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3 Mayor’s Welcome 12 Education 4 City Of Amherst 15 Health & Wellness 5 South Amherst 17 Homes & Real Estate 6 Library 19 Parks & Recreation 7 Spotlight: Nordson 20 Community

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8 Main Street Amherst 22 Street Map 0 Business & 1 24 Dining Guide Community Leaders 25 Advertising Index

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ON THE COVER: Area business & community leaders at the Amherst Public Library. See special section, page 10. PHOTOGRAPHER: Michael Ciu, Studio Q Photography. Published by Image Builders Marketing Inc. for the City of Amherst and Main Street Amherst. For advertising information email info@imagebuildersmarketing.us or call 440-346-4482 Copyright Š 2019, all rights reserved. www.imagebuildersmarketing.us

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It is the spirit of our community that makes Amherst a wonderful place. Come and see for yourself why our residents and businesses are proud to call Amherst home. With amenities like the Lorain County Metro Park facilities, plentiful dining and shopping options, affordable housing, premier safety forces and city service personnel, Amherst is THE place to raise your family.

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The Amherst Magazine & Community Guide is made possible by the generous sponsorship of your friends and neighbors - the local individuals and businesses highlighted inside. This guide will help you keep up with what's new, serve as a reference, and emphasize those who make Amherst a wonderful community. Please support them when you shop, dine, or are in need of services.

In closing I would like to say thank you to the residents of Amherst for allowing me the privilege of continuing to serve as your Mayor. I hope you will join me in experiencing all that Amherst has to offer and see why life is better here! Mark Costilow Mayor, City of Amherst www.amherstohio.org www.amherstohio.org

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City Overview

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by Jami Anderson, Administrative Assistant

A log cabin built next to a stream was the first land clearing in the Amherst area. Since Jacob Shupe’s settlement in 1811 approximately 12,000 residents now call Amherst home. Among the first commercial establishments were a gristmill, sawmill and several quarries. Today the City has 342 businesses that employ close to 8,400 people. When you see all that happens in our city, you will find that it is because of the involvement of our business community, our churches, and our residents that make us home. Our residents enjoy superb safety

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and service forces, low utility rates, and housing options for new families, empty-nesters and those in between. Visit the Amherst Historical Village, spend an afternoon in our walkingfriendly downtown area, browse the quaint shops and store fronts throughout the city, enjoy lunch or dinner at a variety of dining options and explore much more! The city’s parks have something for everyone. Maude Neiding Memorial Park has an outdoor public swimming pool, a unique wooden play structure, and pavilions for picnic rentals. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial located on N. Lake Street honors the ninetyeight Lorain County men who paid the ultimate price for our country during the Vietnam conflict.

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The Lorain County Metro Parks offers 65 acres of mature woodlands and floodplains with a 1.2 mile paved walking trail at their Beaver Creek Reservation and an indoor pool and workout facility located inside the Mercy Wellness Center. Overall, Amherst offers big city services with small, hometown amenities. Our goal is to continue to preserve Amherst’s history while moving the city forward for future generations. The City of Amherst has a statutory  Continued on page 6


government, administered by a full-time mayor. The auditor, law director, and treasurer are elected part-time positions. Council members are elected to two-year terms. Four members serve one of the city’s four wards and three members serve as at large representatives. The council president is elected and serves as the eighth member of council. Committee meetings are held the first and third Monday of the month and regular meetings are held the second and fourth Monday of the month. All meetings are held at city hall and open to the public. Whether you are a current resident or contemplating a move here you will find that we are a city that continues to grow and thrive as a community. Being neighborly has not gone by the wayside here in Amherst. Come and be a part of what we have to offer!

The Welcoming Community of South Amherst The Village of South Amherst is an example of what one’s vision of what “Small-town America” should be. A diverse population of many different backgrounds and desires came together to establish South Amherst one hundred and one years ago. The founders of the Village had a vision of a town where people could live, play, work and worship with their family, friends and neighbors. The ideals that were in place back then when the Village and “Home of the Largest Sandstone Quarry in the World” came into being, are still in place today. As time goes on, the Village has kept pace with modern advancements to best serve its’ residents. Ideally located with access to interstate highways, rail and air transportation, the Village is within easy access to major metropolitan areas. Small in size, the Village of South Amherst has all the services that larger municipalities have, plus the uniqueness of both a rural and urban setting in which to live and Dave Leshinksi, thrive. For more information, visit Mayor, www.villageofsouthamherst.com. South Amherst www.amherstohio.org

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Library

Amherst Public Library‌The Place For Lifelong Learning Thank you for helping the Amherst Public Library have a great 2018! We saw 121,680 visitors come through our doors and circulated over 173,000 physical items and 27,000 digital items. We served the community through our many online services and free online courses. We provided materials to patrons of all ages, homebound and at facilities, through our outreach services. Our Adult Services and Youth Services departments presented 678 programs for 16,889 children, teens, adults, and seniors! We have made a variety of other on-site improvements and additions to better serve our patrons, including Launchpad Learning tablets for early and juvenile readers, a large program presentation screen, improved interior lighting, and simplified series labeling to make it easier to keep up with your favorite authors. We’re off to a great start for 2019 with new titles being added to our physical and digital collections every week, multiple programs for all ages every month, and a brand-new portable Wi-Fi Hotspot lending program. The Amherst Public Library looks forward to continuing to grow with our community! For more information, including hours and events, visit www.amherstpubliclibrary.org.

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Don Dovala, Director, Amherst Public Library

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Business Spotlight (O.H.I.O.), The Oberlin Early Childhood Center, The Center for Leadership in Education, the Cityview Neighborhood Center and Common Ground. This spirit of paying it forward evolved into the company’s corporate policy of donating five percent of domestic pretax earnings to the communities in the United States that major Nordson facilities call home.

Nordson employees lend a helping hand to Solutions Family Park.

Nordson Employees Give Back to Community Founded in Amherst by the Nord family in 1954, Nordson has been committed to giving back since the very beginning. Nordson’s tradition of corporate responsibility began in Lorain County, with the company leading local initiatives like The Oberlin Historical and Improvement Organization

While Nordson aids its international communities as a global corporate citizen, the company continues to honor its roots, committing more than $725,000 to Northeast Ohio causes since November. Employees contribute to The Nordson Impact, a combination of six outreach programs for employees to actively engage in community philanthropy. Last year alone, Nordson employees volunteered more than 7,400 service hours in The Nordson Impact’s Time ‘n Talent program and raised $1.1 million for the A Time to Give program, of which Amherst employees and volunteers raised $146,333. As the company looks to the future, Nordson’s dedication to giving back never changes.

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At Nordson, we develop the precision technology behind products people rely on every day. We have a long history of giving back to the community and encourage our employees to make a positive impact in the ways that are most meaningful to them. Learn about opportunities at Nordson at nordson.com/careers. www.amherstohio.org

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and organizations to protect and preserve the heritage.

In an effort to preserve Amherst’s heritage, the city was

pleased to receive the designation of Main Street Amherst in 2002. Main Street Amherst is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to promote and maintain an economically vital historic downtown and business district that is attractive and accessible to people of all ages. The city received the designation from Heritage Ohio, Inc. a statewide, not-for-profit organization dedicated to encouraging and assisting people

The Main Street program has earned national recognition as a practical strategy appropriately scaled to a community’s local resources and conditions. And because it is a locally driven program, all initiative stems from local issues and concerns. Main Street Amherst volunteers are striving to bring special events to the downtown and surrounding area to increase public awareness of what goods and services are available to the general public. Our motto has become “Come Help Us Grow”. Come to Amherst and experience the quaint small-town feeling of a community that cares about its economic growth. Make Amherst your next destination! The Main Street Amherst Endowment Fund was established in 2015 to provide a medium through which people may provide permanent, financial gifts that will assist in supporting the future of the organization. The principal of these gifts is held in perpetuity and the investment income made available as needed. The earnings from these gifts may be used for operating expenses, to maintain the facilities, and to fund Teresa Gilles, scholarships. Please visit our website Executive Director, at www.mainstreetamherst.org. Main Street Amherst

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Front Row (left to right): Ed Oley, President, Mercy Health; Mark Costilow, Mayor, City of Amherst; Jennifer Rock, Senior Branch Office Administrator, Edward Jones Investments; David Leshinski, Mayor, Village of South Amherst; Kristi Sink, President, UH Elyria Medical Center. Second Row: Teresa Gilles, Executive Director, Main Street Amherst; Lloyd Wright, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments; Mark Mather, Owner, Edward Jones Investments; Scott Hughes, Regional Sales Manager, Image Builders Marketing; Liz Concar, Manager, Howard Hanna Amherst. Third Row: Ralph Mercado, Owner, Ohio Exclusive Barber Shop; Don Dovala, Director, Amherst Public Library; Steve Sayers, Superintendent, Amherst Exempted Village Schools. Missing from photo: Tony Gallo, President, Lorain County Chamber of Commerce. Photo Location: Amherst Public Library. Photographer: Michael Ciu, Studio Q Photography.

Kristi Sink, President UH ELYRIA MEDICAL CENTER

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or more than 110 years, University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center has been a cornerstone of the Lorain County community and the hospital families trust their care. Part of the University Hospitals health system, UH Elyria Medical Center offers patients access to national renowned centers of excellence in cardiology, orthopedics, primary care and more, all while maintaining its hometown appeal. UH Elyria continues to be recognized for its cardiovascular services, catheterization and electrophysiology labs on site, along with protocols that enable our physicians and health care teams to exceed national guidelines for lifesaving procedures for heart attack patients. Three full service, 24/7 emergency departments are found in Elyria, Amherst and Avon – each offering UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s hospital pediatric emergency services. In emergency situations, you can find expert medical care fast and close to home.

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UH Elyria Medical Center • 630 E. River St., Elyria • 440-329-7500 www.uhhospitals.org/elyria

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oward Hanna is a full-service real estate company offering real estate, mortgage, title services, and insurance. Howard Hanna, home of the Money Back Guarantee and the Find It First Program, also provides the convenience of One-Stop Shopping! “We strive every day, in every transaction, to reflect the pride we have in our company, each other and in the people and communities that we serve,” states Liz Concar. Liz has managed the Amherst office since 2004 and with more than 57 real estate agents, Liz and her team are prepared to help you through the home buying or selling process. Call today and ask about Howard Hanna’s guaranteed services provided to sellers and buyers. There is a reason we are the #1 real estate company in Ohio. Call today and find out why.

Liz Concar, Sales Manager

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MAKING SENSE OF INVESTING

hen it comes to investing, what do you value? A strategy designed for your situation? A financial advisor who truly understands you and what you’re trying to achieve, and will partner with you over the long term to help keep you on track? What about disciplined objective guidance? When you work with an Edward Jones financial advisor, you get all that and more. They create personalized investment strategy utilizing the advice, tools and resources that help you reach your goals.

around you. You benefit from both the resources of a fortune 500 firm and the one-on-one relationship we develop. We will partner together throughout your life to help keep you on track.” “We continue to serve multiple generations of client families and truly care about them. Since joining Mark in Amherst 19 years ago, I have had the opportunity to help a lot of great people! Our clients know when they call or come in for an appointment that Mark, Lloyd or I am here to help them,” says Jennifer.

Financial Advisor Mark Mather has been in Amherst for 22 years and has recently joined with Financial Advisor Lloyd Wright, and they both work alongside Jennifer Rock, Senior Branch Office Administrator. At Edward Jones, Mark and Lloyd stop to ask the question: ‘’What’s important to you?” Without that insight, and a real understanding of your goals, investing holds little meaning. “Before we recommend any strategy, we first work closely together to understand what is most important to you,“ says Mather. “We want to fully understand what you are trying to achieve, your comfort and risk level and how you would like to work with us. Our advice is based on a disciplined, established process that centers

Lloyd Wright, Financial Advisor; Mark Mather, Financial Advisor/Owner; and Jennifer Rock, Senior Branch Office Administrator

Visit Mark, Lloyd and Jennifer at 540 N. Leavitt Road in Amherst or call 440-984-3639 • www.edwardjones.com

Edwin M. Oley, Market President of Mercy Health-Lorain

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dwin Oley has dedicated more than 40 years to improving the health of Lorain County residents. Always focused on community needs, Oley has built an impressive physician network within the Mercy Health system and expanded specialty services, giving Lorain County residents access to advanced care close to home. Under Oley’s leadership, Mercy Health has been regularly recognized for patient safety and quality including being ranked as one of the top 100 hospitals in the Nation for Spine Surgery, several years in a row. The health system is also an eight-time winner of the Northcoast 99 award, an honor that recognizes 99 great workplaces for top talent in Northeast Ohio. Active in the community, Oley has served on numerous boards including the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce, CommStar Credit Union, Lorain County Community College Foundation, and the United Way.

Oley was recognized by the American Red Cross as its 2012 Community Hero, the Boy Scouts of America as their 2016 Distinguished Citizen Award honoree and Leadership Lorain County’s 2016 Difference Makers’ Eric Nord Award for Excellence in Leadership as well as a 2018 recipient of the Nuestra Familia Award from the Ohio Latino Affairs Commission. Additionally, Oley has been recognized as Northeast Ohio’s Power 100 seven times by Cleveland Magazine, honoring the most powerful community leaders in Northeast Ohio. Ed and his family reside in Avon, Ohio. Edwin M. Oley, Market President, Mercy Health-Lorain

Visit Mercy Health Amherst Primary Care at 578 North Leavitt Road in Amherst, 440-988-5226 or the Mercy Health Amherst HealthPlex at 47160 Hollstein Drive in Amherst, 440-984-3470 • www.mercy.com www.amherstohio.org

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Education

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Amherst Schools to usher in new era with new Elementary School The new Powers Elementary School will be unlike any other in

the history of the Amherst Exempted Village School District. The vivacious orange, blue, green and yellow rectangles adorning the exterior of the still unfinished building guarantee it. Many of the classrooms inside create a warm, inviting atmosphere with walls painted in the same vivid colors. “So many schools look boring, or like a place you wouldn’t want to be – that’s not what we wanted here for our students,” Amherst Schools Building and

Grounds Supervisor Chuck Grimmett said. “We want our students to be excited about learning as they enter.” The new school, for pre-kindergarten through third grade, is about 80 percent complete. The roof is completely dried in, the structural steel complete, and the exterior veneer and brickwork are mostly done. The building will be complete in November, when teachers and staff members will begin transitioning into it. The school will be open for classes following winter break on January 6, 2020. “The anticipation for this new building has been sky high across the community since the groundbreaking last spring,” Superintendent Steve Sayers said. “It shows a real enthusiasm for education.” The new school’s first floor will house pre-kindergarten, kindergarten and first-grade classrooms, while second and third graders will report to classrooms on the second floor. Students and parents will notice plenty of aesthetic similarities between the two

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floors. For instance, the art rooms are awash with natural light, and each floor has common areas for handwashing outside of the restrooms. “That was the architect’s vision, to have more uniformity,” Grimmett said. The new building is crafted and customized to accommodate the District’s youngest students. For example, the serving line area is elevated, so students can see the food they are ordering and make eye contact with the servers. Each prekindergarten and kindergarten classroom has its own restroom, which will eliminate the need for class trips to restrooms in the hallway, and allow more time for instruction. The final stages of the Powers project will mostly focus on finishing the building’s surrounding exterior. That will include the installation of the roadways, the bus loop, sidewalks, two playgrounds, plumbing and water lines, and landscaping. Inside, the workers will finish-up the air conditioning, wood casework, gym flooring, ceiling tiles, and electronics.


The new gym’s partition system embodies the District’s penchant for efficiency and the detail-oriented planning at the new Powers. It separates the gym from the student dining area, but when opened, the full space can accommodate the building’s entire student and parent population for a large event. Plus, the gym’s full-length-court enables the school to host practices for various Amherst sports teams, taking some pressure off at other buildings. “Instead of building an auditorium that’s got just singlepurpose seating, we chose to make it a dual purpose to utilize the space as best as possible,” Grimmett said. “This gym will help our District in a big way.” Also located on the new Powers campus will be the Board of Education facility, with its own unique street address and separate external entrance. Its construction will be completed shortly after the new school is finished. Tours of the construction site began early this spring and continue into the summer. Sayers said the feedback has been tremendous, and he believes that will continue once the new Powers is officially unveiled. “Our staff and board are very excited for the rest of the community to experience the new school,” Sayers said. “We are thankful for the community’s support during this process, as we usher in a new era of academic achievement at Amherst Schools.”

Steve Sayers Superintendent, Amherst Schools

Focused on Student Success Lorain County Community College (LCCC) was named the top community college in the country for Excellence in Student Success by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in 2018. In 2019 LCCC was named a Leader College of Distinction by Achieving the Dream. These honors indicate LCCC’s focus on every aspect of student success and validate LCCC's innovative approaches and progress on a national level. According to a recent report on threeyear success measures from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, LCCC's success rate of 60% is higher than the state average of 51%. Additionally, more Lorain County high school students are taking advantage of College Credit Plus options to earn college credit while in high school. In fact, 43% of all Lorain County high school seniors graduate with some college credit. LCCC is also one of only three community colleges in Ohio that have been approved to offer an applied bachelor’s degree. Students can now earn a bachelor’s of applied science degree in microelectronic manufacturing – with local jobs waiting for them. For more information about LCCC, visit www.lorainccc.edu.

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Amazing Opportunities for Students The mission of Saint Joseph Parish School is to provide rigorous curriculum rooted in faith in an environment that fosters self-reliance. Students are immersed in social justice teachings and 21st century learning to help them achieve their maximum potential. SJS blends the traditions of a Catholic school with 21st century skills and learning experiences. The teachers and students are guided by a STEM model of curriculum, focusing on science, technology, engineering, and math on a weekly basis. Students are taught the engineering design cycle, growth mindset traits, Engineering Habits of Mind, and participate in STEM Lab each week. The school on a whole uses Problem-Based Learning (PBL) to solve authentic problems to raise disciples of Christ that will be ready for anything their future may hold. For more information, visit www.sjsamherst.org.

Gifts that Keep on Giving Have you ever made a donation in lieu of flowers and wondered how that donation was put to use? Is there an amazing person in your life that deserves special recognition? Community Foundation of Lorain County offers opportunities to bring comfort to grieving families, even whole communities, through memorial funds and gifts dedicated to a wide variety of nonprofit missions. When a donor chooses to make a tribute to someone significant in their life through an honorarium gift to one of our funds, we are honored to share in the celebration. For instance, one of our donors started the League of Mentors, a special group of endowed funds to honor significant men and women in his personal and professional life. These funds make annual grants in honor of their namesake. The beauty of endowment is that it has permanence. Gifts made in memory or in honor of your loved one are invested wisely, and a percentage of earnings can be used to make grants each year to provide sustainable funding for our community organizations. For more information, please visit our website at www.peoplewhocare.org, or contact Susan Poole at 440-984-7390 or spoole@peoplewhocare.org.

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Health & Wellness

Proudly Providing Emergency Care to the Amherst Community UH Amherst Health Center has been a beautiful sandstone landmark in the heart of the City of Amherst for more than 100 years. As the healthcare tide changed over the decades, so has this legacy institution. It was purchased in 1994 by Elyria Memorial Hospital and continued serving the area as a 60-bed hospital housing inpatients, performing surgeries and treating emergency patients. Then in 2014, when EMH Regional Medical Center became UH Elyria Medical Center, UH Amherst Health Center continued caring for the community with a full

service 24/7 emergency room which offers UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital pediatric emergency services, a helipad, imaging services and a walk-in lab. University Hospitals, with over 200 locations, is proud to provide great care even closer to families in the Amherst community.

Training to Help you Help Others in Crisis Are you prepared if a child in your life experiences a

mental health crisis? Do you sometimes wonder what is a typical developmental behavior, and what might be cause for concern? Are you worried about an adult or elderly loved one's low moods, but not sure how to talk to them about it? Learn more about how you can be the front-line help someone needs, through FREE classes and trainings. The Lorain County Board of Mental Health (LCBMH) offers free trainings on mental health first aid and other topics. Participants achieve certification, boost professional credentials, and most importantly, learn skills and resources that can save a life. Open to adults who live or work in Lorain County. See LCBMH's schedule of classes at lcbmh.eventbrite.com or make a request for a training to come to your church, workplace, or civic group by contacting outreach@lcbmh.org. www.amherstohio.org www.amherstohio.org

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Health & Wellness

Mercy Health’s new location coming summer 2019! When you're sick or injured, nothing is more

important than easy access to high-quality, compassionate medical care, experts who listen patiently, and advanced technology for accurate diagnosis. The new Mercy Health – Bitar Medical Center is yet another example of our continued investment and commitment in Lorain County. This new, enhanced, one stop shop, provides convenient access to health care including, primary care, behavioral health, imaging and lab services as well as occupational health. Additionally, walk-in care is available with extended evening and weekend hours – to help serve your family when you need us most. Plus, you will have access to a full-continuum of care that is backed by the largest health system in Ohio, Mercy Health.

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In addition to the Bitar Medical Center on Oak Point Road, Mercy Health remains one the largest, integrated Health systems in the State of Ohio. Mercy Health provides inpatient, outpatient, and ancillary services throughout 40 locations in Lorain County including Mercy Health - Lorain hospital and Mercy Health - Allen Hospital in Oberlin; Mercy Health Physicians primary and specialty care offices, and specialized facilities including Mercy Health - Cancer Center, Mercy Health - Outpatient Rehabilitation and Therapies, Mercy Health - New Life Hospice. Learn more about the Mercy Health - Bitar Medical Center or about the number of services and programs offered in Lorain County. Visit www.mercy.com or check out Mercy Health’s Lifestyle Blog at blog.mercy.com.


Homes & Real Estate

THINGS TO DO before listing your home Decisions you make before putting out the “For Sale” sign are just as important as the ones you’ll make during the process. Make listing your home as easy as pie by following these simple guidelines:

the time, you may even want to install accent lighting to highlight your home’s unique features. Whatever you choose, making your home more welcoming, brighter, and cheerier will ultimately make it more sellable.

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Declutter Your Home

There’s a lot that goes into purchasing a home, and there’s a lot that goes into selling one, too. Before you start on anything else, gather all the pertinent paperwork. A potential buyer will want to know about routine maintenance, what your utility bills have been throughout the year, and other relevant facts. It also puts your home head-and-shoulders above others because it shows off how well you’ve maintained your property!

To appeal to a buyer, you’ll want your rooms to look open and spacious. Now is the time to go through your belongings and either donate or sell what you don’t need anymore. As a bonus, you’ll have less to move and a home that’s filled only with the essentials, making it appear bigger.  Continued on page 18

Make Small Repairs

Now is the time to take care of minor repairs you’ve been putting off, such as replacing or repairing broken or old hardware and installing those new door handles or faucets. Not only does it improve the functionality of your home, but it increases the value, too!

Update Lighting

Every buyer wants to be able to see an investment, so make sure you have quality lighting in your home. Consider removing draperies, cleaning windows and getting new, higher wattage lightbulbs. If you’re feeling daring and have

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Up Your Curb Appeal

You want potential buyers who pass by your house to think it’s the gem of the street, not an eyesore. How you increase your curb appeal will depend on the season. For instance, in winter you’ll want to make sure walkways and driveways are shoveled and well lit, but in warmer seasons, you’ll want to make sure that the grass is cut, and weeds have been pulled.

Clean Thoroughly

Cleaning is one of the most necessary steps in preparing to list your home. There’s just no way around it. Remember that everything from windows, floors, and carpets to the garage, basement, and even the outdoor living spaces should be cleaned as thoroughly as possible.

Celebrate & Take Pictures!

Now that you’ve done the work of making your space ideal, it’s time to grab the camera! Quality photos that accurately represent your home’s exceptional features as it is now means that more people will come to view the property in person. Preparing your home for listing will take some time and attention to detail. But by using this list as a guide and meeting with a Howard Hanna agent for a professional opinion, you’ll be well on your way to moving into a new home! Contact Liz Concar at Howard Hanna’s Amherst office at 440-282-6757 or visit www.howardhanna.com.

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Liz Concar, Manager, Howard Hanna Amherst office


Parks & Recreation

Lorain County Metro Park Beaver Creek Reservation 913 N. Lake Street

Maude Neiding Park 960 Cleveland Avenue

Maude Neiding Park’s main entrance is located on Cleveland Ave. with a second entrance off Park Ave. The park has a large wooden structure playset, swings, and some handicap accessibility on the north end. The south end has a play area and swings for younger children. There are four picnic shelters with grills available to rent in June, July, and August. They can be reserved by calling the Mayor’s office at 440-988-

4380. Reservations fill up fast so plan to reserve as early as January. Use in all other months of the year are first come first serve at no charge as there are no restroom facilities. Anna Schmauch Memorial Pool is located in the Maude Neiding Park and is an outdoor pool open to the public. Regular pool memberships can be purchased through the Treasurer’s office located at 480 Park Ave. Day passes are available for purchase at the pool. See amherstohio. org for information regarding rules, prices, dates and hours.

The park entrance is located off N. Lake St. and features a 1.2 mile paved loop-trail through portions of the 65 acre woodlands and a small playground. The shelter and nature center can be reserved through the Lorain County Metro Parks website at www.loraincountymetroparks.com. The Lorain County Metro Parks Mercy Wellness Center features an indoor pool and work out facility as well as a seasonal outdoor playground and splash pad area.

DePaola Park

Off of Kresge Drive and Cooper Foster Park Road This park is the site of soccer fields and is located behind the Amherst Plaza shopping center.

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Important Phone Numbers

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Emergency 911 Amherst Police Dept. (non-emergency) 440-988-2625 Amherst Fire Dept. (non-emergency) 440-988-4117

City of Amherst 206 S. Main St. Amherst, OH 44001 amherstohio.org

Mark Costilow, Mayor 440-988-4380 Jami Anderson, Admin. Asst. 440-988-3720

City Council Regular council meetings held on the second and fourth Monday of the month at City Hall. Council President Jennifer Wasilk 440-935-3109 councilpres@amherstohio.org Council Ward One Brian Dembinski 440-574-0285 ward1@amherstohio.org

Council Ward Two Ed Cowger 440-864-6642 ward2@amherstohio.org

Council at Large David Janik 440-988-9110 atlarge1@amherstohio.org

Council Ward Three Chuck Winiarski 440-864-5437 ward3@amherstohio.org

Council at Large Martin Heberling III 440-522-8091 atlarge2@amherstohio.org

Council Ward Four Matt Nahorn 440-787-7507 ward4@amherstohio.org

Council Clerk Olga Sivinski 206 S. Main St. 440-988-2420 council@amherstohio.org

Council at Large Phil Van Treuren 440-506-0449 atlarge3@amherstohio.org

City Departments Auditor Derek Pittak 480 Park Ave. 440-988-3742

The Lorain County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to Connect-Promote-Grow business for our 600 members. We are proud to provide top notch networking, cost savings programs and educational opportunities to the Lorain County business community. The County Chamber works with our local economic development organizations, has support from our local municipalities, and educational partners to help provide our local employers with graduates ready to enter the workforce, as well as retraining those in the transitional workforce. Our Annual Economic Summit spurs dialogue and strives to identify and stimulate current and future actions beneficial to all of Lorain County. The highlight of our year includes a Business-to-Business EXPO each November that allows our members to showcase their businesses and work with other local companies.

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Building Inspector David Macartney 480 Park Ave. 440-988-3734 Fire Department Jim Wilhelm, Chief 440-988-4117 (non-emergency) IncomeTax/Treasurer’s Office Richard Ramsey, Treasurer 480 Park Ave. 440-988-4212 Law Director Anthony Pecora 440-930-4001 Office on Aging Carrie Adams, Director 621 Cleveland Ave. 440-988-2817 Police Department Joseph K. Kucirek, Chief 440-988-2625 (non-emergency) Safety Service Director John Jeffreys 440-988-4380

Schools Amherst Exempted Village Schools District Office 185 Forest St. 440-988-4406 Lorain County JVS 440-774-1051 St. Joseph School 440-988-4244

Utilities & Services Cable Options & INTERNET: Spectrum 1-877-772-2253 WOW 1-866-496-9669 Electric: City of Amherst Utilities 440-988-4224

Other Municipalities

Sewer & Water: City of Amherst Utilities 440-988-4224

Amherst Township 7530 Oberlin Rd. Elyria, OH 44035 440-988-5894 www.amhersttownship.us

Trash & Recycling: Republic Services 1-800-433-1309 440-458-5191

Village of South Amherst 103 W. Main St. South Amherst, OH 44001 440-986-2202 Dave Leshinski, Mayor www.villageofsouthamherst.com

Other Amherst Historical Society Sandstone Museum Center 440-988-7255

The beautiful St. Joseph Catholic Church, located at 200 Saint Joseph Dr. in Amherst. Call 440-988-2848 or go to www.stjosephamherst.com.

Amherst Public Library 221 Spring St. 440-988-4230 Amherst Post Office 350 N. Leavitt Rd. 440-988-3421 Lorain County Board of Elections 1985 N. Ridge Rd. East Lorain, OH 44055 440-244-3186 Lorain County Collection Center 540 S. Abbe Rd. Elyria, OH 44035 1-800-449-5463

Lorain County Public Health 9880 Murray Ridge Rd. Elyria, OH 44035 440-322-6367 Lorain County Visitors Bureau 8025 Leavitt Rd. 440-984-5282 Lorain License Bureau 4340 Leavitt Rd. #K Lorain, OH 44053 440-244-5445 Main Street Amherst 255 Park Avenue 440-984-6709

Stay Healthy in Lorain County and Abroad Before your next business trip, study abroad adventure, or international family vacation, make an appointment with the Lorain County Public Health travel clinic. An experienced team of public health nurses, medical director, and staff work with travelers to review topics like altitude sickness, insects, food and water precautions, and recommended vaccines. Travel vaccines are just one part of the vaccine program at Lorain County Public Health. In addition, they offer all routine vaccines to protect babies, children, teens, and adults. “When you choose to vaccinate, you make a decision to also prevent disease in your family and your community,” said Cindy Modie, M.Ed., BSN, community health director. Call Lorain County Public Health at 440-284-3206 to make an appointment for your vaccine and travel health needs.

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Dining Amherst Diner 46323 Telegraph Rd. Amherst Twp. 440-986-8513

Blue Sky Restaurant 917 N. Leavitt Rd. 440-984-2583 Bob Evans Restaurant 700 N. Leavitt Rd. 440-988-8894

Arabica Coffee Bistro 255 Park Ave. 440-984-2908 Arby’s 1951 Cooper Foster Park Rd. 440-282-3456

Captain’s Club 232 Park Ave. 440-985-7276

no Cedar Pub 200 Park Ave. 440-988-2637

Barra 105 Park Ave. 440-370-8060

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Mr. Hero 919 N. Leavitt Rd. 440-988-2288

Cole’s Public House 209 S. Main St. 440-984-7432

Olde Town Pizza House 195 Cleveland Ave. 440-984-2468

Cork Tree Tavern 209 S. Main St. 440-984-7432

Panera Bread 8000 Oak Point Rd. 440- 985-2000

Dairy Queen 7502 Leavitt Rd. 440-988-8885

Papa John’s Pizza 2271 Kresge Dr. 440-282-7272

Denny’s 900 N Leavitt Rd. 440-984-2426

Pogie’s Clubhouse on Jefferson Catering 150 Jefferson 440-864-4654

Domino’s Pizza 2235 Kresge Dr. 440-960-1898 Don Tequila Mexican Restaurant 2269 Kresge Dr. 440-282-1065 D'Tutanelli's Pizza 103 Milan Ave. 440-985-9866 Dunkin Donuts 5494 Leavitt Rd. 440-282-4440 East of Chicago Pizza 1002 N. Lake St. South Amherst 440-986-3278 Golden Crown ChineseAmerican Restaurant 2292 Kresge Dr. 440-960-2299 Hot Dog Heaven 493 Cleveland Ave. 440-988-7404 Jilliano’s Pizzeria 2261 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Ste. C 440-282-5900 Jimmy Johns 2235 Kresge Dr. 440-282-1424 KFC 407 N. Leavitt Rd. 440-985-1372 Krieg’s Frozen Custard 40045 Telegraph Rd (SR 113), Amherst Twp. 440-985-5300 Marco’s Pizza 105 N. Leavitt Rd. 440-984-3700 McDonald’s 500 N Leavitt Rd. 440-988-5919 Moose Head BBQ Grill 7660 Leavitt Rd. 440-985-7429

Pour House 134 Park Ave. 440-988-7687 Quarry Cafe 161 Park Ave. 440-988-0337 Quesadillas Mexican Restaurant 249 Church St. 440-988-0399 RC Brewhouse 223 Church St. 440-984-3103 Sal & Al’s / Danny Boys Pizza 2261 Cooper Foster Park Rd. 440-282-3366 Starbucks (inside Target) 8000 Oak Point Rd. 440-985-7100 Subway 7570 Oak Point Rd. 440-985-1100 7582 Leavitt Rd. 440-985-7827 2273 Kresge Dr. 440-282-7827 Taco Bell 47370 Cooper Foster Park Rd. 440-984-2198 940 N. Leavitt Rd. 440-985-2355 The Brew Kettle 300 Church St. 440-984-2739 Wendy’s 504 N. Leavitt Rd. 440-985-1680 Your Deli 395 Park Ave. 440-985-3354 Ziggy’s Sports Bar & Grill 193 Park Ave. 440-985-3663


Financial Services/Investments

Restaurants

Edward Jones Investments................... p 11, 17 www.edwardjones.com

Nino's Italian Restaurant............................... p 24 www.ninos1990.com

Flowers/Gifts

Schools/Private

Puffers Boutique & Floral............................. p 9 www.puffersfloral.com

St. Joseph Parish School................................. p 14 www.sjsamherst.org

Grocery Store

Schools/Public

Giant Eagle............................... Inside back cover www.gianteagle.com

Amherst Exempted Village Schools............... p 12 www.amherstk12.org

Health Promotion/Disease Prevention

Veterans Services

Lorain County Public Health..................... p 21 www.loraincountyhealth.com

Home Improvement/Remodeling Photo: Michael Ciu, Studio Q Photography

Alarm Services/Commercial & Residential

Fraley & Fox Construction............................ p 9 www.fraleyfox.com

Hospitals & Medical Facilities

BCT Alarm Services.......................................... p 9 www.security-ohio.com

UH Amherst Health Center, UH Elyria Medical Center............. Inside front cover, p 10, 15 www.uhhospitals.org

Appliances/Televisions

Mercy Health............................................ p 11, 16 www.mercy.com

Stewart's TV & Appliance.............................. p 18 www.stewartappliance.com

Library

Assessments/Appraisals/ Licenses/Taxes Lorain County Auditor..................................... p 8 www.loraincounty.com/auditor

Barber Shop Ohio Exclusive Barber Salon............................ p 9 www.ohioexclusive.com

Building Supplies/Residential & Commercial

Amherst Public Library..................................... p 5 www.amherstpubliclibrary.org

Manufacturing Nordson Corporation....................................... p 7 www.nordson.com

Mental Health Services Lorain County Board of Mental Health........ p 15 www.lcbmh.org

Pet Services

Carter Lumber................................................ p 18 www.carterlumber.com

Alpha Dog Pet Centers................ Inside back cover www.alphadogpets.com

Chamber of Commerce

Photographer

Lorain County Chamber of Commerce......... p 20 www.loraincountychamber.com

Studio Q Photography..................................... p 9 www.studioqinc.com

Charitable Organization

Preschool/Daycare

Community Foundation of Lorain County..... p 14 www.peoplewhocare.org

Country Day School........................................ p 13 www.countrydayschoolamherst.com

Cleaning/Restoration

Real Estate/Mortgage Services

Duraclean........................................................ p 18 www.duracleanohio.com

American Eagle Mortgage............................... p 9 www.aemc.cc/johnkorinko

Colleges & Universities

Howard Hanna-Amherst................ p 1, 10, 17, 18 www.howardhanna.com

Lorain County Community College............... p 13 www.lorainccc.edu

Copy/PackagE/Print/Ship The UPS Store.............................. Inside back cover www.theupsstorelocal.com/6115

Real Estate/Title Services Fidelity National Title..................................... p 18 www.ohio.fntic.com

Lorain County Veterans Services..........Back cover www.loraincountyveterans.com


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