Amherst News-Times, 2000-10-25
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COT tk) gra St. St.. fen1 gn ;*t ian lot bo fn !M ere An J* tn Jet cod I Wednesday, October 25, 2000 Amherst, Ohio ■ Boy, 10, killed while riding his bike I i i i i i i i i Well wishers, both children and adults, have placed signs, cards and flowers at the site where 10-year-old Carson Hamby Rittenour was killed on North Lake Street over the weekend. • by JASON TOMASZEWSKI News-Times reporter Some things just aren't right and that became apparent over the weekend in Amherst At about 5:53 pjn. on Friday, 10-year-old Carson Hamby- Rittenour was riding his bike on the sidewalk near North Lake Street A witness told police that he saw the child crossing a tree lawn on his bike. The man lookea away, and then heard a crash. When he looked back, he told police the boy was lying in the street near a stopped vehicle. According to the Amherst Police Department an investigation revealed that Carson was riding along the sidewalk when he decided to cross the street As he crossed, he rode into the path of an oncoming vehicle driven by a 17-year-old. A press release from the police department reported that the driver of the car had no chance to brake before striking the victim. A 911 call alerted police and officers were dispatched along with an ambulance; however, upon arrival it was determined that that Carson's injuries were serious and that he would need to be Life Flighted. He was transported to Cleveland Metro Carson Hamby-Rlttenour Hospital where he was listed in critical condition. Carson died during the night as a result of severe head injuries sustained in the crash. Carson's mother, Sabrina Rittenour was en route to the scene when the accident occurred. She was on her way to pick up Carson, who was playing at a friend's house. When she arrived she was told of the accident and was at the scene in time to accompany her son in the helicopter CONTINUED on page 2 Downtown day of fun includes food, 5K run Several community groups — including the Amherst Downtown Business Association, the fire and police departments, local merchants, the EMH Center far Joint Reconstruction at Amherst Hospital and the Amherst Historical Soceity — are inviting the public to a day of fun downtown on Sunday, Oct 29. The day will begin at 9 am. with a 5K run, walk or jog. The event which is being called the Run for Wellness is being sponsored by the Amherst Downtown Business Association, EMH Center for Joint Reconstruction, and the Amherst Historical Society. The run will begin in front of the old post office on Park Ave. and will stretch past City Hall. Runners will wind their way to the Sandstone Center where they will head down Here's the skinny on spooky stuff Ik* —- i«..«» "* ■ +m- ** . The annual Halloween festivities, sponsored by the Amherst Police and Fire departments and the Amhent Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #122, get underway at 3 pjn. where judging for the costume contest will be held at the San Spring Building, 480 Park Avenue. Judging for the costume contest begins at 4 pjn. This year's judges are Nancy Brown, Dave Fox, Barb Kilgore, Sherrill McLoda and Gary Mitchell. The parade begins at 4:30 pjn. Featured in the parade this year will be the Amherst DARE officer and Safety Pup, the Comets Marching Band, the Amherst Cooper Comet Cadettes, Penton's Farm Market mayor John Higgins and Marilyn Higgins, the Amherst police bicycle patrol, Amherst Police Explorers Post #422, the Amherst Fire Department Radio Disney AM 1260, Emergency Management System and the cos tume contestants. Trick or treat throughout the Amherst community will be from 5-7 p.m. In case of inclement weather, the parade will be canceled and the costume contest will be held in the multi-purpose room at the high school Youngsters are reminded to wear light colored or reflective clothing, and to take along an adult while trick or treating., Residents who do not wish to participate are asked to turn their outside lights off. Those who have donated prizes to this year's contest include the Amherst Fire Department the Amherst Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #122, Amherst Giant Eagle, Impressions, Penton's Farm Market Ames, Amherst Downtown Business Association, Wendy's and Toys R Us. South Lake Street From there they will head to the opening of the new MetroParks facility which is still under construction. Runners will then retrace their steps until arriving back at the post office. Entrants may register online at www.hcrmescleveland.com, or by phone at 984-6709. There is a $13 pre-registration fee that includes an event t-shirt, refreshments, and various giveaways. The first second, and third place finishers in each of the 12 age groups will receive an award. Registration on the date of the event will be $16. The Run for Wellness will be the first in what is planned to be an annual Amherst fall event Proceeds CONTINUED on page 2 Barber opens doors to history by JASON TOMASZEWSKI News-Times reporter There seems to be only two trains of thought when it comes to history. You are either old school or new school You either long for the days of Woody Hayes, or get excited about the Rams shredding defenses through the air. You either wish Frank, Dean, and Sammy were still crooning on the airwaves, or you think that DMX and Method Man are the best This seems to have worked its way into the world of hair cutting. People only have two choices. They can go to an old school shop where they can receive a crew cut or they can go to a new school shop and receive anything they can imagine. They didn't have a choice, until now. At Old Town Barbershop on Church Street you can get any kind of haircut you want, whether it ia a traditional flat top, or a conservative fade. Owner Ariel Torres wouldn't have it any other way. "I can give you any hair cut you want" staled Torres. "I can do it all." He certainly can, and not just in the barber shop. Tbe Lorain native is doing it all in the community. He has joined the Amherst Stonington Mason's lodge, attended several Downtown Business Association Meeting, and taken the time to acquaint himself with the entire business community downtown. All this and he haa only been open for a week and a half. He feels that Amherst ia on the rise and he New downtown barber Ariel Torres wants to be associated with Amherst's historical down town appeal. In fact, he's having his window painted to state he is the Otdo Towne barber. re- wants to be a part of that "Everything here is growing,'* said Tones. That ia why I wanted to be down here and not over SuperK. My place can be a place where people can come and talc about what is going on downtown ad gets Although he grew sp ia he has adopted Amherst si his Library renovation will displace books but not its patrons The Amherst Public Unary board of trustees will begin a $500,000 major renovation to the library building located at 221 Spring St The original building, built in 1906 with funds from the Andrew Carnegie Foundation, underwent a major reconstruction project in 197S. Current plans include a new entrance utilizing the south parking lot, increaaed shelving space Coir added materials, and space to allow the library to take better advantage of new technology. "The design incorporates the Arts and Craft period that was a driving architectural movement during the lint half of the last the building was Judith Dworkin, director of the library, ntplsiatid, "We've incorporated details, that will make the bufldsag a unique focal point that truly Library, Strongsville High School, Madison Public Library and the Brecksville l-*ublic Library. In 1990, the company completed the Bainbridge Public Library, a new $4 million construction project Vector Group, of Cleveland, will serve as design architects for the Amherst project Their credentials include the executive offices of Forrest City Products located in Tower City as well as the offices of McDonald Inveattneuts on Superior Avenue in Cleveland. Construction on the Am- herst Public Library ia scheduled to begin in mid- November. "Of course, we never warn to prevent oar patrons from being able to visit as snd take advantage of oar ces," DwotrUs said. She added that she ia The library board of trustees km awarded contracts to io providing quality service aad access to laatr rials fior ttopSNic tarotjghou the it of Stroagsville to Cor the Httlr woik tome Even tkaagh the main DMkhng wil be drat down to the pabKc dmg met of the cersttmodt». a ttntptsary fc- ciity wil be set up in the CONTINUED on page I mmm
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2000-10-25|
|Date of Original||25-OCT-2000|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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