November 23, 2014

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Defective materials, craftsmanship necessitate work on Elyria High roof

ELYRIA — Roof work on the less-than-5-year-old Elyria High School will continue for at least another two months as crews work to repair defective construction from the initial building project. Elyria Schools has had problems with the roof on the school as well as the former roofing contractor hired to complete the job. In 2010, Read More…

Harsh weather claims rose bushes along Route 57

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ELYRIA — Five years ago, a seasoned landscape professional predicted the rose bushes and perennials planted along state Route 57 would not survive long with the hot, blazing summers and cold, brutal winters of this region. This week, that prediction became reality as city crews cut away many of the plants, which cost upwards of Read More…

Elyria High band hopes ice cream fundraiser is ticket to Florida performance

ELYRIA — The Elyria High School Pioneering Marching Band is Florida bound. The 110-member band has been accepted to perform during the Edison Festival of Light grand parade in Fort Myers and in the afternoon parade at the Magic Kingdom in Walt Disney World. But before the drummers, flutists and trumpet players can travel to Read More…

Elyria school district earmarks $75,000 for upsized scoreboard

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ELYRIA — That brand-new, state-of-the-art digital wireless scoreboard Elyria Schools thought it was receiving free of charge from the “Live with Kelly and Michael” show is not going to be free at all. The nationally syndicated show, which named the district’s own Stacie Starr as the winner of the 2014 National Top Teacher Search, gifted Read More…

Elyria officials plan campaign to seek support for income tax increase

ELYRIA — The countdown to the November general election is on, and city officials have 90 days to convince Elyria residents that their newest plan to raise taxes is the right way to go. Mayor Holly Brinda said she anticipates needing a lot of community volunteers and at least $40,000 in donations before Election Day Read More…

Elyria Council votes to implement stormwater management program

ELYRIA — Some residents frustrated with repeatedly cleaning flooded water and sewage from their homes after heavy rains are not against a stormwater management program and the fee that comes with it. However, at Monday’s public hearing, held before City Council unanimously voted to implement the program, residents had a message for city leaders: Fix Read More…

Elyria voters show support for schools by passing levy

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ELYRIA — Six months ago, Elyria voters did their part to show their support for Elyria Schools by passing a 4.95-mill property tax levy. Tuesday, voters reiterated their support for the district with the passage of Issue 2 – a 15.57-mill property tax renewal –the combination of two renewal levies merged together into one ballot Read More…

Elyria officials defend downtown food truck

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ELYRIA — A chef on wheels rolls to a location and serves food from a mobile kitchen. The food truck craze has hit Elyria. For the second Thursday this month, Todd Berry set up in downtown Elyria with his Krav food truck to serve up one of five signature dishes to an eager lunch crowd. Read More…

UPDATED: Elyria workers investigating cause of sinkhole

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ELYRIA — A resident discovered an about 4-by-6-foot sinkhole at the intersection of Blaine and Chase streets about 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. City crews quickly covered it with a metal slab but not before using green dye and underground cameras to see whether a leak may have caused it. Crews were still trying to figure out Read More…

Elyria Council again tables rental registration plan

ELYRIA — There are two issues at hand when it comes to compiling a listing of rental properties in the city and finding a way to make sure they are safe for renting residents — registration and inspection. City Council can’t come to a consensus on either. So, for the third time, the discussion into Read More…