June 28, 2016

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Grace steps down

ELYRIA — Main Street Elyria and Bill Grace have parted ways. The former mayor of Elyria turned executive director of the nonprofit organization that aims to boost the profile of downtown Elyria tendered his resignation Wednesday, he said. Grace, 52, called the separation a natural progression of the interim status of the job. “My work Read More…

Elyria Council holds off on giving funding to Main Street group

ELYRIA — City Council is not ready to open its checkbook for Main Street Elyria. With a levy on the ballot March 1 and a city budget that needs to be finalized in a few weeks after the primary, now is not the time to be handing out money, said elected officials. Councilman Marcus Madison, Read More…

Council committee votes to support Main Street group

ELYRIA — City Council is standing behind the efforts of Main Street Elyria to rebuild the organization and be a key player in the revitalization of the city’s downtown. On Monday night, members of the Finance Committee passed a resolution of support for the nonprofit and are debating ways to further their commitment with a Read More…

Broad Street power struggle: Brinda seeks help from commissioners to rein in Main Street Elyria

ELYRIA — Mayor Holly Brinda fears Main Street Elyria’s plans to be a bigger player in the revamp of downtown Elyria will threaten her own revitalization plans, and she asked county leaders to step in as intermediaries. The organization, which is now being headed by former Mayor Bill Grace, Brinda’s longtime political foe, is drastically Read More…

Initiative for downtown Elyria debated

ELYRIA — Mayor Holly Brinda wants to see the development of more public-private partnerships to drive economic development in the city. But a big piece of her proposal, the development of an Elyria downtown growth partnership, is not getting rave initial reviews. “We can’t do it alone,” Brinda said Tuesday night during a meeting to Read More…

Musical Labor Day weekend celebration planned for Saturday in Elyria

For 20 seasons, the Cleveland Pops Orchestra has been delighting audiences with performances that range from patriotic to classical and even a show dedicated to super heroes in 2014. Come Saturday, the Cleveland Pops musicians will play 7 to 9 p.m. in Ely Square under the direction of conductor Carl Topilow. The performance will end Read More…

Former Mayor Bill Grace takes leadership post at Main Street Elyria

ELYRIA — It’s not politics, but former Mayor Bill Grace is back in the spotlight. This time, the former city leader is taking over at the helm of Main Street Elyria, the organization that aims to boost the profile of downtown Elyria. Effective Monday, Grace assumed the role of interim executive director. The organization is Read More…

Main Street Elyria moves, executive director laid off

ELYRIA — The well-known face of Main Street Elyria, executive director Tamela Grubb, has been laid off from the organization as it admits internal financial struggles. Jim Deery, board chairman and local attorney, said in a statement that the organization has had to make two changes recently to confront a tight budget. In addition to Read More…