May 28, 2016

Elyria
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Elyria wants to move on fiber optic

ELYRIA — Cities want to provide Internet service via fiber-optic lines in hopes of attracting new business, and Elyria Councilman Mark Jessie wants to see the city move quickly to have its infrastructure in place. Investing in fiber optic was one of the components of the city’s Issue 6 campaign, and now that the income Read More…

Mayor vows accountability

ELYRIA — Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda is asking residents to have patience now that the city’s income tax rate is set to increase, adding millions to city coffers. Campaigners for Issue 6 sold the plan to voters with promises of better roads, more police officers, upgrades to city parks and recreation centers and investments geared Read More…

Elyria officials talk passage of first income tax hike since 1992

ELYRIA — The explanation behind the miraculous win of Elyria’s Issue 6 has an unusual tie to the hit Broadway musical “Hamilton,” a favorite of City Councilman Mark Jessie. Campaign volunteers even branded Jessie as Hercules Mulligan, the spy who helped the colonists beat the British during the Revolutionary War. A historic tie-in for the Read More…

The Morning Hit–3/16/16

Welcome back to The Morning Hit, where we talk about what people are talking about online. The web has become the digital equivalent of the office water cooler, and it’s becoming more necessary by the day to stay in the loop. Enough of the pleasantries, let’s hit it. Issue 6 passes! For the first time Read More…

Issue 6 passes handily in Elyria

ELYRIA — When Elyria Police Chief Duane Whitely walked into Smitty’s Place, the East Bridge Street burger joint President Barack Obama visited six years ago, he heard some rather unusual news. It was just after 8 p.m. Tuesday. The polls had closed about 30 minutes prior and the Lorain County Board of Elections just posted Read More…

Elyria group hopes for Issue 6 success

ELYRIA — Lorain Mayor Chase Ritenauer was a fresh-faced, not even 28-year-old, newbie mayor in the fall of 2012 when he challenged Lorain voters — after years of living with local jobs dominated by the auto and steel industries — to pass a permanent 0.5 percent income tax hike. Lorain and Elyria are similar — Read More…

Court candidates state cases at CHIP event

LORAIN — Lorain County Prosecutor Dennis Will and his challenger in the Democratic primary did something rare in a debate at the Coalition for Hispanic/Latino Issues and Progress candidates night on Thursday — they agreed. Both Will and Elyria defense attorney JD Tomlinson said they opposed a proposed bill that would replace the secret grand Read More…

Elyria officials weigh $300K in repairs for North Park arena

ELYRIA — The profitable North Park Ice Arena will need a six-figure repair and faced with tight finances, city officials will have to examine how strict it will be with its plan to make no major purchases or repairs in 2016. “So many people count the ice arena as their home arena that it’s in Read More…

Do you know about Issue 6 on the Elyria ballot this November?

ELYRIA – For many voters, election day will be the first time they will learn that the city also hopes to change the city charter to define a municipal election to include both primary and general elections. City Council placed the issue on the November ballot as a safeguard in case Issue 5, which deals Read More…