May 24, 2015

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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…

Two members quit Clearview school board

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SHEFFIELD — Accusing fellow Clearview Schools Board of Education members of unethical conduct and showing favoritism, board members Connie Finney and Brenda Newman have resigned. The resignations were triggered by former board member Judy Maldonado being allowed to present her son with a diploma on stage during graduation ceremonies last week. Finney said then-board member Read More…

All-Ohio softball: Elyria’s Caitlyn Minney, Avon Lake’s Annie Wennerberg and Clearview’s Sarah Kaya make first team

There are three more Lorain County softball pitchers who can add the words first-team All-Ohio to their impressive list of accomplishments. Elyria senior Caitlyn Minney and Avon Lake senior Annie Wennerberg were named first-team in Division I by the Ohio High School Fastpitch Softball Coaches Association, while Clearview junior Sarah Kaya made it in Division Read More…

Division II district track: Keystone, Vermilion girls have big days, combine for seven wins

EATON TWP. — The Keystone and Vermilion girls flexed their muscles Saturday, combining for seven first-place finishes to lead area teams at the Division II district track and field championships. The Keystone girls chalked up four firsts and three seconds as they qualified 10 out of 17 events to next week’s Bedford Regional. Vermilion had Read More…

Division II district track: Vermilion girls nab two of four regional berths in high jump

EATON TWP. — Advancing to regionals is always nice, but to do it with a teammate makes the feat that much sweeter. Vermilion’s Hannah Bartlome and Mallory Morris qualified to next week’s regional meet after earning two of the four berths up for grabs in the high jump Thursday on the first day of the Read More…

High school: Weather shakes up baseball, softball tournament schedules

It had to happen, right? There couldn’t be a spring sports postseason in Northeast Ohio without some weather worries, could there? Apparently not, because Thursday, for the first time this postseason, rain messed up the best-laid plans of tournament officials and baseball and softball coaches. The result was a pair of Division I district baseball Read More…

52 animals rescued from Sheffield Twp. shelter

SHEFFIELD TWP. — All of the animals at the Ohio Pet Placement facility at 2555 North Ridge Road are in new homes — at least temporarily. Rescue groups from several counties cleared out the shelter Sunday after complaints about the lack of running water, electricity, gas service and trash pickup at the shelter. In all, Read More…

District baseball: Keystone scores early, often in rout of Clearview

PARMA — With Elyria Catholic having secured a spot in the Division III district final, it was up to Keystone and Clearview to battle for the other in the nightcap at Ron Mottl Field. And the Wildcats wasted no time in making it theirs for the third straight year. Keystone will be back at Mottl Read More…

High school softball: Clearview finds some positives in losses to tough teams

LORAIN — With the postseason right around the corner, Denny Myers wanted to challenge his Clearview Clippers, so he brought in two highly competitive teams for a tri-tournament Saturday. And even though his team lost both games, the Clippers coach was far from unhappy with the experience. “We battled them,” Myers said after the Clippers Read More…