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Top Teams Emerge for Playoffs on Scholastic Games Radio Quiz

Playoffs officially begin next week on the weekly radio competition between area academic teams, the High School Scholastic Games of Lorain County. The program, which airs most Mondays from 6:05 to 7 p.m. on WEOL, AM 930, will begin quarterfinals with the April 6th broadcast. The program of Monday, March 16th was the near-tie in which Avon Lake High School ... Read More »

Westlake Academic Challenge Team Posts Perfect Score

The Westlake High School Academic Challenge Team finished with a perfect 7-0 in the Regional Qualifiers at the Firestone High School Invitational Tournament on March 21. The WHS bracket included regional powerhouses Copley and Solon high schools. Club advisors are John and Sandy Packis. Pictured are (left to right) WHS Academic Challenge team members Aswin Bikkani, Justin Krantz, Anna Craven, ... Read More »

Navy Ensign Joseph Lillie, of Lakewood, Ohio, Serves Aboard USS Laboon (DDG 58)

MEDITERRANEAN SEA (March 23, 2015) Ensign Joseph Lillie from Lakewood, Ohio stands officer of the deck watch at the radar console aboard USS Laboon (DDG 58) March 23, 2015. Laboon, an Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer, homeported in Norfolk, is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests in Europe. (U.S. ... Read More »

Westlake Police Return Lost Tote Bag (Minus Pot Pipe)

If you lost your Nike tote bag on Hedgewood Ave. on March 17, it was turned in to Westlake Police. Too bad they had to destroy your pot pipes and the other drug paraphernalia inside it. St. Patty’s Day Brawl Fighting in the parking lot of a Weymouth Cr. apartment complex led to the arrest of 2 intox North Ridgeville ... Read More »

Bay High Junior Alana Bernys Earns Top ACT Score of 36

Bay High junior Alana Bernys earned the highest possible composite score of 36 on the ACT college entrance exam she took in February. On average, less than one-tenth of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earns the top score. Among test takers in the high school graduating class of 2014, only 1,407 of nearly 1.85 million students earned ... Read More »

Bay Village Schools named to Best Music Education Communities in America list for 2015

Despite the increasing rigor and detail required for inclusion on the NAMM Foundation’s Best Communities for Music Education list, the Bay Village City School District has once again been so honored for its exemplary music program. The district has been named to the prestigious list each year since 2003. We are among 25 Ohio school districts, and 388 districts in ... Read More »

Westlake Fashion Jewelry Designer Highlights New York Fashion Week

Spanish born Maria Pujana of Westlake, noted fine and fashion jewelry designer, made her mark in the Big Apple as she accessorized the Malan Breton Fall-Winter 2015 Women’s Collection during  New York Fashion Week at Lincoln Center. Ms. Pujana’s special touch embodies the truth that ‘fate is written in the stars.’ Malan Breton Men’s and Women’s collections for fall winter ... Read More »

Losing Sight Doesn’t Mean Losing Independence

“I am only one, but still I am one. I cannot do everything, but still I can do something; and because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do something that I can do.” This quote by Helen Keller captures the spirit of independence and self-sufficiency. It also captures the spirit of a new tactile system called Visus ... Read More »

WHS Instrumental, Vocal Groups Rate Superior & Advance to State Competition

Westlake High Schools’ instrumental and vocal groups competed in Ohio Music Education Association events, earning top honors and a chance to compete at the state level. The Westlake String Orchestra received Superior ratings from every judge at the Feb. 27 OMEA State Orchestra Adjudicated Event. The group competed in the most difficult class for orchestra – Class A. At the ... Read More »

Westlake Rec Crowns March Madness Winners

March Madness has invaded the Westlake Recreation Center.  Last week over 120 teams in grades 3-8 participated in this annual event.  Teams from all over the area came to showcase their talents on the hardwood court. Teams such as the Peanut Butter Cups, the Fluffy Pink Unicorns, the 6’5” and Not talented, the Dunkin Demons and the Narwhales all came ... Read More »