October 25, 2014

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Elyria High graduation date moved to May

Elyria graduates enter Ely Stadium for commencement on June 6, 2014.  CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

The traditional early June graduation date for Elyria High School is being changed this year to meet a new requirement from the Ohio Department of Education. Elyria seniors in the class of 2015 will graduate 7 p.m. May 29 at Ely Stadium. This is one week earlier than previously scheduled. All other graduation details are Read More…

Local facilities adopt CDC protocols for Ebola

Workers move disposal barrels to a staging area outside the apartment of a nurse, who treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan and tested positive for the disease, Monday in Dallas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)

Local hospitals are taking cues from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in implementing emergency room protocols for dealing with patients who have concerns about the Ebola virus. This comes after news that a second person in the U.S. has contracted the disease, a Dallas nurse who worked extensively with the first patient, Thomas Read More…

Elyria church members simulate homelessness

Patrick Nicolino, pastor for youth and families, Ashleigh Arndt and Anthony Beall, warm up next to a fire outside of  at First Congregational Church, in Elyria, during their annual 30-hour sleep out on Saturday.

ELYRIA — At 7 p.m. Saturday, Kyle Comfort stood on the grassy lawn of First Congregational United Church of Christ with his hands stuffed in his pockets and a knit cap pulled tightly over his ears. It was 54 degrees outside. Not too cold, but history has taught the 21-year-old Elyria man that spending 30 Read More…

Elyria income tax increase is safety issue

The dinning area at Smitty's in Elyria was packed with people who came out for Issue 14 on Tuesday.

ELYRIA — The race to pass an income tax increase in Elyria got off to a slow start with a swift blow delivered early in the campaign season. The first visible acknowledgement of Issue 14’s place on the November ballot came earlier this month in the form of an opposition campaign aimed at squashing Mayor Read More…

Midview, Clearview students get boost from United Way

It doesn’t take a team of experts to deduce that the years a preteen spends in middle school are the hardest years of a developing young life. A new collaborative program by the United Way of Lorain County hopes to alleviate adolescent angst with services in both the Midview and Clearview school districts. “Middle schoolers Read More…

Elyria library book sale offers pages from past

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ELYRIA — A little history is being mixed with the literature at this year’s 11th annual Elyria Public Library book sale. The sale will include more than 60,000 items — books, magazines, DVDs and CDs — for sale this year. As always, nothing will cost more than $1. “It’s the Friends of Elyria Library’s choice Read More…

Elyria mayor unveils growth plan for city

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ELYRIA — Elyria has to create a more business-friendly climate, better promote the city, nurture entrepreneurship and workforce training, all while working to retain, expand and attract business if it wants to create jobs and grow the tax base. In a nutshell, that’s Mayor Holly Brinda’s economic development plan. “It’s ambitious, but we want to Read More…

Some say Elyria tax issue literature oversteps bounds

ELYRIA — Efforts to push passage of Issue 14 through mailers and fliers targeted to Elyria homes and churches have angered some who wonder if the Elyrians First Committee is pushing the line to rally support. In recent days, the committee has sent letters explaining the importance of the issue to local churches. Pastor Robert Read More…

‘Joe Joe’ and a crew of volunteers prep Elyria Catholic football field

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ELYRIA — He stood by the sidelines with a smile on his face. Decked out in his hunter green T-shirt, Joe Guyeska was a man at home on the grass field beneath his feet. But Guyeska, who everyone calls “Joe Joe,” is not an Elyria Catholic High School student or teacher. But try to tell Read More…

Parents share story of son’s death in drunken driving crash

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It was the kind of video montage that doting parents would put together to celebrate an 18-year-old’s graduation from high school and his ascension into adulthood. There were candid shots of a young Brian Hoeflinger hanging with friends, joking with siblings and perfecting his golf swing, all set to music and flicking past at a Read More…