May 1, 2016

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Longfellow Middle School students among world’s best at robotics competition

LORAIN — Fourteen Longfellow Middle School students are among the best robot designers in the world. After a week in Louisville, Ky., the group of students won the “Team Work Award” and finished ninth in Driver Skills out of 172 teams. They also finished 29th in the competition in the Spirit Division of 86 teams. Read More…

Midview’s JROTC leader chosen Teacher of the Week by WEWS-TV

EATON TWP. — From dawn to dusk, retired Col. Ralph Swann is focused on readying today’s students to become respectful citizens through Midview High School’s Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps, commonly known as JROTC. And in turn, he has earned their admiration. On April 18, Swann, who is typically at the forefront of applauding his Read More…

LCCC names new president

ELYRIA — Marcia Ballinger will serve as the sixth president of Lorain County Community College, the first woman to hold the position since the college was created in 1963. Ballinger, 54, was selected Thursday by the Lorain County Community College District Board of Trustees after an executive session in which three finalists were considered. Ballinger Read More…

Superintendent: Elyria Schools strive to excel

ELYRIA — The state of Elyria Schools is good. But the district wants to be exceptional. Superintendent Tom Jama spoke Wednesday during his State of the Schools address about what it means to offer an exceptional education, but it wasn’t until the lights dimmed and the little glowing robotic balls zoomed into the room that Read More…

Wellington Schools under investigation by state

WELLINGTON — Wellington Schools is the subject of multiple state investigations over the school board’s 2014 decision to hire Tim Wulfhoop as the district’s business manager, board member Ayers Ratliff said Tuesday. The district terminated Wulfhoop, who is married to school board member Lois Wulfhoop, from his job April 7 under pressure from the state Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Superintendent promises further diligence after levy passage

SHEFFIELD — After weathering tough financial circumstances, the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake school district is looking for more ways to improve educationally and financially. It’s been nearly a year since voters approved a 6.53-mill levy, which generates $1.9 million for the district. The levy helped close a $2.5 million budget deficit and was approved after a failed Read More…

Lorain schools seek community input with health care survey

LORAIN — The Lorain school district is looking to improve the health care of its families and is looking for community input. “Our goal is to gather information from families, staff, physicians, school nurses and local partners that will help us to come up with solutions to meet student needs and to better serve our Read More…

Firelands schools plan to put tax issue on August special election ballot

SOUTH AMHERST — Voters in the Firelands school district will likely be asked to approve a combined income and property tax issue in August to pay for a new school that will house students from sixth through 12th grades. “The project is going to remain the same, but the financing will be different this time Read More…

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake district auctions buildings

Two former elementary school buildings were auctioned Tuesday with high bids on each property coming in from Sheffield Township and North Ridgeville residents. Therese Silac, 55, of Sheffield Township, was highest bidder for William Barr Elementary School, 2180 Lake Breeze Road, Sheffield, at $90,000. Eric Glynn, 34, of North Ridgeville, was highest bidder for Tennyson Read More…

Donation provides boost to Elyria Schools’ IT security

ELYRIA — Elyria Schools is getting pricey hacker armor in the form of new software designed to keep out unwanted network intruders. The cost to the district for the software, valued at $174,000: Absolutely nothing. Binary Defense Systems, based in Hudson, is donating its BDS Vision Software, along with consulting fees, and yearly monitoring. David Read More…