Westlake Plans for Parades, Fireworks, Senior Center Opening

Things are gearing up for a post-pandemic Westlake! The City of Westlake reports that Mayor Clough’s 2021 State of the City address is scheduled for Tuesday, May 11, 11:30 a.m., at Carrabba’s Italian Grill, 25054 Sperry Dr. The event is being sponsored by the Westshore Chamber of Commerce and will be recorded and made available on the Westlake Community Access ... Read More »

Westlake Porter Public Library to Distribute COVID Home Tests

Beginning Thursday, March 18 Westlake Porter Public Library (WPPL) will begin distributing BinaxNOW COVID-19 Ag Card Home Tests through its drive-up window. Those unable to pick up a test during regular library hours may contact the library to arrange for a test kit to be left in an after-hours locker. WPPL also has RTA passes to hand out to anyone ... Read More »

Westlake Porter Public Library’s Late March Calendar of Events

Following is Westlake Porter Public Library’s late March 2021 calendar of events. All programs are subject to change. Please check westlakelibrary.org or follow the library on Facebook and Twitter (@WestlakePorter) for the latest updates. Wednesday, March 17 (11-11:30 a.m.) Mix-It Up (Live) – Let’s mix it up with some fun St. Patrick’s Day activities you can do at home! Ages ... Read More »

T-Bone at Taco Bell

Something new on the menu at Westlake Taco Bell the morning of March 6 – T-Bone! “At 07:47AM this morning officers responded to the report of a 1 car crash on Columbia Rd in the area of the Taco Bell in Westlake,” report Police. “The vehicle ended up resting against the Taco Bell sign on the side of the road. ... Read More »

Saving Grace

Westlake Police animal control ran across a distressed Tundra Swan in the area of Downing Street last week. Officer James Wang noticed it was in distress and safely transported it to the Lake Erie Nature Science Center for treatment. Today, LENSC reports the swan is in good shape! “At the time (Feb. 12), Lake Erie was nearly frozen along with ... Read More »

Special Police Officer

Information courtesy of the Westlake Police Department Facebook, www.facebook.com/westlakepolice Thank you to the Elyria and Westlake Officers who helped out making a sick 4 year old’s day a little brighter. Especially Mayor Whitfield and Chief Whitely of Elyria who appointed the little girl as a “Special Police Officer.” Her wish is to be her Uncle’s partner as an officer. Please ... Read More »

WEST SHORE BLUES: The Best of the Beats

CRIME ALERT!! Westlake Police report of several instances of persons having items including purses stolen from unlocked vehicles at gas stations. While an unsuspecting person is pumping gas, a thief pulls up or walks over and quickly grabs a purse or other valuable from inside the car through an unlocked door or window. The person pumping gas usually does not ... Read More »

Concord Reserve: What is an Entrance Fee for a Senior Living Community?

Many not-for-profit senior living communities require an entrance fee. Or at the very least, offer an entrance fee option. The entrance fees can be viewed as a membership fee paid as you move into a community. It’s what provides you peace of mind and grants you access to accommodations and services you may need in the future. Answers to Four ... Read More »

Westlake Engineering and Community Improvements: Senior Center Opening, New Clague Ballyards and Flood Plain Upgrade

City of Westlake Engineer Bob Kelly recently released a video reporting on three community improvements. Flood Plain Improvements: Improvements to 2 million cubic foot Dover Ditch water quality basin along the southeast corner of Crocker and Center Ridge will lower the floodplain in the area by about 30 inches, reducing area flooding. Ball Field Renovations: Four modern baseball fields with ... Read More »

Lakewood Elks Lodge #1350 Awards $6,000 In Grants to Connecting for Kids

Lakewood Elks Lodge #1350 located at 24350 Center Ridge Rd in Westlake recently awarded its $6,000 Beacon and Gratitude Grants obtained through the Elks National Foundation, Inc. to Connecting for Kids to fund the local nonprofit’s Ask Us program. This program serves Northeast Ohio families who have questions or concerns about their child aged 12 or younger. Ask Us is staffed by three ... Read More »