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Most Stressed City in Ohio

May 28, 2019 12:54pm | Cassidy Baldridge

Lakewood, Ohio has a population of 50,778. It is a small city next to Cleveland that is 6.69 miles squared. It is the third largest city in Cuyahoga County. A study according to Zippia was made and found to be that Lakewood, Ohio is the […]

Lalia Riseng

May 22, 2019 6:28pm | Lalia Riseng

It is really hard to believe that high school is almost over. I have been here for four years, but it simultaneously feels like so much longer and so much shorter. My freshman year seems like a lifetime away, but also, it seems like it […]

Lakewood Park, the place to be…

May 22, 2019 6:17pm | Tony Cunningham

It there’s one thing that you should know about Lakewood, Ohio, it’s that it gets very, very cold sometimes, but at the end of the day, it’s a nice place to live. Lakewood Park, a place to hang out, a place to chill, a place […]

Steak ‘n Shake No More

May 19, 2019 7:52pm | Charlie Cliffel

Recently, Steak’n Shake’s corporate branch has made some questionable decisions. They’ve closed 5 locations in Northeast Ohio. Their most recent, the Kamm’s corner location, got the axe. What has led to all these closings of many Lakewood students’ favorite fast food restaurants? It goes all […]

Lakewood Police Launch Online Tool

May 19, 2019 7:16pm | Jordan Esposito

The Lakewood Police Department has released an online tool called, “Police-2-Citizen Portal”. The online portal allows residents to request records, view arrests, request vacation watches, and more. Lakewood Police Chief, Timothy Malley, said, “This portal underscores the Lakewood Police Department’s commitment to enhancing their service to […]

Lindey’s Lake House Opening

May 19, 2019 7:14pm | Katie Booth

You may remember seeing the empty building where Jammy Buggars used to be. The building has since been bought and renovated into brand new Lindey’s Lake House. Lindey’s Lake House is set to open Monday, May 13th. It’s the third Lindey’s Lake House in the […]

New Fourth of July Plans

May 19, 2019 6:31pm | Jillian Moorman

The time is slowly inching closer towards one of Lakewood’s renowned celebrations– the Fourth of July. Every year Lakewood hosts a parade and fireworks in the evening at Lakewood Park. This year for the parade things will be slightly different. Normally the parade starts on […]

Menstrual Themed Drink ???

May 13, 2019 4:09pm | Bella Nieves

Controversy sprung up for a Lakewood bar, Yuzu, recently over their new menstrual themed cocktail. This cocktail is clear, red, and has a tampon applicator as a garnish. The goal was the raise awareness on Women’s Health and decrease the shame that is often times […]

New Coffee Shop In Lakewood

May 9, 2019 4:45pm | Jennifer Ngo

A brand new coffee shop called Caffeine has recently opened last week in downtown Lakewood! It is located between Panera Bread and Sauced Taproom Kitchen. Owners, Anatolii Shtyrka and Roman Knysh came up with the idea to open a coffee shop about a year ago, […]

Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Business Struggling in Many Ways

May 9, 2019 4:30pm | Samuel Stone

Since 2016, medical marijuana has been legal in the state of Ohio. 21 different diseases can be treated, diseases that initially had 3.5 million people of Ohio to qualify for a cannabis prescription. The most popular prognosis is chronic pain. The business is far from […]

Coffee Shop Goes Viral After It Released New Milkshakes

May 9, 2019 1:07pm | Ashley Rosa

In Lakewood Ohio, there is a coffee shop named Addicted that recently just released new milkshakes that completely blew up on Facebook. Addicted coffee shop address is 13743 Madison Ave Lakewood, OH 44107. They opened in September of 2017 and has continued to grow since […]

Mayor Summers Returns from Africa Trip

May 9, 2019 1:05pm | Aiden Kelley

Lakewood mayor Mike Summers recently returned from his trip to Africa. His reason for the trip was to visit his daughter, Barbara, who has spent the last three years as an urban planner in Nigeria to help the residents of different shantytowns better their lives. […]

Most “Stressed”?

May 9, 2019 1:03pm | Charlie Cliffel

In a recent article, Lakewood was named the most stressed city in Ohio. How could our little town, nestled next to a large city like Cleveland, be so stressed? The answer lies within the city itself. Job site Zippia was the apparent accuser, siting many […]

Lakewood’s Viral Coffee Shop

May 8, 2019 5:45pm | Katie Booth

Lakewood’s very own Addicted coffee and ice-cream shop recently went viral on the internet over a new menu item. Addicted has been open for about a year and a half now in Lakewood. The shop is most known for selling coffee but their menu ranges […]

Lakewood’s New Coffee Shop

May 2, 2019 5:18pm | Aiden Kelley

All of us know that the space between Panera and Sauced Taproom has been empty for what seems like years. Ever since Robeks left the location, many have wondered what was to be done with the empty storefront since it seemed that nothing was going […]

Is Raising Cane’s Still Coming to Lakewood?

May 2, 2019 3:56pm | Young Shell

Lakewood councilman Tristan Rader first brought news about Raising Cane’s to the Lakewood community through a Facebook post back in late August 2018 but since then, nothing has been heard about development. The arrival of Raising Cane’s has faced push back from city council members of […]

Lakewood High Takes On Mamma Mia

May 1, 2019 1:03pm | Angie Amato

The spring musical at Lakewood High School this year is Mamma Mia! The showings will be May 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at 7:30 pm in the civic auditorium. The show will be put on by Lakewood High School’s Barnstormers Drama Club with help from the […]

Medical Marijuana Dispensaries in Lakewood

April 30, 2019 4:56pm | Jennifer Ngo

Green Thumb Industries (GTI) has plans to open two medical marijuana dispensaries in Lakewood. The company is a Chicago based company, they have started construction of two RISE stores on empty lots. One is placed at 11818 Madison Ave, the other is on 18607 Detroit […]

Everyone But Senior Art Show

April 29, 2019 1:06pm | McKenzie Lane

On Thursday, April 25th, Lakewood High School held its’ annual art show: Everyone but Seniors Art Show. From four to seven o’clock the walls and halls of Lakewood High were covered with work ranging in mediums like colored pencils, water-color, paint, photography, digital art, and […]

Railroad crossings to be closed

April 26, 2019 12:56pm | Aidan Sterling

In Lakewood Ohio, multiple railroad crossings will be closed to be upgraded starting April 22nd and could last for up to two weeks. The construction is a part of a large project that the railroad company is doing from W. 25th Street in Cleveland all […]

Lakewood Addicted Coffee

April 25, 2019 1:32pm | Shane Rakes

A Facebook post about the delicious milkshakes at Addicted in Lakewood has gone viral. Addicted opened on Madison Avenue in September of 2017. Addicted is known mostly for coffee, started selling the crazy milkshakes on St. Patrick’s day.  The Owner’s of Addicted, Vincent Brunori and […]

Beck Center’s Razzle Dazzle 2019

April 18, 2019 12:52pm | Molly McGinty

Beck Center for the Arts’ Creative Arts Therapies Department and the Cuyahoga County Board of Developmental Disabilities (CCBDD) are pleased to present Razzle Dazzle: It’s SENSEsational, May 3 – 4, 2019. Show times are 7:30 p.m. on Friday, May 3, and 4 p.m. and 7:30 […]

Lakewood Sports

April 18, 2019 12:19pm | Maddy McFarlin

April Showers bring May Flowers. It is that time of the year again…Spring. That also means spring sports!!! We go cheer on all of our friends and classmates while they get their sport on. You never know if you are going to have to be […]

Chocolate Dragon Eggs for Sale

April 18, 2019 12:16pm | Aiden Kelley

Lakewood’s confectionary shop, Fear’s Confections, is known for all of their geeky and delicious items. Located at 15208 Madison Avenue, it’s placed in the heart of Lakewood’s small business area. This month, they feature their now famous Game of Thrones chocolate dragon eggs. These dragon eggs […]

Lakewood Life

April 9, 2019 3:36pm | Blanca Montes

Lakewood is a community that accepts every person who calls it home. There are so many different activities that make Lakewood stand out, like restaurants, Lakewood Park, and a lot of history. Being a citizen of Lakewood is a good way to grow up and […]

Cinco de Meow Fundraiser

April 4, 2019 6:02pm | Aiden Kelley

Are you looking to find a charity to help someone or something in need? What about looking for something fun to do on a Saturday night? If so, you’re in luck. This year will mark the fourth annual Cinco de Meow fundraiser, hosted by the […]

Cinco de Meow Coming Back to Lakewood

April 4, 2019 1:07pm | Ashley Rosa

Cinco de Meow is an event in Lakewood, Ohio that helps all kittens and cats found around Northeast Ohio. The event will return on May 4 and will be held at Around the Corner. If you participate in this event, it will include an all-you-can-eat […]

87-year-old Lakewood woman warned for violating retractable leash law

April 4, 2019 1:01pm | Jacob Goings

An 87-year-old woman was about to take her dogs Boo and Lulu on their daily walk, but it eventually turned into an encounter with the law. Lakewood woman Fay Olson was walking onto the sidewalk when a policeman told her she was illegal. She was using […]

Fourth of July Parade Location Change

April 2, 2019 6:07pm | Lalia Riseng

In the city of Lakewood, the Fourth of July is one of the most communally enjoyed holidays. The patriotic occasion is celebrated by most people regardless of beliefs and backgrounds, and the weather is usually nice enough to support many traditional outdoor events! One of […]

Winter Isn’t Over Yet

April 2, 2019 2:04pm | Mackenzie Merriner

You might think now that it is officially spring, as of Wednesday March 20, you do not have to worry about anymore snow. You might want to rethink that because Ohio weather is always changing, one day it could be sunny and beautiful outside and […]

Lakewood Raises the age of Tobacco and Vaping Products.

April 2, 2019 1:44pm | Angie Amato

There is an epidemic in the country right now of underage smoking and the use of E-Cigarettes.  According to the Cleveland Clinic, “Approximately 90 percent of smokers begin smoking before the age of 21.”. This statistic is a scare to parents and family members of […]

Cleveland Area Paranormal Society

March 15, 2019 4:52pm | Aiden Kelley

Lakewood has been home to a few witch and/or ghost shops including Cleveland Curiosities, New Moon, and the most recent Cleveland Area Paranormal Society, or CAPS. CAPS is owned by best friends Marleigh McVeigh and Jessica Oktober. The pair started off with giving ghost tours […]

Two Bucks Lakewood

February 28, 2019 5:10pm | McKenzie Lane

Lakewood is the prime spot for restaurants; walking down Detroit, Madison, and Clifton there are dozens of restaurants crowding the streets. Lakewood obtains a lively environment because of the restaurants, bars, and parks that are located all throughout our city. Due to all of those […]

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 […]

How Cold is Too Cold?

February 1, 2019 5:07pm | McKenzie Lane

This week, temperatures have dropped quickly, with temperatures reaching as low as -10, many citizens of Lakewood (and the rest of Ohio) are hoping for spring to come quick.  As of 12:00 pm on January 29th, students and parents were notified via text that school […]

Lakewood Charter School, “LCA”, is Closing

January 26, 2019 4:50am | McKenzie Lane

A local charter school located in Lakewood, named Lakewood City Academy, or “LCA”, is going to be closed following this 2018-2019 school year. The five-year sponsorship with the district will end June 30th, 2019, and will be renewed. What exactly is LCA? LCA is a […]

Light Up Lakewood

November 28, 2018 6:21pm | Maddy McFarlin

It is the most wonderful time of the year… it is Christmas time. In Lakewood we always know it is Christmas time because of all of the snow and the cold weather. It is a city-wide celebration. This celebration is Light Up Lakewood and everyone […]

Light Up Lakewood 2018

November 20, 2018 5:55pm | Jillian Moorman

Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way, oh what fun it is to go to Light Up Lakewood today. Light Up Lakewood is the communities annual ringing in of the holiday season. This will be the 12th year that the event takes place. It […]

With The Help of Angelo‘s Pizza, Man Proposes

November 16, 2018 6:24pm | McKenzie Lane

An engagement is one of the most memorable moments in someone’s life, whether it be simple or extravagant, one will always remember it. People have made it into a competition to see who can come up with the most creative, eccentric, and unique ideas when […]

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 […]