Sheffield Lake News

Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Board of Education organizes for 2017

Thursday, January 26th, 2017

Sheffield Village/Sheffield Lake

By Michele Murphy

The Board of Education for the Sheffield-Sheffield Lake Schools held its first meetings in the new year last week.

The first order of business was to elect a board president and vice president. Incumbents Amy DeLuca and Sheila Lopez were re-elected to those posts, respectively. DeLuca is a lawyer and lives in Sheffield Village. She was elected to the board four years ago, …Read More

Sheffield Lake project makes learning ‘real’ for JVS students

Friday, January 20th, 2017

Sheffield Lake

By Michele Murphy

Brandon Harris, a senior at Lorain County Joint Vocational School (JVS), describes his school-supervised, hands-on carpentry project at a Sheffield Lake residence as “as close to the real thing as it gets.”

Classmate Kayla Daniels, who also is working on the project, adds some might actually be surprised to learn about the weather conditions students have worked in. She laughs when she tells …Read More

Local police and fire mutual aid efforts, communication enhanced through state grant

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Sheffield Lake/Avon/Avon Lake

By Michele Murphy

Police chiefs in Sheffield Lake, Avon and Avon Lake decided early last year to join forces to address what had been a stubborn issue with communications systems that did not interface well, or, put another way, didn’t “talk” to each other.

That posed another problem. They needed someone to help write a grant to the Ohio Development Service Agency for funding under …Read More

An eight-syllable word with four-letter-word implications

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

How many eight-syllable words do you know? Here’s one: interoperability. It means the ability to communicate and share real-time information and data.

Three area police departments – Avon, Avon Lake and Sheffield Lake – like words like interoperability because, from their perspectives, it means keeping us safe. As applied to safety force communications, it can also mean the difference between life and death.

That is why the …Read More

Teacher-turned-social worker passionate about success of Sheffield’s kids, families

Monday, December 26th, 2016


Sheffield Lake/Sheffield Village

by Michele Murphy

Editor’s note: We changed the names of the mother and student cited in this story to protect the identities of the entire family.

Andrew Smith smiles when he says he is bilingual because he is not talking about foreign languages. What he does mean is he is able to speak the language of an experienced classroom teacher and a clinically trained school …Read More