Lakewood OH

New economic development director coming from South Carolina

Shawn Leininger has spent the past five years in various municipal positions in Bluffton, South Carolina, just inland from Hilton Head Island. He currently serves as Blufton’s assistant town manager and executive director of the Bluffton Public Development Corporation.

North Olmsted flying varsity home football games to Avon, North Ridgeville for next two years

By Jeff Gallatin NORTH OLMSTED Relatively new conference foes Avon and North Ridgeville high schools are proving to be good friends for North Olmsted when it comes to varsity football games in the next two years. North Olmsted Superintendent Mike Zalar said that Avon High School will host North Olmsted’s first two home games in […]

Teachers, school board chalk up a two-year contract extension

By Sue Botos Rocky River The Rocky River Teachers’ Association (RRTA) and the board of education have reached an agreement on a two-year extension of a contract approved in March 2014. The update calls for a 2-percent base pay hike, effective July 2017, for certificated and nonbargaining employees as well as an increase in employee […]

Bay firefighters rescue man stuck on overturned kayak in Lake Erie

By Jeff Gallatin Bay Village Rescuing a man stuck atop a kayak on Lake Erie in the early morning hours of April 19 likely qualifies as a first for the Bay Village Fire Department, fire Chief Chris Lyons believes. “We’ve had cars go over cliffs in the early morning, swimmers and other boaters and animals […]