April 18, 2015


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…