Amherst News-Times, 1999-08-04
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• 5 Device could catch speeders — Page 5 Local sport champs abound — Pa? Amherst News-Time ~ 00 e-e c 'J1 O O a CD < x C rn _ 1> -, 1 'T* ^ o Wednesday, August 4, 1999 Amherst, Ohio Filled with c, s daughter looks for good homes for parents' pets *%i. -*rrV%*r •"' Linda Petkovsek plays with one of the 14 dogs orphaned by the death of her stepfather and mother, Frank and Anoni Pavlo. She and her children are trying to find homes for t .e dogs as well as 11 cats and some racing pigeons. Linda Petkovsek and some of her children have taken on the task of finding homes for a menagerie of nearly 330 animals following the tragic July 25 death of her mother and stepfather, Anoni and Frank Pavlo. Depending on who stays at the Pavlos" Walnut Valley Road home near Wellington, they have been waking up to the flutter of wings, barking and meowing since the day after the Pavlos were killed in a car crash at Rt. 303 and Quarry Road. In addition to a beautiful home and hundreds of collectibles, the Pavlos left behind 14 dogs, 11 cats and kittens, 300 of Frank Pavlo's racing pigeons, two cockatiels, three pet-potbellied pigs and two goats. In short, the retired couple loved animals, all kinds of them. The task of caring for the small zoo might intimidate most people, but not Petkovsek or her children. They're animals lovers, too, and used to having lots of cats and dogs around their Amherst home on Cleveland Avenue. She has made placing stray cats and dogs an avocation for die last several yean. About two years ago, she headed an Amherst Insiders 4—H project to help place stray dogs. Some were kept at her home until they were adopted. Occasionally, some of the stray pooches Petkovsek found were temporarily housed with her mother and stepfather. Three were supposed to be temporary boarders but become permanent residents. "Mom would keep them until I could get them a home, but Frank would see them and that would be it If he took in a stray, it would never leave," she explained. But all that has changed since the accident Petkovsek and three of her children, Meredith, 17, Alex, 19 and Ann, 19, have been taking, turns staying at the Pavlos' home caring for the animals while trying to find homes for them. With the exception of the CONTINUED on page 5 J They're cooking up plan to light bandstand A local group of volunteers thinks it has the recipe for lighting up the stone bandstand in front of city hall. The Amherst Beautification Committee is seeking recipes that will be placed in a cookbook. Sale of the cookbook will help buy eight lights to be installed around the bandstand. The idea for the lights came from mayor John Higgins, who said it is part of the city's overall effort to restore city hall and its grounds to their original appearance. City work crews have been working to clean up the bandstand and the public restrooms beneath it Once the site of band concerts several decades ago, it is now mainly used for special events, including (lie Old Time Jamboree and Christmas and Halloween parades. A Christian music conceit is scheduled for Aug. 21 from 5-8 p.m., the fust concert in many years, according to city officials. Built in 1915, the handstand's eight lights were removed in the late ,H .lil.nl liifliiUlllllli: ilQilllllil ■eg &v _^n-~— aaaaaw ■-—•■■•-mmmvi-. — J""""™, m~_[ ...~?A\MrmaP mm *'.#•*$*} 9 . : *X ., -^ pica ;• -*%■ *^w,~.""*""**,'..; This drawing shows the bandstand with the proposed lights installed. 20s or early 30s after the sandstone they were mounted on began to deteriorate and crack. No one knows what happened to them. "That was around 70 years ago. Even if we still had them, they prob ably wouldn't be in working condition and, with the (new) design we have in mind, wouldn't be suitable any more," the mayor explained. Higgins said the lights were once mounted on top of sandstone pedestals around which a sandstone fence is built. The new ones will be mounted to the base of the bandstand but will be designed in such a way that they will appear to be on top of the pedestals. Committee chairperson Maryann Kordeleski said the lights will cost $400 each or a total of $3,200. The construction of special mounting brackets and repair of the damaged sandstone will cost at least an additional $1,000, the mayor added. The city should be able to provide about half the cost if the cookbook sales raise at least $2,100, the mayor added. Kordeleski said she thinks publi- cation of the cookbook featuring the recipes of local gourmets will be a hot item, especially around Thanksgiving and Christmas. She hopes to collect between 250 and 300 local recipes for anything and everything by the end of August It will take about another two months to edit the recipes, design the cookbook and send it off to a printer. Recipe drop-off boxes have been placed at city hall, the Amherst Public Library and the Amhent Post Office. Recipes also can be mailed to 812 Tarry Lane, Amherst She will be contacting several local merchants in the hope they will offer to sell the cookbook and is not discounting word of mouth advertising. Kordeleski said the project is one of three the group has taken on to help add a little beauty to the city, The others involve raising money for the purchase of flowering trees to be plaited throughout the city and platting trees aid shrubs in the northeast quadrant of the routes 2 aid 58 interchange. The committee for sprucing up the: rent with trees and shrubs last year j and is sedring volunteers and equip-: ment for the quadrant work. For in- j fonnatkm, contact Dai Brown all 984-3486. Wanted: residents to start civic organization for youth by OLEN MLLER News-Times reporter Former city couiicilmember Joe Husar thinks the answer to some of Ihe problems experienced by today's young people may be the re- easMWwi-ffU of otpnia-wioiw that keep them busy aid get them involved ie community projects. He's the man in Amhent who would like to facilitate unity among the existing orgatizations like the Loot, the Lions dob's youth group, the Boy and Girl Scoots and any that are not widely T 'VJUv Even though many yoong Amher- the wayside in favor of other things, like computers and TV. Not that there is anything wrong with computers, computer games and the Internet but Husar thinks loo many kids spend too ranch line staring into computer screens and not enough time with other people. 'Teople cm have jest at much enjoyment getting together and seeing things accomplished. They leap to work together, but that's something there's not enough of these daya." be Hey don't get involved ia tmmj ndvtds ii mesa as __^_____. f*> * *m\ m%^'JmWaemmjmmam mmm_^^if~fm ■ ±~m' JotHutar . Husar it not against today's technology as long as it is infd-mative. In fact he is looking for wmeoof wboitvttla|»ci-MmaWBBtte> onwhk*hbSmtik»aboiahlsi4rt yoorh imatitainjm their project* aad foils cob be Chasing nets city The city's pursuit of delinquent taxpayers is starting to payoff. The aatouttt of overdue taxes collected since July 12 hat more than floobatd. op & $11,000 lo more than X) as of last week, ac- ooMag fo dty treasurer Kah- leea Ufttfte-s July 26 report to city ooeaciL &cSttopr«r»eat of taxes wipwlie enfoc- *m*ammmjamMw wf^ ■■■■■*> v^eeenj^a amow earn aeatoveet. tt hat wailed let- ^^r*~mmmrf—~—rm mm mmm—— mmtaa_ma*—~m mmm~af~ ten io ra-lfoqofot taxpayer* m_f wtpOa- overdue tax bills a small windfall sklents who have failed to adhere to previously arranged tax payment plans tot up by her office. I'm happy to report many taxpayers hove been very cooperative'and hav forward." .he said. The paymea from more tima a earn of foe seven, aafomeh oVpUJome veto have mowed director Alan Anderson for possible crin-inal legal action. Litkovitz hot previously said this is considered a "teat retort,'' but added legal action wiH be panned if rmreenry. The majority of people owe the dty mom than SlQQ. 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|Title||Amherst News-Times, 1999-08-04|
|Date of Original||04-AUG-1999|
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