Amherst News-Times, 1999-10-06
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Gridders give opponents stiff — Page 11 Kids give thanks for play site — Page '* Amherst News-Times Wr>c1nps(l,iv. Oi tobrr I, 1 Anther \t _ Exchange student an ace at tennis, homeli by STEVE BARRY News-Times reporter Fritzi Stroh, 16. of Luebeck, Germany is a foreign exchange student at Marion L. Steele High School — but not in the traditional sense. Stroh's trip to America actually began three years ago when Fritzi's older sister Ka- thrina, came to America as an exchange student. Kathrina was assigned to live with the Anthony Moreno Family at 90 Hickory Hollow Court. The group supporting her, the International Exchange Forum went belly up, putting Kathrina's visit in jeopardy. As the two families worked on both sides of the Atlantic to cut through the international red tape, the Morenos and Strohs became the best of friends. With all the legalities involved it seemed the most practical solution to the problem was for the Morenos to take legal custody of Kathrina for the duration of her stay. When Fritzi decided to come to the United States three years later, both families insisted that Fritzi stay with the Morenos. Last July the Stroh family, legal paperwork in hand. '•'\*¥t\:'pf*jt/ %-^mdtk i n SeniefiTeila German exchange student Fritzi Stroh, flanked by Amherst family "dad" Anthony Sr., Anthony Jr., Daniel and "mom" Laura came to Orlando, Fla., and rendezvoused wilh the Morenos. After a week of sightseeing, taking care of the legalities and visiting with each other, the Stroh family returned to Luebeck, and Fritzi came to Amherst with the Morenos. Fritzi's American family includes father Anthony, an air traffic controller in Oberlin; mother Laura, a nuclear cardiology technologist; sisters Jessica, 19, currendy studying at LCCC; Jennifer, 17, a junior at Lorain County JVS; Moreno. and brothers Anthony, 10, and Daniel, 7. Fritzi's German brother Philipp, 10, will probably follow the same path if he decides to study in America. The Moreno family is scheduled to attend Kathrina's graduation in Luebeck, Ger many, in June. Stroh is a full time-student, taking classes in English literature, Spanish and astronomy. Ironically, none of her American credits will transfer back to Germany. To graduate with her German diploma, she could be forced to make up for her America) education. Even man students go to sura*. . 13 years, not including kindergarten. She hopes to avoid that extra year by "testing out" of the required classes, but she admits, "That is very difficult. You can only fail two tests. If you fail any more you have to take all of the classes." Fritzi is only 5'1" tall and around a 100 lbs., but she has earned the position of the girl's varsity top seeded player on the high school tennis team. She took fust place in the LCAAA tournament, and second place in the Southwest Conference Tournament This December Stroh will travel south for a three- month tennis course at Nick Bolleteiri's Sports Academy in Bradenton, Fla. She will return to the cold and spend the holidays with the Morenos. After completing training at the academy in March, she is scheduled lo return to Germany. She hopes she can arrange an extension. "I miss my family and my friends in Germany, but I enjoy being here," she said. Congregations merge; face decisioaon building fates ~*aaema,saa,X+-1„ , rwmtW Westminster Presbyterian Church of Lorain and Northminster Presbyterian Church of Amherst have joined forces to become Heritage Presbyterian Church. The newly established congregation met for first time Sunday, Oct 3. A new marquee has been erected at the old Northminster location at SIS North Leavitt Road where the combined congregations presendy meet A general decline in the memberships of both churches over the last few yean has concerned both groups. The problem was compounded at Westminster with the need to locate a new pastor, with the retirement of Pastor Ted Blunk. The process of locating a new pastor is often lengthy, and notorious for substantial declines in weekly attendance. Merger seemed like the most favorable solution. Rev. Jim Smucker, Pastor of the Northminster church was given the nod to pastor the new congregation. At the Sep. 26 joint meeting, both parties also adopted a plan for union, established a set of bylaws, and created "terms of service'' for the Pastorate. Ironically, both Westminster and Northminster churches were founded by the same parent church, First Presbyterian Church in South Lorain. Heritage Presbyterian Church will begin with around 250 to 27S members. The merger does create another problem. One new congregation with two church buildings. Discussions are presendy being conducted to determine what to do with the "extra" building. Some of the members favor selling one of the structures and using the capital to improve the other. Others favor keeping both and using one as a type of community center. A third option being considered, is to sell both buildings and build a new structure more centrally located. "We are looking for an outside consultant to determine the asset values of both properties," Smucker said. Once the values are assessed, all the options will be evaluated. Both churches currendy have out- reaches and ministries lo their respective communities, and the outcome of the building dilemma wiU certainly impact the scope and focuses of those ministries. Wellington business owner sets up shop in local plaza by STEVE BARRY Nowa-Tanna reporter Jaggar Computing of Wellington has opened in second store ia the Amhent Plata, at 1915 Cooper Foster Park Road. The new PC store has been unofficially open for one week acceding lo Wellington resident aad owner MET Oam, one of the Ave partners involved in the venture. He ii joined by brother Randy Gam of Cleveland, Josh Freeman of Wellington, m-earn—maa, mama—am ________-_*^_*J_ wtwoon, Gary tot* and Doggone good dhow Gary Robb of Perma and Gary Lash Owners of Jaggar Computing m *»*_*•£ Jo^,l,*!!_!!2i?m *_•_; of Bnaswick. Hngton, Gary Robb from Parma, Jaff Oam from WW*-*- With all of the room available at Randy Gam trom Cleveland. Notpk*irod is partnarGary the Amherat store, current pleas ate Brunswick, to devote a large portion of the floor to reatable gaming PCs. be- even mora. 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|Title||Amherst News-Times, 1999-10-06|
|Date of Original||06-OCT-1999|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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