Monthly Archives: November 2013

Bay Police: Always Check Solicitors for IDs

On 11/23/2013, at 1000 hrs, a resident from the 28000 block of Osborn Rd. called BVPD to report two men wearing green vests driving a white van with no markings on it were at her house claiming to be with Columbia Gas.  They wanted to enter her house so they could put a camera in her sewer to see if ... Read More »


by Bay Village Fire Chief Christopher Lyons Cooking is the leading cause of fires across Ohio and the United States. During Thanksgiving, the majority of families will be engaged in some sort of cooking, which increases the possibility of such a fire. With that in mind, I would like to review some of the potential dangers linked to cooking fires. ... Read More »

OSU-Michigan Rivalry Week: John Kolesar Rewind

Rivalry Week means one thing in college football – Ohio State vs. Michigan. As Saturday’s game draws near, Westlakers will remember one of the all-time greats to come out of the Westlake High football program: John Kolesar. Kolesar starred for the Demons in the early 80’s, helping Coach Vern Long’s teams to a pair of Southwestern Conference championships and a ... Read More »

Troop 338 Eagle Scouts Named in Avon Lake

Austin Fasciana and Rudy Fink were awarded the highest rank in scouting – Eagle Scout – at ceremonies held at the Avon Lake American Legion Post 211 on Walker Road Sunday, Nov. 24. Austin, a well-known member of Avon High’s cross country team and West Shore Conference champ, was commended by Assistant Scoutmaster Jim Kilgore for his abilities in earning ... Read More »

Westlake Police Blotter

  Distraction Burglar Strikes in Westlake An elderly Arthur Ave. couple was the victim of a distraction burglary on Nov. 18. A black SUV (possibly a Lincoln) parked in the driveway at 11:30AM and suspect #1 came to the door. He is described as possibly Italian, dark skinned white male in his 50’s , 6’0″ 170 lbs, with a goatee ... Read More »

You’ve Been Served Via Social Media – The New “Face” of Litigation

Q:        I was “served” my divorce papers through Facebook. Is that legal? A:        In some jurisdictions outside Ohio (Utah, for example), social media—and in particular, Facebook—is now being used to provide official legal notice of a court action (called “service of process”) to individuals and sometimes even to businesses. Currently in Ohio, however, social media is not listed ... Read More »

Nominations Sought for Bay Citizen/Project of the Year

The Bay Village Community Council is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Bay Village citizen of the year and project of the year. Nominations will be accepted until Friday, Jan. 10, 2014. Selections will be announced by the Community Council soon afterwards. A reception in honor of the recipient and project will be scheduled at a mutually agreeable time. (Although ... Read More »

Lorain County Earned Income Tax Credit Coalition Prepares for 2013 Tax Season

  Call for Volunteers; Volunteer Information Session on Thursday, December 5, 2013 Lorain, OH – The Lorain County Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition is seeking volunteers to provide free tax preparation to low or moderate income families. “The EITC is a financial boost for working people.  One hour of a volunteer’s time could equal $6,044 to a low-wage worker,” ... Read More »


Tree sales begin Saturday, November 30. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The Bay Village Kiwanis Club will soon be setting up their annual Christmas tree sale at the Cahoon Park Gazebo area, ready to start selling trees the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 30. Three Christmas tree varietals will be available, including Fraser Firs, Douglas Firs and Colorado ... Read More »

Westlake Academic Challenge Team Heads to Regionals

Westlake High School’s Academic Challenge Team finished undefeated in its bracket at the Aurora Invitational Tournament held Nov. 16. The win qualifies the team for regional competition. Each week, students representing schools from all around Northern Ohio battle toward the season championship on Academic Challenge, now in its 46th year. Three teams compete for points by answering questions covering topics ... Read More »