Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Taxel will talk about one of Cleveland's favorite landmarks, the West Side Market.
Anyone who has visited the West Side Market knows it's one of Cleveland's greatest treasures. With its origins dating back to 1840 the West Side Market, damaged by a fire earlier this year, but now fully opened, is Cleveland's oldest publicly owned market. Laura Taxel, co-author of Cleveland’s West Side Market: 100 Years and Still Cooking will talk about the Market at Westlake Porter Public Library on Tuesday, March 19 at 7 p.m. Taxel will talk about the two-year process of digging into historical records, interviewing people, and collecting the memories that come to life in the book. She’ll share facts and stories from the book as well as a few things that didn’t make it into print. “The book is filled with old archival images and …
Thursday, April 12, 2012
There is a voluntary recall on a toy exclusively sold at Kohl's.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission announced a voluntary recall on toy truck gifts given with the purchase of boys T-shirts exclusively at Kohl's because one caught fire and three others were smoldering. The toy is battery operated and there have been reports that the battery compartment can smolder or catch the trucks on fire, posing a fire and burn hazard to consumers, according to a Fire Service Alert forwarded to Patch by Stow Fire Safety Educator Sandy Ray. No injuries have been reported. This recall involves Big Movers Super Car toy trucks that were gifts with the purchase of Big Movers T-shirts that were sold between February and March. The 4-inch long blue trucks have over-sized tires and a flashing light on top and were …
Monday, July 11, 2011
The five-year levy will generate over $1 million for safety operations.
Westlake residents will see a renewal levy to generate funds for police and fire services on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. The five-year levy will generate over $1 million annually for police and fire operations, including salaries. “It does provide salary for our police and fire,” said Council President Michael Killeen. “It would create a number of issues if this didn’t pass.” Killeen stressed that this levy is a renewal, not a tax increase. Voters have cast their ballots in favor of the levy since 1966. The issue will need a majority vote to go into effect. “It’s important to maintain our level of service in police and fire,” said Mayor Dennis Clough. “I would recommend that voters consider its renewal.”
Friday, January 14, 2011
Police arrested a resident for arson, the Demons took a wrestling championship and heavy snow kept the city service department busy.
Police Suspect Man Of Causing Fire In Girlfriend's Apartment An apartment fire caused safety officials to evacuate 90 residents from a King James Parkway building early Tuesday morning. Police have arrested a building resident’s boyfriend, Mark Hudson, for aggravated arson on suspicion that he started the fire by leaving a lit cigarette in his girlfriend’s jacket pocket. Flu Activity Increases In Ohio The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are reporting an increase in flu activity across the state. It might be time to get that flu shot. We’ve got a list of places to get vaccinated right here in Westlake. Demons Win High School Wrestling Tournament The Westlake Demon wrestling team took the Columbia Wrestling Tournament on Saturday…
Investigators believe suspect started fire with lit cigarette.
Westlake police have arrested 34-year-old Mark Hudson on suspicion of aggravated arson in connection with the fire that broke out early Tuesday morning. The Westlake resident is now in Cuyahoga County Jail, awaiting charges from a grand jury. Firefighters discovered the blaze at 1851 King James Pkwy while responding to a call about smoke in a first-floor hallway. Fire crews contained the flames in the single unit, and with help from Rocky River and Bay Village, extinguished them within minutes. After conducting an investigation, safety officials said Hudson, boyfriend of the unit’s 55-year-old resident, left a lit cigarette in the pocket of one of her jackets. Police said Hudson was upset with his girlfriend because she did not come home …
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
Crews extinguished flames in first-floor suite.
Fire crews from Westlake, Rocky River and Bay Village quickly extinguished an apartment fire at 5 a.m. this morning on King James Parkway. Westlake Fire Chief Dale Kraus said firefighters were responding to a smoke complaint when they discovered a fire in a first-floor suite. The flames were contained in the apartment and extinguished within minutes. Kraus said no one was injured. Fire crews evacuated the building for a short while. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Officials do not have damage estimates.