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Veteran Educator Virginia Fitch Named Avon Heritage Elementary School Principal

The Avon Local Schools Board of Education will officially vote April 30 to offer a three-year contract to Virginia Fitch as the new principal at Avon Heritage Elementary School. Fitch replaces Jason Call who was named the district’s new Director of Student Services last month. Heritage Elementary School houses grades 3-5 in the district. “We are very excited to welcome ... Read More »

UH Elyria Medical Center, Westside HealthCare Senior Resource Fair is a Hit!

A Senior Resource Fair hosted at University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center last week showcased over 20 senior-centric businesses and organizations dedicated to the care and wellness of the area’s Senior Citizen population. Guests packed the crowded UH Elyria Medical Center cafeteria and they perused the many tables dedicated to a variety of service, from Independent and Assisted Living, to Memory ... Read More »

Community Champions! UH SJMC Auxiliary Presents Uniforms for Hospital PCA’s

The University Hospitals St. John Medical Center Auxiliary recently presented eligible Patient Care Nurse Assistants and Division Secretaries with the gift of a new uniform. The project was one of many the Auxiliary conducts year-round in efforts to support the good works of UH St. John Medical Center. In fact, Auxiliary projects amounted to over $38,000 in 2017! The story ... Read More »

Avon Lake Eagles Welcome Three Hatchlings

It was a busy weekend for Avon Lake Redwood Schools Bald Eagles ‘Stars’ and ‘Stripes!’ The parent Eagles welcomed three hatchlings into the world, starting with two on Friday and followed by one more on Sunday. The first new member of the Eagle family arrived at 9:44 a.m. Friday. The second was close behind, already pecking a hole in its ... Read More »

Hello World! Avon Lake Bald Eagle Born

Avon Lake’s Redwood School Bald Eagle family hatched a new member at 9:44 when the first of three eggs produced this spring hatched at 9:44 this morning. Stars & Stripes, the Bald Eagle parents, welcomed the first of this year’s offspring and are expecting another any time now as another egg has a tiny hole and another eaglet is likely ... Read More »

Westlake Council of PTAs Presents Noted Psychologist

Dr. Lisa Damour is Coming to Westlake! A program for parents of both boys and girls! The Westlake Council of PTAs is excited to host Dr. Lisa Damour, Ph.D. on Monday, April 23rd at 7:00 p.m. at the Westlake High School Performing Arts Center. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and preregistration is required. (https://dr-damour-april-23-2018-70813.cheddarup.com) Dr. Damour is a psychologist, author, ... Read More »

Bay Grad is First to Earn New Girl Scout Endowment Scholarship

Laura Curry, a 2017 Bay High graduate, is the first-ever recipient of a new endowment scholarship now offered by the Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio. Girl Scouts of North East Ohio (GSNEO) received a $105,000 grant from the Thomas J. & Marjorie S. Gray Foundation to create the scholarship endowment for high-achieving Girl Scouts. The Gray Foundation Scholarship will provide ... Read More »

UH St. John Medical Center Holds Emergency Readiness Exercise

University Hospitals St. John Medical Center welcomed members of the Dept. of Homeland Security to a special exercise on Fri., March 9 that focused on the hospital’s readiness in the event of a terrorist emergency. The four-hour exercise included representatives of the Westlake Police and Fire Depts., WESTCOM Dispatch, the Ohio Emergency Management Agency, the Dept. of Homeland Security, FBI ... Read More »

Bay Safety Teams Conduct Crisis Response Drills at Bay High

The Bay Village Police Department, the Bay Village Fire Department and Bay Schools teamed to conduct Crisis Response Training at Bay High School during the morning of Friday, March 9. The high school was closed off to the public during the training session and signage was in place. There was no school for students that day due to a scheduled ... Read More »

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery Comes to University Hospitals St. John Medical Center

Minimally invasive spine surgery has come to University Hospitals St. John Medical Center in Westlake. Bringing state of the-art neurosurgical approaches to the care of spine – and brain – patients is one of the ways UH SJMC is revolutionizing community medicine. These services mean shorter hospital stays, less pain and incisions the size of a quarter. They all add ... Read More »