March 4, 2015

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2 eliminated Elyria superintendent candidates evaluated

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ELYRIA – When longtime Elyria school board member Don Boddy resigned, citing the superintendent selection process that ousted two local candidates before second-round interviews as his reasoning, much of the focus turned to those who remained in contention. At that point, they were John Stanford, deputy superintendent for Columbus Schools, Dennis Muratori, superintendent of Huron Read More…

Elyria superintendent finalists received positive reviews

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The two remaining candidates vying to succeed Elyria Schools Superintendent Paul Rigda have a lot of experience working in public districts. This is what each current employer has to say about the candidate’s performance based on the most-recent employment evaluations conducted by either the school board, which was the case for Huron Superintendent Dennis Muratori, Read More…

State board screened superintendent applicants according to criteria provided by Elyria

The original list of 35 people who applied to be the next Elyria superintendent included 11 educators who are superintendents in their respective school districts, but none in districts demographically comparable to Elyria Schools. Elyria board members put prior superintendent experience high on the list of job qualifications. But, of those superintendents who applied to Read More…

Bendix announces departure from Elyria

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ELYRIA — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems is leaving Elyria. The company announced Tuesday that it plans to build a new headquarters within a 20-mile radius of its dated Cleveland Street facility. A decision on whether Bendix would stay has been anticipated for months since Mayor Holly Brinda said she was blindsided last fall with news Read More…

Elyria mayor’s challenger Bill Grace fires barbs in wake of Bendix news

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ELYRIA — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems’ announcement that it will leave Elyria will undoubtedly be seized upon by her opponents as a blemish to Mayor Holly Brinda’s administration as she seeks a second term. Brinda said she did everything she could to keep Bendix in Elyria. Bendix, one of Elyria’s top employers with more than Read More…

Elyria superintendent finalist has checkered past

John Stanford

John Stanford’s tenure as a deputy superintendent with Columbus Schools has been marked with controversy, including criticism from school board members after the disappointing rollout of a new bus system that almost left students without transportation before the start of the 2013-14 school year and the fallout of working in a district under scrutiny for Read More…

Lorain man found dead in road, struck by two cars

The death of a 19-year-old Lorain man is being investigated after the Lorain County Sheriff’s Office said he was hit by two cars early Saturday on state Route 113. Kenneth Faria was found just after 2 a.m. near Gifford Road. How he got on the road still is being investigated. According to a news release, Read More…

2 candidates remain for Elyria superintendent

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ELYRIA — Less than 24 hours ago, the Elyria school board met in executive session to pepper three people unknown to the community with questions to help them decide which one will lead the Elyria Schools. They met with Karen Green, assistant superintendent of Youngstown Schools; Dennis Muratori, superintendent of Huron Schools; and John Stanford, Read More…

Columbus Schools deputy superintendent considered for Elyria position

John Stanford

When John Stanford worked for Gov. Ted Strickland, he led the successful development of the-then governor’s education reform plan. Then, when he went to work for Columbus Schools, he oversaw the implementation of the district’s strategic plan, retooling how it looked at assessments and helped right the fiscal wrongs of the district by creating a Read More…

Huron Schools superintendent considered for Elyria position

Dennis Muratori

Dennis Muratori worked for one year at Lorain’s Southview High School as an in-school tutor. When a position opened up with Sandusky Schools, Muratori took it and spent six years teaching junior high school students at his alma mater. Science was his specialty. His time in the classroom is now over. Muratori went from teacher Read More…