Lakewood OH

Academics, college readiness factor into new state testing

By Sue Botos Rocky River As promised, Assistant Superintendent Liz Anderson brought back an update of the new state-mandated graduation requirements from the Ohio School Boards Association’s Capital Conference and Trade Show, held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center Nov. 9-12. Rocky River board members and administrators were among approximately 10,000 educators from throughout the [...]

‘Lockdown’ has a whole new meaning

ALICE is an acronym that stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate. Those tactics are not intended to be implemented in that order, but rather dynamically, based on changing circumstances.

Bay detective leads investigation that cracked major identity theft ring

By Jeff Gallatin Bay Village A veteran Bay Village police detective who led a several-year investigation into an identity theft ring has seen the recent conviction of its ringleader. The identity theft ring caused losses of over $1 million in fraudulent lines of credit and theft from people’s bank accounts. Brian Lumbus Jr., of Maple [...]

Home sweet home at last for area vet and his family

By Jeff Gallatin North Olmsted A Gulf War veteran Saturday was able to send home with honors a group of caring volunteers who made sure his family was finally able to walk into a home of their own. “What they did cannot be reciprocated,” an emotional Everett “Alex” Haworth said during the ceremony opening the [...]