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Bay High School Student Earns Highest Possible ACT Score

Annabella Mayer, daughter of David and Jacquelyn Mayer and a Junior at Bay High School, earned the highest possible ACT composite score of 36. Fewer than half of 1 percent of students who take the ACT earn a top score. In the U.S. high school graduating class of 2021, only 4,055 out of 1.29 million students who took the ACT ... Read More »

Child Car Seat Fitting Stations Now Open in the West Shore

For parents who need help with car seat installation or have questions about the safest way to transport their children in motor vehicles, getting expert advice and assistance just got a little easier. University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s, along with UH St. John and Parma Medical Centers, have opened car seat checking stations at the following fire departments: Bay ... Read More »

Giving Us Their Best

When a fire broke out at a North Ridgeville condominium complex last weekend, the call went out to Westcom (Westshore Central Dispatch Center) located within University Hospitals St. John Medical Center. Westcom sends fire and EMS responders to 9-1-1 and emergency number calls in Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Ridgeville, Rocky River and Westlake and for mutual aid to other ... Read More »

Westlake Patrolman Ryan Jasinsky receives Life Saving Award

Westlake Police Patrolman Ryan Jasinsky was presented the Life Saving Award by the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum on Dec. 17 at Westlake City Hall. Using his police trauma care training along with his prior military training and experience, Ptl. Jasinsky saved a woman’s life in June of this year after she was thrown from her motorcycle 50 feet over ... Read More »

New Westlake City Council Sworn in During Organizational Meeting

The City of Westlake formally welcomed its new and returning City Council representatives during an organizational meeting Monday, Jan. 3, at City Hall. The meeting featured the swearing in of newly-elected President of Council David S. Greenspan, as well as the newly-elected representatives Duane Van Dyke (Ward 1) and Amy G. Havelka (Ward 5). Returning Council representatives were also sworn ... Read More »

Bay Police to Make Charges in High School Lockdown Incident

Two 17-year old boys, one from Florida and one from Tuscarawas County, Ohio, will be facing charges in the Bay High lockdown incident that took place last January. The incident, which occurred on Jan. 29 of last year, saw Bay Village Police receive a phone call from a male indicating he was in a bathroom at Bay High, he had ... Read More »

So Long, Tom Hill, May the Lord Bless You and Keep You

Thomas F. Hill was one of the most influential educators in the history of Westlake Schools. As the district’s longtime music director, Mr. Hill touched countless lives. He served as band director, choir director and head of every music program in the district at one time or another during his distinguished career. Mr. Hill, 93, passed away Dec. 30. The ... Read More »

Jesus Statues Arrive Just In Time For Christmas

Long-awaited Sculptures by Creator of Homeless Jesus Installed in Cleveland After months of being delayed, the Matthew 25 Collection sculptures arrived last week in Cleveland and were installed just in time for Christmas. Community West Foundation announced the acquisition of the artwork in July as a way to expand important conversations around issues of social justice, privilege, compassion and empathy. ... Read More »

Avon Tree Lighting Celebrates the Season

The City of Avon’s annual Tree Lighting Festival was presented by the French Creek Foundation on the afternoon and evening of Dec. 3. It was an unforgettable time for siblings Jamison and Zoey, holders of the Golden Tickets which entitled them to ride with Santa from the community gazebo to the holiday festivities at Olde Avon Village. Once there, they ... Read More »

NFL Great Dave Zastudil ‘97 Returns to His Football Roots, Coaching BMS 5-6 Graders

As a three-sport athlete who played football in college and the NFL, Dave Zastudil Bay High School Class of ‘97 knows firsthand how important coaches are in preparing students for the field, the classroom and the future. He’s bringing that responsibility full circle by coaching his son Chase’s 5-6 grade rec football team. “With a few other awesome coaches, we ... Read More »