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Lakewood tests new drone in preparation for regular use

By Nicole Hennessy Lakewood With no media present or crowd gathered, Lakewood city employees headed down to the cliffs bordering the city to test a newly purchased drone Jan. 15. Required by the federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the city must service and monitor 130 sewer pipes that empty into Lake Erie. Now, thanks to [...]

Minimum wage increase could affect business owners and consumers

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore Sean Getty and John Lescher stand side by side with their backs to the counter of their Fairview Park Jersey Mike’s franchise, Lescher on a business call while Getty consults a laptop and printer, reacting to the conversation. Two employees diligently restock the sandwich shop and clean after the daily lunch [...]

Fairview chamber of commerce names attorney Business Person of the Year

By Nicole Hennessy Fairview Park At Ferris Steakhouse Jan. 8, members of the Fairview Park Chamber of Commerce proclaimed Mike Polito, a local attorney, 2013 Business Person of the Year. Founder of the firm he shares with his partners, Joseph Paulozzi and Derek Rodstrom, Polito is a longtime Fairview staple, having worked from three different [...]

North Olmsted’s new fire chief shares thoughts six months in

By Nicole Hennessy North Olmsted On Aug. 30, 2013, Edward Schepp took over as North Olmsted’s fire chief. New to North Olmsted, he’s spent the past few months settling into his new role and surroundings. In a question and answer session with West Life just after the new year, he had this to say: WL: [...]