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Students raise money for autism, reflect on involvement with PALS club

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake

(L-R) PALS members Meghan Moench,Hannah Runge, Abby Lindenmeier,Kaylie Ganser and Ashley Carpenter. Blue puzzle pieces on the window of Avon Lake High School’s cafeteria spell out “autism awareness.” Press photo — Nicole Hennessy

Five PALS club members sit at a round table in an empty Avon Lake High School classroom, surrounding a peg board they use for coordination practice with the special needs students …Read More

Domonkas Library welcomes new librarian manager

Friday, April 21st, 2017

The lake was churning a bit, but Marleen Watling, new librarian manager at Sheffield Lake’s Domonkas Branch of the Lorain Public Library System, was the picture of tranquility looking out at it.

Not just any walk in the park

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

Lorain County Metro Parks recently held its annual Road to Freedom program at French Creek Reservation.

City officials fight for home rule

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

By Nicole Hennessy

Avon Lake/Avon

Home rule authority, and perceived violations of the constitutional provision on the part of state legislators,  has been a hot topic among city leaders lately.

The rule, written into the Ohio Constitution, is designed to protect municipalities and ensure that cities can effectively self-govern.

“So-called general laws that apply statewide are not matters of home rule,” Avon Lake’s law Director Abe Lieberman explained.

In recent cases, the (Ohio) …Read More

Union angered over starting pay for teachers in district’s new STEM school

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

By Michael Fitzpatrick

The North Ridgeville Board of Education and the North Ridgeville Education Association, the union representing the district’s teachers, continue their stalemate in negotiating a new contract for the teachers.

The teachers want more money, including better starting pay, and say the district is losing its good young teachers to other districts after paying to train them because they leave for better money.

The board is claiming …Read More