Lakewood OH

New fire chief brings experience, commitment to post

By Sue Botos Rocky River Newly named Rocky River Fire Chief, Lt. Aaron Lenart seemed destined for a career battling blazes. “I come from a long line of public service,” Lenart said during a recent interview, noting that his grandfather, father and two uncles were firefighters, and that his mother was a nurse. “My brother [...]

Justice’s path leads him back to road patrol

By Jeff Gallatin North Olmsted Jack Justice hit the road Dec. 10 – and he couldn’t be happier about it. Justice, a veteran North Olmsted police officer who was severely injured March 1 when his car was hit by an alleged drunk driver while Justice was on his way home in Medina County, went out [...]

New ambulance to roll for fire department; chief selection announced

By Sue Botos Rocky River Fire Chief Chris Flynn may not be getting a new ladder truck as a going-away gift, but a few more items, including an ambulance, are expected to be replaced during the upcoming year. “A few things have been aging, not only the chief,” Flynn quipped during his presentation to City [...]

Accidental fire caused by burning candle, fire chief says

By Jeff Gallatin North Olmsted An accidental fire caused by a candle burning down in a garage caused an estimated $40,000 in damage to a home on Tara Lynn Drive Dec. 10, North Olmsted Fire Department officials said. North Olmsted fire Chief Ed Schepp said the initial reports of the fire getting underway came in [...]