February 11, 2016

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Elyria mayor wants to slash salary of legal counsel

ELYRIA — Mayor Holly Brinda wants to cut the salary of her administrative legal counsel now that she has someone in her office who also is an attorney with extensive labor relations experience. Assistant Safety Service Director Elayne Siegfried, whose focus is human resources and risk management, has taken on a lot of the responsibilities Read More…

Girls basketball: EC defense stifles Middies

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EATON TWP. — It’s not often that a basketball team can hold its opposition scoreless for an entire eight-minute quarter. When it does happen, chances are pretty good the team doing the blanking will wind up with the win. Such was the case Wednesday night at Midview’s Ed Kubuski Gymnasium, where Elyria Catholic outscored the Read More…

Invacare moving wheelchair line to Mexico

ELYRIA — Invacare Corp. is moving production of its Solara wheelchairs from Elyria to a facility operated by the company in Reynosa, Mexico. Invacare spokeswoman Kelly Mize said the move won’t cost any of the company’s 1,200 employees in its local facilities their jobs. Employees currently working on the Solara line of manual wheelchairs will Read More…

Police log for Jan. 25, 2012

Elyria police Sunday, Jan. 22 11:52 a.m. — 600 block S. Logan St., window reported broken at vacant home, nothing taken. 1:35 p.m. — 100 block Longfellow St., theft of a UPS package containing a shower head worth $146.50 reported. 4:50 p.m. — 700 block Purdue Ave., juvenile female, 13, charged with domestic violence for Read More…

Mayor Holly Brinda reviewing Grace’s job changes

ELYRIA — In the final six months of 2011, there were 74 personnel changes in the city. New Mayor Holly Brinda is taking a look at all of them as she sits down to plot the budget for the year. In the final six months of the year under the regime of Mayor Bill Grace, Read More…

Girls basketball: After trio of bad first quarters, Elyria blasts North Ridgeville fast

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ELYRIA — Given recent deficiencies, the Elyria girls were eager to craft a good start against North Ridgeville on Wednesday night. In their last three games, the Pioneers fell behind quickly in the first quarter. In addition, they were facing the Rangers’ Ashley Montgomery, whose 22-plus points per game is best in the area. But Read More…

ODOT decision on Route 57 project concerns Elyria mayor

ELYRIA — Mayor Holly Brinda is very concerned the federal funding to finance the reconfiguration of the Interstate 90 and state Route 57 interchange near Midway Mall could be years in the making after the Ohio Department of Transportation announced it was delaying some road projects. Elyria’s $28 million project nudged forward a little bit Read More…

Elyria mayor promises national engineer search

ELYRIA — The retirement of former city Engineer Mukund Moghe has opened up a key position that Mayor Holly Brinda hopes she can fill with someone qualified enough to take on much of the work that is now being handled with consultants. “We want to build a strong internal capacity in our engineering department,” Brinda Read More…

Elyria mayor presents volunteer initiative

ELYRIA — Mayor Holly Brinda hopes to bolster volunteer efforts in Elyria at no cost to taxpayers by the development of a new initiative. Brinda and supporters are working to establish the Mayor’s Office of Volunteerism and Engagement, or MOVE. The office will work toward recruiting volunteers and supporting local initiatives. “I understand the positive Read More…

Boys basketball: Elyria survives Keystone

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ELYRIA — Keystone four-year letterman Caleb Schillace knew what he and his teammates came to Elyria to do. “Beat ’em,” he said. “We were going to beat them. We played hard, all of us did. We couldn’t do anything else.” For sure, Schillace and his mates almost pulled off the upset Tuesday before falling to Read More…