July 4, 2015


School district literacy ratings are released

Last fall, the Ohio Department of Education postponed releasing a report letting parents know how well districts were doing to help struggling readers — those young students who were at-risk for falling further behind in their studies and possibly not becoming high school graduates. The explanation was more time was needed to tweak how the Read More…

United Way director touts campaign success

Bill Harper, executive director of the United Way of Greater Lorain County.

ELYRIA — As in the past few years, United Way of Greater Lorain County is eschewing fundraising money to focus on increased collaborations among the area’s social service agencies to better meet essential needs of the county’s underserved population. Bill Harper, United Way’s executive director, again emphasized the agency’s continued transition from hitting financial goals Read More…

Goggin to stay in Midview through 2021

GRAFTON — Midview Schools will keep Scott Goggin on as superintendent for another five years. The Midview school board unanimously voted to approve a new five-year contract for Goggin, effective Aug. 1, 2016, to July 31, 2021, during a meeting Thursday. Goggin has been at Midview for 13 years, not all as superintendent. “I love being Read More…

Midview Schools teacher contract approved Monday

Scott Goggin

GRAFTON — A new Midview Schools teachers contract was unanimously approved Monday by school board members. Superintendent Scott Goggin told board members the contract will save the 3,200-student district at least $1 million by 2017. Much of the savings come from health care concessions by the approximately 200-member Midview Education Association. Contributions increase 12.8 percent Read More…