Author Archives: Bob Tuneberg

Westlake Patrolman Ryan Jasinsky receives Life Saving Award

Westlake Police Patrolman Ryan Jasinsky was presented the Life Saving Award by the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum on Dec. 17 at Westlake City Hall. Using his police trauma care training along with his prior military training and experience, Ptl. Jasinsky saved a woman’s life in June of this year after she was thrown from her motorcycle 50 feet over ... Read More »

New Westlake City Council Sworn in During Organizational Meeting

The City of Westlake formally welcomed its new and returning City Council representatives during an organizational meeting Monday, Jan. 3, at City Hall. The meeting featured the swearing in of newly-elected President of Council David S. Greenspan, as well as the newly-elected representatives Duane Van Dyke (Ward 1) and Amy G. Havelka (Ward 5). Returning Council representatives were also sworn ... Read More »

Bay Police to Make Charges in High School Lockdown Incident

Two 17-year old boys, one from Florida and one from Tuscarawas County, Ohio, will be facing charges in the Bay High lockdown incident that took place last January. The incident, which occurred on Jan. 29 of last year, saw Bay Village Police receive a phone call from a male indicating he was in a bathroom at Bay High, he had ... Read More »

So Long, Tom Hill, May the Lord Bless You and Keep You

Thomas F. Hill was one of the most influential educators in the history of Westlake Schools. As the district’s longtime music director, Mr. Hill touched countless lives. He served as band director, choir director and head of every music program in the district at one time or another during his distinguished career. Mr. Hill, 93, passed away Dec. 30. The ... Read More »

New Option for Westside Parents Needing Help with Car Seat Installation

For parents who need help with car seat installation or have questions about the safest way to transport their children in motor vehicles, getting expert advice and assistance just got a little easier. University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s along with UH St. John and Parma medical centers, will open car seat checking stations at the following fire departments: Bay ... Read More »

Jesus Statues Arrive Just In Time For Christmas

Long-awaited Sculptures by Creator of Homeless Jesus Installed in Cleveland After months of being delayed, the Matthew 25 Collection sculptures arrived last week in Cleveland and were installed just in time for Christmas. Community West Foundation announced the acquisition of the artwork in July as a way to expand important conversations around issues of social justice, privilege, compassion and empathy. ... Read More »

Arden Courts: Conversations with Dr. Tam Cummings

A Monthly Education Series for the Dementia Caregiver FREE DEMENTIA VIRTUAL SEMINAR – Thursday, January 6, 2022 • 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Mom Seems Different, Should I Be Concerned? During the holidays, did you notice something different about your parent which concerned you? Maybe their always spotless house seemed untidy. Perhaps the refrigerator was full of expired, inedible food or ... Read More »

Bay Village Schools Honors Retiring Board of Education Members

At the December 6, 2021, Bay Village Board of Education meeting, two resolutions were passed honoring retiring Board members Lisa Priemer and Dave Vegh. Both resolutions highlighted the extraordinary level of commitment and dedication these Board members have given to Bay Village Schools during their time of service, including leading during a pandemic. “The resolutions passed by our Board in ... Read More »

Westlake Porter Public Library’s Late December Calendar of Events

Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late December 2021 calendar of events. All programs are subject to change. Please check westlakelibrary.org or follow the library on Facebook and Twitter (@WestlakePorter) for the latest updates. Monday, December 20 (9 a.m.-9 p.m.) Holiday Fun! Craft Pick-Up – Tis the season for crafts! Stop by the library for a bag of holiday-themed crafts. ... Read More »

Westlake Porter Public Library Receives Five Stars in Library Journal’s Annual Index

Westlake Porter Public Library has been named a 5-Star Library by Library Journal magazine in its annual Star Libraries index, up from its 4-Stars in 2020. Libraries are eligible for up to five stars. The index used 2019 statistics on physical circulation, circulation of electronic materials, library visits, program attendance, public computer use and WiFi sessions. Successful retrievals of electronic ... Read More »