Amherst News-Times, 2000-07-26
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J \ Beware of new stop sign — Page 2 Swim team does it again and again — P t i l i i Amherst News-Time a-**—*-* £* D 'O X X - >X H >-l CD < X M < «"> -s ■n j> -s ] Wednesday. July 26, 2000 Amherst, Ohio "he cat is a hat... Sometimes the cat in the hat Just isn't enough for Natalie, as she performs a song during vaca tion bible school last Friday at St. Peter's Church. She prefers to make her cat a hat. Stu dents learned a lot about animals during the weak of "Ark Adventure" and were invited to bring their stuffed pets to school for the finale event. Man goes from rock music to a stone career by VICKIE HAUFF News-Times correspondent Nearly three decades ago. Bill Logos happened upon a revolutionary idea that has changed the face of many homes. Logos Stone Company, located at 46025 Middle Ridge Road, has been in the stone veneering business since the mid 1970s when Bill stoned his neighbor's house, just for the fun of it Word got around and soon other residents started asking him to stone their homes as well. Stone veneering is still relatively rare but Logos gets work all over northeastern Ohio from builders and homeowners who want an alternative approach to siding. Logos, a Lakewood native, was a singer in the rock group Rapid Transit back in the late 1960s, but when the band broke up in the early 1970s, he went to Georgia and went to work in another rock business. Logos took work with a stone mason who was experimenting with stone veneering. "With the veneering, you can stone your house without a holding ledge so the stone doesn't tall, it just stays where you put it," Logos explained. "Ordinary stone is usually about four inches thick and must be layered in traditional ledgework, but the veneering can be laid flatly against mortar." Bill Logos is at Logos Stone Company, located at 46025 Middle front. Ridge Road, the house with all the stone ornaments for sale out Working with natural stone is the stone only comes in certain color well, but sold his molds because he preferred method for Logos but he shades and shapes, lie said. "No no longer had time for it Landscap- will use a manufactured stone when two jobs look exactly alike with the ing stone lias become a popular item requested. natural stone." as well. "Natural stone comes in an un- Logos also used to mold his own Stone veneering can be used on limited variety while manufactured lawn ornaments, which he sells as interior as well as exterior walls, fireplaces or just about anything the buyer desires. Builders have been using Logos Stone Company for years on new homes and customers can also re-side their home with stone veneering. Logos originally got work from happy customers and hadn't planned on starling a business, but demand of the service, coupled with Bill's talent warranted a full-fledged business to be bom. Soon he had a staff of six working for him and about 30 builders hiring him in the Cleveland area. Ninety percent of his business comes from builders building new homes but do-it-yourselfers can purchase the material and do the work themselves. Limestone, fieldstone and quartz, among other natural stone, are the normal raw materials used for the veneering, which Logos purchases from Ohio, Indiana, Georgia, Tennessee and North Carolina. He then cuts the stone into two- inch veneering on his eight-acre property, which he shares with his wife, Phyllis. Landscaping stone has also become a large part of the business with everything from sidewalk stone to water falls. Recently, the Logoses' opened Wrap City, a fast food restaurant at the Landings in Avon Lake specializing in Tortilla wrapped foods.The couple must now split their time between the businesses and hope to open another chain soon in AmhersL For more information on Logos Stone Company, look for the house of stone with a yard full of decorative garden statues next to Dairy Queen on Middle Ridge Road. CC member In Washington to testify before Congress i Amherst city council member David Williams was in Washington, D.C., to testify before Congrats last week. Williams, who is director of government relations for Invacare Corporation of Elyria, was with Congressman Sherrod Brown, as they testified at a hearing highlighting the financial struggle imposed on home health care providers by the 1997 Balanced Budget Act Medicare cuts. Williams testified on behalf of Invacare Corporation, te world's largest manufacturer and distributor of medical equipment and supplies for pott acute care, and the board of directors of the American Association for Homecare (AAH). He asked Congress to repeal the BBA's proposed IS percent reduction ia payments to home health ly^^t Ha alto called tor a restoration of the annual cost of living adjustments for home medical equipment services and congressional oversight of efforts to reduce the Medicare fee schedules for durable medical equipment Williams told Congress that studies show that home health care it cost effective, clinically appropriate and patient preferred, "Things such as the use of irjacf-agf materials to make wheelchairs and mobility aids lighter, and the application of micro-chip computer technology in implantable devices used to dispone critical medication, make It possible for the care received in the home to equal or exceed that received in a hospital, at a fraction of the cost," Williams said, "Today it it common tea Motet— b—eflytaty to undergo clteweOteitpy in te comfortable ttBTogndingt of his or her own home, a feat that was inconceivable just a few years ago." Walters pointed out that the Balanced Budget Act included a freeze on the Medicare fee schedules for durable medical equipment for the years 1998 through 2002. This cut was in addition to a 30 percent reduction in the feet paid for home oxygen therapy. Williams said te impact of te cuts hat been devastating oo many small businesses. Since 1997, he said, there has been a dramatic increase ia unrecoverable debt with many customers filing bankruptcy. Williams said Invacare hat done itt beat to assist its customers by avoiding price in- but the cost of raw fuel and labor have it ttapofslble te te CONTMUEDen page 2 Local pastor and sons enjoy active roles in church life Reverend Peter Kerlin was ordained an Elder of the United Methodist Church (UMC) during an annual conference in June. Pastor Pete, as he is better known, is pastor of te Old Stone United Methodist Church in Amherst A 1994 graduate of Ohio University, Kerlin received a bachelor of spfXM.li.red studies in human relationships degree before attending Seminary School at te Pittsburgh Theological Institute where he received tut master's of divinity. He was ordained a deacon ih 1998. Pastor Pete also hat two toot following in hit footsteps. Peter, 17 and a senior at Marion L. Steele High School, wit recently elected to the position of president of te East Ohio Youth Annual Conference for the UMC for 2000-2001. "This hat been a dream of Peter'e since he wit about eight yean old," says Rebecca Kerlin, Pnaor IWi wife and meter of Peter and younger brother PtsUMp. OONTMUfp on page 2 J
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2000-07-26|
|Date of Original||26-JUL-2000|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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