May 22, 2015

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Carrion to seek Lorain mayor’s post (UPDATED)

LORAIN — Mayoral candidate Tim Carrion vows to set the bar low if elected. Carrion, who filed as an independent on Monday, turning in 241 petition signatures, said the administration of Democratic Mayor Chase Ritenauer has overreached in economic development. If elected, Carrion said he’d concentrate on attracting small businesses, such as bringing a dry Read More…

Analysts present plan for Elyria

ELYRIA — Making some one-way downtown streets two-way, narrowing Cleveland Street from four to two lanes and opening up offices in vacant Midway Mall stores are among the recommendations of a market analysis unveiled Wednesday. The $93,000 analysis was primarily paid for with a $75,000 federal taxpayer grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation. It Read More…

Elyria’s new economic development specialist to focus on new businesses

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ELYRIA — The city’s search for a new economic development specialist went all the way to the Garden State. The city’s new hire — James Graham who is pegged with the responsibility of boosting city tax revenue and drumming up new businesses — comes from New Jersey, where he most recently served as president of Read More…

$3.2 million spent demolishing ruined homes, Elyria seeking more grant money

A condemned building sots at 1015 Middle Ave.

ELYRIA — The rush to raze dilapidated properties in Lorain County has resulted in the Lorain County Land Bank demolishing 178 properties and exhausting nearly all of the $3.2 million obtained through a state settlement with banks over improper foreclosure lawsuits. Now, as the county agency gears up to fight for more money to fund Read More…