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Mentor Defeats Eagles in Frigid Playoff Game

The Cardinals in the dreaded "Victory Formation", as they run out the clock on the final play. The Mentor win ended St. Edward's season with an 11-2 record. 

There will be no rematch with St. Ignatius. The Mentor Cardinals beat St. Edward 21-13 Friday night in OHSAA football playoff action at a frozen Byers Field in Parma.  The game was played with temperatures in the 20s, conditions best suited for Princess Elsa or the Freeze Meiser. Passing and punting was difficult for both teams, since the ball was hard and heavy.  Mentor utilized a punishing running attack and a strong defensive effort to pull the upset. Senior running back Elijah McDougall led the Cardinal running game, gaining 121 yards on 15 carries. Fellow senior Chris Edmond had 59 yards on 14 carries. McDougall and Edmond each had one touchdown run.

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Volume 13, Issue 22, Posted 10:12 AM, 11.11.2017

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Meghan George, Tristan Rader, Tom Bullock Win Council Person At-Large Seats

In what many are calling a mandate for both a younger council, and a more open and transparent council, Meghan George overwhelmingly won the At-Large Council seat, with Tristan Rader close behind. Much farther back was Tom Bullock, who could still be ousted when the provisional votes are added in. Right now he sits only 44 votes ahead of Cindy Marx. The Charter Amendment also won.

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Volume 13, Issue 22, Posted 7:51 PM, 11.08.2017

Superintendent Patterson Announces Intention To Retire In July

Superintendent Jeff Patterson announced at the Board of Education meeting on November 6 that he intends to retire effective July 31, 2018 after 12 years with the District, including seven as superintendent.

“I have been fortunate to have so many exceptional factors come together to make my tenure with Lakewood City Schools a very positive one. These include a visionary Board, our deeply committed administrative staff, our talented teaching and support staff, our amazing students, and an extremely supportive community, including a city government that has always been willing to work together,” Patterson said.

“I decided to announce my intention at this time to allow our Board of Education sufficient time to search for Lakewood's next Superintendent. Our construction projects are coming to an end, our District is in fine financial shape, and our union contracts are extended until 2020. Now is a good time for leadership change,” Patterson said.

 

 

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Eagles Top Bulldogs in Playoff Opener

The playoff matchup of perennial powers attracted an army of media to Lakewood. The game was broadcast on four different outlets. 

St. Edward opened the OHSAA football playoffs with a win over Canton McKinley on Friday night at First Federal Lakewood Stadium. The Eagles overcame a 14-10 halftime deficit to defeat the Bulldogs 37-21, earning a second-round matchup with Mentor. Senior Tylan Rice and junior Quintel Kent each had a pair of touchdowns in the game for St. Edward.

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Volume 13, Issue 22, Posted 10:05 AM, 11.04.2017

Rotary Seeks Grant Applications

The Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River is seeking grant applications from non-profit organizations that serve our youth and community within Lakewood and Rocky River.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Makerspace Making Its Way To LHS

Everyone agrees that a successful 21st century education model calls for increased opportunities for students in creative thinking and hands-on learning. Thanks to a $30,000 grant from the Lakewood Rangers Education Foundation, Lakewood High will soon have a dedicated space for just that.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Memoirs Of 900 Seconds: Dear Lakewood – Was This ‘A Lot’?

Lakewood Lakewood – city that I love! I like to think that everyone is as impassioned as I am about civil rights.  Community Relations and Community Policing are big issues for me as I am a member of Lakewood Community Relations Advisory Commission (although this submission is not at all connected with that position), and we are working closely with the Mayor’s office as well as City Hall to address issues surrounding the above topics. I could deliver my victorious bio about being a survivor of the most heinous stalking and abuse- coming out the other side with a master’s degree and three scholarship-receiving college students. I could talk about the awards I received from Cleveland READS as well as Cleveland City Council for literacy efforts with minority children as well as older homeless men. I could talk about my family’s pet spider ‘Charlotte’ who pretty much owns the living room window where she resides in safety. I could talk about the children I raised in this city who were members of the National Honor Society, captains of the flag corps, and members of symphonic orchestra and my super clean apartment filled with the most delicious art– but this sort of banter is contrary to the idea of civil rights. Civil rights mandates that I be treated with the same quality of warm humanity without regard for socioeconomics, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, you know the rest. I do not feel that my civil rights were supported in a recent incident with Lakewood Police Department. Please let me explain.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

A Failure Since 2008

Lakewood’s pit bull ban was enacted in 2008 and over the past 9 years has failed to make Lakewood safer. It is time that we move forward with proven methods to make Lakewood a safer place to live, work and play in for residents and visitors alike. 
 
If you think the “I’m With Charlie” movement is just about Charlie and Jennifer Scott, you have missed the point entirely. It’s about a law that has miserably failed our city. It’s about all the good people and good dogs that have gone through hell because of the way they look and not they way they act. It is about ending the ban and enacting stronger ordinances that get to the root of the problem. It’s about more resources, better education, better communication, better enforcement and higher fines for irresponsible owners. It’s about making Lakewood safer than it is now. It’s about respecting bite victims by addressing real problems with proven methods. It's about creating an environment that shows to everyone that Lakewood takes companion pet ownership and safety seriously. It's about teaching our children that discrimination is not the answer.
 
The fear mongering must end. I am sick and tired of people and our leadership pointing to “pit” attacks in order to support the ban. This does not make us safe. Oftentimes these dogs are misidentified or under the 50% pit threshold, making them perfectly legal dogs if they resided in Lakewood. What about the two non-pit dogs that mauled a Sheffield Lake man on October 2nd, causing him to be life-flighted to the hospital? Not one news website reported it because pit-bulls weren’t involved. Sensationalism wins and non-pit-bulls don’t make for high traffic news stories.
 
Ordinance 506.03 is a false law and shouldn’t even be part of public policy. It fails all of us. Let’s put all the science and reputable studies that are against pit bull bans aside for the list below. There are quite a lot. REPUTABLE studies and NON-BIASED organizations that support pit bull bans? ZERO.
 
Why the ban is failing Lakewood.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Lakewood High School Girls Rugby Fall 7's

After a summer of having five veterans during a summer 7's season and finishing in 2nd and 3rd place in tournaments, Lakewood High School Girl's Rugby 7's sides has seen a dramatic growth in their program of 4.4%. Lakewood High School Girl's Rugby is now a team of 22 girls strong and still looking to grow before their spring season. This weekend they outscored their opponents a total of 88-40, moving on to 3-0-1 for this season. A team that struggled with numbers last year is headed in the right direction early this season.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Hudson Couple To Bring 'Spirited Business' To Madison Avenue In Time For Holidays

The original scale from the Fridrich warehouse will be featured in the Western Reserve Distillery tasting room.

The eclectic mix of bars, churches, homes and unique businesses on Madison Avenue helped persuade Ann and Kevin Thomas to fulfill their dream of opening the Western Reserve Distillery by renovating the former Fridrich Moving and Storage Company building. That and a promise to the former owners not to tear down the iconic structure.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

A Great Trip To See The Orchestra Without Having To Drive

As the world-famous Cleveland Orchestra celebrates its 100th anniversary this season, the Lakewood Division of Aging is pleased to continue providing transportation to Severance Hall for these historic performances. As wonderful as it is to see the orchestra perform, many people find the trip across town to be daunting. If you are a senior, 60 plus, why not allow our drivers to take the aggravation out of the equation? During this 2017/2018 season, the Lakewood Division of Aging will be providing transportation to Friday Matinee performances. We leave the Lawther Center, 16024 Madison Ave. at 9:00 AM, arriving in time for breakfast at Severance by 9:45 AM. Following an informative preconcert talk by one of the orchestra educators, the concert begins at 11:00 AM, and lasts approximately one hour. 

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Holistic Wellness: Your Balanced Life

If anyone reading this has never felt anxious or tired or sore or tense or overwhelmed, or out of whack in any way, PLEASE TELL ME YOUR SECRET! And for the rest of you, know that you are not alone! And know that you do not have to settle for living with these imbalances day in and day out. I practice Holistic Wellness because I have seen, felt and known dramatic & very real positive changes in my life and the lives of others through the implementation of various healing practices & techniques.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Shop Local At LEAF's First Holiday Market Of The Season On November 14

Whether you are looking to get a head start on your holiday shopping or just looking to pick up fresh produce for the week, be sure to stop by Garfield Middle School on Tuesday, November 14 between 5:30 and 8 p.m. for LEAF (Lakewood Earth And Food) Community's first Holiday Market of the 2017 holiday season. Each year LEAF hosts two indoor markets that correspond with the City Fresh winter CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) pick-up days as their Lakewood location. But the Holiday Markets are much more than just a CSA pick-up (which must be ordered in advance)! The November 14th market will include various local farmers, producers, artisans and craftspeople that will help you take care of all of your holiday cooking and gift giving needs. A full list of the confirmed November 14th vendors to date includes:

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Grant Elementary Hosts First Holiday Shop And Mingle

The first Lakewood Holiday Shop and Mingle is November 11! This Grant Elementary PTA fundraising event will take place from 9 a.m. til noon Saturday, Novebmber at Grant Elementary. There will be more than 40 vendors, arts and crafts, and snacks to help you get a head start on holiday shopping.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

WordStage Ends Its Six Year Run With A FREE program - The Real Story Of Thanksgiving

After six seasons of presenting Literary Concerts throughout many venues in Northeast Ohio, WordStage ends its run with a program which examines the troubled history of what is arguably our most popular National Holiday, told from the point of view of the Native American tribes who were affected by it. It will be presented in the Wright Chapel of the Lakewood Presbyterian Church on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. 

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Calling All Aspiring Writers

McGinnis will discuss writing and reality

Many of you have dreamed about writing your first book. The idea is there but you may be waiting for the right time. When inspiration strikes, you need to be prepared. For those of you who are eager to learn more about this, Mindy McGinnis is going to put this whole puzzle together. She will walk us through the publication process from brainstorming to bookstores. McGinnis will discuss how to find an agent, the editing process and how to promote your book.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

New LHS Athletic Facilities Celebration Set For November 30

The time has finally come! Join Lakewood City Schools in celebrating the new Lakewood High School gymnasium, weight room, wrestling gym and community fitness facility on Thursday, November 30 at 6 p.m. when the District invites holds its Purple & Gold Ranger Rally in the new gym. This athletic showcase and open house will include our winter season Ranger teams displaying their skills in a variety of exhibitions and competitions. The public is welcome to tour the athletic wing, including walking the new indoor track, during the festivities. The Boosters will be on hand with concessions as well.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

West Shore Career-Tech Student Wins Design Contest

Micah Inak's winning billboard design.

Lakewood High School and West Shore Career-Tech student Micah Inak won the Teen Driver Safety Billboard Design Challenge sponsored by University Hospitals, Safe Communities Coalition and State Farm Insurance. The contest asked for designs for a billboard on distracted teen driving. Inak's winning design was displayed on digital billboards for two weeks around the City of Cleveland and is currently displayed on print billboards around the city. She will receive $500 for her winning design. Judges commented that the amount of detail in Inak's design was impressive for someone of her age and education level. Inak is in the Media, Art & Design program of West Shore.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

From the Archives Of The Lakewood Historical Society

Lakewood’s first City Hall was the private residence of the town’s fourth Mayor, Jacob Tegardine, who served from 1900 to 1901. In 1918, the estate of Robert Russell Rhodes (now Lakewood Park) was purchased, and the house was used as the second City Hall. That structure was demolished when the offices moved to the current building (pictured here), formally dedicated on October 18, 1959.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Live Animals at Lakewood Public Library

Children pet a snake at a previous show.

Jungle Terry is a busy man. He has over one hundred animals requiring care, attention, and twice daily feedings. Despite his full schedule, he seems barely able to contain his energy and enthusiasm for his work as an animal trainer, naturalist, educator, and entertainer.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Senior Citizens Invited to Holiday Breakfast

Are you curious about what's happening in our public schools? Would you like to see how our new high school wing looks? How about hearing some fantastic music from some very talented students? If so, and you are a Lakewood senior citizen, then this free event is for you! Senior citizens of the community are invited to a holiday breakfast hosted by Superintendent Jeff Patterson on Friday, Dec. 8 at 8:45 am in the Lakewood High School cafeteria. The event will feature student music  and an update on District activities. Please RSVP by Nov. 30 by calling 216-529-4074 or sending an email to christine.gordillo@lakewoodcityschools.org.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

District Pair Earn Staff Spotlight

Rob McGorray.

Each month, Lakewood City Schools selects a staff member or two to be honored as that month's Staff Spotlight honoree as nominated by their peers. This month, the winners were West Shore Career-Tech culinary instructor Rob McGorray and District computer specialist Dan Smigelski. Here are their stories:

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Trinity Lutheran Church's Next Chapter

Trinity Lutheran Church has called a new pastor, the Reverend Sara Cogsil, and together they began serving alongside one another on August 15, 2017. They will officially mark the occasion with Pastor Cogsil’s installation service to be held on Sunday, November 12 at 4:30. The installation service will be led by Bishop Abraham Allende and will be held in the chapel of Lakewood Congregational Church, Trinity’s future home.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Ogni Suono Plays Free Concert At The Library

Ogni Suono will perform at the Main Library Auditorium.

Lakewood Public Library is proud to welcome esteemed saxophone duo Ogni Suono to the Main Library Auditorium on Sunday, December 3, 2017. Formed by American saxophonists Noa Even and Phil Pierick in 2009, Ogni Suono is committed to expanding and promoting repertoire for saxophone duos. Ogni Suono has performed concerts throughout the world, and recent performances have taken place in Singapore, Romania, Chicago, San Francisco, Germany, Israel, Thailand, and Canada.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

LPL Calendar of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, November 9
Author Event - Winter's Gambit
Book by Dana McSwain

Saddled with the grim inheritance of a bankrupt Russian teahouse in a Detroit slum, Alex Winters’ life is filled with more misfortune than a Tolstoy novel. But all that changes when an enigmatic stranger walks through her door. Tall, dark and grumpy, ex-Marine Frank Brennan’s daily visits to the teahouse defy any plot twist Alex can imagine. Frank’s mysterious behavior leaves her wondering who he really is.
7:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Everyone Deserves A Good Solid Lunch

The Lakewood Division of Aging is in the business of providing helpful services to seniors living in our community. Many people forget that there are a great many older residents in Lakewood, who love their homes, and who just need a little extra assistance to remain where they are, as members of their community. Perhaps it is coordinating transportation to medical appointments or the store. It could be getting a hot lunch to someone who might otherwise have a hard time getting something heated up on their own. Maybe it is just providing a friendly human connection to someone who has become somewhat isolated, due to the weather or a medical condition. The Division of Aging has a wide variety of services and programs that provide a helping hand for those residents that could use it.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Third Grade Students Receive Dictionaries

Third grade students at Lakewood Catholic Academy display dictionaries received from the Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River on October 16, which was coincidentially Noah Webster's birthday. Presenting the dictionaries was Lynn Donaldson, Rotary past president (rear right).

The Rotary Club of Lakewood and Rocky River continued its distribution of dictionaries to the third graders in Lakewood and Rocky River this fall, a project that the club began in 2005. A total of 673 dictionaries were distributed to students at 11 different school buildings.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

2017 Halloween Winners Announced!

This year we had a contest for the best Halloween decorations, and while there were many great entries, two houses, side-by-side took the grand prize! The Bowen families, on the corner of Merl and Giel, win 1st and 2nd places with their front yards of over 100 different pieces mostly hand made and built. The displays featured dripping blood, zombie armies, smoke, strobes, flying ghosts, a toxic spill site, and famous faces! Thank you for the effort and thank you all for the decorations. They will win both the $50 gift certificate from Woodstock BBQ, as well as a $25 gift certificate from India Garden/Nameste.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 5:02 PM, 11.08.2017

Wildcats Win "Battle of the Saints"

Eagle head coach Tom Lombardo with his team after the 17-10 loss. 

St. Ignatius defeated St. Edward 17-10 tonight at First Federal Lakewood Stadium in front of an overflow crowd. The annual rivalry game – newly dubbed “The Battle of the Saints” – was played on a very cold but dry night.  Three first half Eagle turnovers put St. Edward into a 10-0 hole, and they were never able to fully climb out of it. Both teams will host OHSAA playoff games next week, and are widely expected to meet again during the playoffs.   

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 11:45 PM, 10.28.2017

North Ridgeville Wins "Battle of the Rangers"

Die-hard Ranger fans sat through cold and rain during the team's 35-11 loss in North Ridgeville. 

North Ridgeville defeated Lakewood Friday night in the season-ending “Battle of the Rangers” football game. North Ridgeville’s “blue Rangers” prevailed 35-11 thanks to a fast start and four touchdowns from senior running back Shomari Williams.  The loss wrapped up a year of considerable improvement for Lakewood, but it also demonstrated that the program has a long way to go.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 11:44 PM, 10.27.2017

Rangers Advance to OHSAA Boys Soccer District Finals

Head Coach Andrew Toth delivers halftime instructions to the Rangers, who led 2-0. 

The Lakewood boys soccer team advanced in the OHSAA tournament Wednesday night by defeating North Royalton 2-0 in a hard fought battle. The Bears, who earned home field for the game due to their regular season record of 11-1-4, were considered favorites in the matchup. A pair of Ben Harvey goals and a strong defensive effort made the difference, sending the Rangers to the Saturday district championship game against St. Ignatius.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 11:08 PM, 10.25.2017

Eagles Thump Moeller: "Iggy Week" is Here

Head coach Tom Lombardo speaks to the team after the 31-7 win. 

St. Edward thumped Cincinnati Moeller 31-7 Saturday afternoon in a battle of state football powers at First Federal Lakewood Stadium.  The victory clinched a home playoff game for the Eagles (9-0), who will wrap up the regular season next week against archrival St. Ignatius.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 7:45 AM, 10.22.2017

Rangers Advance in OHSAA Tournament

Senior Attila Nagy with the ball in first half action. 

The LHS boys soccer team defeated Lincoln West 6-0 Saturday night at Garfield Middle School in an OHSAA Tournament game. Malvin Gblah and Jack Hueter each had a pair of goals, and Brennan Foran had a goal and two assists. Lakewood will next play Wednesday night at North Royalton in the district semi-final. 

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 11:58 PM, 10.21.2017

Rangers Fall on Senior Night

Milan Jackson scores a fourth quarter touchdown for the Rangers. 

After enjoying their victory last week over Westlake, the Lakewood football team returned to action Friday night at First Federal Lakewood Stadium.  Unfortunately the Midview Middies returned the Rangers to the loss column, handing Lakewood a 51-10 defeat. The game, which was the final home contest of the season for LHS, was preceded by Senior Night activities. Football players, cheerleaders, band members, and athletes from numerous fall sports were introduced on field with their parents and thanked for their contributions to Lakewood Athletics.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 11:40 PM, 10.20.2017

Rangers Beat Westlake for First Win Since 2015

Rangers Jay Boyd (#28) and Joe Byczek (#3) share a hug after the 28-25 win over Westlake. 

The Lakewood football program had a memorable “Friday the 13th” in Westlake, defeating the Demons 28-25 to get its first victory of the season. The win also snapped a 17 game losing streak that dated back two years; and it was the first-ever road win for Lakewood in the Southwestern Conference.  Jubilant players doused Hannan with Gatorade as the final seconds ticked off…..then went into the Lakewood stands to celebrate with Ranger students and fans.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:43 AM, 10.14.2017

Barnstormers' "Macbeth" Running Oct. 18-21

The Lakewood High School Barnstormers' Drama Club will be staging its first production of the school year October 18-21. The high school thespians will be performing Shakespeare's classic, "Macbeth." The performances will be in the school's new Black Box Theater, which is located at the back of the school with parking behind the gymnasium in addition to the North Lot parking visitors' lot in front of the school. Performance times are 7:30 pm on October 18, 19 & 21. The October 20 show will begin at 7 pm and there will be an additional performance on Saturday, October 21 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $5.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

District To Host K-5 Literacy Night On Oct 26

The Teaching & Learning Department of the Lakewood City Schools will host a K-5 Literacy Night on Thursday, October 26 from 6:30-7:30 pm at Emerson Elementary School. The program will share what the District is doing to grow readers and writers through the The Columbia Reading & Writing Project curriculum. Parents will also learn how to support their student's work at home. The District has been using the Columbia curriculum in some capacity since the 2014-2015 school year, when it was rolled out in the K-2 grades. Since then, teachers have seen impressive strides in the literacy progress of its students. Come to the Literacy Night and find out why the District believes this is the best curriculum for our students.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

LPL’s Jazz Clinic Series Begins October 29

Have you ever wondered what makes jazz …jazz? The Jazz Clinic series, led by Chris Vance, is a four-part educational concert coming to Lakewood Public Library. The classroom is our stage where some of Northeast Ohio’s most talented artists will demonstrate the different elements of jazz in jam sessions.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

Bullock, Nowlin And Marx Voted Against Lakewood—It’s Time For Lakewood To Vote Against Them

Back in 2015 and again in early 2016, Councilmembers Tom Bullock, Ryan Nowlin and Cindy Marx voted to close Lakewood Hospital and give away for free more than $100 million in money and property that belonged to Lakewood citizens. The hospital was Lakewood’s largest employer and largest charity, providing annual taxes, rent and charitable services in excess of $9 million per year before all three voted AGAINST the interest of Lakewood taxpayers and AGAINST Lakewood’s most vulnerable citizens. 

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

8th Annual Harvest Pork Chop Dinner and Raffle

On Sunday, October 29, Transfiguration Parish will hold its 8th Annual Harvest Pork Chop Dinner in the parish hall at 12608 Madison Avenue, Lakewood. Dinners will be served from noon until 3:30 p.m. Each dinner includes two pork chops, mashed potatoes and gravy, sauerkraut (optional), green beans, applesauce, dinner roll, dessert, and coffee. The cost for dinner tickets is $15 for adults, $6 for children ages 5 to 12, and free for children age 4 and under. Purchasing dinner tickets in advance is strongly recommended for both dine-in and for take-out dinners. A limited number of dinners will be available at the door. Phone reservations (to be paid at the door) can be made by October 22 by calling 216-228-1134 or 216-269-9801. Please note that any unclaimed reservations will be released for sale at 3 p.m. on October 29.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

Eagles Roll Past Canada Prep

Eagle defenders swarm a Canada Prep ball carrier during second half action. 

St. Edward easily defeated Canada Prep 31-7 on Saturday afternoon at First Federal Lakewood Stadium. The victory pushed the Eagles record to 8-0 on the season, and likely clinched a spot in the OHSAA playoffs. It also served tune up for the Eagles, who now face state powers Moeller and St. Ignatius in the final two weeks of the season.

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Volume 13, Issue 21, Posted 6:05 PM, 10.14.2017

Time For A New City Council

The current Council's latest "accomplishment" - the Medical Marijuana Ordinance - clearly shows that each of the Council members is out of touch with us common people, that they don't "get it," and shouldn't continue in office.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

Salvage Items Available At Historical Society's Fall Sale

Need to replace a door? Stop by and see if there may be an appropriate solution for your century home. The Lakewood Historical Society’s fall sale is scheduled for Saturday, October 21 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at the skate house at Lakewood Park (14710 Lake Avenue). The sale will feature a variety of items recently salvaged from Lakewood homes that have undergone remodeling or are scheduled for demolition. Items include interior and exterior doors, hardware, windows (leaded and stained glass), as well as other pieces. These items, which were destined for the dump, have been reclaimed through the hard work of our volunteers.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

LPL Calendar Of Events Compiled by Elaine Rosenberger

Thursday, October 19
Author Event - "Missing: Coming to Terms with a Borderline Mother"
by Kathy Ewing

Northeast Ohio native Kathy Ewing never understood why her mother was so unhappy. It was not until Ewing herself became a mother of two that she sought to understand her mother’s cold and absent behavior. This behavior mystified her until she made the connection between her mother’s coldness and Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). In "Missing," Ewing presents a memoir sharing her childhood memories that showcase her mother’s troubling behavior and explain the BPD diagnosis. 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 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

Taking A Gap Year

Before I graduated from high school this year, I decided that I wouldn't go to college right away. Like many other students, I wanted to take a gap year first. In Germany, this is a very common thing to do. Here in the United States, many people have asked me about my plans and showed their approval when I told them about my personal gap year. Their interest is the reason why I'm writing this article.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

"Connecting For Kids" To Honor Kind Kid; Nominations Now Being Accepted

During the month of October, Connecting for Kids will be celebrating kindness with Facebook posts, newsletter articles and website resources that provide families with tips for teaching kindness and compassion to their children. As part of this celebration, the organization is opening up nominations for the Kind Kid Award.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

Foundation Planning Task Force To Host Community Conversation

The Foundation Planning Task Force has been entrusted to explore, discuss, and recommend to City Council the nature, scope, mission, and governance of a new wellness foundation for the benefit of Lakewood (for more information, please visit http://www.onelakewood.com/wellness-foundation-task-force/) to be completed within a sixteen – eighteen month time-frame. The task force is in an information gathering phase; below is a summary of their work done in pursuit of completing their task(s) in a timely manner: 

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

Senator Skindell Introduces Legislation To Create The Prescription Drug Assistance Program For Seniors, Disabled Ohioans And Veterans

This past week Senator Michael J. Skindell (D-Lakewood) introduced Senate Bill 215 to create the Ohio Rx Plan to help many Ohioans obtain the medications they need. The Ohio Rx Plan would benefit seniors, the disabled, veterans and Bronze Plan enrollees under the Affordable Health Care Act.
 
“Many Ohioans are struggling to pay out-of-pocket costs for insurance premiums, deductibles and co-pays to acquire needed medications,” Senator Skindell said. “Passage of this legislation will result in Ohio joining a number of states providing prescription drug assistance to seniors and others who need help obtaining their medications.”
 
According to research by the National Conference of State Legislatures, in 2016 more than a dozen states offered State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program (SPAPs) that "wrap-around" or add to the Part D benefits, including drugs bought by Medicare patients during the so-called "donut hole" spending category (http://www.ncsl.org/research/health/medicare-prescription-drug-tools.aspx).  
 
In 2016, 1,030,738 Ohioans were enrolled in a Medicare Stand Alone Prescription Drug Plan (Part D) and 661,324 were enrolled in a Medicare Advantage Plan (Part C) with prescription drug coverage, according to Healthpocket, a consumer health information company. Using data from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, HealthPocket also found that:

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

Heavy: Reviews Of Recent Releases By Local Bands, Pt. 57

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. 

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

Grace Lutheran To Celebrate The 500th Anniversary Of Reformation

Grace Lutheran Church, located at the corner of Madison and Grace Avenues in Lakewood across from Madison Park, will be celebrating the 500th Anniversary of The Reformation on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22ND, AT 4 PM. The service will feature a processional by Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod (LCMS) clergy, a procession of banners made by congregations from Ohio and Pennsylvania, special music by The Lutheran Wind Ensemble an adult mass choir, and the bell choir of Grace Lutheran Church. The entire Greater Lakewood Community is cordially invited to attend this once in a lifetime celebration.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017

Preschool Information Night Is On October 23rd - Open To All

The Lakewood Early Childhood PTA (LECPTA) is hosting its annual Preschool Information Night on Monday, October 23rd from 6:30 - 8 p.m. at Hayes Elementary School (16401 Delaware Avenue) in the Cafeteria. Representatives from area preschools will provide information about their programs at tables and answer individual questions from parents and caregivers. Preschool Information Night is a great opportunity for young area families to learn about the variety of preschool options in our community.

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Volume 13, Issue 20, Posted 12:05 PM, 10.17.2017