February 14, 2016


Elyria police K-9 officer Stuka dies after illness


ELYRIA — The Police Department lost one of its four-legged team members Thursday. Stuka, a 10-year-old police dog that had served on the police force for seven years, died after suffering from a chronic illness. “Each day was an experience with Stuka,” said Officer Rick Walker, the senior police dog’s handler. “We had an unconditional Read More…

Camp Innovation uses STEM to provide fun, educational classes for first- through sixth-graders

Bailey Thacker, a first-grader, and Lily Beam, a second-grader at Vincent Elementary, blow up a balloon for the “Problem Solving on Planet Zak” module at Camp Invention at Durling Middle School in Sheffield Township on Thursday. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

SHEFFIELD TWP. — It isn’t often you visit a school and find teachers dressed in NASA spacesuits. But that is what Durling Middle School eighth-grade teacher Ryan Lewis was wearing Thursday as he helped students devise a contraption to cross a swamp on the imaginary planet of Zak. And while it sounds like a lot Read More…