February 10, 2016

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About Lisa Roberson

Lisa Roberson has been with the Chronicle since 2006, and covers Elyria city government and public education. She can be reached at 329-7121 or LRoberson@chroniclet.com. Follow her on Twitter.

Firelands boosts building security

Mike Von Gunten

SOUTH AMHERST — Firelands Schools will soon implement new security protocols requiring all visitors to provide photo identification to be cross-referenced through a national sex offender database. The new check-in procedure will roll out district-wide Monday for all building visitors. The new software system, Raptor, works by scanning a person’s driver’s license or state ID Read More…

Elyria forum tackles sports complex concerns

Built in the 1920s, Ely Stadium has weathered nearly a century of wear and tear and it shows. Among the problems: exposed conduits, water damage, poor ventilation, deteriorating wood beam ceilings, leaky flat concrete rooftops and mildew.

ELYRIA — Many residents, parents and community members want the construction of a new all-sports complex to be a part of the Elyria Schools master plan, but they need more information from the district on cost, maintenance and other issues before agreeing to vote yes in November. District officials recognize it will not be easy Read More…

Lorain Schools mull withdrawing from LCCC Early College High School program

LORAIN — Lorain Schools may pull out of a Lorain County Community College program designed for students who are likely the first in their families to attend and graduate from college. Established in 2004, Early College High School selects Elyria and Lorain students who come from homes with no history of higher education and face Read More…

Visitors Bureau board members prepared to quit

AMHERST TWP. — Board members with the Lorain County Visitors Bureau are frustrated with the Lorain County commissioners’ decision to stop sending money collected from the county’s bed tax to the organization and said Tuesday they’d rather resign en masse than see their work to promote the county unravel. The emergency meeting, called after county Read More…

Elyria Schools presents multi-sport complex idea

Video made by Elyria schools and shown at the meeting ELYRIA — A plan to bring all of Elyria Schools’ sports programs to one location at a grand sports complex that would rival others in the state could be included in the district’s master plan. A committee of community leaders and school officials working on Read More…

Brinda promises realistic optimism for upcoming Elyria state of the city address

ELYRIA — In one week, Mayor Holly Brinda will deliver her fifth State of the City address, the first of her second term, and the tone will be one of realistic optimism, she said Monday after a City Council meeting. Brinda will address business and community leaders Feb. 9 at Wesleyan Village during a joint Read More…

What’s hoopening: Basketball goals return to Lorain schools

LORAIN — Young neighborhood basketball players looking for a place to get in a quick pickup game soon can turn to two Lorain schools. District officials said backboards, hoops and nets will return to courts at Admiral King Elementary, 720 Washington Ave., and Toni Morrison Elementary, 1830 W. 40th St. The nets and hoops came Read More…

Elyria water treatment plant clears water, addresses concerns

Most people don’t think much about the water they drink. Most just grab a glass, turn on the faucet and watch water flow out. No one thinks about lead poisoning, water contaminants or state warnings urging the use of bottled water. Or, most likely, they didn’t think much about it until reports of unsafe drinking Read More…

Elyria churches stepping up to help shelter homeless

ELYRIA — Sheltering the homeless during the winter is a ministry local churches have embraced in a city void of a homeless shelter within its boundaries. Last winter was one of bitter cold. The cold coupled with the fact that Elyria’s homeless have nowhere to sleep in inclement weather led to St. Mary Church establishing Read More…

Elyria group to send water to Flint

ELYRIA — Efforts to get bottled water to residents in Flint, Mich., dealing with a crisis situation of lead-contaminated water are continuing with Elyria residents stepping up to help. “This is about water,” is how Brandon Rutherford, executive director of Invest Elyria put it when asked why the local group is helping people hundreds of Read More…