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Local author releases second book in series, gives talk in Lakewood

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore Just after the first of the year, Shaker Heights author Sam Thomas released the second book, “The Harlot’s Tale,” part of a four-novel series called “The Midwife’s Mystery.” After stumbling upon the will of a 17th-century midwife in York, England, Thomas began imagining what her life must have been like, fictionalizing [...]

Westlake Historical Society talks Sears homes

Nicole Hennessy Westshore “In every home in America, in the late 1800s, you had your Bible and you had your Sears catalog,” said Will Krause, Westlake’s assistant director of planning and economic development at a Feb. 27 Westlake Historical Society meeting. With photos of Sears Roebuck and Co. homes – once ordered piece by piece through the [...]

Olmsted Falls prepares to join regional dispatch center

By Nicole Hennessy Olmsted Falls Almost a decade after most Westshore cities regionalized their emergency dispatch center into Westcom, which operates out of St. John Medical Center in Westlake, Olmsted Falls and Olmsted Township are finalizing their collaboration with Strongsville, which is also in talks with North Royalton. Olmsted Falls Mayor Ann Marie Donegan, picking [...]

UPDATE: Olmsted Falls now considering forming full council of governments

By Nicole Hennessy Olmsted Falls Olmsted Falls is currently in talks with Strongsville in reference to joining their emergency dispatch center, which would cost the city an estimated annual fee of $300,000, saving them about $10,000. Those talks, now, have stalled, but are not completely off the table. A last-minute decision, the situation is further [...]