The cow menace
Farm animals are prohibited in Bay Village today, but at one time we had a law on the books making it illegal to walk a cow down Lake Road.
Evidently, back in the village's agricultural times, our early farmers held up traffic by walking their cows down the road, and this became a problem!
The Wischmeyer family lived on Lake Road just east of Dover Center Road. Regina Catherine “Granny” Wischmeyer is pictured above with cows in front of the family barn – a safe distance from the Lake Road “no-cows zone.”