0 4 o n r cn h . cioo ' z b:i m cpim w r- c 3 -t - to co t- v. ( comets soar in openers pag amherst news-tim i students stage 'pride' page 2 library funding by jason hawk news-times roportor it might be the beginning of final chapter for public and rest ohio's 250 libraries if state legislators have their way. ohio house represen tatives is currently wrestling with consequences a budget proposal that would eli minate three local govern ment funds, including li brary government support fund. according representatives from lorain county's eight vets memorial located metropark facility here america once again en trcnclicd war halfway ar ound globe, now per fect time remember those who sacrificed all previous con flicts, said city council at-largc david williams, told amheut will new site vietnam veterans county. decision build mo nument was an nounced county committee on saturday, april 5, at special dinner ceremony. 11 communities made bids host memorial, selected finalists also included russia township avon. quarries struggle tight economy reporter paper, looks like am herst's cleveland arc situated financial quicksand sinking fast. american stone industries, inc., which owns quarry, posted $1.8 million loss 2002 after sales plum meted 28 percent fourth quarter. leaves investors 96 cents diluted share red over past year, about times worse than $664,685 they ale 2001. during quarter alone, company re ported net $546,121. since october, been under manage ment, attempting revise policies tighten control credit. time, execu tives felt pressure resulting undcrpricing several building projects, wrote off $98,000 uncollcctable receivable accounts. but despito slump, president russell cipher this week he still optimistic fi nancial turnaround. "we advantage good management techniques, continued libraries, met discuss emergency measures counteract legis lation, could, passed mean jhc virtual elimina tion ohio. "for first his tory legislature, they've put up grabs," director judy dworkin. "in prior times, most people rose scats were mer officials, knew how important systems communities." her, rep resentatives elected serve current term turning "they chose because we showed our interest early never let up," williams. "since committee, very clear wanted hcrsc.wc together prop osal more tlian just piece land. commun ity commitment it." $45,000 in-kind donations businesses tractors pro bono excavation, electrical, water sewer, masonry work. total cost project estimated between $75,000 $100,000, has already raised ab out $25,000 toward its goal, ac cording fundraising chair don oft 10 cody wilson's launches fifth grade social studies hi? own recreation u.s. navy ficer john f. kennedy's pt-109. boat comploted blind eye educational needs constituents. "basically, wltat lawmak ers telling as yank it's problem find way raise locally. effect really dire, tlicrc ohio, 175 ore completely reliant funds. can't imagine some these poor rural com munities raising money through levies full library," best-case scenario, she said, threatening what calls "a ma jj dross kilt-clad scottish dancers, direction betty bergman, show senior citizens different pt cruiser chiavellian strategy" rouse enough concern justify taxes. "that's possibility, doesn't seem likely expla nation gen erally confused ignorant system communi ties," said. "i don't think know doing. hate un informed. arc' trying form them, started exciting campaign get involved saving using voices attention did you feel draft? shown mr. burger's school monday, peril representatives." asks cerned residents horn leaders ask them continue allotted 5.7 sonal income tax revenues municipal statewide. dworkin, along many ad vocates traveled columbus protest cuts 2, worried republican lawmakers hold majority won't listen. my opinion, pago ropes traditional country dancing last wednesday group's monthly entertainment luncheon. class shupe elementary dworkin bridge solution debate begins nows-timos sounds something joke book: attor neys docs take fix bridge? took five least ball rolling privately law ken stumphauzcr representing engineer milt pommcranz, two resenting pommcranz officials future jackson street bridge. stumphauzcr, attorneys, insurance juster, mayor higgins, dietrich, nt-large ward member steve p'simcr, utilities superin tendent ron mertlie, others sheffield lake attempt reach preliminary agreement (he next steps bridge's future. meeting's content confidential, modicum progress made. fact got 14 r'