Amherst News-Times, 2000-02-02
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IV I 'I III St. Paul's marks 125th — Page 8 Enhancement awards given — Page 8 3 to Amherst News-Times Wednesday, February 2, 2000 Amherst, Ohio Too high," said this motorist when she was asked for her opinion on the latest petrol purge. Station owner Eddie Sabbah says owners are not to blame for the high gas prices. Friendly attendants, such as this woman, are not to blame for gas prices either, but are often forced to take plenty of blame from customers. St. Joe's gets drive to help the needy In keeping with its observance of Catholic Schools Week, SL Joseph's School has added a food drive to the week- long festivities celebrating Catholic schools. The theme for this year's activities is "Letting the Light of Christ Shine in the New Millennium." Grades three and up are collecting cans of food for local poor and homeless people, and will distribute the food to needy people through the church's Vincencian program. The school's goal is to collect 200 cans of food by Feb. 3, the 100th day of school. The Student Council of Mis- .siooaries for Christ is overseeing the program and is charged with the responsibility to ensure the food is transported to the Vince- nians. The council, (starting with the third grade) is comprised of one student representative from each grade. • The remainder of the week's events are as follows: Wednesday is Parent Appreciation Day • Students will decorate and send home coupon books, it is also thinking cap day and kids will get to wear funny hats during certain times of the day. Thursday is Student Appreciation Day • It will also be dress down * day and students are urged to The St. Joseph's School Student Council of Missionaries includes, left to right, Diane Allegretto, Megan Miller, Kayla Zavodny, Elizabeth Syrowski, Molly Lukachko and John Fritz. Council moderators are Mrs. Frank and Mrs. Qargasz. wear blue and gold, the school colors. Each student is to bring two snacks and one drink, along with board games and puzzles. From 12:45 to 1:30 students will play games and share snacks on the 100th day of school. Friday is Teacher Appreciation Day • A teacher and staff luncheon will be held; Mast will be at 9 ajn. and it will also be drees up day at the school. Sunday is Open House follow, ing Maw • Everyone will be invited lo the school open house following liturgies, from 8:30- 3 p.m. Gas price hik pinch purses; make owners customers nricu_, ■ by STEVE BARRY News-Times reporter Nearly everyone in town — service station owners and drivers alike — are beginning to feel the heat created by increased gas prices. According to the Ohio Motorists Association, or AAA, a fuel gauge survey released Jan. 20 indicated that not only were prices at an all time high, they appeared to be getting worse with no end to the increases in sight. Regular gas which was around 94 cents per gallon last year at this time, is averaging $1.40 this year. The price average has jumped from $1,308 last week to about $1.40 this week. According to William G. Johnson, AAA managing director for public affairs, "Prices continue to be supported by very high domestic and international crude oil prices, continued low product and crude inventories and heavy demand for heating oil as winter's grip sets in." Crude oil prices have jumped to all-time highs following reports that oil ministers from Saudi Arabia and Venezuela have agreed to continue production caps well into 2000, he expalincd. »~ Locally, nssponse to the hikes has been met with displeasure. Brandy Williamson of Elyria was pumping gas at the BP station on Kresge Drive when she shook her head and said, 'Too high," when asked her opinion of gas prices at the pump. Regular gas was $1,449 a gallon, plus was $1.54 and high test gas was $1,649 cents a gallon. At the Marathon Station on the corner of routes 58 and Cooper Foster Park, Allen Young of Lorain agreed. "I think they're too damned high. Dave Harmych I don't know if the far East has cut back on their supplies," he said. The most vocal was station manager Eddie Sabbah. "Everyone is blaming us, and the company didn't even give us advanced warning they were going to raise prices. Normally they let us know so we can make the necessary adjustments," Sabbah said. If customers are going to complain, Sabbah suggests they do so to corporate headquarter* or the gdjfe emmenL As much as 84 cents out of every dollar the stations collect goes to Uncle Sam. "There is no money in gasoline anymore. The money we make on gas just covers the lights on the canopy. We'll be lucky to break even," he continued. And whatever you do, don't take out your frustrations on gas pricing on the cashiers. Sabbah said he has told several people not to bother coming back to his station after they CONTINUED on page 2 Fiesty retiree says she won't let age slow her down yet by STEVE BARRY News-Times reporter Move over Energizer Bunny, or get run over. If the city could plug her in, they could in all likelihood drop AMP- Ohio and use resident Hilda Bulea to supply the city with electricity. Bulea will be 75 years old on May 15, and this Grandma is a dynamo. The minute you enter Bulea's home, you are taken with the myriad of photographs, nick-knacks and crafts placed strategically around the living room. If you happen to comment on them you have won a whirlwind tour of the home, stocked with enough craft items to be a retailer — and she made nearly all of them herself. There are oil paintings on the walls, and...she did them herself. Most of them anyway. If you feel like you are constantly being watched, you are. It is difficult to escape the eyes of Elvis, since his picture seems to be plastered on every wall of the house. There are homemade OSU pennants, empty Pepsi cans from the Rock Hall of Fame in Cleveland, and from a good number of major events for which Pepsi printed cans. CONTINUED on page 2 Two needed to help guide library board of trustees The board of trustees of the Amherst Public Library seeks two new members. One will fill an unexpired term beginning ending in December, 2003. The other will fill a vacancy for a full term of seven years. Interested parties may request an application form from the Horary. Forms are available at the circulation desk, 221 Spring Street, or will be mailed. If you want one sent to you, call 988-4230 during regular library hours. The local hoard of education appoints trustees. Candidates will have the opportunity lo meet briefly with library board members lo ex plore responsibilites and discuss specific interest One new member will replace Gregory Fior, who has served since 1995. During hit term of office, ho was a member of the Building and Grounds Committee that was in-;" strumental in acquiring adjacent land and constructing a parking kj§> The other will replace Christopher Theobald, president of the board when the parking lot project was completed. Both have been involved in present plans to renovate the interior' of the library, creating better spues 101 ter facilities mm) collections. of id le in th J- sr X) 4 al ;h le d •e « tt
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2000-02-02|
|Date of Original||02-FEB-2000|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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