June 29, 2016

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Midview janitor in running for national award

EATON TWP. — From the moment Keith Ciesielczyk steps out of his vehicle in the Midview Middle School parking lot, he only has one goal — to make the school and its grounds picture-perfect. Mop buckets, brooms and dustpans and other cleaning supplies, plus outdoor equipment like snow blowers and shovels, are the tools Ciesielczyk, Read More…

FOP union head blasts mandatory retirement age proposal

LORAIN — The president of the Fraternal Order of Police, Lorain Lodge No. 3 sent out a three-page document Sunday condemning Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer and City Council for the proposed city ordinance mandating a retirement age for police officers and firefighters. FOP President Kyle Gelenius expressed his concern for the proposed city ordinance and Read More…

Family’s fifth son born with disease twins share (VIDEO)

Editor’s note: In December 2011, readers were introduced to the Hurst family of LaGrange. At the time, Bryce and Baen Hurst were the only set of identical twins in the United States to be diagnosed with Hurler syndrome. Since the first story, doctors diagnosed another set of twins, a fraternal boy and girl, with the Read More…

Speller picks perfect match

AVON — A new spelling bee winner was announced Friday at Avon Middle School, and it could be all because she wore a pair of mismatched socks. Rachel Mueller, a seventh-grader from Learwood Middle School in Avon Lake and the winner of 2016 Educational Service Center and The Chronicle-Telegram District Final Spelling Bee, didn’t give Read More…

Oberlin library levy passes

OBERLIN — Voters continued to show their support of the Oberlin Public Library by passing Issue 12. The 3.25-mill renewal levy passed 2,888 to 905, or 76 percent to 24 percent, according to unofficial results released by the Lorain County Board of Elections. The five-year renewal will raise about $592,624 a year to help pay Read More…

Voters approve Sheffield Lake library renewal

SHEFFIELD LAKE — Voters approved a 2.2-mill levy renewal with a 0.75-mill increase to support Lorain Public Library System’s Domonkas Branch Library services. With all four precincts reporting, Issue 13 passed by 1,420 to 964, or 60 percent for the levy with 40 percent against, according to unofficial results released Tuesday night by the Lorain Read More…

Pair of school levies renewed in Oberlin

OBERLIN — Voters approved two renewal levies for Oberlin Schools, which keeps more than $1.3 million in funding flowing into the district. According to unofficial results released by the Lorain County Board of Elections, Issue 25, a 5.05-mill renewal levy, was passed 2,685 to 1,130, or 70 percent to 30 percent; while Issue 26, a Read More…

Seventh-graders vie for top spot in bee

AVON — It was a battle between two seventh-graders at the end of the preliminary round of the 33rd annual spelling bee Friday at Avon Middle School. Within an hour into the bee, the final two contestants, Renee Clippinger and Aum Desai began spelling word after word in an effort to be crowned the winner. Read More…

County’s best drawn to Difference Makers Gala

“Innovation” was the theme for Leadership Lorain County’s 13th annual Difference Makers Gala. Through new approaches to solving problems within the county and serving the community, this year’s recipients focused on the arts and looked for better strategies in giving. At the gala Friday night at the Spitzer Conference Center, William Harper, executive director of Read More…

Stars come to Avon Lake: ‘Dark Skies, Bright Kids’ shows night sky up close

AVON LAKE — Pierce DiFilippo sat near his dad, Dr. Anthony DiFilippo, on the floor of the inflatable planetarium, gazing up into the “night sky” as Cuyahoga Astronomical Association member Suzie Dills brought the sky to life with stars. “Do you see these three stars here? That is called Orion’s Belt,” Dills told the crowd. Read More…