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One Senior's Opinion: Knickerbocker holds patriotic picnic

Sunday, July 29, was a beautiful, sunny day. Residents of the Knickerbocker Apartments, their families and friends gathered ouside the building to hear the Fairview Concert Band salute our armed forces and serenade the audience with some golden oldies.

It was an upbeat afternoon consisting of gigantic hot dogs, lemonade and ice cream sundaes. Add a band concert on the front lawn under a group of shady trees and you have a perfect party. Even the weather cooperated.

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Volume 4, Issue 16, Posted 10:28 AM, 08.07.2012

Community leaders come together for BAYMatters meeting

On Friday, July 13, Bay Village community leaders joined parents, school administrators, police and chemical dependency experts at the first annual BAYMatters planning meeting, held at the Bay police station. The meeting was to share current trends, review efforts, and discuss information currently available to parents and to plan how to best spread the word about avoiding usage and helping families struggling with alcohol and other drug use.

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Volume 4, Issue 15, Posted 10:13 AM, 07.24.2012

Westlake Garden Club launches new website

Westlake Garden Club members got a look at their new website at the July 18 meeting. The company contracted to develop the site has been working with club officers for several months now to get the site to have the look they wanted, to include the information they wanted and to be user friendly.

Anyone accessing the site can find information on the club’s purpose and history, upcoming meetings and events, copies of the newsletter, information on joining the club, civic and community involvement, a listing of officers and committees, interesting articles about people and events and a photo gallery of past club events. There is also an option for contacting the club for more information or to join.

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Volume 4, Issue 15, Posted 10:20 AM, 07.24.2012

Secret's out: Bay Village one of ten best for families

Stacey and Phil Nye are third-generation Bay Villagers. They were sweethearts at Bay High. Their three sons – Kevin, Jeff and P.J. – also attended the Bay Village schools from kindergarten through graduation, and they had many of the same teachers who taught their parents. The boys grew up biking to both grandparents’ homes, to the parks, the beaches, the local stores and to watch parades and community music concerts.

Family Circle magazine's August issue features the Nye family as illustrative to what makes Bay Village one of its Ten Best Towns for Families this year. The magazine cites outstanding schools, affordable housing, plenty of green space and a giving spirit as reasons for devoting the first page of its cover story to the only Ohio town to make its top ten.

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Volume 4, Issue 14, Posted 1:00 PM, 07.10.2012

Bay Village neighbors come together to honor a friend

Neighbors on Salem Drive and Tanglewood Lane in Bay Village joined together Thursday, July 5, to honor in a unique way, the memory of their friend Jack Hunt, who passed away on May 10, 2012.

Jack graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1960 and was an avid sailor. Besides being a well-loved neighbor, Jack was also a good friend to Bay Village’s Sea Scout Ship.

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Volume 4, Issue 14, Posted 12:53 PM, 07.10.2012

Ames House opens, offers tranquil setting for hospice care

The new Ames Family Hospice House began accepting the first phase of patient transfers on Monday, June 25, just over one year after construction began on the Hospice of the Western Reserve’s Westlake facility.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house were held June 22 and 23, where local officials, volunteers, donors, staff and members of the community got a first look at the building’s home-like environment and state-of-the-art technology.

The Ames House was meticulously designed with terminally-ill patients, as well as their families and caregivers, in mind. An aura of tranquility permeates the 30-acre property, indoors and out, beginning with the winding, tree-lined driveway leading from Crocker Road to the modern, multicolored brick building, nestled in a wooded lot.

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Volume 4, Issue 13, Posted 10:20 AM, 06.26.2012

Bay takes top suburb ranking with safety, schools, stability

Bay Village is back on top. The June issue of Cleveland Magazine lists Bay above all of the 76 other Northeast Ohio communities judged in its annual “Rating the Suburbs” feature. It is a return to glory for the city, which last held the No. 1 spot in 1995 and 1996.

The magazine specifically referenced Bay’s low crime rate, strong schools and home-sale values, but the rankings also factor in such criteria as pollution, community services, sidewalks, poverty and diversity.

To celebrate the feat, Mayor Debbie Sutherland held a luncheon for city employees at the Dwyer Community Center on June 13. Over sandwiches and cake, the group reveled in their achievement before heading back to work. The Observer sat down with the mayor following the reception to hear her thoughts on the No. 1 rating.

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Volume 4, Issue 13, Posted 9:53 AM, 06.26.2012

Bay Village boating program helps set world record

On May 19, the students in the Bay Village Schools' Boating Education Program and students in Bay High's Project Earth club helped set a world record for wearing life jackets. This was the first day of National Safe Boating week and the Ready, Set, Wear It campaign organized groups around the world to attempt to set a new record for life jacket wear. 

There were 52 participants at the event at the Bay Boat Club at noon. The new worldwide record is 3,993 participants in 146 events on that day. There were 1,092 in inflatable life jackets and 2,901 in inherently buoyant life jackets worn by the participants. 

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Volume 4, Issue 13, Posted 10:17 AM, 06.26.2012

Village Foundation awards scholarships and grants

The Village Foundation hosted its annual ceremony on Memorial Day to install and dedicate permanent bronze plaques and to announce winners of grants and scholarships. The Foundation presented the first ever T. Richard Martin Memorial Scholarship to Julia Mosier. This scholarship will be funded annually by a generous grant made by Elizabeth R. Martin in memory of her late husband, Dick. The Village Foundation Scholarship was awarded to Caroline Hall. 

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Volume 4, Issue 12, Posted 9:53 AM, 06.12.2012

State Rep. Nan Baker to hold district library days

State Representative Nan Baker announced that she will be holding district library days throughout this summer to connect with members of the community.

Rep. Baker will be holding district hours at each of the five libraries in the West Shore district on Saturdays in June and August from 10 a.m. to noon. The sessions are open to the public, and no appointment is necessary.

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Volume 4, Issue 12, Posted 9:36 AM, 06.12.2012

Cuyahoga Community College receives funding for Westlake campus expansion

State Representative Nan Baker has announced that the State Controlling Board recently approved the release of $800,000 to Cuyahoga Community College for the purchase of 5.84 acres of real estate in Westlake. The project is part of the future expansion of the Workforce Training Center and additional credit classrooms at the college’s Westshore campus.

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Volume 4, Issue 12, Posted 9:36 AM, 06.12.2012

Westlake observes National Garden Week, June 3-9

Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough, at the May 17 City Council meeting, presented the Westlake Garden Club with a proclamation designating the week of June 3, 2012, as National Garden Week in the city of Westlake. In his proclamation, Mayor Clough states: “I would like to encourage all residents to acknowledge the importance of gardening and the numerous contributions of gardeners.”

The first National Garden Week was scheduled to coincide with Arbor Day in April 1945. Originally envisioned as a nationwide observance, Garden Week became mainly a state‑by‑state activity because of the war.

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Volume 4, Issue 11, Posted 10:05 AM, 05.30.2012

Mayor: Bay Village stable, ready to face the future

“Bay Village is steady and stable,” Mayor Debbie Sutherland told the Observer following her May 8 State of the City presentation to the West Shore Chamber of Commerce at LaCentre in Westlake. In a struggling economy, where cities across the country – including Bay – are faced with shrinking budgets and difficult decisions, “steady and stable” can be viewed as optimism.

While the focus of the mayor’s twelfth annual address – a record number, as Sutherland is Bay’s longest-serving mayor – was on the city’s accomplishments in the past year, she acknowledged that times are tough. As the nation slowly climbs out of recession, she noted that municipalities often lag behind other sectors in recovery, and Bay Village expects some level of financial hardship to continue into the coming years.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 11:51 AM, 05.15.2012

Share the Road signs making Bay's streets safer

You may have noticed the yellow Share the Road bicycle signs popping up like spring daffodils around Bay Village. By the end of the month, there should be a combined total of 42 on Lake, Wolf, Dover, Bradley, Walker, Basset, Cahoon, Columbia and Clague roads. The project was a joint effort of the Bay Village Green Team, the Bay Skate and Bike Park Foundation, the Bike to School Challenge, the Village Bicycle Cooperative, the City of Bay Village and private donors. The signs were paid for through private funds, not city funds. Their installation this month is in conjunction with National Bike Month and National Bike to Work Day (Friday, May 18).

Why are the signs being added?
The signs, a national standard approved by they Federal Highway Administration, are being added to increase safety for both bicycles and automobiles. No laws have been changed. The signs are simply stating existing state law.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 11:44 AM, 05.15.2012

Bay Village resident receives YWCA Woman of Achievement Award

On Monday, May 14, YWCA Greater Cleveland recognized six area women for their professional achievements at its 36th annual Women of Achievement Awards Luncheon. Building on the YWCA mission of “eliminating racism and empowering women,” the YWCA Woman of Achievement Award is one of the most prestigious honors in Cleveland for women, celebrating those who demonstrate outstanding leadership qualities and exceptional commitment to their careers and communities.

As a senior managing director at Dix & Eaton, award recipient Lisa Rose of Bay Village doesn’t have to go very far to embody the YWCA Greater Cleveland’s mission.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 11:43 AM, 05.15.2012

Rae-Ann Suburban named to 'America's Best' list for third straight year

For the third year in a row, Rae-Ann Suburban, a family-owned skilled nursing and rehabilitation facility in Westlake, has been named to the prestigious “America’s Best Nursing Homes” list for 2012 by U.S. News & World Report. Rae-Ann Suburban earned this distinction in 2010 and 2011 as well.

U.S. News’s evaluation of nursing homes is based on data from Nursing Home Compare, a consumer website run by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. The government agency sets and enforces standards for nursing homes. Homes earn an overall rating of one to five stars, as well as up to five stars in each of three underlying categories: health inspections, nurse staffing and quality of care.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 11:40 AM, 05.15.2012

The Village Foundation honors five

The Village Foundation will host its annual ceremony to install and dedicate permanent bronze plaques honoring four outstanding Bay residents. This year the nominees are: James C. Redinger, Elizabeth R. Martin, Joan Hirsh and Miriam and Ivan Shepard. The Bay High String Quartet, under the direction of Ms. Carrie Singular, will play and tenor Troy Ayers II will sing. The Foundation will also announce the winners of two scholarships and will award four community grants during the program.

The program will take place at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Memorial Day, in Cahoon Park north of Lake Road under the white tent, immediately following the Memorial Day Service and parade. Friends of the Martin, Shepard, Redinger and Hirsh families and the public are invited to attend this annual ceremony and to view the plaques currently installed on the T. Richard Martin footbridge.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 11:32 AM, 05.15.2012

Collection event takes in record amount of prescription drugs

The Drug Enforcement Administration, in partnership with the Ohio Drug Task Forces, sheriff’s offices, local police and fire departments, Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District, Drug Awareness and Prevention Inc., and many other local organizations, held its second jointly-organized Operation: Medicine Cabinet & DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day on Saturday, April 28.

“Operation Medicine Cabinet is all about providing a service to our citizens who we have sworn to protect and serve, and to have a positive effect upon our environment,” said Jeff Capretto, Special Agent in Charge of the Westshore Enforcement Bureau Drug Task Force.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 11:42 AM, 05.15.2012

Parents and students learn about drug and alcohol abuse

Roughly 75 parents and their children attended the recent Let’s Talk About It drug and alcohol awareness program, held at Bay Middle School on April 23. 

After opening comments from Bay Middle School principal Sean McAndrews, the parents and students were separated to receive their own programs. The children joined Dave Mack and Monica Marx from Bay Family Services, Jennifer Tulli from Recovery Resources and Carole Ochs from the Westshore Enforcement Bureau, while parents stayed in the main room for a more in-depth report on trends and levels of teen usage, signs to look for and resources available to parents when drug abuse and addiction hits one’s home.

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Volume 4, Issue 9, Posted 10:15 AM, 05.01.2012

Signs of a bike-friendly city

Signs will soon be going up along major roads around Bay Village to remind motorists to share the road with bicyclists. The signs are a collaborative project of four bike-centric groups in the city – the Bay Village Green Team, the Bay Skate and Bike Park Foundation, the Bike to School Challenge and the new bike cooperative, Village bicyCLE. The signs were paid for by the four groups and by individual donations. They should be installed around town in the next few weeks.

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Volume 4, Issue 9, Posted 10:30 AM, 05.01.2012

Westlake student takes first place with greenhouse gas project

Vinayak Kurup of Westlake, a seventh-grade student at Birchwood School in Cleveland, won first place at the Ohio View SATELLITES (Students and Teachers Exploring Local Landscapes to Interpret the Earth from Space) Conference in the middle school division (grades 7 to 9). 

Approximately 100 students from K-12 schools and universities throughout the Toledo area and from as far away as Akron and Detroit presented projects that were developed using their own inquiry-based research using geospatial technologies. The theme of the conference was climate change and/or renewable energy.

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Volume 4, Issue 9, Posted 10:26 AM, 05.01.2012

Westshore CERT activated for missing person

The morning of Wednesday, April 11, WESTCOM dispatch received a call for an emotionally distressed missing person in a neighborhood adjacent to many acres of wooded, rough terrain and fields. Due to the near freezing temperatures and periods of rain overnight and into that morning, time was of the essence to locate this individual quickly to avoid hypothermia and other exposure-related injuries.  

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Volume 4, Issue 9, Posted 10:34 AM, 05.01.2012

Westlake in Bloom kicks off 2012 program

Spring is officially here and it is time to start thinking about entering the city’s eleventh annual Westlake in Bloom Awards Program. This program showcases the beautiful landscaping and gardens of residences and businesses. 

Westlake residents and business owners can enter their gardens in one of 15 categories, which will be judged in July and awards presented at a ceremony on August 2 at LaCentre. Entry forms can be downloaded from the city’s website at www.cityofwestlake.org and mailed to Westlake in Bloom, City of Westlake, 27700 Hilliard Boulevard, Westlake, OH 44145, or dropped off at the reception desk at Westlake City Hall. Entry forms are also available at any of these Westlake garden centers: Cahoon Nursery, Dean’s Greenhouse, Gale’s Westlake Garden Center or Plant Crafters.

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Volume 4, Issue 8, Posted 11:10 AM, 04.17.2012

Bay Bicentennial officially closes with disbursement of leftover funds

The Bicentennial Celebration is officially over. All bills have been paid, the time capsule is secured in Cahoon Memorial Park and there are no loose ends to complete. The Executive Committee is very proud that the celebration was completed with a few dollars left over, a feat not always accomplished with an endeavor of this size, public or private.

The Executive Committee of Evelyn Allen, Tom Phillips, Carole Roske and myself decided to send the money back to the residents and businesses who made it all possible.

We opted to give a donation to each of the three Bay Village entities: to the seniors who made Bay what it is today; to the future residents of Bay, the children; and, of course, to today’s citizens.

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Volume 4, Issue 8, Posted 11:13 AM, 04.17.2012

Anti-bullying fundraiser to feature Italian cooking demo and dinner

Bullying in our schools? What’s it going to take to turn this around? There’s a better way than reacting with metal detectors and security guards. 

VINCI Educational Consulting is hosting An Italian dinner and cooking demonstration as well as a preview performance of “You’re Not the Boss of Me… Taking the BITE Out of the Big Bad Bully."

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Volume 4, Issue 8, Posted 11:16 AM, 04.17.2012

Canadian town hopes to become a sister city of Westlake

Mayor Nelson Santos of Kingsville, Ontario, visited Westlake on March 23 to explore the possibility of becoming a sister city with Westlake. The sister city program is facilitated by Sister Cities International, a nonprofit network that creates and strengthens partnerships between U.S. and international communities.

"Being a sister city allows Westlake to have a formal alliance with an international city,” said Brett Luengo, vice president of Westlake World Partners Co., a nonprofit organization founded to support Westlake’s Sister City program. “That exchange could be cultural, educational, the governments can exchange information, and you could have trade between the two cities.”

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Volume 4, Issue 7, Posted 11:10 AM, 04.03.2012

Bay firefighters train at Cahoon librarian house before demolition

The demands on the modern firefighter are more numerous and dangerous than ever. When folks are in trouble and need help, they call their local fire department and expect the responding firefighters to be competent, knowledgeable, and efficient in abating whatever hazards or emergencies they might encounter.

Frequently, these emergencies come in the form of an illness or injury, in which case the Bay Village firefighters – all of whom are certified as EMT-Paramedics – are well prepared. The fire department receives over 1,000 calls for some type of medical assistance every year, and our firefighter/paramedics train constantly to maintain their skills and knowledge of this discipline at the very highest level.

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Volume 4, Issue 7, Posted 11:09 AM, 04.03.2012

Work continues on Ames Family Hospice House in Westlake

Nestled away from public view on 30 wooded acres between Crocker and Bradley roads (between Bonne Bell and the Holiday Inn), a Craftsman-inspired hospice care facility is being built away from public view. When it is completed, Hospice of the Western Reserve's Ames Family Hospice House will offer tranquility and peace to patients and families when they need it the most.

The 40,000-square-foot hospice care facility will be a home away from home for seriously ill patients and their families in western Cuyahoga and Lorain counties. Donley’s is overseeing the building of the facility and site development. The building was designed by Tom Mullinax of Hilton Head Island, S.C., representing Hospice Design Resource PLLC, and the project was overseen locally by Vocon.

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Volume 4, Issue 7, Posted 10:41 AM, 04.03.2012

Bay Village entrepreneur named first director of B-W LaunchPad program

Michael C. Nock of Bay Village, founder and CEO for 22 years of Nock Inc., a publisher of customized nightly newsletters for portfolio-managers, has been named the first director of the new Blackstone LaunchPad program at Baldwin-Wallace College. His appointment is effective April 1.

“Mike started a company when he was 25. He knows firsthand that it is possible to launch a new venture at an early age,” said Peter Rea, the Burton D. Morgan Chair for Entrepreneurial Studies and founding director of Baldwin-Wallace College's Center for Innovation and Growth. “We are incubating students to convert their passion into entrepreneurial opportunities.  Mike’s insights about business ownership, approachable style and coaching ability will help students realize entrepreneurship is a viable career choice.”

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Volume 4, Issue 7, Posted 10:39 AM, 04.03.2012

Westlake residents win Cricket awards

Three Westlake residents won honors in a Cricket Magazine art contest where they drew someone or something surviving in nature. Winning second place for his "Picture of the Ocean" was first-grader Sami Seyhan (left). First-grader Isabella Diaz Mira’s “Tulips and Birds” and second-grader Paul Abou Haidar’s “Cat Catches Mouse” received honorable mention. The students attend Birchwood School in Cleveland.

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Volume 4, Issue 7, Posted 10:44 AM, 04.03.2012

Westlake residents show off creative writing skills in competition

Birchwood School students and Westlake residents Clive Chan, Kavya Ravichandran and Peter Abou Haidar made up half of the Birchwood School eighth-grade team that won second place in the recent Power of the Pen creative writing competition. Using imagination and writing skills, the team bested 14 other middle schools and qualified for the regional competition at the end of the month.

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Volume 4, Issue 6, Posted 11:56 AM, 03.20.2012

Clerks bring harmony to cities’ history

Who says two cities can’t come together for the common good even though they separated more than 100 years ago? A recent exchange between the clerks of council for Bay Village and Westlake proves they can.

In February 2010, a year before Westlake’s Bicentennial, Clerk of Council Denise Rosenbaum began a quest to find every elected official in the city’s 200-year history. As part of her project to pay tribute to the leaders that helped shape the city, Ms. Rosenbaum pored over archived records, newspapers, plat maps and census forms, adding all the names she found to a master spreadsheet.

Shortly after she began, Ms. Rosenbaum showed the unfinished spreadsheet to someone she knew would share her enthusiasm, fellow clerk Joan Kemper of Bay Village. Since both cities share a common beginning as the township of Dover, the officials on Ms. Rosenbaum’s list between 1811 and 1902 belong not just to the history of Westlake, but to Bay Village as well.

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Volume 4, Issue 5, Posted 1:29 PM, 03.06.2012

Village Bicycle Cooperative start-up looking for your input

I am currently working with a few people to develop a bicycle cooperative in Bay Village. Currently there are two bicycle cooperatives locally – one in Ohio City and another in Oberlin, both of which I have been working with this year to get a better understanding of how they function.

For those of you not familiar with bicycle cooperatives, they are non-profit organizations whose missions are guided by the unique needs of the communities of where they are located. As a result of this, I believe our cooperative would incorporate some of the other cooperatives' characteristics but would have a different focus based on the community it represents.

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Volume 4, Issue 5, Posted 1:28 PM, 03.06.2012

Westlake resident named top volunteer by Cuyahoga County GOP

On Feb. 16, before a crowd of over 1,200 at Landerhaven in Mayfield Heights, Cuyahoga County Republican Party Chairman Rob Frost and former executive director Steven Backiel presented Westlake resident Cynthea Sabolich the Dorothy S. Taft Female Volunteer of the Year award at the Annual Cuyahoga County Republican Lincoln Day dinner.

"Cynthea Sabolich has been a volunteer for Republican candidates for quite some time; she worked on Ed Herman’s campaign for Congress in 2004," said Chairman Frost. "But it was the first few months of the Obama administration, and the awakening of the Tea Party movement, that truly spurred Cynthea and others like her to action.

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Volume 4, Issue 5, Posted 1:21 PM, 03.06.2012

Westlake resident breaks his own record with perfect math score

Westlake resident Clive Chan, an eighth-grade student at Birchwood School in Cleveland, had a flawless performance at the chapter-level MathCounts competition on Feb. 18. For the second year in a row, Chan earned a perfect score of 46 and came in first overall at the prestigious competition held at Cleveland State University.   

Last year, Chan became the first Northeast Ohio student to receive a perfect score, and this year he continued to set new records as he repeated his flawless performance.

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Volume 4, Issue 5, Posted 1:37 PM, 03.06.2012

Grants help Youth Challenge thrive

Youth Challenge (YC), the Westlake nonprofit that provides adapted sports and recreational opportunities to physically disabled children, is honored to receive support from the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Northeast Ohio and the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation.

The Ronald McDonald House Charities granted YC $14,000 to outfit a new van with the necessary adaptive equipment.  The award was one of six grants totaling more than $63,000 given by the organization to local nonprofits that provide services to children.

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Volume 4, Issue 5, Posted 1:28 PM, 03.06.2012

Westlake Service Dept.’s green initiatives take top honors

The Westlake Service Department has received the Top Green Shop Award for 2011 from Fleet Equipment magazine. The award is based on green initiatives such as those incorporated in the construction of our Service Facility and the use of equipment and best management practices that promote and achieve environmentally sound policies.

The award is a national distinction that in the past has generally been awarded to private sector fleet companies. Annually, more than 50 fleet organizations vie for this designation.

“The best thing about the award is that we won it as a municipality," said Chris Stuhm, deputy director of public service, noting that the three previous award-winners were private companies. “We’re proud that we can remain competitive with the private sector and be good stewards of the taxpayers’ money.

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Volume 4, Issue 4, Posted 2:43 PM, 02.21.2012

Bay Relay for Life cancelled for 2012

The Bay Village Relay for Life will not take place this year. According to Evan O'Malley, event chairperson from 2006 through 2009, no one has stepped up to organize and be responsible for this year's event.

Since Jim Cahoon's resignation as chairperson last year, the Relay has been on shaky ground. Efforts to recruit new individuals to chair this event have been unsuccessful. A meeting with local representatives from the American Cancer Society could not resolve any of the Relay's problems.

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Volume 4, Issue 4, Posted 2:37 PM, 02.21.2012

Westlake firm helps develop B-W software engineering major

Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea has received approval from the Ohio Board of Regents to offer Northeast Ohio's only baccalaureate major in software engineering, a field that is projected to experience rapid job growth. The new B-W major will help close the gap between the high demand for these specially trained graduates and the relatively small number of bachelor’s degree programs available.

B-W's math and computer science faculty developed the new major in collaboration with an advisory board representing some of Northeast Ohio’s leading technology employers including Westlake-based Hyland Software. The Bureau for Labor Statistics expects employment of computer software engineers to increase by 32 percent from 2008-2018, “which is much faster than the average for all occupations." The lack of properly trained software engineers is often cited as a root cause of outsourcing of employment to countries such as India and China.

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Volume 4, Issue 3, Posted 11:10 AM, 02.07.2012

Tri-C offering free tax preparation services

Community members are invited to “Super Tax Refund Saturday” at Cuyahoga Community College, a free personal income tax filing service for those who meet eligibility requirements (described below). The events, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, and on Saturday, April 14, are sponsored by the Cuyahoga Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Coalition, Tri-C, PNC Bank, the City of Cleveland and the Internal Revenue Service

Super Saturday Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (V.I.T.A.) will be hosted at the Metropolitan Campus, at 2900 Community College Ave. in rooms TLC 153 and 154 in the Health Careers & Sciences Building. Free parking is available in lot 2 on Community College Avenue. Appointments are suggested for these dates and can be made by calling 2-1-1 or 216-436-2000 and specifying the Metro campus.

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Volume 4, Issue 3, Posted 10:59 AM, 02.07.2012