August 20, 2014

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High school football 2013: Young Clearview depending on defense to lead the way

SHEFFIELD TWP. — They say defense wins championships. Well, whoever “they” are, Clearview fans will be hoping they know what they’re talking about since Clippers coach Mike Collier says defense is looking like his team’s strength. “Right now we’re further ahead on defense,” he said. “We have tough, athletic kids on the defensive side of Read More…

High school cross country: Lutheran West boys, girls load up on seconds at Keystone Icebreaker

Brooskside Creighton Jensen is on the way to a second-place finish in the Keystone Icebreaker Monday at the Equestrian Trails. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

CARLISLE TWP. — Lutheran West will second that emotion. While the Keystone girls ran well in Monday’s Keystone Icebreaker, placing all four of its runners in the top 11, it was the Longhorns who had the most consistent day among area teams as their boys (87) and girls (64) finished second at the Lorain County Read More…

Ohio Football League playoffs: Nightmares continue roll, blast Spartans in postseason opener

EATON TWP. — The playoff debut of the Lorain County Nightmares semipro football team Sunday couldn’t have gone much better. The defense was dominant, holding the visiting Strabane (Pa.) Spartans to minus-16 yards rushing, forcing six turnovers — returning one for a score — and sacking the quarterback 10 times. The offense, led by Elyria Read More…

College signing: Clearview’s Heather Younkin to play volleyball at Kent State

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Heather Younkin can focus on volleyball now. The Clearview senior recently accepted an athletic scholarship to Kent State, putting her recruiting process in the rearview mirror and her quest to win a fourth straight Patriot Athletic Conference championship at the forefront. “I didn’t want to go into senior year for volleyball and Read More…

New member appointed to Clearview school board

Parsons

The Clearview Board of Education swore in its newest member, Danny Parsons, this morning. The 39-year-old nurse stresses his continued commitment to improving the district’s educational system. “Education is powerful, and, without it, you’re not going to be successful,” Parsons said. Just making the deadline to choose a new member before a court judge would Read More…

New board members installed on Clearview board

Brown III

SHEFFIELD TWP. — The six candidates for the open Clearview Schools Board of Education position will be interviewed — this time. Board President Melissa Newsome and Richard Marcucci have taken heat for not interviewing candidates to fill the positions of Connie Finney and Brenda Newman, who resigned in protest June 10 alleging a lack of Read More…

Another Clearview school board member resigns

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Name tags might help when Clearview Board of Education members meet July 15. Less than a month after two board members angrily quit, a third board member has resigned, according to Clearview’s website. The application deadline is 3 p.m. Monday to fill the new vacancy. The site didn’t say who quit. Board Read More…

Clearview school board names two new members

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Two new members have been appointed to Clearview Schools Board of Education, despite not all of the applicants being interviewed for the open positions. Heidi Adkins replaces Connie Finney, who resigned June 7 and whose term expires Dec. 31, according to a news release from Superintendent Jerome Brown. Giles Brown III replaces Read More…

Two new Clearview board members appointed after resignations

SHEFFIELD — Two new Clearview school board members are expected to be appointed Thursday. The resignations of Connie Finney and Brenda Newman were accepted at a board meeting Tuesday, President Eddie Corcino said. Corcino said by phone after the meeting that several candidates were interviewed. He said the meeting was held at 7 a.m. to Read More…

Camp Innovation uses STEM to provide fun, educational classes for first- through sixth-graders

Bailey Thacker, a first-grader, and Lily Beam, a second-grader at Vincent Elementary, blow up a balloon for the “Problem Solving on Planet Zak” module at Camp Invention at Durling Middle School in Sheffield Township on Thursday. (CT photo by Steve Manheim.)

SHEFFIELD TWP. — It isn’t often you visit a school and find teachers dressed in NASA spacesuits. But that is what Durling Middle School eighth-grade teacher Ryan Lewis was wearing Thursday as he helped students devise a contraption to cross a swamp on the imaginary planet of Zak. And while it sounds like a lot Read More…