Amherst News-Times, 2000-03-08
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School bands stage free event — Page 31 Comets ousted from tourneys — P. Amherst News-Time m t, .-. I> -J ■ Wednesday, March 8, 2000 Amherst, Ohio I MLS grappler wins state championship Wrestler Jake Percival faces Joe Zinkan in the final match of the state championship finals. The senior won his bout, bringing home a state title. by KEITH GRIBBINS News-Times reporter Perfect Marion L. Steele High School wrestler Jake Percival was 35-0 when he moved to the mat lo face Joe Zinkan, of Cincinnati Moeller, anodier undefeated senior at the 63rd State Wrestling Championships at Value City Arena. Not a loss on the year for the 140 pound contenders as they eyed each other before the match. Percival, a two year runner-up at the state tournament, had been in this situation before. Wrestling since the second grade, Percival had tangled in more than 500 matches in his career, including three trips to state. The Comet had won 130 matches in his high school tenure and lost only six others, most of those as a freshman. That all seemed to pinnacle Saturday, March 4 when everyone turned to watch the two grapplers battle in one of the most significant matches of the tournament. The Comet came in the aggressor and emerged the winner, taking home Amherst's first ever State Championship in uic mm ■ ..resiling program history. "He did an amazing job. I'm ecstatic. I'm at a loss for words. His performance has brought home the state for Amherst," Coach Bill Walker stated. "It's quite an accomplishment And it says something about Jake Percival." "Next to giving birth to him, this is the most exciting thing," mother Tammy Percival said about the win. "It's a big weight lifted off him. It's really awesome." Percival just out wrestled his opponent, Walker said. Three takedowns and one escape led Percival to a 7-3 victory over Zinkan. It was in the second period that the senior Comet broke his opponent, according to Walker. "He out conditioned him. You could tell in the second period that his opponent was getting tired. Then Jake took control," explained Walker. Now ranked number one in the nation, Percival is gearing up for Nationals in Pittsburgh on March 23-26. But what led Percival to a number CONTINUED on page 7 Nordson will cut 145 jobs here by KEITH GRIBBINS News-Times reporter The Nordson Corporation last Tuesday released a structured plan to eliminate 1SS union and 35 nonunion jobs at their Amherst and Elyria plants in an attempt to make the company more efficient Starting on May 31, Nordson will begin a series of operation transfers from northern Ohio to Georgia and Alabama, as explained in their corporate Action 2000 Plan, that is aimed at increasing the company's Business planners promote downtown efforts by KEITH GRIBBINS News-Times reporter The Amherst Downtown Business Association (ADBA) met last Thursday morning to discuss local business and bramstotm for ideas to help promote commerce for the Amherst area. Nubbx Card Jim Hinton, a representative for Nubix, a Dublin, Ohio-based company, addressed the association with a presentation on the company's benefit card. Nubix provides cards that give customers incentives to shop at certain establishments by giving a discount to card members. Hinton was urgeting local business owners for interest in being a Nubix provider, providing a discount for card own- en, to help promote business in the operating efficiency and accelerate earnings. The plan stated that 145 jobs will be eliminated from the Amherst plant 45 more positions in northern Ohio, and the Elyria plant would eventually close. "It's a difficult situation because jobs are involved, and we take that very seriously," corporate communications representative Brace- Waf- fen explained. "It tends to become a concern to the community but we've always been strongly supportive in Amherst for years. The support for the community is still there, we're just trying efficient" to become more Nordson released in October of 1999 the corporation's Action Plan, a 24-month company wide initiative to realign Nordson's management structure for optimum performance. According to the update, the Action Plan looks to consolidate business operations, streamline manufacturing processes, wimijkgi^ (ha development of innovative products, provide access to new markets through both internal growth and strategic acquisitions, and accelerate financial growth. Back in October, Nordson also announced that they would be laying off workers, but did not have a figure, stated Waffcn. "We announced on Oct 27 that we're going to consolidate our operations to be more competitive and move faster in the global economy. Now we've added specificity to the plan and made it as detailed as possible so employees have time to* handle and manage their situations and to pursue new employment opportunities,'' explained Waffen. CONTINUED on page 5 Nordson officials have announced they will cut 145 jobs from the Amherst facility. Cookie shop family affair in S. Amherst "We need providers first because they give value to the card," Hinton _SL_ed. Ihe card is aimed at building a gped customer base for businesses «t no cost including advertising, iy cost is the discount the bu- ; need to provide, explained „'re looking for a good probate that's very broad," Hin- , card will cost customers $29.95 every year, but can be used m Often as the individual wants. The eld b along the lines of an entertainment booklet but according to tpnsf>w, the card works better be- cuslomers feel the booklets CONTINUED on page 6 by KEITH GRIBBINS News-Times reporter Have you been searching and salivating around town for a new place to quell your insatiable sweet tooth? Unsatisfied with those factory made cookies and cakes that come in a bag at the market you've began a personal crusade to find those homemade sweets like your mom or grandma used to make? Well then, the soon to be opened Gingerbread House is were you can find those old- fashioned homemade treats to feed that sweet monkey on your back. Delve into cookies, brownies, cakes, and chocolates made from scratch that once placed on the palate will take you back to the kitchen of your youth when the occasion of homemade sweets was a holiday in itself. "We have a very homey atmosphere here. We specialize in good-old-fashioned homemade cookies and cake. Stuff you would probably . make in your own kitchen," explained co-owner Mark Foster. "Everything is made from scratch, no mix. And it's fresh. If it's not sold, I end up eating it" FOster and his wife Kathleen, the cooking backbone behind the shop, are teaming up to give South Amherst a place for families and companies to stop in and a get a homemade sweet explained Mark Foster. The stare, still remodeling presently, is slated for Us grand opening on April 1. • "All of our recipes, are family .recipes. They're not The Gingerbread House win be opening on April 1 to service the area with a variety of sweets including homemade cakes, brownies, cookies, and chocolate candies. Pictured, co- owner Mark Foster holds his daughter Matey behind the counter of the store at 121 E. Main St. in South Amherst. from a cook book," Kathleen Foster staled. The foundation of the store will be built around selling homemade cookies, cakes, brownies, and chocolates. They will also carry old- fashioned hard candies and loUypops. The note's specialty items will center on cookie bouquets, specialty cakes, and unique cookie and chocolate molds whose end products can be used for a variety of to things. Cookie bouquets and baskets will be a one of the store's hot items, according the couple. Individuals or companies can pre-order baskets filled with cookies and sweets to be given as presents to friends, family mem- ben, co-workers, or just about anyone. "We'll penonaUze cookies for your order. Our baakeli will be (kcorated nicely, but unlike some cookie baskets that rely on decorations alone, ours will have good tailing cookies aa well.'* Mark Foster said. Cakes » also oa the forefront of specialty tans far the Gingerbread House. In the in not just your typical flat cakes but three structures far cu Homers. A treasure c nest. slSDutts tamo, dirt bike track, and a whole miniature train cake with each car filled with candy are only a few unique specialty cakes Kathleen has devised and created. "We'll put as much as you want into a cake and it will literally be the center piece of your table," Mark Foster smiled. And with a plethora of molds the couple can meld chocolate or cookie dough into nearly any shape. Roses, mugs, soccer balls, and businesses cards, are only a few of the shapes the owners can manipulate their sweets into for a customer. "We have as many candy molds as cookie cutters," Kathleen Foster smiled. Along with making a quality product the couple wants to begin a good community relationship with the citizens of South Amherst The Fosters want companies, businesses, schools, and community organizations to look to them for help with their employees, members, and community events. "We want to get involved with the community. Partake in special events, police, fire, schools, fundraisers. We want to donate bade to the community, because we live here too," Mark Foster staled. So once April Fool's Day is upon us, the couple are looting to have The Gingerbread House at 121 E. Main St open far business and ready to give a little sweetness to the city of South Amhent If you get laungry a little earlier or are imerested in the business pffHBtf'W their tasty morsels at an event give Mark and. KtfMeen Foster a caH at (440) 916-2597. H MgMS-Mshea.il ii ...ei
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2000-03-08|
|Date of Original||08-MAR-2000|
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