February 11, 2016

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College basketball: Commodores’ numbers add up to another loss

ELYRIA — Playing back-to-back days is tough. Playing back-to-back days with a depleted roster proved to be nearly impossible Sunday for Lorain County Community College. With just six truly healthy players on the roster, the LCCC women held tough for the first half before falling to Columbus State 113-76. Playing their second game in 24 Read More…

Lorain Schools mull withdrawing from LCCC Early College High School program

LORAIN — Lorain Schools may pull out of a Lorain County Community College program designed for students who are likely the first in their families to attend and graduate from college. Established in 2004, Early College High School selects Elyria and Lorain students who come from homes with no history of higher education and face Read More…

What’s hoopening: Basketball goals return to Lorain schools

LORAIN — Young neighborhood basketball players looking for a place to get in a quick pickup game soon can turn to two Lorain schools. District officials said backboards, hoops and nets will return to courts at Admiral King Elementary, 720 Washington Ave., and Toni Morrison Elementary, 1830 W. 40th St. The nets and hoops came Read More…

Greater Cleveland Sports Awards: Westlake’s Colin Teets rewarded for his courage following near-fatal hockey injury

CLEVELAND — For most hockey players, scoring their first goal is a special moment, but Colin Teets’ first goal for Westlake went way beyond special. It completed his triumph over a brain hemorrhage that nearly claimed his life. Teets received the Cleveland Clinic Courage Award at the 16th Annual Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Thursday Read More…

LCCC rebrands its entrepreneur program as NEO LaunchNET

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ELYRIA — Lorain County Community College is giving its student entrepreneur program a slight makeover with a new moniker that highlights the program’s regional focus. Launched in 2011 with funding from the Burton D. Morgan Foundation and Blackstone Charitable Foundation, Blackstone LaunchPad is now NEO LaunchNET. Students and alumni with a dream of starting their Read More…

Digging in: Students examine artifacts from Johnson’s Island

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ELYRIA — “Do you think the medicine bottles were made of amber-colored glass to keep the sun from deteriorating the pills?” Julian Hodge, 14, of Lorain pondered that question Wednesday as he took a dime-sized piece of glass from a metal specimen tray and turned it over in his hands. Science teacher Mark Jaworski watched Read More…

College women’s basketball: LCCC downs Jamestown C.C.

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ELYRIA — According to Lorain County Community College coach Vince Granito, the most important part of a basketball game is the first three minutes of the third quarter. On Thursday, the Commodores made their coach look like a genius, starting the second half on a 10-4 run to take control of the game on their Read More…

Organization honors 4 ‘Bigs’

ELYRIA — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lorain County announced its 2016 “Bigs” of the year Saturday, honoring two women and two men who have gone out of their way to make a difference in the lives of young people. The honorees, whose names were made public during a holiday party at Lorain County Community Read More…

Hunger lurks on LCCC campus

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Erin Corwin, an experiential education professional, with students Kevin Klanic and Katie Nowlin in the Commodore Cupboard, which has been growing in Lorain County Community College.

ELYRIA — In a nook area in Lorain County Community College’s College Center sits a small arrangement of heavy-duty steel cabinets that highlight a growing trend among college students: hunger. Inside the industrial cupboards are shelves lined with canned goods, dried beans and pastas and easy-to-prepare nonperishables. They are the kind of food staples that Read More…

Contestants mix it up at Mix-Off

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ELYRIA — About 630 people symbolically toasted to safe driving at the 14th annual Zero-Proof Mix-Off Thursday. The event at Lorain County Community College’s Spitzer Conference Center featured 22 groups making nonalcoholic drinks. The Amherst Marion L. Steele High School Madrigals and the Cleveland Police Department’s Pipes & Drums band played while people milled about, Read More…