Amherst News-Times, 2000-10-11
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-, V • Choirs plan free concert for all — Page 2 Property taxes topic of meeting — Page 3 .• Amherst News-Timer Wednesday, October 11. 2000 Amherst. Ohio ■ r- _) - - S a a t? < r. .- - .-• Church St. home is tree house for a da> 3> O "K 35 • 3> M *. < .-: ■«•. rn a . Francis Husky woke early last Wednesday morning to a rather unusual alarm. It was the sound of a giant tree from his front yard crashing through the window of the guest bedroom in his Church Street residence. "I knew right away that it was the tree," stated a surprisingly upbeat Huslcy, as he viewed the damage. "I had been meaning to take the tree down but never got around to it" The tree was knocked down by the strong winds associated with a string of severe thunderstorms the area had been experiencing. Husley, 84, is a former chemistry teacher at Amherst High School where he taught the subject for 34 years. Some of his former students aided in the removal of the tree. ;Greg Wensel is a former student of mine," said Husley. "He is the one working the crane." Sherrill McLoda, who is Husley's insurance agent and the city's safety-service director, is also a former student. Husley, who has lived in the house for 20 years, said that he was startled at first, but once he knew it was the tree he was calm. "The tree came down at 3:30 (a.m.)," he stated casually. "I went downstairs and sat in the living room and had a cup of coffee and some orange juice. Then, at 7:30. I called Sherrill and she took care of everything else." Husley commented that all of his neighbors were concerned once they saw the tree and came over to see if he was injured. "There is a group of about 20 people who live around here who are old friends," said Husley. "You can always depend on them to help you ouL" Edwards Tree Service arrived to remove the tree from the damaged roof which, according to Husley, is only one month old. "I just paid to have that roof put on a month ago," stated Husley. "I guess the insurance agency gets to pay for it this time." When asked how he felt now that everything was under control Husley simply said, "I'm glad I was in the other room." Francis Husley looks on as workers remove parts of a tree that fell on his home. According to Husley, repairs will take several months. City will reimburse meter reader bit by dog Who says that dogs only attack mailmen? For that matter who says that dogs only attack men? That was not the case recendy when a female meter reader employed by the city's utilities department was bitten on her backside by an angry dog. According to discussions that look place during last week's council committee meetings, Jessie Ro- tuno was making her rounds of Am herst homea taking down meter readings for the city, when she approached a home that had not had its meter read in some time. What Rotuno didn't know was that the person living at the residence — a renter — phones in his readings to the utility department every month. However, his phone ins are only recorded in the billing log, not the read log. Rotuno proceeded with into the fenced-in yard. She was unaware that only a few feet from her there was a dog asleep under a tree. She completed her reading and proceeded to exit the yard. It was at that time that the dog woke up and was startled by Rotuno's presence. The dog then ran up from behind and took a bite out of Rotuno. She quickly exiled the yard and reported to the emergency room where she was treated for the wounds. Rotuno had hoped that the homeowner's insurance would cover the cost of her medical attention, but because the person living in the house is a renter, the insurance refused her claim. Rotuno then took her case to Amherst City Council, who proposed an ordinance authorizing the city to pay her $500 as partial reimbursement for the medical bills and other expenses resulting from the dog bite. This past Monday council decided to pass the ordinance onto the second reading so as to give city law director Ken Stumphauzer time to investigate the legal ramifications of the incident Rotuno's case brought about a debate among council members on the city's laws regarding vicious dogs. According to city ordinances, a dog is either vicious by breed (pit bull), or if the dog has bitten someone already. No action has been taken against the dog or its owner. It was reported that the lady meter reader completed her rounds before reporting to the hospital emergency room for stitches and was on duty for work the next day. 'Maze of Gothic Horrors' is Workshop design by JASON TOMASZEWSKI News-Times reporter Hayrides, pumpkin patches, and apple cider. These are the dungs that come to mind when you think •bout October, and these are the things that you will find at Penton's Farm Market on North Ridge Road in Amherst : Every year the friendly people at Penton's invite local grade schoolers to visit Penton's Pumpkin Patch. This event helps children learn about various fall-inspired dungs like cider making and how to make pea- ant butter. The educational program is led by Kirsten Hill, and encourages the children to participate by Answering questions and tatting the cider and peanut butter they just saw being made. When the indoor program is finished, the children are escorted outside where they take part in a cornstalk maze. The intricate maze is cut out of the com field and ends in a clearing where the children can pick out their own pumpkin. When all of the children have selected a pumpkin they are all led onto a giant tractor for a hayride. The ride weaves its way around the farmland before driving through the com field and (hopping the children off at the start of the maze. This is where the children select which of four activities they want to participate in next They can choose between the Midnight Maze, the Play Patch, the Rhymin' Pines, or the Cat-A-Pumpkin. The Midnight Maze consists of three trailers that have been attached CONTINUED on page 3 Kkto Jump into the fray In March of the perfect pumpkin. >
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2000-10-11|
|Date of Original||11-OCT-2000|
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