July 31, 2015

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Regents chancellor praises LCCC on visit

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State lawmakers crafted the most recent biennial budget with a slight increase for higher education –— a 4.7 percent jump the first year and 3.9 percent for the second year –— with an emphasis on initiatives that strengthen the relationship between colleges and universities and K-12 education, as well as with the business sector. John Read More…

Festival planned to bring people together

From haircuts to anger management workshops and a marching band, organizers at First Community Interfaith Institute of Ohio touched on variety when planning a four-day festival set to start Thursday. The Elyria festival was organized to bring people of all faiths and cultures together, said Dana Burns, FCII public relations and documentation director. “We’re going Read More…

Academy helps struggling students finish school

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LORAIN — Two teenage mothers who were in danger of dropping out of high school praise the Credit Recovery Academy for helping them graduate. The academy opened in 2009 to help boost Lorain’s graduation rate. The ninth- through 12th-grade academy, which has 209 students this year, helps struggling students with a combination of online and Read More…

‘Determined’ Hardenburg gets scholarship to LCCC

Harrison Hardenburg receives a scholarship from the Elyria Schools and Friends Alumni Association to attend Lorain County Community College during a ceremony Thursday at Elyria High School. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — An Elyria High School student was honored Thursday as the first student with a learning disability to receive a scholarship from the Elyria Schools and Friends Alumni Association. Harrison Hardenburg received a college scholarship for $1,000 to attend Lorain County Community College. He was one of more than 60 students honored during the Read More…

1,405 receive degrees from Lorain County Community College

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ELYRIA — Erin O’Quinn stepped across the stage and threw out a sideways grin Saturday morning as she clutched her diploma. It was the grin of a woman who had just earned her third degree at Lorain County Community College and it was followed by a two-armed fist pump. “She’s a professional student,” her mother, Read More…

Sandy Hook parent speaks

Mark Barden spoke at Lorain County Community College on Thursday, May 14, 2015. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — “Every gun-related death is a preventable death.” Mark Barden, a grief-stricken father and husband thrust into a new life by way of a disastrous mass shooting, knows that for some that can be a politically charged statement worthy of lengthy debate. There are those who want every firearm rounded up, melted down and Read More…

LCCC unveils drug counseling center

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ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Community College student and now counselor Jacob Kestler stood at a podium Wednesday and admitted he wasn’t sure what to say. Speaking at the dedication of the Caring Advocates for Recovery Education Center, the Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services counselor joked that when LCADA President Tom Stuber says Read More…

LCCC top-rated value among Ohio two-year colleges

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ELYRIA — What is a Lorain County Community College degree worth to you and your future earning potential? A new report released by the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institute is aiming to answer that question not just about LCCC, but hundreds of other colleges and universities across the country in an effort to Read More…

Huff & Puff Fun Obstacle Run set for May 16

AVON LAKE – A 12-foot rope wall. An 8-foot vertical wall. A tire wall. Trenches. No, it’s not boot camp. It is the first Huff & Puff Fun Obstacle Run, and it’s coming soon. Dylan Kadow, 21, a respiratory therapy student with the Bowling Green State University Partnership program at Lorain County Community College, is Read More…

Digging history: Students from Elyria, Lorain experience archaeological excavation

Students from the Early College program at Lorain County Community College dig out a section at the dig site on Johnson's Island the home of a former prison camp that held Confederate soldiers. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

MARBLEHEAD — Educators admit it’s tough to capture the attention of today’s technology-engaged youth, but the high school freshmen who spent the day Tuesday on Johnson’s Island really dug it. Ninth-graders from Elyria and Lorain enrolled in the Early College High School program at Lorain County Community College spent the day digging in the dirt Read More…