May 5, 2015

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High school softball: Pitching in the spotlight at Prebis Classic

For area softball fans or college scouts passing through town, this has to be one of the best weekends of the year. The collection of pitching talent that will take the field at the Prebis Memorial Classic beginning today in LaGrange and Wellington could be the best in the 10-year history of the event. This Read More…

American Hood Systems announces 8,000-square-foot expansion in Elyria facility

ELYRIA — American Hood Systems announced plans Wednesday for an 8,000-square-foot building expansion that will result in up to 20 new jobs over the next 24 months. Located on Reaser Court, the company manufactures exhaust hoods, supply fans, exhaust fans, and fire suppression systems. Its partner, Web-based Hood Mart Inc., is billed as the top Read More…

Rotary project to create playground at Elywood

ELYRIA — For nearly 100 years, the Elyria Rotary Club has been a big giver to the city of Elyria, starting in 1918 and soon after with the establishment of the Ohio Society for Crippled Children, now known as Easter Seals. Not surprisingly, when club members celebrate the club’s 100th anniversary in 2018, they will Read More…

Elyria Council gets update on Eagle Valley project

Elyria City Council was updated on construction at the former Spring Valley Country Club at the meeting Monday, April 20. CHRONICLE FILE

ELYRIA — The Valley of the Eagles is still a go, but 2015 will be all about construction, and golf won’t likely return to the course until 2016 at the earliest. A much-anticipated update on the project at the former Spring Valley Country Club took place Monday during City Council, giving Council members a virtual Read More…

Elyria Mayor

Holly Brinda Age: 56 Party: Democrat Education: Master’s degree in public administration, Cleveland State University, 2001; graduate certificate in nonprofit management, Cleveland State University, 2002; bachelor of arts degree in news editorial journalism, The Ohio State University, 1980; and Elyria High School, 1976. Some Ph.D. work in urban studies and public affairs, Cleveland State University, Read More…

Caught by a hair: Women accused of wig store robbery

One of the two women taken into custody by Elyria police officers following a theft that turned into a robbery at Wigland on Borad Street in Elyria. Scanner traffic reported that the women stole hair and then fought with the store clerk as they tried to escape. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – Two women fought with wig store employees and tried to make off with $60 worth of hair extensions, police said, before they were arrested Monday morning. Betty Long, 22 was charged with complicity to robbery and Tajarai Alexander, 19, was charged with robbery around 11 a.m. Monday at a parking lot outside the Read More…

Victims of domestic violence the focus of Friday vigil in Elyria

ELYRIA – Domestic violence and sexual assault are situations found in some homes across Lorain County. On Friday, there will be a vigil in honor of those who are not only victims of crimes, but who also have witnessed and survived the aftermath of those crimes. National Crime Victims’ Rights Week began Sunday and runs Read More…

H.S. Tennis: Avon Lake cruises to 2nd straight LCAAA title

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AVON LAKE — If it weren’t for the dominance of Avon junior Nico Mostardi, Avon Lake’s road to a second straight Lorain County Athletic Administrators Association boys tennis tournament championship would have been clear sailing. As it was, the Shoremen won four of the five championships en route to a 39-point performance and the team Read More…

Lorain mayor offered land sites to Bendix

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LORAIN — Mayor Chase Ritenauer proposed three potential sites in the city of Lorain to Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems where the company could relocate its current Elyria corporate headquarters. Ritenauer sent the information to Bendix on March 23, nearly a month after the company announced that it was leaving Elyria, where it has been based Read More…

One plan, two falls, a river of divide over Cascade project proposal

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ELYRIA — Craig Limpach is a man with a vision. With a telescoping document tube slung over his shoulder — it holds the plans to a concept Limpach said could help propel Elyria into the future — the landscape architect said he has crisscrossed the city to make, at his estimation, 54 presentations of his Read More…