September 15, 2014

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Poultry pair earn honors, respect as veteran Lorain County Fair leaders

Keith Shay, left, and Tom Kelley, fair poultry experts, enjoy a moment in the new poultry barn Thursday at the Lorain County Fair. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

WELLINGTON — County fair animal judging can border on the cutthroat. Happily, that’s not the case with poultry people, Becky Milks said as she talked this week with fellow poultry folk behind the Lorain County Fair’s new poultry barn. “We tease and torment each other, but everyone is really there for each other,” said Milks, Read More…

North Rigeville Superintendent says controversial books should be read during school year

Dr. Jim Powell

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Teachers should assign reading projects with controversial books during the school year, when there is ample time for teachers and students to discuss them, the North Ridgeville school district’s top official said. Superintendent Jim Powell made the statement in response to a parent’s questioning of a book used in an honors English Read More…

Adult book themes worry North Ridgeville parent

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Maria Sycz is not one for banning books. “That’s not me at all,” Sycz, a longtime former school board member, said about comments she made at Tuesday’s school board meeting over concerns she had with a book assigned as part of her daughter’s 10th-grade honors English class summer reading list. Sycz told board Read More…

Keystone Schools freezes administrator salaries again

LAGRANGE — The Keystone School District will continue to freeze salaries of administrators and bargain for lower insurance premiums for those officials as part of its ongoing efforts to contain costs. The school board acted this week to approve an indefinite continuation of wage freezes for the district’s 12 administrators, who include Superintendent Jay Arbaugh, Read More…

United Way sets sights higher for 2014 campaign

ELYRIA — United Way of Greater Lorain County officials will emphasize participation as much as fund-raising in this year’s campaign. The agency’s annual kickoff luncheon Friday will take place at Mike Bass Ford in Sheffield, where it has been staged for the past several years. Coinciding with the start of school and high school football Read More…

North Ridgeville Council to consider $200K for engineering studies

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The city is taking another step in a long-term effort designed to substantially alleviate severe flooding that has plagued several neighborhoods. City Council’s Utilities Committee voted Monday night to recommend to Council that more than $200,000 be spent for engineering studies, one of which will pay $66,500 to help select one or Read More…

Lorain County Fair attendees will see new structures, food options

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WELLINGTON — Goats, poultry and rabbits may not notice their new digs at this year’s Lorain County Fair, but fairgoers are more apt to take note of some new spots along the midway to taste something new, or at least different versions of familiar fare. New eating spots include Sarge’s, an Amherst-based vendor whose signature Read More…

Seven 4-H veterans vying for Junior Fair King and Queen titles

WELLINGTON – A total of five young women and two young men will vie for the title of Junior Fair King and Queen at this year’s Lorain County Fair. The seven are all veteran 4-H members who have spent much of their young lives raising and showing farm animals ranging from market hogs and steers Read More…

North Ridgeville to observe 9/11 attacks

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — For only the second time in 13 years, the city will hold a Sept. 11 observance to honor and remember the thousands who perished in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City’s World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Shanksville, Pa. “Several years ago, we held one by the flagpole in front Read More…

North Ridgeville to unveil school plans at forum

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The community may get its first look at what its proposed $58.1 million middle school may look like during a community forum next month. The session is 6 p.m. Sept. 10 in the community room of the North Ridgeville Education Center on Mills Creek Lane. The purpose of the meeting is to Read More…