August 29, 2014

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Elyria Schools receives national inquiries for pink cookies

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ELYRIA — The now-infamous pink cookie is gone from Elyria school cafeterias, but cookie connoisseurs near and far do not want to see the treat disappear. Since news hit that Elyria Schools had to let the cookie crumble under the pressure of new federal guidelines for school lunches and snacks, the district has been inundated Read More…

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home adds crematorium

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ELYRIA — Changing times and attitudes have changed the way society feels about cremation versus burial for loved ones. In 2013, about 43 percent of final arrangements made by Elyria’s Laubenthal Mercado Funeral Home included cremation of loved ones’ remains, which is why the business recently opened an on-site cremation service. The Roman Catholic Church Read More…

Elyria Schools, Stocker officials preview Franklin changes

Patricia O'Brien, Executive Director Stocker Foundation, Ann Schloss, Director of Academic Services, Brenda Norton, Board President of Stocker Foundation look over the new technology in the renovated preschool classroom at Franklin Elementary School in Elyria. CHRONICLE PHOTO

ELYRIA — Long before the Stocker Foundation cut a check to Elyria Schools for $1.25 million for a new preschool and technology program at Franklin Elementary School, the countywide foundation saw promise in other district initiatives and funded them accordingly. First, it was Wilson Fundations, a brain-based, multi-sensory early literacy program. Students across the district Read More…

Elyria Schools alumni interested in renovating Ely Stadium

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ELYRIA — While Elyria Schools is getting a new $75,000 scoreboard for Ely Stadium, the addition has reinvigorated talks of improving the aging stadium. School board member Mike Gebhardt told fellow board members Wednesday that he has been approached by a group of community leaders who are interested in leading a fundraising charge to replace Read More…

Elyria students lose the pink cookie

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ELYRIA — Students no longer will eat the traditional Elyria pink cookie — the soft, buttery-sweet confection found only in school cafeterias across the city. The federal government saw to that. Its edict calling for school districts to provide more fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains to students along with fewer calories, fat Read More…

Invacare lays off 60 in Elyria

Invacare in Elyria on Wednesday announced layoffs. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

ELYRIA — One of Elyria’s largest manufacturers again is cutting its workforce. Invacare Corp. announced Wednesday a layoff of 150 associates and 40 temporary workers from facilities in North America and Asia. The effect on the Elyria-North Ridgeville campus is 60 associates, said Lara Mahoney, company spokeswoman. “We have been under significant financial pressure, as Read More…

Habitat for Humanity dedicates first new home in 4 years

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ELYRIA — On a rainy day in April, Lorain County Habitat for Humanity employees and volunteers broke ground in a muddy lot at 311 Franklin Ave. On Tuesday, their sweat and labor paid off with the dedication of a new home for a single mother and her two young children. “This was raised with love Read More…

Defective materials, craftsmanship necessitate work on Elyria High roof

ELYRIA — Roof work on the less-than-5-year-old Elyria High School will continue for at least another two months as crews work to repair defective construction from the initial building project. Elyria Schools has had problems with the roof on the school as well as the former roofing contractor hired to complete the job. In 2010, Read More…

Harsh weather claims rose bushes along Route 57

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ELYRIA — Five years ago, a seasoned landscape professional predicted the rose bushes and perennials planted along state Route 57 would not survive long with the hot, blazing summers and cold, brutal winters of this region. This week, that prediction became reality as city crews cut away many of the plants, which cost upwards of Read More…

Elyria High band hopes ice cream fundraiser is ticket to Florida performance

ELYRIA — The Elyria High School Pioneering Marching Band is Florida bound. The 110-member band has been accepted to perform during the Edison Festival of Light grand parade in Fort Myers and in the afternoon parade at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. But before the drummers, flutists and trumpet players can travel to Read More…