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Free Internet Safety Parent Seminar

Learn how to keep your children safe in today's online world.

On Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 7pm,  Lakewood School District will hold a free presentation titled “Is It Worth the Risk?” to provide information necessary to keep children safe on the internet. The information will be presented by Lexi Giering, the Statewide Outreach Coordinator for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office and member of the Ohio Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force.

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 9:54 AM, 01.16.2018

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Lakewood’s Roosevelt Elementary Named High Progress School of Honor
- Board of Education, November 16, 2017 Read More
Lakewood Empowers Young People to Say Something and Save Lives!
- City Hall, October 17, 2017 Read More
Fahad A. Saeed, 26 years old with: 2 Counts Aggravated Murder Murder
- Police News, May 18, 2017 Read More
Lakewood Man Helps Bring Cleveland's Latest Championship
- Non-Profit, August 6, 2016 Read More
Fall Leaf Collection To Begin on Monday, November 2nd
- City Hall, October 26, 2015 Read More

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Rangers Top Westlake for Third Straight Win

Ranger Claire Hylton #10 inbounds to Isabel Cintron to start the second quarter. 

The LHS girls basketball team defeated Westlake 52-49 on Saturday afternoon at the Lakewood High School Gym. This was the team’s third consecutive win, and raised their record to 7-6 on the season. Lakewood senior Olivia Nagy led all scorers with 19 points. Sophomore Abby Carrington led Westlake with 14 points.

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Volume 14, Issue 2, Posted 6:03 PM, 01.13.2018

Ranger Girls Win OT Thriller Over Avon

Ranger Isabel Cintron sinks the first of a pair of free throws to send the game to overtime. 

The LHS girls basketball team defeated Avon 49-45 on Wednesday night in an overtime thriller at Lakewood Gym. Senior guard Isabel Cintron hit two clutch free throws in the final second of regulation to force the game to overtime. The Rangers won the overtime session despite their two main scorers having fouled out in regulation.

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Volume 14, Issue 2, Posted 1:20 PM, 01.11.2018

Mayor Drops Ban On Pit Bulls, Adds Restrictions On New Breeds, Owners

Lakewood’s door is no longer barred to pit bulls. But for how long, and whether the door will actually open, remains in question.

Mayor Mike Summers announced that “The breed ban effectively ends today because I do not see the merits of enforcing a feature we are likely to eliminate in the near future,” in a January 2 e-mail to Lakewood City Council.

Four days earlier, Summers and three members of council proposed a revision to Lakewood’s animal control ordinances. The proposal would end the city’s outright ban on pit bulls—but would target pit bulls and some other dogs with significant new breed-specific restrictions.


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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.09.2018

New Beginnings In The New Year

Dealing with issues of grief and bereavement can be really challenging for anyone, at any time. We all know that these difficulties are frequently compounded during festive seasons, such as the one we have just come through. It sometimes does not seem to matter how much time has gone by; the feelings can still be very fresh.  Why not resolve in this new year to address those feelings, with people who can relate to what you are dealing with?

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.09.2018

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Wednesday, January 10
Discussion - Queers, Jeers, and Beers: The Relationship between Alcohol and Other Drugs and the LGBTQ Community
Presentation by Ken Schneck
Presented by B. Riley Sober House
What little research has been conducted results in one glaring fact: If straight folks are using alcohol and other drugs (AOD), LGBTQ folks are using AOD more. In fact, some studies show that the LGBTQ community is two to three times more likely to interact with substances than their straight peers.
7:00 p.m. Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.09.2018

Trinity Lutheran's Deconsecration

Trinity Lutheran Church is a congregation that was founded in 1912 in a rented chapel on Andrews Avenue and was to be in ministry with English speaking Lutherans residing in Lakewood. The name became Trinity Lutheran Church in 1921. The building to be deconsecrated was completed in 1922, the education unit in 1953, interior renovations to the sanctuary in 1966, and muraling throughout in 1999 by members under the leadership of member artists. Leaving a church building is an occasion filled with mixed emotions of varying degrees. There is grief and nostalgia about what has gone before, as well as hopefulness for the future. 

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.09.2018

Meet The Author: "The Last Voyageurs"

Lorraine Boissoneault, author of "The Last Voyageurs"

Join sixteen teenaged students on an inspiring odyssey along one of America’s most famous rivers. On Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m., Lorraine Boissoneault is coming to the Lakewood Public Library’s Main Auditorium to discuss her book, "The Last Voyageurs: Retracing La Salle’s Journey Across America: Sixteen Teenagers on the Adventure of a Lifetime."

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.09.2018

New Beginnings In The New Year

We are all aware that this time of year can be especially challenging for people who are experiencing grief and loss.  It sometimes does not seem to matter how much time has gone by; the feeling can still be very fresh.

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.09.2018

Free Tax Assistance Available At Lakewood Division Of Aging

Tax season is upon us once again, whether we like it or not. This year, why not have your federal and state taxes prepared safely, quickly, reliably and affordably? In 2018, the Lakewood Division of Aging and AARP will once again be offering a tax preparation clinic at the Lawther Center, 16024 Madison Ave. There are no age or residency restrictions for this free service, and trained AARP volunteers will be on hand to process and file your simple federal and state returns electronically. 

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.09.2018

This Land Is Your Land: Family Story Time About Diversity

In October of 2017, Lakewood Public Library launched an exciting new story time series, "This Land is Your Land: Family Story Times about Diversity." The October and November sessions were a huge success, with over 80 people in attendance. Children as young as 6 months and as old as 10 years joined in the fun, diving into two important topics in social justice today- LGBTQ+ and Disability Rights.

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.09.2018

Lakewood, No It's Foodwood!

While everyone enjoys the West End Tavern's unbelievable food and drink menu, not many know that brothers Ruben and Mark, with their Southern background are one of the major reasons it is all so delicious.

In the past couple years Lakewood has become a destination for good food, dining and entertainment experiences. This year we will be partnering with Foodwood© on a series of articles about Lakewood restaurants, bars and nightspots from an insider perspective. We have seen many lists of “the Best of” and noticed-- even been upset-- that some of the best places we know were not included. “How could they possibly ignore…?”

So with the help of professionals in the food and entertainment business we will take a look at menus, dining rooms, and kitchens and background to help you learn more about your favorite spots, and learn even more about how and why they happened, and who and what history molds not just who they are, but their signature dishes. This will be an interesting ride, we promise you.


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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.09.2018

Handful Of Lakewoodites Head To Daytona 24 Hour Race

Cars on the track.

A handful of Lakewoodites are headed to Daytona Beach, Florida and it is not just to escape the freezing temperatures. It is to witness and write about one of the great motor races in America, the 24-Hour race at the Daytona International Speedway. Not only will they be enjoying the warm temps, but some will be helping cover the race, while others will hopefully be meeting up with one of the owners of a top team that used to spend summers in Lakewood. Stay tuned.

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.09.2018

"Perfect Season" Parade

An estimated 3,000 fans braved bitterly cold temperatures last Saturday, for a parade to "celebrate" the Cleveland Browns' perfect record of futility in 2017. Lakewood residents joined fans traveling from throughout northeast Ohio and even further away, to numb the sting of an 0-16 record through humor (and arctic cold). The event, organized by Chris McNeil and other volunteers, attracted sponsorship from Excedrin and Farmers Only and ultimately raised $15,000 for the Greater Cleveland Food Bank.

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.09.2018

Here We Are Again: Reviews Of Recent Releases By Local Bands Pt. 62

Releases reviewed this week. 

Obligatory Disclaimer: Record reviews are a tricky business. It's one thing to enjoy music, but to, like, pick out what you like about it? That being said, if I review your thing and I didn't like something, don't feel too bad. My opinion doesn't matter all that much. 

Cereal Banter - Seasonal Poinsettia Disorder - self-released - 4 songs - cassette, download

Cereal Banter return with a holiday release. Interesting. "Dysphorbia" starts the journey off with a sort of hypnotic and melancholy experimental…indie rock song? The vibe of the song is almost an indie rock kind of thing but it's so minimal that it can't quite be called that. Experimental pop, perhaps? I kinda like it. While I thought I was taking notes on "Rump Pun," I was actually listening to the following track, "White Elephant In The Room" (good title). I guess "Rump Pun" was the little interlude part. Anyway, "White Elephant In The Room." I guess the best way to describe this (and the whole cassette, really) would be "avant-garde Christmas music." I think that's what they were going for, and they've done it. The semi-sappy melodies and (as annoying as this word is to use) "vibe" of some forgotten holiday tune but more sparse and kinda ambient. Speaking of ambient, Side B here is a 15 or so minute long cover of John Lennon's classic "Happy Christmas (War Is Over)," done here as an instrumental and retitled "Sappy Wishlist (Florist Goer)." The press release I got sent for this said something about it being "spaceship ambient" or something along those lines. I really can't do better than that in describing it. I like how they kept in some studio chatter as well. I won't be pulling this out over, say, the Fossil Fuel Christmas LP, but it's an interesting concept and Cereal Banter did a decent job with it. 3.7/5

(cerealbanter.com)

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Volume 14, Issue 1, Posted 4:06 PM, 01.09.2018

LakewoodAlive To Host “Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite” On February 24

"Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite" takes place Saturday, February 24 at the Lakewood Masonic Temple in Downtown Lakewood.

Everyone has a superhero inside of them waiting to be discovered. Here’s your chance to unlock your inner Hulk – all while you fight crime and have a great time.

LakewoodAlive will host Loving Lakewood: Superheroes Unite on Saturday, February 24, from 7:30 to 11 p.m. at the Lakewood Masonic Temple. Guests are heroically invited to assume their secret identities and defend the universe at LakewoodAlive’s annual winter fundraiser for a powerfully good time in a historic Downtown Lakewood venue. Holy superhero party, Batman! 

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

Eagles Top Irish in Clash of State Powers

Pat Vuyancih and David Bacon broadcast the game for Spectrum Cable. 

St. Edward defeated Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary 62-55 Friday night at the Eagles’ Nest. The matchup of state powers was televised across the region on Spectrum. The Irish, defending Division II state champions, led the game for most of the evening, but the Eagles rallied in the fourth quarter. Eagle sophomore Grant Huffman, who was hurt during the opening night game at Lakewood, had 12 points and was a key to the comeback.

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Volume 14, Issue 2, Posted 9:50 AM, 01.06.2018

Mark Kindt Takes Posts Of The Year With His Honesty In Goverment Series

Each year we have some fun with Post of the Year, but this year one member, an Ex-Assistant Attorney General of the State of Ohio, and an ex-Department of Justice attorney,  who brought an entire series, was selected and singled out. To be honest it is something every Lakewoodite needs to read. It has little to do with the hospital, outside of  City Hall’s actions. Mark Kindt underlines what norms people should expect from their Government, based on decades of experience.
FROM THE NEWEST TO THE OLDEST

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 6:02 PM, 12.19.2017

Lakewood Beats Avon Lake 64-52

Ranger senior Noah Stadler brings the ball upcourt against Avon Lake's fourth quarter press.  

The Lakewood boys basketball team held off a fourth-quarter rally to defeat Avon Lake 64-52 on Tuesday night at the new LHS gym.  The Shoremen shrunk a 20 point lead to nine, but Lakewood held on to get the win. Senior Jacob Sala led the Rangers with 25 points, and senior Liam Diop had 14. The Rangers are now 4-2 on the season, 3-1 in Southwestern Conference play.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 10:33 PM, 12.19.2017

Lakewood At-Large Council Re-Count Complete

The fourth of the six November 7, 2017 election recounts has been completed.

Lakewood Council at Large:
The recount was conducted and two (2) precincts, Lakewood 02-E & Lakewood 03-G, were hand counted. A total of 619 ballots were hand counted. The rest of the ward ballots were re-scanned. The recount totals matched the Official Canvass totals. There was no change in this race.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

The Best New Year's Eve Party In Town!

100 years ago, the Templar Motors Factory was gearing up to produce beautiful automobiles that would travel the country from coast to coast, race at top speeds, appear in movies, and grace the streets of Cleveland and other cities. During the six years of production, more than 6700 Templar automobiles were built, but, unfortunately, only 39 of them are known to still exist. Lakewood is fortunate to have a display of original Templar automobiles, housed in the original factory on Athens Avenue. On New Year’s Eve, the display will be open, as the Lakewood Historical Society hosts a birthday party for both the cars and the factory. All the makings of a great party will be available, including Ernie Krivda’s wonderful band, dancing, food stations, and an open wine and beer bar. Following a twenties theme, guests are encouraged to dress accordingly (or buy an accessory at the party store), visit the speakeasy for a classic cocktail or be photographed behind the wheel of an actual 100-year-old Templar, before toasting the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, at midnight.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

Violin Music Through The Ages Comes To The Library

Mary Beth Ions performs in the lobby of the Palace Theatre

Come to the Lakewood Public Library to experience Mary Beth Ions, a funny, outgoing, talented violinist whose repertoire ranges from Bach to the Beatles.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

Abobobobobomination: Reviews Of Recent Releases By Local Bands, Pt. 61

Obligatory Disclaimer: Record reviews are a tricky business. It's one thing to enjoy music, but to, like, pick out what you like about it? That being said, if I review your thing and I didn't like something, don't feel too bad. My opinion doesn't matter all that much. 

Ricky Hamilton featuring The Voidboys - Hell Is Real - Quality Time Records - 9 songs - cassette, download

This is the third "solo" release from Ricky Hamilton of [insert band here] fame. I say "solo" in quotes because, as with the previous tape ("Killed By Ricky"), he's backed by Fascinating bandmates Adam Spektor (clarinet, this time around heavily processed) and Carter Luckfield (bass, this time around normal) and occasionally The Sight bandmate Noah Depew (guitar, shreds). Hold on, Spektor and Carter are in The Sight, too. I'm not sure how to work all these sentences out to be good. You know what I mean. I'd thought Ricky's solo work was his one man punk thing that the kids are into these days, but someone told me that the solo stuff is for Ricky's "pop" output. That can't be right, I thought that was what Fascinating was for. Anyway. I gotta say, this tape doesn't get off to a great start. "The Valium" and "All 6's," while perfectly acceptable songs, are just kind of okay. Things pick up with "The Feeling Is Alright," though I wish he was using live drums on these instead of the drum machine, especially since I know that Ricky's a pretty good drummer. I also wish he would be a little more enthusiastic, I guess is the word, with the vocals. I was hoping for something more like "666" on "Killed By Ricky," where he really goes for it, but not here. "Friday Eyes" is the first song on this tape that I would absolutely say I fully enjoy. It's a good, uptempo rock 'n' roller, it has nice harmonies on the chorus, and I think Noah arrives for the first time to add some lead. Moving onto the B side, "8 Days In Hell" keeps up the momentum (not speed-wise, but…ah, you know what I'm getting at). Again, the harmonies and the lead guitar (Noah does his best J Mascis here) keep it moving and it ends up a good song. Ricky chose "Killing Season On Earth" as the single for this record, which I don't quite get, but I assume that means he thinks it's a good one. It is, but…look, I gotta say, some of these songs get kinda samey, especially considering they're mostly the same tempo and with very similar arrangements. With the exception of the songs with the extra lead guitar, it's all very midrangey. Ricky did warn me that I was being given a hand-dubbed tape and the consumer version is gonna sound better, so hopefully that issue doesn't persist. We close this tape out with "You Look Like A Cop." I think I get what he was going for here (some kind of noisy punk thing), but it kind of ends up as a mess. Perhaps that was intentional. Is there actually a voice in the background saying "Satan" or am I hearing things? I do like the fake echo where he just goes "cop cop cop cop." That's entertaining. Also, the Jesus & Mary Chain interview clip at the end is a nice touch. At least I assume it's the Jesus & Mary Chain, as the guy speaking is very Scottish and very confrontational. I don't know what to make of this. There are good songs on here (and a couple really good songs on here), but it's not as consistent or listenable as "Killed By Ricky" or "Life By The Thorns." I know Ricky's got a lot of songs in him and I know and appreciate how much work he puts into this, but nobody will be offended or upset if he takes it easy for a minute or two. 3.9/5

(qualitytimerecords.bandcamp.com)

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

Lakewood Women’s Club To Host 2nd Annual Spring Fundraiser Nominations Open Now For “Women Honoring Women”

Lakewood Women’s Club is seeking nominations for its second annual spring fundraiser, “Women Honoring Women,” to be presented on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at Georgetown Vosh in Lakewood, Ohio. The event will recognize outstanding women whose charitable and civic service has made an exceptional impact in Lakewood, Ohio.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

The Basics About DACA

On September 5, the Trump administration announced that it is “winding down” the DACA program. No new applications will be accepted; renewal applications for work permits expiring in the next six months must be submitted by October 5; and the administration emphasized its underlying authority to terminate or deny deferred action for any reason, at any time, with or without notice. There was an immediate uproar. The highest ranking members of Congress from both parties, as well as President Trump, have subsequently expressed support for legislative action on immigration that would address the DACA issues. So what exactly is DACA?

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

Illegal Immigration: An American Problem

Illegal immigration is a very problematic issue in our country, both in terms of economic and societal concerns. We are a nation of immigrants, our borders created by purchase and conquest. For most of our history we welcomed immigrants but, due to the current world situation, we can no longer have an open door.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

LHS Athlete: Exploring The Psychology Of Sports Injury

Pop. Snap. Crack. Three sounds that an athlete never wants to hear. The demanding task of being an athlete comes with many physical impacts, but also psychological effects. Studies have found that those injured through sports are more likely to struggle with frustration, anger and depression. They feel as though they have lost part of their identity. They must go from being active everyday to sitting on the bench, unable to do the things that make them feel whole. It is known that pain comes with both a physical and an emotional experience, whether you stub your toe or get a paper cut, or go through a spinal cord injury or tear a ligament, you will experience both pain and anger or frustration. A physical injury can have the same effects as rejection or other emotional pain, therefore it has become clear that it is critical to focus on both physical and mental rehabilitation for an injured athlete. Without this side of rehabilitation, the injured player may never fully recover mentally or physically.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

Cox Communications Accepting Applications For 2018 Community Grant Program

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Cox Communications Community Grant program, which supports non-profit organizations providing summer enrichment and after-school programming aligned with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) learning initiatives. The call for applications is open through January 17, 2018, and all non-profit groups within Cox’s service areas are eligible to apply via the Cox Charities website, located at https://www.coxcharitiesne.org/.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

Stop The Hate $100,000 Student Essay Contest

With the help and support of Councilwoman City Marx, the Observer Media Project has joined the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in their “Stop the Hate” essay contest. The $100,000 ESSAY CONTEST is for Northeast Ohio 6-12th Graders. You have the power to make a positive difference in the world.

Each year, the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage gives out $100,000 in scholarships, awards and anti-bias education in recognition of 6-12th grade upstanders in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Mahoning, Medina, Portage, Stark, Summit, Trumbull and Wayne counties.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

Movie Review Of "The Mountain Between Us"

The film, “The Mountain Between Us” is a dog, survival, and romance movie directed by Hany Abu-Assad, a Dutch Palestinian film director (Rana’s Wedding, Paradise Now, Omar, The Idol). This 112 minute long plane crash movie took place in the High Uintas Wilderness Utah mountains (actually filmed in British Columbian mountains), some ranging over 13,000 feet high. The two main characters, Dr. Ben Bass, a black neurosurgeon (Idris Elba, No Good Deed, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Star Trek Beyond), and Alex Martin, a white Photojournalist (Kate Winslet, Titanic, The Dressmaker, Collateral Beauty, Wonder Wheel, All the King’s Men) are the only two passengers along with a dog on a two engine commuter plane. They are stranded at an airport in Boise, Idaho while each has an emergency need to get to their destination, Denver, – she is scheduled to marry her fiancé, and he for a needed surgery.  They manage to hire a private charter plane flown by an experienced pilot, Walter (Beau Bridges, Underground Kids, Dirty Politics, Lawless Range). Walter is in a rush, and does not file a flight plan.  He also brings along his yellow Labrador dog.  Initially, the flight seemed sort of normal with some upsetting turbulence due to an approaching storm.  Then, suddenly as the flight is heading into mountains, Walter suffers some sort of seizure – probably a heart attack, and dies. They manage to land on a small mountain ridge, and Alex suffers some leg damage. The dog and Ben do not appear injured. They have very little in the way of supplies, and cell phones do not work. Ben buries Walter in the small plateau.  Initially, they think they will be rescued.  They try signaling a high flying passenger jet, but to no avail.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

Committee Cancelation Pushes Rep. Antonio's Ohio Fairness Act Hearings Into 2018

Representative Antonio speaking on the House floor during Session.

This week, I was disappointed by the delay of a second hearing on House Bill (HB) 160, which is being rescheduled for an unspecified date in January. HB 160, titled "the Ohio Fairness Act", would bar discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity in areas of employment, housing and public accommodations in Ohio.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

Lakewood Community Fitness Facility-Employment Opportunities

The Lakewood City Schools-Community Recreation and Education Department has employment opportunities for the Front Office Staff position at the Community Fitness Facility & Indoor Track. The Front Office Staff will be the direct representative of the Lakewood City Schools-Community Recreation & Education Department during business hours. The primary duties and responsibilities are, but not limited to, the monitoring & managing of all facility events and ensuring the safety & well-being of all participants.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

Online Dating

In this era of internet, everything falls at the tip of your fingers. You can enter a world of knowledge just by pushing some buttons on your phone or computer. How convenient it is! From educating ourselves, to paying bills, applying for jobs, completing documents, or even finding a lifelong companion - all can be achieved online.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

District Bond Refund Nets $6M In Savings

The current tax reform debate occurring in Washington created an opportunity for the District to advance refund $43,825,000 of its 2014 bonds. The District was able to save $6,100,112 in future debt service costs for nearly 10% net present value savings. This will average approximately $235,000 per year over the life of the remaining bonds (final maturity 2043). 

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

United Way, Harrison Team For New Reading Room

Students at Harrison Elementary have a neat new space to get cozy with books thanks to the December 1 opening of a reading room sponsored by the United Way Young Leaders’ Readers Become Leaders initiative. Student reading ambassadors cut the ribbon on the room as District administrators and United Way representatives looked on.

The United Way’s Young Leaders raise money and engage in volunteer activities working towards the mission of lowering the income achievement gap. The group creates rooms at schools with a significant number of low-income students and outfit the room with 1,000 books and present the students each with a literacy kit with two books and activity book to take home. Many of the books come from a donation from the Cleveland Kids Book Bank. The group also provides tables and chairs, bean bags and learning materials.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, December 21, 2017
Author Event - "Lisa's Legacy Trilogy"
Book by Tom Batiuk

Since 1972 Batiuk has blended comedy and drama to create the familiar world of the "Funky Winkerbean" comic strip. A cancer diagnosis for the character of Lisa spotlights the masterful way Batiuk weaves emotional narratives into a traditionally humorous medium. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. 
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 3:19 PM, 12.19.2017

Eagles Overrule Lawyers With Road Win

Eagle sophomore Montorie Foster #2 in second half action. 

John Marshall entered Saturday night’s home game against St. Edward with an undefeated record and a lot of enthusiasm. Winners of only eight games last season, the Lawyers had a 5-0 record this year under rookie head coach Rich Austin. John Marshall played well early in front of a large home crowd, but the Eagles used their depth and size to earn a 68-49 win.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 11:14 PM, 12.16.2017

Eagles Beat Padua in Coach's Homecoming

The game was part of a Coat Drive at St. Edward. Over 140 winter coats were collected to benefit Lakewood and Cleveland residents in need. 

St. Edward defeated Padua Friday night in much awaited basketball matchup.  Padua Head Coach Brian Ansberry, an alum and former assistant coach at St. Edward, faced his mentor Eric Flannery for the first time. Unfortunately for Ansberry (who still teaches math at St. Edward), the numbers were not good for the Bruins. The Eagles pulled away in the fourth quarter for an 89-55 win.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 10:15 PM, 12.15.2017

Rangers Beat Titans with Second-Half Run

Ranger forward Noah Stadler inbounds the ball during second half action.  

The Lakewood boys basketball team overcame an 11 point halftime deficit to defeat Berea-Midpark 42-34 on Tuesday night at the new LHS gym. Ranger junior Tim Smith had 16 points to lead the comeback, which lifts Lakewood to 3-1 on the season.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 9:50 PM, 12.12.2017

Eagles Rout Cornerstone Christian 81-52

"Cheerleader for a Day" winners enjoyed the game alongside the varsity Eagle cheer team. 

St. Edward defeated Cornerstone Christian Academy 81-52 on Saturday night in Lakewood. CCA, the top ranked Division IV school in the area, features star guard Michael Bothwell, who has committed to play Division I college basketball at Furman University next year. Bothwell led all scorers with 25 points, but it wasn’t nearly enough to hold off a three point barrage by the Eagles.  St. Edward had 15 three pointers in the game, and had eleven different players reach the scoring column.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 9:57 PM, 12.09.2017

Lakewood Tops Amherst in Overtime

The Lakewood girls basketball team defeated Amherst Steele 61-54 Saturday afternoon in an overtime battle. The Rangers took an big lead early, but the Comets battled back in the fourth quarter to send the game into overtime. Lakewood regained its composure during the extra session, outscoring Amherst 9-2. Senior center Olivia Nagy led the Rangers with 24 points.

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 5:13 PM, 12.09.2017

Rangers Cruise Past Comets

The Rangers used a dominant second quarter to blow out Amherst 77-35.  

The Lakewood boys basketball team defeated Amherst Steele 77-35 Friday night at the new LHS gym. The victory lifts the Rangers record to 2-1 overall on the season, and 1-0 in Southwestern Conference play. The game was competitive in the early stages, as Lakewood led only 17-12 at the end of the first quarter. Lakewood pulled away in the second period, outscoring the Comets 25-5 to take a commanding 42-17 halftime lead. The game was never in doubt during the second half, as Amherst never got closer than 22 points. 

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 10:28 PM, 12.08.2017

Rangers Get First Win in New Gym

Jacob Sala #25 at the opening tip of Tuesday night's Ranger win over Massillon. 

The Lakewood varsity boys basketball team notched its first win at the new LHS gym on Tuesday night, defeating Massillon 60-44. The Rangers fell to St. Edward in the gym's opening game on Friday night, but bounced back to beat the Tigers behind 20 points from senior center Jacob Sala. 

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Volume 13, Issue 24, Posted 10:39 PM, 12.05.2017

LCAC Does It Again! Holiday Help – Food Items And Volunteers - Needed For December

Scores of volunteers needed!

Thanks to hundreds of volunteers of all ages, Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation’s Thanksgiving food basket distribution was an incredible success! Turkeys and all the fixings needed to prepare a family feast were delivered to 300 Lakewood neighbors in need. According to LCAC President, Ellen Todia, this was the first time in 28 years that distribution day packing was held indoors and, with the help of an army of dedicated volunteers, it went off like clockwork.

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:05 PM, 12.05.2017

Lakewood's New Sweet Shop

Welcome to the newest sweet shop in Lakewood...Sweet Amelia's.  Lovingly named after, and inspired by, the owners Grandmother, Amelia Dodaro. As spirited entrepreneur and business woman, she opened a grocery/meat market in Central Cleveland that also offered homemade bakery and candy.

At Sweet Amelia's, you will find a warm and charming atmosphere filled with homemade pastries, handmade chocolates, nostalgic candy and specialty gifts. Solstice Roasters, a premium coffee roaster based out of Downtown Cleveland, provides the shops delicious coffee. Hot tea and homemade cocoa are also served. As such, the mornings will be a great time to stop in for a hot beverage and breakfast pastry as will the afternoons with a selection of unique bakery treats.

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:05 PM, 12.05.2017

Councilman O'Malley Holding Town Hall Meeting This Thursday

Dan O'Malley answers questions at a May town hall meeting in Birdtown.

Councilman Dan O'Malley (Ward 4) will be holding his next town hall meeting this Thursday, December 7th at 6:30 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Old Rockport Firehouse, 1422 Hopkins Avenue. Residents are invited to ask questions, express concerns, or share ideas for improving Lakewood's neighborhoods.

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:05 PM, 12.05.2017

Pop-Up Boutique Features Unique Gifts From Local Makers

The front windows are filled with holiday cheer!

In an age of mass-produced goods, a handmade gift means more than ever. Maybe this season finds you up to your ears in sawdust or knitting up cozy surprises for loved ones. Not a maker yourself, but still want to give handmade? Home for the Holidays pop-up boutique has got your back.

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:05 PM, 12.05.2017

Great Presents For Lakewoodites, Or For Anyone

This past year saw the delivery of two fabulous art books/graphic novels just in time for holiday gift giving. “Tunnel To Hell - The Lake Erie Tunnel Disasters," by Lakewoodite Scott MacGregor, and “Sandwich Anarchy” by former Lakewoodite John Greiner, dealing with Lakewood’s spectacular restaurant “Melt.” Both are treats for the eyes and the head.
 
Scott MacGregor teamed up with legendary underground cartoon artist Gary Dumm, known for his work with Harvey Pekar, to give us an easy-to-read and graphically pleasing look at the 1916 digging of the tunnels 200 feet under Lake Erie stretching for miles, which bring clean water to the City of Cleveland. While this might not seem like a fascinating story, between Scott’s words, sense of history and sense of humanity, and Gary Dumm's amazing graphics, it is a quick and very good read, and a great edition to anyone’s books and/or coffee table.

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Volume 13, Issue 23, Posted 10:26 PM, 12.05.2017