August 4, 2015


Wolfey’s to host debate watch party

ELYRIA — Wolfey’s Bistro and Pub will host a watch party for the Republican Presidential Debate starting at 8 p.m. Thursday. The debate — as well as next year’s Republican National Convention — will be at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.

6-year-old boy struck by car while riding bike


ELYRIA — A 6-year-old boy riding a bike was struck by a car at the intersection of East Avenue and Eighth Street about 3 p.m. Wednesday. The boy, whom police didn’t identify, was hospitalized at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center in stable condition, according to Herb de la Porte, LifeCare Ambulance vice president. Police Lt. Read More…

Tax perks enticed Bendix


ELYRIA — Elyria could have lost Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems to Naperville, Ill., not neighboring Avon. Instead, Bendix plans to keep its headquarters in Lorain County, thanks in part to a tax incentive from the state. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved Tuesday a 50 percent, eight-year tax credit to Bendix for the creation of Read More…

Elyria economic development official leaving for Louisiana

ELYRIA — Days after the announcement one of the city’s biggest employers is moving to nearby Avon, Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda confirmed the loss of the economic development specialist she personally hired in 2013. James Graham resigned, effective last Friday, and is taking a job in Minden, La., in an unknown position. In Graham’s short Read More…

Bendix announces it’s bound for Avon


ELYRIA — Chester Road in Avon will be the address for the future headquarters of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems. Bendix announced Friday it has signed an agreement to purchase approximately 60 acres in an area of Avon that is a hotbed for development. Bendix said in February it would leave Elyria to construct a new Read More…

Some manufacturers grow, but not enough to offset departure of Bendix’s jobs

ELYRIA — On Friday, the city learned that Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems — and its more than 550 employees — will move to Avon in two years. But some longtime employers in the city are growing here, offering some small solace, Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda said. “American Hood Systems is expanding. Ohio Metallurgical Service is Read More…

Bendix officially announces relocation of headquarters to Avon


Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC will build its new headquarters in Avon. The company announced Friday that it has signed an agreement to purchased about 60 acres of land about 10 miles from its current locale in Elyria. A groundbreaking date has not been set as the company is awaiting final approvals from state and Read More…

Elyria-Lorain roads outrank Cleveland’s


Most likely, Cleveland-area drivers won’t be surprised that the area ranked sixth out of 25 major cities for cities with the worst roads. TRIP, a nonprofit transportation research group based in Washington, D.C., released the results Thursday of a study using 2013 Federal Highway Administration data on road conditions. According to the report, 28 percent Read More…

Cities hope for big money in state settlement with road salt companies

Lisa Roberson and Jon Wysochanski ELYRIA — Across the county, city officials are tallying what they have spent on road salt in hopes of getting a share of an $11.5 million settlement with Morton Salt Inc. and Cargill Inc. over past rock salt sales. “I have no idea what we will get,” Elyria’s Safety-Service Director Read More…

Generosity provides bounty of space for food bank


LORAIN — A torrent of well-wishes and heartfelt thanks marked Friday’s grand opening of the 41,000-square-foot, $5 million Nordson Food Distribution Center that will increase the work done by Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio to feed the hungry. Those expressed by John and Roxanne Lewis of the food pantry operated by Asbury Read More…