Author Archives: Bob Tuneberg

Westlake in Bloom Winners 2022

2022 Westlake in Bloom Winners For the second time in as many years, the Westlake in Bloom Appreciation/Awards Ceremony was held at the City’s state-of-the-art Westlake Community Services Center on Aug. 9, 2022. The award-winners from each category were invited to attend the cherished annual event celebrating the extraordinary efforts of Westlake’s gardening community. Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough commended ... Read More »

Community West Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of “Illuminating Hope”

Community West Foundation held their annual Community Update program at Market Square located at Crocker Park on Thursday, July 28th to connect with the people they serve including board members, donors and grantee nonprofits. This year was a special celebration of the Foundation’s 25th anniversary. In 1997, Community West Foundation became a freestanding philanthropic organization independent of Fairview and Lutheran ... Read More »

A Link to the Past

Westlake Firefighters Local 1814 recently received a Facebook message through their page from Ali Zadorozny of Lorain. She said that she found an old Lorain firefighter helmet in her new home, and was hoping to find the owner’s identity and reunite it with their family. After posting in a Facebook group, former Lorain Firefighters responded and believed the helmet belonged ... Read More »

Avon Opens the Canning Family K-9 Park

The city of Avon celebrated the grand opening of the Canning Family K-9 Park with a ribbon-cutting at the new Veterans Memorial Park facility on Sunday, July 31, a project more than a year in the making. The park is named after the Canning family, whose $20,000 donation made possible the equipment and facilities that go in the park, including ... Read More »

The Magic of Gardening

The Magic of Gardening has really taken hold in Avon with the growth of the Avon East Courtyard Garden started last year with the seed of an idea from 2nd grader Will Powell. The community has rallied around this garden with volunteers, students and families all enjoying the satisfaction of gardening. The magic has now expanded to the Avon Early ... Read More »

Miss Wheelchair Ohio Visits Westlake’s New Accessible Playground

Thank you to Ms. Wheelchair Ohio 2022 – Krista Allison for visiting the City of Westlake’s new accessible playground at Clague Park and shining a light on our community’s ongoing efforts to provide robust and inclusive recreational facilities for all! “Got the opportunity this afternoon to meet with Paula Horner (Director of Recreation) and Bill Beech (Facilities and Grounds Manager) ... Read More »

LCCC and University Hospitals Deliver New LPN Earn and Learn Program

by Kim Carrasquillo When University Hospitals noticed an unmet need for licensed practical nurses (LPN), they turned to Lorain County Community College to help develop a creative solution. The result is a new UH/LCCC LPN Earn and Learn program that allows current UH employees working as patient care nursing assistants (PCNA) to earn the LPN credential. Students in the program ... Read More »

Golden Treasures Car Wash

Bay Village Police were among those to attend the annual charity car wash at Bethesda Child Care Center. The efforts raised money for the Golden Treasures Rescue. These hard workers did a great job for a great cause. Please follow and like us: Read More »

TravelCenters of America Celebrates 50 Years

The City of Westlake would like to congratulate TravelCenters of America on 50 years in business! The company commemorated its 50th Anniversary with a party at its headquarters on Center Ridge Road last week. Mayor Dennis M. Clough, Police Chief Kevin Bielozer and Acting Fire Chief Mike Freeman were pleased to attend and present CEO Jon Pertchik with a Proclamation. ... Read More »

Bay Welcomes Supt. Scot T. Prebles

Thank you Bay Village PTA Council for giving Supt. Scot Prebles a warm welcome! Supt. Prebles formerly served as Superintendent of Forest Hills School District in the Cincinnati area. He started with Bay Village Schools on August 1, 2022. “I am humbled by this decision and excited to get started,” said Prebles. “This will be a team effort and we ... Read More »