May 24, 2016

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Steve Bankson, Bob Walsh adding to their Hall of Fame haul

COLUMBUS — Two of the area’s most renowned basketball coaches are receiving another well-deserved honor tonight at the Ohio Basketball Hall of Fame in Columbus. Steve Bankson, of Baldwin Wallace fame, and Bob Walsh, who led Clearview (1974) and Oberlin (1986) to state championships, will be among the Class of 2016. They and 14 other Read More…

High school students seize opportunity at LCCC

College is supposed to follow high school, but for a number of local teenagers college life comes first — and the payoff is huge. Just ask Norah Ali. At 18, the Elyria woman is set to accept her high school diploma May 27 at Ely Stadium. However, Ali donned a cap and gown last Saturday Read More…

1,460 students graduate from LCCC

  ELYRIA — A massive group selfie of cap- and gown-clad graduates, talk of being leadership eggs and a gift of a giant coffee mug for the “World’s Best Mentor” — the 52nd annual commencement ceremony for Lorain County Community College graduates had some interesting moments. The pomp and circumstance of the Saturday morning ceremony Read More…

Elyria Sports Hall of Fame 2016: To Elyria High’s Mike Inge, track lessons were life lessons

Track taught Mike Inge a lot about life. Things like never giving up and that helping people is more important than winning. Of course, he did plenty of winning, too. Inge, an Elyria High School graduate, will be inducted into the Elyria Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday night at Lorain County Community College’s Spitzer Read More…

Professor seeks Guinness Record for watch collection

  AMHERST — Mark B. McKinley figured it was about time to go for another world record. Time is the optimum word here. A psychology professor at Lorain County Community College who has taught a number of courses on the subject during the past 50 years, McKinley has had a lifelong fascination with time that Read More…

Gala celebrates outgoing LCCC president Church, community

ELYRIA — If Lorain County Community College is a college for the people, Monday’s local star-studded affair — coined the Legacy of Leadership Gala — was just as much about the people of Lorain County as it was about President Roy Church, who was lauded during the evening for his 30-year tenure. Ben Norton, co-host Read More…

LCCC names new president

ELYRIA — Marcia Ballinger will serve as the sixth president of Lorain County Community College, the first woman to hold the position since the college was created in 1963. Ballinger, 54, was selected Thursday by the Lorain County Community College District Board of Trustees after an executive session in which three finalists were considered. Ballinger Read More…

County officials distance selves from selection

ELYRIA — The Lorain County commissioners, who appoint six of the nine members of the Lorain County Community College Board of Trustees, have taken a hands-off approach to the selection of the college’s next president. Part of the reason, Commissioner Ted Kalo said, is that one of the three finalists for the job is LCCC Read More…

Third finalist for LCCC post interviews

ELYRIA — In 2012, Marcia Ballinger became the provost and vice president for Academic and Learner Services at Lorain County Community College. Ballinger has been a fixture at the institution for 25 years, working in various roles under college President Roy Church and now that Church is retiring, Ballinger is seeking yet another job: as Read More…

Candidate recognizes big shoes at LCCC

ELYRIA — Ray Michael Di Pasquale has already played the role of the fixer. Ten years ago, he started his presidency at the Community College of Rhode Island with a lot of work to do. “I came to an institution where they had fired the president, enrollment was at an all-time low, they had a Read More…