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SWC Honors Multiple Fall Sports Teams

November 11, 2018 2:26am | Molly Roche

As the fall sports season comes to a close, it is time for the teams to celebrate their season. Five teams received the SWC 1st team award and two teams received 2nd team. Boys Cross Country, Cheer leading, Football, Girls Soccer, and Boys Soccer are […]

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 […]

Lakewood Improving Bridges for Pedestrians and Bicycles

October 31, 2018 5:06pm | Seth Andregg

The bridges that connect Lakewood to other cities are seeking improvement for pedestrians and bicycles. This project will cost around a $60,000 study that is trying to set the bridges for an easier and safer route for these types of transportation. One of the focuses on […]

Check Out Cleveland Curiosities

October 26, 2018 6:02pm | Maddi Tobey

Cleveland Curiosities is an antiques and oddities shop located on Madison Avenue. The shop was opened by Clement Kunkle and Hallie Wallace in August. Taxidermy animal heads, skeletons, antique medical equipment, odd artwork and more can be seen around the shop. The owners pride themselves […]

New Rules at Lakewood High School

October 26, 2018 4:14pm | McKenzie Lane

Over the past years at Lakewood High School, the rules had seemed to become less strict. From dress code, to piercings, to hair coloring–all are now allowed. However, last school year, things took a turn; every tardy resulted in a detention, no phones or headphones […]

Spooky Pooch Parade

October 25, 2018 1:48pm | Seth Andregg

On October 20th, the Spooky Pooch Parade happened in Lakewood. It is an annual event for dog owners to dress up their dogs and walk in a parade. This always takes place on Detroit Avenue and it always seems to be a huge success! Last […]

Ranger Cafe Set to Open

October 19, 2018 5:06pm | Aiden Kelley

Are you wanting to try out some foods cooked by none other than your Lakewood High peers? If so, you’re in luck. The Ranger Cafe will be opening on Tuesday, October 23. The Ranger Cafe is a part of the Culinary Arts program here at […]

Dunkin Donuts Employee Fired

October 18, 2018 6:17pm | Shane Rakes

  Shontay Brown was wanted by the Lakewood Police Department for allegedly robbing the Dunkin Donuts on W117th Street. Which is the same one that he had previously worked at. 3o year old fast food worker Shontay Brown was fired in July for refusing to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fall Into Yoga With Ally Rae

September 15, 2018 12:13am | Jillian Moorman

It’s a beautiful Sunday afternoon: the sun is shining, the leaves are turning, and it could not be more peaceful. The only thing to make the day better would be yoga! Well guess what– you are in luck! Ally Rae Pesta, who is the founder […]

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 […]

Rock holds for Better Households

August 30, 2018 4:36pm | Sam Stone

Peter Stancato is the founder of the new bouldering gym in Lakewood, Nosotros. Located in the basement of Lakewood Baptist church, Nosotros is a small place born from his big idea. “This project started in November 2011. My wife was invited to be a bridesmaid […]

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, […]

Earth Bistro Cafe

May 18, 2018 12:22pm | Halina Dreger

On a warm spring day, I stepped into Cleveland’s Earth Bistro Cafe, unsure of what to expect. On Clifton, just yards away from where the city becomes Cleveland, stands the little restaurant, a self-proclaimed place for “contemporary American cuisine with a Cuban flair.” The doors […]

Shawn Grate “Ashland Killer” Sentenced to Death

May 11, 2018 1:03pm | Sam Stone

Ashland resident Shawn Grate, aged 41, is charged with twenty-three offenses including murder and sexual assault. Grate was discovered when a Jane Doe called the police saying that Grate was holding her captive. He is now up for the possibility of the death sentence.   […]

Ice Cream Joy

May 11, 2018 12:28pm | Jordan Brenot

Located in the plaza on the corner of Elmwood and Madison, Ice Cream Joy is well-known for its vegan friendly ice cream flavors and artisanal flavors as well. In their little storefront, they feature local artist’s work. While there is plenty of two-dimensional art to […]

H20 Summer Service Opportunities

May 10, 2018 2:21pm | Lalia Williams

The H20 “Help to Others” service club is an integral part of our school and city. Many people who are in high school fondly remember going to the summer service camp, which is a two-week-long camp for middle schoolers that helps people and organizations all […]

Seeing the Daffodils

May 4, 2018 2:07pm | Lalia Williams

It is finally getting warmer here in Northeast Ohio, and this new warm weather means that there are more things to do outside. One of the nicest activities to do to appreciate nature and the new warmth is to see flowers for the (relatively) short […]

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 […]

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, […]

Yayoi Kusama at the Cleveland Museum of Art

March 29, 2018 1:31pm | Lalia Williams

If you live in Lakewood, you have probably visited the Cleveland Museum of Art. Whether this was on a school trip or a family trip or on your own, it is usually a nice experience. The great thing about the museum is that it is […]

Lakewood’s Melt to Temporarily Close

March 29, 2018 12:02pm | Halina Dreger

Lakewood’s Melt Bar and Grilled will be closed from April 1 to 27 and will undergo major renovations, reports Cleveland Scene. This location was the first in the now-regional chain, and, according to founder Matt Fish, has not been changed since its opening 12 years […]

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 […]

LHS March 14th Walkout in a Snap

March 16, 2018 1:06pm | Sam Stone


Beck Center: The Fairy Doll

March 1, 2018 2:48pm | Halina Dreger

The Beck Center Dance Education department will be performing The Fairy Doll on Saturday, March 17, at 4:00 and 7:00 p.m., and on Sunday, March 18, at 1 p.m. This performance will take place on the Mackey main stage and costs $12 for adults and […]

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 […]

Chickens in Lakewood

January 11, 2018 2:30pm | Lalia Williams

When we think of animals owned by suburban families, we often think of cats and dogs. But chickens? Not usually. Chickens usually evoke one to think of a farm-type setting, but this is no longer accurate. More recently, people have been reconsidering whether chickens may […]

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 […]

Local Christmas Shopping in Lakewood

November 30, 2017 12:52pm | Halina Dreger

Lakewoodites are always looking for a new way to support their community, and this often includes purchasing goods at local stores. Christmas shopping is another great way to do this, and the many shops in Lakewood offer unique options for any family or friend. Lion […]

“Making Spirits Bright” at the Beck Center

November 30, 2017 12:49pm | Halina Dreger

The Beck Center for the Arts – in our very own Lakewood, Ohio – always has many performances in store for the community. From dance shows to children’s plays to musicals and adult theater, there is something in store for audiences of all ages and […]

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 […]

The Annual Light Up Lakewood Event is Coming Up Soon

November 29, 2017 12:40pm | Olivia Nagy

The annual Light Up Lakewood Festival is coming up on December 2nd, 2017. Light Up Lakewood has been a community tradition for ten years now, this year’s event being the eleventh celebration. This year’s event will feature a holiday themed parade, fireworks, a tree lighting […]

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 […]

Wednesday’s Disaster

November 17, 2017 3:34pm | Lalia Williams

If you had asked me last week what I would have been doing this Wednesday, I probably would have said wake up, go to school, go to swim practice, and go home. Oh, how wrong I was. The day went as planned up to seventh […]

Ranger Athletic Showcase

November 17, 2017 2:13pm | Joe Burtzlaff

On November 30, Lakewood High School and the Lakewood City Schools invite you to the Purple & Gold Ranger Rally in the new gym at 6 pm to celebrate the new gymnasium, weight room, wrestling room, indoor track, and community fitness center. This open house […]