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Electrical problem likely caused fire which killed Columbia Road couple

By Jeff Gallatin North Olmsted Investigators said faulty electrical wiring in the back of a house in the 5700 block of Columbia Road likely caused an accidental fire that claimed the lives of two residents Friday morning. Husband and wife, James and Gloria Joyce, both 73, died as a result of the fire, which neighbors [...]

School board sticks with the state, rejects joining national group

By Jeff Gallatin North Olmsted Members of the North Olmsted school board Jan. 21 narrowly decided to stick with membership in the Ohio School Boards Association only, and rejected joining the National School Boards Association. In rejecting joining the national group for its $4,100 annual fee, the three school board members who voted against it [...]

Kemper honored for 50 years of service and goodness

By Jeff Gallatin Bay Village Fifty – 50 – years’ worth of people jammed into Bay Village City Council chambers Monday to tell Joan Kemper how special she is. All the members of the overflow crowd at the City Council meeting were there to honor Kemper for her 50 years of service in a wide [...]

Columbia Station man’s license suspended for life, gets 4 years for accident which severely injured off-duty officer

By Jeff Gallatin North Olmsted A Columbia Station man is facing four years in jail and had his driver’s license suspended for life after he was sentenced in Medina County Common Pleas Court Monday on charges stemming from a March 2014 incident in which his truck struck an off-duty North Olmsted police officer driving home. [...]