April 16, 2014

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Clearview seniors keep stiff upper lip

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The 120 Clearview High School grads are as hardboiled as they come, with a school motto that reads: “Life’s tough, get a helmet.” The class song is “Good Riddance” by Green Day. Despite how tough life may have been during the seniors’ four-year high school tenure, they were all smiles taking the Read More…

Lorain cuts 246 teachers from district

Unexpected $4.75 million shortfall leads  to staff dismissals; more are expected LORAIN — The Lorain school district is eliminating 246 of the district’s 714 teachers. And the job cuts won’t end with those announced Thursday — the district still plans to make additional cuts to administrative and support personnel in the next few days. The Read More…

Church clusters see changes ahead

Cleveland diocese plan will result in closures and mergers, but area parishes focus on faith ELYRIA — Twenty-two years ago, Father Frank Kosem walked into St. Jude Church to a congregation of about 1,500 families. He knew things could change and, by 2000, they did. The parish size peaked to a bustling 2,300 families. But Read More…

State test dashes some seniors’ hopes

A Vermilion High School senior needed to get just one more question correct on the science portion of the Ohio Graduation Test to collect her diploma. Superintendent Bruce Keller said all of the instructors at the school felt terrible for the girl. “She tried so hard, but she did not quite get her nose above Read More…

Lorain looks into alleged harassment

Adam Wright and Brad Dicken The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN — The city is investigating allegations that Deputy Safety Service Director Joe Arendt sexually harassed a fellow city worker. The investigation began this week after an attorney for Nadine Pena, a temporary employee working in the Community Development Department, made a public records request for both of Read More…

School’s out … for some

ELYRIA — Thursday marked the end of the school year and start of summer vacation for students in Elyria City Schools.Well, for most students, that is. Students at Kindergarten Village, Crestwood Elementary School, Franklin Elementary School, Oakwood Elementary School and Westwood Junior High had to return to the classrooms today because the schools were forced Read More…

Strip club owners taking new law to ballot

Stephen Majors The Associated Press COLUMBUS — Strip-club owners and dancers will try to give voters a chance to overturn a law that forbids touching strippers and halts nude dancing after midnight, groups representing both said Thursday. The opponents are beginning to collect the signatures needed to put the issue on Ohio’s November ballot. By Read More…

Volleyball matches set for spike in volunteers

LORAIN — When Leon Mason was named director of South Lorain’s Lincoln Community Center last month, he knew he’d have to develop creative ways to keep kids off the streets. Now his creativity may spruce up local parks. Mason plans on setting up open-gym volleyball and basketball games a few times a week so children Read More…

Y wants help to replace closed facilities

ELYRIA — More than a year after YMCAs in Lorain and Elyria locked their doors without notice, the YMCA of Greater Cleveland is asking county residents to help it raise money to build two new facilities. Glenn Haley, president of the YMCA of Greater Cleveland, told the county commissioners Thursday that the organization has a Read More…

A dud of a Debut: spurs 85, cavaliers 76

LeBron held to 14 points, gets little help in ugly opener SAN ANTONIO — It could be argued that the Cavaliers still haven’t played their first game in the NBA Finals. After waiting 37 years to advance to its first championship series, Cleveland barely showed up Thursday in Game 1 at the AT&T Center, falling Read More…