Monthly Archives: March 2013


Westlake High School, under the guidance of World Language teacher Anne-Frances Zaborniak Budz, recently established its own Socieded Honoraria Hispanica, an honor society for high school students enrolled in Spanish and Portuguese. Sponsored by the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese, there are about 2,000 active chapters nationally. The group recognizes high achievement of high school students in ... Read More »

Westlake Students Earn Gold Medals

MIDDLE, HIGH SCHOOL ARTISTS EARN NATIONAL GOLD MEDALS  Westlake High School senior art student Julianne Aprile and Lee Burneson Middle School eighth grader Ben Sposet received national Gold Medal awards in the 2013 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.  Julianne won a Gold Medal for her painting, “Rust Belt.” She also was named the American Visions award winner for Cuyahoga County, ... Read More »


Westlake High School’s Varsity Academic Challenge team finished undefeated (7-0) in their bracket at the Firestone High School Spring Invitational Tournament on March 23.  The team is now qualified for the Ohio Academic Competition Regional Tournament on April 20 at Olmsted Falls High School. Regional winners and runners-up will advance to the state championship on May 4 at Columbus State ... Read More »

Enrique Morones: Internationally Acclaimed Human Rights Activist to Speak at Cuyahoga Community College Western Campus

CLEVELAND — Human rights activist Enrique Morones will discuss immigration issues at noon on Thursday, March 28, at Cuyahoga Community College’s ® Western Campus. His talk is free and open to students, faculty, alumni and community members.  Morones is the founder of Border Angels, an all-volunteer group which places food, water and other provisions in the desert on the border ... Read More »


2.3 Million Americans are “Long-Distance Caregivers” for people with Alzheimer’s; Costs for Long-Distance Caregivers are Almost Twice as High  CLEVELAND, OHIO –  According to the Alzheimer’s Association 2013 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts& Figures report released today, one in three seniors dies with Alzheimer’s or another dementia in the United States. The new report shows that while deaths from other major diseases, such ... Read More »

Gospel Brunch Charity Event to Benefit North Coast Health Ministry

Lakewood, Ohio – The joyous voices of two of Greater Cleveland’s gospel groups will ring from the rafters on Sunday, April 21, 2013, at a brunch at Vosh Lakewood to benefit North Coast Health Ministry, a Lakewood-based charitable health center serving the low-income uninsured. The gospel brunch event will feature the sounds of “One Voice” and “The Tralalas” in concert ... Read More »

Home Sales Continue to Rise

The Ohio Association of REALTORS reports that the number of single-family homes and condominiums put under agreement in February rose for the 22nd consecutive month compared to the results from the prior year. ”The trend lines for the Ohio housing sector are extremely positive and reflective of a marketplace that is making significant strides in its on-going recovery effort,” said ... Read More »

Bay Village Police Press Release March 25th, 2013

On 03/23/2013, at 0237 hours, a Bay Village Police Department officer stopped a vehicle on Pellett Dr. near Wolf Rd. for a traffic violation.  After speaking to the driver, the officer suspected the driver had been drinking.  Field sobriety tests were administered, and as a result the 43 yoa male was arrested for OVI.  He will face charges at Rocky ... Read More »

Logan Stieber Claims Second Straight NCAA Title

Ohio State University red-shirt sophomore Logan Stieber claimed his second straight NCAA Div. I title at the national championships held at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa March 21-23. Stieber defeated Iowa’s Tony Ramos, 7-4, to make it two titles in a row at 133 pounds for the Buckeye. The win over Ramos gave Stieber a 5-0 career ... Read More »

Tax Aide Volunteers at Westlake Village

By Mary Levtzow Making a difference in one’s community has always been a priority for all the dedicated individuals that volunteer each year with the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program. As one can envision, this special volunteer program started in 1968 with four volunteers at one site serving 100 taxpayers. Today, this AARP Foundation Tax-Aide Program utilizes 35,000 volunteers at 6,000 sites across America helping ... Read More »