Alive with enthusiasm and rich in diversity and imagination, the residents of Ohio’s 14th largest city take great pride in their can-do pioneering spirit, history of innovation, natural beauty, commitment to volunteerism,  and welcoming door to all people.

Founded at the fork of the scenic Black River in 1817 by Heman Ely, Elyria is the home of the Easter Seal Society; the first chartered high school west of the Allegheny Mountains; the sewing machine; the modern, padded bicycle seat; the rubber heel; the term “hamburger”; the colored golf ball; Heisman trophy winner Vic Janowicz; and author Sherwood Anderson.

Today Elyria is the world headquarters of companies like Ridge Tool, Invacare Corporation, EMC Corporation, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Diamond Products.   Lorain County Community College is a leader in lifelong learning and a catalyst for business innovation and training in Ohio

Only seven miles from Lake Erie, and 26 miles from Cleveland, Elyria boasts of providing easy access to all the wonderful amenities that Northeast Ohio has to offer.


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