May 29, 2015

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Bay Village Presbyterian church offers options for special-needs kids

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Mattea Amoah and Kailee Skutt spend time with therapy dog Chloe the Chihuahua.

BAY VILLAGE – Typical peers. Intervention specialists. Inclusion classes. Special needs. These are words parents often hear at school. Many parents know firsthand what they mean because they have children with special needs who are in inclusion classes with typical peers and work with the intervention specialists throughout the day. Other parents hear the words Read More…

Police called for altercation involving Cavs player

WESTLAKE — Police were called to an altercation near Crocker Park involving a Cavs player Wednesday morning. A woman called 911 at 9:37 a.m. to report that a man and woman were fighting by a sport utility vehicle on the side of Crocker Road near Hilliard Boulevard. Police went to the scene and information was Read More…

North Ridgeville residents face off with Aurensen Drive developer

NORTH RIDGEVILLE — Residents of embattled Aurensen Drive finally got the chance to confront developer Anthony Valore over his plans for a 54-unit housing development that they say will create unnecessarily heavy traffic and ruin the tranquil neighborhood they have enjoyed for years. The 90-minute, standing-room-only session ended with the Westlake-based developer telling 60-plus residents Read More…

You’ve heard of a smoking gun? Police charge pair after finding smoking car

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WESTLAKE — Two people were charged with marijuana possession after smoking with the windows down as a police officer pulled up next to them, according to a news release. Richard Dolamore, 23, of Westlake, was also charged with obstruction of justice, while MacKenzie McWilliam, 21, of Bay Village, was also charged with child endangerment. A Read More…

NFL Draft: Veteran coach believes Westlake’s Jake Ryan has bright future in pros

Greg Mattison spent three years with the Baltimore Ravens coaching Ray Lewis, perhaps the greatest linebacker in football history. He was coordinator for one of the NFL’s best defenses that also featured Ed Reed, Haloti Ngata, Terrell Suggs and Bart Scott. Mattison, a 65-year-old with more than 40 years in the profession, coached Jake Ryan Read More…

High school softball: Pitching in the spotlight at Prebis Classic

For area softball fans or college scouts passing through town, this has to be one of the best weekends of the year. The collection of pitching talent that will take the field at the Prebis Memorial Classic beginning today in LaGrange and Wellington could be the best in the 10-year history of the event. This Read More…

Westlake runaway found Monday in Toledo

WESTLAKE – Missing teenager Domenic Dover was found in Toledo by the Toledo Police Department around 6 p.m. Monday. According to a press release issued by Westlake Police Capt. Guy Turner, Westlake Police picked Dover up and transported him to MetroHealth because he had admitted to recent drug and alcohol use. From there Dover was Read More…

Westlake police searching for runaway teen

WESTLAKE — Police are asking residents to keep an eye out for Domenic Dover, a 14-year-old boy who has been missing from his father’s house since April 1. Dover is described as about 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighing 133 pounds with straight brown hair and gray-blue eyes. He could be wearing a gray striped Read More…

Westlake police investigating hotel computer theft

WESTLAKE — Police are seeking a man who took two computers from the business center of the Courtyard by Marriott hotel Monday. The man, described as being around 40 years old, walked into the hotel lobby around 3:25 a.m., spoke briefly to a clerk and was not seen again. The value of the computers taken Read More…

Woman steals baby formula from Westlake store

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WESTLAKE – A woman has been videotaped stealing an unknown amount of baby formula from the CVS store at 30791 Detroit Road. According to Westlake police, the woman also is a suspect in three previous thefts of similar merchandise from the same store in the past 30 days.  The silver hatchback she fled in was Read More…