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Investigators: Battery spark likely caused school bus fire

By Jeff Gallatin North Olmsted A bus fire which totally destroyed a North Olmsted City School district bus Friday morning in the Middle School parking lot likely was caused by a spark from vehicle batteries, investigators said. Both safety and school district officials said Monday preliminary investigation showed the spark apparently happened after the bus […]

Family escapes Elm Street fire

By Jeff Gallatin North Olmsted There was nothing suspicious about an early morning fire last Thursday which caused an Elm Street family to leave their home, North Olmsted safety officials said. “We’re still looking into the exact cause, but there was nothing suspicious about it,” said Lt. Carl Schanz of the North Olmsted Fire Department. […]

North Olmsted firefighters turn into Santas after garage fire

By Jeff Gallatin North Olmsted After dousing a Dec. 14 fire which totaled a Wellesley Avenue family’s garage, a group of North Olmsted firefighters took off their fire gear and became Santa Clauses. Because of the severity of the fire, the vast majority of the family Christmas presents were destroyed in the blaze. After learning […]

Koomar takes oath of office as Bay mayor

By Jeff Gallatin Bay Village For new Bay Village Mayor Paul Koomar, Sunday’s swearing-in ceremony in the City Council Chambers was an event he never expected to be taking part in when he entered public service. “No, not at all,” he said, when asked if he ever expected or wanted to become mayor after he […]