3 hrs ago
RTA will test for nicotine in employees who volunteer
RTA will start offering nicotine testing to employees next year, and those who take the screening and are smoke-free can reduce the amount they contribute for their health insurance. RTA board members voted Tuesday to pay another $40,000 to the clinical drug-testing lab it uses, to cover two years of nicotine testing.
7 hrs ago
Corporate United Awards Contract To Enterprise And National Car Rental Brands
Corporate United , the nation's largest horizontal indirect group purchasing organization, today announced the launch of a new flexible, competitive car rental program for members through Enterprise Holdings , which owns and operates the National Car Rental and Enterprise Rent-A-Car brands. The nine-month sourcing initiative was focused on a single source supplier for both domestic and international car rental that could: -- Secure pricing to reduce the overall cost of rental programs; and -- Have the flexibility to meet member specific requirements for diverse geographical regions.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Westshore Council of Governments talks shared services, blighted sites demolitions
The Westshore Council of Governments met Sept. 10 and discussed progress in utilizing shared services, as well as assistance it would welcome in helping to rid communities of property eyesores in a more expedient way.
League of Women Voters hosts candidates night: West Shore Morning Links
Before you head to the polls in November, you can learn more about some of the candidates whose names will be on the ballot. Various chapters of the League of Women Voters of Greater Cleveland are hosting a candidates forum in Westlake tonight.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
Latest news in fake ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Best of the beat
Catch up on the latest developments in the fake ALS Ice Bucket Challenge out of Bay Village. You can also check out any other stories you may have missed in the last week from Bay, Rocky River and Westlake.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Westlake student gets perfect ACT, 7 students named National Merit semi-finalists, and time to enter Westlake's Scarecrow contest: Westlake's Good News Gossip
If I put it into word problem form, that means, "Of the 1,600,000 students who took the ACT exam , just 1,600 earned a perfect score." But, wait, there's more... he's a member of the Westlake High School Latin Club, Math Club, Academic Challenge Team and National Honor Society.
Suspected drunken driver spends night in jail to 'get the full experience:' Westlake police blotter
Westlake police said the woman refused to call a sober adult to come pick her up from jail. Drunken driving arrest, Wolf Road: At 11:08 p.m. Aug. 29, a 49-year-old Bay Village woman arrested on suspicion of drunken driving refused to call a sober adult to pick her up from jail because she wanted to "get the full experience," and spent the night in her cell.
FitzGerald endorses medical weed
Democrat Ed FitzGerald has quietly become the first candidate of a major party for Ohio governor to endorse legalization of marijuana for medical purposes. The Cuyahoga County executive and former FBI agent and prosecutor did not hold a press conference or issue a press release to announce his stance on the controversial issue.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Woman with 'Super awesome personality' arrested for drunken ...
Drunken driving, Royalton Road: At 3:03 a.m. Sept. 6 police noticed a Chrysler speeding without a front license plate on Royalton Road.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Community fitness challenge coming to Bay Village: West Shore Morning Links
A community-wide fitness challenge starts in Bay Village later this month. That's some of what's happening in the West Shore communities of Bay Village, Rocky River and Westlake.
The Plain Dealer
Voters, help us grill Nan Baker and Todd LeVeck in Ohio House District 16 race: editorial board
The 46-year-old athletic director at Max S. Hayes High School was defeated in the 2012 primary for Ohio House District 16. But this year the Westlake Democrat skated through the May primary unopposed, and now faces incumbent Nan A. Baker , a Westlake Republican and a formidable foe. The 59-year-old former Westlake Republic Club secretary is running for her fourth term to represent Rocky River, Bay Village, Fairview Park, North Olmsted and Westlake.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Westlake Planning Commission continues review of new Hyatt Place at Crocker Park: West Shore Morning Links
The Westlake Planning Commission continues to review plans for the new Hyatt Place hotel at Crocker Park. The agenda for the Westlake Planning Commission meeting tonight includes continued discussion related to the new Hyatt Place hotel coming to Crocker Park.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Bay Village police continue to investigate fake ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Best of the beat
Bay Village police continue their investigation into who dumped a bucket containing urine, feces and spit on a Bay High teen, after telling him he'd be taking part in the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Bay Village police are continuing their investigation of a fake ALS Ice Bucket Challenge during which a Bay High student was doused with urine and other disgusting stuff.
The Plain Dealer
Help interview a war veteran and a financial consultant in District 1 ...
The race to represent the well-heeled western edge of Cuyahoga County on County Council pits Republican incumbent Dave Greenspan of Westlake against Rocky River Democrat Mark Szabo. The two candidates for the District 1 seat -- that encompasses Bay Village, Westlake, Rocky River, Fairview Park and North Olmsted -- will be interviewed by the editorial board Monday morning.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Phone scams increase, police remind residents to be cautious: Bay Village Police Blotter
Phone scams: Residents are asked to be cautious if they receive any phone calls from the IRS, Treasury Department or a utility company. There have been numerous incidents over the last few weeks in which a scam caller is telling a resident or business owner that they owe money , and that it needs to be paid immediately with a pre-paid Visa card.
Recycling center moves closer to opening on Westlake, Bay Village border
A recycling center proposed off Bassett Road near the Bay Village border cleared a legislative hurdle at Thursday's Westlake City Council meeting. Council, just back from its month-long summer recess, voted to allow recycling facilities as a permitted use in parts of the city zoned as industrial districts.
Westlake Fall Festival and Pumpkin Hunt, Crocker Park Wine Fest and...
While driving down Center Ridge Road yesterday looking for ideas for this column, I pulled into the parking lot of Plant Crafters to see if they had any Mums for my front porch. They sure did.
Woman hands police officer wrong license during traffic stop: Westlake police blotter
Misleading police, Interstate 90: At 6:14 p.m. Aug. 24, a 24-year-old Lorain woman handed an officer someone else's driver's license during a traffic stop. A police officer noticed that she did not resemble the picture on the license and a passenger eventually told him who she really was.
Phillip T. Stoker
Phillip T. Stoker, 40, of Grafton passed away Monday, September 1, 2014, at St. John Medical Center in Westlake after suffering a apparent heart attack.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Kasich holds huge funding lead
The slow fund-raising pace of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald slowed to an embarrassing crawl in August while Republican incumbent Gov. John Kasich added $1.1 million to his coffers. Mr. Kasich's re-election campaign is sitting on a record $12.5 million with the critical final two months ahead.