July 23, 2014

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Elyria mayor says focus is on improving city’s image

Holly Brinda

Elyria has an image problem, and Elyria has an economic development problem. The two go hand-in-hand. Just as a good reputation precedes an attractive location, Mayor Holly Brinda said Elyria has to do a better job at changing the public opinion of the city among outsiders as well as residents. It’s about making Elyria the Read More…

North Ridgeville raises fees for ambulance runs

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Fees charged by the North Ridgeville Fire Department for ambulance and paramedic runs are going up. City Council on Monday approved legislation that will boost fees for the first time in seven years. Council voted 5-1 to approve the hikes, which will raise fees from $375 for basic ambulance runs to $450, Read More…

Amherst delays decision on chicken ordinance

AMHERST — The ownership of chickens — a problem that has been debated Amherst since last summer — may have a simpler solution than City Council members originally thought. At a meeting Monday, Amherst law director Tony Pecora summarized his research regarding a citywide ordinance that prohibits farming on fewer than five acres of land. Read More…

Study finds blight reduced in Elyria’s Central Business District

ELYRIA — As Mayor Holly Brinda began unveiling her plan to improve Elyria’s reputation as a destination, she received good news regarding blight. A recent study completed so the city can continue to receive federal Community Development Block Grant dollars may offer hope for vacant storefronts. Ten years ago, Elyria’s Central Business District, defined by Read More…

Alonzo “Al” J. Riddle

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Alonzo “Al” J. Riddle, 86, of Grafton, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014 in the New Life Hospice Residential Center in Lorain, following a short illness. He was born March 25, 1928 in Grantsville, West Virginia and had lived in Grafton since the early 1950′s. He was retired from Industrial Pollution Control after 24 years Read More…

Carol Neumann

Carol Neumann, 85, of Oberlin passed away at Cleveland Metro Hospital, Sunday, April 6, 2014, after a short illness. Cowling Funeral Home Inc., of Oberlin, will announce further arrangements.

Florence Helen Parsons

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Florence Helen Parsons, 90, of Wellington, passed away Sunday, April 6, 2014. She was born in Amanda, Ohio on April 8, 1923, to the late Mary and Ralph Griffith. Florence was a 1941 graduate of Wellington High School. Florence spent her time helping on the farm and was a member of the Farm Bureau and Read More…

Arlene M. Rosta

Arlene M. Rosta (nee Oney), 71, of Elyria, passed away unexpectedly at home Monday, April 7, 2014. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Elyria, (440) 322-4626.

Donald E. Wolfe

Donald E. Wolfe, 87, of Birmingham, passed away Monday, March 24, 2014, at MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, after a short illness. He was born in Elyria, December 25, 1926. He worked as a project manager at Ridge Tool in Elyria for many years, retiring in 1990. Don was a volunteer fireman in Carlisle Township for Read More…

Richard E. “Dick” Fair

Richard E. “Dick” Fair, 87, of Elyria, went home to be with his Lord, Sunday evening, April 6, 2014 at his residence, following a lengthy illness. Arrangements will be announced by Busch Funeral & Crematory Service in Elyria. 440-322-3717