May 3, 2015

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Windsor students devote service project to Elyria police

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ELYRIA – A group of students with special needs recently made some very special gifts for the men and women of the Elyria Police Department. April’s service project for students with autism who attend Windsor Elementary School included a one-of-a-kind art piece honoring Sgt. James Kerstetter and snack bags to help officers make it through Read More…

Independent Quinn joins Elyria’s race for mayor

ELYRIA — An independent candidate vying for the third time to be the next mayor is sure to shake up November’s general election. After Tuesday, either Mayor Holly Brinda or former Mayor Bill Grace will advance as the Democratic nominee for the general election. The winner of the upcoming primary will face Republican Garry Gibbs Read More…

Amherst schools on defensive after state literacy rates released

The state’s release Thursday of K-3 Literacy Improvement grades has Amherst Schools on the defensive. The top district – it hit all 24 of the state’s academic indicators and garnered nearly all As or Bs on its overall report card released in September – earned the lowest grade in the county on the measure that Read More…

School district literacy ratings are released

Last fall, the Ohio Department of Education postponed releasing a report letting parents know how well districts were doing to help struggling readers — those young students who were at-risk for falling further behind in their studies and possibly not becoming high school graduates. The explanation was more time was needed to tweak how the Read More…

Firelands’ superintendent search narrows to three

Working on a very tight time schedule, Firelands Schools is moving ahead with its superintendent search and board members plan to have a final candidate picked and ready to be hired within the next two weeks, said Greg Ring, superintendent of the Educational Service Center of Lorain County. Since the application window closed early this Read More…

Gloves off in Elyria mayoral primary between Brinda, Grace

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ELYRIA — The political showdown between Holly Brinda and Bill Grace with the title of mayor hanging in the balance is one Elyria voters have seen time and again. Before looking at the upcoming primary, let’s take a little walk down memory lane to elections of yesteryear. In 2007, Brinda, then a member of the Read More…

American Hood Systems announces 8,000-square-foot expansion in Elyria facility

ELYRIA — American Hood Systems announced plans Wednesday for an 8,000-square-foot building expansion that will result in up to 20 new jobs over the next 24 months. Located on Reaser Court, the company manufactures exhaust hoods, supply fans, exhaust fans, and fire suppression systems. Its partner, Web-based Hood Mart Inc., is billed as the top Read More…

Rotary project to create playground at Elywood

ELYRIA — For nearly 100 years, the Elyria Rotary Club has been a big giver to the city of Elyria, starting in 1918 and soon after with the establishment of the Ohio Society for Crippled Children, now known as Easter Seals. Not surprisingly, when club members celebrate the club’s 100th anniversary in 2018, they will Read More…

Elyria Council gets update on Eagle Valley project

Elyria City Council was updated on construction at the former Spring Valley Country Club at the meeting Monday, April 20. CHRONICLE FILE

ELYRIA — The Valley of the Eagles is still a go, but 2015 will be all about construction, and golf won’t likely return to the course until 2016 at the earliest. A much-anticipated update on the project at the former Spring Valley Country Club took place Monday during City Council, giving Council members a virtual Read More…

Elyria Mayor

Holly Brinda Age: 56 Party: Democrat Education: Master’s degree in public administration, Cleveland State University, 2001; graduate certificate in nonprofit management, Cleveland State University, 2002; bachelor of arts degree in news editorial journalism, The Ohio State University, 1980; and Elyria High School, 1976. Some Ph.D. work in urban studies and public affairs, Cleveland State University, Read More…