November 26, 2014

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Salvation Army’s Not-Forgotten Box needs toys at Chronicle-Telegram drop-off site

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ELYRIA — Major Bob Sears has the kind of stories to share that few people ever hear. He, along with his wife, Alice Sears, run the Elyria Salvation Army, the go-to place for residents who don’t have enough to eat, are worried about utility disconnections or are looking for intervention from a pending eviction. The Read More…

Elyria mayor: Bendix surprised city

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ELYRIA — With the revelation Wednesday that Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems might build a new multi-million-dollar facility outside of Elyria, its home for 73 years, the focus shifted to Mayor Holly Brinda. What did Brinda know, and when did she know it? And what has she done to entice one of the city’s largest employers, Read More…

Budget concerns truncate Elyria leaf pickup

ELYRIA — Curbside leaf collection in the city is being shortened by two weeks, but a deal with Barnes Nursery to operate the city’s compost facility is in place and the facility will be available for drop-off, said city officials. Safety Service Director Mary Siwierka said the annual program where city workers vacuum leaves after Read More…

Bendix considering move from Elyria

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ELYRIA — The tenure of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems in Elyria is in jeopardy as the international corporation is working on a possible expansion of its headquarters that could see it leave the city. Headquartered on Cleveland Street in a dated facility, Bendix has informed city officials that it is contemplating a possible relocation. A Read More…

Five women receive awards for achievement

From left, Carol Lasser, Nancy M. Sabath, Carol Klimas, Charlita Anderson-White and Gail Stumphauzer are honored Wednesday with Women of Achievement awards at an Elyria YWCA luncheon at DeLuca’s Place in the Park in Lorain. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

LORAIN — The resumes of this year’s Elyria YWCA Women of Achievement recipients speak for themselves: magistrate, two educators, a college professor and the founder of a nonprofit. But beyond the titles, Carol Klimas, president of Lake Ridge Academy; Carol Lasser of Oberlin College; Nancy Sabath, consultant; Gail Stumphauzer, founder of Margeau’s Free To Be Read More…

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez tours LCCC facilities

From left, Michael Hilton, president and CEO of Nordson, back facing camera, talks to Lorain County Community College President Roy Church, U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez and LCCC Vice President Marcia Ballinger during Perez’s visit to the campus Wednesday. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez was shown a plethora of new technology, advanced manufacturing systems and cutting-edge mechanisms Wednesday on a tour of the Lorain County Community College SMART Commercialization Center, a visit aimed to showcase the college’s efforts to grow talent and create jobs. From watching a student manufacture tiny ribbons Read More…

LCCC dedicates lounge for student veterans

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ELYRIA — Lorain County Community College President Roy Church said it well on Veterans Day when he dedicated the college’s first student veterans lounge, calling it a much-needed place of solace for former military members-turned-college students. But it was Navy veteran and LCCC student Esperanza Correa who brought everyone to their feet in the College Read More…

Elyria tax take forecast in 2015 to be at recession levels

ELYRIA — If not for the calendar saying 2015, next year will feel very much like the recessionary year of 2010 from a financial standpoint, said city Finance Director Ted Pileski. On Friday, Pileski said income tax revenues in the city are down 4.8 percent through October — a drop of $891,000 compared with last Read More…

Brinda: Layoffs will not affect Elyria police

Elyria Fire Chief Rich Benton, front, and Elyria Fire Union Local 474 President Dean Marks watch results for Issue 14 at Smitty's Place in Elyria. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA — Police officers will not be targeted when layoff notices are handed to city employees in the coming weeks. Mayor Holly Brinda said as much Thursday, two days after voters rejected an income tax increase she proposed to prop up the Police and Fire departments, both of which have been operating in some part Read More…

Elyria tax measure widely trounced

ELYRIA — Issue 14 was a citywide loss Tuesday. The attempt at a 0.25 percent increase in the income tax rate failed in every ward in the city and only saw small successes in a few precincts throughout the city. A little more than 11,500 voters turned out to decide the safety forces issue. A Read More…