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Bay Village Athletics & Activities Director Named ‘AD of the Year’ by NEOIAAA

Matt Spellman, athletics & activities director for Bay Village City School District was named “Athletic Director of the Year” by the Northeast Ohio Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NEOIAAA). “The fact that more than 80 percent of our students participate in a sport and/or an activity illustrates how dedicated Matt is to our student body,” said Supt. Scot Prebles. “Bay High ... Read More »

Westlake Prom & Fashion Show

Prom season is right around the corner and the Westlake High School class of 2023 is gearing up. Fourteen (14) boys and Fourteen (14) girls participated in the annual event which showcases the latest prom fashions. Sponsored by American Commodore Tuxedo, Tuxedo Junction, Studio 6A and Silver Fox Florist, the students had the opportunity to not only model dresses and ... Read More »

Polar Plunge Brings 150 to Huntington

What kind of people go swimming in this kind of weather? Wrestlers and baseball players, that’s who! Last weekend’s Polar Plunge to support the Bay High baseball program brought about 150 participants to Huntington Beach. Water temperature – 36 degrees. Air temperature – 28 degrees. Number of crazy people who actually went into the water – 42! Coaches went first, ... Read More »

Westlake High Health Fair

University Hospitals St. John Medical Center hosted a Health Fair at Westlake High Tuesday, involving students in a variety of wellness events that promote healthy lifestyles. From nutritional advice to information on smoking, drinking and opiate use, the Health Fair was an informative experience for many students who attended their first extracurricular Wellness Fair. The Fair, from 11-1 in the ... Read More »

Staff at UH St John Medical Center Rally to Support Colorectal Cancer Awareness

On Friday, March 10, the staff at University Hospitals St John Medical Center gathered together in celebration of Colorectal Cancer Awareness month – wearing blue shirts to spread awareness. This was in conjunction with screenings offered on Saturdays in March to employees. Screenings were very popular, and appointments filled up quickly. Awareness and screening opportunities were championed by Dr. Sapna ... Read More »

Community West Foundation Awards Nearly $800,000 in First Quarter

The Community West Foundation Board of Directors started the year strong awarding $641,334 in first quarter grants to nonprofit agencies that are located in Cleveland, Western Cuyahoga and Lorain Counties. An additional $156,000 was distributed through their Community Impact Fund bringing the grand total to $797,334. The Community Impact Fund was established for donors who want to invest alongside Community ... Read More »

Area Wrestlers Take State Honors

Last week’s OHSAA State Wrestling Meet at OSU’s Schottenstein Arena again brought out the best in local athletes. In addition to St. Edward winning the Div. I team title, a number of individuals from other schools made their mark in the state wrestling book. Here’s a look some of our star athletes! Photos courtesy of Karen Jayne       ... Read More »

Levy on May Ballot for Westlake Porter Public Library

On May 2 Westlake voters will be asked to approve a 2.8 mill operating levy renewal and an additional 0.6 mills for Westlake Porter Public Library. The current levy, which provides 70% of the library’s operating funds, expires at the end of the year. Passage will ensure library funding for the five-year period of January 1, 2024 to December 31, ... Read More »

Westlake City Easter Egg Hunt; Candy Scramble

The Westlake Town Criers announce the 2023 Westlake City Easter Egg Hunt and Candy Scramble will again be held at the Westlake Recreation Center, 28955 Hilliard Blvd., on Saturday, April 1. There will be two candy scrambles: the first at 1 p.m. for those ages 4 through 6, and the second at 1:30 p.m. for those ages 7 through 10. ... Read More »

Westlake Rain & Garden Show is Saturday, April 1

The City of Westlake is hosting its 10th Annual Rain and Garden Show on Saturday, April 1, 2023, at Westlake Community Services Center, 28975 Hilliard Blvd, Westlake Ohio 44145. The event is free and open to the public from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, with the Kid Zone opening at 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. The Kid Zone includes a ... Read More »