August 21, 2014

Elyria
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Any taming this wild animal?

No sooner had the Cavaliers dispensed with, er … make that totally whipped … the Pistons in Game 6 when the topic at the TNT analysts desk turned to the San Antonio Spurs and the upcoming championship series. The analysts were each asked to make a prediction. The question had barely escaped the host’s lips Read More…

Another day at the zoo

 LeBron, Cavs hoping to cage Spurs Rick Noland The Chronicle-Telegram SAN ANTONIO — The NBA Finals are a zoo. Just ask Cavaliers star LeBron James and San Antonio veteran Robert Horry. “This is a different beast we’re going against,” James said Friday at the AT&T Center, one day after Cleveland lost 85-76 to the three-time Read More…

Were Lorain teachers ‘bamboozled?’

Teachers union says district could have prevented overstaffing, wasn’t hampered by contract; superintendent says otherwise Adam Wright and Joe Medici The Chronicle-Telegram LORAIN — The school district, not the teachers, are to blame for the overstaffing that led Lorain schools to fire more than a third of its teaching staff this week, according to the Read More…

It’s a berry, berry fine time.

Strawberry patches ready to be picked all around the area Strawberry pie. Strawberry jam. Strawberry shortcake. It’s definitely strawberry pickin’ time in Lorain County. And that could not be truer for Melissa Grignon and her two children, Caleb and Julia, of North Ridgeville, who could not wait to fill their buckets with strawberries at the Read More…

Crash kills Elyria woman

Husband steps outside club, sees accident scene CARLISLE TWP. — What was supposed to be a night of live music and fun at a veterans club ended tragically when an Elyria man walked outside to see his wife’s crumpled motorcycle lying next to the road. Troopers told Gerald Uehlein that his wife of nearly 29 Read More…

She’s jailed again

Paris Hilton checks back into the gray-bar hotel Linda Deutsch The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — She was taken handcuffed and crying from her home. She was escorted into court disheveled, without makeup, hair askew and face red with tears. Crying out for her mother when she was ordered back to jail, Paris Hilton’s cool, Read More…

Elyria Schools not immune to cuts, mostly through attrition

ELYRIA — Declining enrollment rates and overstaffing are not just a Lorain issue. Other districts, including Elyria, have been dealing with the same issues for years. “Elyria has been gradually eliminating, because of declining enrollment, positions mostly through attrition,” said Nancy Warzecha, president of the Elyria Education Association. “As teachers retire, their position may not Read More…

LCCC plans culinary program

Site hasn’t been determined, but college intends to offer classes in fall 2008 ELYRIA — Lorain County Community College plans to begin offering a culinary arts program in fall 2008. Plans for a program have been in the works for more than a year. While the university hasn’t yet started recruiting faculty for the associate-degree Read More…

Big Sister of the Year

Lorain volunteer earns national honor LORAIN — It’s hard for Crystal Rivera to believe that she probably saved Ariana Melendez’s life. When they first met, Ariana was barely maintaining a C average in elementary school and was getting into fights once a week. Just three years later, the 12-year-old girl is on the honor roll Read More…

Oberlin manager finalists meet and greet public

City Council continues background investigation OBERLIN — City residents got a chance Friday night to meet the two finalists for the job of city manager and will get a second opportunity this morning. City Council wants to get input before it decides whom to hire for the position, which pays more than $85,000. Meanwhile, the Read More…