February 7, 2016

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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…

ELECTION 2016: Sanders, Clinton get personal in Dems’ first 1-on-1 debate

DURHAM, N.H. — Fireworks flying in their first one-on-one debate, Hillary Clinton accused Bernie Sanders Thursday night of subjecting her to an “artful smear” while Sanders suggested the former secretary of state was a captive of America’s political establishment. The two Democrats embraced a markedly more contentious tone than when they last debated before the Read More…

Vigil set today for slain couple

ELYRIA – A vigil is scheduled for 7 p.m. Friday for Michael L. Lewis and Fannie Lewis, the Elyria couple found shot to death on Sunday. The vigil will take place in front of the Lorain County Justice Center in downtown Elyria. A second vigil that was supposed to take place at West Recreation Center Read More…

Throwback Thursday: The King is dead, long live the queen

On the morning of Feb. 6, 1952, English King George VI was found dead in his bed at Sandringham House, the British estate in Norfolk. George VI had ascended to the throne upon the abdication of his brother, Edward VIII, in 1936, and was the British monarch throughout World War II. Upon his death, his Read More…

10 things to know, Thursday, Feb. 4

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Leaders seek record $9 billion in funds for Syria They are meeting in London to pledge financial assistance for millions of Syrians displaced by war — and try to slow the chaotic exodus of refugees to Europe. Read More…

UPDATED: Raider receives mandatory 18-to-life prison sentence in fatal shooting of roommate

A picture of Brandon Smith and his son Ryder Smith is shown during the sentencing of Ryan Raider, background. Raider was sentenced to 18 years to life for killing Smith.

ELYRIA — Ryan Raider sat with his eyes downcast as the family of Brandon Smith, the man he fatally shot in the head in 2013, called him a coward and a traitor just before he was sentenced to 18 years to life in prison. Raider, 27, declined to make a statement before Lorain County Common Read More…

UPDATED: Lakewood man taken by LifeFlight to MetroHealth after North Ridgeville crash

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE — At 7:30 a.m. Thursday, it was barely light outside when tow truck driver Matt Smith said he saw mud tracks through a wooded field along state Route 10. They stood out so much, Smith, who frequently travels the road, said it piqued his interest. Smith, who works for Don’s Auto and Truck 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…