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New Apartments on Detriot

March 14, 2019 3:20pm | McKenzie Lane

In October of 2015, construction began on West Clifton Avenue where the old elementary school, McKinley, had been located; The construction went on and soon the spacious, sleek, and savvy townhouses had soon been built. The McKinley Place was the first of this change from […]

First Starbucks Opening in Lakewood

February 8, 2019 10:15pm | Nina Zanghi

The first ever Starbucks in Lakewood is going to be opening up this summer. The Starbucks will be installed where the old Burger King was, at 15027 Detroit Avenue. This new Starbucks will feature a drive-through and will employ about 20 people. Next week, Starbucks […]

Mayor Summers Proposes New Youth Council

January 18, 2019 4:59pm | McKenzie Lane

This past winter, Mayor Summers had proposed a City Youth Council consisting of the kids that go to Lakewood High School.  This council will tackle problems within the community while trying to find solutions for those said problems. It will be made up of a […]

Lakewood High Schools mock election vs actual mid-term results

November 8, 2018 5:19pm | Joseph Toole

Last week the students of Lakewood High School and the community of Lakewood hosted a mock election. The inspiration of the local mock election came from the November 6th mid-term elections. From the pseudo election, the results turned out to be a Democratic sweep, with […]

New Lakewood pizza shop

November 1, 2018 6:05pm | Joseph Toole

This past year Lakewood, Ohio has been the new home to an-up and-coming authentic Italian pizza kitchen, serving specialty pizzas, adult beverages, and signature drinks. Located at 14319 Madison Avenue, the pizza kitchen and bar includes a stylish patio, enclosed dining room, bar, and a brick […]

Phenix Salon Suites Opening in October 2018

October 18, 2018 12:57pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Ghaben

Just after six months of announcing its investment, Phenix Salon Suites is to open this October on Detroit Ave. The company is being built where Quaker Steak and Lube used to be located at. The purpose of the company is to give independent hair stylists […]

Officials are Conducting Three-year Survey of the Lakewood Housing Stock

October 15, 2018 5:31pm | Armani Adames

When a community has housing stock that is quickly approaching the century mark, a proactive approach to maintain homes and avoiding mildew and plant diseases is needed. In Lakewood, the city has created its Housing Forward initiative, which includes an every three-year property survey of […]

King and Queen Scholarship

October 15, 2018 2:01pm | James Morrissey

Have you ever been to Light Up Lakewood? The answer is probably most likely. This year the famous winter festival falls on Saturday, December 1. Sponsored by First Federal Lakewood and presented by LakewoodAlive, Light Up Lakewood celebrates its 12th year and shines light on Lakewood’s […]


October 15, 2018 1:29am | Aiden Kelley

The 11th Annual Spooky Pooch Parade will take place on Saturday, October 20 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Not only will the parade offer entertainment for anyone living in or around Lakewood, but Pink Lotus Yoga will be hosting what they’re calling “Doga,” meaning dog […]

Chocolate Walk

October 9, 2018 3:40pm | Nina ZanghI

The 10th annual Lakewood Chocolate Walk is taking place on Thursday, October 25th. This event runs throughout downtown Lakewood, and is for residents that are 21 years old of older. The general admission tickets were $40, and a VIP tickets were $70. Tickets sale began […]

LakewoodAlive’s Tool Box initiative set to open next spring

September 28, 2018 5:46pm | Armani Adames

LakewoodAlive’s tool box is sort of like a library for tools. You would check out the tool, and when you’re finished with it, you would check it back in; just like a book or a movie. The idea of the tool lending library came from […]

Deagans Eight Year Anniversary

September 28, 2018 4:06pm | McKenzie Lane

Lakewood is the prime spot for a restaurant; with everything in walking distance, and three highway exits spreading across the city, people are able to come from far and wide (or right down the street). With dozens of restaurants across Lakewood’s radius, there are lots […]

Rozi’s Wine House Sold

September 23, 2018 9:15pm | Nina Zanghi

Rozi’s Wine House is a pillar establishment in the Lakewood community, and has been around for over 79 years. Rozi’s was founded by Maurice Rossen in 1939; it was then taken over by his son (Warren), and grandson (Gary). In May 2018, Jim Wooley and […]

Is 14725 Detroit Avenue Cursed?

September 15, 2018 12:04am | McKenzie Lane

Downtown Lakewood is filled with dozens of restaurants, bars, and storefronts, always buzzing with people going from place to place at all times of the day. With everything in walking distance, it is the perfect city to go out and enjoy the town. One would […]

New at Madison Park

September 2, 2018 1:39am | Aiden Kelley

Are you interested in basketball? Do you enjoy playing pick-up games and making new friends through them? Well say no more! As of July 25, a new full basketball court was added into the south parking lot of the popular Madison Park. Open from 9 […]

Bob Evans closing, Raising Canes coming?

September 2, 2018 12:57am | Seth Andregg

Yes, the beloved restaurant Bob Evans on Detroit Avenue is closing and being replaced with something that might be way better. Raising Cane’s is making its way towards Lakewood for its next chicken place in Ohio. Tristan Rader, a Lakewood Councilperson wrote on Facebook that […]

Lucky’s Market Opens in Cleveland

May 18, 2018 12:34pm | Halina Dreger

Lucky’s Market, a new grocery store on Clifton just where Lakewood meets Cleveland, enjoyed its grand opening on May 16. The store sells fresh produce, bulk foods, medicines, beauty supplies, packaged goods, local specialties, fresh meats and more. According to a newspaper feature by Lucky’s, […]

The Process of Getting Ready for Prom

April 26, 2018 6:33pm | Caitlin Cimino

Getting ready for prom has become an over complicated and expensive process, but who has it worse boys or girls? Both share responsibility for ordering the corsage or boutonniere. Both have to decide on where and when to take pictures. A compromise must be made on […]

More Than Shhhhh! — Inside the Life of a Children’s Librarian

April 15, 2018 7:54pm | Halina Dreger

“I’ve always liked libraries and books and reading, so it was kind of a natural thing,” says Amy Dreger of her job as a children’s librarian. The 44-year-old sits casually on a couch, wrapped in a blanket with her knees up after a long day […]

Fundraising for Skate Park

April 15, 2018 7:52pm | Max Boland

The biggest issue with skateboarding in our little town of Lakewood, OH is that we don’t have a bowl in our skate park. What’s a bowl? A drained pool or resembling a pool, that allows fun drop-ins and tricks to be done. Without a bowl, […]

Spring Break

March 28, 2018 12:25pm | Caitlin Cimino

With the school year coming to an end and AP tests coming up, will Spring Break be used as free time to relax and vacation or will it be used as a way to catch up and get ahead in school? Anyone would be lucky […]

Behind Lakewood March

February 23, 2018 1:54pm | Sam Stone

The Parkland School shooting marks one of the first shootings where the survivors, a group of students, to be so outspoken. There exists rage and a sense of “it’s only us for us” among students nationally as lawmakers say there is “nothing to be done.” […]

Pep Rally

January 24, 2018 2:03pm | Lalia Williams

This past Friday (January nineteenth) Lakewood High School held its second annual pep rally. This specific event was especially momentous because it was the first one that was held in the gym. Last year the winter sports were recognized in the civic auditorium. But this […]

H2O’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 19, 2018 3:00pm | Halina Dreger

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is known for most people as a day off from work or school, but that doesn’t apply to the individuals who set out to make the world a better place, just as MLK did, through a day of service. About […]

Lakewood Project January Concert

January 19, 2018 1:48pm | Jared Dubber

As the second semester comes to a start, there are many exciting events happening at Lakewood High School. One of which being the Lakewood Project (LP) concert this Saturday, January 20. If you are one of the few people who has not heard of LP, […]

Pitbull Ban Dropped in Lakewood

January 12, 2018 2:16pm | Jared Dubber

At this point, if you live in Lakewood, you’ve heard of the I’m With Charlie movement. This pro-pit bull movement—in favor of Lakewood resident Jennifer Scott’s pit bull Charlie—has been gaining lots of support in the community, with many believing the rules against pit bulls are too […]

Pre-Sound of Season Art Show

December 18, 2017 2:01pm | Chloe Soneson

On Thursday, December 14th in the Civic Auditorium Lobby the Lakewood High School Art Department held a Photography, Ceramics and Fiber Arts show. Each student in these three classes had 2 pieces of their own art work displayed. Three awards were given out in each […]

Sounds of the Season

December 15, 2017 2:53pm | Jared Dubber

Sounds of the Season is the annual holiday concert held at Lakewood High School that consists of all the school’s top ensembles, with Wind Ensemble providing the winds and percussion, Symphony and Chamber Orchestra providing strings, and Chamber Choir providing the vocals (with help from […]

Lakewood Royalty

December 8, 2017 3:00pm | Max Boland

The first weekend in December is always a joyous time in Lakewood, as that weekend holds Light Up Lakewood. Every year a title is given to a lucky and dedicated junior that goes somewhat unnoticed. The title one might receive after submitting an essay and […]

Police Warn Dog Owners About Coyote Attacks

November 30, 2017 1:57pm | Christina Auck

Police warn dog owners to be more aware after recent coyote attacks on small dogs around Lakewood.  One attack happened Sunday, November 12th at 11 pm on the 15400 block of Edgewater Drive, in an area that has had several attacks this past year. A […]

The Melt: Is the Hype Gone?

November 30, 2017 1:54pm | Jordan Brenot

The Melt Bar and Grilled popped up in Lakewood in September 2006. So what is The Melt? A musician and chef named Matt Fish created the idea. He envisioned a restaurant with simple craft beers and the delicious grilled cheese sandwich. When The Melt first […]

LHS Key Club: Volunteering in Lakewood

November 30, 2017 1:53pm | Caitlin Cimino

Ohio Kiwanis is celebrating 100 years in 2018! Kiwanis is an international service organization which offers volunteer opportunities to all ages. Our own Lakewood City Schools are the home of a number of Kiwanis-run clubs, including Builder’s Club (for middle school students), and Key Club […]

The Rush Inn Bar & Grille

November 29, 2017 5:20pm | Nichole Sullenberger

Located at 17800 Detroit Rd, The Rush Inn Bar & Grille has proudly been serving the citizens of Lakewood for over 36 years. The Rush Inn was founded in 1981 by Ken Rush and has seen enough success to accommodate the opening of a second […]

Light Up Lakewood to be Held Dec. 2nd

November 28, 2017 2:19pm | Jared Dubber

For many people, the holiday season starts when Christmas music begins playing on the radio (which seems to get earlier and earlier each year), or once the first snow covers the ground like a winter wonderland, or when the leftovers from Thanksgiving are finally gone—but […]

Lakewood Introduces Marijuana Dispensaries

November 3, 2017 1:58pm | Christina Auck

  Medical marijuana is now welcome in Lakewood. On October 2, Lakewood City Council passed an ordinance allowing the city to start accepting applications for dispensary licenses. Cleveland.com says that forty days after this legislation goes into effect, the city will start issuing permits. Councilman […]

End of Marching Band Season

October 31, 2017 2:22pm | Lalia Williams

Last week marked the last football game, and with it the last marching band show. The week before that was senior night, and the halftime show consisted of one song from each of the senior’s four years here. Over the course of the football season, […]


October 31, 2017 2:18pm | Max Boland

If you love a good cup of joe but aren’t into the arts and hippies scene, Goodkind Coffee might be the perfect cafe for you. Goodkind is located on the West end of Madison, a block or so down from Barrio (anything that close to […]

Lakewood Public Library Holding Jazz Clinic Series

October 30, 2017 12:29pm | Jared Dubber

Many people’s first thought when thinking of jazz music is the smooth jazz radio or Kenny G., but the jazz world is much more diverse and complex than that. Its birth propelled a civil rights movement, with black musicians playing the most popular music of […]

Warning!! Coyotes are killing dogs in Lakewood

October 27, 2017 1:56pm | Chloe Soneson

Another dog was killed by coyotes in Lakewood, the city confirmed on Monday. This time the attack occurred on Forest Hill Drive where a Highland Terrier was found dead. There has also been an additional sighting of coyotes throughout the city. Other sightings of coyotes […]

School Raises $2000 for Hurricane Relief

October 27, 2017 1:51pm | Chloe Soneson

Puerto Rico has been suffering from the aftermath of hurricane Marie. “I mean, there is devastation. People with wooden houses are no longer there. And all of the forests and palm trees — they’re not there. It’s bare soil. It is devastating, and I hope we […]

Pumpkin Palooza 2017

October 20, 2017 6:07pm | Halina Dreger

This will be yet another year that Lakewood High’s “Help to Others” Club (“H2O”) will be putting on the popular Pumpkin Palooza festival, according to the event’s Facebook page. The Halloween and fall festival will take place Saturday, October 28, between 1 pm and 4 […]

Trees for Suburban Areas

October 12, 2017 12:51pm | Lalia Williams

Lakewood is fairly small and very crowded. But one of the greatest things about the city is that we still manage to save room for green spaces, whether it be in one of the parks or in people’s front lawns. But there are some issues […]

Kesha ‘Rainbow’ : Lakewood Civic Auditorium

October 6, 2017 2:47pm | Chloe Soneson

Kesha was born on March 1, 1987, in Los Angeles California. Kesha is a singer-songwriter whose big break came from and uncredited and unpaid cameo on rapper Flo Rida’s 2009 number 1 hit “Right Round”. Soon after, Kesha landed a record contact with the RCA […]

The Spooky Pooch Parade

October 4, 2017 1:22pm | Jared Dubber

With the October month and weather rolling around, people in Lakewood are looking for fall-related activities around their town. From pumpkin spices to apple picking, we all are trying to find ways to celebrate sweater weather coming in-and there may be an adorable solution. The […]

Why Lakewood Should Allow Pit Bulls

October 2, 2017 1:15am | Jared Dubber

This photo shows my dog, Maggie, who happens to be a pit bull. I didn’t decide to get a pit bull, but with a few family issues of people not being able to take care of her, she landed in my ownership. \ My brother […]

Lakewood Farm Markets

September 29, 2017 1:14pm | Chloe Soneson

Lakewood Farmer Market kicked off their 8th season on June 27th, 2017 and will continue to get every Saturday until  October 14th, 2017. The annual market takes place in front of the Marc’s Plaza each week. Right off of Detroit Avenue in the center of […]

The New Rosewood Mural

September 24, 2017 11:50pm | Jared Dubber

If you have been driving around Lakewood recently, you have probably noticed the section of Rosewood next to Wagar Park has been closed off to traffic. You also probably noticed artists painting on the street during the past couple of months—this is the Rosewood Mural. […]

Beck Center Theater 2017-2018

September 24, 2017 11:49pm | Sasha Seckers

The Beck Center for the Arts has a well-rounded line-up for this year’s theater season. From adult comedies to Disney musicals to tragedies, they have it all. This year’s season include the regional premier of My First Time, as well as an encore production of […]

Free Summer Fun

May 26, 2017 5:35pm | Victoria Donegan

The school year is finally coming to an end. After months and moths of hard work, it’s finally time for our break. In less than 10 days the school year will be over, and the summer will be ours. I know what you’re thinking, “I […]

Lakewood Life- Lakewood Park

May 12, 2017 5:48pm | Collin McDermott

There are many different things to do at Lakewood Park. Some things you can do are go on the solstice steps, and relax during the day or night on the steps and just stare up at the word in all of its beauty. Another thing […]