November 26, 2014

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School pride riding on Elyria, Lorain rivalry football game

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ELYRIA – A Pioneer in blue? A Titan in red? A mix-up of sorts could very well take place depending on the outcome of the much anticipated football game between Elyria High School and Lorain High School. That’s because the game – the varsity football teams have not played each other in almost a decade Read More…

Two suspects sought after shooting at Circle K

Update 1:30 p.m.: Elyria Police have identified the shooting victim as Richard Tainter, 43, of Elyria. He was in good condition on Thursday afternoon at MetroHealth, according to a hospital spokesman. ELYRIA — Two suspects remain at-large after a shooting at Circle K early Thursday. A male clerk at Circle K, 515 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, Read More…

Agreement settles legal feud between Elyria, pump plant contractor

ELYRIA — The city just wanted a new high-service pumping station at its Lorain water pumping plant. What it got was a project that dragged on for nearly three years and an arduous lawsuit. A settlement approved by City Council on Tuesday night aims to allow for the completion of the project and puts an Read More…

Elyria Council OKs LifeCare contract

ELYRIA — A divided City Council voted Tuesday night to approve the updated service contract Mayor Holly Brinda hashed out with LifeCare Ambulance Inc., but not before dissenting Council members tried in vain to change the ordinance to give Council more control. It’s been at least three months since Brinda and LifeCare officials came to Read More…

Olive Garden serves lunch to Elyria police

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ELYRIA — The men and women who protect and serve were served Monday. Lunch was on the Olive Garden for police officers. Since 2002, the restaurant chain has been delivering free meals to firefighters, hospital workers and police. The deliveries were a way to show appreciation after the 9/11 attacks in 2001, said Cindy Chapman, Read More…

Elyria Schools receives national inquiries for pink cookies

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ELYRIA — The now-infamous pink cookie is gone from Elyria school cafeterias, but cookie connoisseurs near and far do not want to see the treat disappear. Since news hit that Elyria Schools had to let the cookie crumble under the pressure of new federal guidelines for school lunches and snacks, the district has been inundated Read More…

Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home adds crematorium

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ELYRIA — Changing times and attitudes have changed the way society feels about cremation versus burial for loved ones. In 2013, about 43 percent of final arrangements made by Elyria’s Laubenthal Mercado Funeral Home included cremation of loved ones’ remains, which is why the business recently opened an on-site cremation service. The Roman Catholic Church Read More…

Elyria Schools, Stocker officials preview Franklin changes

Patricia O'Brien, Executive Director Stocker Foundation, Ann Schloss, Director of Academic Services, Brenda Norton, Board President of Stocker Foundation look over the new technology in the renovated preschool classroom at Franklin Elementary School in Elyria. CHRONICLE PHOTO

ELYRIA — Long before the Stocker Foundation cut a check to Elyria Schools for $1.25 million for a new preschool and technology program at Franklin Elementary School, the countywide foundation saw promise in other district initiatives and funded them accordingly. First, it was Wilson Fundations, a brain-based, multi-sensory early literacy program. Students across the district Read More…

Elyria Schools alumni interested in renovating Ely Stadium

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ELYRIA — While Elyria Schools is getting a new $75,000 scoreboard for Ely Stadium, the addition has reinvigorated talks of improving the aging stadium. School board member Mike Gebhardt told fellow board members Wednesday that he has been approached by a group of community leaders who are interested in leading a fundraising charge to replace Read More…

Elyria students lose the pink cookie

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ELYRIA — Students no longer will eat the traditional Elyria pink cookie — the soft, buttery-sweet confection found only in school cafeterias across the city. The federal government saw to that. Its edict calling for school districts to provide more fruits and vegetables, lean proteins and whole grains to students along with fewer calories, fat Read More…