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Apple CEO Tim Cook will give commencement speech during OSU virtual commencement

OSU President Michael Drake announced Friday that the university will hold a virtual commencement on May 3, with Apple CEO Tim Cook delivering the keynote address.

Aurora City Schools transportation department staff member tests positive for COVID-19

LeBron James Family Foundation brings ‘Taco Tuesday’ to I Promise School families during stay-at-home order

  Unused PPE from now-closed school clinics donated to Cleveland-area health officials fighting coronavirus

2nd Parma elementary school staff member tests positive for COVID-19

List of Ohio universities who have postponed or canceled spring commencement due to COVID-19 (live blog)

OHSAA: Winter school sport still postponed ‘indefinitely,’ decision to cancel spring programs is ‘on the table’

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Parma elementary school staffer tests positive for coronavirus

7 ways to keep your kids excited about reading during the extended break

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo offering free online biology classes for children during coronavirus school shutdown

  North Olmsted soccer coach pleads guilty to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor

Local school districts, cities providing free meals to students Monday

Gov. Mike DeWine could close schools for rest of the year; restaurants and bars are shut down with delivery and carry-out as options available (live blog)

School districts throughout Northeast Ohio will provide free meals for kids during coronavirus break

School districts throughout Northeast Ohio will provide free meals for kids during coronavirus break.

Gov. DeWine asks dentists, doctors, and veterinarians to delay elective surgeries to accommodate for Ohio coronavirus patients

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine spoke on Saturday afternoon about the statewide increase in confirmed coronavirus cases.

Parents urged to plan ahead for potential closings of all Ohio day cares due to coronavirus

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine gave advanced warning to parents and caregivers who rely on day cares for their children.

  Western Reserve Academy offering help to schools transitioning to online learning amid COVID-19 concerns

Schools all over Northeast Ohio are turning to online learning as concerns of COVID-19 are growing.

  Walsh University president talks about the closure of Ohio universities and if it was necessary

39 suspects linked to drug trafficking in Mansfield area charged as a result of 4-year investigation

  Geneva High School trip to France and Spain still on despite coronavirus concerns

Bill to ban transgender athletes from girls’ and women’s school sports proposed by Ohio lawmakers

  Former St. Edward High School teacher sentenced to probation for trying to meet teen boy for sex

Police: Possible weapon seen at Shaker Heights Middle School

LeBron James announces new children’s book ‘I Promise’

LeBron James is an NBA champion, an Olympic gold medalist, a philanthropist, and a four-time league MVP. Now, the Akron native is adding “author” to his resume.

  Medina County Sheriff Office says 2 juveniles taken into custody after threat towards Cloverleaf High School

Two juveniles have been taken into custody without incident after a threat was aimed at Cloverleaf High School, the Medina County Sheriff said.

North Canton City Schools reveal contents found inside purse lost by student in 1957

Nearly nine months after a North Canton City Schools custodian found a purse missing since 1957, the school finally shared photos of what was found inside.

  FBI arrests Akron Public Schools custodian for child pornography

Akron Public Schools confirmed the FBI arrested a night custodian of Miller South School for Visual and Performing Arts on a federal charge relating to child pornography on Friday.

  Kent State University announces free college tuition for I Promise School’s inaugural class

Kent State University announced on Wednesday that the students of LeBron James’ I Promise School in Akron were gifted four years of college tuition.

Jane Fonda to speak at Kent State 50 years after deadly May 4 shootings

Actor and activist Jane Fonda will attend Kent State’s upcoming May 4 50th Commemoration, which will pay homage to the four people who were killed by National Guard rifle fire during an anti-war protest in 1970.

Lake Catholic High School coach placed on leave after accusations of sexual conduct with student surface

A Lake Catholic High School team coach was placed on leave after allegations of engaging in sexual activity with a student surfaced, according to Cleveland Catholic Diocese Deacon Jim Armstrong.

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland shutting down St. Matthew Parish Elementary School in Akron after current school year

St. Matthew Parish Elementary School in Akron will be closed after the current school year due to financial struggles, Diocese of Cleveland said.

St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School in Cleveland spared from shut down thanks to generous donors

When the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland announced the decision to shut down St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School after 121 years, generous donors stepped up to keep it open.

Several Berea schools under lockdown after one student possibly saw a weapon

The possible weapon was seen in the parking lot of Berea-Midpark High School.

Case Western Reserve University President Barbara Snyder to leave university for new national role

Case Western Reserve University announced President Barbara R. Snyder will be leaving her role at the university to lead the Association of American Universities by the end of the fall 2020 semester.

Cuyahoga County Public Library named country’s top-rated system for 10th year in a row

The Cuyahoga County Public Library has been named one of the top systems in the United States for the 10th consecutive year.

Police say Canton City School District coach placed on leave allegedly tried to meet person posing as 15-year-old

Police released more information on the investigation regarding the assistant coach the Canton City School District placed on administrative leave after allegations of him attempting to solicit what he believed was an underage student surfaced.

Police investigating Snapchat threat directed at Lorain High School

Additional officers will be outside the building.

  Assistant coach in Canton City School District placed on leave as police investigate allegations of soliciting underage student

The Canton City School District confirmed an assistant coach was placed on administrative leave as police investigate allegations of soliciting an underage student.

  College town on edge as coronavirus uncertainty lingers at Miami University of Ohio

As Miami University of Ohio awaits test results for two students who possibly have Coronavirus, the city of Oxford is on edge.

  Miami University taking precautions after possible cases of coronavirus reported

Thousands of students at Miami University in Oxford are taking precautions to protect themselves, after two possible coronavirus cases were reported at the school in southern Ohio.

Several area schools closed due to flu and stomach viruses

School buildings are being cleaned.

  Northeast Ohio colleges ramp up preparedness plans in light of possible Coronavirus cases at Miami University

Colleges and universities in Northeast Ohio are taking a closer look at their preparedness plans in the wake of two possible Coronavirus cases being reported at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio.

Richland County substitute teacher under investigation for ‘improper’ behavior with a student

The investigation began in early January.

St. Edward High School teacher pleads guilty to attempted unlawful sexual conduct with a minor

Patrick DeChant will be sentenced Feb. 26.

Euclid teacher injured in a hit skip accident

The driver did not stop after hitting the teacher.

Catholic Diocese of Cleveland closing St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School after this academic year

After 121 years, St. Thomas Aquinas Elementary School will be shut down by the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland at the end of the spring semester, according to Deacon James Armstrong.

  Stow councilman proposes jail time, steeper fines as penalties for illegally passing school buses

A councilman is proposing jail time as a potential punishment for drivers caught illegally passing stopped school buses in Stow.

  Girls basketball players challenging OHSAA over transfer eligibility after alleged bullying by coach

Girls basketball players challenging OHSAA over transfer eligibility after alleged bullying by coach

Nike, LeBron James set to release shoes inspired by Akron’s I Promise School Tuesday morning

Nike and LeBron James have collaborated in designing shoes that are inspired by the NBA star’s philanthropic efforts in his hometown of Akron.

  Current and former students demand change in light of alleged bullying in Wooster schools

Current and former students took part in a rally against bullying, spearheaded by a recent graduate who says her cousin is being bullied at a Wooster middle school.

Pennsylvania man sentenced to 18 months in prison for Snapchat threats against Parma High School

“Making threats to commit a school shooting are not taken lightly by law enforcement."

  Former Twinsburg teacher, sex offender sentenced to 2 years in prison for sexual battery involving student

The former home economics teacher began working for Twinsburg Schools in August of 2017.

Nike, LeBron James to release shoes inspired by Akron’s I Promise School (photos)

Nike and LeBron James have collaborated in designing shoes that are inspired by the NBA star’s philanthropic efforts in his hometown of Akron.

Police officers to begin riding with students on Wooster school buses

In an effort to increase safety, the Wooster City School District announced that police officers will begin riding school buses.

Substitute teacher job fair in Lorain County

Event will happen on Jan. 8.

Berea-Midpark High School mourning loss of 16-year-old student

The Berea City School District broke the heartbreaking news to the Titans community on Facebook that BMHS junior Kaylee Roberts passed away the day before on New Year’s Eve.

Ohio State School for the Blind’s marching band to perform at halftime in NCAA New Year’s Day bowl game

A marching band from an Ohio school for the blind is getting national attention on New Year’s Day.

Crestview Local Schools mourning loss of football and wrestling coach who lost life in car crash

The Crestview Local Schools community is mourning the loss of their beloved Football and Wrestling Coach Jesse Campbell.

University of Akron professor performs own rendition of ‘It’s the most wonderful time of the year’ (video)

Just in time for the holidays, a University of Akron professor serenaded students and staff with his own version of “It’s the most wonderful time of the year.”

Cleveland councilman to pay $8,600 in dues for seniors at school expected to close in 2020

Cleveland Councilman Basheer Jones is picking up the tab for graduating seniors at Martin Luther King Jr. High School.

Warrensville Heights, Ohio student graduates college before receiving high school diploma

A Warrensville Heights student just became the youngest from the school district to graduate from Cuyahoga Community College.

Northeast Ohio school district accepts donations to ensure all children have healthy meals

A school district in Northeast Ohio launched a program with the hope of making sure all children have nutritional lunches, regardless of their family’s financial status.

St. Edward High School coach suspended indefinitely for accusations of ‘inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature’

For the second time this fall, St. Edward High School has had to deal with a staff member being accused of “inappropriate behavior of a sexual nature.”

Cleveland police investigating incident between parent and staff member at community school

An altercation between a parent and a staff member of a community school in Cleveland led to a police investigation on Thursday.

‘Small fire’ breaks out inside boys bathroom at Euclid High School

Euclid High School staff quickly put out the fire before the flames spread to any other room, according to the fire department.

Elyria High School teacher accused of calling student racial slur in front of peers

Student says this happened in front of the entire class.

Sentencing continued for former Twinsburg teacher convicted of sexual battery

The former home economics teacher began working for Twinsburg Schools in August of 2017.

Ohio Supreme Court to hear case over whether a teacher should be held liable for bullying

The Ohio Supreme Court will hear a case over whether an educator was reckless in not stopping an injury to a student who previously said she was being bullied.

Cheerleaders from Steele High School in Amherst perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

The cheerleaders from Steele High School made their debut in the 93rd annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Fine for passing stopped school buses in Strongsville increases to $750

The city of Strongsville is cracking down on drivers who are caught illegally passing stopped school buses.

Report: Kasich could soon become next OSU president; speculation circulating on whether school will consider Tressel

Kasich’s team informed Columbus news outlets that the offer was speculative, but sources say the school is pursuing the 2016 presidential candidate.

  Cleveland school bus driver caught on camera smoking in her bus

A Cleveland metropolitan school bus driver was caught on camera smoking on her bus Wednesday.

Collinwood and New Tech West high schools will remain open (for now) as CMSD consolidation plan moves forward

The Cleveland Board of Education unanimously approved a plan for the future of the district’s academic programs and facilities.

Mayfield High School student with knife in backpack removed from campus by police

Disciplinary actions against a student with a knife in a backpack are pending, according to the Mayfield Schools superintendent.

  Ohio students uncover and mend grave injustice at historical cemetery

Students found 12 African-Americans were buried in unmarked graves at Butternut Ridge Cemetery in North Olmsted

Lorain City School District CEO unanimously ousted from position

The Lorain City School District community is unified in the decision to relieve CEO David Hardy Jr. of his duties, according to Board of Education President Mark Ballard.

Bill cosponsored by US Sen. Sherrod Brown, of Ohio, proposes to keep schools open longer to help working families

Democratic U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris introduced a bill, which is cosponsored by Sen. Sherrod Brown from Ohio, that would better align school day schedules with the work day.

  Parma levy intended to help fix roads voted down by less than 200 votes

Parma residents are aware that their roads need to be fixed, but just over 50 percent of voters decided they don’t need Issue 53 to fund it.

Ohio voters OK 73% of school tax issues in latest election

Ohio voters have approved nearly three-quarters of the public school district tax issues that were on ballots for Tuesday's election

Solon Police deem concerning message written by middle school student was not a credible threat

The Solon Police Department said a boy may face disciplinary action from juvenile court after making a purported threat to a Solon school.

  Tensions run high over CMSD’s school closing proposal

Feelings are still strong against the move to merge some schools and close others, two days after a neighborhood meeting at Collinwood High School