February 14, 2016

Elyria
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Online help fund is established for couple who lost Elyria home

ELYRIA — Family members of a couple who lost their home and belongings during a Wednesday house fire on 11th Street are hoping the community will help them get back on their feet. Mike Adams, 57, and his fiancee Cindy “Mini” Redel, 50, watched their home go up in flames as they found themselves coughing Read More…

1 in critical condition after Elyria home fire

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ELYRIA — A fire gutted an 11th Street home early Wednesday and two people were sent to the hospital as a result. The fire at 319 11th St. occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Assistant Chief James Cawley of the Elyria Fire Department said when crews arrived, they saw fire coming from a second-story window in Read More…

Two hospitalized after early-morning fire guts Elyria home

A fire occurred early Wednesday morning at this home on 11th Street in Elyria. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA – Two people were hospitalized after a fire gutted an 11th Street residence early Wednesday morning. The fire at 319 11th Street occurred shortly after 2 a.m. Assistant Chief James Cawley of the Elyria Fire Department said crews saw fire coming from a second story window in the rear of the home upon arrival Read More…

Elyria police investigating vehicle theft, crash

ELYRIA — Elyria police are searching for four men they say stole a car and crashed it into another car. Officers said the car traveled through two yards on the 600 block of Calann Drive at 3:36 p.m, Thursday and eventually crashed into a car in a driveway. When the car stopped, neighbors said four Read More…

Fewer burials have Elyria discussing sale of land near cemetery

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ELYRIA — A decline in the number of burials at the city-owned Brookdale Cemetery has city officials thinking about selling some unused land to raise some money for the underfunded department. “We are seeing fewer full burials in the city and more cremations,” said Safety-Service Director Mary Siwierka. “We have more land at Brookdale than we Read More…

Police: Children ages 4 and 2 found alone at home

ELYRIA — An Elyria mother was charged with child endangering Wednesday after police say she left her 4-year-old and 2-year-old home alone. Police say Tina Carroll, 36, told officers she had to pick up her other children from school. At 3 p.m., someone driving by the house on Garford Avenue saw the 4-year-old child in Read More…

Elyria school board OKs sale of two schools

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ELYRIA — Two buyers split the purchase of two old schools Wednesday when the Elyria school board voted to sell Edison School and Jefferson School. Edison, 1514 Lake Ave., went to Elyria residents Jessica and Jerrod Rogers, owners of Elegant Assets, a full-service wedding decor company. The selling price was $2,000. Jefferson, 6615 Foster Ave., Read More…

Brinda: 2016 budget could see 15 percent or more reduction; layoffs possible

ELYRIA – City officials are working up a 2016 budget that could see upward of a 15 percent reduction in city departments, which could result in employee layoffs, Mayor Holly Brinda said Tuesday. “A lot of places don’t have 15 percent to reduce so we are still working the numbers to see what that will Read More…

Elyria tax hike supporters remain undaunted by low public support

ELYRIA — Community support for the Elyria income tax increase proposal is low, but campaign organizers believe a victory at the polls still is possible with a strong grassroots campaign. City Councilman Mark Jessie, D-3rd Ward, the mastermind behind the Issue 6 framework and arguably the campaign’s biggest cheerleader, said a recent survey’s findings are Read More…

Honoring Martin Luther King Jr.

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ELYRIA — More than 100 people took to the streets Monday to march from Ely Square to Elyria High School in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. It’s a march those in local service, civil rights and social justice circles have undertaken for 30 years, and Monday they braved temperatures just a few degrees above Read More…