February 12, 2016

Elyria
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JVS mulling architecture firm for $1.6 million renovation project

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Lorain County Joint Vocational School officials are expected to decide this week on the hiring of a Columbus architectural firm to provide designs for an estimated $1.6 million renovation project. The project is part of a five-year facilities plan for the JVS to better serve the needs of a recent hike in Read More…

Thinking about the future

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ELYRIA — The future is going to be way different from the world of today, and it’s going to need even more jobs to be filled than ever. Punxsutawney Phil wasn’t the only one predicting the future Tuesday as Thomas Frey, executive director of the forward-looking DaVinci Institute, told a breakfast audience of 300 business Read More…

Former JVS aide faces sex charge

ELYRIA — A former part-time program aide at the Lorain County Joint Vocational School has been indicted for allegedly having a sexual relationship with a student. Monique Overstreet, 23, faces a single charge of sexual battery, according to a secret indictment unsealed this week. Sheriff’s Detective Sgt. Randal Koubeck said that Overstreet had a consensual Read More…

Teacher’s retirement could force changes to JVS plumbing and pipefitting program

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Lorain County Joint Vocational School students could be seeing changes to the plumbing and pipefitting program by the end of the school year. Alterations to the program were proposed when the plumbing and pipefitting instructor, Frank Abbey, announced his retirement from JVS. Abbey has been at JVS for over 16 years and has Read More…

Oberlin sues to annex JVS property

PITTSFIELD TWP. — The city of Oberlin is suing Lorain County Joint Vocational School for not honoring an agreement made 44 years ago. The lawsuit, filed by Law Director John Clark on Thursday, cites a 1971 agreement between the city and the school. The JVS was constructing its current building in Pittsfield Township at the Read More…

Former teacher facing criminal probe

PITTSFIELD TWP. — A former Lorain County Joint Vocational School science teacher, who resigned Thursday night, has been the subject of a criminal investigation for months. Michael Kekic, 25, a science teacher at Lorain County JVS until Thursday and a former substitute teacher at Midview High School, was barred from coming on JVS grounds in Read More…

JVS superintendent borrows phrases from N.Y. administrator’s message

The message written by New York school superintendent Mark Mondanaro, left, was used to craft Lorain County JVS Superintendent Glann Faircloth's message.

PITTSFIELD TWP. — Lorain County Joint Vocational School Superintendent Glenn Faircloth copied parts of an update attributed to him on the school’s website from a similar message written three years ago by a New York superintendent. Although Faircloth rephrased some of the language he used in his message, posted this week, much of it is Read More…