Amherst News-Times, 2001-02-21
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I [___ Animal exhibitors must take class — Page 3 Clocks topic of AHS meeting — Page 3 Amherst News-Tim. - .- o _ d <* X X - r z z> Z Ti - A m n -. f Wednesday, February 21, 2001 At left, Winter Homecoming king Greg Norman and queen Katy Pope are crowned during festivities during the basketball games Saturday night. At right, the attendants include Nick Saadipour and Royal courtship Jessica Kildow, Steven Greenleaf and Alicia Horn, Ryan Nowicki and Kamie Wilson, Norman and Pope, Derek Kokinda and My- chelle Gray, Josh Bolen and Nicki Trent, and Stephen Banyan and Roxann Smith. With family's love, boy has miracle comeback from car crash injuries by JASON TOMASZEWSKI News-Times reporter Courage and determination don't even begin to tell the story of Travis Mead. lite 13-year-old Amherst boy fought back from a devastating car crash that left him paralyzed, to find himself riding a four-wheeler again. "We are just so grateful," Travis's mother Robin said. "I put my trust in God that he would be alright" Travis was on his .way to school early on SepL 21, 2000. His brother Brandon was driving in the hazy moming weather. As Brandon attempted to make a turn, he failed to see the dark pick up truck that was closing in on him Irom the opposite direc tion. The truck hit the front quarter panel on the passenger side. It was later determined that the truck did not have its lights on at the time of the accident. Brandon was able to walk away from the car, but Travis was not as fortunate. Police and Fire were called to get Travis out of the vehicle. It was at that time that Brandon telephoned his mother who works in Amherst "I got a call from Brandon telling me that there had been a crash," Robin said. "He told me that he was alright, but that Travis had been hurt I left to go to the scene." When Mrs. Mead arrived Travis was still inside the car. It would be several minutes before authorities would be able to get him into an ambulance. "There was some trouble with the Life Flight, so they put Travis in an ambulance and took him to the Amherst Hospital," Robin explained. "Once we got there, they put him right into the helicopter and to Cleveland Metro Hospital." It was while he was at Metro that doctors discovered two blood clou on the left side of Travis's brain. Emergency surgery was performed to remove the clots, however, Travis would remain in the intensive care unit for 13 days. "When they pulled him from the car I knew that he was hurt, but I didn't know CONTINUED on page 2 .'■•» tf&SS* '<&.<;*, > .' -«_» • * • '-. ■ ■:•■■• " ".- --'■*■'.■ > K^'-'"'^ :*___ ' Travis Mead is all smiles after surviving a near fatal car crash. Travis hopes to show his horse again at the Lorain County Fair. Education center is growing up by JASON TOMASZEWSKI News-Tlm_* reporter Happy Birthday Rita! It's not exactly Rita Garcia's birthday, but rather the one-year anniversary of her early childhood education school in South Amherst Garcia has worked with children for several years, but always far someone other than herself. It was about twp yean ago that she decided to go into business for herself. She was already a certified sdmini- saetor for children, but lacked a facility to house her new endeavor. 1 have been a lifelong resident of Lorain," Garcia said. "But the analysts work that I did showed that there wu a big need for a service of this type in Amherst But when I saw what the rent was in Amhent, I decided an South Amhent" According lo Garcia, the company that gave her the loan to start the business found the building that now is home to the Early Ouldhood Bdwatkwt School. Once the building was ready, it was time to bring in tbe children. On opening day in 2000 only five children were in -arndancc, however, as word spread about the CONTINUED on page 6 Students at Rla't Early CNUhood E&jctfion School wot* wth a teacher on tha day'a leeaon, whle others watch a video and play on a compu ter. Rita I the echooi I tt» one yew anniversary o< Outstanding teen earns two military academy offerings by JASON TOMASZEWSKI News-Times reporter "Off we go," or "Follow me?" That it the question that Ryan Hefroo must answer. Hefron was recendy offered appointment to attend the United Stales Air Farce Academy in Colorado. His dilemma lies in the tact that he bar also been offered appointment to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point nrKiritini, There are a lot of good pojirti abont both schools," He-ran arid. "At West Mot yon have all of le Ua-ttton, bat the Air Force Academy is very technology baaed." One matt be an frVfiMurt student lo receiv to any of the military (aaa Rysn Hsfron ffprtftn The Lorain f*!/**^-* senior from Amhent is cany- iag a 4.25 made point average on a 4.0 acale. He his CONTINUED on pnge •
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2001-02-21|
|Date of Original||21-FEB-2001|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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