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We Can Be the Light and Fight: “Cancer is NOT Cancelled”

Bay Students Unite…. When two friends of Bay High student Carli Mendelow began their personal battles with cancer, all Carli wanted to do was help. The opportunity to engage in an overriding mission came to light when Carli decided to follow in the footsteps of another Bay student who was active with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Student of the ... Read More »

COVID-19 Phase 1B Vaccinations Timeline

Cuyahoga and Lorain County Vaccination Sites List Governor DeWine has issued the vaccine distribution timeline for Phase 1B of Ohio’s vaccination program, which is set to begin this week for those ages 80 and up. Week of January 19: Vaccine providers will begin receiving their first allotment of vaccines for those ages 80 and older. Vaccines will be delivered on ... Read More »

2020: Things to Remember from the Year to Forget

2020 may have been the year to forget, but here’s a look back at some things definitely worth remembering! UH St. John Auxiliary Gift Makes a Difference The $10,000 gift of a rehab harness system from the St. John Medical Center Auxiliary is making a difference at the hospital’s Outpatient Rehabilitation Services located at 26008 Detroit Road in Westlake. The ... Read More »

“…This vaccine is a great step to making sure that we can [return to normal]…” – Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough

Westlake Fire Department Hosts Vaccine POD with Cuyahoga County Board of Health by Robert Rozboril, City of Westlake The Westlake Fire Department and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) worked together on Wednesday, Dec. 30, to distribute Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to upwards of 700 EMS personnel and first responders from multiple West Side suburbs at Westlake Fire Station #2 ... Read More »

Area Safety Forces Begin Covid-19 Vaccines

The Westlake Fire Department and the  Cuyahoga County Board of Health worked together today to distribute Covid-19 vaccines to upwards of 700 EMS personnel and first responders from multiple West Side suburbs, including Bay Village, Lakewood, North Olmsted, Rocky River, Westlake and more. The first responders who administered the vaccines wore PPE, including M95 masks, and were vaccinated beforehand. Westlake Fire ... Read More »

Iconic Huntington Metroparks Tree Comes Down

The landmark cottonwood tree that has been a hallmark of Huntington Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks came down today. Metroparks officials report that the tree, struck by lightning this year, was discovered to have substantial trunk damage, making it a risk to visitors. “Earlier this year, the large cottonwood on Huntington Beach was struck by lightning,” report Metroparks. “Certified Risk ... Read More »

Westlake Welcomes New Recreation Director, Wishes Bob DeMinico Well in Retirement

by Robert Rozboril, City of Westlake The City of Westlake welcomed Paula Horner as its new Recreation Director. Horner brings with her more than 20 years of experience, having served as the Rec Director for the City of Broadview Heights for the past 11 years and as the city’s Recreation Manager before that. Horner oversaw the development of the Broadview ... Read More »

Christmas Gift for Homeless Jesus Sculpture

After many years of exposure to the elements, Community West Foundation’s Homeless Jesus sculpture has been refurbished – thanks to the talented Shannon Marie Makes, an area sculptor who has taught at local arts schools and been commissioned by Proctor & Gamble for public art. Shannon Marie used specialized repair materials to rehabilitate the weathering and other outdoor-related wear and ... Read More »

Avon Honors Nancy McGhee with Community Service Award

Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen has chosen life-long resident, Nancy McGhee, to receive the final Community Service Award from the City of Avon for 2020. Nancy has spent years showing her dedication to the City through her work with the Avon Historical Society, the Avon Senior Center and St. Mary’s of the Immaculate Conception where Nancy dedicated much of her time ... Read More »

Westlake Crowns Mike and Delicia Ostrowski as 2021 Mr. & Mrs. Westlake during Tree Lighting Ceremony

For years, Westlake’s annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at City Hall has also marked the crowning of Mr. and Mrs. Westlake. Since 1955, the Town Criers have celebrated one couple that have best served the people of Westlake in a positive and outstanding manner. This year, the honor went to Mike and Delicia Ostrowski. Mayor Dennis M. Clough and Rick Grane ... Read More »