April 29, 2016

Elyria
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Union asks Elyria City Council to delay health district vote

ELYRIA — City Council is ready to vote on the future of the Elyria City Health District as union employees make the case to save the department. In a letter to the 11 members of Council, members of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees Local 277, the health district’s chapter, implored Council Read More…

Lorain County United Way honored as best in the state

The United Way of Greater Lorain County was honored Wednesday as the best United Way agency in the state. The group, headed by Executive Director Bill Harper, received the honor of 2016 Ohio United Way of the Year. State Sen. Gayle Manning, R-North Ridgeville, recognized agency representatives Ryan Aroney, Orlando Jones and Marco Cuevas on Read More…

Donation provides boost to Elyria Schools’ IT security

ELYRIA — Elyria Schools is getting pricey hacker armor in the form of new software designed to keep out unwanted network intruders. The cost to the district for the software, valued at $174,000: Absolutely nothing. Binary Defense Systems, based in Hudson, is donating its BDS Vision Software, along with consulting fees, and yearly monitoring. David Read More…

Elyria mayor presents spending plan

ELYRIA — The city plans to spend its anticipated revenue from the Issue 6 tax passage on a conservative $2 million plan that focuses on hiring police officers and aggressive road repairs. There will likely be no borrowing through notes to allow for spending money the city doesn’t have, and the money likely won’t be available Read More…

Group hosts prom dress giveaway in Lorain

  With family stress and financial strain pushed to the back of her mind, 17-year-old Jazmin Keiffer walked into Greater Victory Christian Ministries, ascended to the second floor and prepared to immerse herself in a sea of prom dresses. The big day is less than a month away for the senior from Lorain Digital Academy, Read More…

Third finalist for LCCC post interviews

ELYRIA — In 2012, Marcia Ballinger became the provost and vice president for Academic and Learner Services at Lorain County Community College. Ballinger has been a fixture at the institution for 25 years, working in various roles under college President Roy Church and now that Church is retiring, Ballinger is seeking yet another job: as Read More…

Board OKs school plans

ELYRIA — The configuration of new schools that leans heavily toward merging elementary and middle schools is the master plan design school board members will submit to the state. On Wednesday night, board members unanimously accepted the recommendations of the master plan committee and submit to the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission a building plan that Read More…

Candidate recognizes big shoes at LCCC

ELYRIA — Ray Michael Di Pasquale has already played the role of the fixer. Ten years ago, he started his presidency at the Community College of Rhode Island with a lot of work to do. “I came to an institution where they had fired the president, enrollment was at an all-time low, they had a Read More…

Elyria Schools to survey voters on plans

ELYRIA — Superintendent Tom Jama is making the rounds to hear what residents have to say about the Elyria school district’s upcoming bond issue, and he’s finding that community members are questioning the inclusion of the locally funded initiatives, including a proposed $9 million sports complex. On Tuesday night, school board members authorized a 600-household Read More…

Elyria to pay owner of former General Industries $10,000 for land

ELYRIA — The owner of the former General Industries property has signed off on paperwork allowing the city to take control of the land, and City Council voted unanimously Monday to accept the transfer agreement that comes with a few stipulations. John Peshek, owner of B-Vest Properties, which was the last company to use the Read More…