February 11, 2016

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Elyria forum tackles sports complex concerns

Built in the 1920s, Ely Stadium has weathered nearly a century of wear and tear and it shows. Among the problems: exposed conduits, water damage, poor ventilation, deteriorating wood beam ceilings, leaky flat concrete rooftops and mildew.

ELYRIA — Many residents, parents and community members want the construction of a new all-sports complex to be a part of the Elyria Schools master plan, but they need more information from the district on cost, maintenance and other issues before agreeing to vote yes in November. District officials recognize it will not be easy 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…

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…

Elyria school board OKs sale of two schools

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ELYRIA — Two buyers split the purchase of two old schools Wednesday when the Elyria school board voted to sell Edison School and Jefferson School. Edison, 1514 Lake Ave., went to Elyria residents Jessica and Jerrod Rogers, owners of Elegant Assets, a full-service wedding decor company. The selling price was $2,000. Jefferson, 6615 Foster Ave., Read More…

New use sought for schools

ELYRIA — An Elyria couple wants to build facilities that help people with autism and Down syndrome at two closed Elyria Schools buildings. Farai Mvere was the sole bidder to buy the old Jefferson School with an offer of $1,000, and he offered $100 to buy the old Edison School, according to district officials. Mvere Read More…

Area school districts question state ratings

Districts across Ohio are contesting grades and scores released Thursday by the Ohio Department of Education in the areas of K-3 literacy, graduation rate and Prepared for Success, the measurement that looks at college- and career-readiness among students. Thursday’s release allowed parents to see their high schools’ four- and five-year graduation rates, elementary schools’ performance Read More…

Committee envisions multimillion-dollar Elyria sports complex

ELYRIA — Elyria residents could be asked to vote on a new multimillion-dollar school athletic complex later this year, but it will not be in a separate issue that will allow voters to pick between new elementary and middle schools or a new stadium. On Wednesday night at Elyria High School, members of a subcommittee Read More…

County superintendents wary of state evaluations

On the eve of the Ohio Department of Education’s release of the first wave of state report card data, Lorain County superintendents said they would rather see nothing released related to the 2014-15 school year, which, in their opinion, was marred by controversial tests developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Read More…

Elyria board favors least-expensive building plan

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ELYRIA — Of the three options presented during a public meeting last month, Elyria school district officials have supported the least-expensive option, which also will alter the grouping of students. On Wednesday night, board member Greg Elek said the Master Plan Committee prefers an option that builds four new elementary schools for kindergarten through fourth Read More…

Elyria superintendent issues apology for cancellation of Holiday Classic games after fight

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ELYRIA — The superintendent of Elyria Schools is apologizing for the brouhaha that took place late last month after a basketball game at Elyria High School that resulted in the cancellation of the final games of the Lorain County Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament. The public apology came in the form of a letter to the Read More…