February 13, 2016

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Krislov responds, says Oberlin students’ demands ‘contravene principles of shared governance’

OBERLIN — Oberlin College President Marvin Krislov responded to a 14-page document submitted by a black student group he would not answer to their wide-ranging demands. “I will not respond directly to any document that explicitly rejects the notion of collaborative engagement,” Krislov said in a statement posted on the college’s website. “Many of its Read More…

Elyria school board OKs sale of two schools

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ELYRIA — Two buyers split the purchase of two old schools Wednesday when the Elyria school board voted to sell Edison School and Jefferson School. Edison, 1514 Lake Ave., went to Elyria residents Jessica and Jerrod Rogers, owners of Elegant Assets, a full-service wedding decor company. The selling price was $2,000. Jefferson, 6615 Foster Ave., Read More…

Digging in: Students examine artifacts from Johnson’s Island

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ELYRIA — “Do you think the medicine bottles were made of amber-colored glass to keep the sun from deteriorating the pills?” Julian Hodge, 14, of Lorain pondered that question Wednesday as he took a dime-sized piece of glass from a metal specimen tray and turned it over in his hands. Science teacher Mark Jaworski watched Read More…

Brinda: 2016 budget could see 15 percent or more reduction; layoffs possible

ELYRIA – City officials are working up a 2016 budget that could see upward of a 15 percent reduction in city departments, which could result in employee layoffs, Mayor Holly Brinda said Tuesday. “A lot of places don’t have 15 percent to reduce so we are still working the numbers to see what that will Read More…

Reunited and it feels so good: Frank the cat back at St. Mary

ELYRIA — Frank the cat is home. The feline’s two-month absence ended Tuesday morning with his return to St. Mary School and Church. Frank went missing Nov. 19, said Kevin O’Connor, the church and school’s maintenance director. “Frank seems to be in good shape, just doesn’t look like he has been brushed since the last Read More…

Elyria tax hike supporters remain undaunted by low public support

ELYRIA — Community support for the Elyria income tax increase proposal is low, but campaign organizers believe a victory at the polls still is possible with a strong grassroots campaign. City Councilman Mark Jessie, D-3rd Ward, the mastermind behind the Issue 6 framework and arguably the campaign’s biggest cheerleader, said a recent survey’s findings are Read More…

Vigil held for boy who died after sledding accident

In the last days of Drew Hayden’s life he gained hundreds of mothers and fathers. Julie and Matt Hayden may not have known it, but the second their little boy slid down a snowy slope near the North Ridgeville home he shared with his mother and collided with an oncoming car, the collective thoughts of Read More…

Man sought in shooting death of 59-year-old woman

LORAIN — Police are looking for a 57-year-old man wanted in connection with the shooting death of a woman Saturday evening. Police said residents should consider Anthony Wayne Davis armed and dangerous. Davis was last seen walking east on West Seventh Court. Police said Davis had just left 916 W. Seventh Court. Police answering a Read More…

Lorain crash victim, driver identified

LORAIN — Police suspect a young woman who hit two pedestrians Friday night, killing a 62-year-old man, was driving while drunk when the accident occurred. Police arrived at the intersection of West 23rd Street and Oakdale Avenue about 9:40 p.m. to find two badly damaged cars, a fatally injured man and a possibly intoxicated driver. Read More…

Area school districts question state ratings

Districts across Ohio are contesting grades and scores released Thursday by the Ohio Department of Education in the areas of K-3 literacy, graduation rate and Prepared for Success, the measurement that looks at college- and career-readiness among students. Thursday’s release allowed parents to see their high schools’ four- and five-year graduation rates, elementary schools’ performance Read More…