August 1, 2015

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Oberlin sues to annex JVS property

PITTSFIELD TWP. — The city of Oberlin is suing Lorain County Joint Vocational School for not honoring an agreement made 44 years ago. The lawsuit, filed by Law Director John Clark on Thursday, cites a 1971 agreement between the city and the school. The JVS was constructing its current building in Pittsfield Township at the Read More…

Eight finalists identified in Oberlin superintendent search

OBERLIN — The Board of Education plans to interview eight people for the Oberlin school district’s superintendent vacancy next week. The Lorain County Educational Service Center released the names and resumes Wednesday of the eight applicants the board chose Tuesday night as finalists in the search for a new superintendent. A pool of 22 original Read More…

Flu fears chase poultry displays from this year’s county fair

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WELLINGTON — Chickens and other poultry, which have long been staples of the Lorain County Fair, will not be coming back this year. The decision was made by the Ohio Department of Agriculture, which released a statement last week saying the danger of spreading avian flu was just too high to allow birds at state Read More…

No charges for teacher alleged to have had sex with student

A former Midview High School teacher will not be charged in connection with accusations that he had sexual relations with a student after he left his job at the high school last summer, according to Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will. The prosecutor’s office decided not to pursue charges for Michael Kekic, 25, after a lengthy Read More…

Oberlin Schools whittles list down to 8

OBERLIN — The Board of Education chose eight finalists for the position of superintendent at an executive session meeting Tuesday afternoon, including a current assistant superintendent from Lorain Schools. The Lorain County Educational Service Center stopped receiving applications for the position last week with 22 applications. After completing preliminary interviews and background checks, they presented Read More…

Third Street repairs first priority in zero-sum game

ELYRIA — The city may soon be seeing the reconstruction of Third Street and its bridge over railroad tracks, after a Council decision Monday evening. But that decision comes at a price. In this case, the repairs and reconstruction mean the city won’t have enough money to repair other streets in Elyria this year. Council Read More…

Lorain man accused of arson in abandoned building fire

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LORAIN — A man was arrested Friday after lighting a fire in an abandoned building, according to police. Daniel Hayslip, 35, was charged with arson a little after 11 p.m. after a witness identified his car outside of a Dairy Mart, police said. Police and the Lorain Fire Department responded to the 200 block of Read More…

The torch is passed; Elyria bids farewell to Rigda, welcome to Jama

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ELYRIA — With cake, community and, of course, the district’s renowned pink cookies, Elyria Schools said goodbye to Superintendent Paul Rigda on Monday and rang in the arrival of incoming Superintendent Tom Jama. The district held an open house at Elyria High School on Monday afternoon, the final day of school, to mark the transition. Read More…

North Ridge Road construction causing headaches

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ELYRIA — Troopers have been issuing more tickets and responding to a multitude of traffic issues in Elyria and Sheffield Township over the past week since construction on North Ridge Road East shut down a section of the street. Last week, troopers from the Ohio Highway Patrol began responding more frequently to an area of Read More…

Oberlin receives 22 applications for superintendent vacancy

OBERLIN — The applications are in, and 22 people are looking to take over as superintendent of Oberlin Schools, including two assistant superintendents from Lorain Schools. The Lorain County Educational Service Center stopped receiving applications for the position Thursday. Only two were from Lorain County: David Hall, assistant superintendent of Lorain Schools, and Stephen Sturgill, Read More…