May 25, 2016

Elyria
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‘Octateuch’ spells doom for Learwood’s Mueller at National Spelling Bee

CT Spelling Bee champ Rachel Mueller is out. The seventh-grader Learwood Middle School student from Avon Lake misspelled the word “octateuch” during a preliminary oral spelling round this morning about 11:30 a.m. at the Scripps National Spelling Bee being held at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Maryland. The word is a term Read More…

‘One Titan family’: Lorain High celebrates past, future at commencement

LORAIN — The past and future were celebrated at the Lorain High School commencement Tuesday night as the graduates walked across the stage as high school students for the final time. “Our memories of our time with you are unique,” Principal Robert Klinar said. “They show what you have accomplished when it comes to whatever you Read More…

Odor causes early closure for Avon High

AVON — An unknown odor sent a few students to the hospital Tuesday with respiratory complaints and caused the evacuation of Avon High School. It isn’t clear what the source of the odor was. What is clear is that 1,200 students got to leave early on an 80-degree day with blue skies. The Police and Fire Read More…

Graduates face forward at Oberlin College

OBERLIN — Nearly 700 Oberlin College students received their diplomas Monday as they headed out in the world determined to make their mark. As is typical of an Oberlin graduation, students weren’t all uniformly clad in the cap and gowns so common at most commencement exercises. Although some students wore the traditional garb, others walked 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…

Vermilion students’ capes have kids from Murray Ridge soaring

ELYRIA — One classroom of children who received brightly colored and designed superhero-style capes Wednesday couldn’t say thank you. But then again, no words were needed. Their expressive eyes, constant smiles and enthusiastic clapping said it all. All of the youngsters in the Murray Ridge Center class of special ed teacher Amy Daniels are unable 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…

District tour, parade honor standout EHS cheer squad

A citywide celebration is set today for Elyria Schools’ state champion cheerleaders that will include a parade of thanks by district students and staff. The team will visit each building and meet for the formal recognition at Elyria High School. A decorated Lorain County Transit bus will chauffeur cheerleaders from one location to the next. Read More…

State champion Elyria cheerleaders to be honored by school district

ELYRIA — The Elyria School District will recognize its state championship cheerleaders with a series of appearances, culminating in a parade along West Avenue to Elyria High School. The cheerleaders, who won the Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators state meet in March, will be chauffeured by a Lorain County Transit bus decorated for the occasion Read More…