July 26, 2014

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Libertarian Ron Paul speaks in Oberlin

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OBERLIN — A spirited full house greeted former U.S. Rep. Ron Paul in Oberlin College’s Finney Chapel on Sunday evening as a part of the college’s Convocation Series. Paul, known for his strict interpretation of the constitution, limited government intervention and support of free market capitalism, came through Oberlin on a speaking tour to give Read More…

Oberlin’s Apollo celebrates gala premiere

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Oberlin College graduates brave oppressive heat to get diplomas

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OBERLIN — “Irrational optimism is a prerequisite for success,” Dr. Thomas R. Frieden advised a crowd of sweltering college graduates-to-be Monday morning. Irrational optimism would be the only thing to get these graduating seniors through the oppressive heat and out into the big world awaiting them as the 179th class of Oberlin College took the Read More…

School board votes to cut 133 jobs

LORAIN — In an anticipated but sobering move Friday, the Lorain school board unanimously passed proposals to lay off 133 more city schools personnel. Financial reasons and decline in student enrollment were the main factors cited at special meeting Friday for suspending contracts, all by the end of this summer. Ninety-three teachers union personnel, 12 Read More…

Fond farewell for county parks guru

SHEFFIELD — Friends, family, and colleagues celebrated the retirement of Lorain County Metro Parks Director Dan Martin at the French Creek Nature Center on Friday. Martin, who officially retired March 31, was the main event at the ceremony on Friday night. The event, emceed by Rick Fortney, executive director of TrueNorth Cultural Arts Center, and Read More…

Oberlin College students get a sneak peek of new HBO show ‘Girls’

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While the rest of the cable-watching world has to wait until Sunday to see the premiere of the HBO show “Girls,” Oberlin students got a free sneak preview of the new show on campus Thursday night. “Girls” is a comedy featuring post-graduate 20-somethings living and working — unpaid interning — in New York City. Though Read More…

Lorain High School student diagnosed with TB

LORAIN — Lorain High School will provide free tuberculosis tests to all students and staff after a student was reportedly diagnosed with the airborne contagious disease. Free testing will be provided at the high school 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, according to a notice from interim Superintendent Ed Branham that was sent home Friday Read More…

St. Jude student headed to D.C. after bee triumph

How do you win a spelling bee these days? If you’re taking a leaf from eighth-grader Veto Lopez’s spell-book, the answer is: don’t study! Upon correctly spelling the word “teriyaki,” Veto, 13, from St. Jude School in Elyria, was declared the winner of the 29th annual Chronicle-Telegram Regional Finals Bee on Friday night, scoring him Read More…

Political newcomer promotes ideas through social media at Lorain event

Graham Veysey speaks with Namita Waghray, of Lorain, during a "Twitter Town Hall" Friday at Scorchers in Lorain. (CT photo by Chuck Humel)

LORAIN — “Politicians make all kinds of promises, then when the election is over, nothing changes. How will @grahamveysey be different?” asked one Twitter user Friday night. Graham Veysey, who is facing U.S. Rep. Dennis Kucinich of Cleveland and U.S. Rep. Marcy Kaptur of Toledo in the Democratic primary for the 9th District Congressional seat, Read More…

Despite Oscar snubs, ‘Take Shelter’ gets local love

ELYRIA — Timothy Johnson has done everything in cinema: photography, lighting, sound, stop-motion animation, short-film direction — the list goes on. But Friday was the first time he had ever had the opportunity to present a feature film that he’s worked on — a Sundance-Film Festival inclusion, no less — in his hometown. Elyria native Read More…