May 27, 2015

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UPDATED: Caffeine powder ban moves through Ohio Senate committee

Selling pure caffeine could soon become illegal in Ohio, nearly a year after a LaGrange teenager died from ingesting pure caffeine powder. On Wednesday, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee approved Senate Bill 7, which was introduced in February by state Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville. The bill would make the sale of pure caffeine, sold Read More…

Keystone Schools: Additional levy

Keystone Elementary third-graders Alyssa Sugerik, 8, and Brenna Taylor, 8, write about their favorite school teachers during Family Day, hosted March 28 at Keystone Elementary School. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

Issue 14 What it is: a 7.95-mill operating levy Duration: continuous How much would it raise: $1.9 million a year Purpose: to pay staff salaries and benefits Cost to homeowner: $278 annually for owners of homes with $100,000 valuation LAGRANGE — Keystone school officials know one of the biggest hurdles they have to overcome to Read More…

Stakes high for Keystone Schools levy

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LAGRANGE — The importance of the campaign to convince voters to provide the Keystone school district with its first boost in operating money in more than 20 years is evident in the fact that campaign is bigger than any before. The bulked-up effort includes 200 yard signs going up around the community, 10 bigger signs Read More…

Keystone officials hopeful elementary school will open Wednesday

LAGRANGE – An electrical wiring problem led to a day off Tuesday for pupils at Keystone Elementary School. Those same youngsters should be heading back to classes Wednesday, according to Keystone Schools Superintendent Franco Gallo. “We have a crew working on it right now and they believe they’ll get it done tonight (Tuesday),” Gallo said 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…

Keystone to buy 45 security cameras

LAGRANGE — The Keystone Schools will take advantage of a provision in state bidding procedures to buy nearly 50 new security cameras for Keystone High School without having to seek competitive bids. The action was taken Monday by the school board when board members approved a resolution of “urgent necessity” that allows the board to Read More…

Towering over LaGrange

Workers Louis Garcia and Joe Brandt of Rinehart Tower Service take a selfie from about 400 feet above the ground. COURTESY LOUIS GARCIA AND JOE BRANDT OF RINEHART TOWER SERVICE

A Fremont-based company is putting some finishing touches to a 400-foot-high tower in LaGrange that will allow for better communication within the nearby water authority. The project has been about a month in the works, according to Tim Mahoney, general manager for the Rural Lorain County Ohio Water Authority. He said the authority is leasing 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…

Photos: Hundreds participate in ‘Color for Kyle’ run

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More than 400 people participated in “Color for Kyle,” which began and ended at LaGrange Community Park, according to event coordinator Ashley Hartman. The event helped raise money for Kyle Delligatti, who was injured in a Feb. 5 automobile crash. Runners and walkers were doused with colorful spray powder at several color stations as they made their way Read More…

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…