July 31, 2015


Enjoying the nice weather

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…

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


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…

Portions of Cascade Park to reopen

Lorain County Metro Parks employees, from left, Rick Fender, maintenance; Mike Goodrich, park manager; and Eddie Quarick, assistant manager, work Tuesday in Cascade Park. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

The revamping of Cascade Park is turning the historic park into a cleaner, safer version of the park Elyria residents have long loved. It’s been three months since the park has been under the control of the Lorain County Metro Parks, which inked a 50-year operations agreement with the city in 2014. In that time, Read More…

Elyrians return home, name new coffee shop after Cascade Park


ELYRIA – Proudly calling Elyria home again is Todd and Anita Roig, owners of Cascade Café. For Todd Roig, he is returning home to a place he left nearly 35 years ago. “I am originally from Elyria. I was born and raised here, I went to Midview. I left here in 1978, the snowstorm blew Read More…

Elyria has much to spend on Cascade Park

ELYRIA — Call it an expensive parting gift. Before the city turns over the day-to-day operations of Cascade Park to the Lorain County Metro Parks — assuming City Council and the Parks Board approve the proposed deal — a great deal of money will be spent by the city on projects in the historic park Read More…

Report of body sets off search at park

Elyria firefighters search for a body reported to have been seen Wednesday by a witness in the Black River at Cascade Park. No body was found. Steve Manheim / Chronicle

ELYRIA — For 30 minutes Wednesday afternoon, authorities combed the water of the Black River in Cascade Park, searching for a body that a witness said they saw. The search, however, turned up nothing even though the witness was positive that he saw a young girl in the water. Benjamin Corliss called police when he Read More…

Metro Parks head: Cascade rebound possible

A fallen tree blocks a closed road in Cascade Park in Elyria. (Chronicle file photo)

ELYRIA — Nobody has proposed marriage between Elyria and Lorain County Metro Parks regarding Cascade Park, but Tuesday’s first date went well. “A partnership is like a marriage,” Metro Parks Director Daniel Martin told about 60 people at a public hearing at city hall on future management of the park. “We cannot take your park Read More…