Amherst News-Times, 2002-05-01
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namafi naa i M Walk in the park benefits center — Page 3 City to begin hydrant flushing Amherst News-Time n i-» o o OltXZ (- 00 M M C (** o o 3K X CO < X M _ c m m C/J r- CO S> w* O *^. -o •> M N < n » 9 r- w </> WIDNISDAY, May 1, 2(102 AMUI.RSI, OHIO 1 tior Nor lion tioni > mii at6 Ma iP I: com ihos Ccr sho moo 111 i Teamwork aids cops who nab local burglars for break-ins by AMY PERSINQER News-Times reporter In a show of cooperation and teamwork, both inside the department and with other municipalities, Amherst police were able to make an arrest last week in a case involving numerous vehicle break-ins in Amherst and Vermilion. Because of quick thinking on the part of the Amherst police department, the man that Sgt Dan Jasinski had suspected of committing the thefts was arrested when he called the department to report that he'd been assaulted, according to captain Dennis Seger. Police are not releasing the name of the man arrested, pending com pletion of paperwork by the prosecutor's office. He could be implicated in as many as 140 break-ins. Patrolman Diane Mahar responded to the Amherst Public Library because of the reported assault on March 27. When Mahar arrived at the scene she learned that the alleged assault actually took place in Amherst Township, according to Seger. She called dispatcher Sandie Karpinski to contact the Lorain County Sheriffs Department to meet the complainant at the Amherst police facility to file a report Karpinski recognized the name of the person reporting the assault as the Amherst man that Jasinski was looking for. She immediately contacted Jasinski at home who in- CONTINUED on page 3 Busy intersection An employee of Amherst's utilities department works on the re pairs on the busy corner of Milan Avenue and S. Lake Street. Joe brews over council's cash decision by AMY PERSINGER News-Times reporter The bright spring sunlight streamed in the large front windows of Joe's Brewhouse on Church Street while the tavern's owner, Joe Gambish, swept the tile around the huge horseshoe bar. He was cleaning up from the night before, a Friday. "It's not real bad," he said, commenting on the bar's cleanliness. "It was pretty slow last night" It's not usually slow at Joe's. People come from all around, perhaps to the chagrin of some, to drink and socialize in Amherst's downtown. Like many of the drinking establishments downtown, Joe's is bright, open, clean and safe. And that is the image Gambish wanted to portray when he bought the bar from Neil Dunfee and decided to renovate it before he opened it Memorial Day weekend, last year. He invested more than $20,000 of his own money into the tavern's renovation and therefore into Amherst's downtown" "to improve the look and feel of his tavern. He said he wanted it to be his, to represent him. The result was so good that photographs of the building at different stages over the years and Gambish's renovations are on display at the Main Street office located in the old Post Office where Lesia Boytchuk-Schneider helps downtown business owner-! who want to apply for grant money to renovate their historic buildings. It's also the office where Gambish went to apply for a grant to help him with the more than $7,000 cost of replacing the electrical wiring, HVAC and ventilation of his building. It wasn't Boytchuk-Schneider's office then. It was the office of Gregg Balbierz, who was fired by the city for failing to do his job. Gambish said he was encouraged by Dunfee's information about Tavern worker serves teenager A local tavern employee was scheduled to be arraigned at Oberlin Municipal Court on Tuesday, April 30. for allegedly selling beer to a customer who was under 21 years old. According to Julie Ehrhart the public information officer for the Ohio Department of Public Safety Investigative Unit Bonnie Mis- zczak, an employee of Amherst Inn, sold beer to a confidential informant for the unit The informant entered the Amherst Inn around 5:30 p.m. on Friday, April 12, sat in the bar area and ordered a Bud Lite from Miszczak, according to Ehrhart Miszczak reportedly asked the informant for identification and the informant provided her with an accurate driver's license, showing an age of 18. "It wasn't a fake I.D.," Ehrhart said, "She didn't do the math." After looking at the driver's license, the woman reportedly served the underage informant Miszczak received a summons to Oberiin Municipal Court to face the criminal charges of providing or selling beer to a person under 21 years of age. If Miszczak is convicted the liquor permit holders, tavern owners Thomas Flanagan and Michael Thuraion, will have to appear before the liquor control board, according to Ehrhart She said that Flanagan and Thurston, Inc. appeared to have a clean liquor history and this will be the first citation against their permit This will be taken into consideration at the liquor control bearng. Tke inn ia not expected to lose iu To protect and serve Amherst's brand new auxiliary police officers Rich Wolf and Ken Bring were sworn in last week by mayor John Higgins and safety service director Sherrill McLoda. Chief Lonnie Dillon joined them, far right. If Miszczak is found not guilty _ will be no more acuc bfc by **!*•* control Player's to debut 'Mama's Veil' The Workshop Players cast and crew of "Mama's Veil" are busily preparing for the May 9 debut of this new play by Teresa Lee Jenkins. Cast in the title role of Mama is Pamela Pickworth, a veteran of the Workshop Players' stage. Her daughter is being played by three different actresses. The young Betty Ann is being played by Katie Warren of LaGrange. who is making her Workshop debut with this role. Warren has worked backstage with the troupe, but this is her first time on stage in front of an audience, The "middle" Betty Ami ia being played by Meghan Wessell of Oberlin. Wessell also played Lady Meghan in "Once Upon a Mattress" last fall. The eldest Betty Ann will be portrayed by another veteran Workshop Player actress, Kathy Whitmore. Through rewrites, the eldest Betty An has becontt the central character and Ihe younger portrayals echoes from her memory. The biuret ^"Tt** lacing the ''Betty Anns" ia to convince te they are the That will be through ing, and special interludes in the script The author has kept the cast and director busy with updates aad rewrites that have fine-tuned the script This has for the cast and crew; some of the changes were readily aft*f*fftnd. while others came under scrutiny and debate from the can. crew, director, and others. Dave Cotton ia directing thai production and said he is excited about wortung with Jenkins on diis project Cotton ia assisted by Mike Lmnler. with Chariot* Nunis areeat- bUag the cosums and Ueeel on and music. Jennifer Warren is designing the set and gathering props. Performance dates for "Mama's Veil" are May 9. 10. 11. 17. IS. 24, and 25 at 8 pm. There win also he matinee performances on May 19 and 26 at 3 pjn. Tickets are $8.50 each and nay be reserved by calling foe bo* office at 988-5613. Group discounts are avail- Ale for groups of 10 or more. Woricahop Pkyere doohilddfc ia located Ridge Road, halfway Rl 2 and Rt 58. TI tittle www; available grant money for the renovations downtown. A little help sure wouldn't hurt, he thought He said he didn't want to wait on grant money for the renovation of the facade since he would have had to open it the way it was to be able to pay the bills while he waited, so he applied far the help with the HVAC and went ahead with the CONTINUED on page 3 Committee to study bridge job Residents aren't the only ones anxious to see the work completed on the Jackson Street bridge. Amherst city council president John Dietrich announced die formation of a Jackson Street bridge committee at last Monday night's council meeting. Dietrich appointed law director Ken Stumphauzer, mayor John Higgins, third want councilman Steve P'Simer and himself lo the committee. Stumphauzer was appointed committee chair. The purpose of the committee is to address the concerns citizens and councilmembers have had concerning the slow progress of the bridge replacement Earlier in the month P'Simer met with Dietrich and Higgins to voice complaints he's been receiving about the bridge replacement The bridge lies within his ward He told council last Monday that they discussed asking the contractors and subcontractors to come to council and explain the project's progress. He said they need to call for a report and find out if there will be added costs. Jackson Street resident Alvin Miller attended the rounril Tt-Tftiirg and told council he'd seen some workers around die bridge on one of the recent nice days "looking Miller told council that as a area! business owner he couldn't ran Us business the way the bridge replacement ia being handled. He told council that It didn't mater who's the city's and foe contractors job to nuke tha tttttomer hippy, nd eon The fort itare on the wiima's aaareta is to meet wi* tha many frmtrtctan waridag an fot project and where* is ■
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2002-05-01|
|Date of Original||01-MAY-2002|
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