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North Olmsted MDA car show founder ready to ride off into sunset

By JEFF GALLATIN NORTH OLMSTED – After 30 years of running the annual North Olmsted Firefighters Cruise-in for Muscular Dystrophy, the award-winning show’s originator Carl Schanz is ready to turn off the show’s high-revving engine. Schanz said this year’s July 12 show from 5-9 p.m. in the Great Northern Corporate Center parking lot (across from […]

Bay Village man hopes book, foundation will help those battling addiction

By JEFF GALLATIN BAY VILLAGE – Family has always been important to Bill Ayars, and he’s using a memoir of trips with his family down the Mississippi River and the subsequent loss of his daughter to a drug overdose to help others deal with the deadly problem of addiction. Ayars is donating $10 out of […]

Book Nook helps open Great North Mall’s new Live 360 Studio

  By JEFF GALLATIN NORTH OLMSTED – Visitors to Great Northern Mall now have something beyond just buying the latest fashions or mall food. For the first time in nearly a decade, they now can find a comfortable spot in a 120-store shopping center to browse through books and even attend a family story time for […]

North Olmsted fireworks show becoming tradition again

By JEFF GALLATIN NORTH OLMSTED – Since returning three years ago after a multi-decade hiatus, the city of North Olmsted fireworks show is rapidly reestablishing itself as a staple of Independence Day activity for the city. This year’s Boom! fireworks watch party will again be held at Great Northern Mall starting at 7 p.m. The […]



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