December 21, 2014

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Prep roundup: Brookside girls double up MLK

SHEFFIELD – Cassie Griffiths scored 12 points, Bree Mills added 11 and Ali Gendron finished with seven points and a team-high eight rebounds as Brookside (4-1) came away with a 62-31 non-conference girls basketball victory over Cleveland MLK on Monday night. The game was moved up from a February date due to a conflict with Read More…

LEGO creation earns kids a state bid

It doesn`t always take a scientist to build a robot. In fact, sometimes all it takes is a group of home-schooled boys with a knack for building with LEGO blocks. CARL SULLENBERGER / CHRONICLE Their LEGO robot Bobby Johansen, 14, of North Ridgeville, Greg Knechtges, 13, of Grafton, and Carl and David Sadowski, 15 and Read More…

Brown pushes reforms amid toy scandal

CLEVELAND – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown blamed the Bush administration Monday for the toy recall scandal and announced a six-point plan to combat toxic toys. This year has seen a record number of toy recalls; more than 6 million toys were recalled in November, including the popular Aqua Dots toy beads, which were coated in Read More…

Ohio schools stretch computer dollars

SPRINGDALE – It remains rare for school districts in Ohio to provide all their students with laptop computers. But low-cost laptops, stripped of features in more expensive units that have been popular with business since the 1990s, are enabling districts to stretch their budgets while providing more computers for students. Princeton City Schools, in one Read More…

Elyria trucker killed in I-71 crash

MOUNT GILEAD – A 32-year-old Elyria man was killed Monday when a vehicle crossed the Interstate 71 median and slammed into his tractor-trailer in central Ohio. Richard Stull Jr. was killed instantly when the driver of a northbound Honda Civic lost control around 7 a.m. and crashed head-on into Stull`s southbound Volvo semi, according the Read More…

‘Weird substance’ found in egg nog, couple says

ELYRIA – An Elyria couple who purchased a quart of egg nog from a Lorain supermarket the day before Thanksgiving said they recently discovered a “fleshy” substance inside the container when it was about half empty. Anne Beard, 45, and Thomas Wilson, 57, said they drank about half the quart on Thanksgiving Day. CARL SULLENBERGER Read More…

Mix a tasty drink but hold the liquor

ELYRIA – Lorain County Community College and Lorain County General Health District are gearing up for another Zero-Proof Mix-Off, an alcohol-free competition where community groups and clubs offer nonalcoholic drink recipes. This year`s mix-off will be 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at LCCC`s College Center, with a snow date scheduled for Friday. The mix-off features Read More…

This chimp may have better memory than you

NEW YORK – Think you`re smarter than a fifth-grader? How about a 5-year-old chimp? Japanese researchers pitted young chimps against human adults in tests of short-term memory, and overall, the chimps won. That challenges the belief of many people, including many scientists, that “humans are superior to chimpanzees in all cognitive functions,” said researcher Tetsuro Read More…

Friday is last day for leaf pickup in Elyria Twp.

ELYRIA TWP. – The last day for leaf collection in Elyria Township will be Friday, Elyria Township Road, according to Superintendent Tim Van Dyke. Residents also are asked not to place their leaves in the road or on the curb, and to remove their parked vehicles from the road during parking snow bans.

Schools ditch grades

SHEFFIELD LAKE – Not one second-grader has received an “A” so far this year at Tennyson and Knollwood elementary schools. In fact, no one has received any B`s, C`s, D`s or F`s, either. Neither have the kindergarteners nor the first-graders. That`s because teachers are using a new way to grade the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake school district`s Read More…