March 3, 2015

Elyria
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Company brings 100 jobs to Elyria; 50 more likely coming within 2 years

ELYRIA — An automotive parts manufacturer quietly moved into an Elyria industrial area, bringing up to 150 jobs with it, Mayor Holly Brinda said Monday. Lorain County Automotive Systems, a part of Camaco LLC, moved into a facility at 101 Liberty Court in recent weeks. Brinda said the company found the location through the city’s Read More…

Lorain County seeks answers to develop, sustain public transit system

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Could you go a week without your car, find a way to work, to the grocery story or your child’s school? Even for one day? In this county, where fewer than a handful of public bus routes are offered despite statistics that report 13 percent of the county’s residents do not own a car, Karena Read More…

National Weather Service says up to a foot of snow could fall by Monday

Snow — it’s coming. Basically, that’s how weather reports and meteorologists have summed up today’s forecast. It’s calling for snow and a lot of it. But before you bemoan yet another winter storm, take a deep breath. We’ve been here before. We have dug out of snow blasts and braved through polar vortexes. We can Read More…

Clearview Schools board to place 1-mill renewal levy on May ballot

SHEFFIELD TWP. — Clearview Schools will place a renewal levy on the May ballot. School board members unanimously voted Saturday during a special board meeting to place an issue on the ballot to renew an existing 1-mill permanent improvement levy. The continuous levy asks for no new money and will be used for expenses like Read More…

UPDATED: Elyria Health Department spared from cuts

ELYRIA — The Elyria City Health District can live to fight another day for the dollars it needs to keep the doors open. The city department is no longer facing a $500,000 cut, city officials said. A save by Finance Director Ted Pileski will limit the reduction from the general fund to $250,000, and Elyria Read More…

South side baseball may return to Elyria

ELYRIA — More than two decades after Little League South disbanded, the city is taking the first steps toward building a baseball field at South Park. The plan is to resurrect a youth program in cooperation with the nearby Boys & Girls Club of Lorain County, said Frank Gustoff, the city’s parks and recreation director. Read More…

Business owner donates coats to older students

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Snowy weather and warm coats go hand-in-hand. But for too many teenagers in Elyria and Lorain, they don’t. To help, B’s Car Stereo in Sheffield on Monday donated about 50 new coats at the Elyria Schools Administration Building to be distributed to Elyria middle and high school students. Another shipment of coats will be taken Read More…

New Elyria High program helps those struggling academically

ELYRIA — New Directions Academy, a new option targeting a small group of the more than 2,100 students who attend Elyria High School, is an alternative program school officials have built around the philosophy that failure is not an option. The program offers a choice other than traditional school to struggling students to help them Read More…

Hooded sweatshirt ban lifted for Elyria High students

ELYRIA — It seems that teenagers always have had a love affair, bordering on obsession, with hooded sweatshirts. But the students at Elyria High School can tell you that the four years without hoodies has been hard since the clothing item’s ban. Many would try to wear them and find the wrath of teachers and Read More…

Collaborative effort focuses on community health in North Ridgeville, LaGrange area

Jennifer Bracken, Lorain County Metro Parks assistant director, speaks at the Keystone and North Ridgeville Heart and Soul Challenge unveiling Thursday at Lorain County Community College. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The United Way of Greater Lorain County has trained its sights on two communities with a new collaborative partnership aimed at tackling chronic illnesses in simple ways — by increasing residents’ access to physical activity and healthy food options. Keystone Empowers You (KEY) and the North Ridgeville Heart and Sole Challenge bring together Read More…