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Ex-coach could get 20 years in jail for charges

By Jeff Gallatin Westshore A former Bay High School JV boys basketball coach could get more than 20 years in prison after being indicted by a Cuyahoga County grand jury on sexual assault charges stemming from what officials term “inappropriate relationships” with two teenage girls. Kevin Fillinger, 26, of Fairview Park, is scheduled to be [...]

No foul play suspected in North Olmsted woman’s death in metroparks

By Jeff Gallatin North Olmsted No foul play is suspected in the death of a 57-year-old North Olmsted woman whose body was found in water behind the Rocky RiverNature Center in the Cleveland Metroparks early Sunday afternoon, officials said. Metroparks officials said the body has been sent to the Cuyahoga County medical examiner’s office to [...]

School board authorizes treasurer to seek figures for 2 different ballot issue

By Jeff Gallatin North Olmsted School officials will consider proposals for two plans seeking more than $80 million in district facility improvements – including a new sixth- through 12th-grade school – as the Aug. 6 deadline for getting any proposal on the November ballot gets closer. One proposal seeks bonds for building the new school, [...]

Officer runs into busy 480 traffic to save distraught man

By Jeff Gallatin North Olmsted A traffic stop first for veteran North Olmsted patrolman Matt Beck last Thursday resulted in his going on foot into daytime traffic on Interstate 480 and pulling to safety a distraught 54-year-old Lakewood man who had run onto the busy roadway in an apparent attempt to “commit self-harm.” North Olmsted [...]

 

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