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Westlake Company Sets Thanksgiving Record

The Equity Trust Company of Westlake rolled into Thanksgiving Week with a record-setting gift of groceries and personal hygiene items for the Westlake Senior Center, the Westlake Food Pantry and the Boys and Girls Clubs of Lorain County. Over 25,000 items were collected by employees of the Clemens Road investment firm! The effort signifies the biggest-ever gifts to the organizations. ... Read More »

Westlake 4th Grader Helps City Mission Through Socktober

A chance meeting with a homeless man on the streets of Columbus set in motion a plan by a Dover Elementary School fourth grader to create Socktober. Last fall, the Hill family took a trip to Columbus when Ryan noticed a homeless man on the street. They shared a few dollars with him and moved on, but a few rainy ... Read More »

“Together We Are Greater Than Heroin”

The Greater Than Heroin Night hosted at Church on the Rise in Westlake, Wednesday, Nov. 8, raised almost $7,000 for a Faith Based Christian Drug Rehab Center called The Creation House in Elyria. The rehab center has been the vision of Pastor Paul Grodell of Beyond The Walls Church in Elyria. The evening brought together four area mayors along with ... Read More »

Land That I Love – Veteran’s Day, 2017

Veteran’s Day observances send a clear message to one and all about the roles of honor, diversity and patriotism as they really exist in our nation. Veteran’s, you have made the difference for all who enjoy our freedoms. Thank you! It is the VETERAN, not the preacher, who has given us freedom of religion. It is the VETERAN, not the ... Read More »

Together We Are Greater Than Heroin!

Church on the Rise, 3550 Crocker Road, Westlake, will be hosting a Greater than Heroin Service with four local City Mayors in remembrance of those who have lost their lives this past year because of drug overdoses and to offer hope for the future! On Wednesday, November 8 at 7 p.m. affected family members and the community are all invited to ... Read More »

Westlake High’s Ned Lauver Named OASSA Assistant Principal of the Year

Westlake High School Assistant Principal Ned Lauver was named the 2018 Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrator’s (OASSA) Assistant Principal of the Year. The OASSA Ohio Assistant Principal of the Year honor recognizes outstanding middle level and high school assistant principals who have succeeded n providing high quality learning opportunities for students. These assistant principals are acknowledged by their peers ... Read More »

10-0! Avon Football Claims Back to Back SWC Titles

The 10-0 Avon High football team claimed a perfect regular season with a 63-35 win at Berea-Midpark last Friday night. The victory also sealed back-to-back Southwestern Conference championships for the Eagles. They also went 10-0 in the league last year. The school joined the SWC in 2015. The win iced a top ranking for the Eagles in Div. II Region ... Read More »

Banner Years! Avon, Bay Football Teams Close In on Perfection

Both the Avon and Bay High football teams are closing in on perfection this week as the regular season draws to an end with each team boasting 9-0 records. For Avon, the Eagles celebrated Senior Night last Friday with a 35-7 win against visiting Amherst to clinch a share of the Southwestern Conference championship. Avon travels to Berea-Midpark this Friday ... Read More »

University Hospitals St. John Medical Center to Host Open House at Newest UH Urology Institute Location

University Hospitals St. John Medical Center is hosting an Open House on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at the site of the newest location of the UH Urology Institute. The public is invited to tour the facility located at 29101 Health Campus Drive, Building 2, Suite 400 in Westlake from 1 – 3 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Through UH centers ... Read More »

Avon Roundabout Opens at Mills and Rt. 83

Drivers who have waited for relief at the intersection of Mills Road and Route 83 that borders the cities of Avon and North Ridgeville will find an easier time with their travels now that the new Roundabout that serves the crossing is open. A ribbon-cutting for the new construction was held last Wednesday afternoon as Mayors Bryan Jensen of Avon ... Read More »