March 29, 2015

Partly sunny with showers

Lights out in Elyria as Middle Avenue construction continues

Lights are out on Middle Avenue in Elyria on Friday as construction continues. KRISTIN BAUER/CHRONICLE

The residents on the south side of Elyria are literally in the dark as a result of the Middle Avenue reconstruction project. The first phase of the project is starting up and, as a result, the street lights are going out. In their place, the city is putting up six portable light trailers to illuminate Read More…

Vermilion students gets sneak peek of new elementary school


VERMILION — Thursday dawned rainy, gray and cold, but at Vermilion Elementary School, the halls were buzzing with anticipation of that day’s field trip. The trip was just a short bus ride away and would only last 20 minutes or so, but it had been years in the making: They were finally going to see Read More…

Elyria churches plan merger


ELYRIA — The congregations of three United Church of Christ churches are embracing what it means to step out in faith with a planned consolidation and rebranding as the new Community of Faith United Church of Christ. The goal is simple — to take the best of what’s offered at Lake Avenue United Church of Read More…

Elyria boy’s pup not just a pet

A new service dog arrived today for an Elyria boy with diabetes. Brennen Rivera, 6 gets some love from his well trained new friend Taffy. The dog bonded with him right away. The dog has been training with Brennen's saliva for the last 6 months, so the dog instantly connected the scent with the child. BRUCE BISHOP/CHRONICLE

ELYRIA — He didn’t quite know what to do when Taffy walked into school. Brennen Rivera, a first-grader at McKinley Elementary School, was certain this was his new dog that he had been waiting months for — the dog he had asked Santa for. “I was excited,” Brennen said later that day. “I knew it Read More…

March 2015 Photo Gallery


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