December 19, 2014

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WHAT HAPPENED? Union’s letter to city officials

Dear Council Member: As the City faces many General fund challenges in the coming months, the unavoidable issue of layoffs is upon us. The AFSCME Officers feel that Council should be aware of a few of the following concerns that we have, as it appears that our employees will be the ones laid off. The Read More…

Homework help is just a library away

LORAIN — Area students have an excellent learning resource right at their fingertips. For the past two years, the Homework Help Center at the main branch of the Lorain Public Library has been fostering an environment of creativity for kindergarten through eight-grade students and helping them with school work. The center, which operates 3:30 to Read More…

Train derails in Spencer

SPENCER — A westbound train derailed at the Wheeling and Lake Erie Railway switching station in Spencer on Wednesday, rupturing a fuel tank and closing off state Route 162 for most of the day. Spencer Fire and Rescue Chief Scott Schmoll said a couple of cars came off the tracks at 9:40 a.m. just east Read More…

Historical society salutes famous ladies of Lorain

LORAIN — From pistol-toting cops to Nobel Prize-winning authors, Lorain has produced some truly remarkable women throughout its history Just ask Carmelene Januzzi, a trustee of the Black River Historical Society and keynote speaker at the society’s meeting Monday. For her program, “Notable Women of Lorain,” Januzzi presented a DVD she edited and narrated about Read More…

Vermilion garden group is already thinking spring

VERMILION — Folks busy scraping ice off their windshields may think warm weather is a distant dream, but as January creeps to a close, one local group is preparing for the promise of spring. Vermilion in Bloom, a nonprofit organization that promotes beautification programs for the city, is anything but dormant in the dead of Read More…

Boys basketball: Pioneers get caught in the no-win zone, fall to Medina and its 1-3-1 defense

Kenneth L. Coleman The Chronicle-Telegram MEDINA — Being in a zone is supposed to be a good thing. But it was all bad for Elyria on Friday night as the Pioneers got lost in Medina’s 1-3-1 zone defense and came out on the losing end of a 60-42 decision in Northeast Ohio Conference play. “Give Read More…

School eagerly awaits resident therapy dog

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For the children who always wanted a puppy but whose parents just won’t budge, the next best thing may be having a dog where they spend most of their time: at school. Students at Liberty Elementary School in North Ridgeville are looking forward to the arrival of a school therapy dog. It Read More…

Kids crave Lorain school’s healthful dining concept

LORAIN — Chicken nuggets and fish sticks are no longer  common fare at one local school. Lorain’s Helen Steiner Rice Elementary School celebrated the beginning of a new healthful dining concept, Cool*Caf, on Monday with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. ARAMARK, Lorain Schools’ food service provider, designed Cool*Caf to encourage healthful eating habits among elementary school students. Read More…

Sandy Ridge Reservation offers a bird-watcher’s delight

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Ever hear tale of the “butcher bird?” It may be more than just a tale on Sunday — when winter wanderers might catch a glimpse or see tell-tale signs of its presence. An occasional migrant from the north during winter, the northern shrike, or butcher bird as it is affectionately called, is Read More…

Lego program inspires a very small building boom

The folks on Wall Street, they say the economy is bad. They say the housing and construction markets are in the gutter and raw materials are costlier than ever. But this group of young Elyria builders, they say, “Economy, shmonomy.” In less than 50 minutes — without change orders or holdups for city permits — Read More…