August 27, 2015

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Man arrested for misconduct during Westlake hotel evacuation

Jonathan Simpson

WESTLAKE — A Tennessee man is currently in the Westlake City Jail awaiting a bond hearing after his arrest overnight for misconduct during a hotel evacuation for a bomb threat. Jonathan Simpson, 39, of Kingsport, Tenn., was allegedly refusing to move away from Westlake Fire trucks and firefighters as they investigated a bomb threat at the Courtyard Read More…

Westlake police seek attempted robbery suspect

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WESTLAKE — Police are seeking a man who tried to rob the BP station at the corner of Detroit and Columbia roads Tuesday night. The man, as seen in surveillance photos, walked into the station around 9:44 p.m. Tuesday, claimed he had a gun and demanded the cash in the register. The clerk said he didn’t Read More…

Sales solid locally for ‘Go Set a Watchman’

Books Harper Lee Attorney

It didn’t rival the hours-long lines of rabid fans waiting to get their hands on the final book in the “Harry Potter” series, but sales of Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman” on Tuesday ranged from a handful to steady at area bookstores. The novel picks up 20 years after the events of Lee’s famed Read More…

Westside Christian Academy adding ninth, 10th grade classes this year

WESTLAKE — For the first time, Westside Christian Academy in Westlake will offer ninth- and 10th-grade classes this school year. The academy has served kindergarten through eighth-grade students since it opened in 1996. The initial push to expand to kindergarten through 12th grade began about seven years ago, a few years before Headmaster Jim Whiteman Read More…

Westlake detective indicted

WESTLAKE — A Westlake police detective was indicted last week for using excessive force on a suspect and then trying to cover up the incident, according to a press release from the state attorney’s office. Robert Toth, 48, a 23-year-veteran of the Westlake Police Department, was placed on unpaid administrative leave from the position after Read More…

Doing their homework: Avon Lake’s Brian Mihalik and Westlake’s Jake Ryan enjoy NFL Rookie Symposium in Berea

BEREA — Two hundred and fifty-four players are participating in the weeklong NFL Rookie Symposium. But only two of them grew up within biking distance of the Browns’ training facility, which hosted the NFC Play 60 youth football clinic Friday. Eagles defensive end Brian Mihalik played high school football at Avon Lake, while Packers linebacker Read More…

Thirsty worker held at gunpoint

Michael Testa

WESTLAKE — A Sheffield Lake man never thought he’d be held at gunpoint for taking a drink from a water spigot, but that’s what he told police happened Monday. As a result, Michael Testa, 67, of Walden Drive, was arrested on charges accusing him of abduction, aggravated menacing and using weapons while intoxicated. He posted Read More…

Westlake man points gun at worker

WESTLAKE — A Sheffield Lake man never thought he’d be held at gunpoint for taking a drink from a water spigot, but that’s what he told police happened Monday. As a result, Michael Testa, 67, of Walden Drive, was arrested on charges accusing him of abduction, aggravated menacing and using weapons while intoxicated. He posted Read More…

Westlake Police seek two in breaking and entering

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WESTLAKE — Police are seeking a man and woman they believe broke into a Crocker Road medical office and stole seven laptop computers. After viewing security camera footage, police believe the pair forced their way into the hallway around 7:20 p.m. Saturday, and took seven Hewlett-Packard laptops, with an estimated value of $9,100. Anyone with Read More…

Bay Village Presbyterian church offers options for special-needs kids

PHOTO COURTESY BETH GOLIK
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…