September 21, 2014

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Former Spring Valley Golf Club liquor permit transfer denied

ELYRIA — The Division of Liquor Control has denied an application by the owner of the former Spring Valley Golf Club to transfer a liquor permit to the new corporate entity attached to the development plan of the century-old club. In a letter dated Sept. 12, the state agency said the transfer application filed by Read More…

Father, son in different bands for Elyria Apple Festival performances

Quentin Dickerson, 28, and his father, Gary, each will perform in separate bands at the Elyria Apple Festival. PHOTO PROVIDED

ELYRIA — For Gary and Quentin Dickerson, music has always been a part of their lives. It was mostly something they did at church, but this weekend the father and son will bring their talents to the 33rd annual Elyria Apple Festival in two shows. The elder Dickerson, who has worked for the city of Read More…

Lorain County poverty rate holds steady

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A year did not make much of a difference for the working poor of Lorain County. Many stayed in 2013 exactly where they were in 2012 — squarely in the category of living below the poverty line. In Lorain County, the number of individuals struggling in poverty was roughly 14.6 percent in 2013, nearly the Read More…

Elyria School board not eager to move quickly on new stadium

ELYRIA — Dreams of a new Ely Stadium will not become a reality anytime soon as the Elyria school board and those who want to see an update to the decades-old facility are just now starting to have a conversation. Wednesday night members of a self-appointed group known as Friends of Ely Stadium addressed the Read More…

Elyria teachers show up en masse at school board meeting, stay silent

ELYRIA — An audience of red-shirt-clad educators crowded Wednesday’s Elyria school board meeting in an unusually large number, but they remained nearly silent. The teachers and administrators filled the chairs, stood against the walls and some even sat on the floor while the more than 90 minute meeting was conducted. No one offered an explanation Read More…

Area school districts receive both high, low marks from state

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Friday’s release of the 2013-14 state report cards by the Ohio Department of Education offers a complex look at Ohio’s more than 640 school districts, with Lorain County districts ranging from high performing to in need of major improvement. Some of the highlights of the reports should come as no surprise to communities as districts Read More…

Ohio releases report cards for Lorain County school districts

The grading of Lorain County’s public schools shows that collectively districts are trying hard to hit academic benchmarks, but the higher standards put in place for this year have affected many with lower-than-expected grades, according to state report cards released today by the Ohio Department of Education. While some districts – Avon, Avon Lake and Read More…

Suspect facing felony charges in Elyria Twp. bank robbery

Robert Gauna

ELYRIA TWP. — A 31-year-old Bay Village man has been indicted on felony charges of bank robbery for a July 14 robbery of Lorain National Bank on North Ridge Road. A grand jury elected to charge Robert T. Gauna with the federal offense after hearing how he allegedly walked into the bank, pulled out a Read More…

Schools brace for release of educational report cards

ELYRIA — Educators want parents who plan to data mine the state report cards released today by the Ohio Department of Education to remember one thing: Change is neither easy nor pretty. Today’s release likely will result in fewer stellar report cards and more that reflect districts need improvement. Higher standards put in place by Read More…

Delay in immigration reform has local impact

Padro Ramirez Hernandez, shown with his family and friends on Aug. 16, 2013, is facing deportation after his request for stay was denied. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

Delays in immigration reform — the latest coming just days ago when President Barack Obama announced he would postpone executive action on the issue until after the November election — have real-life implications, including the fate of a local family. On a conference call Tuesday, immigration advocates, attorneys and families grappling with the possibility of Read More…