June 29, 2016

Elyria
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County commissioners will approve Grafton annexation — because they have to

ELYRIA — Lorain County commissioners will have little choice but to approve the annexation of a narrow strip of land from Eaton Township to Grafton when they meet to discuss the issue July 5, Commissioner Ted Kalo said Wednesday. “It’s an automatic thing,” Kalo said. “We have to approve it.” Eaton Township has vehemently opposed Read More…

Stamp Out Hunger drive collects 73,000 pounds of food

ELYRIA — For 24 years local postal carriers have collected food for the U.S. Postal Service Stamp Out Hunger food drive. Saturday was no different as carriers and volunteers picked up items from homes along postal routes for delivery to local food pantries. In Elyria, about 25,000 pounds of nonperishable food items were collected and Read More…

County sheriff speaks out against potential annexation

GRAFTON — Lorain County Sheriff Phil Stammitti announced Tuesday that he is opposed to Grafton annexing a narrow strip of land in Eaton Township. In an email to Eaton Township Trustee Jason Monschein, who has led opposition to the annexation, Stammitti wrote that he doesn’t buy into the village’s explanation that the annexation is part Read More…

Potential annexation puts neighbors in Eaton on edge

EATON TWP. — Despite the insistence of Grafton village officials that they have no designs on annexing Midview Schools campus into the village, Eaton Township’s trustees are worried that the village’s plans to annex a narrow strip of land nearby is a prelude to exactly that. “This is a clear ‘behind the scenes’ land grasp Read More…

Lorain County middle-schoolers help create positive project

Middle school can be a tough place, especially for kids who don’t fit in with their peers. Mental health professionals have said that social isolation is a risk factor that can lead to depression and, in the worst cases, self-harm and suicide. Area leaders looked for ways to reach out to that population, and a Read More…

Midview interviews 3 finalists for superintendent job

GRAFTON — The trio of educators who have been narrowed from a field of 13 initial applicants to become the next superintendent of Midview Schools was introduced to approximately 75 parents, staff, and others during a 2½-hour meet-and-greet session at Midview Middle School. All three candidates are experienced educators in other Ohio school districts, two Read More…

Midview Schools narrows its superintendent search to 3

GRAFTON — Midview officials whittled the list of potential superintendent candidates from seven to three and are asking the public to give their say on who should be the district’s next leader. The three finalists are: Todd Osborn, superintendent of Liberty Union-Thurston Schools. Bruce Willingham Jr., assistant superintendent/director of personnel for Maple Heights School. Thomas Read More…

Midview janitor in running for national award

EATON TWP. — From the moment Keith Ciesielczyk steps out of his vehicle in the Midview Middle School parking lot, he only has one goal — to make the school and its grounds picture-perfect. Mop buckets, brooms and dustpans and other cleaning supplies, plus outdoor equipment like snow blowers and shovels, are the tools Ciesielczyk, Read More…

Local districts receive mixed grades on state report cards

Learning more each day and passing a state test given on one day are two different things. That’s how Elyria Schools is explaining state report card grades that give the district an F in the component that shows how many students passed state tests during the 2014-15 school year and an A in the component Read More…

School districts: Poor results expected from dumped PARCC tests

The Ohio Department of Education has released preliminary results from spring tests developed by the heavily-criticized Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, leaving local districts to determine what can be gleaned from the controversial exams. The preliminary designation leaves the data open to change before a final report is made public in Read More…