Sheffield Lake road improvement project

Community Road in Sheffield Lake will receive a major overhaul between now and October following approval Aug. 26 of a $184,000 Community Development Block Grant by Lorain County commissioners.

The city will provide the balance of funding to complete the nearly $400,000 project, which will be done by Buckeye Excavating and Construction, Inc. of Norwalk and include waterline replacement, asphalt repaving, new curbs and catch basins.

North Ridgeville bulk collection delayed

In observance of Labor Day, Republic Services will delay trash pickup by one day. Trash collection, including bulk pickup for homes on State Route 83 and all homes to the east, will occur today. Bulk trash collection for homes west of Route 83 will be Tuesday.

Avon plans shred day Sept. 19

Avon residents can have personal documents safely destroyed at a city “shred event” from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 19, at Avon City Hall, 36080 Chester Road. Residents are to remain in their cars for this free event. The city will have two bins available. The event might be closed early if both bins are full.

Fairview Park Women’s Club hosts fundraiser

The Fairview Park Women’s Club is hosting a fundraiser throughout September. To participate, print out the flyer at, then present it during checkout at Dean’s Greenhouse, 3984 Porter Road, in Westlake. Dean’s will donate 20% of every purchase to the club, which will in turn use the funds for its scholarship program and community needs.

Hazardous waste collection

North Olmsted residents may drop off hazardous household waste at the fleet garage behind City Hall during daylight hours through Sept. 20. Residents can also dispose of scrap tires there between 7 a.m.-6 p.m. all month.

Westside Flea returning

Westside Flea will return to North Olmsted Community Park from 9 a.m to -3 p.m. Sept. 19. A wide variety of items will be available, including food trucks, homemade jewelry, estate sale items, home decor, handcrafted art, homemade desserts and local produce. There will also be live music. For updates, visit or check out the Westside Flea Facebook page, @westsideflea.

Waste dropoff and shredding event

Fairview Park will host a hazardous waste dropoff and shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 19 behind City Hall. Interested parties must provide proof of residency, and items must be stored in their vehicle’s trunk for safe and easy transfer. A truck will be present to ensure private information is shredded confidentially. Residents must limit the amount of material being shredded to two copy paper-size boxes. A list of acceptable hazardous waste items can be found at

Coffee and Catch-Up

Though Fairview Park’s Senior Center has been closed since March, the Senior Life Department is hosting a weekly “Coffee and Catch-Up” Zoom meeting at 10 a.m. on Fridays. An email address is required to join, as is access to a computer, tablet or smartphone. Interim Senior Life Director Laura Brondos will share news and information about the Senior Center and answer questions during the weekly meetings. For questions or to sign up for the Zoom meeting, call the Senior Center at 440-356-4437.

Porter Library names new trustee

Westlake resident William Perry has been appointed to the Westlake Porter Public Library Board of Trustees. Perry replaces Audrey Forrest, who stepped down earlier this year. He will fulfill her term which expires in December 2025. Perry is an attorney who owns and operates an independent law practice in Westlake. Prior to receiving his Juris Doctor from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. he was a PR/communications specialist at Progressive Insurance. Perry received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cleveland State University.

Olmsted Trash & Treasure sale

The Olmsted Historical Society will hold a Trash & Treasure Sale with new items from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday and Sept. 17 and 24 in the display barn at Frostville Museum, 241012 Cedar Point Road, North Olmsted. Follow social distancing, masks and state rules. Anyone who would like to contribute items for the sale, contact Bob Lame at 440-292-7822 to arrange to meet with him at Frostville with your merchandise.

Westlake Connecting for Kids

Connecting for Kids will hold its Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 via Zoom. Join Chris Chambers, M.ED OTR/L of Abilities First LLC, presenting “Distance Learning Focus Fixes.” This program is presented in partnership with Westlake Porter Public Library and is supported by a grant from the Rotary Club of Lakewood-Rocky River, Sunrise and Noon Clubs, Rotary of North Ridgeville, Rotary of Westlake-Bay Village and West Shore Rotary. This program is for adults only. Register and attend this program to earn a free care package that includes school supplies and parent self-care/support items. Register at; email; or call/text 440-570-5908; para Espanol 440-907-9130.

Local superintendent honored nationally

Bay Village City Schools Superintendent Jodie Hausmann has been named a 2020 Superintendent to Watch by the National School Public Relations Association, an organization dedicated to advancing education through communication. Hausmann was selected along with 23 other district leaders for their use of communication technology in innovative and effective ways.

Qualifications for the award include having fewer than five years’ experience; implementing a communication program for the district that includes the use of new communication technology as well as more standard communication tools; and integrating communication goals and strategies into the district’s strategic plan. The honoree also needed to have an active, visible involvement in the district's communication effort.

Since starting her tenure as superintendent in 2018, Hausmann has been active in the district’s communication efforts. This includes her monthly podcast where she interviews students doing interesting things in the district.

Other honorees hail from districts in Texas, New Jersey and Kentucky. In Ohio, Superintendent Tracy Wheeler of the Berea City School District was also honored. No other superintendent on the Westshore was selected for this honor.

City preparing for deer season

The Bay Village Police Department is gearing up for its third annual deer culling program with the state. Last week, officials posted a deer survey with 13 questions to see how the deer population is affecting the city.

“Because there are less motorists out, the deer population has (been) left unchecked,” said Police Chief Kathy Leasure. “This could mean a larger population of fertile deer will be out in the fall. This in turn will mean there will be more deer around the city in the spring when the females have their fawns.”

Deer culling will be done by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and typically takes place in November or December, depending on weather. Last year, state sharpshooters rounded up 35 deer. The meat collected goes to Second Harvest Food Bank of North Central Ohio.

There have been five reported car accidents involving deer this year. In 2019, there were 19 reports in Bay Village, Leasure said.

To take the survey, go to Deadline for completion is Oct. 31.

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