March 29, 2015

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Wellington school board introduces new superintendent

New superintendent Dennis Mock, left, meets members of the Wellington School District following a board meeting Wednesday. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — Dennis Mock, a veteran superintendent for more than 20 years in Genoa Schools, approached the position of the Wellington district’s next head Wednesday night with a clear cut goal —continue working to bring the district out of a deficit. The school board voted unanimously to hire Mock to a three-year contract Wednesday night. Read More…

Wellington eighth graders to move to high school

School Board member Joseph Calfo asks about the options available to eighth grade students so they will not lose advanced placement math in the eighth grade for this upcoming school year. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — The Board of Education put a hotly debated topic to rest Wednesday when it finalized the decision to move eighth grade students into the high school building beginning next school year. The move passed in a 3-2 vote with board members Ayers Ratliff and Sally Stewart voting it down. The idea to move Read More…

Wellington taps Genoa’s Mock as superintendent

WELLINGTON — A superintendent with more than two decades of experience will soon bring his knowledge to Wellington Schools when he takes over next school year. This month, the Wellington Schools Board of Education chose Dennis Mock, a superintendent with Genoa Schools for 20 years, to be the district’s next superintendent. The board will vote Read More…

Wellington residents voice opposition to moving eighth graders to high school

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WELLINGTON — Where will the eighth-graders go? That was the question of the night at the Wellington Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday when parents, school staff and community members voiced their concerns with the district’s proposed budget cuts. The board will vote tonight on whether to permanently move eighth-grade students out of McCormick Middle Read More…

Man arrested following standoff in Lorain

LORAIN – After an argument with his mother, a man allegedly barricaded himself in his room late Monday, threatening to blow up his house and shoot any police who tried to come inside. Matthew Garcia, 36, was charged with inducing panic and domestic violence around 3 a.m. Tuesday following a stand off with police that Read More…

Wellington schools lay off 24

WELLINGTON — The Wellington Schools teaching staff was hit the hardest this month when the administration handed out layoff notices to 24 employees. The notices were handed out March 13 to 11 teachers from the elementary, middle and high schools as well as five intervention specialists, cleaners, a secretary, a cafeteria aide and a bus Read More…

Lorain man killed in early morning fire

LORAIN – An apartment fire in Lorain claimed the life of one man early Sunday morning. The fire started just after midnight a first floor apartment at the Lakeshore Colonial Apartment building on 3910 West Erie Ave. Sunday. Firefighters arrived at the scene and saw flames coming from a room on the first floor. They Read More…

Police find body of missing Lorain man

Aaron Zimmerman

LORAIN — Aaron Zimmerman, the 26-year-old Lorain man missing since Nov, 14, was found dead Thursday. A man walking in the woods near Chelsea Drive and Packard Avenue found Zimmerman’s body, according to a news release from Lorain police spokesman Capt. Roger Watkins. Dr. Stephen Evans, Lorain County coroner, confirmed it was Zimmerman. The body Read More…

Police: Alleged drug ring a family affair

ELYRIA — A family-run drug trafficking organization that stretched across two counties and lasted for at least a decade came to an end when police raided a grandmother’s house Friday on Tattersall Court. The Elyria home where most of the initial drug transactions allegedly happened was one of 17 homes and buildings the Lorain County Read More…

Police: Alleged drug ring a family affair

ELYRIA – A family-run drug trafficking organization that stretched across two counties and lasted for at least a decade came to an end in a grandmother’s house Friday on Tattersall Court. The Elyria home where most of the initial drug transactions happened was one of 17 homes and buildings the Lorain County Drug Task Force Read More…