school pac parma iced honor rolls pago 5b pcno 5a pano id amherst news-times .j 111 ii ie i. 111! hiv iii ... nil in hi) iiiiiih.iiii 1 p., ,,,,,, ..t..1....j vfw post 1662, 165 cleveland ave., will have its annual new year's eve celebration on friday, dec. 31 . this event is open to members and their guests only. cost $20 a porterhouse steak dinner served from 6-9 p.m., dj, cash bar, food at midnight. for more information or tickets, call (440) 988-8102. the hi-teens st. peter's united church of christ host happy noon year party children two 10 years old , 11 a.m. p.m. they'll provide hats, noisemakers, movie, face painting, count down with balloon drop noon, music, -games. lunch also be served. tickets are $4 per child. -information reserve spot, sandy long 988-5329. offices closed friday so that staff can celebrate families. we apologize any inconvenience. special holiday bingo held joseph saturday jan. doors opening 4 early bird begins 6 regular games start 6:30 ensure players' luck, kitchen serve foods associated good luck cabbage noodles sausage sauerkraut. see our complete bulletin board page 3. send news items to: newstheoberinnews.oom p.o. box 67, amherst. n o ; e i s 5 co r1 go & pc r 2 m ill gets hero's welcome home navy mechanic returns war afghanistan by jason hawk reporter presents still sat unopened under tree monday night one oak drive home. kevin maria miller, christmas couldn't begin until 21 -year-old son, zachary, was safely once after an eight-month tour duty afghanistan. 2007 graduate steele high school, deployed as u.s. support ing 1st marine division southwestern since march, he had been unable tell his parents where what doing, even though allowed make-weekly phone calls "we just knew kept scrapbook here following journey," mother said. both zachary's army veterans know it's like continued 3b j: -r'- -' .? ,5 .... photo zachary miller welcomed back states family serving last eight months tofl jd uuvj lium revisiting most impactful stories 2010 best times, it worst times. economic worry recovery, time reminders america 's conflicts abroad struggles home, crime compassion. reflected all offer. begins, take look headlines changed shaped city: 6a 27 issue v.'.'hi';.' r. : .'r '-v f '':-v " -'.:u -a - ! "? 5'"'" ' ''"' j 1,.; (y -: !;v;::- )$'(. en '" 1.,." ifi nm mm f, j? kathleen willbond president barack obama visits lorain county community college national tour. lccc visit uons residents supporters gave rock star when appeared part town hall meeting english professor marilyn valentino, amherst, 100 employees win obama's appearance. she said spoke, commanded attention. "i think people were awash feeling we're going get through this," former safety-service director sherrill mcloda crowd day, editor willbond. "being attention-getter," "it certainly respectful atmosphere everyone wanted hear say. day there help clue us little, that's did." 20 police: 'lock theft' cat burglars rang rash thefts, becoming brazen went by. starting january peaking summer, thieves targeted unlocked car made off thousands dollars worth electronics, purses, cash, odds ends. warning detectives stands: lock up. goes homes, too. weather grew warmer, started worming into garages, sheds, houses looking anything could easily carried away. "we're mostly dealing who things cars because they don't want make noise breaking windows," police sgt. dan jasinski feb. city workers agree wage freeze income flatlined expenses rise, looked february 2010. state address, mayor david taylor thanked those taking voluntary keep running without cuts. negotiations now union american federation state, county, municipal employees. only whether another engineered. talks supposed end week employee contracts expire, but expected extend year. exisung stay effect ones signed.