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o to j. h m c o1 r. r w i n ffl r- at , 2 paper patients page 7 amherst news-time x paving the way 6 steele grads march aisle sunday afternoon will mark passage into adulthood for marion l. high school's 258 graduating seniors as they toward both diplomas and future. graduation ceremony begin on june 1 with "pomp circumstance" 2:30 p.m. lorain palace theater, include speeches by senior class president jennifer sokol as-yct undetermined valedictorian salutatorian. "this is an outstanding class, all of our national merit fi nalists, honor students, very promising individuals," said guidance counselor bob harcoula. "these kids have done wonderfully their academics, sports, art, music. they've been there every tiling." average gpa 2.8, harcoula die 2003 one largest bright est in recent years, five stu dents currently stiff competi tion saluta torian tides. "the competition close, it come down final grades cxams...cach top students gpas above 4.0, we could pos sibly sec a 4.3 this year," he said. exam be tal lied after 3 tomorrow, has vowed double triple check figures year's ncck-and-ncck runoff. highest-standing dents, said, are (in ajpliabeti cal order): bcigfif? daughter timothy bobbie joe bcight; david hadaway, son orius weathering jason hawk nows-timos reporter folks former lisn cor poration say they're keeping lines service hope market soon give them some busy signals. kecncd-eyed passersby am herst's local offices na tional company, which re cent years changed its name orius, can rest assured that real estate signs posted along company's route 58 complex frontage don't mean com pany calling quits, pres ident jack saylors. nov. 15 last year, corporation filed chapter 11 bankruptcy, claiming several large-scale purch ases before industry turn incurred heavy losses. emerged again earlier year striking deal inves tors, expecting rebound market, "wc from chap ter filing january, but turnpike let's ohio commission aren't superstitious. according spokesperson lauren derhmann, work long-anticipated inter change onto herst township expected completed next 13 months. nearly decade hag gling landowners arid handling sewage, environmental historical issues, pike announced lost week awarded contract interchange's construction, shawn diannc hadaway; adam primm, darrcll mary primm; brothers ni cholas thomas tccts, sons darcy kayc tccts. told write speeches, arc anxiously waiting phones hear announce ment, "regardless who comes out top, truly worked hard standing job," "i think teachers do job preparing kids, leave here .ready level regardless what area going into." sentiment was echoed principal jeff riescn, feels special bond completing his first full principal. uspc news- made cial me," news times. "we've had scholars, that's school record us. academics athletics ev erything these done, impressed us really worth while." riescn also 12 being inducted hall fame second highest number ever ushered roll books various honors cluding perfect scores sat act tests. keys me always most important thing," "our goal send young people proud achieve great things, se nior tills more." reduced volume busines ses amherst, wc fewer employees," explained. "that means more spxe, we've decided lease out." suffering admit tedly decreased jobs orius' site than 90 55, although projections grow tentative, future looks good. business pretty stable, any sig nificant fu ture. vc'vc levelled couple months, we'll maintain busi ness here," saylors, dicated coming bank ruptcy eliminated about 80 per long-term debt, allowed investors swap debt equity partnership business. "because that, financial foundation much stronger help through current telecom downturn," still op- continued contracts despite snags month, finish up little year. valley view-based anthony allcga cement contractors, supplied lowest bids, hired complete th? $7,772,506.84 project began soliciting bids wednesday, dc linnann. so far, offi cials set aside: $12 million project. amount used purchase ones auto nation, owns ed mulli nax ford. automobile struck $275,000 officials month named nation conso lidated group lor where wants master plan it's time stop running ahead blindly, mayor john hig gins news-times announcing coun cilmcmbcrs may 19 memor andum planning de velop long-range amherst. higgins widi council "shorty" dietrich, community develop ment committee chairperson terry trastcr, ordinance mittee wil- liams, others;- admi nistration, wilw ,a, prehensive review city's codified ordinances discuss futures developable tough economic o( corp. dropped half since november, executives ain county common pleas court suit, seeking take land eminent domain. found resolution own terms, consolidated investors, acres needed turnpike, listed defendant suit. steve luca not reached comment, previously pleased commission's plans interchange advancing. ho previous offer $93,000 april 2001 "totally unacceptable," no formal negotiations occurred. going: properties. thing go book, then bring each department head plans," "usually when you attempt kind plan, gets bicrcr look investigate infrastructure projections, find needs done." tackle lough issues resurface regularly city forums such services, finances, infrastructure. "by we're finished, touched practically everything city," "one mgjjjrnportant vision knowledge budgeting problems closing, cur rently actively pursuing ac quisition smaller plots, including 9.3-acro parcel owned orobc fruit farm two one-third acre 'two those signed, third close," dchrmann. "on one, property owner graciously given permission use; preliminary steps construction." even though woikcrs start early thisjime, construction gin until august critical water line relocated have. cut budget back row, there's further without cutting services." involved process desire better utilize zoning commissions, "since percent built-out, remaining mercial precious, aware need there," indicating use perhaps concern. main considerations tax base, because fragile present point. reinforce irsomchqw; new homes businesses." 9 times yt" -1 ir iiii j want keep operations based provide pro ject's incredible demand, she "(contractors) able things clearing right away, won't ma jority locate watcrline," dchrmann, move ahead, strong state tient cooperation tump)cc am-1 hcrst residents 10 ups downs. executive director (gary suhadolnik) hew, beginning prom ised, ready forward," said; welo 00 hor,,c south amherst's waller poses wife, hazel, children austin logan public library. recen tly saw returning duty middle east aboard u.s.s. abraham lincoln, u.s. navy's flagship persian gulf, military electri cian. part operation southern watch, pre pared naval aircraft pat rols over iraq's no-fly zone, rarely municate wife or children. green village council's favorite color peaceful transfer power approved request fill at-largc scat vacant january 27. recreation board chair appointed town's unanimous decision 'after kykcr rcs igri&i ductfb mefcased sponsibilities, chct arcaba. four-year term. "(steve) now district wide manager overseeing vari ous aspects company (strong tool co., cleveland) throughout indiana, result, travel quite bit," arcaba news-times. "mr. member munity 20 active. volun teered recrea 18 months ago, volunteered council." lake street resident. employed precision machine technology teacher joint vocational school; years. "his experience education working projects lot council," "(he brings) energy, enthusiasm. he's interested helping can. brought organi zational skills board, type vehicle brings stability vitaliza position holds." personnel won t shift balance power, ex plained arcaba, parti san politics exist individual councilmembers' leanings, legislative body works nonpartisan organism. helieve af fect vil lage, run," kyker effective,' mr. step plate job." immedi ately handle al action acclimates climate. $17,000 affairs lab rehabilitation project, three-year annis road phase three upgrade storm sewers, a. $300,000 issue ii grant major ordeal wiuixs faced, contjtmjgd p9
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2003-05-28|
|Date of Original||2003-05-28|
|Submitting Institution||Amherst Public Library|