May 28, 2015

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Business leaders mobilize against Elyria stormwater fee

ELYRIA — Elyria’s stormwater utility is on hold until city officials figure out how to collect the fees from it, but an opposition group of prominent business leaders from the city is hoping it can find a way to quash the program entirely. The group, which calls itself Citizens for Fairness, so far has met Read More…

LCCC unveils drug counseling center

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ELYRIA — Former Lorain County Community College student and now counselor Jacob Kestler stood at a podium Wednesday and admitted he wasn’t sure what to say. Speaking at the dedication of the Caring Advocates for Recovery Education Center, the Lorain County Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services counselor joked that when LCADA President Tom Stuber says Read More…

Elyria officials already thinking about winter road salt

It may have been a warm, sunny Monday, but city officials are already looking ahead to the first snowfall of winter. The Ohio Department of Transportation starts negotiating for the best price on road salt this month, and Elyria wants in on whatever deal can be had. Elyria will join a joint purchasing agreement for Read More…

LCCC top-rated value among Ohio two-year colleges

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ELYRIA — What is a Lorain County Community College degree worth to you and your future earning potential? A new report released by the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institute is aiming to answer that question not just about LCCC, but hundreds of other colleges and universities across the country in an effort to Read More…

New Bendix leader gives Elyria mayor hope

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ELYRIA — Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems has named a new president and CEO, and city officials see the leadership change as another opportunity to tell the manufacturer why it’s in its best interest to stay in Elyria. Mayor Holly Brinda knows Bendix wants to leave. The company, which employs more than 450 in Elyria, made Read More…

Elyria school board to interview six for vacancy

ELYRIA — School board members will conduct interviews Saturday for its newest member in a series of closed-door meetings. The meetings will allow current board members the opportunity to ask questions of the six Elyria residents that want to join the board. They are Kevin Brubaker, John Gooch, Rae Lynn Brady, James Backs, Merry Brown and Read More…

Turnout declines each time Brinda, Grace face off

ELYRIA — When Mayor Holly Brinda and former Mayor Bill Grace are on the ballot and facing off against each other, fewer and fewer voters come to the polls with each subsequent election, according to reports from the Lorain County Board of Elections. There are 33,841 registered voters in Elyria spread across 31 precincts but Read More…

Madison routs Krischer in Elyria council primary

ELYRIA — Residents of the south side have voted to keep their 27-year-old Councilman for another term. Democratic Councilman Marcus Madison, who has represented the 5th Ward since 2010, won re-election Tuesday night with an overwhelming majority — albeit with such low voter turnout just 255 voters decided the race. According to unofficial election results, Read More…

Firelands looks within to find new superintendent

HENRIETTA TWP. — It was a quick search, and in the end, Firelands Schools stuck with one of its own in the search for a new superintendent. Michael Von Gunten will be named superintendent of Firelands at the board meeting set for May 11, according to a release from Greg Ring, superintendent of the Education Read More…

Columbia school levies have split results

COLUMBIA TWP. — Columbia Schools attempted to pass two renewal issues Tuesday night, but voters approved only one. Issue 11, a 2-mill permanent improvement levy, passed with 565 votes, or 51 percent, for the tax levy to 538 votes, or 49 percent, against the tax levy, according to unofficial election results. However, those 1,103 votes Read More…