Amherst News-Times, 2001-01-31
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Q Teens earn trip to Washington — Page 2 Amherst News-Times Wednesday, January 31, 2001 Amherst, Ohio i - - f .'„ Young candidate says he'll try CC race again '- — _—_-i_- ...III W__ «.--*_•:•__• _V__. i~<M-k,mm-~sml ___» cu_t<-m Un. *"_■___»_• tk-tff mt-f by JASON TOMASZEWSKI News-Times reporter Maybe the second time will be tbe charm. Lorain County Community College student Nick Brusky has announced that he will again run for city council in Amherst The question remains, will his age be a factor in the election? Many Amherst residents may remember the first time that Brusky, 20, ran for office in 1999. At the time he was an 18-year-old high school senior. Many scoffed at the idea Of such a young man running for office. However, Brusky shocked many by garnering several hundred votes for the council seat representing Ward 4. This time around Brusky will be running for Council at Large. "I feel that I can make a difference," stated Brusky. "I gained valuable experience when I ran the first time." In his first attempt to win a council seat Brusky was on the Republican ticket This time he is an independent "It was difficult running last time as a Republican," explained Brusky. "1 was against Jennier Wasilk who is also a Republican. I like her ideas and her platform." Brusky went on to say that he likes what councilwoman Wasilk has done while serving on the council. "She is not afraid to speak her mind," stated Brusky. While there are many issues that Brusky feels are deserving of attention, he has focused his early campaign on tax revenue and the school system. He feels that more tax money should go to the schools without demanding that the residents pay more. While Brusky has made it a point not to make his age an issue, he is prepared to face some criticism for iL "I have received both support and citicism for my age," stated Brusky. 'There has been a wide range of people on both sides of the issue. Older people have said that they are behind me and younger ones have said I shouldn't tun and vice versa." With the election still some time away, Brusky has not yet decided just how he will kick off his campaign. "I would like to hold some coffees at my house," stated Brusky. "It would give me a chance to sit down with some residents and discuss some issues." Nick Brusky, 20, was only 18 and a high school student during the last city council election. Now he's running as an independent candidate for a council-at-large seat. Where's Jay? We've put News-Times reporter Jason Tomaszewski to the test. His assignment: get involved in the community. His first stop: the hardwood... "Ouch!" That was the first wort I uttered as I crawled out of bed the morning after going through one practice with the Marion L. Steele High School vanity giris basketball team. I never thought that I would hurt so much after a single practice in my life. But there I was staggering to my feet, wondering what had happened. The events of the prior night should have tipped me off to the eventual pain I would experience. Comets head coach Brian Kelley and his team were gracious enough to let me participate in what Kelley called "one of my lighter practices." So I dusted off the sneakers, dug out my basketball shorts, and said to myself, "You can do this, they're only giris." I had no idea how right, and wrong, I was. As I casually strolled into the gym several players asked me if I was the one who would be practicing with them. Coach Kelley had only informed them of my participation a CONTINUED on page 6 News-Times reporter Jason Tomaszewski receives instnjettons from Amherst gitls head coach Brian Keley. While Tomaszewski be gan the session full of energy, fatigue finally got the best of him. This map shows the area served by the Obertln Municipal Court. Locals say they'll run for OMC Yes, you can come back home and work judgeship by JASON TOMASZEWSKI News-Times reporter Who says you can't go back home again? Certainly not Bob Horvath. After spending several yean in Miami, Horvath returned home to Amherst to take over the family business. Horvath now owns and operates Sundays Plus, a general store at 8030 Quarry Road, that at one time was operated by his grandparents. The store has been in the same location far almost 6X1 years. Hor- vath's grandparents c-pened the store in 1946 as a general store to service (marry woken. "Back then it was called Louie's," stated Horvath. "They had everything from groceries to socks. It was a typical general store." According to Horvath that is when he first began to work for the More. 1 started to work there when I was about 10 years old." explained Horvath. "I did all kinds of jobs. Everything from pumping fas to cutting meat" ! However, the retail life didn't appeal to Horvath and eventually he left the business to pursue other job Interests. "I had several other jobs," stated Horvath. "I was a coenptroller and an office manager for a t* His travels eventually kd him lo of Miami Daring the *«5g through several changes. The gas pumps were removed. Horvath's parents took over, and the name of the store was changed to Hazel's. For 20 years Horvath did not set foot in his family's store. It wasn't until the early 1990s that Horvath returned to Amherst He had learned that his parents had died and decided to keep the store running. "At first it was about keeping the zoning," explained Horvath. "The area wasn't zoned for a store, but ours was grandfathered in. I figured that I would keep the store open one day a week to keep the property value." According to Horvath, that is why he changed the name of the store again. This time he called it Sundays. Growing up as the son of a son of a store owner, Horvath knew just how much work and sacrifice it would tike to run the store. He wasn't sure if he was ready for U. "I knew how hart it would be," stated Horvath. "Growing up, we never had a family vacation. We never had a holiday, and never Mi down to dinner together. I knew that it was going to be IS hours s day. seven days a week. I wasn't thrilled about opening up full time." But eventually Horvath did open full time and added to the name of the store. This time it would be called Suadays Piss. 1 figured tt was _hs right thing to do," explained KorvaiL "Tito east be like my ______-tf ^sf Amherst to run the family store alter spsndnQ time In Miami. Bob Horvath, owner and operator of Sundays Plus, prouoly dtap-sys s sign teBnu people he seas) Boar's Heed produots. Horvath relumed to Pace Horvsth woe said ths store, rents ran k. he dec-dad .hat he was going to at- lata tO-_wraspec_-fc_-_riofc-«- shelf oliaauta." staled Horvath. cmky Dae that would be entirely That is why ws otter the types of Ao_u_ "tfeTto cdfar what he COW a higher caliber of pro- far a more top duets. He boasu Boar's Head _pe- in his deli. sJo_f with 11 Oberiin Municipal Court Judge Martin M. Heberling win retire at the conclusion of his current term. His retirement has opened the door to several local candidates wishing to fill his seat Amherst resident Thomas Januzzi has announced his candidacy for judgeship in the Oberiin Municipal Court, with Susan Wart expected to do the same. Januzzi brings a wealth of experience to the race. In addition to working in private practice as an attorney, Januzzi has worked in the Lorain County Court of Common Pleas and the Lorain County Prosecutor's Office. More recendy Januzzi has held the position of Acting Judge in the Oberiin Municipal Court. "I feel that my experience in the I private sector will help me in this election," staled Januzzi I've pat ia the hart work and long horn working in the private sector, and I feel that I can transfer that wo* ethic to public service." Janu-xi staled that he sees integrity sad respect as two hey ojuaii- ties in a judge. Ton have to mal people fairly," explained JanuzzL "I have always treated people -t-rty aad whh respect That is why I feel thst I have done s good job ss aa acting judge. Others feel dust was as weL Yoa can ask tbe people that I i sis ta d_e courtroo-a, __ey have al st_d that I do s good job." cotfntwco 11
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2001-01-31|
|Date of Original||31-JAN-2001|
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