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Author Archives: Peter Comings

West Life wins General Excellence

Columbus West Life  earned general excellence honors Feb. 9 at the annual Ohio Newspaper Association convention conducted in Columbus, the culmination of points awarded for first-place finishes in news coverage, original column and editorial writing and a second-place finish for design. The award is the fourth in as many years for the publication. The award [...]

Applications for vacant BOE seat due March 2

By Kevin Kelley Westlake Applications to fill the Westlake City Schools Board of Education seat being vacated by Andrea Rocco are due at 4 p.m. March 2. Board members will interview candidates the week of March 12. According to a news release by the district, the board anticipates selecting the new member at its March [...]

Clay Shirky a real eye-opener for people in the press

If someone had ever asked me directly, “Do you have any cognitive surplus?” I might first have asked, “What?” before answering, “I don’t think so.” I want to think everything I do with my time is important. Don’t you? Well, it turns out that’s not the case. You’d guessed that already. I want to turn [...]

Blake’s at Crocker Park shuts its doors for the last time

Westlake by Cynthia Schuster Eakin ​As the year 2011 came to a close, one Crocker Park restaurant quietly shut its doors for the last time. ​New Year’s Eve was the final business day for Blake’s Seafood Restaurant and Bar, owned by the Hyde Park Restaurant Group. ​“We didn’t see Blake’s as a growth vehicle for [...]