Amherst News-Times, 2001-05-16
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Baccalaureate service planned — Page 6 First responder needs CC OK — pan* ft Amherst News-Time *.■> Wednesday, May 16, 2001 Amherst, Ohio I * It's raining, it's pourini and it's flooding his y< by YVONNE GAY Ward 1 councilman Terrence Traster points to the place where waters rush in on Jeff Henry's property. Henry said his properly gets slammed by rushing waters from all over the city. Newt-Tim** reporter On a nice day, a leisurely walk through Jeff Henry's back yard on Milan Avenue is an enjoyable experience, but if it rains, guests might need an inflatable raft instead of an umbrella. "You could go white water rafting back there," Henry told members of the city's Buildings and Lands Committee last Monday. "I can show you video tape. I want you all to come see it" According to Henry, during steady rainfalls the land in back of his 1072 Milan Avenue home gets slammed by waters which cascade in from his next door neighbor's home, parts of the township, city and vacant lot to the left of him. The Vet groups set Memorial Day plans Local residents will observe the Memorial Day holiday with several planned activities, including the following: FLAGS Flags will be placed at the gravesites on May 20 and removed on June 2 prior to each event Participants should meet at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1662 at 9 a.m. BROWNHELM SERVICES, SUNDAY, MAY 27 A parade will be held, and participants should line up at the comer of North Ridge and Claus Road south at 12:30 p.m. The parade will start at 1 p.m., proceeding west on North Ridge Road to the Brownhelm Cemetery where Memorial Day services will be observed at 2 p.m. There, members of the Historical Society will announce the names of those veterans buried at the cemetery. AMHERST SERVICES. MONDAY, May 28 An honors ceremony will be held; participants should meet at VFW Post 1662 at 6 ajn. to visit the following cemeteries: Middle Ridge. St Joseph's, Kendeigh Comers and Crown Hill. Following the honors ceremonies, the American Legion and other participants will form at Washington and Cleveland Av enue, and then proceed to the Cleveland Avenue Cemetery to render honors. Those members of the honors group participating in the parade will form at Forest Street and Cleveland Avenue. All other parade participants will line up by the Marion L. Steele High School on Washington Street prior to 9:30 a.m. The parade will start at 9:45 ajn. The parade route,is south on Washington, across Cleveland Avenue, south on Forest to Park Avenue and west to town hall. At town hall, formal services will be conducted from the band stand. The program will include an invocation, a welcome stgjteh. tq-Jjga-yor John Higgins, a talk by guest speaker Kenneth Sumphauzer, Memorial Day services. Civil War recognition and an American Legion benediction. Stumphauzer, who is Amherst city law director, was a captain in the U.S. .Air Force from 1969 to 1973. He was a navigator for the B-52 bomber, and flew 225 combat missions in southeast Asia. He is the recipient of the Distinguished Flying Cross, the Vietnam Cross of Gallantry, and 10 air medals. .-___g| tit 1, The winner and runnere-up in the Amherst Police Department's T-shirt slogan contest were presented with certificates and helmets last week. The grand prize went to Kristen Ureanik, for her slogan, I'm thinking clear when I wear my head gear." Winners, from left to right: Luke Elbert, 6, Erika Bauer, 5, Kristen Ureanik, 6, and Paige Kossow, 10. Kristen Ureanfc gets a first look at her new bike, presented by police chief Lonnie Dillon. Girl, 6, wins police slogan contest The winner of the Amherst Police Department's T-shirt slogan contest is 6-year-old Kristen Ureanik, a student at St Joseph School. Ureanik's slogan, "I'm thinking clear when I wear my head fear," caned her a new bicycle from Dele's Bike Shop. Ureanik, along with three runners up were given prizes during a small awards ceremony last Thursday, at the Amherst Police Department Runners up received a plaque of recognition, bicycle safety helmet and T-shirt; the plaque will be mounted, framed and at a up were: Paige I'm thinking clear when I wear my head gear' is it Kossow, 10, of Harris Elementary School, for "Protect the part that makes you smart" Erika Bauer, 5, of Powers Elementary School for "Before you ride, strap your head inside." And Luke El- ben, 6, of St Joseph School for "Helmets rule...the ultimate tool." Sgt Dan Jasinski, dispatcher Teresa Antonopoulos and police chief Ironnie Dillon studied more than 243 entries before Tflr,*,t their final ihrlrioiMi "They were all so good. It was a pretty tough decision," Antonopoulos said just before the presentations were made. "We would like to thank everyone who participated." Students participating in the contest were asked to think of a one five-to-eigbt-wotd slogan lo accompany the shirt's picture. The shirts were of to encourage children to wear safety helmets while riding bicycles, scooters or in-line skates. Children spotted wearing their safety helmets by bicycle patrol officer Jasinski, will be given a coupon for a free T-shirt and ice cream t Hastee Tastee. lie shirts are a pan of the polite department's new Bicycle Helmet Program, Sponsors, who donated prizes for the contest included Impressions, Dale's Bike Shop, the Amherst Fire Department the Amherat Fraternal Order of Police and Lodge 122. "Without them, we would never had been able to give prizes," An- $ rushing waters are then concentrated in a 946-foot area at the back of his home. "I think the city's Milan project would simply wash away if (my flooding problem) isn't taken care of first," he told committee members. Henry said before he moved into the early 20th-century home, which includes 2.5 acres of property, over one year ago, he noticed that the basement had showed some signs of water damage. He said he thought the problem could be easily solved with a good retiling and seal job. However, his hopes quickly diminished after his property began to take a beating with last year's high rainfalls. His property was flooded with fast moving water four times. "All the water is forced out through a small area between my house and my neighbor's house. It's a pretty serious current" Henry said after the meeting. After discovering the flooding incidents, he sought the help of First Ward councilmember Terrence Traster, and later city engineer Mill Pommeranz was brought in. According to Traster, the Milan Avenue area has suffered from water problems for quite some time. About 300 yards along Milan Avenue including several s jc streets can get up to one foot of water during a heavy rain pour. The water affects 12 to 14 homes and can cause flooded basements in at least three to four of them. "You get to this point and your car could start stalling out" Traster explained, as he drove through the area. "Some residents would have CONTINUED on page 15 Keressi Januzzi Two area attorneys to face off for judge by PAUL MORTON News-Times reporter And then there were two. Voters last Tuesday narrowed the field of candidates for judge of the Oberlin Municipal Court from 10 to two, electing Democrat Tom Januzzi and Republican John Keressi in their parties' primary elections. The two will now square off in die November general election. According to unofficial results from the Lorain County Bond of Elections, Januzzi received 1,137 votes, or 27.01 percent of Democratic ballots cast Oberiin city solicitor Eric Severs came in second in the Democratic primary with 975 votes, or 23.16 percent of the vote. Januzzi said he was pleased with the results, but he also could have been happy if the election had turned out differently. "I was prepared for it to happen one way or the other," Januzzi said. "We were so happy with the way the campaign went it's like I tell the kids I coach, you go out and prepare the best you can, then whatever happens you know you did your best." Januzzi, who did not use billboards or television advertising in the primary campaign, said he would continue his same strategy in the fall campaign. "My strategy has been to present my resume to the voters," Januzzi said. "That's why we sent out the flyers and ran newspaper ads with ail my experience listed. The idea was to spend our money presenting my qualifications." Keressi collected 850 votes, or 42.38 percent of the Republican vote, according to unofficial results. Susan Ward came in second place with 699 votes, or 34.85 percent of the vote. Keressi said he was happy after winning the nomination, but he said he felt he had a victory of sorts even before the first vote was cast 'First of all, let me give praise to my Lord Jesus Christ" Keressi said. "He led me through some really difficult times in the past six months, so I felt like I had a major victory already. After that it didn't really matter whether I won or not" Keressi said he, too, will use the same strategy for the November election. "It's pretty much a grassroots campaign," Keressi said. "I believe I have support from a wide base." The winning candidate in November will replace Oberiin Municipal Court judge Martin Heberiing, who is retiring at the end of this year, his 26th year on the bench. 'Pooper scooper' law fails in council hands by YVONNE QAY Nowa-Tlmoo reporter Two few council committee members last week were wilting to /upport a "pooper scooper" law, forcing reeideats who wait their dogs to cany a means of picking op any leftovers left behind. As a result the proposed pooper Only Pint Wart coaar*>member Jennifer Wasilk voted to saw it During the Police and Pire Coos- tor Scott Soman and Amherst police chief Lonnie Dillon both spake of the difficulty of enforcing the "First of all, you must aee a mta- demeanor happening in order to enforce it" Dillon said. "In moat , we would be relying on a wit- Then, what would we do with the evidence?" While at his home on Wday, Dillon mid. "People with common aeMe*ould already know Aatdtoy need to pick up after their CONTINUED on pnge 7 t *-> ■>'<•*. .... ^~*r%wWmta
|Title||Amherst News-Times, 2001-05-16|
|Date of Original||16-MAY-2001|
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