May 3, 2016

Elyria
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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.

Amherst State of the Schools: superintendent says co-curricular activities essential to success

AMHERST — On Monday night, Amherst students played the first note of a song that signifies the beginning of a musical journey that will last for years to come. This year, the district of roughly 4,000 students started its first orchestra program. Band is a staple co-curricular activity in the district, but orchestra was not Read More…

Once again, Elyria council delays decision on city health district

ELYRIA — The wait continues and so does the debate about Elyria public health. On Monday night, Elyria City Health District employees passionately pleaded for their jobs while City Council members pondered if now is the time to dismantle the city service provider. However, the more-than-hourlong conversation did not produce an answer to the provocative Read More…

Elyria unveils schedule for road repairs

ELYRIA — How far does $1 million stretch when the goal is smoother, more driver-friendly roads? In the case of Elyria and its pothole-pocked roads, the answer is 16 ways. After looking at dozens of possible options for repairing the streets in Elyria, City Council’s Utilities, Safety and Environment Committee narrowed the list for this Read More…

Student majority sends anti-drug message at Elyria High

ELYRIA — Heroin took a back seat Thursday morning at an anti-drug rally at Elyria High School attended by hundreds of students. Opioids may be dominating conversations in Lorain County for their destructive powers affecting families and communities, but as area students crowded into the Elyria High gymnasium, the message conveyed was not one of Read More…

Survey: Elyria voters still poised to say yes to schools’ bond issue, but are more wary about athletic complex

ELYRIA — Updated survey results show voters are still in favor of a bond issue to fund new schools and a new athletic complex. But support has waned since a similar survey was conducted in November before the details of the master plan were ironed out. It appears the athletic complex is a game changer Read More…

Gala celebrates outgoing LCCC president Church, community

ELYRIA — If Lorain County Community College is a college for the people, Monday’s local star-studded affair — coined the Legacy of Leadership Gala — was just as much about the people of Lorain County as it was about President Roy Church, who was lauded during the evening for his 30-year tenure. Ben Norton, co-host Read More…

Midview Schools narrows its superintendent search to 3

GRAFTON — Midview officials whittled the list of potential superintendent candidates from seven to three and are asking the public to give their say on who should be the district’s next leader. The three finalists are: Todd Osborn, superintendent of Liberty Union-Thurston Schools. Bruce Willingham Jr., assistant superintendent/director of personnel for Maple Heights School. Thomas Read More…

Superintendent: Elyria Schools strive to excel

ELYRIA — The state of Elyria Schools is good. But the district wants to be exceptional. Superintendent Tom Jama spoke Wednesday during his State of the Schools address about what it means to offer an exceptional education, but it wasn’t until the lights dimmed and the little glowing robotic balls zoomed into the room that Read More…

Wave of overdoses put Elyria Police on alert

ELYRIA — A reported six drug overdoses in less than 24 hours have Elyria police on high alert. Police Capt. Chris Costantino said the overdose calls started early Tuesday afternoon and went on into Wednesday morning. He said none was fatal and narcotics detectives are aggressively investigating each case. Toxicology tests on items found at Read More…

Engineer: Rough Elyria roads require consultant

ELYRIA — City Engineer Tim Ujvari defended the need to hire an outside consultant to help jumpstart road construction projects by saying simple paving jobs would not be enough to fix some of Elyria’s roads. Instead, those roads could need reconstructive work to get them up to par. Blame it on years of neglect, Ujvari Read More…