Broadmoor selects charitable cause

by Submitted

WILLOUGHBY - With the rise of chemical addictions in Ohio, the staff at Broadmoor School have selected the Friends of Recovery in Willoughby as their charitable cause this holiday season.

No train horns in Mentor 'Quiet Zones'

by Glen Miller

 MENTOR – The new Plaza Boulevard railroad crossing scheduled to open in early 2018 may soon become the first area in the city where locomotives won't sound their loud warning horns because of a “Quiet Zone” resolution approved by Mentor City Council Dec. 5.

Mall entertainment area and updated junk ordinances approved

by Glen Miller

MENTOR – City Council is keeping itself busy despite the upcoming Christmas and New Year's holidays. At its Dec. 5 meeting, it approved an ordinance making more than 97 acres of land around the Great Lakes Mall a Community Entertainment District, a state designation that allows issuance of 15 new liquor licenses.
It also approved an update to the city's property maintenance code that prevents abandoned and inoperable vehicles, and different kinds of boats, from being permanently stored at a residence if they are considered eyesores.

CSX is Mentor's Grinch for Christmas

by Glen Miller

Mentor – The city isn't getting the Christmas gift it was expecting from CSX Railroad, the long-awaited opening of the Plaza Boulevard railroad crossing.

Federal agencies help and hinder LEEDCo project

by Marian McMahon

LAKE COUNTY - Commissioner John Hamercheck, Lake County’s representative on the Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation (LEEDCo) Board, gave an update at the Nov. 30 Board of Commissioners meeting.

Trustees explain use of executive sessions

by Marian McMahon

PERRY TOWNSHIP - Trustee Bob Dawson stated there have been comments about the Board of Trustees’ executive sessions on social media recently, when giving his reports at the Nov. 28 meeting.

AAA Awards local police for safety efforts

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NORTHEAST OHIO - AAA East Central continued its tradition this year of honoring local police departments for their outstanding efforts in making their communities safer for all modes of travel. Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze awards and commendations were presented.