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The Plain Dealer
Notes from the Tom Haren and Harry E. Ristmae endorsement interview...
On April 1, the editorial board interviewed Harry E. Ristmae, 49, of Brook Park and Tom Haren, 27, of Parma.
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Fri Apr 18, 2014
This week in Berea, Brook Park and Middleburg Heights
Berea Mayor Cyril Kleem returned from two weeks' leave . Officials said Law Director Jim Walters found no merit to a complaint against Kleem by a Baldwin Wallace University student about a traffic dispute, but referred the dispute to special counsel Gary Hotz, Bay Village prosecutor.
Brook Park City Council puts one tax measure on August's ballot, considers another
After debating the date, Brook Park City Council voted unanimously this week to put a proposed income tax hike before voters on August 5. That's just step one.
Busy music maker grew up in our town: Briefly Brook Park
OK, it's another "It's a Small World" story and, of course, Brook Park is involved.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Wed Apr 16, 2014
Olmsted Falls Mayor Ann Marie Donegan outlines goals, challenges in first State of the City address
Olmsted Falls Mayor Ann Marie Donegan during her first State of the City address Tuesday promised more transparency in government, better citizen engagement and a more business-friendly environment.
Suburban law directors powerful, but private
Law directors are among the most powerful players in suburban governments, drafting legislation and giving direction to mayors and city councils.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
Olmsted Falls voters could face choices on hospital, fire, and park levies in 2014
Voters might be faced with choices on three levy renewals this year. City Council approved legislation on three bills that advanced a trio of ballot issues which would continue funding Southwest General Health Center, the city fire department, and parks.
Mon Apr 14, 2014
Law directors in Middleburg, Brook Park and Berea have wide range of duties
Peter Hull has investigated several officials during his 31 years as Middleburg Heights' prosecutor and an overlapping 29 as law director.
Sun Apr 13, 2014
Do you know these guys? Law director's role in Bay Village, Rocky River or Westlake can go unnoticed
A mayor and city council may represent the face of municipal government, but law directors are at the heart of most decisions.
Fri Apr 11, 2014
Woman drives her car into another car in Valero parking lot: Parma Heights Police Blotter
Operating A Vehicle Under The Influence, Pearl Road: A Parma Heights woman, 58, was arrested on suspicion of being under the influence of a substance April 9. The car she was driving hit another car in the Valero parking lot.
Thu Apr 10, 2014
Man accused of shoplifting vodka after filling out job application: Berea police blotter
Shoplifting, Front Street : A Valero employee reported April 3 that a man entered the store around 12:30 a.m., filled out a job application and concealed a bottle of vodka in his pants before leaving the store.
Three people arrested following bar fight: Westlake police blotter
Bar fight, Crocker Park Boulevard: At 11:49 p.m. April 2, three people were arrested after they were kicked out of a Westlake bar for fighting.
Wed Apr 09, 2014
Parma is region's only suburb with a full-time, elected law director
With roughly 80,000 residents, Parma is Northeast Ohio's second-largest city, and has the biggest suburban law department budget in 2014, $1.1 million.
Tue Apr 08, 2014
Strongsville sends renewal levy for Southwest General Health Center to November ballot
Voters will decide Nov. 4 whether to renew a five-year, 1-mill levy that supports Southwest General Health Center in Middleburg Heights.
Mon Apr 07, 2014
Woman says someone hit her with a beer bottle: Brook Park police blotter
Felonious assault, Brookpark Road : A woman said another woman hit her in the head with a beer bottle at O'Malley's around 12:45 a.m. March 29. The woman, who sustained a cut lip but refused medical attention, said she and her friends were dancing when the other woman hit her with a beer bottle.
Fri Apr 04, 2014
The Plain Dealer
Brook Park has begun tearing down a few dilapidated homes
Mayor Tom Coyne says Brook Park has endured decrepit houses too long. A work crew razed an abandoned one in late March on Michael Drive.
Crain's Cleveland Business
Collection Auto Group planning new cluster of dealerships in Streetsboro
A new cluster of Collection Auto Group dealerships is in the formative stage, this time in Streetsboro near Ohio Turnpike exit 187 and the east end of Interstate 480.
City's online presence has a whole new look: Briefly Brook Park
Hooray! The city has updated its website and it's pretty cool. It seems much easier to navigate and we hope it will be updated regularly.