June 28, 2016

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Keystone student in trouble for `joke’

LAGRANGE – A high school student who made a threatening joke at a lunch table Wednesday afternoon is in hot water with school and police officials. Keystone Schools Superintendent Franco Gallo would not say exactly what the student said at Keystone High School. He only called it “an inappropriate statement or threat.” “We immediately started Read More…

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Keystone falls in OT to Cloverleaf

  LAGRANGE – For one second Friday night, it appeared Keystone was going to post a dramatic victory ripped from the jaws of defeat. Senior Austin Conrad, an Ohio University recruit, made a leaping catch over two Cloverleaf defenders in the left corner of the end zone on a Hail Mary toss from junior quarterback Read More…

High school baseball: Streaks end as Keystone, Firelands split

PENFIELD TWP. — Firelands came into Tuesday sporting an undefeated record. Keystone came in not having not lost a Patriot Athletic Conference game since 2013. Thanks to Monday’s rain, which caused a suspended game at Firelands High School to resume prior to Tuesday’s regularly scheduled affair at Penfield Community Park, both streaks came to an Read More…

H.S. Softball: Keystone’s Lauren Shaw throws no-hitter, but loses to Mentor’s perfect game

LAGRANGE — Double no-hitters are about as common as professional sports championships in Cleveland. Rare as they are, softball fans were treated to one on a sunny and chilly Saturday afternoon at LaGrange Community Park. It happened in Mentor’s 2-0 victory over host Keystone in a four-way invitational that featured some of northern Ohio’s top Read More…

High school baseball: Keystone does what it takes to beat Wellington

PENFIELD TWP. — When the time came, Keystone was able to the little things needed to score what turned out to be the decisive runs. Wellington, despite loading the bases in two of the final three innings, was not. That proved to be the difference Monday in a Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division baseball game Read More…

High school softball 2015: Keystone has the talent and experience to make this another year of the ‘Cats

If the Keystone Wildcats have their way, right around the first weekend in June the community of LaGrange is going to be decked out in purple and partying like it’s 2012. That was the year Keystone won its third state championship and first national championship. Fast-forward to 2015 and a whole new set of Wildcats, Read More…

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

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…