October 24, 2014

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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…

Elyria teachers show up en masse at school board meeting, stay silent

ELYRIA — An audience of red-shirt-clad educators crowded Wednesday’s Elyria school board meeting in an unusually large number, but they remained nearly silent. The teachers and administrators filled the chairs, stood against the walls and some even sat on the floor while the more than 90 minute meeting was conducted. No one offered an explanation Read More…

‘United We Sweat Family Field Day’ touts exercising

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ELYRIA — Saturday’s United Way-sponsored “United We Sweat Family Field Day” offered families the chance to get pumped up with a variety of exercises and other physical activities. While participants exercised, they were spared the sweat, given the day’s unseasonably cool temperatures that hovered in the 50s following rain that continued up to the 10 Read More…

Elyria: Recalling self sacrifice and heroism of 9/11

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ELYRIA — The 9/11 attacks and future attacks in Iraq and Syria were on the minds of participants in an Ely Square candlelight vigil Thursday. On the 13th anniversary of the attacks on the Pentagon, World Trade Center and the downing of United Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pa., that killed 2,977 victims, they were remembered Read More…

Elyria grandmother victim of phone scam

ELYRIA – An Elyria grandmother fell victim to a scam Wednesday morning when someone called her, pretending to be an Akron police officer and asked for bond money. The 78-year-old Elyria woman told police she received a call from a woman who said she was “Officer Davis” from the Akron police Department. The suspect told Read More…

Search underway for new Elyria Schools superintendent

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ELYRIA — In less than two months, the Elyria school board will have in hand a list of educators vying to be the district’s next superintendent. The Ohio School Boards Association has posted an announcement on its website advertising for the position and will take applications until Oct. 31. Elyria Superintendent Paul Rigda, who has Read More…

Elyria, 2 employee groups OK contracts

ELYRIA — A plan to bring additional police officers and firefighters to the city hinges on a tax plan city officials are gambling will be a hit with voters come November. But before Election Day, the city and two of its largest employee groups — the Elyria Police Patrolmen’s Association and the local chapter of Read More…

Developer of old Spring Valley Golf Club says he has financing for new projects

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ELYRIA — Bob Corna knows his word doesn’t carry much weight with some people. In the seven years the seasoned developer has owned the former Spring Valley Golf Club, he has presented to city officials and community members so many reiterations of rebirth for the recreational course that this summer’s movement — spotted by anyone Read More…