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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 [...]

County Executive FitzGerald’s state of the county address outlines new plan

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore “Greater Cleveland has had its share of speeches and plans. And talk is cheap,” Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald began his fourth state of the county address Feb. 19. “It’s results that inspire confidence.” Cuyahoga, the most populous county in the state, measuring 459.8 square miles, has had its share of [...]

Local spiritual healer speaks at Lakewood Public Library

By Nicole Hennessy Lakewood His hands flat on the table before him, where a wooden flute lies on top of its case, Johnathan Davis chats with people as the auditorium at Lakewood Public Library gets more and more crowded. A diverse group fills seats, one by one, and focuses on him; most have come alone. [...]