April 19, 2014

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Keystone schools seek tax levy

LAGRANGE — The Keystone Elementary School building on Liberty Street one day may become a community recreation center. But there’s a hitch. Read More…

Flooding hampers access to Commerce Drive businesses

Commerce Drive in LaGrange often floods after heavy rain and snow melts, as shown in this recent photo. PHOTO PROVIDED

LAGRANGE — Employees with businesses on Commerce Drive arrived at work Friday morning nearly unable to drive to their designated companies due to high waters. And this isn’t the first time employees have had difficulty arriving to work after heavy rains or snow melting. Employees at STACI Corporation have been known to walk through knee-high 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 rallies around classmate injured in crash

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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…

Police investigating death of Keystone High School teen

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LAGRANGE – The focus was on high school students’ well being on Tuesday after the apparent suicide of a 16-year-old Keystone High School sophomore. The teenager was found in her home at Pheasant Run around 6:30 a.m. Tuesday and Lorain County Sherriff’s Lt. Donald Barker said they do not suspect “anything suspicious,” but police are Read More…

Handcuffed inmates visit middle school for educational program

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LAGRANGE – Four visitors, wearing chains around their ankles, were ushered into the auditorium of Keystone Middle School by two police officers Wednesday morning. The men, inmates at Grafton Correctional Institution, spoke to eighth-graders as part of the Dope is for Dopes program that was presented at the high school earlier that day. Mark Turner, Read More…

Sign up for LaGrange’s new CodeRED Emergency Notifications

LAGRANGE — Village officials on Tuesday announced the addition of an emergency notification system to help spread the word to village residents. In addition, the village — in tandem with Keystone Schools — has added its first school resource officer to its roster. Mayor Kim Strauss said the village has implemented the CodeRED Emergency Notification, which allows Read More…

High school cross country: Lutheran West boys, girls load up on seconds at Keystone Icebreaker

Brooskside Creighton Jensen is on the way to a second-place finish in the Keystone Icebreaker Monday at the Equestrian Trails. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

CARLISLE TWP. — Lutheran West will second that emotion. While the Keystone girls ran well in Monday’s Keystone Icebreaker, placing all four of its runners in the top 11, it was the Longhorns who had the most consistent day among area teams as their boys (87) and girls (64) finished second at the Lorain County Read More…