April 23, 2014

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Elyria officials defend downtown food truck

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ELYRIA — A chef on wheels rolls to a location and serves food from a mobile kitchen. The food truck craze has hit Elyria. For the second Thursday this month, Todd Berry set up in downtown Elyria with his Krav food truck to serve up one of five signature dishes to an eager lunch crowd. Read More…

UPDATED: Elyria workers investigating cause of sinkhole

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ELYRIA — A resident discovered an about 4-by-6-foot sinkhole at the intersection of Blaine and Chase streets about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. City crews quickly covered it with a metal slab but not before using green dye and underground cameras to see whether a leak may have caused it. Crews were still trying to figure out Read More…

Elyria Council again tables rental registration plan

ELYRIA — There are two issues at hand when it comes to compiling a listing of rental properties in the city and finding a way to make sure they are safe for renting residents — registration and inspection. City Council can’t come to a consensus on either. So, for the third time, the discussion into Read More…

Elyria to host virtual comic book experience for children

ELYRIA — Children read comic books to imagine what it would be like to be a superhero. But what if — even just for one day — the experience could be real? That’s what a group of local organizers is hoping to pull off Saturday, May 3. In a new event in Elyria, the plan Read More…

Elyria considers rental registry program

ELYRIA — City leaders think a rental licensing program that includes exterior and interior inspections is the only way to go if any real change to the city’s housing stock is to take hold. City officials plan to recommend to City Council a program that includes per-unit registration fees and fines for not complying with Read More…

Food truck to serve lunch on Thursdays in downtown Elyria

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The KRAV Food Truck set up for business in the parking lot off Court Street, between the old County Court House and the Lorain County Justice Center, on Thursday. The truck, based in Avon Lake, specializes in Mediterranean food made from scratch prepared by Chef Todd Berry. Hours will be 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Read More…

Elyria denying most residents’ claims for pothole damage

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ELYRIA — As if hitting a pothole, feeling her tire pop and sliding into a pole as a result was not bad enough, Miranda Taylor said she received a $3,868 repair estimate for her 2009 Toyota Corolla Sport. The 21-year-old said that is like asking her to come up with a million dollars. The broken Read More…

Elyria mayor says focus is on improving city’s image

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Elyria has an image problem, and Elyria has an economic development problem. The two go hand-in-hand. Just as a good reputation precedes an attractive location, Mayor Holly Brinda said Elyria has to do a better job at changing the public opinion of the city among outsiders as well as residents. It’s about making Elyria the Read More…

Elyria officials present Middle Avenue project

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ELYRIA — It’s the four-lane road that brings southern Elyrians into and out of downtown, but if you ask south-side residents, it is a major city thoroughfare that has seen only minor repairs. Long before the new Elyria High School — a $70 million building sprawling across two city blocks — went up, the biggest Read More…

Elyria considers change to overtime policy

ELYRIA — A proposal to change a long-held policy regarding overtime for city managers, supervisors and foremen — the middle management who bridge the gap between department heads and union employees — is being considered. On Monday night, Safety Service Director Mary Siwierka asked the City Council Finance Committee to change a few portions of Read More…