November 25, 2015


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

Tamela Grubb has been laid off from Main Street Elyria. CHRONICLE FILE PHOTO

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…