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Gloves off in Elyria mayoral primary between Brinda, Grace

Holly Brinda, left, and Bill Grace.

ELYRIA — The political showdown between Holly Brinda and Bill Grace with the title of mayor hanging in the balance is one Elyria voters have seen time and again. Before looking at the upcoming primary, let’s take a little walk down memory lane to elections of yesteryear. In 2007, Brinda, then a member of the Read More…

American Hood Systems announces 8,000-square-foot expansion in Elyria facility

ELYRIA — American Hood Systems announced plans Wednesday for an 8,000-square-foot building expansion that will result in up to 20 new jobs over the next 24 months. Located on Reaser Court, the company manufactures exhaust hoods, supply fans, exhaust fans, and fire suppression systems. Its partner, Web-based Hood Mart Inc., is billed as the top Read More…

Rotary project to create playground at Elywood

ELYRIA — For nearly 100 years, the Elyria Rotary Club has been a big giver to the city of Elyria, starting in 1918 and soon after with the establishment of the Ohio Society for Crippled Children, now known as Easter Seals. Not surprisingly, when club members celebrate the club’s 100th anniversary in 2018, they will Read More…

Elyria Council gets update on Eagle Valley project

Elyria City Council was updated on construction at the former Spring Valley Country Club at the meeting Monday, April 20. CHRONICLE FILE

ELYRIA — The Valley of the Eagles is still a go, but 2015 will be all about construction, and golf won’t likely return to the course until 2016 at the earliest. A much-anticipated update on the project at the former Spring Valley Country Club took place Monday during City Council, giving Council members a virtual Read More…

Elyria Mayor

Holly Brinda Age: 56 Party: Democrat Education: Master’s degree in public administration, Cleveland State University, 2001; graduate certificate in nonprofit management, Cleveland State University, 2002; bachelor of arts degree in news editorial journalism, The Ohio State University, 1980; and Elyria High School, 1976. Some Ph.D. work in urban studies and public affairs, Cleveland State University, Read More…

One plan, two falls, a river of divide over Cascade project proposal

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ELYRIA — Craig Limpach is a man with a vision. With a telescoping document tube slung over his shoulder — it holds the plans to a concept Limpach said could help propel Elyria into the future — the landscape architect said he has crisscrossed the city to make, at his estimation, 54 presentations of his Read More…

Amherst special-needs student will get her prom

Sarah Whorton is headed to prom. The 19-year-old daughter of Clarita and Joseph Whorton will put on her pink dress, long gloves and sparkly tiara Saturday afternoon for a night of dinner and dancing at her senior prom. Her date: Her father, Joseph. “It’s been a little bit of a process, but it’s all good Read More…

Family of special-needs student seeks Amherst prom age limit exception

Amherst Schools and the mother of a special-needs high school student are working to reach a resolution to allow the teenage girl to attend Saturday’s prom — possibly with her father as the escort — while still keeping with the district’s policy to prohibit adult dates at the event. Clarita Whorton knows exactly what she Read More…

Districts make call on offerings after state Board of Education eliminates ’5 of 8′ rule

The Elyria school district doesn’t need a state rule to dictate that it place an importance on art, music, physical education and other special student needs in the district. Just look at Elyria High School where a Performing Arts Center is the joy of the entire community, said Superintendent Paul Rigda. If that doesn’t scream Read More…

Elyria council committee tackles farmers market, bailiff pay, dispatchers’ contract, cemetery policy

A farmers market for downtown Elyria, $1 pay raise for municipal court security, pay freeze for police dispatchers and a move to require indigent burials to be cremated remains, or ashes, only. Elyria City Council’s Finance and Community Development committees approved a number of things Monday, making room for the full Council to vote in Read More…