March 3, 2015


Keystone school board rejects grievance by former classroom aide

LAGRANGE — The Keystone Board of Education voted Monday night to formally deny a grievance filed by one of five laid-off paraprofessional classroom aides who had said she was the focus of an investigation that led to the resignation of former Superintendent Jay Arbaugh. The board voted 5-0 to deny a grievance filed by LouAnn Read More…

UPDATE: Keystone Schools to seek 7.95-mill levy in May election

LAGRANGE — “How can you do the same job if you don’t have the same amount of staffing?” Keystone Schools interim Superintendent Franco Gallo asked rhetorically at Monday’s Board of Education meeting. Gallo will be faced with that task after the May 5 primary whether voters approve or reject a 7.95-mill levy that board members Read More…

Keystone superintendent Jay Arbaugh resigns

Jay Arbaugh

LAGRANGE — An investigation into unspecified allegations of “serious misconduct” against Keystone Schools Superintendent Jay Arbaugh ended Tuesday night when the school board formally accepted his resignation. Following a 45-minute executive session to finalize the issue, the board quietly moved to accept Arbaugh’s resignation, which becomes effective July 31. Under terms of a mutual release Read More…

Keystone officials support new standards, but not testing


LAGRANGE — Keystone Schools Curriculum Director David Kish said district employees are prepared for new state-mandated tests, but that doesn’t mean they’re happy. The tests — the Next Generation Assessments — will be rolled out by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career and the state of Ohio next school year in Read More…

Keystone divided on school year calendar


LAGRANGE — Teachers and parents of students involved in 4-H stood divided on how to conquer new state-mandated tests to be implemented in the 2014-15 school year. While most teachers favored starting the school year early to get a jump on learning, parents of 4-H members said their children would be punished under a new Read More…

Keystone students don orange for injured classmate, donate to fund

Keystone High School students wear orange clothing in honor of fellow student Kyle Delligatti, who was critically injured Wednesday in an automobile crash. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LAGRANGE — Following support and donations from Keystone High School, the family of a 17-year-old Keystone student who was critically injured in a car crash this week set up an official fund for him on Friday morning. Kyle Delligatti, 17, who was listed Friday in critical condition at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, was involved Read More…

Keystone rallies around classmate injured in crash


LAGRANGE — Last week, Kyle Delligatti, 17, was busy as junior class president of Keystone High School doing a fundraiser for the Boys & Girls Clubs. That was pretty standard for the teen. Thursday he was unconscious and in critical condition after a two-car crash Wednesday on state Route 301 near Webster Road. Kyle lost Read More…

Keystone proposes starting school year earlier

LAGRANGE — Those involved with 4-H are concerned with a proposal made by Keystone Schools Curriculum Director David Kish to start school earlier than usual. Superintendent Jay Arbaugh said the school year traditionally starts the Monday after the Lorain County Fair, which this year is scheduled to run Aug. 18 through 24. But after state-mandated Read More…

VIDEO: Keystone athletes sign letters of intent

Keystone seniors Carleigh Herrington, Eastern Michigan, softball; Nicole Neri. Concord, softball; Emily Cornish, Cedarville, softball; and Tyler Gullett, Toledo, baseball; signed letters of intent Thursday. SHAUN BENNETT/CHRONICLE

Four Keystone seniors signed letters of intent Thursday to play college athletics. Keystone’s Tyler Gullett signs to play Division I baseball at Toledo. Carleigh Herrington signs to play Division I softball at Eastern Michigan. Emily Cornish and Nicole Neri signed to play Division II softball at Cedarville and Concord University, respectively.  

Keystone’s Tyler Gullett hasn’t missed a beat going from baseball to football, tailback to quarterback

Tyler Gullett

When Tyler Gullett left St. Edward and came back to Keystone last year, it was too late for him to play football. His impact on the baseball diamond, however, was immediate. Not only did he lead the team in hitting with a .464 average, 14 home runs and 64 RBIs, but he also stole 24 Read More…