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Past articles by Lauren:

Amherst Historical Society brings back Easter egg event April 1

The Amherst Historical Society is welcoming back guests for its second annual Easter “Egg” stravaganza community event April 1. It will take place at two venues: Amherst Historical Soci… → Read More

Amherst Historical Society hosts cardio drumming classes

Amherst Historical Society, 113 S. Lake St., is inviting the community to attend cardio drumming classes. The next class will take place at 6:30 p.m., March 13. The Historical Society began offerin… → Read More

Oberlin High School students explore health field through interviews

Oberlin High School students had the chance of a lifetime March 9 as they met with recruiters from Mercy Health – Allen Hospital in Oberlin to discuss the potential of entering the medical fi… → Read More

Amherst Public Library to offer seated Dancercise tap classes

A new type of seated class will make its way to the Amherst Public Library at the end of March. Active for Life Fitness in Westlake will introduce a seated Dancercise tap class at the library, 221 … → Read More

Citizens for Amherst Schools plans 14th annual golf outing

Citizens for Amherst Schools will hold their 14th annual Scramble Golf Outing on June 9 at Thunderbird Golf Course – North at 1316 Mudbrook Road in Huron. Money raised during the event will b… → Read More

Amherst Arby’s hit with small structure fire, closed until further notice

Arby’s restaurant at 1951 Cooper Foster Park Road in Amherst sustained a minor structure fire March 6. The Amherst Fire Department received an automatic fire call from the restaurant at 7:40 … → Read More

Amherst Historical Society rebrands village garage sales

The weekly garage sales at Amherst Historical Society, 763 Milan Ave., will return this year with a new name and time. Village Garage Sales now is called The Shops at Sandstone Village “Fabul… → Read More

Amherst Police Department offers scholarship from No Shave November funds

With end of the academic year quickly approaching, many high school seniors are looking into scholarships as they continue their journey of education, and the Amherst Police Department knows this. … → Read More

Amherst School’s fifth graders convince Board of Education to cancel school for eclipse next year – Morning Journal

The Amherst Exempted Village School District Board of Education announced March 2 that they will not have school April 8, 2024, thanks to a very cute reason. Amherst Schools Assistant Superintenden… → Read More

Ron Zehel Guitar Center relocates to downtown Amherst

A great spot for guitar lessons in Amherst will resume March 8. Ron Zehel Guitar Center will relocate to 215 Church St. in the downtown area. The building, home to a bakery in the 1950s and 1960s, … → Read More

LCCC welcomes play March 21 on the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

The notorious RBG is coming to Stocker Arts Center on the campus of Lorain County Community College for one night only March 21 thanks to a play detailing her life from a Tony Award winning playwri… → Read More

Lorain County: Firelands High School holds first national FFA conference

Firelands High School had the honor of holding a national Future Farmers of America conference Feb. 27, welcoming educators and FFA students from all over Ohio. Focused on providing students with l… → Read More

Lorain: Margie Dziama celebrates 105 years

Lorain resident Margie Dziama will celebrate another milestone Feb. 27 as she turns 105-years-old. Born in Pennsylvania, Dziama and her family moved to Lorain when she was just five years old, begi… → Read More

Avon library opens musical therapy sessions for children with special needs

The Avon branch of the Lorain Public Library came alive Feb. 25 in a monthly musical therapy session, known as musical toolbox, geared toward children with special needs. Led by 29-year-old musici… → Read More

Your Pit BBQ in Vermilion to close

A popular Vermilion restaurant known for its grilling soon no longer will be an option. Your Pit BBQ, 3909 Liberty Ave., announced that after 11 years of operation, it is closing its doors. Owner G… → Read More

Amherst author Karen Radcliff discusses science fiction book

For Amherst science fiction author Karen Radcliff, the art of storytelling always had been in the books. “My mom (Mary Stroup) wanted me to either become a nurse or a writer, and even urged m… → Read More

Amherst Police Department adds license plate reader cameras around town

Amherst residents and other motorists driving around the city may have noticed the 12 new automatic license plate reading cameras, or ALPRs, placed throughout the area by the Amherst Police Departm… → Read More

Kiedrowski’s Simply Delicious Bakery in Amherst celebrates Fat Tuesday paczki tradition – Morning Journal

The lines of cars began at 5 a.m., Feb. 21, outside of Kiedrowski’s Simply Delicious Bakery at 2267 Cooper Foster Park Road in Amherst. “Our paczkis have been a hit since we opened in A… → Read More

Amherst updates tax increment financing on Cooper Foster Park Road, North Lake Street

A cost finally has been put on the tax increment financing (TIF) incentive district for residents on construction projects for Cooper Foster Park Road and North Lake Street in Amherst, according to… → Read More

Lorain NAACP honors E. Jean Wrice at Living Black History program

The Lorain Chapter of the NAACP will honor a familiar person Feb. 18 during its annual Living Black History program. The civil rights group is recognizing E. Jean Wrice, the first female president … → Read More