Berea Rec is offering Scuba diving classes: Community Voices

City of Berea  BEREA, Ohio — The Berea Recreation Center is offering introductory and open water Scuba diving courses in February and March. Those who would like to learn what Scuba is all about can enroll in “Learn About Scuba Diving,” which will meet for three sessions, 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, Feb. 13 and Feb. […]

New in paperback: ‘Love & Treasure,’ ‘Mother Nature is Trying to Kill You,’ ‘The Novel Cure’ and more

Anchor, 331 pp., $15.95Anchor  Ayelet Waldman’s ambitious, wrenching novel Love Treasure (Anchor, 331 pp., $15.95) begins in the present when Jack Wiseman, dying of cancer, gives a mysterious pendant in the shape of a peacock to his granddaughter, Natalie, and asks her to find its rightful owner. Waldman then moves back to 1945 Salzburg, Austria, […]

Ohio 82 speed limits could drop near I-77 in Brecksville and Broadview Heights: See where

BROADVIEW HEIGHTS, Ohio – Speed limits on Ohio 82 in Brecksville and Broadview Heights should drop by 10 mph and 5 mph in two sections, according to an Ohio Department of Transportation speed study. The study looked at 82 roughly between Treeworth Boulevard — just west of Interstate 77 in Broadview Heights — and Brecksville Road in […]

Historical Society dues help with ongoing expenses : Whit & Whimsey

‘Sam’ Boyer, Sun News  BRUNSWICK, Ohio – Here’s your chance to help keep Brunswick history alive. The Brunswick Area Historical Society is holding its annual membership drive. The money raised goes for the day-to-day expenses of keeping Heritage Farm buildings in shape. This is the year the group hopes to re-open the farmhouse and with […]

East Cleveland’s shaky future: Editorial Board Roundtable

East Cleveland may be on its last legs financially. In November, Ohio Auditor Dave Yost said the community was “on the verge of collapse” and “insolvent” and had only made 2014 payroll through “sheer luck.” Yost then termed that luck “unlikely to continue.” Among the reasons: East Cleveland could no longer repair its streets because key equipment […]

Defective thermocouple can prevent furnace or water heater from working: The Weekly Fix

During the winter months, we all depend on our heating system to keep us warm. When it stops working, we can’t ignore it, but must act quickly. One common cause of furnace breakdown that can be easily diagnosed and repaired is failure of the thermocouple. The thermocouple is a safety device on most older furnaces […]

Police investigate burglary, stolen car: Cleveland Heights police blotter

Theft, Hampshire Road: At 5:31 p.m. on Jan. 23, a man reported someone had broken into his apartment and stolen his laptop and video game consoles. He also discovered his girlfriend’s car keys were missing, and found her Toyota Corolla had been stolen out of a garage. Police took fingerprints from the apartment and are […]

Father-son combo powers high-scoring No. 20 Elyria Catholic boys basketball (slideshow, video)

ELYRIA, Ohio — Elyria Catholic’s boys basketball team is one of the most explosive offensive outfits in the West Shore Conference, scoring 85 points in four of its past six games. At the heart of the high-scoring Panthers (11-4, 5-3) is the father-son connection between coach Phil Kuchta and his son Jake, a junior guard. “We […]

No. 6 Garfield Heights boys basketball defeats No. 7 Mentor, 61-42: Instant game story

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – After missing some easy shots early, the Garfield Heights boys basketball team got rolling on Friday night, as the Bulldogs defeated Mentor, 61-42. Led by 15 points and 15 rebounds from junior Willie Jackson, the Bulldogs (14-2, 8-0), ranked No. 6 in the Top 25, won their fifth straight game […]

Inside No. 6 Garfield Heights boys basketball’s 61-42 win against No. 7 Mentor: Top plays, stats, reaction (video)

GARFIELD HEIGHTS, Ohio – With just a couple of weeks before the playoff seeding is determined, Friday night presented an opportunity for the No. 6 Garfield Heights boys basketball team to show it deserves a high seed. That is exactly what the host Bulldogs (14-2, 4-1) did, as Willie Jackson finished with 15 points and […]