Westlake School Board to decide on new tax (live coverage)

WESTLAKE, Ohio — Westlake school board will decide whether to ask voters for more money to maintain school buildings and replace buses at its meeting tonight. The board will decide whether to place a new property tax on the May 4 ballot to pay for capital projects, such building and bus repairs, safety and security […]

One dead in Willoughby mobile home fire, firefighters searching for pets

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio— A 64-year-old man died early Thursday in a mobile home fire. Fire officials say the fire started about 5 a.m. in the Orchard Mobile Home Park on Euclid Avenue. Assistant Fire Chief Kurt Cook said the man was pulled from the fire near the door of his home. Cook said it appeared the […]

Davis-Besse nuclear plant should be permanent closed for safety reasons: Letter to the Editor

First, SB 310 decimated Ohio’s renewable energy and efficiency programs. Now, First Energy’s proposed Purchase Power Agreement could cost ratepayers up to $3 billion over 15 years to prop up their old, failing, noncompetitive Sammis coal plant and Davis-Besse nuclear reactor. Davis-Besse has been plagued by near catastrophes since its inception: ● 1977 – A […]

‘Tammy,’ the traveling feline, lovin’ life as law school roommate: People and their pets

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio — This is my cat, Tammy.  I saw your pet photo section (People and their pets) in the newspaper, and would love to have Tammy featured. Tammy is actually a boy.  He is around 3 years old.  My roommates and I, at The University of Akron, found him outside our house.  He would […]

Should Greater Cleveland suburbs limit the number of years elected officials can serve? Focus on the suburbs

CLEVELAND, Ohio — Should Greater Cleveland suburbs limit the number of years their elected officials can hold office? Some do already, including Independence and Seven Hills, and Beachwood has an issue on the Feb. 3 ballot to limit the terms of mayor and council representatives. Some argue, however, that citizens themselves can limit terms by the […]