October 6, 2015

Intermittent clouds

Nonprofits criticize Elyria’s allocation plans for grants

ELYRIA — It was a funding fight for nonprofit organizations Monday night with City Council members and agency leaders joining forces to push back from a proposed budget that heavily favored city recreation programs. During a public hearing to determine how the city would spend its 2015 cut of Community Development Block Grants, Councilman Marcus Read More…

SAFER grant helps Elyria keep firefighters

The Elyria Fire Department will once again be the recipient of a multimillion dollar federal grant, which temporarily will save the jobs of 23 young firefighters who faced layoff without the infusion of cash. The city received word Wednesday afternoon that it had been awarded $3.69 million through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s SAFER grant Read More…

Lorain school district cuts 2 more employees

LORAIN — Seeking to dispel the perception of a bloated Lorain Schools administration as the district seeks support for a levy, interim Superintendent Ed Branham on Tuesday defended the number of layoffs at the Charleston Administration Center and announced two more. Branham was responding to May 24 criticism from teachers union president David Wood that Read More…