Westlake-Westshore Arts Council Arts Scholarships Winners

The Westlake-Westshore Arts Council is proud to announce two 2019 arts scholarship recipients. Sarah Drago and Alexandra Falcone, both Westlake High School seniors, will each receive $1000. Drago, the Visual Arts winner, will be attending the Cleveland Institute of Art. She will major in Animation and Illustration for TV and films. Falcone, the Performing Arts winner, will be attending the ... Read More »

Westlake Porter Public Library Parking Lot Will Be Closed May 26 and 27

Westlake Porter Public Library’s parking lot will be closed for resealing and striping from 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 25 through 6 a.m. on Tuesday, May 28. There will be no access to the drive-up book drops while the parking lot is closed. The library will be closed on May 26 and 27 in observance of Memorial Day, making it ... Read More »

Westlake’s Kevin Walls is SWC Track MVP

Westlake High senior sprinter Kevin Walls was named Southwestern Conference MVP last week after taking firsts in four events at the annual league championships hosted at Amherst Steele Stadium. Kevin won the 100 meter dash (11.12) , 200 meter dash (22.04) , and anchored the winning 4x100m and 4x200m relays for the second year in a row. Walls was named ... Read More »

UH St. John Medical Center Earns Straight “A’s” in Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

UH St. John Just One of 41 Hospitals Nationwide to Receive this Recognition University Hospitals St. John Medical Center was recognized again by The Leapfrog Group for achieving the highest national standards in patient safety. UH St. John Medical Center has received an “A” grade for safety, and has received an “A” in every grading cycle since 2012 – one ... Read More »

Bassett Elementary 4th Graders to “Explore, Make and Take” at Westlake High School

As a capstone celebration of the IB Primary Years Programme, Westlake fourth graders develop an Exhibition project to showcase their learning and interests. This year, Angie Gerhan’s class at Bassett Elementary chose to focus on the central idea: “What can you explore and make today?” Throughout this extended inquiry, students have brainstormed, questioned, researched using books, videos, and Internet sources, ... Read More »

Westlake Police: Wrong Note at Skyline Music

On 5/7/19 at approx. 5PM officers and Westlake Fire responded to a report of a vehicle into the building at Skyline Music on Center Ridge Rd. Officers arrived to find the vehicle well into the front of the structure. The driver was not injured and although there were several people inside the store, none were hurt. It is suspected a ... Read More »

Westlake Fire Department First Responders Execute Textbook Cardiac Response

What began as a typical weekday afternoon in April for retired Westlake resident Brian Moran, quickly turned worrisome as he began to experience chest pains while working in the yard. Brian’s wife Jean could tell something was wrong and dialed 911, and Westlake first responders were swiftly dispatched to the Moran’s residence. When the Westlake Fire Department arrived, they correctly ... Read More »

Westlake Police Trying to Identify the Dancing Bandit

On 4/30/19 at approx. 5PM WPD took a report of the theft of 4 cases of Energy Drinks from a convenience store at the corner of Columbia and Center Ridge Rds. The male suspect entered the employee cooler of the store, danced around in celebration, and gathered the cases before having difficulty opening the cooler door to leave. He left ... Read More »

Three WHS Seniors Named National Merit Scholars

Westlake High School seniors Isabella DiGiulio, Meghana Tandon and Talia Zheng are among the 2,500 National Merit Finalists selected by the National Merit Scholarships Corporation to receive $2,500 National Merit Scholarships. The three are among 15,000 students to achieve Finalist standing in the 2019 National Merit Scholarship Program. As Finalists, they had the opportunity to continue in the competition for ... Read More »

22 Hilliard Students are Published Poets

Twenty-two young poets from Hilliard Elementary School were selected to have their work published in a hardcover anthology from Poetic Power, a quarterly poetry contest sponsored by Creative Communications. And the school earned a Poetic Achievement Award for its efforts. In December, gifted intervention specialist Erin Vanek’s fourth-grade students wrote an original poem for submission to the contest. Twenty-two were ... Read More »