Monday, April 14, 2014

Learn About Your City & How We Can Win the War on Drugs…

The City of Elyria’s early Spring edition of Spotlight Elyria is now available for your viewing pleasure.  Tune in to Government Cable Channel 12 or view the city’s website at to view a 56-minute program that features city department heads and community experts discussing topics including: How Your City Works & How You Can Help and How We Can Win the War on Drugs – Together.  Please see the full viewing schedule below.  If you have questions or comments, call (440) 326-1402 or email the Mayor at   

Join Mayor Holly Brinda & Guests For an Early Spring Edition of

Spotlight Elyria
Government Cable Channel 12:
(Viewing Time 56 Minutes – Begins Even Hours Daily; State of the City viewing time Sundays at 3pm)
Spotlight Elyria Topics Include:

How Your City Works & How You Can Help:
Joe Strohsack, Manager – Central Maintenance Garage
Scott Payne, Manager, Street Department
Rodney Eye, Manager – Sanitation Department
Dave Rothgery, Manager – Water Distribution


How We Can Win the War on Drugs – Together…
A Round Table Discussion with:
Kathy Boylan, Elyria Health Commissioner
Dr. Douglas McDonald, Medical Director – Elyria Health District
Elaine Georgas, Executive Director – Alcohol & Drug Addiction Services Board of Lorain County
Captain Chris Costantino – Elyria Police Department
Lieutenant Matt Eichenlaub – Elyria Police Department
Joe Harder, Fire Fighter, Elyria Fire Department 

Tune in to learn more about a City of Elyria-sponsored county-wide Narcotics Overdose Seminar open to the public to be held Thursday evening May 29 from 6:00 – 8:00pm at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center – Gates Conference Center – 630 East River Street.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Elyrians: Bring Back a Sense of Community to Your Neighborhood

The City of Elyria and the Elyria Neighborhood Block Watch Group, in partnership NewsChannel 5 and the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, invite you to join us Saturday April 5 from 9:30am – Noon at Elyria City Hall second floor Council Chambers – 131 Court Street to learn about how to start and maintain an active Neighborhood Block Watch Group and how to avoid becoming a victim of scams and identity theft.

Neighborhood Block Watch Groups enable people to get more involved and help make their neighborhoods safe by serving as additional eyes and ears for the police and by sharing important information among neighbors. Neighborhood Block Watch Groups focus not only on reducing crime but also on helping neighbors connect with their communities and to get to know each other as well as their elected officials and police officers.

  • In an effort to increase the number of Neighborhood Block Watch Groups, the City of Elyria and Elyria Neighborhood Block Watch Group are collaborating with WEWS NewsChannel 5 and their Building Better Neighborhoods: Keeping You Safe Where You Live program to raise awareness and interest
  • While we are focusing on 5 neighborhoods to begin or renew an active Neighborhood Block Watch Group, all Elyria citizens are encouraged to form a Neighborhood Block Watch Group if there is not already an active one in place
  • This program will present information on how to set up and maintain an active Neighborhood Block Watch Group as well as provide important safety tips
  • Once participation from the neighborhoods has been achieved, residents will have an opportunity to vote on which of Neighborhood Block Watch Group will become a NewsChannel 5 “featured” group
  • In addition to the Elyria Neighborhood Block Watch signage, the featured group will receive a NewsChannel 5 Building Better Neighborhood sign for their area
  • City of Elyria – Creating a Community of Opportunity
  • Elyria Neighborhood Block Watch Group – Who/What/Why of Neighborhood Block Watch Groups
  • Elyria Police Department –  Question and answer session with a member of the EPD
  • Attorney General’s Office – Scams and Identity Theft – How not to be a victim
  • City of Elyria
  • NewsChannel 5
  • Elyria Neighborhood Block Watch Group
  • Ohio Attorney General’s Office
  • – The neighborhood App