Monthly Archives: June 2015

Westlake Police Officer Indicted for Excessive Force

A Westlake police officer was indicted in federal court for excessive use of force on an arrested suspect and subsequently attempting to cover up the incident, law enforcement officials said. Robert Toth, 48, of North Olmsted, was indicted on one count of excessive use of force and two counts of obstruction. Count 1 charges Toth, in his capacity as a ... Read More »

Bay Resident Defrauded for $12K in Credit Card Charges

A resident in the 28000 block of Wolf Rd. reported to Bay Police on June 24 that he had been the victim of a fraud.  Someone had charged over $12,000 to one of his credit cards, and attempted to open up another card in his name.  Police are investigating. More Water Just what we need – more water! On 06/24/2015, ... Read More »

Avon-Avon Lake Rotary Names New Officers

The Avon / Avon Lake Rotary Club announced their new officers for the Rotary year beginning July 1, 2015. Outgoing President Doug Maurer presented incoming President Linda Rakvic of Avon Lake, with a presidential pin, the Rotary bell and gavel. Sheffield Lake resident Jinnyn Tata is the incoming Vice President, and Avon Lake residents Frank Krempasky and Mary Crehore are ... Read More »

Westlake Schools-City Eye Land Transaction

The Westlake Board of Education is involved in preliminary discussions with the City of Westlake as a part of the school district’s ongoing efforts to streamline operations and become as efficient as possible. Westlake Schools administrative offices will move into Parkside (formerly Parkside Intermediate School) on Hilliard Boulevard by the end of this calendar year. The city has expressed an ... Read More »

Westlake Names Nick Miller as Dover Intermediate Asst. Principal

Nicholas Miller, health and physical education teacher at Westlake High School, was named assistant principal for Dover Intermediate School by the Westlake Board of Education at its June 29 meeting. Miller, 33, replaces Jim Sanfilippo, who will take over as Bassett Elementary School principal this fall. Miller spent six years as summer school principal in the district’s math and reading ... Read More »

American Fireworks Issues Statement on Crocker Park Incident

American Fireworks of Hudson, Ohio, vendor to the Crocker Park Liberty Fest fireworks display cut short last night due to a product malfunction, has released the following statement: “On Sunday, June 28, 2015 at approximately 10:00 pm, an accident occurred during a fireworks display at the Crocker Park Liberty Festival injuring a number of spectators.  A rare product malfunction occurred ... Read More »

Wet Grounds Bring Changes to Bay Days

Wet grounds in Cahoon Park mean changes for Bay Days this year. Bay Village Mayor Debbie Sutherland reports that parking will be limited and much of the carnival will be contained in paved areas of the park. Here is her letter: Dear Fellow Residents: Because of the saturated ground due to the recent heavy rains, the Bay Days carnival cannot ... Read More »

Crocker Park Releases Statement on Fireworks Accident

Crocker Park has released the following statement in response to the American Liberty Fest fireworks accident last night that slightly injured nine people: Yesterday, we celebrated our 11th annual American Liberty Fest. Thousands of people enjoyed a day of free family entertainment, a special tribute presentation to a local veteran and a spectacular performance from the Cleveland Pops Orchestra. Due ... Read More »

Nine Injured at Crocker Park Fireworks Display

Nine people sustained “minor injuries” at the Liberty Fest Fireworks display hosted at Crocker Park last night, leading to an early termination of the show. Westlake Police say a “catastrophic failure” of one of the show’s display elements led to an immediate shutdown of the event. The Westlake Fire Department treated nine people at the scene for minor injuries. No ... Read More »

Mitigating Wet or Flooded Basements

Informational Brochure Available Heavy rains this week brought flooded and wet basements through many areas of the West Side. Several years ago, the City of Westlake – in an effort to educate the community on strategies to combat basement flooding – compiled an informational brochure that helps residents understand the complex causes of basement flooding and arrive at a solution ... Read More »