May 28, 2015

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Elyria officials already thinking about winter road salt

It may have been a warm, sunny Monday, but city officials are already looking ahead to the first snowfall of winter. The Ohio Department of Transportation starts negotiating for the best price on road salt this month, and Elyria wants in on whatever deal can be had. Elyria will join a joint purchasing agreement for Read More…

8 is enough when it comes to grass length in Elyria

ELYRIA — The city is lowering the threshold for allowable grass height by 4 inches to match county guidelines. City Council members voted Monday night to approve the change, now requiring residents to limit grass or weed height to no more than 8 inches. Previously the city capped the limit at 12 inches. Safety Service Read More…

Elyria Council gets update on Eagle Valley project

Elyria City Council was updated on construction at the former Spring Valley Country Club at the meeting Monday, April 20. CHRONICLE FILE

ELYRIA — The Valley of the Eagles is still a go, but 2015 will be all about construction, and golf won’t likely return to the course until 2016 at the earliest. A much-anticipated update on the project at the former Spring Valley Country Club took place Monday during City Council, giving Council members a virtual Read More…

Elyria council committee tackles farmers market, bailiff pay, dispatchers’ contract, cemetery policy

A farmers market for downtown Elyria, $1 pay raise for municipal court security, pay freeze for police dispatchers and a move to require indigent burials to be cremated remains, or ashes, only. Elyria City Council’s Finance and Community Development committees approved a number of things Monday, making room for the full Council to vote in 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…