November 23, 2014

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Few attend forum seeking input on new Elyria superintendent

ELYRIA — Rain and cold likely played a part in the lack of attendance to a community forum Tuesday in an effort to seek input on the next Elyria Schools superintendent. Paul Rigda, who has held the post for nearly 10 years, will retire in 2015. That is an unusually long tenure for a public Read More…

Elyria opposes liquor sales at former Shopway

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ELYRIA — The business at 175 Lake Ave. is being run by a new owner with a new business, but the old Shopway Food Mart’s reputation can’t be forgotten. Elyria City Council doesn’t want any business at that location to have a liquor permit and has asked Law Director Scott Serazin to file a formal Read More…

Safety first as future plans discussed for Cascade Park

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ELYRIA — The year 2015 for Cascade Park will be one of rebranding and reclaiming, said officials with the Lorain County Metro Parks. In a little more than two months the parks district will take over day-to-day operations of the historic park in the city’s center, but officials are not waiting until Jan. 1 to Read More…

Mayor: Food trucks could hamper downtown Elyria businesses

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ELYRIA — All summer, food trucks have set up shop in downtown Elyria, serving everything from chicken tikka to hamburgers. Lately, they’ve been raising some eyebrows. On Thursday, three food trucks were stationed near City Hall in downtown Elyria, drawing concern from Mayor Holly Brinda about the effect the trucks would have on local restaurants Read More…

Food trucks offer diversity in downtown Elyria

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ELYRIA — The warm months may be over, but new food trucks flocking to downtown Elyria are providing a wealth of options for outdoor eating. This week, two new food trucks — Thee Oasis Grill and The Brunch Box — joined the Krav food truck near Elyria City Hall, serving everything from breakfast sandwiches to Read More…

Elyria library book sale offers pages from past

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ELYRIA — A little history is being mixed with the literature at this year’s 11th annual Elyria Public Library book sale. The sale will include more than 60,000 items — books, magazines, DVDs and CDs — for sale this year. As always, nothing will cost more than $1. “It’s the Friends of Elyria Library’s choice Read More…

Elyria mayor unveils growth plan for city

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ELYRIA — Elyria has to create a more business-friendly climate, better promote the city, nurture entrepreneurship and workforce training, all while working to retain, expand and attract business if it wants to create jobs and grow the tax base. In a nutshell, that’s Mayor Holly Brinda’s economic development plan. “It’s ambitious, but we want to Read More…

Some say Elyria tax issue literature oversteps bounds

ELYRIA — Efforts to push passage of Issue 14 through mailers and fliers targeted to Elyria homes and churches have angered some who wonder if the Elyrians First Committee is pushing the line to rally support. In recent days, the committee has sent letters explaining the importance of the issue to local churches. Pastor Robert Read More…

Elyria Apple Festival gets good reviews from vendors

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ELYRIA — Apple dumpling vendor Mike Rutana said Springfield-based Rutana Concessions attends about 80 festivals annually in Ohio, Minnesota, Pennsylvania and West Virginia, but he didn’t know what to expect during his first time at the 34th annual Elyria Apple Festival. Rutana said Sunday that he plans to return due to brisk business and attentive Read More…

Elyria School board not eager to move quickly on new stadium

ELYRIA — Dreams of a new Ely Stadium will not become a reality anytime soon as the Elyria school board and those who want to see an update to the decades-old facility are just now starting to have a conversation. Wednesday night members of a self-appointed group known as Friends of Ely Stadium addressed the Read More…