Amherst News-Times, 2000-11-01
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mfaafc$a*»j*apm - me.. r„ w~\ World Community set at church — Page 2 This hayride's not for kids — Page Amherst News-Timei Wednesday. November 1, 2000 Amherst. Ohio n - o s a & z S r jhn r .n : 3 t r •x < : -> Z t~ r-l . ". - ", ^ :j h «- » a ■> > 9 Nord pledges $150,000, if levy's OK by JASON TOMASZEWSKI News Times reporter The Amherst School System is gearing up for one final push in the campaign to pass Issue 35. The issue, which would provide the school system with a new junior high school, is a top priority for superintendent Robert Boynton and his staff. It is seen as the best way to alleviate the growing problem of overcrowding. While Boynton and just about everybody else who is affiliated with the Amherst schools is working feverishly to get the issue passed, they were in need of one thing that would send them over the top. They "were" in need because the school system has gotten a huge boost that arrived by mail last week. Last Tuesday, Boynton received a letter from local philanthropist Eric Nord, of Oberlin, whose family of course started the business now called the Nordson Corporation. Nord is retired chairman of the board of trustees of the company. In the letter Nord has pledged to donate $150,000 to the schools. The only stipulation is that the schools only get the money if Issue 35 Boynton could barley conceal his happiness when he opened the letter. "This is great," stated Boynton. "This could be a real shot in the arm. The money would be used to es tablish a discretionary fund for the school board to supply the new facilities created by the bond issue with a state of the art multi-media package. The package would include LCD projectors, Elmo projectors, multimedia cabinets, electronic copy boards, wireless computers, two wireless computer class sets of 30, and science probes for water quality, biology, chemistry, physics, and physical science. Again, the schools will only receive this donation if the bond issue passes on Tuesday. While the announcement of Nord's donation is certainly a big step in the right direction to getting the issue passed, proponents of the issue are not sitting back and coast ing into election day. ' Boynton stated that they are now in the working phase of the campaign. That began on Monday with a media blitz. The school board has purchased commercials to be played on cable television in both Amherst and Lorain. They also have radio air time set aside on AM 930 WEOL and WOBL AM. The money used to purchase these commercials was all donated by residents. A total of $17,672 is the most money ever spent by a levy committee on an Amhent school campaign. It is also the most money the board has every received in donations for such an issue. The board also has a host of volunteer parents working the phones to gamer support for the issue. Boy- Governor Bob Taft was in Amherst on Saturday where he made a campaign stop at the Crystal Mortgage office of county commissioner candidate Dave Moore. Taft lent his support to Moore's Comets oust Elyria to take Division I District champ title campaign and made some phone calls hoping to get some local support for candidate for president, George W. Bush. j by JASON TOMASZEWSKI News-Times reporter , Clash of the titans. No, not that cheesy mythology movie with Harry Hamlin and Burgess Merideth. I'm talking about the Division I District Volleyball Oiampionship game between top seeded Elyria (21-3) and second seeded Amhent (22-2). Everyone in attendance got their money's worth at the Comets fought off several comeback attempts by the Pioneen lo take the title 16-4, 15-6 at Midview High School. The win not only gives the Comets the District Tide and a trip to the Sweet 16, but it ends the run of six straight District Championships by Elyria. The first game of the night was one for the ages. Amhent started the game by ripping through the Pioneer defense to take an early 7-2 lead. Laura Soohacker led the Amhent thy scoring the frit 3 points of the game. Elyria would fight back to cut the lead to 7-6. However, the Pioneen would turn the ball over and watch as Amherst would rattle off another 6 points. Amhent would have a seemingly insurmountable lead of 14-6 before Elyria would pull it together. I Seven tir.»cs the Comets were faced with match point, and seven times their efforts were thwarted by the Pioneers. At the same time Elyria began to chip away at the Comet lead. The Pioneen were able to climb all the way back to 14-14, however, a setting error on Elyria gave the lead back to Amhent. Sam Shagovac would put an end to Elyria's comeback attempt with a block at the net to give Amhent the first game. Wile game one was a heart stopping marathon, game two was a walk in the park tor the Comets. Before the Pioneen could ay "Oh CONTINUED on page 10 nton stated that 60 to 80 percent of those people called are in favor if the issue. However, he warns those voters not to take it for granted that the issue will pass. "Just because we have 80 percent of the voters favoring it doesn't mean it will pass," stated Boynton. "Some voters might think that since it has high numbers they won't have to vote and it will pass. That is not the case. We need every vote." Along with the new junior high school, the issue will also provide additions and renovations to the high school and junior high. Should the issue fail, the school board will deal with the overcrowding by splitting the high school among the stu- CONTINUED on page 3 Eric Nord Phone home... Local candidate gets governor's nod for his bid by JASON TOMASZEWSKI News-Times reporter Those following the race for county commissioner seats may have noted there is a local flavor to the race. Two of the candidates are from the Amhent area. David Moore and Eric Flynn have tossed their hats into the political arena to see if they can make a difference. Moore is a businessman who has always been interested in politics. "I have always found politics fascinating and I feel that with my experience, running at the county level would fit," stated Moore, who has been an Amherst resident for six CONTINUED on page 3 i/?2Fi Dave Moore Seniors Katey Percival, 11, and Laura Sldorowtcz. 15, take to the skies, with Lauren Strolujcker. 23, waiting to assist. MLS actors to stage family's funny tale The Marion L. Steele High School Theatre Company, under the direction of Valerie Farschman, is producing the all-time favorite, "Cheaper by the Dozen." The play will be staged at the Powers Elementary School gym at 7:30 pjn. on Saturday, Nov. 4, Friday and Saturday, Nov. 10 and 11. with a Sunday matinee on Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. The action of the play centers on the Gilbreth family with dad (played by senior John Stransky) leading the way. Frank Gilbreth is an inventor of timesaving techniques, which he tests on his family, causing great embarrassment for his 12 children. Mon (played by junior Reno Jones) is his partner in life and work, and provides much needed insight, keeping the chaos at a wfr1^—» The oldest fU, Anne (played by junior Katie Primm) rebels against her father and his old fashioned ideas. She doesn't understand his desire for her to concentrate on her studies, and he doesn't understand her desire to date boys, listen to jazE. or dress in silk stockings. Written and narrated by two of the Gilbreth children, Ernestine (played by senior Kale Anderson) and Frank Jr. (senior Scott Dolan). this play is a delightful memorial lo their unforgettable father, who died young from a heart condition he kept secret from his children. "Cheaper by the dozen" is wholesome family entertainment, which will leave the audience laughing at the antics of the Gilbreth fianMy. Tickets, which may be purchased at the door, are $4 for ' adults. $3 for iliMtwtti. aad free to senior citizens.
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2000-11-01|
|Date of Original||01-NOV-2000|
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