Writers always wanted!
The Westlake | Bay Village Observer is a citizen-written community newspaper that prints every two weeks. All of the stories you read in its pages were written by those who live and work in our two cities. They are people from all walks of life with interesting stories, events or photos to share. Anyone in our community can participate, including you! So what are you waiting for? Join the fun and share your interests with your neighbors!
How it works
Contributing to the Observer is as easy as 1-2-3:
Step 1. Sign in at http://www.wbvobserver.com/members.
Step 2. Submit stories, events, opinions, pictures, poems, recipes, etc. in the online Member Center.
Step 3. Repeat steps 1 and 2 as often as you’d like!
What we print
All stories submitted by people who live or work in Westlake or Bay that are of interest to the community will be printed in the newspaper and on the website. Of course, that doesn’t mean “anything goes.” We ask that writers refrain from using abusive or vulgar language, making false or unsupported accusations and explicitly promoting a product or service. Use common sense, and share news and opinions with your neighbors in a thoughtful manner.
As the editor, I proofread the stories and try to clean up any spelling or grammatical errors, but will not alter the main idea or intent of the story. We try to keep the Observer as “unfiltered” as possible - allowing all members of the community to share information and speak their minds.
Who we are
The Observer is organized by a small group of residents who care about their community and believe in the concept of community news-sharing. We have a growing network of advisors that represent various interests throughout Westlake and Bay and help guide the project to ensure that its focus is strong: a true community news source that gives an equal voice to everyone who wishes to participate.
We are always here to answer questions, address concerns and provide any assistance you may need. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org, or give us a call at (440) 409-0114.