April 26, 2015


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


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…