Monday, May 6, 2013
The race is Saturday, May 18 at Hyland Software's headquarters.
Hyland Software and MetroHealth are teaming up Saturday, May 18, for the fifth-annual Hy-5 Race, which includes a 5K run, a one-mile walk and a one-mile kids’ run – all managed by Hermes Road Racing. This family-friendly event will begin at 9 a.m. at Hyland Software’s corporate headquarters at 28500 Clemens Road, Westlake. Proceeds from the race support MetroHealth. Last year's Hy-5 race attracted approximately 1,000 participants and raised $50,000. Kicking off the day, by leading warm-up exercises, will be youth from MetroHealth’s Aamoth Family Pediatric Wellness Center, a drop-in center on MetroHealth’s main campus where adolescents and their families learn about healthier lifestyles through exercise and nutrition. Race-day schedule: …
Thursday, March 28, 2013
Rumors of closing have been circulating for months.
After 13 years, Five Seasons Sports Club is closing. The facility is set to close May 31. Five Seasons, based in Covington, KY, released a statement on its Facebook page March 27 saying the club has “made a difficult decision to no longer operate our ‘True Club’ concept in Westlake.” The statement said the economic environment has made operating the club, located on Clemens Road, challenging. “We have been presented with a significant opportunity to sell to an adjacent property owner that we simply cannot ignore,” the statement said. Memberships will remain in effect until May 31. The club said it could not release the information earlier due to a confidentiality agreement with the buyer. Despite those efforts, rumors have been rampant …
Sunday, January 13, 2013
Here's what you were reading and talking about this past week
AJ Hyland is stepping down as president and chief executive officer at Westlake-based Hyland Software. The news comes as the company prepares to expand with a new building at the old Nordson headquarters that could bring up to 600 new jobs to town. The search for a new coach for the Cleveland Browns had the attention of lots of readers. So, what do you think of Coach Chud? Westlake Police are noticing a trend of thieves stealing purses from cars parked at local fitness centers. Westlake City Schools will receive just over $82,000 in tax revenue from casinos. Flu season is going very strong, not just here in Westlake but almost everywhere in the country. We've got information to help you prevent the flu and get through it.
Friday, January 11, 2013
Has run company since 2001
AJ Hyland, president and CEO of top Westlake business Hyland Software, will step down on Monday, Jan. 14, Crain's Cleveland Business reported Friday afternoon. Chief operating officer Bill Priemer will replace Hyland, the report added. Hyland's departure comes as the company is preparing an expansion. It is going to build a new building at the old Nordson property, bringing as many as 600 new jobs to town. Hyland Software was named one of the Top Workplaces in Cleveland in a 2012 report by Workplace Dynamics and The Plain Dealer. It is know for being a fun workplace, with slides in the building and events such as go-kart races and bringing in food trucks. The company is also active in the community, including helping to clean up a …
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Clough talks business growth, city projects and elections
While 2012 didn't end exactly the way Westlake mayor Dennis Clough anticipated, as American Greetings put the brakes on the construction of its planned Crocker Park world headquarters, he's not letting that get in the way of his optimism for 2013. "There's going to be a lot going on around town," he said in a recent interview. Clough has said that he remains optimistic that the American Greetings project will happen. He said that business news around town is good. Hyland Software is building a new building on the former Nordson property. That project could bring as many as 600 new jobs to Westlake. It is expected to be open later this year. Equity Trust is expected to move to Westlake sometime in 2013. That move benefits the city two ways…
Sunday, October 7, 2012
Here's a look at the top stories this past week
Westlake City Council approved plans for Our Lady of the Wayside to operate an adult day care center for people with developmental disabilities. The facility will be in the rear of what has been known as the King James II building at 24650 Center Ridge Road. Scott A. Smith, the North Ridgeville resident accused of bringing knives along with ammunition and a gun to a late-night showing of The Dark Knight Rises at Regal Cinema in Crocker Park in August, will stand trial on weapons charges in December. Bassett and Hilliard Elementary Schools were two of only 13 schools in the state of Ohio to be named National Blue Ribbon Schools. The Planning Commission approved preliminary plans for Hyland Software to build a three-story, 112,000 square …
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Tech company could hire up to 600 people
Preliminary plans for a new Hyland Software building on Clemens Road were approved by the Planning Commission in Monday's meeting at City Hall. The new building will be next to the old Nordson building on the property across Clemens Road from the company's headquarters. Eric Kremer of Cleveland architecture firm Vocon presented the plans for the new building, which will be three stories tall and 112,000 square feet. The space would be used for offices and training areas, with an employee cafe. More than 600 parking spots would be added. The lot is about 20 acres. Rich Kirk, director of operations for Hyland Software, said that the company could hire as many as 600 people to fill the new building, which the company hopes to open in late …
Sunday, August 5, 2012
Race at Hyland Software is a benefit for Youth Challenge, which helps children with disabilities be involved in sports
There were many reasons to celebrate at Saturday's Youth Challenge Race Days. The event is a major fundraiser for Westlake-based Youth Challenge, which helps disabled young people get into sports and recreation. The organization is hoping to raise about $10,000 from this year's race. Runners loved the cloudy and not-too-hot-yet weather. The race was held at Hyland Software. Were you at Youth Challenge Race Day? Share your photos here! Just click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button. Joshua Strzala of Parma was wrapping up a terrific week. He ran his first 100-mile race, the Burning River 100, last weekend. Friday, he got engaged to Melissa Forinash of Cleveland. And then he won the Youth Challenge 5K in a time of 17 minutes, 1 second. "I'…
Friday, August 3, 2012
300 runners expected for the 27th Annual Youth Challenge Race Day
A Westlake tradition continues Saturday morning as the 27th Annual Youth Challenge Race Day is held. The event is a major benefit for Youth Challenge, which helps disabled young people get into sports and other physical activities. Melissa Thurstone, community development manager for Youth Challenge, said that between registration fees and sponsorship, Race Day raises more than $10,000 for the organization each year. About 300 runners have signed up for the 5K road race, which gets underway at 9:15 a.m. Many Youth Challenge members, and teen volunteers, are expected to participate in the race and the 1-mile run-walk, which starts at 10 a.m. Race-day registration begins at 8 a.m. Race-day registration is $20, and $10 for those 18 and under…
Enjoy a full weekend of activities
Check out Drum Corps International in a performance at 7 p.m. Friday at Avon Lake High School's stadium. Tickets are $8. Find unique pieces by artists and artisans at the Lakewood Arts Festival from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday on Detroit Road in downtown Lakewood. Lace up your sneakers! The 27th annual Youth Challenge Race Day starts at 9:15 a.m. Saturday at Hyland Software. There's a 5K run and a 1-mile run/walk. Find a wonderful new companion at Love-A-Stray's cat adoption event at PetSmart in North Olmsted. You've got just two more chances to enjoy the Summer Concert Series at the pavilion in Recreation Center Park. This week, zydeco jam band Mo' Mojo performs. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.