September 19, 2014

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Hundreds protest firings

More than 500 show up outside school board meeting LORAIN — More than 500 people filled the lawn outside a Lorain elementary school Monday — all wanting to ask questions they say haven’t been answered by school officials in the wake of massive cuts to the district. Their questions seemed simple enough: Will my children Read More…

How can they remove school board members?

LORAIN — If angry teachers and residents can get enough signatures, they might be able to force a county judge or a jury to review whether Lorain school board members who voted in favor of massive layoffs in the district should be removed from office. But to do so, they’d have to prove the board Read More…

Many fired teachers still in limbo

LORAIN — Lorain school officials have not decided which teachers won’t be back in the classroom next year. The district already notified 246 teachers that they would be let go, but the precise positions that will be axed and those that might be spared are under review, Board President Jeanine Donaldson told the nearly 500 Read More…

Giving children a shot at the ‘good old days’

ELYRIA — Maybe it takes a little kid in an ol’ grandpa’s body to show folks how just how much fun the old days could be. “That’s how I stay young,” said Ted Dowdell, of Elyria Township. “I’m just an old great-grandpa who never really grew up.” Dowdell, 85, is hoping to transport Lorain County Read More…

Quintet of Elyria natives willing to bet on poker-Scrabble hybrid

ELYRIA — In the coming years, we all could be playing SPPoker. It combines the fast action of poker with the word fascination of Scrabble. The specially designed cards have the regular playing cards symbols in one corner and letters of the alphabet in another. You can win points three ways: by having the best Read More…

Leta L. Bower

Leta L. Bower, 62, passed away in her Grafton home on Sunday, July 15, 2007. Born at Evans, WV to the late George and Pearl (Prochnow) Lieving, she is survived by her husband, Forrest C. "Bud" Bower, Jr.; children, Rosemary Hebb, Angie Ruffner and her husband Tim, Jeff Bower, Renee Voiers and her husband Jesse; Read More…

Michael A. Braig

Michael A. Braig, Sr., "forever 21", of Sullivan, died Saturday, July 14, 2007 following a motorcycle accident. He was born April 11, 1969 in Bay Village. Michael grew up in Elyria and had resided in Sullivan for the past ten years. Michael attended Elyria High School. He worked for Ridge Tool in Elyria for 13 Read More…

Glenda Coker

Glenda Coker, 44, of Elyria, passed away Sunday evening, July 15, 2007 in her home, after a long illness. She was born Tuesday, October 30, 1962 in Newport, TN, living in Lorain County for the last 25 years. She was employed at Fossco in Cleveland as an oven attendent for 10 years. Mrs. Coker was Read More…

Dolores J. Kulas

Dolores J. "Dee" Kulas (nee Stauffer), 66, of Lorain, died Monday, July 16, 2007. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Gluvna-Shimo-Hromada Funeral Chapel, 3224 Broadway Ave., Lorain.  

John P. Skolnicki

John P. "Yash" Skolnicki, 83, of Lorain, died on Saturday, July 14, 2007, at Community Health Partners HSC – West, Lorain, after an extended illness. He was born on September 25, 1923, in Lorain. He had moved to Michigan before returning to Lorain in 1958. John was a 1941 graduate of Lorain High School. He Read More…