May 25, 2016

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About Lisa Roberson

Lisa Roberson has been with the Chronicle since 2006, and covers Elyria city government and public education. She can be reached at 329-7121 or LRoberson@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter.

Elyria bars church from occupying building

ELYRIA — A local church focused on community outreach is out of its building due to a building code violation. The Beyond the Walls Church is holding services in its parking lot after receiving a cease-and-desist notice from the Elyria Building Department barring it from use of its Woodford Avenue facility until code violations are Read More…

Dancing ‘in a different way’: Local troupe shows disabilities don’t stop dreams

LORAIN — In gym class, students of Palm Elementary School most often see that there is a lot of ability in being disabled. What they saw Monday was Cleveland dancer DeMarco Sleeper showing how he twirls, tilts and dances from the seat of his wheelchair. Sleeper, 21, is a company member and outreach instructor with Read More…

High school students seize opportunity at LCCC

College is supposed to follow high school, but for a number of local teenagers college life comes first — and the payoff is huge. Just ask Norah Ali. At 18, the Elyria woman is set to accept her high school diploma May 27 at Ely Stadium. However, Ali donned a cap and gown last Saturday Read More…

Elyria Schools’ funding strong through 2020

ELYRIA — Elyria Schools’ bottom line remains strong through 2020, but school officials said they have to get a handle on student enrollment. As the district loses students, it also loses money. On Wednesday night, district Treasurer Joy Clickenger delivered an updated five-year financial forecast to school board members. These updates are given every May Read More…

Weekend Lorain County Pride Day schedule set

It’s volunteer time to clean up the county— because every little bit of help counts. More than 2,000 volunteers have signed on to participate in this year’s Lorain County Pride Day event. View the entire schedule HERE. The program, led by the Lorain County Solid Waste Management District, will build and plant gardens, pick up Read More…

Mother shares pain of son’s drug death

ELYRIA — Kerri Johnson clung tightly to a framed photo of her son, Ryan, and watched the crowd with trepidation. Will they listen to what she had to say or make comments to their friends as the gravity of her speech fell on deaf ears? She has delivered similar speeches to adults at drug awareness Read More…

Elyria to end health department

ELYRIA — The Elyria City Health District as people know it today will no longer exist as of Dec. 31. The department will dissolve, putting about 20 people out of work, and services will fold into the Lorain County General Health District on Jan. 1. That’s the likely schedule put into motion with a 7-4 Read More…

1,460 students graduate from LCCC

  ELYRIA — A massive group selfie of cap- and gown-clad graduates, talk of being leadership eggs and a gift of a giant coffee mug for the “World’s Best Mentor” — the 52nd annual commencement ceremony for Lorain County Community College graduates had some interesting moments. The pomp and circumstance of the Saturday morning ceremony Read More…

Lorain Schools joins 15 other districts for the first time at Special Olympics

ELYRIA — Dressed in a blue T-shirt that read, “Team Titan,” Daylan Bodiford came to Ely Stadium ready to wow. He grabbed the torch and walked with a steady gait to the next competitor. In that one movement, the 2016 Special Olympics officially started for the athletes of Lorain Schools. This year marked the first Read More…

Education, business leaders talk workforce readiness

ELYRIA — Graduation is often the capstone K-12 educators look to as the culmination of their work. However, if those same graduates are not ready for careers or college, just how successful has that work been? That’s the question Lorain County superintendents addressed on Thursday  as they discussed the preparation in the classroom that will Read More…