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This is an Image Builders Marketing, Inc.™ Trademark Publication created and produced for the City of Amherst. City of Amherst David A. Taylor, Mayor 206 S. Main St. Amherst, OH 44001 440-988-4380 Copyright ©2011, All Rights Reserved. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. 9780 Beechwood Drive North Royalton, Ohio 44133 440-346-4482 www.ImageBuildersMarketing.us Additional copies are available at Amherst City Hall or view the book online at www.amherstohio.org To advertise in the next edition, call 440-346-4482.

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Publisher: Bernice P. Kaldy Editor: Laura Lakner Business Manager: Mary Dodge Art Director/Project Manager: Tammy Spear Lead Graphic Designer: Judy Beveridge Graphic Designer: Kelly Coniglio Production Coordinator: Brenda Hale-Gloskey Account Executives/Community Consultants: Scott F.W. Hughes, Brenda Jumpa, Sandy Mamer, Mark Maldonado, Scott Zelesnik

3 Welcome

20 Dining Guide

4 City Overview

21 Advertiser Index

9 The Faces of Amherst 11 Amherst Public Library

Map: Bramhall Engineering Photography: Jason Shaffer Photography Information Technology Consultant: David J. Kaldy Image Builders Marketing, Inc. would like to extend a special thank you to all of the business organizations and individuals who take an active and enthusiastic role in the Amherst Community Guide, especially our advertisers who provide the financial support to make this a successful community project. We hope that you enjoy the informative features contained in this publication and will keep it as a reference guide for community and advertiser information. Copyright©2011, Image Builders Marketing, Inc. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means without the written permission of the publisher. Advertisements and listings in this publication are provided as a public service. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. is not responsible for errors or omissions, and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. supports long term environmental sustainability and is committed to protecting and preserving the environment by using recycled and FSC certified paper and vegetable-based inks whenever possible. W W W. A M H E R S T O H I O . O R G

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COVER PHOTO - THE FACES OF AMHERST, See special section starting on page 9. Front Row (left to right): Teresa L. Dobias-Gilles, Main Street Amherst; Judi Butchko, Lorain National Bank; Robin Wood, Director, Amherst Public Library, Michelle Lucas, Country Day School. Second Row: John E. Dovin, Tina Dovin and Pamela Reber Jones, Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center; Judy Recknagel, The Mermaid’s Tale; Sandy Mamer, Image Builders Marketing, Inc.; Jennifer Elliott, Edward Jones. Back Row: Steve Sayers, Superintendent, Amherst Village Exempt Schools; Bob Fisher, Premier Toyota; David A. Taylor, Mayor of Amherst; Jonathan Wilcox, Quarry Lakes at Amherst; Mark Mather, Edward Jones. Cover Location: Amherst Town Hall Photographer: Jason Shaffer Photography PHOTO TOP OF THIS PAGE: Town Hall; Jason Shaffer Photography 2 0 1 1 AMHERST COMMUNITY GUIDE

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Dear Amherst Residents, Welcome to the third edition of the Amherst Community Guide! It is with great excitement that we once again highlight our City. Amherst is a community known to be a great place to live and work. Our residents and local businesses make Amherst a place we can be proud to call home. It is because of the generous support of our sponsoring businesses that this magazine comes to you at no taxpayer expense. Whether you are a longtime resident or new to our city, we hope you find this magazine a useful source of information regarding the highlighted merchants, the local government and the services we are proud to provide. We hope that you enjoy the features and information provided in this edition and will support the businesses that made it possible. Again, I thank you for allowing me the privilege of serving as your mayor. Sincerely,

David A. Taylor, Mayor

VIEWS FROM AROUND TOWN: (top to bottom) Downtown Amherst; Amherst Veteran’s Memorial; the red barn at the Historic Village; the path to the Old Spring; the statue in front of the Town Hall. Photos: Jason Shaffer Photography. W W W. A M H E R S T O H I O . O R G

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Amherst City Government Amherst City Hall 206 S. Main Street, Amherst (440) 988-4380 The full-time mayor and part-time safety/service director administer Amherst’s statutory form of government. Part-time positions include the auditor, treasurer and law director and, like the mayor, are elected by the people. City Council members are elected to two-year terms. Four serve as ward council members and three serve as councilat-large representatives. The council president is the eighth member of council, presiding over all council meetings, which are held the second and fourth Monday of every month at 7:30 p.m. in City Hall. The clerk of council is appointed by council. City Council’s committees include finance, streets, executive, buildings and land, ordinance, and police and fire. The committees meet the first and third Monday of the month at 4

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7:00 p.m. in City Hall to introduce and discuss legislation which is then written into a proposed ordinance by the law director and enacted at a City Council meeting. All committee and council meetings are open to the public and residents may participate in discussions. Meetings can also be viewed on cable channel 12.

Amherst Police Department 911 N. Lake Street Emergency 911 Non-Emergency 440-988-2625 Detective Bureau 440-988-4824 www.amherstpolice.net Being a committed partner with the community, the Amherst Police Department is dedicated to providing fair and equitable law enforcement and service to all citizens. The men and women who serve to maintain their reputation of excellence are the department’s most valuable assets. W W W. A M H E R S T O H I O . O R G


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Amherst Fire Department 414 Church Street Emergency 911 440-988-4117 - Non-Emergency The Amherst Fire Department, staffed by 33 highly-trained firefighters who use the latest firefighting equipment, is a paid on-call organization. The department is also involved in hazardous materials response, heavy rescue, dive team and first responder medical response. They also assist the Lorain County Emergency Response Team in confined space, trench rescue and mass casualty incidents. The fire chief is the only full-time position. Firefighters respond to the fire station from their homes or workplace. Their response time is excellent in the city of Amherst and Amherst Township. They possess state-of-the-art equipment W W W. A M H E R S T O H I O . O R G

that allows them to operate successfully, and they train on all aspects of fire service. Their traditional values are reflected in professionalism as proud members of the Amherst Fire Department. The Amherst Fire Department has an outstanding fire safety education program that reaches out to preschool, elementary and middle grades to teach children at a very young age the do’s and don’ts of fire safety. They disseminate fire safety to the general public at different events during the year to educate citizens and offer free home fire and safety inspections. The Amherst Fire Department has two active part-time fire inspectors who focus on all business, school, nursing homes and medical facilities within the City of Amherst. These inspectors work hard to insure that establishments abide by the fire code and city ordinances pertaining to fire safety.

KEY CITY OFFICE LOCATIONS Amherst Town Hall 206 S. Main Street Built in 1884 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Amherst Town Hall is one of the few century-old municipal buildings still standing in Ohio. It is built of sandstone excavated and cut in Amherst quarries, and underwent exterior renovations in 1998 and 1999. An external elevator allows people with disabilities to enter the building through the City Council chambers. The building houses the mayor, safety/service director and administrative assistant offices, city council chambers and the clerk of council’s office.

San Spring Building 480 Park Avenue The San Spring Building was purchased by the city in 1998 under a lease/purchase agreement and renovated in 1999. It houses the auditor’s office, building inspector’s office, treasurer/income tax office, and the utility office.

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Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The building department issues more than 1,000 permits annually. Contractors generally obtain the permits, but homeowners must also obtain one if they are performing work themselves. Permits expire 12 months from the date they are issued, or six months from the date they are issued if the work is not started.

Treasurer/Income Tax Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The treasurer’s office is responsible for the receipt and investment of all city money, and acts as the custodian of all investments and bank accounts. It is also the collection point for all money received by the auditor’s office and directly supervises the city income tax department. Local income tax is 1.5%. Two-thirds of that is used to help maintain city services, while the remaining third is set aside for an annual street, bridge, and sewer maintenance program supported by a levy placed on the ballot every ten years. The sales tax rate is 6.25%, an amount set by the state of Ohio and Lorain County commissioners. Property taxes are established by the Lorain County auditor’s office. Only a small portion of the city’s income is derived from property taxes.

Sandstone Office on Aging 621 Cleveland Avenue Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The mission of this department is to evaluate and support policies that affect the quality of life of older adults. The goal is to help them maintain their independence and their freedom to live with dignity. By remaining in control of their lives, these individuals are allowed to determine their destiny without being abused, neglected or exploited. For more information, email amherstoffaging@centurytel.net or call 440-988-2817. The office’s services include: • Home delivered meals Monday through Friday, with special diets available as well as transportation to doctors’ appointments, pharmacies, grocery stores, and other essential destinations • Information and referral services • Chore service, minor home repair, and housekeeping by referral through the county Office on Aging 6

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ADDITIONAL CITY INFORMATION Building Permits Building permits are issued at the Building Inspector’s office at 480 Park Avenue. Any contractor performing work must be registered in the City of Amherst. Residents performing work should check with the building department to see if a permit is necessary. Cemeteries Amherst has three cemeteries. Crownhill and Cleveland Street are public cemeteries operated by the City. St. Joseph Cemetery is a Catholic cemetery operated by St. Joseph Catholic Church in Amherst. Information about burial plots in the City’s cemeteries is available by calling the cemetery sexton at 440-988-4052. Information regarding St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery may be obtained by calling St. Joseph Catholic Church at 440-988-2848. Amherst Township has two cemeteries – Middle Ridge and Kendeigh, which includes Onstine. For information, call the Township Street Department at 440-988-5833. Christmas Tree Collection The city picks up Christmas trees each January, generally during the first two full weeks of the new year. Trees should be placed on the front lawn. All bulbs and decorations must be removed. Fire Hydrant Flushing Fire hydrant flushing is one of the most important maintenance procedures that can be performed on a water distribution system. The Amherst Fire Department will notify residents of scheduled flush times through the local newspapers and cable television. Garage/Yard Sales Permits are not required for garage or yard sales. The city does ask that signs be kept out of the right of way, and not nailed to telephone poles. Please call the building department with any questions. Halloween The annual Halloween Parade is held the last Sunday of October, with trick-or-treat observed on October 31st from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm. Residents who wish to participate in passing W W W. A M H E R S T O H I O . O R G


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out candy should turn on their outside lights. The local newspapers and cable will air information regarding Halloween events. Leaf Collection During the month of November, the street department picks up and recycles leaves raked to the curb/tree lawn. Please do not rake the leaves into the street. In early October, a schedule will be announced in the local newspapers and the television cable station. Recycling Centers Magazines, office paper or newspaper can be placed in the green and gold Abitibi containers located in various areas around town. Blueprints Business Forms Letterheads Envelopes Post Cards Brochures Tickets Full Color Printing Wedding Invites Resumes Photocopies Flyers NCR Forms Politcal Color Copies Rubber Stamps Booklets Typesetting Notary

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Organized in 1973, the Amherst Historical Society preserves, protects, and displays Amherst’s history for future generations. The Historical Society maintains the Sandstone Center on Milan Avenue, a well-kept group of century-old buildings including the Quigley Museum on the corner of Milan Avenue and South Lake Street. Other buildings include the Greek Rival House, St. George Chapel, Harris-Dute House, Octagonal Barn and Carriage House, Farrier Shop and Hickory Tree Grange, which is a one-room school-house, built in 1882. Historical classes for Amherst school children are held once a year in The Grange. St. George Chapel has been used for weddings, baptisms, Christmas and Good Friday services. These buildings were dismantled stone by stone and moved to their current site. Tours of the Quigley Museum and other buildings are available by calling the Historical Society. Amherst Historical Society and Sandstone Museum Center 113 South Lake Street • 440-988-7255 • amhersthistory@aol.com

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More Than Books at Amherst Library

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he Amherst Public Library, located at 221 Spring Street, is one of the busiest libraries in Lorain County. In 2009 the library circulated nearly 291,500 items and was visited 235,388 times! Our collection consists of over 86,000 items including DVDs for adults and children, audio books on tape, CD and MP3 format. In the last year, 8,821 new items were added to the library collection. There are also dozens of research databases available at the library or at home with a library card. In addition to those services, we offer free wireless access throughout the library. During the year, the Amherst Public Library hosts a variety of free programs for all ages, including book discussion groups, computer training classes, children’s activities and programs for Robin Wood, Director seniors. These programs are generously provided, in part, by the Friends of the Library who donate their time, energy and money to support their local library.

Above right: 2010 Summer Reading Fair; Left: Librarians help patrons celebrate the library’s 100th anniversary.

The Amherst Public Library offers: I Over 89,000 Books, CDs, DVDs, Audio Books, Magazines and Newspapers I Online Research Databases I Internet Access Computers I Free Wi-Fi I Copy and Fax Machines I Free Computer Classes I Community and Local History Rooms I Three Adult Book Discussion Groups I Free Programs for all Ages and Interests I Friends of the Library I Outreach Services

AMHERST PUBLIC LIBRARY Expanding Your World! 221 Spring Street Amherst, OH 44001 (440) 988-4230 www.amherst.lib.oh.us

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Amherst Schools:

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eople and partnerships create success in Amherst Schools. With strong support from residents, government, and business partners, Amherst Schools is one of the top academic districts in Northeastern Ohio. Together, our leadership team and employees are continually exploring and implementing ways to enhance students’ and residents’ value from their public schools. Opportunities for success are abundant in the Amherst School system. Over 4,100 students participate in an exciting classroom atmosphere supported by a comprehensive curriculum, diverse student activities and clubs, engaging teachers and committed support staff. Performances in the arts and athletics are other examples of the skills and opportunities that students enjoy. Students earn numerous honors in academic, athletic, and art competitions. Our goal is to prepare students for their future beyond high school: Amherst Exempted be it college, technical Village Schools training, or service in the military. For nearly a decade, Amherst Schools have consistently

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earned outstanding academic honors for student achievement from Ohio. Student test scores on college entrance tests are consistently above both State and National averages. A challenging curriculum, along with diverse extracurricular activities, offers each student opportunities to grow, explore, and succeed academically and as an individual. Our instructional staff is a key to learning. Over half of our teachers have a master’s degree. The daily attendance rate for the teaching staff is the highest in Lorain County (96.1%). All teachers instruct in the subject area in which they are certificated/licensed. Tutors and other support staff help students and teachers. Each building has interactive classroom technology to provide lessons that engage students and increase readiness for their future. The curriculum complies with State Content Standards and reflects a blend of college prep, vocational, advanced placement,

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´$%ULJKWHU)XWXUH2QH&KLOGDWD7LPHÂľ gifted, and other programs to serve the diverse needs of all students. Pre-engineering and medical technology courses are two examples of the innovative and unique programming offered at the high school. These offerings and others are a result of the strong partnership the district has with the Lorain County Joint Vocational School and Lorain County Community College. Citizens place a high value on the important role education plays in building a thriving, diverse community. Collectively, they strongly support the school districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pursuit of excellence. The joint development of the Strategic Plan provides a five-year road map for continuous improvement. A clear learning mission, with precise and measurable goals, keeps the community and staff focused on five areas: Academics, Superintendent Financial Operations, Facilities, Steve Sayers Communication, and Community Involvement. Continued engagement of employees, residents, and students help keep the plan on course. Continued collaboration between the school district, business, civic, and community is the key to our future success. We welcome you to visit our website at www.amherst.k12.oh.us to learn more about Amherst Schools.

St. Joseph School Makes the Grade

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t. Joseph School delivers on its slogan of â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Higher Standardâ&#x20AC;? through academic test scores, educational enrichment, and dedication to spiritual values and community service. Celebrating its 127th year, the school is proud of its cutting-edge technology with a modern science lab, interactive white boards in every classroom, 70 wireless laptop computers, 7,000volume library, and advanced classes in math and language arts. Extra-curricular include classes in Spanish, Phys Ed, Art, and Music along with Student Council, Academic Team, Open Computer Lab, and Storytelling and Book Clubs. We have full-day Kindergarten along with Preschool for 3- and 4-year-olds and Day Care. Weekly Mass, retreats, and special observances of Catholic holy days highlight our religion curriculum, while social justice is emphasized through service projects for children in distress, migrants, the homeless, and the environment. Academics are enriched with band concerts, art shows, science fairs, field trips, and patriotic assemblies.

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Surviving Difficult Financial Times

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ne day, the stock market is down 200 points; the next day, it’s up 300. How are you supposed to cope with this turbulence? Here are a few “rules of the road” to help: First, create a plan that defines your long-term goals and establishes a strategy to achieve them. Then take steps to implement your plan. The sooner you start investing, the better. Next, stay invested. It takes courage to buy stocks in a lengthy bear market, but it’s essential that you stay invested during good times and bad. By purchasing high-quality investments, and holding them for the long term, you’ll have a good chance of success. Finally, diversify your investment dollars across a range of stocks, mutual funds, bonds, government securities and other vehicles. Diversification can help you reduce the effects of volatility – and increase your chances for success. — Mark Mather, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones Investments

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or decades, families in Amherst and surrounding communities have relied upon Amherst Hospital for their healthcare needs. In addition to general medical, surAmherst Hospital Emergency Department gical, senior care/ACE unit and orthopedic 254 Cleveland Avenue, Amherst, OH 44001 as well as one with special privacy services, Amherst Hospital features a full440-988-6114 â&#x20AC;˘ www.emh-healthcare.org features for women. The staff of the service, 24/7 ER. Amherst Hospital ER is constantly Staffed by board certified physicians, improving their processes with the goal of providing patients specially-trained nurses, technicians and respiratory therapists, the best emergency care in the most efficient manner possible. the Amherst Hospital ER is prepared to handle all types of This service has earned Amherst Hospital a very loyal patient emergencies, from minor to severe in nature. The hospital also following, along with some of the highest patient satisfaction features an on-site helipad for use by local air medical transport scores in the state of Ohio! in the event of the most severe trauma. For fast, high-quality emergency care in a friendly, The ER features nine patient beds, including one speciallyhometown hospital, think of Amherst Hospital. equipped for incidents where decontamination is required

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Homes & Real Estate

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By offering a creative new way to bring in more natural light and an airy feel, these ‘interior patios’ are an appealing way for homeowners to experience the pleasures of outdoor living with all the conveniences of home.

Bringing the Outdoors In

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esidents of some cutting-edge communities are experiencing a breath of fresh air – literally! From water features and fire pits to arbors and lush gardens, new ways to enjoy the outdoors are an increasingly popular feature of new homes. Covered porches and verandas are becoming more popular, as are paver and stamped concrete patios. Most exciting are homes that offer a central courtyard; an innovative new floor plan focused around a private outdoor living space. These openair courtyards are surrounded by the rest of the home, having multiple points of access and windows overlooking the courtyard from every room in the house. By offering a creative new way to bring in more natural light and an airy feel, these ‘interior patios’ are an appealing way for homeowners to experience the pleasures of outdoor living with all the conveniences of home. Today, builders like Epcon Communities are bringing the outdoors in. Quarry Lakes at Amherst, Epcon’s maintenance-free condominium community, is now offering three new ‘Courtyard Series’ designs in its desirable Amherst location. Each plan features private outdoor patios, oversized great rooms with tray ceilings, gourmet kitchens with islands and breakfast bars, and spacious master suites with dramatic walk-in showers. Buyers can fully customize their new home and can even add optional basements or second floor bonus suites to their free standing condominium. The biggest draw of the ‘Courtyard Series’ is undoubtedly the large outdoor living space. Averaging approximately 500 square feet, these courtyards not only provide more energyefficient living with sun-drenched flagstones in the summer and optional fire pits in cooler months, but also offer an ideal private outdoor sanctuary right in your own home. Epcon also continues to offer the popular ‘Classic’ and ‘Cathedral’ series at Quarry Lakes. No matter which of the seven designs buyers choose, each homeowner will enjoy the community’s private clubhouse and pool, complete with a large club room, state-of-the-art fitness center, and heated in-ground swimming pool. Without W W W. A M H E R S T O H I O . O R G

any outdoor chores, residents enjoy plenty of free time and a much easier lifestyle. Quarry Lakes will even help buyers sell their existing homes through its one-of-a-kind ‘Easy Move’ program. Call Quarry Lakes at 440-336-0056 or visit them online at www.QuarryLakesAmherst.com to learn more about this exciting community.

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Amherst Police Dept. 440-988-2625 (non-emergency)

Auditor’s Office David Kukucka 480 Park Ave. 440-988-3742

Amherst Fire Dept. Fire Chief Wayne Northeim 440-988-4117 (non-emergency)

Building Inspector Tim Reynolds 480 Park Ave. 440-988-3734

Mayor David A. Taylor 440-988-4380

IncomeTax/ Treasurer’s Office Mark Hullman 480 Park Ave. 440-988-4212 & 988-3745

City Administration 206 S. Main St. Amherst, OH 44001 Safety/Service Director Dennis R. Clotz 440-988-3726 Administrative Assistant Jami L. Anderson 440-988-3720

Amherst Office on Aging Sandstone Office on Aging 440-988-2817 Main Street Amherst 255 Park Ave. 440-984-6709

City Council Meetings: 7:30pm, 2nd & 4th Mondays at City Hall Council Members John Dietrich, President Steve Bukovac, Ward One Glenn Loughrie, Ward Two Joe Gambish, Ward Three Jennifer Wasilk, Ward Four Frank Janik, At Large Phil Van Treuren, At Large Terrence Traster, At Large Clerk of City Council Olga Sivinski 206 S. Main St. 440-988-2420

Public Schools Amherst Exempted Village Schools District Office, 185 Forest St. 440-988-4406 Steve Sayers, Superintendent

Dining Guide Aladdin’s Eatery 2261 Cooper Foster Park Rd. 440-282-3366. Angelo’s Pizza 301 Church St. 440-988-5611 Blue Sky Restaurant 917 N. Leavitt Rd. 440-984-2583 Bob Evans Restaurant 700 N Leavitt Rd. 440-988-8894 Captain’s Club 232 Park Ave., #L 440-985-7276 Church Street Bar & Grill 300 Church St. 440-988-7100 Dairy Queen 7502 Leavitt Rd. 440-988-8885 Denny’s 900 N Leavitt Rd. 440-984-2426 Domino’s Pizza 1905 Cooper Foster Park Rd. 440-960-1898

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Don Tequila Mexican Restaurant 2255 Cooper Foster Park Rd. 440-282-1065 East of Chicago 1002 N. Lake St. S. Amherst 440-986-3278 Farmer Boy Restaurant 46323 Telegraph Rd. S. Amherst 440-986-8513 Golden Crown ChineseAmerican Restaurant 2292 Kresge Dr. 440-960-2299 Hot Dog Heaven 493 Cleveland Ave. 440-988-7404 Hunan Wok 1919 Cooper Foster Park Rd. 440-282-7754 Jilliano’s Pizzeria 2261 Cooper Foster Park Rd. 440-282-5900 KFC 407 N. Leavitt Rd. 440-985-1372 Marco’s Pizza 105 N. Leavitt Rd. 440-984-3700

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SCHOOL BUILDINGS Marion L. Steele High School 450 Washington St. 440-988-4433

EMH Emergency Care Center 1997 Healthway Dr . Avon, OH 44011 440-988-6660

Amherst Junior High School 548 Milan St. 440-988-0324

Mercy Allen Hospital 200 W. Lorain St. Oberlin, OH 44074 440 775-1211

Walter G. Nord Middle School 501 Lincoln St. 440-988-4441

Mercy Regional Medical Center 3700 Kolbe Rd. Lorain, OH 44053 440-960-4000

Josiah Harris Elementary School 393 S. Lake St. 440-984-2496

Utilities

Powers Elementary School 401 Washington St. 440-988-8670

Amherst City Cable WACC-TV 440-988-5247

Shupe Elementary School 600 Shupe Ave. 440-988-4090

Private/Parochial Schools Moose Head BBQ Grill 7660 Leavitt Rd. 440-985-7429 Mr. Hero 919 N. Leavitt Rd. 440-988-2288 Olde Town Pizza House 195 Cleveland Ave. 440-984-2468 Panera Bread 8000 Oakpoint Rd. 440- 985-2000 Quesadillas 249 Church St. 440-988-0399 Subway 7570 Oakpoint Rd. 440-985-1100 7582 Leavitt Rd. 440-985-7827 2273 Kresge Dr. 440-282-7827 Your Deli 395 Park Ave. 440-985-3354 Ziggy’s Sports Bar & Grill 193 Park Ave. 440-985-3663

Elyria Catholic High School 725 Gulf Rd., Elyria 440-365-1821 Lake Ridge Academy 37501 Center Ridge Rd. North Ridgeville 440-777-9434 440-327-1175 St. Joseph Catholic Elementary 175 St. Joseph Dr. 440-988-4244

Hospitals/Clinics

Century Telephone 440-244-8100

Time Warner Cable 800-993-2225 Columbia Gas of Ohio 800-344-4077 Amherst Utilities Dept. Utilities & Billing 440-988-4224

Other Important Numbers Amherst License Bureau 440-988-9064 Amherst Historical Society/Sandstone Museum Center 440-988-7255 Amherst Transfer Station (Seasonal Dump) 440-986-5000

Amherst Hospital 245 Cleveland Ave. Amherst, OH 44001 440-988-6000

Lorain County Board of Elections 1985 N. Ridge Rd. East Lorain, OH 44055 440-326-5901

Cleveland Clinic Lorain Family Health & Surgery Center 5700 Cooper Foster Park Rd. 440-204-7400

Lorain County Visitors Bureau 8025 Leavitt Rd. 440-984-5282 800-334-1673

EMH Regional Medical Center 630 East River Elyria, OH 44035 440-329-7500

Post Office 350 N. Leavitt Rd. Amherst, OH 44001 440-988-3421

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The Mermaidâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tale ........... p 10, 16 www.mermaidstale.net

EMH Regional Healthcare System ................ Inside Front Cover www.emh-healthcare.org

Automobile Dealership

Library

Premier Toyota .................... p 9, 16 www.PremierToyota.com

Amherst Public Library ........... p 11 www.amherst.lib.oh.us

Church

Organizations

St. Joseph Catholic Church & School ................................... p 13 www.stjosephamherst.com

Main Street Amherst ................ p 7 www.mainstreetamherst.org

Cupcake Shop

Pediatric Outpatient Therapy Facility

Sweets by Maggie! ................. p 21 www.sweetsbymaggie.com

Embroidery

Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Developmental Center ...................................... p 15 www.amherstcdc.org

Classic Touch Monogramming ...................... p 15

Photography

Engineers

Jason Shaffer Photography ...... p 2 www.jasonshafferphoto.com

Bramhall Engineering & Surveying Co., Inc. .................... p 2 www.bramhall-engineering.com

Physician Offices

Financial Services Edward Jones .................... p 10, 14 www.edwardjones.com First Federal Savings of Lorain .................................. p 14 www.firstfedlorain.com Lorain National Bank .......... p 9, 14 www.4LNB.com

Funeral Homes Dovin and Reber Jones Funeral & Cremation Center ............ p 2, 10 www.dovinreberjones.com Garland-Miscencik Funeral Home .......................... p 16 www.garlandfuneralhome.com

Homes & Real Estate Quarry Lakes at Amherst.... p 9, 17 www.quarrylakesamherst.com

Hospital/Medical Facilities Mercy Regional Medical Center ..............Back Cover www.MercyOnline.org

Cleveland Clinic ......................... p 8 www.clevelandclinic.org/fhc

Printer Lorain Quickprint ...................... p 7 www.lorainquickprint.com

Retirement Community/ Skilled Nursing Sprenger Retirement/ Amherst Manor ....................... p 15 www.sprengerhealthcare.com

Schools Amherst Schools ..................... p 12 www.amherst.k12.oh.us Country Day School .......... p 10, 13 www.countrydayamherst.com St. Joseph Catholic Church & School ................................... p 13 www.sjsamherst.org

Shipping, Packaging, Copy & Fax Services The UPS Store ............................ p 2

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