Amherst News-Times, 2002-06-12
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On page 16 you will find a reproduction of Ohio's State flag suitable for display. The Amherst News-Times wishes a Happy Birthday to the Ohio State Flag, and encourages all to display it. Amherst News-Time! r~> »- o o o uo I I (— 00 M M c in o o 3 X CD < — ww C m m c/> r- <s, es JR —I >- 3> O -^ — <S> 3> M N) < 0*v. m *& s> r w (rl o O o X Xa I——^_____________________»___________ ^ Piano students stage recital — Pag - WEDNESDAY, June 12, 2002 State honors local ADBA volunteers for efforts AMHERST, OHIO 75 CENTS ■' It doesn't take a bunch of awards -for people to know that downtown 'Amherst is experiencing a rebirth of sorts; it seems everyday it becomes more attractive. But some recognition doesn't hurt either. Amherstonians received five awards last month after submitting nominations in seven categories at the Annual Downtown Ohio, Inc. and Heritage Ohio Conference. . • "I'm really proud," Lesia Boytchuk-Schneider, Amherst's Main Street program director said. Tin proud of all of us." Amherat competed with 23 other communities throughout Ohio for the Preservation and Revitalization Awards. Competitors included the cities of Cleveland and Toledo and from Lorain County, Oberlin, Wellington and Lorain competed against Amherst. Even the counties of Ashtabula and Lakeland submitted nominees. Councilman Terry Traster won the Spirit of Main Street award for his work creating a little park on Tenney Avenue and building a gazebo there. He was also recognized for his oversight of the rebuilding of the Harris-Dute house in the Amherst Historical Village. He is also an active member of the Amherst Downtown Betterment Association and the Amherst Historical Society. The Spirit of Main Street Board Member of the Year award was given to the ADBA's secretary Diana Kevin Kuchenbecker, tor of Heritage;Ohio John Higgins, Lesia nter, Executive Direc- 8 with Terry Traster, chuk-Schneider. Judi Lyon. She was an original of the ADBA. She also ADBA brochureVflow Rucknagel, John Deitrich and Diana Lyon at in Columbus where they received awards for restoration efforts irii Amherst. printing, that listed all of the bu- 11,000 homes in AmhersL sinesses in the downtown and outly- She also publishes the ADBA ing areas. The brochure was sent to -** 'J~rJm.-.m.. .-- CONTINUED on page 3 Second burglary suspect named The Amherst Police Department rarely releases the names of suspects they don't already have in custody, but they released the name and description of a fugitive who is suspected to be involved with a string of robberies in the area. Amherst police issued an arrest warrant for Hector Rivera, no known address, last week. Police said 21-year-old Rivera was the other suspect involved in bold daylight burglaries around the county that resulted in a five-hour manhunt last month. Jose Ortiz was captured by the Lorain County Sheriffs department with the help of an Amherst Township resident. Rivera allegedly escaped in the stolen Ford Contour the two were using during their break-ins, according to Amherst police, while Ortiz escaped on foot. Sgt. Dan Jasinski of the Amherst Police Department said that Rivera CONTINUED on page 2 Penton Honda-Suzuki sets sights on Rt. 58 superstore The weather has slowed them down, but ihe owner of Penton Honda-Suzuki is determined to get his new building up in the new industrial park going up on Rl 58. The motorcycle sales company is moving from its location on Cooper- Foster Park Road to a new a location south of Park Avenue on Leavitt Road. Penton's general manager, Wes Kish, said the new building would be 120 ft. by 200 ft., about twice as large as the current facility. He said that in addition to being bigger, the new building will be more modern. Kish said the company is looking forward to moving to its new location. "The city's been good to work with," he said. He said Penton's owner, Dale Barris, grew up in AmhersL He was an employee of the Penton Honda when it was owned by John Penton. After moving on to some other things he decided to buy the business from Penton when it came available, Kish said. Kish said the company is normally on the look out for new markets but right now they are just worrying about getting moved in to the facility. "Its enough just to get in," Kish said. "We're really looking forward to it. It's exciting, like motorcycling." : Students involved in the Network Cornrnunica- able to secure testing in various technology Mon Technology course at the high school are arenas. Steele High becomes site for internet testing venue VUE, the emerging leader in electronic test delivery, rapidly expanding its presence worldwide, las come lo Amherst Steele High VUE is the worldwide testing agency for NCS Pearson. Certificates me offered ia Novell. Microsoft, IBM, NASD, and a variety of other programs. Learning that no test site in the area was available to test his Network Communication Technology students, Joe Todd applied lo have his Steele classroom become a testing site. The requirements for testing centers are very specific. Todd had lo provide documental ion on the Network system si Steele, the facility maintenance, and the security of Ihe testing site. He ted to meet the requirements for a test administrator. The other major obstacle that needed to be overcome was the test fees of $63 per student. To offset the cost of testing. Todd organized nod ran a raffle for a new windows computer. Todd will test members of the community who wish to become certified. Contact him by email Qtoddtgkieca.org) to make mraage- menis. All tests cost $63 and arc scored mmedisBcty. Just a little closer A construction worker guides the deck of the new Jackson Street bridge being hoisted by a crane on Monday. Residents were becoming re stless as the progress of the earlier this month. The city bridge completed before tho stalled until to too the of the summer. A * wmmMml m
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2002-06-12|
|Date of Original||12-JUN-2002|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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