Amherst News-Times, 1999-11-24
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i—i _ £ * o ■- » O J> -r <c n o Or Auditor eyes county role — Page 3 Holiday lighting planned — Page 12 Amherst News-Times Wednesday, November 24, 1999 Amherst, Ohio 50 cents EPA restrictions will help clean up local creek smells by STEVE BARRY On the move Monica Volante and Cati Ball enjoying a balmy November even- bikes and rollerblades. ing outdoors before old man winter forces them to hang up the News-Times reporter The Environmental Protection Agency is slowly squeezing Amherst until the city curtails all affluent discharges into Beaver Creek. "They (the EPA) made it very clear to us at the last meeting that they no longer want us to discharge to the creek. They made it pretty clear that if we do stay on the creek we will have problems." mayor John Higgins said, following the latest round with the EPA. About 18 years ago the EPA levied a $250,000 fine on Amherst for failure to comply with EPA requirements concerning the treatment plant. The city took the EPA to court only to see the fine reduced to $15,000. "No new permits to the creek (will be issued), and the existing one will have very extreme permit levels. To stay on the creek would be throwing good money after bad," Higgins continued. Since the sixties, Amherst has sought a right of way to discharge affluents into Lake Erie, but until now, has been unsuccessful. The solution may be another link up with the Lorain county MetroParks, which has acquired 90 percent of the old stone quarry pony trail. Historically, the old pony trail was a causeway used by the quarries to transport huge sandstone blocks from the quarries to Lake Erie for shipment to other cities. Demand for Amherst sandstone increased after the destruction of Chicago during the great fire of 1871, so the pony trail saw lots of traffic in those days. The city is working out a deal with the MetroParks to run a discharge line underneath the trail to Lake Erie. The EPA has indicated that they will authorize an easement to Amherst for the discharge line. The pony trail discharge project will not be without cost. Higgins estimates that the city will have to contribute around $30,000 a year to CONTINUED on page 2 y Ceramic shop opens in time & for holiday buying season by STEVE BARRY Owner of the new A&V Ceramics & Gifts, located at 258 Tenney St. is Cheryl Vinoverski. News-Times reporter If you are looking for a gift for someone, or would like to create your own gifts, stop in at 258 Tenney St and talk to Cheryl or Mar- lena at their new shop, A&V Ceramics and Gifts. Although the new shop opened Oct. 6, both ladies have worked in ceramics for more than 20 years. It was about that long ago thai Cheryl owned Miller's Ceramics in Wellington. For many years she worked as the manager of the Wellington Lawson's store, now Dairy Mart For the last nine years Cheryl has been an L.P.N. at Avon Oaks Nursing facility in Avon. For those who are not sure about creating their own ceramic gifts, Marlena Amore offers classes that will make you proficient at hand painting ceramics. "I enjoy doing what I'm doing and enjoy working with people. I teach over 600 techniques," Amore said. Marlena has more than 15,000 molds of her own, (Cheryl has 5,000) so the odds are, whatever gift idea you have, A&V Ceramics will have it for you. A&V is forming classes for youngsters as well, to be held on Saturdays. After the first of the year Marlena will be teaching "special techniques" classes. This will be a pre paid-class, which will meet one or two weekends a month. (One of the angels in the shop requires eight different techniques to complete.) They have classes for special organizations, such as Boy or Girl Scouts who have to earn badges. All of the ceramic products are made in the U.S. including the clay. Only bisque, or fired clay figurines, are sold; they do not sell fragile greenware products. All food grade ceramic pieces (such as cookie jars and candy dishes) are already glazed on the food service side and are food safe. They even put permanent decals over glazed pieces. When asked if she envisioned ex panding the shop, Cheryl replied, "You are always expanding, because mold companies produce over 1,000 new molds a month." Trends do change, and to stay current, they must purchase the latest item molds. Some of the new idea gifts on display are melting pots. Melting pots are tea light heated pieces that melt wax that releases fragrance into tbe air. Some are reversible and become candle holders. The hot theme last year was angels, and the shop has a very nice display of them. Customers can order angels in color schemes to match a decor. A&V sells accessories, such as electric lighting harnesses, for ceramic Christmas trees, and night lights, paints, waxes and paint brushes. , Store hours are Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10 ajn. to 10 pjn.; Fridays and Saturdays, 10 ajn. to 5 pjn.; and Sundays, noon to 5 pjn. To find out more about clan times and products offered, call the shop at 988-9167. Actor to portray angel in St. Joe's appearance What do Santa Claus, Bethlehem, "As the. World Turns„and St. Joseph's Church in Amherst have in common? On Dec. 5, they'll have Frank Ru- nyeon in common. Thai's when Runyeon, who starred in television's "As the World Turns" as well as "General Hospital" and "Santa Barbara," and has made repealed guest appearances on "Falcon Crest" and "LA Law," will perform "3V4 Stories of Christmas" at Sl. Joseph's Church. 200 Sl Joseph Drive. In the program, Runyeon plays a comically imperfect Christmas angel, who relates the story of Christmas as "the story of how light came : ito the world." But the story doesn't begin in Bethlehem, or even Nazareth. In fact, it starts about as tar back as a story can start, when the world was being created. "PPP! Just like that." Runyeon's character says. "The Boss spoke and there was light." The story continues through "Grandpa Abraham" and King David, who each saw the light. "It was a new kind of light," the angel continues. "Not light 'out there' but light 'in here,' by listening when the Boss spoke." The program climaxes with the traditional Christmas story of Gabriel, Mary, and the manger in Bethlehem. The final half of a story starts with Saint Nicholas, but the end is a secret Runyeon holds a bachelor's degree in religion from Princeton and a master's degree from General Theological Seminary in New York. He last appeared at St Joseph's Church in March, 1998, when he presented "Afraid: Mark." the Gospel of "3v4 Stories of Christmas" wiH be presented Dec. 5 at 7 pjn. Tickets are $5 for general admissioi $2 for students through 12th and senior citizens, and may be purchased at the St Joseph I -1
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 1999-11-24|
|Date of Original||24-NOV-1999|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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