Amherst News-Times, 2001-08-22
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New car dealer comes home — Page 3 Homecoming festivities set — Page 3 Amherst News-Time Wednesday, August 22, 2001 Amherst, Ohio n t-» o o o mil r~ 00 M t-t C C/i O O 3 X CO < X M c m m </) r- C/) ts 3 H M » O ^ 33 IS 3> m ro < o ^ m 3> «s> ry> I Local Ames store to close in Octobe by ERIK YORKE News-Times reporter Some area shoppers are shocked and some are disappointed to learn that the Ames department store on 190 Millstone Lane is going out of business. The Amherst Ames is among IS in the state to be closed by October, according to a press release issued last week. "It's kind of shocking," said Ames shopper Beck Neeley. Neeley said that she had come to shop at Ames numerous times, and was surprised as the store had only been in Amherst since 1999. Other shoppers echoed Neeley's sentiments. "I hate to see any place go out of business," said shopper Clark Strader. "It makes it harder on the people that work here." Strader added that he hopes that another store moves in after Ames leaves. Another Ames shopper. Reflate Canterbury agreed. "I was a little disappointed when they closed Hills," Canterbury said of the store that used to occupy the Ames building. Ames bought Hills in 1998. Canterbury added that she thought the Ames in Elyria would have been a better choice for the company to close, citing that she felt Amherst was more centrally located in Lorain County. Other Ames stores to close in Northeast Ohio are in Akron, Can ton, Willowick and Bedford. The closings are a result of financial losses by the company in the past eight of nine quarters. According to Ames Spokesperson Amy Romano, the decision of which stores to close was entirely performance based. Store management at the Amherst Ames declined comment on the matter. About 50 store. w IS) "Every effort to move (store employees) to neighboring stores," Romano said. She added that for those employees who could not be relocated to another Ames store, severance packages will be offered. Welcome back: school resumes tomorrow New principal, teachers greet high school crew There will be a lot of new faces at Marion L. Steele High School this year. Principal Michael Dixon is one of 11 people beginning new positions at the school. "I'm honored and humbled to be leading this high school as one of its administrators," Dixon said. "1 can promise (parents) we'll provide the best possible educational experience.*' Dixon comes to Marion L. Steele from Plymouth High School, roughly 44 miles to the southwest of Amherst, Dixon said. Also new to Steele are Marie Lowrie (television productions), Steele graduate Tabitha Chorak (math), Joe Todd (network communications in conjunction with the Lorain County Joint Vocational School), Joanna Sherry (social studies and softbali coach), Chris Barbara (band), Chad DiFranco (art), Ruth Yuhasz (family and consumer sciences), Kim Farkus (cook). Colleen Falbo (records secretary) and Donna Templeton (principal's secretary). A student type-A lunch will cost $2.25 this year. There will also be numerous a la carte items. According to associate principal Tom Lehman, there will be a minor change in the school's dress code. This year clothing leaving one's shoulders uncovered will be prohibited. Though there are new major programs, Dixon said that an emphasis will be placed on student involvement. He said that since he is new, he doesn't want to implement too many changes this * soon. Enrollment this year will be approximately 1,280 students. Du xon said. Though overcrowding may be a problem initially, Dixon said that there will be 14 new classrooms added to the building by the 2002-2003 school year. At press time, a new parking lot was under construction on the east side of the building. Dixon said that the parking lot is supposed to be completed by the first day of school, Aug. 23. Other expansions to the building to take place within the next few years will be a new science wing, more space for the band and music areas and a new cafetorium, Lehman said. The key word for this year is flexibility," Dixon said of the construction which will be taking place throughout the year. Four new teachers join staff of middle school The first few weeks of school will be a bit more comfortable for some Shupe Middle School students and teachers. Among some other changes around the school, rooms that did not have air conditioners now have window units, according to Shupe principal Greg Ring. Another major difference at the school will be the presence of four new teachers. Wendy Kerschner will teach fifth grade, Erin Kinser will teach sixth grade, Colenc Walker will be the new Special Education teacher and Jeff Myers will teach band. Another more minor change at Shupe pertains to the lighting. Ring said that all of the building's lights have been updated. Students should report to school by 8:40 a.m. The school day will end at 3:10 p.m. Ring said that students should try to be at school a little early. Lunch costs $2 with milk and juice sold separately for 40 cents. Though there are no new programs at Shupe this year, Ring said that they plan to continue their Character Education Program. This will be the second year for that program. Ring said that he expects 630 students to be enrolled this year. "We've had a huge increase in enrollment," Ring said. There will be approximately 40 more students this year than last CONTINUED on page 7 Above, custodians Richard Giran and Henry Gonzalez prepare Junior High School guidance counselor Georgeane Poplar re- Marion L. Steele High School for the return of students, while ports back to work a little early to get ready for the coming school (below) parents and students stock up on supplies, and Nord year. Precious Moments traveling museum to visit A 53-foot traveling museum, showcasing one of the world's most popular collectibles, is traveling «oast-io-coast to help raise breast cancer awareness. It is making a slop in Amherst on Thursday, Aug. 23 at Ridge HiU Collectibles at 400 Tenney Avenue from 3-8 pjn. Eneaoo Group Inc., maker of gifts and collectibles, is sponsoring the first national Precious Moments Pink Ribbon Quik Collection to honor people whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. The quik colkctioa is being created ia conjunction with the company's annual Precious Moments Care-A-Van lour. From April lo December, the Care-A-Van will travel to onto than 90 cities nationwide to collect quilt squares and showcase one of the world's most popular collectibles. Visitors will have the opportunity to find out how ihey can be involved in the quilt collection or drop off one of their band-crafted quik squares. Cotton quilt squares will be collected and assembled to create special "Pink Ribbon" quilts. They will be donated to the National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organisations (NABCO) and other charitable organizations for their fiindraising efforts. Enesco hopes to collect 2.002 handcrafted quilt squares, which can be dropped off at any of the 90 van stops or seat by December 15,2001 to: PM Pu* Ribbon Quilt Co-action, 1 South 450 Summit A> Suite 320, Oakbrook Terrace, Illinois, 60181. "We created the Precious Mo- menu quilt collection so that the millions of Americans whose lives have been touched by breast cancer can make an enduring tribute to their loved ones." said Julie Gwak- ney, director of marketing for the Precious Moments collection. "We're very proud to be the catalyst far this important endeavor, which will unite women and families nationwide." Further information on die quik collection Is available on Eneaco's Web site at www^neaoacom. "We're very excited to be a partner in the natioaal Precious Mo- ; Care-A-Van sour, which will help raise awareness of a disease that affects so many people," said Amy Langer, executive director of NABCO. According to Langer, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer ia women in the U.S., affecting one out of every nine women. It also is the leading cause of cancer death. NABCO is the leading non-profit information and education resource on breast cancer and a network of 400 organisations providing detection, treatment and cam so sbou- (www Jtabaxcrg) alio provides information to The Precious Moments Care-A- Van tour offers visitor the opportunity to learn about the Precious Mo- ments collection, including how the figurines are created, die story of how the collection began and to wit- ness the special features that have captured the hearts of collectors nationwide. Visitors to this year's lour will receive a pink ribbon from NABCO to show support of sentiment or expression. In Enesco unveiled the Precious Moments collection in 1978. featuring 21 teardrop mod porcelain figurines bearing inspira- Today. the coUec- 1.400 figur- a to raising awareness of breast cancer through the quik collection and van tour, Enesco is raising money far NABCO from the sale of a special Precious Moments figurine. The figurine, entitled "Life is Worth Fighting For." features a' blonde girl wearing boxing gloves with a pink ribbon on her shirt. Tha ribbon is the symbol far breast cancer awareness. They will make a brunette version of est well, releasing it ia daw far Cancer Awareness Month ia: October. A the NABCO. purtion of the will be
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2001-08-22|
|Date of Original||22-AUG-2001|
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