May 25, 2016

Elyria
Mostly cloudy
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The Morning Hit–5/11/16

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. Medicinal marijuana in Ohio? The state of Ohio Read More…

North Ridgeville planners approve project

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — The largest job-producing business to come to the city in years got the green light Tuesday night from the Planning Commission, but the project remains unidentified. The commission approved a recommendation for the venture as a whole — rumored to be the relocation of the Riddell football helmet and equipment plant from Read More…

The Morning Hit–5/4/16

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. Check out the Valravn! The Valravn is the Read More…

Is Riddell relocating to North Ridgeville?

The limited details released Monday about one of the biggest projects proposed for North Ridgeville in years seem to indicate that Riddell, a manufacturer of football helmets and equipment, is poised to move from Elyria to the former Ridgeview shopping center site. North Ridgeville City Council on Monday heard about an unnamed company wanting to Read More…

Riddell has outgrown facility in Elyria; business considering options

ELYRIA — Bendix Commercial Vehicle System is leaving Elyria. Could Riddell be next? For more than a year, Mayor Holly Brinda has been working behind the scenes to keep the major employer in the city. Riddell’s Elyria plant is the company’s largest facility, serving as its on-field helmet and shoulder pad, and athletic equipment reconditioning Read More…

Elyria police warn of string of catalytic converter thefts

ELYRIA — Police are warning residents to keep an eye on their vehicles while at work or shopping after numerous catalytic converters were stolen from several locations. Most recently, police received a report regarding theft of catalytic converters from four cars at Riddell, 669 Sugar Lane, which occurred Tuesday about noon. Elyria police Capt. Chris Read More…

Some manufacturers grow, but not enough to offset departure of Bendix’s jobs

ELYRIA — On Friday, the city learned that Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems — and its more than 550 employees — will move to Avon in two years. But some longtime employers in the city are growing here, offering some small solace, Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda said. “American Hood Systems is expanding. Ohio Metallurgical Service is Read More…

Riddell says losing NFL contract is not a major blow

ELYRIA — Losing their exclusive NFL contract isn’t a major blow to Riddell, a spokeswoman for the football helmet company said Monday. None of the approximately 1,700 NFL players have to wear Riddell helmets, but many do. And since 1989, it has been the only helmet name that could be shown on television, a major Read More…