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On one of his last days in the job, retiring Lakewood Police Chief Tim Malley, 60, reminisced about a 38-year career that had a lot of highs — and some lows.

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While most residents on the Westshore enjoy everything the lake has to offer, some are saying thank you by working to keep it healthy. Bay Village Sea Scouts Maeve Kilroy, Maeve Galla, Amy Burgy and their skipper, Richard Gash, have developed an award-winning plan to protect the shoreline of…

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As businesses continue to carefully reopen with a “new normal,” the local arts community is also taking baby steps toward a comeback. BAYarts has begun a series of art showings at its campus on Lake Road in the Huntington Reservation.

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The Avon Lake Public Library will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday if the library Board of Trustees gives its final approval during a meeting scheduled for Thursday evening.

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District officials will be looking for public input at the July 15 school board meeting as they continue to wrestle with whether to place an operating levy on the November ballot.

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After 11 years, a city stormwater project designed to prevent future contamination of Lake Erie’s waters may finally be launched.

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While Black Lives Matter protests continue nationwide and locally, officials in Lakewood are looking to learn more about how they can improve handling racial diversity.

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“Irresistible,” one of the first post-quarantine films of the year, is an unconventional rom-com disguised as a political movie — or vice versa.

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If you're a fan of fireworks, the city of Avon and Lake Erie Crushers has a treat in store. They announced over the weekend plans to hold a 4th of July fireworks program. It will be at Crushers Stadium, 2009 Baseball Blvd., off Colorado Ave. in Avon.

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Empty bicycle racks in stores ranging from independents to big box stores have made bicycles a hot commodity in this summer of not-much-organized sports. There is one place where bicycles are plentiful: area police departments.

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There are book clubs for all reading tastes and levels: young adult; mystery; and celebrity book clubs. A Rocky River teenager believes it’s time for an Anti-Racism Book Club for the Westshore. Addy Zenko’s goal is to help community members learn about issues such as racial inequity.

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Molly Darnell and her two little girls wanted to thank some very special people. On Thursday, they and fellow Avon residents and business owners delivered 48 gift bags full of goodies for members of their police department.

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North Olmsted will have a “workshop on wheels” this fall to help deal with sewer, flooding and other potential problems.

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Elementary and middle school students living within two miles of their schools would be ineligible for bus service under a proposal district officials are considering to comply with social-distancing rules.

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A bipartisan federal government effort to direct money into national parks, COVID-19-sniffing dogs and hugs for senior citizens were but a few of the half dozen or more topics touched on during a public Zoom meeting called “Reasons to Smile.”

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Avon Lake has a new and improved website. It went online June 16 and is based on the one designed for the city’s bicentennial celebration in 2018-19, said Barb Cagley, Avon Lake digital media director.

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Fundraising efforts for a $5.7 million renovation project seeking to make the Beck Center for the Arts’ 3.5-acre campus energy efficient and more accessible nearly grinded to a halt in the wake of the pandemic.

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As Lakewood experiences a resurgence in popularity and revitalization of its historic housing stock, one group doesn’t want residents to forget how it all started. LakewoodAlive, a nonprofit advocacy group, met with state officials June 18 to promote designating Detroit Avenue between Ethel …

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Fans of the Greek Food Festival will be happy to hear that the popular event at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church is still taking place this weekend, although in altered form.

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For Bay Village residents Brynna Sooy and Ellie Frey, the best part of summer when they were children was running a lemonade stand at Sooy’s home on Bassett Road. Their stand had a twist: They’d also sell handmade items such as bracelets.

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When A.B. Graham started what is considered the country's first 4-H club in Clark County, Ohio, in 1902, he wanted kids to learn through hands-on experiences. That first club focused on growing tomatoes and corn in largely agrarian Ohio.

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A rock. A piece of paper. An unfrosted cake or cupcake. You can put just about any plain surface in front of 16-year-old Alyssa Molina and she will turn it into a work of art in no time.

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The Lorain Public Library System reopened its six branch locations to the public Monday. Three of the branches are in the West Life readership area — Avon, North Ridgeville and Sheffield Lake.

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Three new businesses may soon be in the space previously home to a Pat Catan’s craft store on Center Ridge Road. The space, which is being renamed the Shoppes at North Ridgeville, is owned by Eidi Properties of Toledo.

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A Saturday fire caused by hot ashes from a fire pit too close to the home at 19588 Lake Road in Rocky River caused more than $150,000 in damage before being controlled by firefighters from Bay Village, Rocky River and Lakewood. No one was injured and the home’s tenant will be staying with fa…

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The Avon Board of Education voted unanimously June 16 to issue and sell $17.5 million in bonds to build a new performing arts center and complete renovations of the kitchen and common areas at the high school.

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A morning cleaning project for a new Bay Village homeowner was more explosive than she expected when she found a grenade in the garage of her East Oakland Road home.

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Nice weather and guidelines have spurred a return of visitors to Veterans Memorial Park on Lake Road.

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Construction restrictions imposed by Pennsylvania during the coronavirus pandemic turned into good news for Westlake, Mayor Dennis Clough said Thursday in a “Moments with Mayor Clough” virtual meeting with a handful of residents.

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The recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and Rayshard Brooks are providing a teachable moment for the North Olmsted schools to show that black lives matter, school board member Brian Hall said.