September 30, 2014

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Girls basketball: Elyria sinks Cuyahoga Falls, along with eight 3-pointers

John Taylor The Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA — Memo to teams that might look to pack the middle and force the Elyria Pioneers to beat them from the outside. For your own sake, and any shot at a victory, you may want to reconsider that particular strategy in the future. On the strength of eight 3-pointers, including Read More…

Black River school district averts strike

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Black River school district has averted a strike after coming to an agreement with its teachers and support staff Saturday. After nearly 12 hours of negotiations, unions representing Black River teachers and support staff have called off their strike planned for Wednesday, a Black River Board of Education statement said. The Read More…

AUTO INDUSTRY CRISIS: Local UAW leader urges support in letter

The following is a letter sent to The Chronicle-Telegram by Nick Gallogly, UAW Local 2000 chairman at Ford’s Ohio Assembly Plant in Avon Lake: As a union leader for many years, I feel I must respond to some recent remarks that have been made about union autoworkers. Despite the opinions of the talking heads on Read More…

Black River board prepares for strike

SULLIVAN TWP. — The Black River Board of Education passed two motions during a special meeting Tuesday night to keep the district running in the event of a strike. One gave district Superintendent Janice Wyckoff the right to hire people to keep the schools open during a strike, including hiring Huffmaster Inc., a private security Read More…

Black River school district prepared for unions` strike

Caterina Guinta The Medina Gazette SULLIVAN TWP. — The countdown is on after the Black River Teachers Association and the Black River Support Staff Association filed a 10-day strike notice Friday. The unions issued a statement that the strike date is set for Nov. 26 if a pact with the school district is not reached. Read More…

Black River teachers inch toward strike

SULLIVAN TWP. — Unions in the Black River Local School District are inching toward a possible strike. Members of the Black River Teachers Association and Black River Support Staff Association voted Monday to give their union leadership the ability to issue a 10-day strike notice to the school board. Under Ohio law, public employee unions Read More…

Mistakes cost Amherst in playoff football loss to Twinsburg

Jim Jablonski The Chronicle-Telegram TWINSBURG — Tournament games should be decided by two evenly matched teams. And that’s what Amherst and Twinsburg were Saturday night. Twinsburg, however, ended up with the most points, 20-11, ending the Comets’ season and dropping them out of the Division I tournament. With 2:31 to play and up 14-11, Twinsburg Read More…

Elyria Catholic finds a way to hold off Independence in a close match, advances to Division III district volleyball final

John Taylor The Chronicle-Telegram ELYRIA — The way they got there nearly had their coach searching for the nearest available porcelain outlet, but, for the Elyria Catholic Panthers and their vocal faithful, the result of their District III district semifinal volleyball tilt soothed even the most upset of stomachs. The Panthers, led by senior captain Read More…

Girls soccer: Melendez leads Firelands past Buckeye and into Division II district final

Ho Hoffman The Chronicle-Telegram YORK TWP. — Believe it. Rachael Melendez is for real. Led by Melendez’s 59th and 60th goals of the year — plus assist No. 21 thrown in for good measure — Firelands eliminated Buckeye 3-1 in a Rocky River Division II district semifinal girls soccer game Monday at Edwin Steingass Field. Read More…

Girl Scouts learn to work together at camp

RICHFIELD — Problem-solving and working together are two skills that Girl Scout Troop 179 tackled during a recent camping trip. Whether it was playing hide-and-seek at midnight or finding “stolen” luggage during the two-night trip, Troop 179 learned that if its members worked together, they could accomplish anything. “Working with others taught me how to Read More…