Amherst News-Times, 2002-03-20
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Youngsters aid NY troop — Page 5 Scouts start celebration at tea — Pa Amherst News-Time O >- O o o wo x I r— 00 M M c tr o o — z CO < X M c m m Ui t- V) 69 - H M -e» o *^. x es » H N < O-^ m » <s> r- w _ t/> Wl.DNISDAY, MARCH 20, 2002 AMMIRST, OHIO Building need help? Doc's on the way o X The Building Doctors are coming to Amherst Doctors Lisa Adkins and William Palmer, of the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, will be in town to talk with old-building owners, courtesy of the Amherst Downtown Betterment Association (ADBA), the city, and the Amherst Rotary Club. They'll be talking to residents and making visits to old buildings on April 4-5. The Building Doctors will present a free seminar on Thursday, April 4, from 7-9 p.m. at the old Post Office, located at 255 Park Avenue. Open to all old-building owners in the area, the seminar will feature guidelines for renovation projects and ways to solve some of the most common problems of buildings dating from 1800 to 1950. On Friday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Adkins and Palmer will be available to visit pre-1950 buildings within five miles of Amherst, advising owners on specific technical or design problems, by appointment These on-sile consultations are free. The doctors examine all kinds of older buildings. Some of the things that typically call for an on-site examination include persistent peeling paint or flaking plaster, a wet basement, deteriorating masonry, and plans for remodeling, additions, or demolitions. Adkins, a program coordinator for the Ohio Historical Preservation Office, reviews federally-assisted projects for effects on historic properties in Ohio. Palmer, history/architecture development reviews manager for the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, holds a master's degree in history/ historic preservation from Youngstown State University. Before joining the Ohio Historic Preservation Office, he worked for the Youngs town Stale University Center for Historic Preservation, conducting research and writing nominations to the National Register of Historic Places. The seminar and visits from the Building Doctors are free, but advance registration is required. To register, call toll free CONTINUED on page 3 Local resident trades sheriff's shoes for court security routine by PAUL MORTON Associate editor Sitting in the gallery at the Oberlin Municipal Court, you recognize that new court security officer, but you can't place him. Did you see his face on a billboard, or was he on a television commercial? Maybe your kid had him as a teacher. Then it comes to you. That's Martin Mahoney. Wasn't he the Lorain County sheriff for, like, forever? Actually, it is Martin Mahoney, but he was only sheriff for 16 years, from 1984 to 2000. He said he had been in law enforcement for 29 years before retiring and then coming to the court. "It's a little different perspective here than having been a policeman,'' Mahoney said. "As a policeman I was able to effect an arrest But now I see when you watch the things in play here from the judicial end of it, it's not an easy job." He said he had always had an interest in law enforcement His uncle was the chief of police in Lorain, and another uncle was an officer in that department He attended Lorain County Community College for two years, then completed his bachelor's degree in law enforcement at the University of Dayton. He was hired into the Lor-* ain County sheriffs department in 1971, where he worked for five years before going to the Lorain police department, where he worked for five years. He worked in private security for a couple of years, but he wanted to get back in law enforcement Two friends of his, Anthony Giardini, the head of the Lorain Democratic Party, and Vic Stewart, the head of the county Democratic Party, suggested he run for sheriff. "At first I really wasn't that inter- CONTINUED on page 3 After 29 years in law enforcement, 16 years as Loraln County sheriff, and one year of retirement, Amherst resident Martin Maho ney is back in uniform as the court security officer at the Oberlin Municipal Court. Girl, 12, already a grand champ by AMY PERSINQER News-Times reporter A local seventh grader proved again that hard work pays off, especially if you love the work. Jessi Piatt is just 12, but she and her hone, KVA Direct Shot, won Grand National Champion at the 2001 Grand National and World Championship in Oklahoma City in October. The two of them even won the reader's choice award from Horse World Magazine. The magazine has a write-in vote and Jessi and her horse were chosen this year as the favorite. The family was notified by mail that they'd been chosen. "It was a complete surprise," said Jessi's mother, Theresa Piatt Her hone, nicknamed Roy, is owned by her parents, Michael and Theresa Piatt. Jessi practices with him about three times a week in the spring and summer at the stables on Russia Road where he is kept Jessi said in the off season, October through May, she rides about once a week. Jessi said she enjoys the time with the hone. The Piatts said Jessi started riding when she was about six yean old when her aunt Rhonda took her to the farm when she rides hones. Jessi loved it The family got involved in 4-H and participated in tha county fair before deciding to compete ia shows. Before she started riding Roy she rode a hone called Toby. Her parents have owned Roy for three yean and Jessi has been riding him for about a year. She and her family travel throughout the summer and frill to local and regional shows. "It's like a vacation a month." Mr. Piatt said. They haw travelled to Michigan, Manarhuarits, Pennsylvania and most recently lo Oklahoma City. Thto ww *eirfint trip to dm Grand CONTINUED on page 6 City bicentennial group eyes plans to welcome bell, Ohio anniversary by AMY News-Times reporter Amhem is joining the celebration, the celebration of Ohio's bicentennial, that is. The local Ohio Bicentennial Committee held a regular meeting March 12 to discuss several fundraising events they have started. They hope to raise funds to purchase corporation limit markers, which will cost the city about $1/400. The state Bicentennial Commission's website says that grants can DC OOtiatOOu lOT Mul Bat OOflt of the ma-ken for a certain of cities. The would also Uke to flags far downtown and a iter, snorting to Sally CorawsM. A "Night k the Racas" fhaiWwr is pawed for Jaaa 1. The cost is Si for singles aad SIS for couples. Haas are still ia *e worts for food. The event aril be hold at the Amherst VFW haU. PiUilaaiiii April 1 reeaben of the co—ahtor win be aoB- h-f raffle tickets lor a 50/50 raffle. Ths sawing wffl be heU st fce Aaahant Eagles' CUh oa April 3a A mhd- BMm first priae of 8200 wdl be aa-riad ami the aaoonri priaa wM be tkhsts ta rim •H|at al *s laoaa." A smmd SQ0O taffls %M 1 and* will take place at ate June 1 event The committee consists of a cross section of Amherst, according to Cornwell Mayor John Higgins and his secretary, Cornwell, are both mem- bos, as are the commander of the Amherst Veterans of Foreign Wan post, the head of the Amherst Eagles and a local antique dealer, according to Cornwell. A bicentennial bell will be cast on she in each of Ohio's 88 counties using a travelling forge. The bolls will be forged by the Cincinnati-based Verdin Company using a "foundry on wheels." The cssting win be a two day. 500 pounds. After the of 2200 degrees, k into ihe mold snd left to nol ownalght. Ths bell wig be of hsawU, then pohahad. Ftoafly. dte ban with be dcdteaied tan raag lor ite flnt than. 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|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2002-03-20|
|Date of Original||20-MAR-2002|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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