Amherst News-Times, 1998-09-16
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0 <-) v» o o OOI I r— CO M M c: tn o o ! 3 X I m< x Hf c: rn m VI i— I/I 3: -I 5> O 3 win first football game — Page 8 Tear tours Europe in chorus — Page 13 3> y-> m t> CO imherst News-Times ■ £5 CO r-j ioptomboi 16 1()0« Amhorst, Ohio 50 cent; Burgler stops himself using his own tracks and shoe print Amherst police say James Moore's penchant for committing burglaries finally caught dp with him after committing several thefts and a rape in his own northeast side neighborhood. Moore, 20, of 5537 Virginia Dr., has been charged with one count of burglary, four counts of breaking and entering and the rape of a Lorain woman who lived several hundred feet north of his parent's home. Moore was arrested about three weeks ago after police filed a search warrant with the Lorain County Common Pleas Court in connection with his crimes. According to detective Alex Moi- nar, Moore's crime spree began in early summer when he walked into the Dairy Mart store on Cleveland Avenue and ran off with a cash register that was not fastened to the counter. He apparently was on bond awaiting trial when he committed the other thefts. Following the cash register theft, his car was impounded, leaving him to walk or ride his bicycle. "He was a real good suspect only because he's a known burglar and thief, and because of the cash register heist Besides, he lived in the neighborhood. That eventually caught up with him," Molnar explained. He also broke into Herron's Christmas World, Mr. Lee's TV Re pair Shop and several other businesses and burglarized the home of a neighbor. All the crimes where committed near his Virginia Drive home, Molnar said Police suspected Moore from the start but were unable to prove he was responsible. However, detectives found a good foot print from a tennis shoe at one of the burglarized sites and kept it Then fortune, smiled on them. About a month ago, an Amherst officer just happened to overhear a radio communication from the Lorain police, who had stopped Moore for questioning about a rape in an area not far from his home. "When you see somebody walking around at four o'clock in the morning, he's either delivering newspapers or up to no good," Molnar said. Detective James McCann, who was contacted in the wee morning hours, rushed to the Lorain Police Department along with the mold of the foot print he had kept filed away. The mold matched the tennis shoes the suspect was wearing. Based on the tread pattern, a search warrant for Moore's home was obtained and jewelry taken in one of the thefts was found. Moore then confessed to the break-ins and burglary." Based on court documents and police information, Moore has been CONTINUED en page 14 Above master carvers Nichols Fairptay (right) and Richard Young carve the tops of sandstone columns for a customer while working the ths Cleveland Quarr- rtes number 3 mill. Peanuts characters to light Workshop's stage in fall opener Workshop Players is beginning its 51st season with an opening production of Clark Gesner's "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown." Audience members will get to spend an evening with all of their favorite Peanuts characters in this play. Daring a typically frustrating day in the life of Charlie Brown (played by David Erdei of Lorain," the audience gets to meet the "Queen in Training," Lucy (played by Jayne Banish of Lorain), her little brother Linus (played by Mark Mears of Amherst), Beethoven's number one fan Schroeder (Bobby Chappo of Amherst), the irrepresible Patty (Kris Rybarczyk of Lorain), and of course, Snoope (Susan Wagner of Lorain). The play is directed by Teresea Jenkins with musical director David Erdie, accompanied by Susan Molck. This musical, suitable for the entire family, is staged Sept 17, 18,19,25,26, Oct. 1,2, and 3 at 8 p.m. There will also be two Sunday matinees on Sept 27 and Oct 4 at 3 pjn. Tickets are $7.50 each and may be reserved by calling the box office at 988-5613. At left, Jerry Leto looks over some of the 1,000 acres of sandstone quarries yet to be mined by employees, enough tor at least 300 years. Once floundering quarry blossoms under new ownership by QLEN MILLER News-Times reporter Ten years ago. the once booming center for which Amherst bad become known as the Sandstone Center of the World was nearly dead. The Cleveland Quarries were neglected and, with the exception of about eight employees, virtually dormant when they were purr based in 1996 by the American Stone Corporation. Today, they are a publicly owned entity with stock traded on the NASDAQ stock exchange under the symbol of AMST. Although they aren't as busy at they were decades ago. they have been economically revitalized thanks lo a dedicated group o/men and a i>ew demand fo? laisdalone in architecture. In two years, sales have jumped from $900,000 to more than $3 million and are projected to keep rising because of a rebirth in the use of sandstoni. "That's a food indication of where we've been and where we're going," sales representative Jerry* Leto said. "We're all motivated and care about what we're doing, and know the potential of what's here." Some of the mills are old and in need of repair, but there's a lot of sandstone still left in the old quarries, enough to be mined and cut for 300 years, he added. Leto used to work in real estate appraisal until he was recruited by operations manager Steve Mason in April of 1996 for his management skills. "This has been an education for me, but I love it and have learned a lot," he said. "I like being pert of helping to bring this place back to life and seeing what can be done; with it (sandstone)." The 1.000-acre facility u partially: in South Amherst although most of. it is in Amherst Township, and has; an estimated 336 million cubic feet of sandstone reserves. Among Us buyers has been computer software magnet Bill Gates, owner and founder of Microsoft. CONTINUED on page S 'Cemetery lady' decides to call it quits after 30 years by QLEN MILLER News-Times reporter Over the years, Hughett, 60, has served three mayors, met hundreds of mourners and stood by while aa estimated 900 people wars laid to rest in the cemetery lo> ceted off Telegraph Road, (Rt 1% ,fy^ , In etsnat maaaaekxei'>*~ ■ m*m es^ssBBsaeaj\mS%^tt*w*aa^amsaa She was encouraged to take the part-time job by her late father. 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|Title||Amherst News-Times, 1998-09-16|
|Date of Original||16-SEP-1998|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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