Amherst News-Times, 2002-06-05
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*mmmmmmi>»mmm), i»»i n ,»»■, Period costumes examined — Page 2 Local twirler is winner — Page 12 ' Amherst News-Time O <-- o C o uc x -c r- Or m M -COO 3 X CD < X r- cmH f "~ CT. «■ ■ •in » O -*^ 33 IS) I» M (\J < 0«s. m 3> ts WEDNESDAY, June 5, 2002 AMHI RST, OHIO I i Amherst High School graduates Kathryn Primm, Holly Sleasman, Heather Stay and Kristin Jacovetti wait to receive their diplomas at Sunday's graduation ceremony. Brian Baker addresses his class before they leave high school forever. i Adel Rivera crosses in front of her classmates after accepting her diploma. Graduates bid fond farewell at final school gathering by AMY PERSMOER News-Tims* rsportsr Parents and teachers have nurtured another crop of young Americana who were sent oat into the world to make their mad*, on Amhem and ihe world Saturday at Marion L. Steele High School's 2002 commencement ceremony. The ceremony was held at the Palace Theater in Lorain. Students abet in their green and gold for the last time as they prepared for ths new life that awaits them. The weather was warm from the bright sua while the parents and students filed into the theater built before many of the grandparents were even born. Staid tradition snd exciting newness mingled as the order of the day. Superintendent of Amherst Schools Robert Boynton spoke to the students, the parents and the •sachers that made up the class of 2002, including his own son. . His speech was poignant as he said good-bye to the class and acknowledged the strengths of the group of students be was graduating. He gave them advice for continued success and recognized that this would be the last high school cwnmenfemwu he would attend as WWII veteran accep as Class of '02 men W a parent of one of the graduates. To the graduates, this is an important day because it is the celebration of a 13-year journey completed." he told the students, "mixed in with the emotions of leaving the known for the anxiety and adventure of the unknown." He said they had been an excellent class. "You have demonstrated strong leadership, excellent scholarship and you have established new standards ia athletics," he told the proud students. He addressed the parents and families as one of them. Families CONTINUED on page 11 by PAUL MORTON Associate editor When U.S. Navy veteran Norman Sanders of Amherst attended Oberlin High School, it wasn't even in the same building where OHS is located now. But Sanders, a World War II veteran, will receive his high school diploma on Friday along with the rest of the Oberlin High School Class of 2002. Sanders left Oberlin High School during his junior year in 1943 to enlist in the Navy. Having had typhoid fever during the first grade, he was a year behind his classmates and would have turned 18 during his junior year. "If I had been a senior, I would have graduated in 1944 and would have been able to graduate," he said. "Back then, when you turned 18, they took you." During the war, he was first stationed at the U.S. Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Fla., then served on a troop transport ship. "I served there the rest of the war, taking troops to and from all points," Sanders said. "We made five or six trips to Calcutta, Karachi, Manila, Hawaii, Panama All over. CONTINUED on page 12 Norm Sandere In 1944. Nordson lays off 18 workers With the city already feeling the brunt of last year's layoffs, the layoff of 18 more salaried employees at Nordson Corp. doesn't give the city treasurer much encouragement. Nordson makes precision dispensing systems for adhesives, epo- xies, sealants and coatings. The company, which is headquartered in Westlake, announced last week that May 30 would be the last day for employees. Amherst's treasurer, Kathleen Litkovitz, said the city wouldn't feel the effect of the layoffs right away because the severance pay that each employee -will receive is paid out over several months. "As far as these 18, we won't see the effects of this for about four months." She said next quarter's tax receipts will be lower. The city is already under pressure from the last round of layoffs at the company. "Coupled with those furloughed last year, it definitely will impact the city," she She said it's important that the city limit spending while under the financial contstraints they're seeing right now. "When the income tax and all other revenue is down we have to tighten our bells until we're out of the woods." Nordson said the layoffs are due to current levels of business activity. They will offer outplacement assistance in addition to severance pay. Mayor's car in minor crash It is unlikely that anyone in Amherst is more anxious to get the construction on Milan Avenue completed than the mayor, who had a run-in with a construction scoop resting just off the shoulder of the road last month. Mayor John Higgins was travelling east on Milan Avenue just before 1 a.m. on May 10 when he said he hit a large bump in the road. He said he was travelling the speed limit but the tires of his 2002 Dodge Stratus went off ihe road because of the bump. He said the shoulder was muddy and his tires got stuck in the mud and slag. Higgins said that because of the mud he could not get the tires back on the road. "It was dumb." he said, smiling. He said he planned on letting the car coast off the roadway since he could not get it back under control and then he would call a tow truck to retrieve it. But he didn't see the scbop. When the Stratus connected with the construction equipment Higgins's airbag deployed and the crash report, indicates damage to the front and passenger sides of the car. Higgins walked the rest of the CONTINUED on page 2 Miniature miniature A new foal rests in the bam with her mother. Ryan McMillan, a Nord Junior High student, received the miniature horse ea a git from his pa- rente, Doug end 8ue. They weren't sure H the horse waa pregnant when they got it, but their dog Buttons announced the arrival of the foal at 5:46 am. May 8. S
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2002-06-05|
|Date of Original||05-JUN-2002|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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