Amherst News-Times, 2001-10-24
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I Interested in joining auxiliary? — Page2 Workshop readies stage — Page 14 j Amherst News-Times Wednesday, October 24, 2001 Amherst, Ohio Keeping time: Harlans' hobby will bring two landmarks here by ERIK YORKE News-Times reporter Bill Harlan's 35-year hobby will soon bring two historical landmarks to the city of Amherst. Harlan, who has collected and restored antique clocks for more than three decades, will donate an antique Lorain street clock to the city of Amherst, prompting a Cincinnati company to donate a bicentennial bell to the city as well The two-faced street clock, according to Harlan, once sat on Broadway Avenue in Lorain right in front of the former Pistell ft Schneider jewelry store. Harlan, who once served as president of the Amherst Historical Society and still sits on the group's board of trustees, said that in 1940 the city of Lorain decided to remove the clocks and refurbish the street lights. The jewelry store opted to keep what Harlan called the guts of the clock, which he later purchased from Mar- jorie Pistell after the store had closed. Among "the guts" are the clock's original movement, two sets of wooden hands and a lead weight of more than 100 pounds that kept the clock moving in the days before such clocks were run by electricity. The original movement, a term which refers to the moving parts inside the clock; was made in 1890 by the Howard Co. "Howard was the big daddy of them all,*' Harlan said. "They made the best" After first considering giving the clock back to Lorain, the city where he was born and raised, Harlan decided to donate the clock to Amherst where he has lived with his wife, Elaine, since 1947. "I've been in Amherst since after the war and married an Amherst girl, so I figured this is where it belonged," Harlan said. "Downtown Amherst needs one." Harlan said that he approached a Cincinnati clock and bell company to restore the clock. The Verdin Company, established in 1842, is widely known for their work on such projects as the Carillon Bells in Dayton, and are the world's largest maker of such bells and street clocks. Verdin is currently undertaking the making of 88 bells, one for each Ohio county seat, commemorating the stale's bicentennial. After speaking with Verdin representative Kathy Dwier as well as members of the Verdin family about restoring die clock, the Verdin com- * pany decided to make an additional bicentennial bell for (he city of Amherst. The Verdin people are really gracious, nice people to work with," Harlan said. One of Harlan's most recent clock projects came from inside the same jewelry store the street clock once graced. Harlan came by a 10-foot jeweler's regulator clock, which still reads Pistell Sl Schneider on its glass front, after it had fallen into the hands of the Lorain Elk's Club. to Harlan, the dock was bdng destroyed by neglect and had been painted green. He and his wife have since restored the huge clock, both inside and out They even built an addition to their basement, as they didn't have any rooms large enough for the clock. "(Elaine's) always been interested in history and antiques," Harlan said. He met his wife shortly after the end of World War II. "When I got out of the Navy, I wanted to buy an ankle bracelet for a girlfriend at Cornell University," Harlan said. "I went to Nielsen's Dr. Bill and Elaine Harlan stand on either side of an old jeweler's regulator clock that they restored. The Harlans' love for antiques, clocks in particular, will result in the addition of an antique two-faced street clock on the downtown Amherst cityscape. Jewelry Store in Lorain and that's where I met Elaine." The Harlans have three children, Pamela, Hallie and Kirk, all of whom, Harlan said, share their parents' interest for history and Parade, trick-or-treating Sunday This year's annual Halloween Parade will take place on Sunday, Oct 28 from 4:30 pjn. to 5 pjn. The parade will begin at the San Spring building on Park Avenue and head west to town hall. Taking part in the parade this year, in addition to the costumed kids, will be the Amherat Steele High School marching band, the Comet Cadets and Cub Scout Troop 428 who, atong with the Brownies, will have a float in the parade. This will be the first Halloween parade float, according to Teresa Antonopoulos police dispatcher and parade coordinator. Individuals interested in registering for the costume contest should do so by 3 pjn. at the San Spring Building. Judging will start promptly at 4 pjn. Judges this year are city safety service director Sherrill McLoda, Rich Wolf from Rich's Auto Body Shop, Mark Costilow from the Amherst Cinema and both Judy Recknagle and Sally Brown-Van Nuys from The Mermaid's Tale. Glow necklaces will be given to the first 400 costume contestants, said Antonopoulos. There will be SO winners named in the contest, 10 from each of the five categories. Those categories are ages newbom-3 years old, 4-7 years old, 7-11 years old, 11 and up as well as a group category. "They come in all ages, all shapes and sizes," Antonopoulos said. The event is sponsored by the city of Amherst as well as the city's safety forces. The event is hosted by the Amherst Fire Department and the Amherst Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police. In case of inclement weather, the parade will be canceled and the costume contest will be held at die Amherst Fire Department Trick or treating will follow the parade from 5:30-7 pjn. Residents who wish to pass out candy should turn on their outside lights. Brazilian teen is charmed by exchange student's life by ERIK YORKE News-Times reporter Coming to a new school and a new town can be stressful, much less a new country. However, Janeiro Galhano, one of four exchange students to attend Marion L. Steele High School this year, said he wanted the experience. "I want to barn a new culture, a new style of life." Galhano said The 17-year-old is from the city of Fbuso Alegre in the state of Minas Gerais in Brazil, a city with a population of about 100,000 people. Galhano arrived in Amherst on Aug. 25 and will stay one year. While in Amherst, Galhano will he staying with Susan Nehls and her two children Kaytlyu, 15, and Brandon, 12. "I love them, they're so finny," Galhano said. "He's just saying that because he's forced lo be here." said Brandon. Galano, wbone favorite achooi subject is algebra, said that Steele High School was a big change from his high school in Brazil. "It's Very different from my school," Galhano said. "I think it's better." According to Susan Nehls, Galhano will have completed enough courses to finish high school while in Amherat Galhano said that he plans to return to Brazil to attend college where he will study physical therapy. "I warn to be a doctor," Galhano CONTINUED on page 13 50 cfents Rapper speeds on pike; gets rap for Sandro QaHiano, 17, of Brazil, la ono of tour attendlnQ Marion L. Steele High School thleyeor at tho home of Suaan Nohss in Amheral. Supers alsokno\ 29, of L with two last Wee three tou speeding Amherst. State : with the! discovera ijuana in was ridin antiques. "They're all interested in old stuff," Harlan said. o r- a :* TO C VI o X M a X X M M 3> O -^ TO <S> > H fJ < O*-^ r-l J> 8 t— 00 V) c n H m H -< o X Broadus, KyDogg, i charged emeanors o of his »pped for rnpike in officers, fing dog, s of mar Broadus The ra * ig lyrics frequently \% of mari juana, was •-* level and to Detroit on his "Puff, Puir, rass ilUUi" tour. The tour name itself is a reference to the proper marijuana-sharing etiquette. Broadus had performed in Cleveland on Tuesday night. Broadus is charged with two minor drug misdemeanors including possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia Two other individuals on the bus, Tracey L. Davis, 35, of Los Angeles and Tosha Hay ward, 30, of Los Angeles were also charged with drug misdemeanors. According to State Highway Patrol Lt Gary Lewis, two of the three tour bases were stopped for doing 77 mph in a 55 mph spetd zone. The bus was investigated for drugs after the odor of burnt marijuana was detected, according to a highway patrol press release. The release also said that the drug-sniffing dog located the marijuana in the cargo area of the bus, kept in six baggies. Lewis said that the street value for the 200 grams of marijuana is about $1,000. He added that Broadus was "polite and professional" during his interaction with the highway patrol officers. Broadus, Davis and Hayward each were summoned to appear in Oberlin Municipal Court and were then released. They are scheduled to appear there on Oct 30 at 8:30 a.m. It would be possible for Broadus to elect to have a legal representative attend the hearing in his place. CONTINUED on page 2 Fall music concert at Palace on Oct. 30 The Amherst schools choral music department will present "Music for America," a fall concert on Tuesday, Oct 30. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at the Lorain Palace Civic Center. Admission will be by donation. Performing groups will include the Steele Concert Choir, Women's Chorus, A Cappella Choir and Women's Jazz Choir. The concert will conclude with a special patriotic selection with all 220 voices of the combined choirs. The concert is matte possible, in part by the financial backing of the Amherat Choral Boosters. The next choral booster meeting will be held the second Taeaday of November begin- niag at 7 pjn. This meeting will e a discussion of the New York City tour. Pa- are aaM to i i s
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2001-10-24|
|Date of Original||24-OCT-2001|
|Submitting Institution||Ohio Historical Society|
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