April 21, 2014

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Elyria officials consider lowering speed at Ford Road hairpin turn

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ELYRIA — The speed limit near the hairpin turn at the top of the hill on Ford Road might get lowered. Signs call for a speed of 25 mph. City officials could lower it to 15 mph because of safety concerns. “We are definitely looking at it based on what is going on out there,” Read More…

Elyria blotter: Two charged with attempted theft from Walmart

7:30 p.m. Feb. 12 — 1000 Chestnut Commons, Khayla Crook, 23, and Keisha Jackson, 25, were charged with theft after they tried to steal a microwave and two comforters from Walmart. Saturday, Jan. 25 10:55 p.m. — 2500 block West River Road N., a woman said her neighbor made comments to her that made her Read More…

Elyria mayor says rail depot key to city’s growth

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ELYRIA — In touting Elyria’s best future, Mayor Holly Brinda said Tuesday afternoon that she would like an Amtrak train to run right through it. Returning passenger rail service to the city, most notably to the county-owned renovated old train depot known as the Lorain County Transportation Center, could jump-start redevelopment in downtown Elyria, Brinda Read More…

Elyria mayor laying groundwork for income tax push

Mayor Holly Brinda gives her state of the city address before guests and members of the Elyria Rotary Club. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — Tuesday’s Address could also be called Mayor Holly Brinda’s subtle laying of the groundwork for a November income tax push. During the nearly 90-minute speech, Brinda, who is starting her third year in office, would highlight a financial or operational accomplishment in the city only to follow it up with grim words about Read More…

Elyria ponders traffic light at Burns and Gulf

Officials are considering adding a traffic light at the intersection of Burns and Gulf roads. STEVE MANHEIM/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — The intersection of Burns and Gulf roads is a busy place. Each day, thousands of cars travel through the area north of Spring Valley Golf and Athletic Club and Councilman Mark Craig, I-4th Ward thinks it’s time to look at whether the intersection needs a traffic signal. “Both rush hours are pretty bad,” Read More…

Elyria, Lorain blotter: Teen charged with underage consumption at vacant house

Elyria police Friday, Feb. 7 3 p.m. — 18 West Ave., the owner of a contracting company filed a report at the Elyria Police Department about the theft of $2,400 in power tools from his work trailer in October. The man said he was working in the Sommers Mobile Home Park at the time. 5:41 Read More…

Elyria’s River Street Square sold for $4.6 million

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ELYRIA — The U.S. Bank National Association recently purchased River Street Square, which consists of five shopping center parcels on Midway Boulevard anchored by stores like Best Cuts, BW-3 and Radio Shack, from U.S. Bank. The association paid a total of $4.6 million for the properties, less than half of their assessed value of $11.95 million, Read More…

Elyrian finalist for Cleveland Indians’ governor of Brohio

Cleveland Indians Chief Executive Officer Mark Shapiro, left, talks with Ben Henceroth of Elyria, who is seeking to lead an enthusiastic group of Tribe fans this summer at home baseball games. PHOTO COURTESY COREY BLAZ/COREY BLAZ PHOTOGRAPHY

ELYRIA — The home opener may be 63 days away, but Cleveland Indians baseball fans already are looking forward to the 2014 season — and to selecting the governor of Brohio. Perhaps no one is more excited than 25-year-old Elyria resident Ben Henceroth, who is one of four finalists vying to win the Brohio title. Read More…

Elyria updates traffic study for first time in 40 years

ELYRIA — With an eye toward not just moving vehicles but moving people, the city has updated its thoroughfare plan for the first time in more than 40 years. The last plan, completed in 1972, was nothing more than a map of streets. The new plan, funded with a grant from the Northeast Ohio Areawide Read More…

Elyria, Lorain running low on salt

Crews plow Route 2 on Saturday. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

Elyria and Lorain are experiencing road salt shortages. Lorain plow trucks salting of secondary and side streets will be kept to “an absolute minimum” due to the shortage, according to a Monday news release from Mayor Chase Ritenauer. Lorain expected to use 5,500 tons this winter but has used about 6,600 tons so far, Ritenauer Read More…