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Author Archives: Kevin Kelley

RTA’s No. 55 bus routes to get new names

RTA’s No. 55 bus line will be rechristened the Cleveland State line on Monday. The name change highlights $20 million in improvements along the Clifton Boulevard section of the route.

Navy SEALs forerunners chronicled in Westlake native’s book

Formed to emulate an Italian underwater combat team that had blown up several British ships in the harbor of Alexandria, Eqypt, in December 1941, the Maritime Unit (MU) developed innovative tactics and equipment. Patrick O’Donnell traces how primitive versions of scuba equipment were gradually improved so MU members could spend extended periods of time under water.

Hughes named permanent fire chief

Jim Hughes, who has led the Westlake Fire Department since August 2011, now has the full title that corresponds to his duties and responsibilities.

An encounter with Lee Harvey Oswald

Oswald explained how he gradually became disillussioned with his new life in the Soviet Union. He found the factory work boring. Workers were required to attend regular Communist Party rallies. Although workers could vote on some matters, the votes were formalities.