lesson ted project wild amherst news-times rl special report the steele home run boosters are holding a blanket sale. deadline to order blankets is thursday, nov. 25. place an order, call debbie at (440) 988-7578. for details, see page 3. main street bringing lolly trolley express rides city on tuesday, 30, beginning 6 p.m. will highlight christmas lights. cost $5 adults (13 and over) $3 children. depart 6, 6:45, 7:30, 8:15 all tickets must be pre-purchased. more information, lucy 984-4478, joni 329-5283, . or teresa 984-6709. of present miracle street, family fun holiday event featuring our annual tree lighting, parade, arrival santa, announcement winners lighting contests, treats, activities children ages. magic start downtown friday, dec. 3, next "once upon saturday" held public library 10:30 a.m. saturday, 4. storytime program about trains. feature version polar along with other train-themed stories. complete bulletin board send news items to: new80theoberllnnews.com p.o. box 67, amherst. qmq .a e ii s e! 35 "ww. i r h rri y fid k pitch education wants build new elementary school, recreation center. auditorium by jason hawk reporter clustered around scattered tables in groups five six, residents tried piece together their feelings last tuesday proposal they'd just heard. pitch: spend $32 million massive replacing shupe, powers, harris schools one move. "there's no question we'll need initial investment, but end day we can show people there good return it," superintendent steven sayers told crowd. behind him, facts figures burned brightly screen hung over high school cafeteria stage. they spelled out schedule pass levies, intentions beef up courses lower pay-to-play fees, options both community center auditorium. 250 so who filled room sayers's presentation didn't revolt against his proposal, nor did get caught full-steam-ahead frenzy. instead, hushed tones analyze sides issue once pros, cons, costs, long years sweat it would take make plan reality. "we're crossroads now step right direction," said vice president ron yacobozzi. "if don't that step, window this opportunity close never open again." coming months bring many meetings hammer details feedback from residents, he said. cash free building money state, some sort decision reached spring. final decisions have been made, what decides could look very different was proposed week. now, idea construct hold pre-kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth grades. architects estimate such million. ohio facilities commission has agreed pay half, only if voters come own share. those levy, torn down (also state's dime) replace it. traffic study underway whether north lake handle photos bill strohm district treasurer shirley antel collects opinions attended week's forum. hear extensive proposal. below, stever outlines how buildings funded. increased see. powers washington avenue demolished way parking athletic fields, performing arts constructed where school's southern lot now. draw visitors through area hopefully stimulate businesses there, like splashzone oberlin also being considered partnership lorain county metroparks. word yet go much cost. facility built $6 million, which came private donors. "our ideas here hope making things better," sayers, feels should create serve whole community, not students. believes agree fund "extras" even though were unwilling november larger library. watched as 1, library's four-mill failed polls four percent. eyes, proposing because aren't relying locals they're looking leverage donations metroparks, rallied past raise funds creating beaver creek reservation, metroparks director dan martin do again. continued 6a council another year, freeze token gesture monday night, members forego raises second straight year. froze mayor david taylor's salary. "we frugal responsible. think it's important lead example. city's best financial shape," taylor news-times. freezes coincide negotiations between leaders employee unions. administration had meeting each 2b link & jfyjp9b fcbk. 'ctr 'flhllrfljltlftcllllto'-- ' jilt (fffflxfln. photo steve bukovac, joseph gambish, phil van treuren, jennifer wasilk, frank janik, glenn loughrie, (not pictured) terry traster cast votes night keep wages 2009 levels.