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Elyria Bicentennial Time Capsule Survey

Posted on August 10, 2017 at 8:48 am

Later this year, the Elyria Bicentennial Commission will fill, seal and bury a time capsule commemorating 2017. Below are some questions suggested by members of the committee to help determine what we put into the capsule. We need your input to let the Elyrians of 2117 know about our Elyria!

There are only 9 short questions, so this should only take a few minutes of your time. Just read the questions, click in the box and type your answer, and click “OK.” It will automatically take you to the next question.

ELYRIA BUSINESS DISTRICT REVITALIZATION MEETING – OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Posted on February 2, 2015 at 4:54 pm

Dear Elyria Stakeholder,

As someone who has a significant interest in the vitality of Elyria’s business districts, I am inviting you to participate in the second of a three-part initiative designed to jumpstart Elyria’s downtown, Cleveland Street and Midway areas. Thanks to a federal grant, the City has commissioned a market analysis and re-development planning process for these areas. We have hired some of the top urban planners and researchers in the country (Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative and Streetsense of Bethesda, Maryland) to help us figure out how to best position Elyria for success.The entire process will take about 18 months, but your input is important as the plan becomes more refined.

One of the City’s partnering consultants on this project, Terry Schwartz, Director of the Cleveland Urban Design Collaborative, will be in Elyria February 12, 2015 and will hold two meetings for interested parties. Please try to attend one of these two meetings. They will be held from 8:30am – 10:00am, and 6:30 – 8:00pm, in the second floor Council Chambers at Elyria City Hall – 131 Court Street – Elyria, Ohio44035.

The agenda will include:

1) Welcome and Introduction – Mayor Holly Brinda (5 minutes)

2) Recap of previous community meetings – Terry Schwartz& Below (5 minutes)

3) Summary of Findings from the Market Analysis (15 minutes)

4) Connection Development Opportunities and Infrastructure Enhancements (30 minutes)

  • Downtown
  • Midway
  • Cleveland Street

5) Discussion Groups (30 minutes)

6) Next Steps (5 minutes)

  • Economic Development Strategy Recommendations: March Meetings
  • Linking Physical Improvements to Economic Opportunities

Please be part of the solution and mark your calendar to attend one of these two meetings.Your advanced reservation is encouraged, but not required, to help us plan for set-up.Please make your reservation by calling the Mayor’s Office at (440) 326-1402 by Tuesday, February 10.

Thank you in advance for your consideration. I look forward to seeing you on February 12.

Sincerely,

Holly C. Brinda

Mayor

Elyria City Health District Meeting moved to 12/5/2016

Posted on November 28, 2016 at 2:00 pm

The December meeting of the Elyria City Health District has been moved to 6:00 Monday, December 5, 2016 at the Elyria Health District Office located at 202 Chestnut Street.

Elyria Fall Leaf Collection Includes Free Leaf Raking By Students for Residents In Need

Posted on October 5, 2017 at 1:49 pm

autumnThe City of Elyria FALL 2017 LEAF COLLECTION PROGRAM will run from Monday, October 16 through Tuesday, November 28. Leaves should be raked to the curb in piles, but not in the street.  No brush, twigs, or other materials should be mixed with the leaves, as these items may cause safety hazards and will clog the vacuum equipment, slowing the collection process.

A special service will be provided this year. If you are a senior citizen unable to rake your leaves because of an illness or physical disability you are eligible to sign up for FREE LEAF RAKING SERVICE by calling the Mayor’s Office at 326-1420 by November 1. This service is being made possible through the generosity of student volunteers from Elyria High School and Elyria Catholic High School.  It was the brain-child of Keenan Williams, assistant manager of the Elyria Street Department.  Mr. Williams has been working with the schools to coordinate the effort.  The first 100 citizens to sign up will be eligible for the service.

“The City is very proud of Mr. Williams and the many students and school personnel who have been involved in coordinating this effort,” said Mayor Holly Brinda.   “I am sure it will be appreciated by a number of our citizens.”  Mayor Brinda said the students will be providing leaf raking service November 13 – November 22, when most of the leaves have fallen.

As for the community-wide leaf collection October 16 – November 28, crews will cover the entire city and will concentrate first on areas with mature trees. There is no set schedule for collection, as weather conditions, equipment and personnel fluctuate day-to-day.  We ask for your patience and understanding.  Regardless of the weather, no leaves will be collected after November 28.  Any leaves remaining on the curb lawn after November 28 must be bagged (brown bags only) and left with the weekly trash pick-up.  FREE brown compost bags are available at the Mayor’s Office or the Public Utilities Office, 131 Court Street.

Residents are encouraged to dispose of their leaves at the Elyria Compost Center, 45 Chestnut Street. The Center is managed by Barnes Nursery.  Details regarding their hours of operation and services can be found on the City’s website under the Sanitation Department at www.cityofelyria.org. Leaves collected by crews are composted and not dumped into area landfills.

Please remember these important safety tips:

  • Do not allow children to play in the leaves near the street or curb;
  • Do not place braches or other debris in the leaf piles – doing so may result in the non-collection of leaves;
  • Do not park vehicles on or near leave piles.

For additional information or questions, please call the Elyria Street Department at (440) 322-3129 of the Safety Service Director’s Office at (440) 326-1420.

 

 

Elyria Feral Cat Project Launched

Posted on July 24, 2013 at 5:37 pm

July 24, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda
AT: (440) 326-1402

 

Elyria Feral Cat Project Launched

With an estimated 14,000 feral cats roaming the streets of Elyria, ignoring the problem is no longer an option.  To help address the growing issue, Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda, Lorain County Friendship Animal Protective League Director Greg Willey, and a group of compassionate neighborhood-level citizen volunteers are starting the Elyria Feral Cat Project.

Members of the Elyria Feral Cat Project are dedicated to humanely controlling the growth of the feral cat population in the City of Elyria through a combination of educational programming and using the humane technique of Trap-Neuter-Return, often called TNR.

Here’s how the program will work:

  • The City of Elyria will receive, track and forward tips regarding feral cats to neighborhood-level volunteers who have committed to educating themselves and taking personal responsibility for executing TNR activities.
  • The City of Elyria and the Lorain County Friendship APL will work with its existing citizen networks, including Friendship APL,  Elyria TNR volunteers, neighborhood block watch organizations, Elyria City Council, civic organizations and others to build the TNR volunteer neighborhood network and share information about how to prevent and address existing feral cat challenges in the City.
  • The City of Elyria will help support private, philanthropic fundraising activities to create the Elyria Feral Cat Fund to be held by the Lorain County Friendship APL.  Qualified, trained TNR volunteers will be eligible to apply for the funds to pay for traps, TNR support supplies and materials, spaying and neutering, cat food, and educational materials.  The first fundraising effort to benefit this
    designated fund is the City of Elyria Cash for Kitties Night – Thursday, August 1, 2013 at 7:05 at the Lake Erie Crushers All Pro Fright Stadium in Avon, Ohio.  See attached flyer for details.  Another event is planned for January 2014 that will raise funds through a cat YouTube video contest involving Elyria residents.
  • The City of Elyria and the Lorain County Friendship APL will jointly market the TNR  program to the community.
  • The Lorain County Friendship Animal Protective League will provide TNR training; supply traps; provide intake for trapped felines; broker the veterinary services related to the spaying or neutering, vaccinations and other health services; provide temporary recovery housing and support for the recovering animals; and oversee the felines’ release back into the community.
  • Neighborhood-level pilot programming will begin in September, 2013 – with a more full implementation targeted for early
    2014.

What is TNR?

Trap-Neuter-Return, commonly referred to as “TNR”, is the only method proven to be effective, humane and cost-effective in controlling feral cat population growth.  Using this technique, all the feral cats in a colony are trapped, neutered or spayed, then returned to their territory where caregivers provide them with regular food and shelter.  Young kittens who can still be socialized, as well as friendly adults, are placed in foster care and eventually adopted out to good homes.

TNR has many advantages.  It immediately stabilizes the size of the colony by eliminating litters.  The nuisance behavior often associated with feral cats is dramatically reduced including yowling and fighting that come with mating activity and the odor unneutered males spraying to mark their territory.  Another significant advantage to TNR is that, when practiced in large scale, it lessens the number of kittens and cats flowing into local shelters.   Moreover, the public health benefit is obvious given all cats in the colony are vaccinated for rabies and other diseases that can be spread to other animals and humans.

How Elyria Can Stop Feral Cat Overpopulation

The biggest hurdle to managing the cat overpopulation in Elyria is the public’s noncompliance in spaying and neutering companion cats and allowing them to roam free.  It is these actions that supply a constant “supply” of cats which add to the increase in the growing outdoor cat population.

Until the public becomes responsible in this regard, the City has four options: (1) ignore them, (2) trap and remove them, (3) institute a feeding ban, or (4) trap, alter and return them.   The first option is what Elyria has been doing and it is not working.  The second option, trap and remove, does not work because when you create a void, it will only be filled by other cats.  Passing a ban on feeding has not worked in most communities, as cats will prey on wildlife.  The last option, TNR, is the internationally accepted, effective and humane method of controlling feral cat populations.  It is a full management plan in which stray and feral cats, already living outdoors, are humanely trapped, vaccinated, sterilized and evaluated by veterinarians.  Kittens and tame cats are adopted into good homes.  Healthy adult cats, unsocialized to humans, are returned to their familiar habitat under the lifelong care of volunteers.

TNR is based on continued colony management.  Caregivers feed and monitor the cats, connect them to veterinarians when needed, and make sure any newcomers go through the same process.  A broad-based public education program is implemented to encourage spaying and neutering of companion pets, discourage outdoor habitats like brush and wood piles and open sheds that draw feral cats, and taking personal responsibility to implement TNR activities when needed.

For more information about TNR or for information about affordable spaying and neutering options, all Greg Willey at 322-4321.

 

 

ELYRIA HAS A 2012 OLYMPIAN IN TIANNA MADISON!

Posted on June 26, 2012 at 9:47 am
Tianna Madison

ELYRIA HAS A 2012 OLYMPIAN IN TIANNA MADISON!

Tianna Madison

Not since Elyria’s George Phineas Guthrie III won the 110 hurdles at the 1924 Olympic trials at Harvard University has Elyria had another Olympian.  But all that changed this June 23rd when Elyria’s own Tianna Madison earned her first Olympic berth when she finished second in the 100 meter final of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene Oregon.  Now 26, Tianna will also try to qualify for the 200 meter and the long jump.

Tianna, a former Elyria High School track and field star, won the 100, 200 and long jump while attending the Ohio high school state meets in 2002 and 2003. Coupled with two relay wins, she was just the third Ohioan to win eight state titles in two years.  The first was Jessie Owens.   She went on to become the 2005 world champion in the long jump as a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Tennessee.  Congratulations, Tianna.  We couldn’t be more proud!
Photo courtesy of the Associated Press.

Elyria Plans Olympic Send-off for Tianna Madison

Posted on July 11, 2012 at 11:52 am

July 11, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda
AT: (440) 326-1402

 

ELYRIA PLANS OLYMPIC SEND-OFF FOR TIANNA MADISON

The City of Elyria, Elyria City Schools and many family members, friends and supporters will hold a red, white and blue 2012 London Olympics Send-Off Celebration for Elyria Olympian Tianna Madison on Wednesday evening July 18th from 5:30 – 7:00pm in Ely Square.

Elyria Mayor  Holly Brinda is encouraging all Elyrians to show their support for Tianna by attending the rally and bringing their flags to wave; signing a banner of encouragement that will travel with the family to London; and tying red, white and blue ribbons on mailboxes, trees, porch columns and telephone poles in support of the local hero.  July 18th will officially be proclaimed Olympian Tianna Madison Day by the City of Elyria.  “We want to paint the town red, white and blue in honor of Tianna, so roll out the ribbons Elyria and let the pride and encouragement flow from every household, business, school and office building in our community,” said Mayor Brinda.

“The dedication, motivation, perseverance, discipline and shear will of Tianna Madison and her supportive family should be celebrated and emulated,” said Mayor Brinda.  “Those who know Tianna not only know her as an athlete, but also as a scholar, friend, role model and all-around outstanding human being.  We are so very proud of her and we know she will represent herself, her family and our community with dignity, grace and awe-inspiring athleticism on the world’s stage.”

And while Tianna is traveling and competing with other Olympic team members in the Golden Leagues competitions leading up to the games and will not be returning back to Elyria until after the Olympics, her family members will be attending the celebration and taking the signed banner to her in London to demonstrate hometown support.  A video of the event will also be posted on YouTube for Tianna to view as she competes.  “It is so very important for our family to be able to share this amazing experience with our community and we are just so grateful for everyone’s well-wishes and thoughts of encouragement ,” said Joanne Madison, Tianna’s mother.

Among the evening’s highlights will be words of encouragement from Tianna’s former high school coaches, teammates, teachers, and principal; a performance by members of the Elyria High School Pioneer Marching Band; thoughts from family members and
friends and more.

Not since Elyria’s George Phineas Guthrie III won the 110 hurdles at the 1924 Olympic trials at Harvard University has Elyria had another Olympian.  But all that changed this June 23rd when Elyria’s own Tianna Madison earned her first Olympic berth when she finished second in the 100 meter final of the U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials in Eugene Oregon.  Now 26, Tianna will also compete in the Olympic 4 x 100 relay.

Tianna, a former Elyria High School track and field star, won the 100, 200 and long jump while attending the Ohio high school state meets in 2002 and 2003. Coupled with two relay wins, she was just the third Ohioan to win eight state titles in two years.  The first was Jessie Owens.   She went on to become the 2005 world champion in the long jump as a 19-year-old sophomore at the University of Tennessee.

Joanne Madison said to follow Tianna and her family in real time on their Olympic adventure, log on to Facebook and go to:  Madison Family Road to London.

 

ELYRIA READIES FOR THE WINDSTREAM GREAT AMERICAN PICNIC AND FIREWORKS SHOW

Posted on June 16, 2016 at 10:37 am

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ELYRIA READIES FOR THE WINDSTREAM GREAT AMERICAN PICNIC AND FIREWORKS SHOW

Elyria will be rocking on Thursday evening June 30 (rain date Friday July 1) at West Park, 1200 Foster Avenue, with a star spangled spectacular evening of live bands, family games, festive food, and the Windstream Great American Picnic and Fireworks Show.  Thanks to the generosity of this year’s title sponsor Windstream, as well as other significant fireworks donors including 3M Corporation, Bob’s Tire Service, and others recognized below, this annual early fourth of July celebration will feature headlining band the Whiskey Kings, fronted by WKYC’s Monica Robins, introduced by Elyria’s very own E.T. King and the Determination.

Events will be announced from the Windstream Stage beginning at 4:00pm when West Park will open complete with food vendors for your picnicking pleasure. Vendors will include Hershey’s Ice Cream ‘n More, Marco’s Pizza, By the Slab Catering, Lorenzo’s Pizzeria, and other traditional carnival fare from both Goldstar Food Service and Island Delights.  Beginning at 7:00pm the Elyria Parks and Recreation staff will provide family games, and at 7:15pm the live music will begin and continue until dusk. This marks the first year that Windstream will be presenting the Fireworks Show in Elyria.

“We are thrilled to be participating in this year’s Great American Picnic and Fireworks Show,” said Brian Harman, Windstream President of Operations in Ohio. “Each year, this show brings together all of Elyria for a night of festivities, and Windstream is proud to support the community’s celebration of tradition and heritage.”

IMG_2403-resized Opening remarks and sponsor and donor recognition will begin at dusk, followed by the presenting of the Colors by Elyria veterans groups, the Pledge of Allegiance by US Army veteran Terry Stone, and the singing of the Star Spangled banner by Tim Deery.   A dazzling, 25-minute fireworks show by American Fireworks will follow, complete with choreographed music.  Upon completion of the show, the City will institute a city-wide curfew beginning at 11:45pm.

Because of limited parking, residents are encouraged to carpool. Handicap parking will be available.  Enter the Central West Park parking lot via the Foster Avenue entrance.  An official handicap parking identification tag will be required.  For safety purposes, parking on some streets will be restricted on portions of both sides of Clemens, Oakwood, Penfield, Lowell, Foster, and Spruce.  Only residential traffic will be permitted on Seneca and Rockfern.

For safety purposes, the following items are strictly prohibited in the park: animals (except service dogs), fireworks or sparklers, throIMG_2219-resizedwing or battling toys, skateboards or online skates, bicycles, laser pointers, alcohol, illegal drugs, tents, large golf umbrellas or flags on poles. All items brought into the park are subject to inspection.

Sincere appreciation is extended to all of Elyria’s fireworks contributors. For a complete list of donors, and to learn more about adjusted traffic patterns and parking please go to www.cityofelyria.org.  Special thanks are extended to these fireworks donors at $500 or above:  $10,000 – Windstream; $2,500 – 3M Corporation and Bob’s Tire Service; $1,000 – United Initiators, American Legion Post 12, Northwest Bank, Friends of Cascade Park, University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center, AECOM; $500 – Eco Tree Service, Ridge Tool, KS Associates and Dunlop’s Garage – and many more.  

More information including an agenda of events coming soon!

A page thanking all of our generous sponsors can be found here!

ELYRIA RESIDENT ALERT FROM THE CITY: Temporary Power Outage

Posted on November 15, 2017 at 4:45 pm

There will be a temporary electric power outage from approximately 5:00pm to 8:00pm THIS EVENING, NOVEMBER 15 for residents in Elyria who live in the following areas:

  • 200 – 800 block of East Avenue
  • All side streets between 200 – 800 blocks of East Avenue, running between East Ave. and Middle Ave.
  • 200 – 800 block of Middle Avenue

This is necessary to accommodate an emergency gas main repair.  Residents are asked to shelter in place, and avoid unnecessary travel or activities outside their homes.

ELYRIA WARMING SHELTER TO OPEN

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 11:57 am

St. Mary Parish, 320 Middle Avenue in Elyria, will sponsor a WARMING SHELTER on Thursday night January 8 and Friday night January 9 from 9pm to 10am the following mornings. Those in need of shelter should enter the shelter at the St. Mary Parish Hall. The church and volunteers will be providing cots, blankets, warm beverages and food. The City of Elyria will provide back-up support as requested by the church. For more information contact St.Mary’s at (440) 323-5539.

ELYRIA WATER QUALITY UPDATE – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 10:40AM

Posted on September 27, 2016 at 11:29 am

NOTICE FROM MAYOR’S OFFICE:

ELYRIA WATER QUALITY UPDATE – TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27 AT 10:40AM

There is some sediment in Elyria’s water supply this morning, but the Ohio EPA has deemed it safe to drink and use for other purposes. The water plant on Lake Erie did not fail – but, a surge valve in the City’s water distribution system that relieves pressure in the system opened properly and then did not close properly.  The end result was that it stirred up some sediment in a finished water tank.  Data has been provided to the EPA and it has been determined that the water does meet water quality standards.  The City is flushing the water distribution system to clear out the sediment.  If you see sediment or discolored water you are advised to let your cold water run for several minutes until the water becomes clear.

Elyrians Encouraged to Access Affordable Healthcare

Posted on December 5, 2014 at 9:56 am

Now Through December 15 for Coverage January 1

The Health Insurance Marketplace is open for business with a new and improved application process, and access to even more providers in Ohio. Elyria residents are encouraged to visit one of the following healthcare enrollment providers or log on to the Health Insurance Marketplace at healthcare.gov . To find a local assister, view the enrollment providers below or please visit https://connector.getcoveredamerica.org/widget/.  For more USDHHS Region V updates, be sure to follow @HHSRegion5 on Twitter and use the hashtag #GetCovered.

Below is a list of area locations where people can go to get healthcare enrollment assistance. 

December 18:
Enrollment event and Pediatric Immunizations
From 1pm until 4 pm
Elyria City Health District
202 Chestnut St
Elyria, Oh 44035

Regular enrollment locations; register by appointment:
Lorain County General Health District
Takes appointments
9880 Murray Ridge Rd, Elyria, OH 44035
Phone: 440- 322-6367

Lorain County Health & Dentistry
Accepts walk in’s at all their locations

Central Lorain Office
Phone: 440-240-1655
1205 Broadway  Lorain, Ohio 44052

South Lorain Office
Phone: 440-240-1655
3745 Grove Avenue Lorain, Ohio 44055

Elyria Office
Phone: 440 240-1655
412 E. River Street,
Elyria, OH 44035

Mercy Regional Medical Center –
Appointments and walk in’s welcome
Mondays and Wednesdays from 9 am to 4:30 pm
3700 Kolbe Road
Lorain, Ohio

Phone: 440-960-4000

Family Planning Services of Lorain County
602 Leona St.
Elyria, OH 44035
Phone: 440-322-7526
Appointment only
Tuesday and Thursday
from 9 am to 4:30 pm

To help Lorain County residents learn about the resources available to them and how to enroll by Dec. 15 so their healthcare coverage can start Jan. 1, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Region 5 Director Kathleen Falk visited with Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda and other local officials to share information at the Lorain County Health & Dentistry in Elyria on December 4.

“The facts show that the insurance is very affordable with about 70 percent of the nation who purchased on the Marketplace getting it for $100 or less a month,” said Director Falk. “The process is easier and shorter than it was last year, and there are now 16 providers on the Marketplace in Ohio, which is one of only a few states in the nation to have that many providers.”

“Maintaining one’s health is vitally important to the future of our city. We recognize that not everyone is presently covered in such a way as to protect themselves in the event of illness or injury or even more important, to maintain a healthy life,” said Brinda. “Open enrollment gives citizens an opportunity to secure quality healthcare at an affordable cost.  We encourage all people to sign up for the coverage they need during this opportunity.”

In the first two weeks of open enrollment some 765,135 people selected plans for Marketplace coverage nationally, more than 1 million people spoke with call center representatives, and 5,459,731 unique users visited HealthCare.gov.

“The local health departments along with the community partners have gotten together to create a Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP),” Dave Covell, Lorain County Health Commissioner. “One of the main areas of the CHIP addresses access to care which is directly tied to having health insurance. The Lorain County General Health Districts goal is to get residents the health services they need so that they can live a healthy life.”

“Over 10 million more people have health insurance today than did a year ago,” Falk said. “What a tremendous difference this makes in their lives. But we know there are many more still without—and we are seeing that almost 90 percent of those without insurance do not know that until Feb. 15 they have the opportunity to obtain quality, affordable health care.”

Elyrians: Bring Back a Sense of Community to Your Neighborhood

Posted on April 2, 2014 at 11:20 am

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.

THE PREMISE

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.

 

THE APPROACH

  • 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 newsnet5.com 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

THE AGENDA

  • 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

ENDORSED BY

  • City of Elyria
  • NewsChannel 5
  • Elyria Neighborhood Block Watch Group
  • Ohio Attorney General’s Office
  • Nextdoor.com – The neighborhood App

February Proclaimed Dating Violence and Awareness Month

Posted on January 30, 2013 at 2:45 pm

Mayor Holly Brinda presented a proclamation to Elyria High School teacher Jennifer Maiden and her students, proclaiming the month of February as Teen Dating Violence and Awareness Month.

WHEREAS, dating violence is a reality for many youth, and an issue of which many parents are unaware; and

WHEREAS, one in three young people are affected by physical, sexual, or verbal dating violence, with one in five in a serious relationship reporting having been slapped, pushed, hit, threatened, or coerced by a partner, and breakups can be a time of even greater risk even when a relationship was not previously abusive; and

WHEREAS, young people can choose better relationships when they understand that healthy relationships are based on respect and learn to identify early warning signs of an abusive relationship; and

WHEREAS, elimination of dating violence must be achieved through cooperation of individuals, organizations, and communities; and

WHEREAS, Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month provides an excellent opportunity for citizens to learn more about preventing dating violence and to show support for the numerous organizations and individuals who provide critical advocacy, services, and assistance to victims; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Holly C. Brinda, Mayor of the City of Elyria, Ohio, do hereby proclaim The Month of February 2013 as Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month in the City of Elyria, and I urge all citizens to respond to and work towards ending dating violence through attention, advocacy, and support of community programs and to encourage efforts to empower teens and young adults to grant them the knowledge to develop healthy relationships .

In Witness Whereof, I, Holly C. Brinda, Mayor of the City of Elyria, Ohio, do hereby set my hand and affix the Official Seal of the Mayor of the City of Elyria, Ohio, this Twenty-Second day of January in the year of our Lord Two Thousand Thirteen.

Holly C. Brinda
Mayor

Federal Press Conference on Affordable Care Act

Posted on March 14, 2014 at 4:16 pm


 

Federal Health and Human Services Region V Director Kathleen Falk joined Elyria Mayor Holly Brinda and representatives from Elyria and Lorain Health Districts and Lorain County Health and Dentistry to help spread the word about the Affordable Care Act.  THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER IS MARCH 31st.

Enrollment and information sessions are being held in Lorain County to assist residents.  Please attend one of the following sessions or call 440-240-1655 to make an appointment at one of the Lorain County Healthy and Dentistry Locations:

Tuesday, March 18
10am-3pm
Mercy Regional Medical Center
Ross Conference Room #2
3700 Kolbe Road
Lorain, Ohio 44053

Wednesday, March 19th
10am-3pm
Mercy Allen Hospital
Registration in Front Lobby
200 W. Lorain Street
Oberlin, Ohio 44074

Wednesday, March 26th
10am-3pm
Elyria City Health Department
202 Chestnut Street
Elyria, Ohio 44035

Thursday, March 27th
Lorain County Community College – Partnership Ridge Campus
32121 Lorain Road
North Ridgeville, Ohio 44039

Visit www.cityofelyria.org for more info.