February 14, 2016

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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…

What’s hoopening: Basketball goals return to Lorain schools

LORAIN — Young neighborhood basketball players looking for a place to get in a quick pickup game soon can turn to two Lorain schools. District officials said backboards, hoops and nets will return to courts at Admiral King Elementary, 720 Washington Ave., and Toni Morrison Elementary, 1830 W. 40th St. The nets and hoops came Read More…

Israeli academics face growing boycott pressures

HAIFA, Israel — Israeli anthropologist Dan Rabinowitz is a leader in his field, heading a prestigious school of environmental studies at Tel Aviv University, authoring dozens of publications and holding visiting teaching positions over the years at leading North American universities. But the British-educated Rabinowitz fears that his younger counterparts may not enjoy the same Read More…

Former JVS aide faces sex charge

ELYRIA — A former part-time program aide at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School has been indicted for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student. Monique Overstreet, 23, faces a single charge of sexual battery, according to a secret indictment unsealed this week. Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Randal Koubeck said that Overstreet had a consensual Read More…

Power outage leaves Vermilion district scrambling

VERMILION — The Vermilion Schools had to scramble Tuesday to remove nearly 600 kids from the district’s middle school due to a power outage. The power outage took out the phone lines to all three of the district’s schools before 9 a.m., which the district announced on its Facebook page. Then all the buildings started Read More…

LCCC rebrands its entrepreneur program as NEO LaunchNET

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ELYRIA — Lorain County Community College is giving its student entrepreneur program a slight makeover with a new moniker that highlights the program’s regional focus. Launched in 2011 with funding from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Blackstone LaunchPad is now NEO LaunchNET. Students and alumni with a dream of starting their Read More…

State rules termination ‘excessive’

LORAIN — The Ohio Department of Education said the firing of a Lorain Schools administrator in August was “excessive” in a report last week. Aliceson Humphries, the former executive director of the Lorain Digital Academy, was fired in August after an altercation with her sister and niece at a May track meet. “On May 6, Read More…