Amherst News-Times, 2000-08-23
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,Au£u- L DARE Day planned at Drug Mart — Page 2 CROP walkers need help — Page 3 n « o o 7! di N le ! ti : i I i : iv : ai ti C rt i J ! t IB 1 ;Ft : g I RJ !fc C : »• : c U i !S Amherst News-Time Wednesday, August 23, 2000 Amherst, Ohio ~ $ * f •* = ^ O 9 S < x -T c m h ■*■"*>• ar -y ■_ ■» ©«s =c •» » - M < .-> -^. ri x» a t/: 9 New faces, fewer spaces greet studer by KATHLEEN WILLBOND News-Times editor Ready or not, the school bell rings Thursday, Aug. 24, for public school students in AmhersL Students at St. Joseph School were back in class yesterday. New programs, some new teachers and plenty of enthusiasm will greet students when they return to Marion L. Steele High, Nord Junior High, Shupe Middle, Powers Elementary and Harris Elementary schools tomorrow. Here is a rundown of information parents, and students can use: New reading lab will put kids in gear At the high school, students are led by three administrators: Fred Holland, who returns for his third year as principal, associate principal Tom Lehman and assistant prin cipal Jeff Riesen. During the summer months, the high school doesn't slow down much. "With summer school here, we're never closed," Holland said. In the last month, hundreds of student athletes, participants of a cheerleading camp, and marching band squads have been filtering in as practices and special events have been held at MLS. Classes start at 7:35 a.m. at the high school and end at 2:40 p.m. Holland said the overcrowded school ended the 1999-2000 school year with 1,234 students. He expects that number to swell but won't have exact figures until the school year officially starts. New teachers at the high school will include social studies instructor Brian Kelley, science teacher Mitch Gillam and network communications instructor Holger Penton. Also, filling in for a maternity leave is Lorraine Millhorn, English teacher, who will be in the class for first semester and possibly the entire school year. Holland said a new cook — Jennifer Ryder — has also joined the Jl New principal Rhonda Neuhoff is in front of the security doors that were installed at Harris Elementary School. staff at the sel Over the si I was improved wi m 1 up grades inctud in the parking lot areas ana a track resurfacing. Inside the high school, Holland said the building has been rewired to accommodate present and future technology improvements through a Power-Up grant, which has been granted to many Ohio school districts. "The needs of this building have grown so much," he said. "This puts our infrastructure in good shape." Also new to the school this year will be a mobile writing lab. During a five-year curriculum update, Holland said the English department called for a writing facility or lab. But with every "nook and cranny" in the building being used, the only way to provide a writing lab was to make it mobile. The cabinet will hold 30 laptop computers which can be moved from room to room, he explained. CONTINUED on page 2 Cops honored for courage, job dedication by VICKIE HAUFF News-Times correspondent Amherst police chief Lonnie Dillon presented several of his department members with awards Friday night in a ceremony at the police station with family members present, Dillon started the program in order to recognize and show his appreciation to those staff members who show extraordinary effort in their work. Patrolman Marc Zappa re- cieved the Purple Heart for being wounded in the line of duty when he and a good Samaritan went over the Crosse Street overpass on RL 2 last February while tending to an accident at which tune a pickup truck raced through the scene causing the two to go over the bridge. The good Samaritan was killed and Zappa has been recovering from injuries for several months. Along with the departmental purple heart, Zappa also recieved the Law Enforcement Purple Heart from the Ameri- CONTINUED on page 2 At the awards ceremony last Friday night were patrolman Marc Zappa, detective James McCann, sergeant Daniel Makru ski, chief Lonnie Dillon, patrolman Jacob Perez and DARE officer Les Carrender. MetroPark project showing progress by JASON TOMASZEWSKI News-Times reporter What started as a Bender Construction schematic is gradually becoming a reality. Bender is working feverishly to make the area next to and around the new police station on North Lake Street look more like a park every day. Driving by the site one can see that there is indeed work being done, however, you can't really appreciate the magnitude of the project unless you tour the entire site. The project is the first of its kind in the county, a city/Lorain County MetroParks joint project, which will result in a large park for use by the public. MetroParks director Dm Martin granted the News-Times a tour of the project last week. The area of the park that is visible from the street will be home to a regulation size soccer field, playground, and picnic area. From there the park stretches back with an eight foot wide circular asphalt trail that winds around the 72 acre property. e mil will boast two bridges that exceed 115 feet in length. There will be a nice mixture of clear meadows and covered wooded areas to make New reconstructive joint surgery center to open at hospital -»•■ i... . -... -_,-«■-. , • -l' ;'jm^hm. ■as. ~* ***** >*•'•«■. ^^-fsV^-**. o'-; %. "■.*_.£■'. .v -.a MetroParks director Dan Martin ia excited ab- and the city, the first of Ms kind, out the joint venture between the park system the park appealing to everyone. and a rocking chair deck. The build- An additional $600,000 is coming "Our goal is that when this is fin- ing will be available for family from private (tavarions ifhed.youw«i'tla^ifweputit reunions, receptions and other such t* city tf .Amherst will be re- there or nature did, said Martin, Auctions, .pon^ for the day to day cyera- Tteceni-njiecetftlKpurkisthe The $U million project is being fjoa aadmaie-Mmance c* the pmfc. sheher. The mam building will be funded by several institutions. J&***J2m ***** 7,^ equipped with indoor restroorm, an $600,000 it being paid by both the Tim Msoni^wffl supply !l» nam efficiency kitchen, gap fireplace, city tf Amber* Md .he MeaoPirks. CONTINUED on page » by JASON TOMASZEWSKI News-Times reporter In early February, officials of EMH Regional Healthcare System announced that they would redesign the mission of Amherst Hospital. Over time, the general hospital focus would shift to boutique offerings of specialty services. In April, a new Pain Management Center opened featuring a relatively new and long lasting pain relief proce- dure called radiofrequency lesioning. Now, after lengthy planning and a major facility renovation, EMH has announced the October opening of tbe Center for Joint Reconstructive Surgery at AmhersL This comprehensive joint replacement program uvorporates the latest in hip and knee replacement surgery with extensive patient and family education and a physical rehabilitation rjrogram aitned at restoring the patient to their full potential in the shortest time possible, according to Amherst Hospital director Rob Capretto. The center will feature a six room "residence" that will house the pa- tienu. Each room will have a private bath and room for family members. Unlike moat hoapital-, the center will provide me freedom to rent movies, order take oat, and check books and periodicals oat of a library. "After all these people aren't really sick. They just have a bad part that needs to be replaced," Capretto explained. Unlike other orthopedic institutions who work on one patient at a time, the center will take six patients at a time and put all six through the program together. They will all be admitted and receive the surgery on Monday, with Tuesday set aside for recovery. The rest of the week will see the patients go through intensive physical therapy. Friday will see the patients discharged as a group. The center will focus on specialty services as opposed to working as a general hospital. "There will be a need in Amherst for a medical facility like this," stated Capretto. This new center will be located in the long closed Family Birthing Center area of the Amherst Hospital. The birthing rooms have been convened into the residence rooms, while the fanner nursery has become the physical therapy center. THe center will also boast the largest surgery suite ia Lorain County. 620 square feet. Capretto was also quick to acknowledge EMH and their involvement in mis project "EMH has elected to ssake Amber* Hoapital a viable resource to this < he mid.
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2000-08-23|
|Date of Original||23-AUG-2000|
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