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Cooperation, additional steps can help prevent water woes, officials say

By Jeff Gallatin Westshore Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur and Bay Village Mayor Debbie Sutherland believe steps can be taken to help local communities avoid the issues that hampered the Toledo area during its recent water crisis. Both longtime government officials said Westshore-area communities don’t face the same issues that caused the Lake Erie algal bloom and [...]

Walker-Nantucket lift station upgrade getting underway

By Jeff Gallatin Bay Village Upgrades to Bay Village municipal sewer services continue this week as work gets underway on the Walker-Nantucket lift station, safety-service Director Scott Thomas said. City Council, in April, awarded the contract for $103,640 to Nerone and Sons, a Cleveland firm, for the renovation work. The lift station contains pumps that [...]

Bay hires one firefighter, starts preparing for other expected opening

By Jeff Gallatin Bay Village City officials have hired one firefighter and are making initial preparations for bringing in another to deal with retirements and maintain full shift staffing in the fire department. Mark Obran, who was a city of Lorain firefighter, and also is an Amherst volunteer firefighter and certified paramedic, started with the [...]

Westlake, North Olmsted looking to raise speed limit on Crocker/Stearns link from 35 to 45 mph

By Jeff Gallatin Westshore City officials in Westlake and North Olmsted are considering raising the speed limit on the Crocker/Stearns roadway between Center Ridge and Lorain roads from 35 to 45 miles per hour. North Olmsted City Council was scheduled to introduce the legislation at its regular meeting last night – the first since its [...]