Amherst News-Times, 2002-05-29
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D Comet track stars advance — Page 6 Mullinax team goes national — Page 6 Amherst News-Time WEDNESDAY, May 29, 2002 AMHERST, OHIO Class of Sunday, The time of year is at hand when children move on to adulthood, when high school students become college students or join the workforce full-time. Young people have decisions to make that will affect them for the rest of their lives. But stronger than that fear is the excitement of taking that next step — the excitement of graduation. Marion L. Steele High School seniors will leave their 2002 graduates June 2, at Palace home of the last four years for the last time this week. The pomp and circumstance will take place at the Palace Theater in Lorain on Sunday, June 2, at 2:30 p.m. Brian Baker, Steele's first place student, will give the valedictory speech. This year's salutatorian is Kristin Jacovetti, who ranked second in her class. The 2003 class president is Katie Freedman, vice president is Hannah Higgins, the secretary is Michelle Kubasak and the treasurer is Nicki Trent, Also speaking at the graduation ceremony will be Anthony Reynolds. Reynolds is the second Amherst student in his class at JVS. This year's class sported three national merit finalists: Heather Stay, Holly Sleazman and Jacovetti. Kathryn Primm scored perfect on her ACT in reading and Gloria Ham scored perfect on her ACT and SAT in math. Swapna Panchagnula scored perfect on her ACT in science. Kristen Jacovetti Brian Baker Pol nat O M o o O 10 I X r- 00 H M C IP O O ■ I "*<IH c m m </> r* ut <s a H m -> © »»» *0 a, "fr M N) < O*^ rn *c» s r- (j) to o n o aw* What a deal Motorists wait in line to get gas for 96 cents for 96 minutes at a promotion at Nate's Marathon with Cleveland radio station 96.5 last week. Cars were backed up onto Rt. 2. Also getting in on the deals is a girl hoping to win Usher tickets by dressing up. Cleveland radio station 96.5 was giving the concert tickets away to someone who decorated themselves with the station call letters. Involved students earn top NJH nod Nord Junior High School recognized its outstanding students again this year with a night of scholastic and athletic awards. Three students were awarded the annual Nord Award: Bridget Coughlin, Jordan Templeton and Allison Trent Twenty-six Nord students have been awarded the Nord Award since its inception in 1984. Only one student was chosen a year until 1997 when three students began being named for the award. Coughlin had a 3.9 grade point average at Nord and recieved all A's her seventh grade year. She was in Power of the Pen in the eighth grade. She was in band, and played vol* leyball and softbali in seventh and eighth grades. Trent had a 4.0 grade point average and had all A's in both seventh and eighth grades. She was a math aide and was involved with power of the pen. She was oo student council and played volleyball in seventh and eighth grade and track in seventh grade. Templeton had a 3.9 grade point avenge and earned all A's in the seventh grade. She was also in band in both seventh and eighth grade ind participated in cross country track both years. School honors winners The three winners of the 2002 Walter Q. Nord award, which recognizes students who excel in a variety of areas, Bridget Coughlin, Jordan Ti leton and Allison Trent, pose outside Nord last week. Winners of the 2002 Kathryn Michaels award thai recoontzM outstandtao torelon lanauaao tfu- dents. Amber UwandowsU tor toantah and * Ian Canal tor French, poee wth their teacher and tht swarfs namaiaka. Michaels ia tatwng this MaTaafaaT JWmr. Students at the Nord Junior High School were recently honored for outstanding academic achievements during the school's annual awards ceremony. To receive a scholastic award, a student must have been named to either the honor or merit roll each of the first three grading periods. Fourty-nine percent of the school's seventh grade class received their first year award pin along with a certificate. Students include: Ian Arnold, Alyssa Bennett, Jennifer Brewer, Maggie Brown, Emily Brumenschenkel, Kyle Cadrette, Tiffany Cambarare, Maria Campana, Caitlin Celik, Franceses Cocco. Jonathan Cook, Benjamin Cooksey. Lauren Cotton. Andrew Cmobrnja. Stacey Cnizado, Tiffany Dziak. Nicki Falbo, Magdalene Fe- liciwo. Kimberly Finch, Brielle Hoban. Hannah Jenkins. Chelsea Kamody, Dallas Kampf. Corey Knick, Patrick Knight. Kayley Kosik. Troy Kotanidcs. Alexis Lindway. Jason Loushin, Sharon Luu, Stanley Maziarz Jr.. Emily McKitrick. Courtney McVey, Elizabeth Melick. Corey Mendgik, Elisabeth Metelsky, Amanda Milks. Caitlin Misencik. Abby Morris, Laura Myers, Erin Myosky, Stefani Mater, Vanessa Oner. Sank Pardee, Lauren Phial, Tuwifts Tnlrow rot; | ' suspect in chase A man led police on a five-hour chase last Wednesday through the neighborhoods of Amherst and even terrorized nurses and patients in the Alzheimer's unit of a local nursing facility. Jose Ortiz, 18, of Cleveland was arrested Wednesday after being hunted down by officers from Amherst, Lorain, Vermilion, Oberlin and the Sheriffs Department In Oberlin Municipal Court on Friday, Ortiz made an emotional plea of not guilty. Amherst police were called to a home on Cooper Foster Park Road for a resident complaining that someone was knocking on his door. He didn't recognize the two men or the car they were driving. He wrote down their plate number. The plate was run and came back stolen according to police documents. Local law enforcement officers answered one call after another from residents who spotted the men, allegedly Ortiz and another man. At one point the two men split up and Ortiz allegedly fled on foot. News helicopters searched for the men by air and the dozens of officers, with the help of dogs from the Oberlin Police Department scoured the land. 9-1-1 dispatchers received a call that a suspicious man was milling about at Golden Acres nursing home on North Ridge Road and when confronted, he began to run. Around 3:45 the man ran in and out of patients' rooms and frightened Alzhiemer's patients, according to Captain Dennis Seger of the Amherst Police Department. The suspect was chased off an embankment by nurses from the facility. The fleeing man evidently made his way through! the woods to the Hidden Valley subdivision. Ortiz was arrested by sheriffs deputies after a Trails End Drive resident called police because a man was trying to break into her house about 6:20 p.m. Ortiz is suspected to be responsible for a string of daytime robberies being committed in Amherst. At the previous robberies a man would bang on the door of a house to see if anyone was home and if there was no answer the men would break in, according to police. City OKs street repair contract The city has awarded contracts totaling more than $450,000 to complete the ahnual end and joint sealing program, as well as a paving agenda. Cross Roads Asphalt of Columbia Station woo the bid for the 2002 crack and joint sealing program at a cost of $42,463. This project started this week, aad should be completed by June 30. Ihs U* of roads lo be repaired <*tftf*nlft rite following; • East Kendal Court, from Ravenglass Boulevard to (he cul-do-sac. • West Kendal Court, from Ravenglaas Boulevard to the cul-de- sac. • Charles Avenue from South Lake Street to Alexander Avenue. • Alexander Avenue from Soulh Lake Street to Charles Avenue. • Fairfield Court from Charles Avenue to tie cul-de-sac. ^-rlalmWttmT^TmmmwaW *^^ page • cohtwmjio en got* |
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2002-05-29|
|Date of Original||29-MAY-2002|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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