April 29, 2016

Elyria
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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…

Even without merger, Elyria Health District leader says it’s on borrowed time

ELYRIA — The Elyria City Health District will likely not exist in five years, even if City Council chooses not to merge services now with the Lorain County General Health District. Elyria’s health department is just too small and the cost to keep doing business in the ever-changing world of public health is too costly Read More…

Lake Ridge student dies on trip to S.C. horse farm

AMHERST — Kimberley “Grayce” Roach, an animal lover and seventh-grader at Lake Ridge Academy, died last week after visiting a South Carolina horse farm during her school’s spring break. According to news reports, the 12-year-old girl was at Paradise Farm in Aiken, S.C., to pick up a horse. She was reportedly walking with the animal Read More…

Iconic Hazel’s Restaurant reopens

ELYRIA — After more than a month of closed doors, Hazel’s Family Restaurant is ready to reopen 6 a.m. Monday, and restaurateur Rita Higgins said she can’t wait to get back to work. “I miss the customers,” Higgins said Thursday. “I’m going crazy without the work. All my help is coming back, too. We are Read More…

New joiners to county health board may not get say in tax measure

Property owners in Elyria, Lorain and Avon Lake will pay a property tax for the Lorain County Health District without having a say on it if elected leaders in each city decide to join the county agency. The tax will appear on the November ballot in communities currently in the health district. However, if Elyria, Read More…

‘The intent is to make sure people are held accountable’: Elyria takes on charity drop-off bins

ELYRIA — City Council wants to regulate charitable collection bins that dot the city. Carrying the names of organizations such as the American Association of Lost Children, Special Olympics or Planet Aid, these bins are on street corners, parking lots and in neighborhoods waiting for donors to drive by with bags of unwanted clothes. Safety-Service Read More…

Elyria’s goal is to add 11 officers by end of year

ELYRIA — The city is hoping to add 11 new police officers by the end of the year. Because of the passage of Issue 6, the city’s 0.5 percent income tax increase, on March 15, the money will be there. But the question remains if the city be able to fill the demand in time. Read More…

Brinda to urge Council to end Health Department

ELYRIA — The city could save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year by merging the Elyria Health District with the Lorain County Health District, which is something Mayor Holly Brinda said she will recommend to City Council. On Monday, during a meeting of the City Council’s Strategic Planning Committee, Council members will hear from Read More…

Elyria game to pursuing recreation grant funds

ELYRIA — The opportunity to go after a federal grant has resurrected interest in a splash pad and also a possible walking trail at West Park. For the next month, the federal government wants urban areas with 50,000 residents or more and park systems to submit ideas for the Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership grant program. Read More…

International expansion in Elyria church’s future plans

  ELYRIA — When Senior Pastor Jim Mindling stood before the congregation of the Church of the Open Door earlier this month with his hands outstretched and the words 20/20 Vision on large screens behind him, he said he was there to share God’s plan. In the Bible, Mark 1:38 says “And he said unto Read More…