Amherst News-Times, 2001-06-20
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Five Comets in all-star game — Page 10 EMS crews honored for work — Pa~~ K Amherst News-Time ~ - r r 2 * m* aa 5 -o < r -, r ti _, '*> *" s> -s 3 -J - *o © » _ ■ < -. ^ Wednesday. June 20, 2001 Amherst, Ohio Speed limits don't hinder hurried drive by YVONNE GAY News-Times reporter Many residents on North Lake Street say they laugh at the posted speed limit on their toad, and residents on South Lake Street say their posted limit is no better. "We laugh about it because the street near the school on South Lake Street has a 35 mph speed limit This road is supposed to be 35 mph," Don Sterna at 225 North Lake Street said. "People pass you going 30 mph." Sterna, like several neighbors in his area, were more than willing to talk about city officials* recent decision to lower the limit from 35 mph, to 25 mph. However, last month's speed limit change wasn't the first time drivers and residents on that stretch of road have seen new signs posted. Initially, the speed limit had been 25 mph, but it was changed several years later to 35 mph, which leads to the recent change back to 25 mph.'. According to city officials, the speed limit was raised to 35 mph after residents complained that the 25 mph limit was too low. But the 35 mph limit presented yet another problem to residents. According to safety and service director She-rill McLoda, and mayor John Higgins, the limit was reduced to 25 mph after they had received numerous complaints rounding the death of 10-year-old inis road is supposed to be 35 mph, but it was changed several ceived numerous complaints i mph," Don Sterna at 225 North years later to 35 mph, which leads rounding the death of 10-year- Bike camp teaches kids the proper way to cycle by YVONNE GAY 'Today, they were taught the handling. nmner wav to wash and wax their It's nimri-rino in ma hnm Canon Hamby-Rittenour last October. The Harris Elementary School student was killed while riding his bicycle when he tried to cross on North Lake StreeL The car that struck Hamby-Rittenour was determined by police to be traveling at no more than 35 mph. "My heart goes out to the family of that little boy. but 25 mph is just too tow," one North Lake resident said. They go altogether too East CONTINUED on page 14 by YVONNE GAY News-Times reporter What may have seemed like a rousing game of follow the leader last week in the-larking tot of Shupe Middle School, was actually a serious training session, involving bicycle safety and equipment maintenance. I Last week's pilot bicycle camp was sponsored by the Lorain Safe Community Coalition. Children interested in the weektong camp signed up at the Lorain County Health Department, paid $15. and were given hands-on bicycle safety tips using their own bicycles and helmets. Students without helmets were able to purchase them for $10 at the Amherst Police Department. M 'Today, they were taught the proper way to wash and wax their bikes. They also learned how to adjust their bikes, and their helmets," Marilyn Hill, a LSCC representative said Thursday as she and 12-year- old youth volunteer Erin Myosky ironed T-shirts inside one of the empty classrooms. The shirts were to be distributed to participants at the end of the program. Meanwhile, Americo's volunteer, Priscilla Snuffer, 22. and Lauren Garra, 11. kept busy in the parking lot Outside the middle school building, 16 children were put through a series of courses which, according to instructor Ed Stewart, helped with maneuverability. Tennis balls placed in a zigzag formation fostered control, while the same balls placed in a spiral aided with Olga Radosevlck, (right) and her 105-year- other a big hug. Karoline celebrated her 104th old mother Karoline take time out to give each birthday last weekend with family. Karoline Radosevick is 105 with good health, memories by YVONNE GAY News-Times reporter -There's a reporter here from the Newa-Titnes, she wants to talk to you," Olga Radosevick said, making her way to the back of her mother's small Tenney Road T don't have on any lip- sttdkT 105-year-old Karoline Radosevick answered, somewhat reluctant to follow her daughter into the living "Yob look fine," Otga nailed, coaxing the And it seemed to work be- etnerged from the dining roan with her mother in tow, snd although the woman's m were aided with a cane, ahs was aba? to msaipnlsm the ****** over to hsr ngHmv with Who wouldn't want to put on a little lipstick? After all. Olga has become somewhat of a local celebrity. That's because with each passing year the 105-year-old woman keeps many people wondering - what's the secret? According to Olga, her mother moved to Amherst in 1937 after living in Pittsburgh with her father, whom she married at age 18. "She cans here from Austria at 15 for the first time with her aunt Then die war cane and she didn't want to go back. She didn't know any English when she lived in But the young fU soon in*M*fwf to her suitcuudings and eventually Joined dm Deesocratic 'Club snd lbs Garden Club. Karouae to my active in the ity, snd even voted at the booths up until two years ago ■She s never been sick, except for two weeks ago," Olga said. Although the 82-year-old woman owns s house next door to her mother, she decided to move in with her after her Esther died at the of 92. 20 years tap. "My dad used to walk ap tow. all lbs time," Otga recalled. "He lived three years going to die. He need to gp to die pool looms, he Heed talking to lbs young guys. Everybody liked aim. He such s well liked person.* Since bar father's death, Olga has bean notar smb*s> sMs for bar mosns7s day-to- day cars. Aad accorssns to OONTWUn on pn#e t handling. Tt's surprising to me how many children don't know hand signals," Stewart said. "We go back and forth a lot with instructions. Today, they are learning that you have to be off your seat at a complete stop. They are learning something that's hard. This is a challenge for them. ... These are the same things I teach the adults." The 59-year-old is also the founder of Silver Wheels Cycling Club. The Elyria based organization, now in its fourth year, provides a full calendar of bicycling activities for people from different communities, with a wide range of ages, and who have a variety of riding -abilities. Members range between 8 snd CONTINUED on page 2 Residents of the North and South Lake streets area don't like the way drivers drive in their neighborhood. Children practiced hand signals in the Shupe long pilot bicycle safety program taught children Middle School parking lot last week. The week- safety and rriaintenance tips. Smith, Lumbur outstanding graduates at St. Joseph's Amanda Marie Smith and Teresa Rae Lumbur were named Outstanding Graduates of the Class of 2001 at the Sl Joseph School eighth grade graduation ceremonies held Friday, June 1. Smith, who graduated with high honors (straight A's) during her final year at Sl Joe's, received awards as the top algebra 1, top science, top English and top social studies titan Smith was also the recipient of the Sisters of Notre Dame Graduate Award for achieving a high grade point average and for her efforts in outreach and service to the school and the community. A presidential Award of Excellence was given to Smith for her high grade point average. Recipients of this award are given a letter from the president, a certificate and a pin. Lambur received a Presidential Award of Achievement for growth and improvement and a service award for her aid in the Al» receiving honors for having an A and B avenge for the year, were the following: • Diane Kathleen Allegretto — Presidential Award of Excellence, service award from the library, and was named the top spelling student She had perfect attendance for the entire year. • Monica Dorene Aranez — Presidential Award of Excellence and was named the top algebra one/half student and top keyboardiag • Andrew Nathan Flynn —- Presidential Award of Excellence and service award from the first grade. • Natalie Grace Fortino — Presidential Award of Excellence and was named top female athlete. • Nicole Marie Loess — Presidential Award of Excellence, service awards from the fifth and first grades and was named top reading student and top art student • Rania Miriam Shakkour — Presidential Award of R**cellrnce, service award from kindergarten and was named top music student Also graduating were: • Rachel Lynn Addis — Pre*deo- tial Award of Actuevement and ser vice awards for her aid in the fourth grade and in the office. • James Chrisian Bodnar — Presidential Award of Achievement and service a -•aids from the sixth snd fifth giadjs and was named top male athlete. • Greg Louis Greive. • Daniel Christopher Hamman — Presidential Award of Achievement • Peter Alen Jones. • Paul Gerard Kantelas — service awards from the fourth and sixth grades. • Ana Alyse Krupelak — Presidential Award of Achievement and a service award from the third grade. • William Anthony Lear — Presidential Award of Achievement, service award from the computer lab and was named top computer student and top band student During the ceremonies. Smith rend her poem "Parent Appreciation," Lucas read her poem "Reflection," and Alegretto played Chopin's Etude and the eighth grade girls sang T Will Remember You." Using ooosftjly kon*tthafjl ...And away they went plenty of etoow grease, workers ouo- Department lacing M. 2. The other wM iaatowdbo»oanrtomfiomtor«*<oi turned to the American Legion lor ooo Oftowfl bowed tiffin American Legion HeM located m be real she >**f»V* +,***m#'*mmt*m.tom*mm*m »■ I —l i IS*-■■>*?!!*** ■■*>■■*-- ■'JL. Jl ■ m*>--m*~m**%*a> -a* ifftm •■.--- — — — —'— -*-'"-
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2001-06-20|
|Date of Original||20-JUN-2001|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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