August 30, 2015

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Elyria approves plan for Broad Street mural

ELYRIA The city is getting a “Before I die, I want to …” wall. The city’s Planning Commission approved an application Tuesday from Brandon Rutherford, founder of Invest Elyria, to create the interactive mural on an exposed wall on the side of 356 Broad St. The plan is to paint as soon as next week, Read More…

County jail guard hospitalized after beating (VIDEO)

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ELYRIA — A Lorain County Jail guard was injured Monday after he was attacked by an inmate he had told to get dressed, jail Administrator Andy Laubenthal said. “This was a deliberate assault that was violent in nature and could have been potentially life-threatening,” Laubenthal said Tuesday. Corrections Office Eric Elliott, a jail guard for Read More…

Elyria City Council tables tax talk

ELYRIA — City leaders are hoping they can hold city finances together long enough to come up with a 2016 income tax issue. A November ballot issue is not in the works after City Council failed Monday to support a plan presented by Councilman Mark Craig, I-4th Ward. Instead, led by Council President Mike Lotko, Read More…

Wolfey’s to host debate watch party

ELYRIA — Wolfey’s Bistro and Pub will host a watch party for the Republican Presidential Debate starting at 8 p.m. Thursday. The debate — as well as next year’s Republican National Convention — will be at Quicken Loans Arena in downtown Cleveland.

6-year-old boy struck by car while riding bike

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ELYRIA — A 6-year-old boy riding a bike was struck by a car at the intersection of East Avenue and Eighth Street about 3 p.m. Wednesday. The boy, whom police didn’t identify, was hospitalized at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center in stable condition, according to Herb de la Porte, LifeCare Ambulance vice president. Police Lt. Read More…

Tax perks enticed Bendix

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ELYRIA — Elyria could have lost Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems to Naperville, Ill., not neighboring Avon. Instead, Bendix plans to keep its headquarters in Lorain County, thanks in part to a tax incentive from the state. The Ohio Tax Credit Authority approved Tuesday a 50 percent, eight-year tax credit to Bendix for the creation of Read More…

Elyria economic development official leaving for Louisiana

ELYRIA — Days after the announcement one of the city’s biggest employers is moving to nearby Avon, Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda confirmed the loss of the economic development specialist she personally hired in 2013. James Graham resigned, effective last Friday, and is taking a job in Minden, La., in an unknown position. In Graham’s short Read More…

Bendix announces it’s bound for Avon

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ELYRIA — Chester Road in Avon will be the address for the future headquarters of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems. Bendix announced Friday it has signed an agreement to purchase approximately 60 acres in an area of Avon that is a hotbed for development. Bendix said in February it would leave Elyria to construct a new Read More…

Some manufacturers grow, but not enough to offset departure of Bendix’s jobs

ELYRIA — On Friday, the city learned that Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems — and its more than 550 employees — will move to Avon in two years. But some longtime employers in the city are growing here, offering some small solace, Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda said. “American Hood Systems is expanding. Ohio Metallurgical Service is Read More…

Bendix officially announces relocation of headquarters to Avon

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Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC will build its new headquarters in Avon. The company announced Friday that it has signed an agreement to purchased about 60 acres of land about 10 miles from its current locale in Elyria. A groundbreaking date has not been set as the company is awaiting final approvals from state and Read More…