July 6, 2015

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High school baseball: Streaks end as Keystone, Firelands split

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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

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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

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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

Summer Constable, left, and Destiny Weber are two reasons Keystone is once again getting national recognition. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

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

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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

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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

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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…