July 5, 2015

Elyria
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Lorain superintendent finalists narrowed to two

LORAIN — A successor to retiring Lorain Superintendent Tom Tucker will be chosen at a special school board meeting June 22, board President Tony Dimacchia said Thursday. Dimacchia made the announcement after an emergency board meeting in which members narrowed the finalists to Parma Superintendent Jeffrey Graham and Lorain Assistant Superintendent David Hall. Euclid Assistant Read More…

Firelands hosts forum to spur interest in Common Core changes

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HENRIETTA TWP. — With a July 1 deadline for passage of Ohio’s biennial budget, critics of Common Core state testing say now is the time for the state Senate to enact reform. “This really is our window of opportunity to make some changes,” Mike Von Gunten, Firelands Schools director of educational services and the district’s Read More…

Parma superintendent Graham, Lorain assistant Hall are finalists to succeed Tucker

Parma Superintendent Jeffrey Graham and Lorain Assistant Superintendent David Hall are finalists to succeed retiring Lorain superintendent Tom Tucker. “It’s going to be one or the other,” board of education president Tony Dimacchia said after a closed-door emergency board meeting lasting about 90 minutes today. Dimacchia said Euclid Assistant Superintendent Kimberly Allen, the third candidate, Read More…

Sun shines one more time on Lorain’s Tucker

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LORAIN — Superintendent Tom Tucker said when he was Admiral King High School band leader he often told band members on rainy days or when things weren’t going well that the sun would shine again. The phrase also was part of Tucker’s leadership philosophy in staying positive and not overreacting to adversity or a crisis. Read More…

Roverfest critics say event violates city nudity ordinance

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LORAIN — Roverfest critics were told Monday if they don’t like the often-raunchy rap and rock concert, they shouldn’t attend it. “It’s a private event,” police Capt. James McCann said at Monday’s City Council Parks & Recreation Committee meeting. “Don’t buy a ticket.” The annual Cleveland-area concert is hosted by Cleveland-based WMMS 100.7-FM radio shock Read More…

UPDATE: Missing Avon girls found safe in Elyria

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ELYRIA — Kaylyn Rogers wiped away tears at the Elyria Police Department about 10 p.m. Sunday as she waited to be reunited with her missing 2-year-old daughter. “Hey, baby,” Rogers said minutes later as she held a crying Sophia Rogers. Sophia and Autumn Shreve, 12, who was babysitting her, disappeared from their home at 1472 Read More…

Missing Avon girls found safe in Elyria

ELYRIA — Elyria Police have found 2-year-old Sophia Rogers and the 12-year-old that was babysitting her, who were reported missing Saturday night. The two were found safe Sunday evening, police said. The report triggered a search in Avon and Elyria, including the Carriage House apartments at 300 Washington Ave. The FBI, Avon police and Elyria Read More…

Police seek missing Avon girls

AVON — A missing 12-year-old girl, Autumn Shreve, and a 2-year-old girl, Sophia Rogers, are being sought by police. Police said in a news release that Shreve, who was babysitting Sophia, has a history of trying to connect with men on the Internet while pretending to be older than she is and may pretend that Read More…

Ted Jacobs, fixture of Lorain business, dies

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LORAIN — Ted Jacobs, the longtime clothing store owner known for his perpetual positivity and civic commitment, has died. The 93-year-old Jacobs died Sunday at Main Street Care Center, an Avon Lake nursing home, according to Sheila Evenchik, a friend of Jacobs and his family. Evenchik said Jacobs had been at the home since February Read More…

Titan seniors celebrate achievements at graduation

LORAIN — The academic and athletic achievements of the Lorain High School class of 2015 were celebrated at Tuesday’s graduation. About 11 percent of graduates earned associate degrees in addition to their high school diplomas and total scholarship money increased about 20 percent from $3.4 million in 2014 to $4.1 million this year. Athletically, the Read More…