Archive for March, 2017

Stop cyberbullies from turning social media into deadly weapons

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Do you recall what you were doing on Dec. 15 last year? It was a Friday, the last full weekend before Christmas. I suspect many were decorating, shopping, standing in line at the post office with out-of-town gifts to mail, baking, attending parties, or watching Hallmark Channel’s annual wall-to-wall holiday movies.

Also on that day, a man loaded up a strobe flashing image in a Tweet …Read More

Hamilton begins 28th year as voice of summer in Cleveland

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Avon Lake

By Michael Fitzpatrick

We’ve heard his voice so often over the years it’s not hard to think of him as a family member.

If that’s the case for you, then remember he lives in Avon Lake if you want to send him a Christmas card this winter. That’s where you’ll find the home of Tom Hamilton, the living, breathing soundtrack of the Cleveland Indians.

Hamilton’s been calling …Read More

Between jokes, mayors take time to address drug use

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Avon/Avon Lake

By Nicole Hennessy

A common thread emerged as Avon Mayor Bryan Jensen, Avon Lake Mayor Greg Zilka, Sheffield Lake Mayor Dennis Bring and Sheffield Village Mayor John D. Hunter took the stage at the annual North Coast Chamber of Commerce Mayor’s Luncheon March 16: the heroin and opioid epidemic.

In Avon and Avon Lake, talk of the epidemic and paths forward have become common.

Recently, Toledo artist Ryan …Read More

Making it to world championship with Makin’ Bacon robotics team from BIS

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Joseph DeLuca believes he knows the secret to the success of his robotics team, Makin’ Bacon. He and teammates, Ben Montgomery, Liam Towbridge and E.J. Torres “have been friends for a long time so we communicate well.” Having this awareness and the ability to use it is impressive given that Joe is in fourth grade and the rest are in fifth grade.

Fishing club helps bring state-funded nature program to city schools

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

North Ridgeville

By Michael Fitzpatrick

Some hardcore supporters of fishing are making sure the fundamentals of the sport will be taught to a younger generation.

The North Ridgeville Fishing Club (NRFC), with the assistance and cooperation of the North Ridgeville City Schools, will teach a class on fishing and nature conservation in the schools as part of a program funded by government money.

According to the district, the students …Read More