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WESTSHORE — Moving the south entrance to the Huntington Reservation away from the Lake Erie Science & Nature Center is one of a series of changes the Cleveland Metroparks has outlined in its draft, long-term master plan for the park district.

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AVON — Classic cars, hot rods and muscle cars will take over the grounds of Avon United Methodist Church on Detroit Road from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, for the seventh annual Wheels for Wags car show benefiting Friendship Animal Protective League of Lorain County. The rain date is Aug. 25.

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WESTLAKE—Soon she’ll tackle the seventh grade, but for now, Amara Brahmbhatt is filling her summer vacation stating her case as one of Northeast Ohio’s elite young tennis talents.

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CLEVELAND – It wasn’t until 2011 that Sarah Johanek decided she wanted to be a rower. The then freshman at Saint Joseph Academy High School, who had and still does enjoy running, came to school the same year that rowing became an official team sport at Saint Joe’s.

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WESTSHORE - During his 40-year career as a suburban Cleveland journalist, Dave Lange frequently dealt with controversial topics. Now he’s used his award-winning skills to write about coming-of-age during one of the most highly-charged times in American history – the Vietnam era.

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LAKEWOOD - Ann and Kevin Thomas stood in their 100-degree distilling facility on a July day. The smell of corn mash and fresh alcohol sticks to the heat emanating from the still, and burns the nostrils. Thousands of liters of water run through grains. The water evaporates and returns through…

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LAKEWOOD - Tyler Hannah, didn’t always envision himself as the state-qualifying track and field star is he today. The Lakewood High School junior began running track in seventh grade, and said at the start, he wasn’t so sure if there was a future for him in the sport.

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE - The second annual Ranger Council Summer Kickoff event took place Saturday at Ranger Stadium. Activities included a bounce house, inflatable obstacle course, food trucks, the sale of Wilcox and middle school bricks and a meet and greet with new superintendent Roxann Caserio…

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Sixth-grader Sophia Thibodeaux placed first in the nation in the Akron Rubber Band Contest for her interactive game titled “Trebuchet!” She placed first in the Arts and Leisure Division. The other division was Science and Engineering. The premise of the project was to desi…

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE - The cars start lining up on the enormous gravel lot well before sundown. There are the pros - the ones swooping efficiently into spots, the backs of the pickup trucks filled with inflatable mattresses and pillows, or trunks of regular cars overflowing with lawn chairs. And…

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The screeners give each film a letter grade from A to D, along with their comments, which are passed along to the producer and director. Festival organizers advise screeners not to be mean-spirited in their comments. 

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Superintendent James Powell discussed the major changes that have occurred within the school district the past year and what the community can look forward during his year at his State of the Schools address last Friday.

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I have always strongly believed that we must work together to solve problems facing our families. I’m pleased to report that a strong partnership has formed to help address the opioid crisis here in Lorain County.

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All at North Ridgeville Community Care are saddened by the death of our faithful volunteer, Marsha Mace. She served as our Salad Wednesday Chairperson and was Food Person on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Marsha was a dear, hard-working woman who rarely said no to a task. She worked well with othe…

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Residents were impressed when 11-year-old Alex Foldi approached the mayor with a plan to make the city more energy efficient at last week’s Coffee and Conversation with the Mayor gathering.

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WESTLAKE -Cleveland Cavaliers forward Jeff Green said the NBA team's newest players are doing a good job.

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Four Lake Ridge Academy students have been named 2018 National Merit Finalists. Elizabeth Cole of Avon Lake, Ben Gwinnell of Cleveland Heights, Noah Kawaguchi of Amherst and Anjali Prabhakaran of Avon will join approximately 15,000 finalists who will be considered to recei…

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Working together as mother and daughter is bound to lead to disagreements. Joy and Katie Van Karen have found a way to deal with such a feat.

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Former principal for St. Peter School, Sister Mary Patricia Ann Vovk, 73, died Feb. 5 at the Cleveland Clinic in Avon. For almost 50 years, whether as teacher, principal or tutor, she had a passion for Catholic education. She faced a number of health problems in recent yea…

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Connecting for Kids will honor two parents from North Ridgeville who have helped fulfill the organization’s mission to provide education and support to families with concerns about their children at the group’s sixth annual fundraiser on Feb. 23.

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE - Students from the Lorain County JVS Masonry Trades and Landscape and Greenhouse Management programs showcased their love for Ohio at the Great Big Home and Garden Show at the IX Center.

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The Academic Center’s cafetorium was filled with dancing during the 7th annual Daddy Daughter Dance Jan. 10. The event is hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department. “The dance is one of the most popular events we run,” Tot and Youth Program Supervisor Meredith Brescilli said. The number …

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SHEFFIELD VILLAGE - Two robotics teams from North Ridgeville Academic Center participated in last weekend's Winter Ringmaster Championship at Brookside High School in Sheffield Village. One of those teams qualified for the finals round taking eighth place in overall competition while the sec…

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It's Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent. For some, it's a time of reflection, sacrifice and finding alternatives to meat today and on the next nine Fridays. A number of organizations are holding Lenten fish fries, starting this evening. Below are the events in Lorain County's Westshore suburbs.

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NORTH RIDGEVILLE - The dean of an private Jewish high school in Atlanta will oversee Lake Ridge Academy as the new Head of School starting July 1.