Amherst News-Times, 1999-10-13
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They sail to learn about life — Page 5 Lanes upgraded to attract bowlers — Page 12 Amherst News-Times Wrdnpscl.iy. October 13, 1 l»'l<) Amherst. Ohio SO conts F Downtown diner closed; but is it forever? The Grape Vine Diner, of 134 Park Ave., may end up as a parking lot if it is not sold, according to owner David Moore, in his latest exploit with Amherst city officials. As proof he's serious about selling the closed eatery, Moore is putting the diner's SOs-esque decor up for auction on Saturday, Oct 16. "We're shutting off the water, the electric, and boarding up the window on Oct 18," stated Moore. "Maybe we'll put a tombstone in the window." This is the latest in a series of business moves by Moore and his companies in reaction to problems with city officials. In early April, Moore sued the city of Amherst for filing criminal charges against his Crystal Mortgage Co. in Oberlin Municipal Court The cily accused Moore's company of not fully paying their income taxes. In late August, the city dropped its criminal charges against Crystal Mortgage. The city declined the opportunity to end the civil case by issuing an apology last month. Moore seeks to recover at least the reported $100,000 in legal fees he has accumulated in his disagreements with city officials. "I want enough so that this doesn't happen again," Moore said. "I'm prepared financially for going to full trial." Moore has of late been writing letters to anyone who might be running for city offices in hope of getting "new faces" in place of Amherst city officials. "I want change in city hall," he said. Moore also plans to auction the antique contents of his Hidden Treasures business, of 125 Park Ave, at his Mojo restaurant on Oct 20. Moore's Mojo restaurant in Amherst will stay open, according to Moore. The Crystal Mortgage Co. has moved to Elyria. Throughout all the disputes with the city, Moore expressed he is still very fond of the city of Amherst. He admits he has gripe is with city officials, not with the city of fi "Amhe he said. |MLS Lady Comets tally top sports seas< y' — c - 1-1 iBarris, Shumyla lead jcross country team to conference crown *» Saturdays have been good lately j to the Marion L. Steele High School girls cross country team, who made good showings the last two weeks. On Saturday, Oct 9, Brittnee, Barris and Christine Shumyla finished first and second to lead the i Comets to the Southwest Conference championship at Lorain County Community College. The Comets edged out state ranked Olmsted Falls by two points, 35-37. Falls had been ranked third in the state in Division 2. Coach Teny Kemp said Gretchen Gilder, ■who finished in ninth place with a time of 21:27, had a lot to do with the margin of victory. "Gretchen Gilder ran an outstanding nee. She ran her lifetime best by over 20 seconds," Kemp said. "She passed four kids in the last half-mile, and that really helped." Barris and Shumyla took the lead early and held on to it for the entire race. Barris said her pace was faster than she had anticipated, but Kemp said he told the team just to run the way they are comfortable running. "We talked to the kids and told them just to run their own race," Kemp said. "It's the same thing we've been telling them all year." Barris finished in 20:10, nine seconds faster than Shumyla, a half- minute ahead of Lindsey Dieringer from Fairwview in third place, and nearly a full minute in front of Megan Stoyka from Olmsted Falls in fifth place. With their finishes in the top se- CONTINUED on page 11 Netters field strong group to represent school at district First year girl's tennis coach Virginia Trigilio is quite happy with her tennis team, and why not — three members of her girl's varsity team are Lorain County's only entries for District Tournament play. :• Of the 28 girls who tried out for ihe Marion L. Steele High School tennis team, 22 made the squad. Match rales specify a team can only play seven varsity and seven junior varsity players during a match, ao tome of the girls held reserve status. I Sickness and injury forced rotation, and all the giris got some playing time. t Advancing into the District Tour- fcments in doubles competition are fenior Angie Trigilio and junior Janiece Reinhardt. Angie is the Coach's daughter. Trigilio and Rein hardt are top seeded. In the single's department junior Fritzi Stroeh enters district as the second seeded player. Amherst narrowly missed an opportunity to take a fourth player to District Junior Jessica Moennich defeated Westlake's Kim Howitt to make the quarter finals. Howitt is highly regarded as a tennis player and according to coach Trigilio, "Moennich's play against Howitt was the match of a lifetime!" Unfortunately, Magnificat's Grace Cascarilla eliminated Jessica in the next round. Fritzi also suffered a loss to Cascarilla in seeding matches, which bumped Stroeh into the second seeded position entering District CONTINUED on paga 11 Above, coach Terry Kemp congratulates teammates Brittnee Barris and Christine Shumyla after they took first and second place In the Southwest Conference championship run on Saturday at Lorain County Community College. At right are members of the girls varsity tennis team from the high school. Local firefighters face fury of another kind at contest by STEVE tARRY An activity which has been two mi asm m% ttmm" •** b°fla •** ken ap by_ _m_xn of the ifmmTam^aammmm. Properly named lbs rbo- Sgfcpa Combat Challenge, d_s «w«M was held oa Sam day ftp. 25, at Upper Ar- HngMM, s a_wrb of Cotum- bus. Oae hundred sixty-two 15 Dean Feldkamp, 42, and Tim Galea, 29. Feldkamp is also a member of the County Hazardous Materials Requoee Team, and Camp is a Lorain County sheriff's deputy. Tte .competition ia comprised of five gruelling events done in tardffw. while ing full turnout fear. Rill turnout pear ia the pear that • firefighter malty responds to a fire in, including a 30 minute air tank, gloves and boots, which weighs an extra 40 to 50 participated. Amherat was flmyniri Cntig Camp. 31. hy All the full-time "profee- competitors ran the event during ihe The first event ia to cany a 45 lb. length of fire hose up six flights of stairs to the top of the lower, (the tower waa approximately four stories tall) stow the rope in a box, then pull up an atlittiiiTBl 45 lb. of bom «> tte lop of the tower tend over tend with a rppe. After completing this stage, participants bed to ran down die steps without missing any, and heap both tends on dte iniWngr or lose points. Without taking a break they ted io ran to ihe next event which wis dm Kaiser teem. The Kaiser beam was a stad I-beam cu a type of ate) that S ******* . ■•■• mmWB - :, ^*-V*„
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 1999-10-13|
|Date of Original||13-OCT-1999|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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