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American Legion plans flag retirement

Bay Village American Legion Post #385 is planning to formally retire old, faded and torn flags as part of their annual Veterans Day celebration. Citizens are requested to bring these flags to the Legion Post, 695 Cahoon Road, Westlake, next to the White Oaks Restaurant. There you will find a red, white and blue box next to the front door. Please place the flags in the box. Deposit the flags before Nov. 8, if possible.

The Legion retires flags twice a year, on Flag Day and on Veterans Day, following official retirement ceremonies.

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Volume 11, Issue 21, Posted 9:23 AM, 11.05.2019

Youth Challenge receives $30,000 grant

The KidsCents Regional Grant program awarded Youth Challenge (YC) with $30,000. The grant will help fund the free adapted sports and recreational programs that YC provides for young people with physical disabilities.

"We are thankful to receive a KidCents Regional Grant," said Chris Garr, CEO. "The Rite Aid Foundation's support helps us to continue improving the lives of young people in Northeast Ohio."

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Volume 11, Issue 21, Posted 9:31 AM, 11.05.2019

USDA notice for Parkside Preschool & Child Care Center

Parkside Preschool & Child Care Center at 23600 Hilliard Blvd., Westlake, Ohio 44145 announces sponsorship of the USDA-funded Child and Adult Care Food Program.

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

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Volume 11, Issue 20, Posted 3:41 PM, 10.17.2019

BVFD adds new, more versatile ladder truck to fleet

When the Bay Village Fire Department began back in 1915, the mission was primarily focused on intense and sometimes chaotic efforts by volunteers to douse fires using a horse-drawn wagon supplied with a dozen pails and a ladder. Since those early days, the fire department has evolved into a fully-staffed professionally-trained complement of firefighters, who utilize the latest advancements in technology to respond to fires, as well as a whole host of other emergency situations.

In fact, the modern Bay Village Fire Department – the BVFD – trains daily in order to be prepared to respond to all hazards, including such varied dangers as drownings and water rescues on Lake Erie, calls for emergency medical assistance, motor vehicle crashes, elevator search and rescue, surface ice rescue and, of course, structure fires.

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Volume 11, Issue 20, Posted 9:24 AM, 10.15.2019

League of Women Voters holds Westlake candidates, issues forum

The Westlake/North Olmsted chapter of the League of Women Voters sponsored a Candidate Forum on Tuesday, Oct. 1, at Porter Library. The following article contains highlights of the issues and candidates presented that evening. A full video can be seen on youtube.com (search "westlake league of women voters").

Westlake Issue 71: Renewal of Infrastructure Tax

Westlake voters will be asked on the Nov. 5 General Election ballot whether to renew a 0.375% income tax specifically designated for infrastructure needs. This includes funds to repair roadways, storm sewers, water lines, and retention basins in the city. Mayor Dennis Clough explained that 68% of Westlake residents who work outside the city receive a 100% tax credit. The remaining 32% who live outside Westlake but work in the city pay a 1.5% income tax. The 0.375% is part of this 1.5% tax that brings in an estimated $8 million per year to fund infrastructure needs.

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Volume 11, Issue 20, Posted 9:24 AM, 10.15.2019

Nominate a 'kind kid' for award

October is Kindness Month. Do you know a child who goes above and beyond to help others? If so, nominate him or her for the Connecting for Kids Kind Kid Award.

The Kind Kid Award is given to a child 12 years of age or younger who demonstrates kindness and compassion to peers. The nomination should include specific examples of acts of kindness performed by the nominee.

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Volume 11, Issue 20, Posted 9:27 AM, 10.15.2019

Contentious Avon Road to close again

Avon Road between Bradley and Nagel is closing again, this time to less animosity.

In 2009, Westlake Mayor Dennis Clough placed a guardrail at the Avon border, effectively closing a quick access for Avon residents to the Crocker Road I-90 interchange, among other destinations. His reasoning: The road was unsafe and too expensive to fix.

This occurred years before Avon got its own access to I-90 with the Nagel interchange, which is at the east end of Avon road.

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Volume 11, Issue 19, Posted 9:35 AM, 10.01.2019

Lake Road Bridge Opens

East-west traffic resumes on main route through Bay Village after six months

Bay Village residents breathed a sigh of relief on Sept. 24 when the long-awaited new Lake Road bridge opened to traffic. A couple dozen infrastructure enthusiasts attended a brief ceremony on Sept. 23 as Mayor Paul Koomar, City Council members and administration leaders cut a ceremonial ribbon to open the bridge on Sept. 23.

After almost six months of minor traffic congestion due to the construction detour – sometimes jokingly referred to as “rush minute” in Bay Village – the bridge opened on time and at a cost of just over $2.7 million. The project was fully funded by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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Volume 11, Issue 19, Posted 9:35 AM, 10.01.2019

Rotary fills shoe boxes for Nicaragua

Westlake Bay Village Rotary recently sent 890 shoe boxes filled with personal care items, clothing and toys as well as 35 Layette bags filled with clothing and accessories for newborns to Chinandega Nicaragua for “the Children of the Dump.”

The boxes and bags were put together by Rotary Clubs all over Northeast Ohio. The project’s coordinator, Kevin Krantz, who is a CPA based in Westlake, said “some of the smaller clubs will fill 10 boxes for us while other larger clubs may fill as many as 60.” In addition to overseeing the distribution of empty boxes and retrieving the filled ones, Westlake Bay Village Rotary completed 15 boxes.

Chinandega was devastated by Hurricane Mitch in 1998 which led to over 800 children scavenging off the local dump to subside.

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Volume 11, Issue 18, Posted 9:12 AM, 09.17.2019

Bay VFW honors POW/MIA service members

Friday, Sept. 20, is designated as a national day of recognition and remembrance of our many military members that have no closure, they are not known to be deceased or captured.

The families of these service members have not been able to properly grieve and honor their family. Many today do not know the fate of their loved ones. This is a terrible burden on them and it will continue until they know for sure.

Just this past year, the remains of several Korean War heroes have been returned to their families. This effort to find and identify our missing comrades will never end!

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Volume 11, Issue 18, Posted 9:10 AM, 09.17.2019

Westlake’s Corporate Challenge 2019

The annual Westlake Corporate Challenge kicked off on July 30, featuring 10 local companies. Participating in this year’s Challenge were: ECHO Health, City of Westlake, Energizer, Q-Lab Corporation, Sea-Land Chemical Company, Seeley Savidge Ebert & Gourash, The Spy Glass Group, United Consumer Financial Services (UCFS), University Hospital St. John Medical Center, and Western Enterprises.

As the challenge went along, the companies had to compete in various team-building activities. Events ranged from volleyball, a cupcake competition, cardboard boat races and kickball. The teams donated 112 backpacks to Fox 8’s Stuff the Bus and had 134 people donate blood.

Photographer Haley Birchard was on hand to capture all the action over the six-day event.

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Volume 11, Issue 18, Posted 10:54 AM, 09.04.2019

The first time is the charm

Congratulations to Lysa Stanton on winning first place in the CP Division of the 2019 Ames Performance Pontiac Nationals automobile show. This year’s show was held at the Summit Motorsports Park on Aug. 3-4 in Norwalk, Ohio, and attracts hundreds of entries from all over the United States.

The show is an annual event that is limited primarily to Pontiac automobiles, and is considered to be the largest juried event of its kind in the country. Some of the other types of cars in her category included the Pontiac Astre, Sunfire, Fiero, and Solstice.

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Volume 11, Issue 18, Posted 9:08 AM, 09.17.2019

Bay Legion, Kiwanis host Buckeye state delegates

The Bay Village American Legion Post #385 and the Bay Village Kiwanis Club welcomed the 2019 Buckeye Boys and Girls State Delegates to their August meetings.

The delegates had completed a nine-day program, experiencing many levels of state, county and city government. They each had an opportunity to compete for and serve in positions from state governor down to local city offices. Around 900 Girls State delegates from all over Ohio met at Mount Union University. The Boys State participants numbered 1,200 and gathered at Miami University.

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Volume 11, Issue 17, Posted 9:48 AM, 09.04.2019

All-veterans picnic held in Westlake

On Saturday, Aug. 24, volunteers from the Bay Village Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9693, Bay Village American Legion Post 385, and Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 249, held our third annual All Veterans Picnic.

The event was again held at the American Legion Post 385 Lodge on Cahoon Road in Westlake.  Over 70-75 people total attended at some point in the afternoon, including 36-38 veterans. Many attendees belong to our three host groups, but we did have a significant number of area veterans and guests not affiliated that visited from nearby. This was our goal – to reach out to other veterans and military in our greater West Shore area and bring them in for information, food and fellowship.

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Volume 11, Issue 17, Posted 9:50 AM, 09.04.2019

Annual ceremony honors Westlake's best blooms

Colorful patio garden takes top honors

It is often said that the best things come in small packages. Westlake residents Dolly and Dick Hartman proved that to be true when their small garden won big in the Westlake in Bloom competition earlier this month.

After coming in first in the “Patio and Abutting Garden, Multi-Family Residence” category during the awards ceremony Aug. 8 at LaCentre, the pair were shocked to hear their names called again at the end of the evening for the Lu Walter “Best in Bloom” award.

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Volume 11, Issue 16, Posted 9:35 AM, 08.20.2019

West Side children enjoy Jewish summer camp

For the second year in a row, children of the West Side enjoyed a fantastic summer experience at the Camp Gan Israel Jewish summer camp.

Guided sports activities with professional coaches, exciting field trips, and exploration of the arts filled each day this summer. Most importantly, children learned about their Jewish heritage and Jewish values in a fun-loving environment. 

The administration at Chabad of the West Side was ecstatic to see the steady growth since last summer, with enrollment more than doubling over the past year. It looks indeed like Jewish learning and activity has a bright future here on the West Side!

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Volume 11, Issue 16, Posted 9:20 AM, 08.20.2019

First large Westlake sinkhole

Over Memorial Day weekend, a sinkhole measuring 25 feet in width, 50 feet in length and 25 feet in depth opened up on 30532 Detroit Road, adjacent to Fifth Third Bank’s parking lot in Westlake. Days later, a smaller second sinkhole appeared near the first one.

These two sinkholes were caused by a collapsed storm sewer pipe, according to Westlake Chief Engineer Robert Kelly. In all, 300 feet of storm sewer pipe needed to be replaced. It will cost the city $183,278.67. Kelly said that this particular segment of pipe had served “its useful life.” Made of metal corrugated pipes, popular in the '70s, it was retrofitted when the Savannah development was put in.

The old pipe accounted for about 5% of Westlake’s storm sewer lines, Kelly estimated. “We know where they are at … [the] vast majority.” This is the first-reported sinkhole in Westlake.

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Volume 11, Issue 15, Posted 10:15 AM, 08.06.2019

Westlake graduate receives Jeffery Owen Marriott Memorial Scholarship

Abigail “Abby” Rence, a 2019 Westlake High School graduate, received the Jeffery Owen Marriott Memorial Scholarship at the Senior Awards Banquet Night earlier this year. The scholarship was established to celebrate the life and contributions of WHS 1992 alum, Jeffery Marriott, who passed in March 2015. This was the fourth consecutive year a scholarship was awarded to an exemplary student in honor of Marriott.

Rence ranked in the top 15 of her 2019 WHS class while maintaining a near year-round athletic schedule on Westlake’s varsity soccer and basketball teams. In addition, she exhibited remarkable leadership abilities, serving as a senior class officer and co-president of National Honor Society, captaining her basketball team and volunteering for the Elks Lodge 1350.

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Volume 11, Issue 15, Posted 10:16 AM, 08.06.2019

Westlake rubbish/recycling collection going automated: Things to be aware of

Starting the week of Aug. 4, Westlake is changing to more automated garbage collection. During the last week of July, each single-family home will receive one rubbish and one recycle cart.

Westlake has unlimited garbage collection. Extra garbage can be collected in bags and placed next to rubbish cart. For additional or missing carts, call Rumpke Customer Service at 800-828-8171 after August.

Pickup and holiday schedules remain the same.

 Useful tips:

  1. Place rubbish and recycling carts on opposite sides of the driveway.
  2. Do not use plastic bags for recyclables. Place recyclables loosely in the cart.
  3. Old garbage bins cannot be recycled but can be used for brush collection by the city.
  4. Rumpke will continue to collect bulk items (mattresses, furniture, appliances) weekly but needs to be notified at least one day ahead.
  5. Carpets must be rolled and tied – maximum 4 feet long, 2 feet in diameter. Up to 10 rolls can be discarded at a time.
  6. All upholstered items: Mattresses, sofas, chairs need to be wrapped in plastic and taped, with no exposed area. If rubbish is not collected, call Rumpke directly for arrangements.

 For more information visit: www.cityofwestlake.org/453/Rubbish-Recycling.

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Volume 11, Issue 15, Posted 11:37 AM, 08.02.2019

Troop 41 awards three Eagle Scouts

Scout Troop 41 in Bay Village presented its 161st Eagle Scout award June 30 during their ceremony for three Scouts at Bethesda-on-the-Bay Lutheran Church. The three award recipients were Robert Curry, Sean Gulley and Darren Vesely. The Eagle Scout Award is the highest-ranking award in Scouting. A requirement to earn the Eagle Scout rank is planning and completing a local service project.

For his Eagle project, Robert Curry built a hexagonal picnic table out of recycled plastic and a raised flower garden to grow herbs in an outdoor area at The Village Project. Sean Gulley's Eagle project was the installation of a wireless network at Bethesda-on-the-Bay. He installed three wireless access points and connected them to the main office to establish three wireless networks for use by the church. Darren Vesely coordinated with Operation Buckeye to collect donations, assemble and send care packages to our troops overseas for his Eagle project. Darren sent nearly 40 boxes to multiple troop outposts.

Our congratulations go out to these three young men and their families on this outstanding achievement!

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Volume 11, Issue 14, Posted 10:10 AM, 07.16.2019

Bay officials dedicate Ebert Field in Cahoon Park

There are only a handful of times in a city’s history when a resident is permanently and publicly recognized for their noteworthy and selfless contributions to that municipality.

One individual has played both leadership and supportive roles in the personal and professional elements of his life in Bay Village over many years. His involvement was always caring and passionate, whether as coach, father, board member, friend, community leader, councilman, law director, event planner, sponsor, mediator, philanthropist, volunteer, fundraiser, legal counsel and parish member, among other roles. Quite simply, he was, has been and continues to be a voice fully supportive of Bay Village.  

Longtime Bay Village resident Gary Ebert was recognized on Monday, June 24, for his contributions to our Bay Village youth baseball and city recreational programs; yet, this recognition was also representative of his decades of commitment to bettering our community as a whole.

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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 10:02 AM, 07.02.2019

Discount programs available to Cleveland Water customers

At Cleveland Water, we work hard to provide safe, quality drinking water at a fair and reasonable rate. We know that’s not always enough though.

We also offer two assistance programs to assist income-eligible customers with the cost of their water bills.

Homestead Program

Our Homestead Program offers a lower fixed charge and consumption rate. For an average customer, this amounts to a 50% discount. To qualify, customers must meet the following criteria:

  • Be 65 years or older, or totally and permanently disabled;
  • Own and live at the property; and
  • Have a total household income of $33,500 or less.
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Volume 11, Issue 13, Posted 9:56 AM, 07.02.2019

American Legion celebrates Flag Day

The Bay Village American Legion Post #385 honored 98-year-old World War II veteran George Maloof by including him in their June 14 flag retirement ceremony. Legionnaire George spent five years as a member of the 22nd Bomber Group, a part of the Army Air Corps seeing action the Pacific Theater.
 
The Legion officially retired 200 full-size flags and 1,000 cemetery flags on Flag Day. The Legion retires flags on both Flag Day and Veterans Day.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 9:40 AM, 06.18.2019

Westlake Meals on Wheels announces new executive director

The board of directors of Westlake Meals on Wheels (WMOW) is excited to announce Marie Patten Blatter as the new executive director. As a longtime volunteer, Ms. Patten Blatter continues the tradition of making a positive impact in the community.

“Marie has more energy than the Energizer Bunny and shares our passion for serving our clients,” said George Scherma, chairman of the WMOW board of directors.

Ms. Patten Blatter brings organizational skills, creativity and a willingness to collaborate with the entire Meals on Wheels team. Ms. Patten Blatter’s experience includes management of all aspects of major retail operations, including distribution, human resources and cost-effectiveness. In addition, she retired in 2015 after 17 years with the Cleveland Indians organization.

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Volume 11, Issue 12, Posted 9:50 AM, 06.18.2019

WestShore Lions supply 'safety buckets' to Westlake public school classrooms

I'm very pleased to state that the WestShore Lions Club has completed a project that they started close to three years ago. The goal of the Club's project was to create "safety buckets" for each of Westlake's public school classrooms and/or other rooms deemed necessary by the faculty to aid teachers in the event of an emergency.

The bucket items were determined by discussions with local police and fire departments. Suggested items included: duct tape, bandages, plastic trash bags, toilet paper, fleece blankets, bottled water, etc.

Each 5-gallon safety bucket came with a cover, and could be easily stored under a desk or in a classroom closet – under the direct supervision of the classroom teacher/instructor.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:22 AM, 06.04.2019

Retire that old flag

The Bay Village American Legion Post #385 will honor National Flag Day on Friday, June 14, with their annual flag retirement ceremony conducted at their Post Home, 695 Cahoon Road, Westlake at 6:00 p.m. Citizens are asked to display their flag that day.

Old, faded and torn flags no longer in service can be deposited in the red, white and blue box located at the front door of the Post before June 14.

Have questions? Contact Jim Potter, Americanism Chairman, at potterohio@aol.com.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:21 AM, 06.04.2019

Local cheerleaders travel to D2 Summit

Teams from Infinity Cheer and Tumbling in Westlake traveled to the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, May 3-5 to participate in the Division (D2) Summit. Each of the competitive cheer teams worked hard for their bids and were proud to have their entire All-Star program invited to compete among the best in the country.

D2 Summit is exclusively for competitive cheer gyms with 125 or fewer athletes. To earn summit bids, teams must compete at sanctioned events during the competitive cheer season. Bids go to the top scoring teams.

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Volume 11, Issue 11, Posted 10:25 AM, 06.04.2019

Westlake-Bay Village Rotary hosts annual speech contest

The Rotary Club of Westlake-Bay Village recently hosted its Spring 2019 "4-Way Test" Speech Contest for high school students. The contest provides a challenging way for students to develop critical thinking, ethical decision making and public speaking skills.

The purpose of the 5-to-7-minute speech is to apply the principles of Rotary International’s 4-Way Test to a current ethical issue. Students are challenged to identify a topic they feel passionate about and to adopt a point of view from which they will seek to persuade others. The contest takes place at School, Club and District levels.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:31 AM, 05.21.2019

Westshore Council of Governments (WCOG) Meeting, April 24, 2019

This report is not an official statement of the League of Women Voters. Mayor Summers' office prepares official minutes.

The meeting took place at Women’s Club Pavilion, Lakewood Park, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Present: Mayors Summers, Lakewood, presiding; Koomar, Bay Village; Patton, Fairview Park; Kennedy, North Olmsted; Bobst, Rocky River; Clough, Westlake

Fiscal Officer’s Report: Nothing of note in financial statements. The new employee in this department, Suzanne, has an accounting background, is “fantastic.” Bay Village is looking at a new finance system.

Old policy (originally created in 1970s) on use of WCOG credit card was reexamined. Auditor’s office doesn’t want people to use personal credit cards for official purchases. They can get card from auditor’s office if they have a purchase order. In Westlake, only directors may have cards for travel; other cards remain in offices until needed. The question is about use of the card to purchase gifts and awards, including birthday and holiday gifts. This is actually a spending policy, not a policy about credit card use. Mayor Bobst moved to restrict card use only to plaques for retirements. Motion was accepted; policy stands so amended.

Commission Reports

RTA: Mayor Clough reported that the State of Ohio is coming up with $70 million in new funding for public transit throughout the state, but we don’t know yet how much will go to RTA. Sen. Dolan and Rep. Greenspan deserve credit for pushing for the funding increase. Clough suggested that the funds be used for capital improvements, so that if funding is cut in future, it won’t affect operating funds. The agency is interviewing potential new directors. A CSU study has been released, and another consultant has come in to study fares. There will be no increase in fares until this study is done. There will be no tax levy for RTA this year. When there is a request for tax increase, it will probably be a sales tax.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:33 AM, 05.21.2019

Ernie Harrell arrested, suspected of being a junk food junkie

For the past few weeks a mystery has been unfolding at the Village Project headquarters in Bay Village. Candy wrappers, empty bags of chips and soda cans have been found lying around the building—stashed behind the couch, crammed under pillows and scattered beneath a coat rack. The staff was shocked and horrified. Everyone knows that preparing healthy, organic and all-natural food is at the cornerstone of VP’s mission to provide nourishing meals and extended care to community members experiencing a cancer crisis. Junk food is strictly prohibited.

The Bay Village Police Department was called onto the case, and this past weekend they apprehended a suspect: Ernie Harrell, Welcome Leader at the Village Project. He was arrested and charged with two counts of littering the VP building with junk food and wrappers. In addition to littering and polluting the environment, the Welcome Leader has also been accused of tainting the VP’s healthy image, which has led to an additional charge of one count of defamation of character. If convicted, Harrell could be facing a sentence of up to six months in jail and a $5,000 fine.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:27 AM, 05.21.2019

Westlake paramedics treat patients like family

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 Morans' residence.

When the Westlake Fire Department arrived, they correctly identified a cardiac event and immediately executed cardiac protocol. In addition to diagnosing Brian’s heart attack, first responders recognized Brian as the father of fellow firefighter Lt. Matt Moran. All of a sudden, a routine emergency response call took on a personal air.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:23 AM, 05.21.2019

UH St. John Medical Center receives straight "A's" in patient safety

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 of just 41 hospitals in the United States to achieve this honor.

The Leapfrog Group is a Washington, D.C., based national nonprofit organization committed to improving health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of “A”, “B”, “C”, “D” and “F” to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

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Volume 11, Issue 10, Posted 10:24 AM, 05.21.2019

Bay Village Community Council honors Citizen, Project of the Year

The Bay Village Community Council (BVCC) celebrated the 2019 Citizen of the Year, Tom Phillips, and Project of the Year, the BV60+ program, on April 7 at the Dwyer Center. Pictured are Councilman David Tadych, who presented the proclamations; Tom Phillips; Vicki Sprague, BV60+ coordinator; Tara Wendell, BVCC president; and Jessica Breslin, BVCC vice president.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 10:34 AM, 04.16.2019

Bay Village-themed gifts available

Give graduates, family and friends Bay Village-themed gifts, for sale from the Bay Village Women's Club. Proceeds fund projects and activities in Bay Village.

The afghan depicts Bay’s historical landmarks. It is 100% cotton and available in three color combinations, for $45. The cookbook, $12, offers a brief history of Bay with illustrations of historical homes and recipes from noted past residents and others. The playing cards, $10, are a double-deck with Bay’s sailboat logo. Wooden landmark replicas, $10-15, are two-dimensional replicas of the Water Tower, Rose Hill, Gazebo or Osborn House.

Call 440-334-7539 or email BayWomensClub@gmail.com.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 2:15 PM, 05.06.2019

'Party in Paradise' raises funds for Youth Challenge

Cleveland isn't known for its tropical climate in the spring, but the atmosphere was warm and welcoming at the Youth Challenge Annual Benefit & Auction on Saturday, April 13. Close to 300 guests gathered at Ariel International Center in Cleveland to "Party in Paradise" and support YC.

Guests decked out in leis and Hawaiian garb, enjoyed a fun evening with cocktails, live steel drum music, delicious food, fabulous silent auction items, and a Hawaiian vacation raffle.

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Volume 11, Issue 9, Posted 2:14 PM, 05.06.2019

How quickly can Bay clean up a downed tree?

Quicker than I imagined! I love living in Bay Village. But today, I am grateful for living in Bay Village! On March 12, a large Silver Maple came crashing down, covering the corner of Northfield and Longbeach roads. Gratefully, no one was hurt.

Within minutes, Bay’s fire and police departments were on the scene roping off the area for safety. Minutes later, they had the electric company out to disconnect the wires. A few minutes after that, a hefty crew from the Service Department came and efficiently cleaned up every twig of debris.

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Volume 11, Issue 8, Posted 9:42 AM, 04.16.2019

Bay Kiwanians serving up pancakes April 7

The annual Bay Village Kiwanis Club Pancake Breakfast will be held at the Bay Middle School cafeteria, 27725 Wolf Road, on Sunday, April 7, from 8:00 am to noon. The cost is $7, with children under 6 eating for free. Purchase pre-sale tickets from any of our Kiwanis members for $6.

The ticket price includes pancakes, sausage and beverages. Carry-out is available for those in a hurry. The Fairytale Foundation princesses will be there again this year and there will be crafts for the children.         

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Volume 11, Issue 7, Posted 9:50 AM, 04.02.2019

Bay Kiwanis, Legion select delegates for Buckeye Girls State

The American Legion Auxiliary of Ohio sponsors Buckeye Girls State, an annual program designed to educate Ohio’s young women about the rights, responsibilities, privileges and duties of a good citizen. They learn “hands on” about city, county and state government.  

The Bay Village Kiwanis Club, along with the Bay Village American Legion, sponsors two delegates from Bay High School, providing aid to attend the weeklong program. Two alternates are also identified in the event that the delegates cannot attend due to unforeseen circumstances. The program is in its 64th year. This year it will be held at the University of Mount Union from June 16-22.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 10:09 AM, 03.19.2019

Herb Guild scholarship information

The Herb Guild Garden Club is offering a one-time scholarship available to graduating high school seniors as well as Lorain County Community College and Cuyahoga Community College current freshmen or sophomore students.

Applicants must be residents of the state of Ohio and U.S. citizens. International or foreign exchange students are not eligible. Only students with a proposed academic study in Forestry, Botany, Horticulture, Environmental Science, Agriculture, Landscaping, or Culinary Arts are eligible for this scholarship.

For more information contact Mary Kay Filipiak at 440-926-2469.

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 10:14 AM, 03.19.2019

Westlake doctor named to Footpath board

Dr. Amy L. Lee, a pediatric psychologist with Cleveland Clinic Children’s for the past 26 years, has been named to the board of directors of Footpath Foundation, a 4-year-old nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering all children through discovery of the natural world.

Lee will serve in an advisory role to support program development.

“I am very happy to be joining the Footpath board,” she said. “I share with my fellow board members a commitment to the organization’s mission, including promoting resiliency in youth through experiences in nature, and teaching skills to youth for mindfulness and stress reduction.”

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Volume 11, Issue 6, Posted 10:15 AM, 03.19.2019