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Updated: 2017-12-10T18:01:39Z

 



Amtrak train strikes car that man left on railroad tracks in Olmsted Falls, police say

2017-12-10T18:01:39Z

The incident happened just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Olmsted Falls police officer Ben Ovelgonne said. None of the 123 passengers or crew members on the train were hurt. The incident happened just after 2:30 a.m. Saturday, Olmsted Falls police officer Ben Ovelgonne said. None of the 123 passengers or crew members on the train were hurt.



Local communities, residents will suffer if GOP tax plan wipes out state and local tax deductions: Earl M. Leiken (Opinion)

2017-11-30T21:57:18Z

State and local tax deductions have been part of the federal tax code since it was adopted in 1913. Their elimination will be costly in Northeast Ohio both for residents and communities, writes Shaker Mayor Earl M. Leiken on behalf of 18 other local mayors. State and local tax deductions have been part of the federal tax code since it was adopted in 1913. Their elimination will be costly in Northeast Ohio both for residents and communities, writes Shaker Mayor Earl M. Leiken on behalf of 18 other local mayors.



Sounds of the Season coming to Baldwin Wallace Conservatory

2017-11-20T16:35:10Z

A trio of annual concerts at Baldwin Wallace University's Conservatory of Music never fail to inspire good cheer. A trio of annual concerts at Baldwin Wallace University's Conservatory of Music never fail to inspire good cheer.



Music and making a difference come together at Baldwin Wallace concert

2017-11-17T19:58:00Z

A free concert at Baldwin Wallace University of Dec. 1 will offer musical selections from the Conservatory of Music's largest instrumental ensembles, plus an opportunity to help area children in need. A free concert at Baldwin Wallace University of Dec. 1 will offer musical selections from the Conservatory of Music's largest instrumental ensembles, plus an opportunity to help area children in need.



Mark your calendars - Thomas A. Piraino Jr. will chronicle the rise of a Cleveland institution: Community Voices

2017-11-10T15:49:36Z

Parker Hannifin, a manufacturing powerhouse headquartered in Mayfield Heights, has come a long way since its humble beginnings in a West 25th Street loft. Thomas A. Piraino Jr. is the author of "Parker Hannifin's 100-Year Journey: Powering the Machines that... Parker Hannifin, a manufacturing powerhouse headquartered in Mayfield Heights, has come a long way since its humble beginnings in a West 25th Street loft. Thomas A. Piraino Jr. is the author of "Parker Hannifin's 100-Year Journey: Powering the Machines that...



Best-selling author (and former veterinarian) James Rollins is coming to the Library: Community Voices

2017-11-09T21:04:48Z

New York Times best-selling author James Rollins is a master at unveiling unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs and historical secrets, and doing so at breakneck speed with stunning insight. He will appear December 7 at Cuyahoga County Public Library's South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch,... New York Times best-selling author James Rollins is a master at unveiling unseen worlds, scientific breakthroughs and historical secrets, and doing so at breakneck speed with stunning insight. He will appear December 7 at Cuyahoga County Public Library's South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch,...



3 long-serving incumbent mayors -- in Beachwood, Brook Park, University Heights -- ousted in Cuyahoga County

2017-11-08T21:15:33Z

Longtime mayors Merle Gorden, Susan Infeld and Tom Coyne lost reelection Tuesday. See how Cuyahoga County cities voted on mayors this Election Day. Longtime mayors Merle Gorden, Susan Infeld and Tom Coyne lost reelection Tuesday. See how Cuyahoga County cities voted on mayors this Election Day.



Former Olmsted Falls Boy Scout leader accused of raping teen says detective coerced confession

2017-11-06T20:17:47Z

The former Olmsted Falls Boy Scout troop leader accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy at scout outings wants a judge to throw out his confession to a police detective. The former Olmsted Falls Boy Scout troop leader accused of sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy at scout outings wants a judge to throw out his confession to a police detective.



James Patrick Graven for Olmsted Falls mayor: endorsement editorial

2017-10-28T10:59:22Z

The editorial board of cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer endorses James Patrick Graven for Olmsted Falls mayor in the Nov. 7 election. The editorial board of cleveland.com and The Plain Dealer endorses James Patrick Graven for Olmsted Falls mayor in the Nov. 7 election.



Acclaimed author (and former professional mime) Laura Lee to visit the Library: Community Voices

2017-10-26T18:17:31Z

Laura Lee is the author of 20 books, including biography, humorous reference, fiction and children's literature. Before becoming a full-time writer, Lee worked as a mime, improv comic and radio announcer. The Metro Detroit native will visit the Beachwood Branch... Laura Lee is the author of 20 books, including biography, humorous reference, fiction and children's literature. Before becoming a full-time writer, Lee worked as a mime, improv comic and radio announcer. The Metro Detroit native will visit the Beachwood Branch...



It's authors galore in South Euclid: Community Voices

2017-10-20T14:11:21Z

Dava Sobel will visit November 6.  The South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library is the place to be in November. Former New York Times science reporter and critically acclaimed author Dava Sobel will visit November 6. Two days... Dava Sobel will visit November 6.  The South Euclid-Lyndhurst Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library is the place to be in November. Former New York Times science reporter and critically acclaimed author Dava Sobel will visit November 6. Two days...



Uplifting leaders (who happen to be women) are coming to Cuyahoga County Public Library: Community Voices

2017-10-19T21:25:27Z

"Uplifting Leaders* (*Who Happen To Be Women)" is a business leadership book with a unique collection of stories from 25 of the nation's most accomplished women. The book's authors - Barb Brown and Margie Flynn, co-founders of BrownFlynn management consulting... "Uplifting Leaders* (*Who Happen To Be Women)" is a business leadership book with a unique collection of stories from 25 of the nation's most accomplished women. The book's authors - Barb Brown and Margie Flynn, co-founders of BrownFlynn management consulting...



Ousted Olmsted Falls police chief sues mayor, interim chief for defamation over August news release

2017-10-05T15:24:47Z

Former Olmsted Falls police chief Daniel Gilles claims Mayor Ann Marie Donegan and interim police chief William Traine defamed him by announcing that he withheld evidence and pushed for Donegan to be prosecuted on domestic violence charges. Former Olmsted Falls police chief Daniel Gilles claims Mayor Ann Marie Donegan and interim police chief William Traine defamed him by announcing that he withheld evidence and pushed for Donegan to be prosecuted on domestic violence charges.



Go "Beyond The Messy Truth" with Van Jones at Cuyahoga County Public Library: Community Voices

2017-09-29T15:22:39Z

CNN political contributor Van Jones will visit the Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library October 20 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include a seat at the author's talk, a signed copy of his latest book ("Beyond the... CNN political contributor Van Jones will visit the Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library October 20 at 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $25 and include a seat at the author's talk, a signed copy of his latest book ("Beyond the...



John Sandford to "Prey" on Cuyahoga County Public Library: Community Voices

2017-09-28T21:39:00Z

John Sandford is the pseudonym for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the New York Times best-selling author of the Prey series featuring Lucas Davenport, the Kidd series and the Virgil Flowers series. He will visit the Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County... John Sandford is the pseudonym for Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp. He is the New York Times best-selling author of the Prey series featuring Lucas Davenport, the Kidd series and the Virgil Flowers series. He will visit the Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County...



Gordon Short, Strongsville councilman, announces candidacy for District 7 Ohio House seat

2017-09-11T21:21:43Z

Strongsville Ward 4 City Councilman Gordon Short says he will run for the 7th-District seat in the Ohio House of Representatives in 2018. He would replace longtime state legislator Tom Patton, who is leaving the District 7 seat to run for U.S. Congress. Both Short and Patton are Republicans. Strongsville Ward 4 City Councilman Gordon Short says he will run for the 7th-District seat in the Ohio House of Representatives in 2018. He would replace longtime state legislator Tom Patton, who is leaving the District 7 seat to run for U.S. Congress. Both Short and Patton are Republicans.



Local communities feature plenty of General Election races, primary in North Olmsted

2017-09-01T15:45:09Z

Voters in the area should expect a crowded ballot for the Nov. 7 General Election with city council, school board and judicial races, as well as a charter issue. Voters in the area should expect a crowded ballot for the Nov. 7 General Election with city council, school board and judicial races, as well as a charter issue.



Olmsted Falls cops framed mayor in 2015 domestic violence arrest, police chief says

2017-08-31T18:44:54Z

Olmsted Falls Police Chief William Traine said he found that the former police chief and a supervisor purposefully and criminally pushed for criminal charges against the city's mayor in a politically-motivated move. Olmsted Falls Police Chief William Traine said he found that the former police chief and a supervisor purposefully and criminally pushed for criminal charges against the city's mayor in a politically-motivated move.



No objections here ... attorney and best-selling author Ronald Balson is coming to the Library: Community Voices

2017-08-30T21:02:31Z

Ronald Balson will visit the Beachwood Branch September 25. Ronald Balson will visit the Beachwood Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library September 25 at 7:00 p.m. His new book - "The Trust" - is the latest entry in the popular... Ronald Balson will visit the Beachwood Branch September 25. Ronald Balson will visit the Beachwood Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library September 25 at 7:00 p.m. His new book - "The Trust" - is the latest entry in the popular...



Ruta Sepetys, seeker of lost stories, to appear at Cuyahoga County Public Library: Community Voices

2017-08-28T20:39:00Z

Ruta Sepetys (pronounced Roota Suh-PET-tees), is a crossover novelist, as her books are read by both students and adults worldwide. On Tuesday, September 19, the best-selling author will visit the Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library to discuss her new... Ruta Sepetys (pronounced Roota Suh-PET-tees), is a crossover novelist, as her books are read by both students and adults worldwide. On Tuesday, September 19, the best-selling author will visit the Parma-Snow Branch of Cuyahoga County Public Library to discuss her new...