February 11, 2016

Elyria
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North Ridgeville encourages indoor walking at school

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Most people peering out their window at the season’s snow and cold and yearning for a walk could easily convince themselves that it wasn’t fit outside for man or beast, to paraphrase the great W.C. Fields. But because of a new North Ridgeville Heart & Sole initiative, people don’t have that excuse Read More…

Firelands boosts building security

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SOUTH AMHERST — Firelands Schools will soon implement new security protocols requiring all visitors to provide photo identification to be cross-referenced through a national sex offender database. The new check-in procedure will roll out district-wide Monday for all building visitors. The new software system, Raptor, works by scanning a person’s driver’s license or state ID Read More…

Elyria forum tackles sports complex concerns

Built in the 1920s, Ely Stadium has weathered nearly a century of wear and tear and it shows. Among the problems: exposed conduits, water damage, poor ventilation, deteriorating wood beam ceilings, leaky flat concrete rooftops and mildew.

ELYRIA — Many residents, parents and community members want the construction of a new all-sports complex to be a part of the Elyria Schools master plan, but they need more information from the district on cost, maintenance and other issues before agreeing to vote yes in November. District officials recognize it will not be easy Read More…

Avon Lake schools get grant for nutrition, exercise programs

AVON LAKE — A grant was awarded to Avon Lake Schools that will help support nutrition and physical activity programs. The $17,600 grant was received through Fuel Up to Play 60 and the American Dairy Association Mideast. Fuel Up to Play 60 is an in-school nutrition and physical activity program launched by the National Football Read More…

Lorain schools see slight progress with test scores

LORAIN — The Lorain school district took a look at its self-assessments at Thursday’s board meeting to determine if students are growing academically and is seeing progress in math and reading among some of its youngest students. “The Ohio report cards are coming out, and the test scores on those report cards change from year Read More…

Lorain school board rejects ODE’s recommendations about fired administrator

LORAIN — The Lorain school board rejected the Ohio Department of Education’s report and recommendation on the status of a fired administrator at a special meeting Thursday night. In a report, which took about a half-hour to be read, the board said former executive director of the Digital Academy Aliceson Humphries “initiated and provoked contact Read More…

Lorain Schools mull withdrawing from LCCC Early College High School program

LORAIN — Lorain Schools may pull out of a Lorain County Community College program designed for students who are likely the first in their families to attend and graduate from college. Established in 2004, Early College High School selects Elyria and Lorain students who come from homes with no history of higher education and face Read More…

Inmates share stories to deter kids from trying drugs

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LORAIN — If you run with a bad crowd, sell drugs and rob people, it will catch up to you, and you will go to prison. That was the message several prisoners from Grafton Correctional Institution told students at Longfellow Middle School on Wednesday during a “Dope is for Dopes” presentation in the gym. The Read More…

Everything must go: Keystone holding auction before demolishing school

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LAGRANGE — Alumni looking to cherish a piece of the past can pick something up in an online auction selling off most of the furnishings from the old elementary school on Liberty Street. Keystone School officials want to sell as much of the school’s old chairs, desks, bookshelves, eraser boards, filing cabinets and other furnishings Read More…

Elyria Schools presents multi-sport complex idea

Video made by Elyria schools and shown at the meeting ELYRIA — A plan to bring all of Elyria Schools’ sports programs to one location at a grand sports complex that would rival others in the state could be included in the district’s master plan. A committee of community leaders and school officials working on Read More…