In Case you missed it – Press Coverage January 8, 2016

High school girls basketball: Firelands beats Brookside, 55-43

In a traditional, physical PAC matchup, Firelands (8-4, 7-1) knocked off Brookside (5-8) on the road with a 55-43 victory, thanks to some good shooting and better defense.

To read the rest of the Morning Journal’s story, please click the headline.

Firelands to ask voters to pass new school levy

The Firelands School Board has voted to place a bond issue on the spring ballot.

According to a news release from Firelands Local Schools, 112 N. Lake St., South Amherst:

The move allows voters to address aging buildings and basic safety concerns.

Please click the headline to read the article, as written by The Morning Journal.


Firelands students respond to hunger issue with work, ideas

While urban students met to tell of the pinch of hunger of other youth, Firelands FFA members met with student leaders from other schools to solve world hunger.

Shanna Finnegan, advisor of Firelands FFA and a teacher at Firelands High School, 10643 Vermilion Road, Oberlin, said about 100 students from six schools showed up for the Dec. 14 meeting.

To read the full article from The Morning Journal, please click the headline.


Amherst Township family gets Christmas surprise, first holiday since family member passed

Two fire trucks, police cars, as well as the community stopped all the intersections Dec. 20 to make an important delivery.

The delivery started from the Kmart located at 5350 North Leavitt Road and made its way to 8788 Leavitt Road: the home of Debra Majkut, who died after a car crashed into her home in July.

Please click the headline to read the full story, as reported by The Morning Journal.


Firelands Schools sends $3.8 million invoice to state

The Firelands School Board billed the Ohio Department of Education almost $3.8 million for lost revenue because of funds diverted to charter schools.

According to a news release from Firelands Schools, 112 N. Lake St., South Amherst, the board approved a resolution unanimously at a December meeting.

The invoice reflects money lost from 2002 through 2015.

Learn more about this article, as written by The Morning Journal by clicking the headline.


‘You owe us $3.8 million,’ Firelands board of education tells state

District bills Ohio for 13 years worth of cash lost to charter schools.

Firelands taxpayers have forked over nearly $3.8 million to area charter schools since 2002. Now the school district has sent the state of Ohio a bill for that lost revenue.

Please click the headline to read the article written by Jason Hawk from The Amherst News Times.


BASKETBALL: Lady Falcons’ strong offense tops Pirates, 68-41

Strong offensive play through four quarters last Wednesday secured the Lady Falcons a 68-41 win over the Black River Pirates.

Click the headline to read more from The Amherst New Times.


JVS students recieve Best Student Drink award

A white mint DECA cocoa created by junior DECA students in the JVS marketing and management program won the Best Student Drink this month at the Zero Proof Mix-off.

Thank you, Amherst News Times for the article! Click the headline to read about some of our great Falcons at LCJVS.


JVS students bake a staggering 36,000 cookies

More than 36,000 Christmas cookies were assembled last Wednesday by Lorain County JVS bakery and pastry arts students. They baked candy cane to buckeyes, truffles, sugar cutouts, coconut snowballs, and chocolate chipcookies to fill pre-orders in the very popular annual sales event.

To see one of our Firelands/LCJVS students in action, please click the headline from The Amherst News Times.


Lorain County Adults Can Now Finish High School Online at No Charge Through LCCC

Residents of Lorain County who are 22 and older and who did not finish high school now can earn a diploma from the school district in which they reside, thanks to a new 22+ Adult High School Diploma Program from Lorain County Community College.

Please contact LCCC with all questions regarding this program.



Cantu-Poggiali wedding

Kayla Michelle Poggiali married David Thomas Cantu June 20, 2015, at Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Lorain. Father Robert Glepko officiated the service.