Monday, February 29, 2016

2016 State of the City of Elyria Video

Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda gave her 2016 State of the City Address to a standing room only packed house at the Wesleyan Village in Elyria at Noon on February 9, 2016. Click here to view the presentation: State of the City of Elyria 2016.  For more information call the Mayor’s Office at (440) 326-1402.

Thursday, February 25, 2016


Please read the press release below from Elyria Police Department.  While our officers are working diligently with other agencies to keep our streets safe, all residents should always take proper safety precautions such as locking all doors and windows, removing easy access items like ladders from the exteriors of houses, and try to be aware of who is in your neighborhood, who should be, and who should not be.  Please do not hesitate to contact Elyria Police at 440-323-3302 with any information or questions. 
On 02/25/16 at approx. 0345 hrs, Officers were detailed to 606 Furnace St. in reference to an attempted abduction of a 10 year old female.

Upon arrival, officers learned that the victim’s father was awoken by his 10 year old daughter running into his bedroom screaming. The victim advised her father that she was awakened by someone grabbing her legs and trying to pull her out of her bedroom window. The victim described this subject as a W/M in his thirties with brown eyes, who was wearing a blk hoody, with the hoody tied tightly around his face. The subject told the victim to cooperate and neither she nor her family would get hurt. The victim was able to break free and run into her father’s room for help.

 The victim’s father went outside and noticed that someone had removed a step ladder from his work vehicle and placed the ladder against the house and underneath his daughter’s window. A search for the subject by responding officers was unsuccessful.

Detectives from the Elyria Police Department and agents from FBI are currently investigating.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Elyria Police Department at 440-323-3302, or Cleveland FBI Office at 216-522-1400.

Capt. Chris Costantino
Elyria Police Dept.


Friday, February 12, 2016

Homeless Shelter, February 14-18, 2016

funitedmethFirst United Methodist Church, located at 312 Third Street, will be operating a basic shelter from Sunday, February 14, 2016 through Thursday, February 18, 2016, available each day from 7:00pm to 7:00am.  Patrons must arrive between 7:00pm and 9:00pm.

Please continue to check for the location and dates of future warming/homeless shelters through the year.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

State of the City of Elyria, Ohio: February 9, 2016

Mayor Holly Brinda presented her annual State of the City of Elyria to a crowded room of residents, business owners, and elected officials on Tuesday, February 9, 2015.  The PowerPoint presentation can be viewed here.

A video of the proceedings will be available on this website in the upcoming days.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Elyria Art Works Working to Support Our Troops

The Elyria Art Works Community Art Center and Gallery, located at 336 Broad Street, is sponsoring a community art project called “Cards for the Troops” to support our brave armed forces.   Our deployed service personnel have limited communication pathways available to them when overseas and often rely on the tested and true methods of the postal service to stay in touch with their loved ones.  Finding a source for greeting cards to send to their families can be difficult, so the Elyria Art Works is inviting any community members of any age to stop in during open gallery hours and make a card (or several cards) for use by our deployed soldiers. This project was started with our After School Drop-In kids and their parents, and will remain ongoing for the foreseeable future.  Thanks to the generosity of  Z Graphics by Jan, all necessary materials have already been donated and are on site and ready for use at no cost (donations for postage to mail bundles of finished cards are still greatly appreciated but not necessary).  It’s a great opportunity to get in touch with your inner artist while allowing the men and women of our military stay in touch with their families.

Gallery hours are Thursday, Friday, and Saturdays from 11:00am-4:30pm.   Call 440-328-3025 with any questions.