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Sheffield Lake: Leaders, businesses and residents polish up this one-time gem

Thursday, March 2nd, 2017

Sheffield Lake

By Michele Murphy

When Sheffield Lake residents Debbie Suarez and her husband returned home from vacation in 2013, they were shocked to discover a building project underway on Lake Road at Shoreway Shopping Center on the city’s far west side.

She says they had not heard a word about it, although she admits the only paper she was reading at the time was a daily paper …Read More

Local police and fire mutual aid efforts, communication enhanced through state grant

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Sheffield Lake/Avon/Avon Lake

By Michele Murphy

Police chiefs in Sheffield Lake, Avon and Avon Lake decided early last year to join forces to address what had been a stubborn issue with communications systems that did not interface well, or, put another way, didn’t “talk” to each other.

That posed another problem. They needed someone to help write a grant to the Ohio Development Service Agency for funding under …Read More

An eight-syllable word with four-letter-word implications

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

How many eight-syllable words do you know? Here’s one: interoperability. It means the ability to communicate and share real-time information and data.

Three area police departments – Avon, Avon Lake and Sheffield Lake – like words like interoperability because, from their perspectives, it means keeping us safe. As applied to safety force communications, it can also mean the difference between life and death.

That is why the …Read More

Sheffield Lake’s park improvements benefit families and city

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Sheffield Lake

By Michele Murphy

Mayor Dennis Bring smiles as he talks about seeing a young mom and her baby playing at one of Sheffield Lake’s parks, or watching kids play soccer or basketball.

He is determined to make good on a promise to restore and enhance the 10 parks peppered across the city. He acknowledges they had been neglected in recent years due to budget constraints. He …Read More