Lakewood OH

Freshmen will be first to take new state-mandated graduation exams

By Sue Botos Rocky River Freshmen beginning Rocky River High School this year will study the usual areas of math, science and English. But due to changes in state testing procedures, the way they absorb the information will be evaluated differently. “The courses are no different than they were last year. The changes will be [...]

Art show proves painting, illustration alive across the Westshore

Patt Long, president of the Westlake-Westshore Arts Council, explained at the recent artists reception that the Community of Fine Arts exhibition’s purpose is to showcase local talent.

For second time in three years, dispatcher aids person in major distress

By Jeff Gallatin Westshore For North Olmsted police dispatcher Tammy Farris, a short run outside the police department Wednesday evening may have been a lifesaver for a man in distress. Farris, an 18-year dispatcher at the department, used an EpiPen (which injects medicine into the recipient’s system) to help the man, whom paramedics later said [...]

National Welcoming Week events celebrate Cleveland’s immigrants

Cleveland is hosting several events as part of National Welcoming Week, which takes place now through Sept. 21. National Welcoming Week, sponsored by Welcoming America, recognizes refugee and immigrant contributions. This is the third annual National Welcoming Week and Cleveland’s first year participating. Events range from live music and artist demonstrations to restaurant food specials [...]