January 29, 2015

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Hooded sweatshirt ban lifted for Elyria High students

ELYRIA — It seems that teenagers always have had a love affair, bordering on obsession, with hooded sweatshirts. But the students at Elyria High School can tell you that the four years without hoodies has been hard since the clothing item’s ban. Many would try to wear them and find the wrath of teachers and Read More…

Ohio University sets 4-year tuition rate for new students

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio University trustees are softening the blow of hefty tuition and campus housing increases for new students next year by guaranteeing the rates won’t rise again during the students’ four years on campus. Tuition for new students would go up 5.1 percent under the plan, with increases of 5.3 percent for Read More…

10 Things to Know, Friday, Jan. 23

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. Clock ticking on Japanese hostages  Militants affiliated with the Islamic State group post an online warning that the “countdown has begun” for the group to kill the pair if demands for ransom haven’t been met. 2. New Read More…

Collaborative effort focuses on community health in North Ridgeville, LaGrange area

Jennifer Bracken, Lorain County Metro Parks assistant director, speaks at the Keystone and North Ridgeville Heart and Soul Challenge unveiling Thursday at Lorain County Community College. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The United Way of Greater Lorain County has trained its sights on two communities with a new collaborative partnership aimed at tackling chronic illnesses in simple ways — by increasing residents’ access to physical activity and healthy food options. Keystone Empowers You (KEY) and the North Ridgeville Heart and Sole Challenge bring together Read More…

LCCC raises its tuition once again

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ELYRIA — A 3.24 percent tuition increase is coming for Lorain County Community College students. For the sixth time in seven years, LCCC will raise tuition beginning with the summer semester. The increase of $3.84 per credit hour will amount to students paying $99.84 more over the course of the academic year. With a blanket Read More…

Invacare names new CEO

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ELYRIA — A top executive with a global manufacturer of hip and knee replacement hardware has been selected as the new president and CEO of Invacare Corp. Matthew E. Monaghan, 47, will assume his new post April 1, according to a statement released by the Elyria-based medical device firm that employs about 800 people at Read More…

Bill Grace pulls petitions for Elyria mayoral primary

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SHEFFIELD TWP. — Former Elyria Mayor Bill Grace has pulled petitions to run in the Democratic primary against Mayor Holly Brinda, who unseated him four years ago. Grace largely declined to comment Thursday on what the focus of his campaign would be. “I do intend to file for the office, and I will make the Read More…

Elyria Schools narrow superintendent search to field of 7

Elyria High School Principal Tom Jama and the district’s Director of Academic Services Ann Schloss are on a list of seven candidates the Elyria school board will interview for the position of superintendent. Superintendent Paul Rigda will retire in July and board members are on the hunt for his successor. After a lengthy executive session Read More…

Elyria Council members reticent to moral claim

ELYRIA — An Elyria couple who spent $5,200 on an elaborate water filtration system to help remedy what they say was cloudy, undrinkable water may not receive compensation from the city. The City Council Finance Committee recommended Jan. 12 a $500 payment to Carol Kiesel and her husband after the Elywood Drive residents filed a Read More…

Elyria rental property registry takes effect

ELYRIA — It’s not the program some wanted with city inspectors checking out the interior and exterior of every rental property in the city, but the start of 2015 also started the city’s new rental registration program. Approved by City Council in 2014, the program calls on property owners to tell city officials who they Read More…