Friday, April 20, 2018

New Elyria Retailer Seeking Employees!

Johnny K's Motorsports, opening SOON at Midway Mall, is looking to hire staff at their new facility in Elyria.  They will hold a job fair at the Hampton Inn and Suite in front of the mall on Thursday, April 26th, 2018 from 11am - 6pm.  They are hiring for a variety of positions, and everyone interested is encourage to visit them on the 26th!

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Positions Available for Elyria Works Now - Deadline: April 20, 2018

Elyria Mayor Holly C. Brinda and the City of Elyria are working with leaders from within our community to create Elyria Works Now, and as part of that initiative there are currently five contract positions available, but the deadline to apply is coming up soon: Friday, April 20, 2018.

Elyria Works Now is a new collaboration of Elyria, Ohio based partners of industry, education, government, non-profit, for-profit, and faith-based stakeholders that are banding together to provide Elyrians better access to higher paying jobs in target industries.  Elyria Works Now (EWN) provides participants with connectivity, support, education, training and access to employers who have committed to hiring goals, “screen in” and family-friendly policies, and working with community partners to remove barriers to employment and provide integrated wrap-around services that respond to Individualized Development and Career Plans.

The following positions are currently open for consideration:
To Be Considered:
Please submit cover letter and resume to Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda at  by Friday, April 20, 2018.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Video - City of Elyria Easter Egg Hunt 2018

A group of energetic Elyrian children and their families joined the City of Elyria Parks and Recreation Department at North Rec Ice Arena on Saturday, March 31, 2018 for the Annual City of Elyria Easter Egg Hunt. Fun was apparently had by all, watch the video to join in!

Our Parks Department runs community events and programs year round, for children, adults, seniors and everyone in between.  For more information on any of our programs, visit or call them at 440-326-1500!

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Spotlight Elyria Video - Spring 2018


Mayor Holly Brinda and her staff held a community conmversation at Northwood Junior High School on Thursday, March 22nd, 2018 to provide vital updates on projects and happenings within the City of Elyria, as well as meet with and answer questions from Elyria residents. Prior to the meeting, Mayor Brinda was interviewed by the Chronicle Telegram's Brad Dicken and Lisa Roberson.

Mark your calendars to be part of the next conversation, coming up on June 21st at West Recreation Center, starting at 6:00pm, and don't forget that this video and others are always running on Cable Channel 1025 (formerly Cable Channel 12).

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Elyria Arts Council News!

Upcoming Events at the Elyria Arts Council - 336 Broad Street - Downtown

Longtime Local Artists David Pavlak and Megan Rowe will  host a joint retrospective of their lives in Art. The exhibition is called "100 Years of Art" and will cover both artist's growth and development with works from all stages of their careers. Join us for the Opening Night Gala on Saturday April 21st at the Elyria Arts Council at 336 Broad Street from 6 pm to 9 pm, a night of food, fellowship, and wonderful Art.


The Elyria Arts Council is holding a Soup & Salad Bar Lunch Fundraiser on April 27th from 11 am to 1:30 pm. Enjoy a salad, a cup of homemade soup, bread, and dessert. Pre-event tickets are $8 per person, $9 at the door. All  proceeds go to purchase a kiln and supplies for the Potter's Guild and the Kid's Art Drop-In and Pottery classes. Tickets available at the Elyria Arts Council at 336 Broad Street Thursday, friday, and Saturday from 11:00 am to 4;00pm or call 440-328-3025. Tale out orders please 24 hours in advance.

Ongoing Events

Stop in and visit the Community Bookshelf. In order to promote reading skills and literacy for all ages, the Community Bookshelf is a free service provide by the Book Wizard at the Elyria Arts Council. Stop in and take a book. You can keep it, pass it on, or bring something else back to take its place. Reading is power and The Elyria Arts Council is dedicated to building a powerful and thriving community through the Arts.

For more information on any of the great programs currently being held at the Elyria Arts Council, visit them on Facebook or call them at 440-328-3025!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Join Mayor Brinda and Staff for a Community Conversation - March 22 @ Northwood Jr. High!

Please join Mayor Holly Brinda and her staff for a Community Conversation on Thursday, March 22, 2018 @ 6:00pm in the cafeteria of Northwood Junior High School - 700 Gulf Road.  Supervisors from every City department will be on hand to answer you questions and listen to your suggestions. 
More information is below, and please mark you calendars for the other upcoming meetings throughout 2018:
  • June 21st @ West Rec
  • September 27 @ South Rec
  • December 13 @ East Rec
Reservations are not necessary but are always welcome.  If you have questions or wish to let us know you plan to attend, please call the Mayor's Office at 440-326-1402.

Monday, March 12, 2018

2018 State of the City of Elyria

Elyria Mayor Holly C. Brinda delivered her annual State of the City of Elyria presentation to a packed house at Wesleyan Village on Tuesday, February 27, 2018.  You can download her Power Point presentation here.

Friday, February 9, 2018

City of Elyria Snow Removal Basics

With more winter weather coming our way this weekend, our Safety Service Department and our Street Department leadership put some good, basic info together about our snow removal policies and procedures, which you can read below:

First priority:   All main roads, state routes, hills, bridges and established school bus routes are to be completed first – following the route maps. Currently there are seven major snow routes that cover 436 lane miles and take approximately 4 hours to run.  

Second priority:  Secondary streets will be plowed only when snow exceed four (4”) inches within a 24 hour period or single snow event.  NO secondary routes are to be done until main priority routes have been addressed.  The time frame for secondary routes should be between twelve (12) and sixteen (16) hours after initial snow event.
Salting:  Main routes, hills and curves are salted; some portions of some streets that contain curves, turns, or other traffic concerns are addressed with salt as supplies and conditions warrant.   Secondary streets are not salted however some unique intersections on secondary streets are occasionally warranted. Streets are also salted if a water main break and/or fire have occurred within a secondary street area. The optimum temperature for salt/calcium chloride working on ice/snow is 20 degrees effectively.

NOTE: Only the Safety Service Director or designee can issue City-wide emergency snow parking bans and such bans, when issued, are in effect for 24 hours after issuance or at the conclusion of the snow event.
Streets designated as no parking during snow events – if the street is clearly signed drivers should use their discretion and notify Elyria Police as necessary.

As always, please call the City of Elyria Office of Safety Service at 440-326-1404 with any questions, and remember to drive cautiously. 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

See How Elyria, Ohio Is Transforming Itself In 2018

A Message from Mayor Holly Brinda

The City of Elyria, now entering our 201st year, is alive and well.  Our doors are wide open for families with children, young professionals and businesses looking to expand and relocate.  Thanks to strong leaders across the city working together, citizens who truly care and who are willing to support their public institutions, and businesses that are engaged in the welfare of the community, Elyria is evolving, innovating and making way for the new.  Here are just a few of the initiatives that are transforming Ohio’s 14th largest city.

  • Over the next five years Elyria will have all new public school facilities. A new high school that broke ground in 2007 will be joined by a new stadium and all new buildings serving preschoolers through eighth grade. Significant matches from the State helped make these projects totaling approximately $213 million affordable.
  • Over the next three years Elyria will replace the main library at a new location, build a new south-side library, and make improvements to other library locations.
  • Between 2016 and 2021 Elyria will spend approximately $7 million for residential street resurfacing and repairs and $5 million in capital improvements to its residential area parks including two new Spray Parks, a refurbished ice arena, and more. In addition, the city’s new lease partnership agreement with the Lorain County MetroParks is yielding major improvements to Cascade and Elywood parks.
  • Over the next two years, the city in partnership with the state, county and federal funding sources, will complete over $19 million of road and sewer improvements. Expect road improvements to major portions of State Route 57, Cleveland Street, Chestnut Ridge, East Avenue, Lake and West Avenues, East Bridge Street, and Gulf Road. The East side relief sewer project will involve much of the north side, including Whitman and Abbe Road.
  • Between 2016 and 2021 Elyria will make an additional $5 million investment in its police force to improve safety.
  • Between 2016 and 2021 Elyria will make $2.5 million of additional investments in economic development and marketing initiatives. Economic development strategies have already helped with the attraction or expansion of seven businesses in the last 24 months, with two additional in process.
  • Right now there is over $18 million of public and private investment happening in downtown Elyria that involves replacing streets and streetscapes, lighting, crosswalks, renovating the historic courthouse, Pioneer Plaza, a new law office and new businesses, and building renovations by private developers. Grants are making many of these projects possible. Additional development plans are in process and will add to the list of improvement projects.
  • The Midway Mall area is benefitting from a new $23 million highway reconfiguration that is attracting new business opportunities, including another new hotel, headquarters for a major sport utility vehicle company, discount fashion and automotive warehouses and more. Additional improvement projects are in process.

These are just some of the major improvements happening in Elyria. So the next time you get frustrated by an orange barrel, remember and be grateful for the progress.  It will all be worth it in the end!  Happy New Year.