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Lorain County Hosts Special Needs Resource Day

Community Learns About Resources for Special Needs Children Lorain County held  its first special needs resource day event on Tuesday, April 28.  The free event was open to all in the community and took place from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Deluca’s Place in the Park. The goal of the day was to raise awareness and connect families and professionals ... Read More »

Westlake Rec Center: Spring Has Sprung!

As we move into May, the Westlake Recreation Department has several exciting programs for you and your family. Check these out………. Family Fishing Derby (ages up to 12) – Saturday May 16, 9 AM-Noon Enjoy a morning of fishing in the Westlake Recreation Center’s Lake. The lake is stocked with plenty of bass, channel catfish, crappie, trout and blue gill. ... Read More »

Ride Service Complaint Reported by Westlake Police

Ride Service Complaint Reported by Westlake Police A Cleveland woman reported a series of inappropriate touchings by the driver of a cellphone ride service she hired on April 22, report Westlake Police. She was to be driven from her home to a Center Ridge Road. location. The driver arrived late in a vehicle that had a back seat full of ... Read More »

Mercy Center for Mind, Body & Spirit May Calendar

These programs are free of charge and open to individuals diagnosed with cancer, their families and loved ones at The Center for Body, Mind & Spirit at Mercy Cancer Center, 41201 Schaden Road, Elyria. Services are available regardless of where patients receive treatment. Mercy Cancer Center is now affiliated with University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. The Center for Body, Mind ... Read More »

Westlake Porter Library May Events

Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s May, 2015 calendar of events: Friday, May 1 (Basics Session: 10 a.m.; Advanced Session: 11:30 a.m.) Teach Me to Play—For children 3-6 years old who need help with communication and social skills. Join us for a play-based program designed to model and teach parents/caregivers strategies to improve their child’s social interactions, facilitate communication, and manage ... Read More »

Westlake High School Senior is Presidential Scholar Semifinalist

Westlake High School senior Aswin Bikkani was named a semifinalist in the preliminary selection of the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars. Aswin is among 565 semifinalists nationwide – and one of 17 from Ohio and only five from Northeast Ohio – selected from a pool of more than 4,300 candidates. The Commission of Presidential Scholars will announce their choices for U.S. ... Read More »

Westlake Schools Awarded for Financial Reporting

Westlake City Schools CFO/Treasurer Mark C. Pepera and his staff earned the district its 22nd consecutive Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting. This national award from the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting. The award for the district’s ... Read More »

Former Bay Police Chief Fred Drenkhan Was First Responder to Sheppard Murder

The passing of former Bay Village Police Chief Fred Drenkhan on April 15 meant the turning of another page in the saga of the Sam Sheppard murder mystery. Drenkhan, who died at age 88, was the first police officer to respond to the scene of the Sheppard murder on July 4, 1954. He wore badge Number One as Bay’s first ... Read More »

SJMC: A Community Hospital with Global Impact

Dr. Sayed: “We Find What is Right and That is How We Find Our Purpose in Life” St. John Medical Center’s Dr. Eiad Sayed may not be able to stop the war in Syria. But he is able to help children, one child at a time. With that mission in mind, Dr. Sayed goes back to the war ravaged nation ... Read More »

Cara’s ‘Step Into Spring’ Fashion Show Supports Mercy Center

Nothing says ‘spring’ like a colorful, trendy fashion show. Cara’s Boutique at The Promenade of Westlake hosted a wonderful display of colorful fashion Friday evening, April 24, for a great cause: The Mercy Center for Mind, Body and Spirit. Mercy Foundation President Scott Pember was on hand to acknowledge the generosity of the Cara’s team, joined by members of the ... Read More »