Lakewood OH


Humphrey the Hamster rolls into heart of Bay Village

For a little guy, Humphrey the Hamster sure gets around. Not only is the lovable children’s book character all over Normandy Elementary School, he’s managed to land in businesses, homes and hearts all over the city of  Bay Village. He’s been helped on his travels by many people in the school and community, led by […]

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, […]

Culture: The driving force of education

As the director of a small team, I once had an upper manager advise me, “Wherever you put your focus, that will be what your team focuses on, too.” And soon after, I realized how true that statement was, not only in management but with everything in life. We see it every day. As a […]

Set a good pace when going from couch to 5K

By Ryan Kaczmarski I started this summer with a goal of competing in, and finishing, the annual Classic at Mastick 5K cross country race. I have covered the event over the last few years, and I thought it would be fun to get out there and run with all of the local cross country teams […]