Amherst News-Times, 2002-03-13
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_i : • Firefighters collect for victims — Page3 I Olympiad team is first at MLS — Pace 5 .a cl of i I *\ • jj • • w Amherst News-Timei WIDNISDAY, MARCH 13, 2002 AMUIKSI, OHIO Finance committee (; split on grant payme I for man who lost deal O H> O O O _ X X — 00 M M e cr o o 3 X n< i h c m m C/5 r— C/5 ® Hh -e» O on. 3> t-t t\) < O •*» m a> _ oo o o M — a Historical data Marion L. Steele vice principal, Jeff Reisen, accepts Eleanor M. Davie's diploma from her son, Dick Carpenter, registrar of Ohio Northern University. Davie graduated from Amherst High School in 1919. Marion L. Steele signed her diploma. by AMY PERSINQER News-Times reporter After deliberating at three separate meetings, the city's finance committee has decided to pass to the floor of council on first reading an ordinance ordering the payment of $3,500 to Joe Gambish — about half what the bar owner is asking for — after he claimed that his application for a state rehabilitation grant was not turned in by a former city employee. Gambish went before the finance committee for the first time Feb. 11 to present his case. He told the committee that he had applied for a grant through then-community development director Gregg Balbierz for work he was going to have completed on his electrical system and HVAC. The city subsequently fired Balbierz, and it seems he never turned in Gambish's application. City law director Kenneth S. Stumphauzer said the city has no legal responsibility to pay Gambish any money. He calls Gambish's claim a moral one. At Monday night's meeting Gambish said he hoped to answer councilmembers questions after not being able to attend the previous week's council meeting. Nancy Brown read a letter from present Main Street Director Lesia Boytchuk-Schneider that said that she was afraid that granting Gambish the money he asked for would open the flood gates for more complaints from people who didn't follow the right procedure. Gambish said he doesn't think that would happen, because he considers Boytchuk-Schneider a professional who completes her job thoroughly, therefore, the same situation shouldn't arise. "I don't think it's going to happen,** Gambish told the members. "I give Lesia all kinds of respect." Councilmember David Williams said the whole situation troubles him. He said that his heart tells him that Gambish invested time and money into the city, but the professionals — such as Boytchuk-Schneider — are giving council different advice. It was he who suggested awarding Gambish half the money. Steve P'Simer. third ward councilmember, said that if there is a flood of requests for money that they each have to be looked at on their own merit. He said Gambish can't be denied simply became there might be more requests waiting. Some members of council and the administration tried to gather information and see if they could help Gambish figure out what happened with his grant application. Gambish told council mayor John Higgins and Boytchuk-Schneider have been CONTINUED on page 5 Local doctor credits JVS tenure good career start As a child, Eric Lockhart would regularly visit his physician's office on Cleveland Avenue in his hometown of Amherst Little did he know that he would still be making regular trips to an Amherst doctor's office many years later...not as a patient, but as Eric R. Iaockhart, medical doctor. Lockhart is a 1978 graduate of the Lorain County Joint Vocational School and living proof that a vocational education can be a great foundation for any occupation. His career pursuit, however, did not result from traveling the traditional road to medical school. He enrolled at the JVS af ter being disillusioned with traditional high school. Lockhart had always enjoyed working with his hands and entered the Recreational Vehicle Repair Program (now being taught as part of Industrial Equipment Mechanics) to finish his final two years of high school. "Deciding to go to the JVS was one of the best things I've ever done," confirmed Lockhart "Everyone at the school was great and the courses were excellent" After high school graduation, Lockhart earned an associate's degree at Lorain County Community College. CONTINUED on paga 2 i ia. • •'ml IT' v- Erik Lockhart credits his successful start with his career as a student at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School. Andy Cotton is troop's 49th to be named Eagle Andy Cotton received the rank of Eagle Scout at a special court of honor on Saturday, Nov. 24. 2001. Cotton is the son of Sue and Gary Cotton and is the second in his family to become an Eagle Scout Andy's older brother, Tom became an Eagle Scout in 1997. Both are members of Boy Scout Troop 427 in Amherst The Eagle court of honor, held at St Joseph Church Social HaO, began with the opening flag ceremony presented by fellow BigSe Scouts Kevin Boris and Joel Rivenburg. The invocation was given by Eagle Scout Fr. Lany Martello. The Scout Rank Ceremony was presented by Scouts: Ed Cotton, William Loar, Willi Rivenburg, Dennis Reising, Alex Soto, John Meaaer, On Shiltz, Teny Traster, Eric Jones and Kevin Burls. Master of Ceremonies Sean pailey presided over the event j Advancement chairman, Diane Jones, reviewed Cotton's scouting record. Cotton's scouting career he- pa with Cub Scout Pack 429 of ihent where he earned the Ar- ow of Light the highest rank of >tb Scouting. He joined Troop 427 on Feb. 11. 1997. He earned the rmkn of Tenderfoot, Second Claas. First Class, Star. Life and finally the rank of Eagle on Sept S, 2001. Cotton's leadership Representative Nick Yukon. Cotton Andy Cotton has held pceitioaa of FMroi Leader. Ot_rttra*s*». ChasUn Aide. Ae- Ch_p__i Aide. sistant Senior Patrol Leader aad So- David Ignat Nephew to follow E. Nord's footsteps Ihe directors of Nordson Corporation have elected plasma physicist David W. Ignat to the company's board of directors to succeed his uncle. Evan W. Nord, who retired recently. "We are *-***$***% to welcome David, whose strong background of research, management and administration adds yet another perspective to our board," said Edward P. Campbell, president and chief executive officer of Nordson. "As a significant shareholder, he is keenly attentive to the continuing transformation of Nordson Corp. and our ongoing efforts to build shareholder value. We look forward to bis insight and counsel." Ignat 60, retired from the senior scientific and engineering staff of the Plasma Physics Laboratory at Princeton University in 1996. after a 19-year career there. He then became editor of Nuclear Fusion, a journal published by the fataena- tional Atomic Energy Agency, a position he still holds. From 1999 to 2000, he part-time consultant to 1 Ptyska ■MtwuWTf at la hfc career. Ignat waa a a oOpar at fte VS. Depart- of Energy headqa-tm aari a at Os Center for Re- was a Browasoe Staff and waa an Aaato- m Airborne Swkaeriaad. and Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Ahranoa, New Mnico. He earned a bachelor's depee ia physics from Carloton College, Northfield, hfianeeota and a FfcJX ia Fkyaica from Yak tM««pto. CONTINUfDonpafea Catnoaak Is aatama ^wFmmm~mmmw%w~a\wm- *M~ SMWHIffV Of Nord. on the mmUma NORL • .mm, m. Aw* _>••*>-
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2002-03-13|
|Date of Original||13-MAR-2002|
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