Friday, August 28, 2015

Elyria Cleveland POPS Concert - Saturday, September 5, 2015

Join us for a night of the Arts in Downtown Elyria on Labor Day Weekend!  The Annual Cleveland POPS concert will highlight a full day of fun-filled FREE family activities!  See itinerary and ad below for all the details!

Saturday, September 5, 2015
(Rain Date for the Cleveland Pops Orchestra Concert is Sunday, September 6 at 7:00pm in Ely Square)
1:00 – 5:30pm
Eighth Annual Jazz and Blues Music Festival by St. Andrews Episcopal Church
Becky Boyd and the Groove Train, The Lorain County Jazz Band, Jaime Flores and Locals to Jam
5:30 – 7:00pm
Elyria Arts Council sponsors public art activities for children and adults in Ely Square
6:15 – 6:45pm
Musical Petting Zoo – children meet musicians/learn about their instruments in Ely Square
7:00 – 9:00pm
Cleveland Pops Orchestra Concert – 20th Anniversary Season
Featuring Conductor Carl Topilow and his world-class musicians
1:00 – 9:00pm
Food Trucks available all day
Hershey’s Ice Cream, Lorenzo’s Pizza, By the Slab Ribs, Cofield’s BBQ,
The Oasis Grille, The Brunch Box

Friday, August 21, 2015

Elyria Business News From Your Mayor

Patronize the Griswold Road Area Businesses During Construction

Please help area businesses in the Griswold Road/SR57/49th Street Bridge construction area by taking a few extra minutes to navigate the zone and support their businesses.  Most of the work will be complete by the end of October 2016, but they need your business now. 
Did you know…. Monitorman Inc. at 540 Griswold Road specializes in the resale of off-lease Laptops, PCs, Monitors and other computer components?  Check out their variety of products and services – including FREE Diagnostics, Virus and Spyware removal and Tablet/Cell Phone repair.   For more information visit them or call them at (440) 323-0645.  They can also be found on facebook at 

Moore Counseling and Mediation Services Locates Downtown

Moore Counseling and Mediation Services recently opened its new Elyria office at 1131 East Broad Street in Downtown Elyria. MCMS is a community based provider of addiction, behavioral health, employee assistance programs (EAP) and mediation services.  For more information, please contact 440-365-1900.

New Archery Business Moving into Elyria on Broad Street
Stay tuned for more information on a new archery business moving into a vacant store-front on Broad Street across from the Lorain County Community and Transportation Center.     

Express Employment Professionals Open Elyria Office
Express Employment Professionals recently celebrated the opening of their Elyria Office at 992 North Abbe Road across from Lorain County Community College.  The company takes on the responsibility of recruiting top talent for local companies and will fill both short- to long-term temporary positions, to fulltime direct hire.  For more information they can be reached at (440) 723-2882.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Trick or Treat Night - October 31st, 2015

Trick or Treat Night in the City of Elyria will be Halloween night, October 31, 2015 from 6:00-7:30pm!  The Annual Kiwanis Halloween Parade will be the previous Sunday, October 25th.  More details to follow but if you questions now, please call the Mayor's Office at 440-326-1402.

Have fun and remember to be safe!  Click here to read some tips from Elyria Police Department on making sure everyone has a safe and healthy evening!

Monday, August 17, 2015

Elyria Narcotics Unit Arrests 21 in Drug Sting

Per Sergeant James Welsh, Elyria Police Narcotics:

The Elyria Police Narcotics Unit made (21) drugs arrests in eight days beginning August 5th 2015. “Operation Sundown” was initiated in response to the growing number of neighborhood drug complaints and gun violence that have occurred this summer in Elyria.

“Operation Sundown” targeted street level drug dealers that distribute cocaine and heroin to drug addicts throughout the City of Elyria and Lorain County. The majority of the individuals targeted have conducted drug transactions in homes, apartment buildings, city streets, alleys, street corners, parks and parking lots throughout the City of Elyria.

During “Operation Sundown,” the Elyria Police Narcotics Unit seized (3) handguns, a Davis .22 caliber Derringer, Glock 9mm, Desert Eagle 9mm, and military issued body armor. Detectives also seized (60 Grams) Cocaine, (25 Grams) Heroin, (30 Grams) Marijuana, (27 Doses) of Oxycodone, and (49 Doses) of MDMA “Ecstasy.” The combined street value of the drugs seized is approximately $15,335.00. In addition to the guns and drugs, detectives also seized $5,658.76 in US Currency and (5) vehicles.

The Elyria Police Narcotics Unit will continue to target those individuals responsible for the sale and distribution of narcotics in this community in an effort to decrease gun violence and other ancillary crimes that are often associated with illegal use and sale of street drugs.

The following suspects were charged during “Operation Sundown.”

Friday, August 14, 2015

A Message from Mayor Brinda: Neighborhood Improvements, Downtown Activities

  The City of Elyria, in partnership with the Lorain County Landbank and Port Authority, is happy to announce that the City is making significance progress in eliminating abandoned, dilapidated, nuisance properties from Elyria’s neighborhoods.  Between the Spring of 2013 and August 2015, a total of 158 homes have been demolished and the lots have been cleared.  By the end of 2015, that number will rise to 209 homes taken down, and by the end of 2016, the City is scheduled to eliminate a minimum of 237 blighted properties.   

This action is necessary to protect the public, eliminate places that harbor criminal activity, and protect property values in neighborhoods.   At the end of 2015, the City and County will assess the status of the properties and begin to make them available for redevelopment for either residential or commercial use.  In the meantime, the City and neighbors have transformed some of the properties into beautiful Community Gardens that are yielding nutritious food for the neighborhoods in Elyria.     

Some homes that are salvageable are saved and made available to the public after they are renovated at a very affordable price through the City’s federal Neighborhood Stabilization Fund program.  For more information to see if you qualify to purchase a rehabilitated home please contact the City of Elyria Community Development Department at 326-1540.      

Visit the Farmer’s Market and Elyria Arts Council this Weekend

Come Downtown Elyria this Saturday and join me at the Farmer’s Market and the Elyria Artworks Studio.  The Invest Elyria Farmer’s Market at 328 BroadStreet is open from 10am-2pm and the Elyria Arts Council’s Artworks Studio at336 Broad Street is open from 10am-3:00pm. 
You are sure to find something you like.  So far at the Farmer’s Market I’ve really enjoyed Revolution Popcorn, homemade banana/walnut bread, pear spread, garlic, and lots of beautiful, fresh vegetables. 

And if you’re looking to treat yourself, or purchase a unique and lasting gift, Elyria Artworks is sure to have what you need.  Fourteen working artists are selling their work, offering classes and demonstrations, and providing the public with an opportunity to explore the arts in their beautiful gallery.