Lakewood OH

Area officials decry possible closing of Chicago EPA office due to Trump budget cuts

By Jeff Gallatin Westshore Area governmental officials say reports that the Chicago Environmental Protection Agency regional office could be closed as a result of the Trump administration’s slashing of the agency’s budget would be a major blow to the Westshore. After the reports came out in Chicago and national media last week, Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur […]

Helping many groups leads to Roshetko being Citizen of the Year

By Jeff Gallatin NORTH OLMSTED Assistance big or small to a wide range of groups and people has always been the norm for 2017 North Olmsted Community Council Citizen of the Year Beth Roshetko. In the clues leading up to the revealing of her identity as the 2017 winner at the annual dinner Thursday at […]

Officials: Bay fireworks pact won’t fizzle with rain date

By Jeff Gallatin Bay Village Bay Village has approved the Bay Days firework contract with a rain date without putting a damper on the overall festival, city officials said. After engaging in a lengthy discussion several weeks ago about whether or not a rain date was necessary for the annual festival celebrating the Independence Day holiday in […]

Bay mayor taking search for animal control officer to fellow chief execs

By Jeff Gallatin Westshore Bay Village officials have resorted to a new type of executive search in their quest to find a full-time animal control officer for their city and their nearby West Shore neighbor, North Olmsted. Mayor Paul Koomar said he is letting other mayors in the Cuyahoga County Mayors and Managers Association know […]