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o r i , c j a cd " r-r new book about history page 7 church opens skate ramp amherst news-times steele grad promote from assistant's slot to direct main street by jason hawk teresa doblas-gllles reporter the corporate ladder hasn't been tough climb for dobias-giucs, who now finds herself at top. hired as administrative assis tant former executive director lcsia boytchuk-schncidcr in may, 2002, dobias-gillcs, 36, gra duate of marion l. high school and current jonathan resident, was named last week fill vacant scat told she is ea ger pursue continuing rcvitali zation efforts historical downtown district. "i'm very excited work ing my home town. charming unique, want sec people having fun busy area," said after delivering her first report am herst betterment association its thursday morning meeting. "i also get out there rcacquaint myself with business owners know lot because grew up here, but bigger than it used be," said. dobias-gillcs looking input coopera tion broader range effort bring shoppers park avenue area. think be proud where they live work, one way do that spruce neighborhood, make more attractive, give tools need money offer goods services," under boytchuk-schncidcr's wing, worked year attain desig nation city down town ohio, inc., state-wide or ganization oversees sists small community pump life into debilitated commercial shopping areas. instrumental obtaining $250,000 development block grant funis, which were dis- continued on pago 3 partyshop sells $10,000 winner may not powcrball millions, maple drive resi dents bill betsy barficld aren't balking cool made party shop street. winning $2 instant ticket netted couple ohio state lottery's cash fever top prize, barfields already have hefty plans how use "wc just bought house we'll some remodeling," betsy, winnings pay bills throw graduation daughter, lindscy zicrkle, graduated weekend. betsy's husband, bill, actu ally purchased whim, although he usually doesn't play lottery, faithful lotto player, he's not, that's funny thing," laughed. "he almost didn't decide buy them, doesn't, iic had four dollars worth quarters his pocket, got two scratch-offs. really surprised ,what got." lifelong has .the past 30 years, never expected land catch, "you happens, nobody re ever wins big, do." something rose currier understands. "it's exciting. we're happy winners are local loyal customers here," currier, co-owns store dick. "when won it, so passed sit down. couldn't believe what seeing. ten thou sand money. wish we could often." should know. score win ners over in- w downtown's vandals' attentions nows-timoa temperatures warm outdoor foot traffic increases, malicious damage storefronts properties herst's entrepreneurs worried. concerned growing cases vandalism histori cal district, better ment members con sulted police cliief lonnie dil lon their monthly meeting, hoping promise increase patrols tighten security. "what we've done sporadi cally three months assign an extra officer come walk area plain clothes," assembled owners. "we've several arrests public indecency charges other misdemeanors way...unfortunately, cause budget constraints, can't every night even weekend." despite department's ef forts, forced file insurance claims shell cosh own pockets repair harm vandals, including awning ben franklin's, broken windows fralcy & fox rich's auto body, overturned ruined garden club flower planters, stolen signs zilch's florists. working find promising video cameras monitored station without patrol streets," dillon, added proposal council currently works, no cost estimate yet available. going bo inexpen- 6 mr (right) say customers. barfield (left) ecstatic lottery shop, whore dick eluding $1m,000 easy great us w'nncfs many like, will remain players uckct 1997, $5,000 good number. hope hopes nabbing another big blitz stub m 1996, bnngs when morc here $1,000 $3,000 prizes. word-of-mouth gets around future." "of course don't expect re- prize large wants quite again, tailcr 2001. jt family wouldn't nice?" workers tllt-up construction method erect en tire sections wall place weok hills ames building cooper foster road, clovervale farms remodelling facilities food production plant. clover q rows site nows-timos roportor old truism cats hav nine lives might accurate road building. once then department stores, both bankrupt defunct, november lo rain-based foods serve goody-producing factory's site. since then, company undergone metamorphoses vale farms, hollowcd-out dis count retailer factory making tlian 15,000 square feet freezer space constructed. quite, bit finally took possession november," presi dent rick cawrse monday. talking start here. july our target date, early fall now." project progress places tech boiler air condenser equipment power freezers within next months, fall, pro duction lines relocated piece piece. "this whole larger twice large, lorain plant," "right trying fig ure all. offices, tightly packed together sharing desks. this room breathe." allow ex pand exports, "for five six i've putting stops sales," said, indicating time stretch territory, take orders, profits. "like -everybody else, competitors. step jr
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2003-06-11|
|Date of Original||2003-06-11|
|Submitting Institution||Amherst Public Library|