commerce shut down because of lack of support and insufficient finances. Although it is uaformally structured, the group has helped. lasprove park' ing ia the downtown area and is jllt.2 to .tep hi te dowojowe ana. h also has thrown ha aupport behind a city effort to nvhaliie te area with te help of Downtown, lac Urn part of Mem Street USA. a hi teMatoric down- CONTMUID S* each tin* of matte a* *a_ be weted eat e 988898 Lags or iffnsm Itefe «f ate may he ajvaa c*f a city's ateoricel nasaaeneofat- goto he, en an aaaatmtm) m view te ewmt mmawemamtmW^a maW mmSmWmmr ejeaaTeJ w-aaawsW ate a^*a^*fm\% m\fmmm\f, mmmmaamaW mamma. I
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 1999-02-10|
|Date of Original||10-FEB-1999|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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