July 28, 2015

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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…

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…