Monthly Archives: September 2013

Gaming in Ohio: What Is Legal?

Q:           I see football pools, March Madness pools and NASCAR boards in my place of employment, bars and restaurants. Are they legal? A:         Football, basketball and NASCAR pools are legal only if all the entry fees for the pools are paid out to the participants. In 2003, the Ohio Legislature responded to citizens’ questions about gaming pools by creating ... Read More »

Mercy Offers ‘Prepare for Peace of Mind’ Program

Mercy New Life Hospice, Dennis C. Jackson Company, LPA, and Busch Funeral and Crematory Services partner to present Prepare Now for Future Peace of Mind Sponsored by Mercy New Life Hospice, the Dennis C. Jackson Company, LPA, and Busch Funeral and Crematory Services, Prepare Now for Future Peace of Mind, is designed to demystify the medical, legal and final planning ... Read More »

Center for Mind, Body, Spirit Oct. Programs

These programs are free of charge and open to individuals diagnosed with cancer, their families and loved ones at The Center for Body, Mind & Spirit at Mercy Cancer Center, 41201 Schaden Road, Elyria. Services are available regardless of where patients receive treatment. Mercy Cancer Center is now affiliated with University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. The Center for Body, Mind ... Read More »

OHSAA’s Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity Committee Honors 26 Schools

including Bay and North Ridgeville High Schools COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Ohio High School Athletic Association’s Sportsmanship, Ethics and Integrity (SEI) Committee has announced that 26 member schools have been selected to receive school sportsmanship awards for the 2012-13 academic year. The 26 schools met the ‘Respect the Game Challenge,’ while 16 of those schools also earned the Harold A. ... Read More »

Westlake’s Very Special Homecoming

Homecoming 2013 was a true celebration of community at Westlake High last weekend. Special needs students Jacob Cox and Holly Thomas were named King and Queen before Friday’s football game against North Olmsted. The crowd erupted in an explosion of green and white pride as the PA announcement was made. Holly donned a tiara and Jacob was topped with his crown. ... Read More »

North Coast Health Ministry’s Celebration of Caring Raises Proceeds of Over $160,000

  More than 330 people turned out for North Coast Health Ministry’s Celebration of Caring on Thursday, August 29, 2013, at LaCentre. Over $160,000 was raised through the event, which represents more than 10 percent of the organization’s operating budget and will be used to support the life-saving health care NCHM provides. “We are very grateful for the outpouring of ... Read More »

Community Schools Operate Under Non-Profit Sponsorship

Q:           What is a community school? A:            Community schools, first authorized in Ohio in 1997, are public, non-profit schools that operate independently from the traditional public school system. Notwithstanding this independence, community schools must operate under a sponsorship (or oversight) contract with a non-profit entity, which can be a traditional public school district. Sponsoring entities are responsible for general oversight ... Read More »

Bay City Council Updates & Minutes

                       City of Bay Village Council Minutes, Committee Session                                                              September 9, 2013 Council Chambers                                                                                                          8:15 p.m. Paul A. Koomar, President of Council, Presiding Present:                       Koomar, Lee, Lieske, Miller, Tadych, Young Not Present:                Mr. Clark, Mayor Sutherland Also Present:               Law Director Ebert, Finance Director ... Read More »

Attention Employers: Have You Sent Out Your ACA Notice?

As part of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers are required to provide a notice to workers on or before October 1, 2013, informing them about the new Health Insurance Marketplace. All full- and part-time employees must receive the notice. Employees hired after October 1 must receive the notice within 14 days of their start date. What must the notice ... Read More »

Bake Near the Lake Benefits LENSC Nature Education

Mother Nature certainly appeared to be supporting Lake Erie Nature & Science Center for their annual benefit, Bake Near the Lake, on September 7th. While she provided beautiful weather, Jennifer Rosa and her committee worked to provide a memorable experience for guests that would support the Center’s education programs. Guests saw right away that this wouldn’t be a run-of-the-mill benefit. ... Read More »