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Transitioning Olmsted Falls government leads some to question city’s future

By Nicole Hennessy Olmsted Falls Just a few weeks ago, newly elected Mayor Ann Marie Donegan began her tenure as mayor of Olmsted Falls, confident and ready to dive into the city’s issues, the election behind her. While some of the funding and tactics used during the election are still raising questions within the city, [...]

Exploring Northeast Ohio’s heroin problem

By Nicole Hennessy Westshore Last year I wrote a short series about heroin use in Northeast Ohio – an epidemic, they say. A seemingly unsolvable situation after a decade of opiate-based painkillers being prescribed for every little ailment, ache and pain, until the number of addicts became noticeable and the process to stop the trend began, [...]

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 [...]

 

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