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Voters asked to add amendments to county charter

Cuyahoga County voters will decide on four proposed amendments to the county charter, which was originally approved by voters in November 2009 in the wake of the county corruption scandal. The charter replaced the three-commissioner form of government with an elected county executive and 11-member council, who took office following the November 2010 election.

Fire department to replace aging ladder truck

Westlake City Council voted unanimously Thursday to spend $895,000 on a new ladder truck and related equipment for the fire department. The new vehicle will replace a similar unit that has been in service for 24 years. The city also owns a second ladder truck, a 2002 unit that will remain in service. With the purchase, the Westlake fire department will continue to possess two ladder trucks.

Fairview’s century homes topic of talk

“Fairview Park Century Homes & Other Historical Sites” is the topic of tonight’s meeting of the Fairview Park Historical Society. The meeting will be at 7 p.m. in Bain Park Cabin, 21077 North Park Drive. Historical Society President Chris Gerrett will present images, facts and stories the community’s historical sites.

Bigfoot exists, lives in Ohio, researcher says

Marc DeWerth first became interested in bigfoot in the 1970s while watching an episode of “In Search Of…,” the TV program narrated by Leonard Nimoy that explored the paranormal. While watching the program, DeWerth’s grandfather told him of reported Bigfoot sightings in Ohio. Shortly afterwards, he came across a 1978 book by Canadian Bigfoot researcher John Green entitled “Sasquatch: The Apes Among Us” in the Hilliard Elementary School library.