May 28, 2016

Elyria
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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…

1,460 students graduate from LCCC

  ELYRIA — A massive group selfie of cap- and gown-clad graduates, talk of being leadership eggs and a gift of a giant coffee mug for the “World’s Best Mentor” — the 52nd annual commencement ceremony for Lorain County Community College graduates had some interesting moments. The pomp and circumstance of the Saturday morning ceremony Read More…

Couple indicted for allegedly defrauding Amherst Schools

AMHERST — An Amherst couple has been indicted on charges stemming from an investigation into what authorities said was a scheme to defraud the city’s school district out of tens of thousands of dollars over a period of years for tutoring services. Jaleh S. Saghafi, 47, and Phillip S. Presutto, 44, each were indicted Tuesday Read More…

Oberlin College removes non-disparagement clause from buyout

OBERLIN — A non-disparagement clause that had been questioned as a speech-stifling method was removed Friday from voluntary severance agreements at Oberlin College. The college recently offered buyouts to 252 employees, including faculty, those in administrative and professional positions and those represented by the Oberlin College Office and Professional Employees union. However, the terms of Read More…

Education, business leaders talk workforce readiness

ELYRIA — Graduation is often the capstone K-12 educators look to as the culmination of their work. However, if those same graduates are not ready for careers or college, just how successful has that work been? That’s the question Lorain County superintendents addressed on Thursday  as they discussed the preparation in the classroom that will Read More…

St. Jude School installs a Buddy Bench

ELYRIA — Imagine you are in a park and notice a person alone on a park bench. Do you sit down and say hello or not? Students at St. Jude School are being encouraged when the scenario presents itself on the school playground to opt for the choice that could end in new friendships. On Read More…