March 29, 2015

Elyria
Clear
20°F
test

EHS students win national art awards

BRUCE BISHOP / CHRONICLE Noah Katrinchak and Caleb Arnold, Elyria High School students, with their award-winning art.

Art is its own reward. Last summer, Noah Katrinchak was walking along the streets of North Myrtle Beach with his sister just after sunrise taking photos when he turned around and took a picture of a quiet, empty street bathed in the fresh morning sun. From that image, he painted a piece of artwork that Read More…

Hill leaving Firelands to become Springfield superintendent

Bob Hill

Firelands Schools’ loss is Springfield Schools’ gain. Firelands Superintendent Bob Hill was named Thursday as the new superintendent of the district located near Dayton. He has signed a four-year contract with a base salary of $152,500. Hill will replace Springfield’s current superintendent, who is set to retire. In his new role, Hill will oversee a Read More…

Lights out in Elyria as Middle Avenue construction continues

Lights are out on Middle Avenue in Elyria on Friday as construction continues. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

The residents on the south side of Elyria are literally in the dark as a result of the Middle Avenue reconstruction project. The first phase of the project is starting up and, as a result, the street lights are going out. In their place, the city is putting up six portable light trailers to illuminate Read More…

Goggin to stay in Midview through 2021

GRAFTON — Midview Schools will keep Scott Goggin on as superintendent for another five years. The Midview school board unanimously voted to approve a new five-year contract for Goggin, effective Aug. 1, 2016, to July 31, 2021, during a meeting Thursday. Goggin has been at Midview for 13 years, not all as superintendent. “I love being Read More…

Elyria churches plan merger

032715churchslide

ELYRIA — The congregations of three United Church of Christ churches are embracing what it means to step out in faith with a planned consolidation and rebranding as the new Community of Faith United Church of Christ. The goal is simple — to take the best of what’s offered at Lake Avenue United Church of Read More…

Even Ohio State football players can’t refuse request from Starr

Elyria High School intervention specialist Stacie Starr introduces Elyria High graduates Chase Farris, left, and Tracy Sprinkle, who are members of the national champion Ohio State football team, to students at Save Our Children on Thursday. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — When Elyria High School intervention specialist Stacie Starr makes a request, her unbridled abundance of energy makes it hard to say no. It doesn’t matter if you are a former Elyria Schools student, living the college life at The Ohio State University and a part of the national champion Buckeye football team. When Read More…

Withdrawn candidate Stanford actively pursued Elyria superintendent job

ELYRIA — Columbus Schools Deputy Superintendent John Stanford doesn’t want the Elyria Schools superintendent job. He decided Wednesday to withdraw his name from consideration. But that was not always the case. Emails secured by The Chronicle-Telegram through a public records request tell the story of a candidate once very interested in the position. The request Read More…

Stanford withdraws; Elyria superintendent search back to square one

The Elyria school board is restarting the search for Superintendent Paul Rigda’s successor whether it wants to or not. The last candidate, John Stanford, deputy superintendent for Columbus Schools, is planning to withdraw from the search. Stanford informed Steve Horton of the Ohio School Boards Association on Wednesday that he no longer wanted to move Read More…

Elyria board president: No rush to name new superintendent

ELYRIA — If the Elyria school board thought it best last week to retrench from its superintendent search after recent weeks of controversy, the blow dealt Monday with the announcement that Huron Superintendent Dennis Muratori doesn’t want the job shows further proof the board has a ways to go in finding the district’s next leader. Read More…

Huron’s Muratori drops out of Elyria superintendent search

Muratori

Huron Superintendent Dennis Muratori has withdrawn from the Elyria superintendent search, an exit that comes on the heels of the Elyria school board announcing it would like to possibly look closer at the internal candidates who were eliminated after first-round interviews. What this also means for Deputy Superintendent of Columbus Schools John Stanford is unknown Read More…