May 25, 2015

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Riddle’s True Value, an Amherst landmark, to close soon

Jim Riddle (back to camera) of Riddle's True Value Hardware in Amherst helps a customer as his business winds down after 50 years. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

AMHERST — In the almost 50 years he’s worked at Riddle’s True Value Hardware, Jim Riddle has learned to take his customers’ money or take their word. “Do you see how many times I open the drawer and don’t put cash inside?” Riddle said with a grin as he stood behind his register at Riddle’s Read More…

Avon latest police department to offer Craigslist transaction safe zone

Internet commerce has opened up a virtual marketplace where buyers and sellers literally have the world at their fingertips. But along with the pros of conveniently buying goods online by way of sites such as Craigslist comes the possibility that a buyer might unwittingly put himself in harm’s way. There’s no shortage of news stories Read More…

H.S. Tennis: Avon Lake cruises to 2nd straight LCAAA title

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AVON LAKE — If it weren’t for the dominance of Avon junior Nico Mostardi, Avon Lake’s road to a second straight Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association boys tennis tournament championship would have been clear sailing. As it was, the Shoremen won four of the five championships en route to a 39-point performance and the team Read More…

Movie filmed in Amherst might not be screened there

AMHERST — A nationally distributed comedy filmed on the streets of Amherst last year may not be coming back to the small town any time soon. “The Bronze,” about a former Olympic bronze medalist written by “Big Bang Theory” star Melissa Rauch, who also starred in the film, was shot mostly in Amherst last summer. Read More…

Amherst man pushes his pluck, becomes first cited for too many chickens

AMHERST — For Timothy Scholl, it was two chickens too many. On March 30, Scholl became the first Amherst resident to get a citation for owning too many chickens on his property after police checked his yard and found six chickens in a coop outside. According to Amherst codified ordinance, someone living on less than Read More…

Amherst special-needs student will get her prom

Sarah Whorton is headed to prom. The 19-year-old daughter of Clarita and Joseph Whorton will put on her pink dress, long gloves and sparkly tiara Saturday afternoon for a night of dinner and dancing at her senior prom. Her date: Her father, Joseph. “It’s been a little bit of a process, but it’s all good Read More…

Family of special-needs student seeks Amherst prom age limit exception

Amherst Schools and the mother of a special-needs high school student are working to reach a resolution to allow the teenage girl to attend Saturday’s prom — possibly with her father as the escort — while still keeping with the district’s policy to prohibit adult dates at the event. Clarita Whorton knows exactly what she Read More…

Fatal crash victim identified as Amherst man

AMHERST — A 22-year-old Amherst man died Sunday morning after he apparently lost control of his 2001 Honda Civic and slammed into a tree on North Main Street. The driver was identified as Eric Young of Milan Avenue. Fire department and police reports were unavailable Sunday and police Lt. Dan Makruski said he didn’t know Read More…

High school softball: Fast start, all-around game carry Amherst past Nordonia

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AMHERST — A fast start was exactly what Amherst wanted against Nordonia. An all-around solid game was just what it needed. The Comets got both in defeating Nordonia 6-2 on a beautiful Sunday afternoon. Comets starter Zoe Beetler, energized by an early 3-0 lead, went all seven innings, while her defense made every play behind Read More…

Man killed when car strikes tree

AMHERST — A man was killed when he drove into a tree in the yard of a home at 814 N. Main St. around 9:40 a.m. today. Resident Malerie Dennis said she was inside her home playing with her young daughter and son when she heard a crash and saw a Honda Civic had crashed Read More…