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What to do with Your Summer!

May 25, 2017 3:45pm | Sara Crawford

As the school year gets close to the end, the age-old question of what you are going to do for the summer is asked over and over again. Some people may be traveling all over the world, or going on road trips across the country, but […]

Things To Do in Lakewood

May 24, 2017 12:11pm | Christina Kamkutis

Lakewood is a special place due to its endless collection of activities, restaurants and hang out spots. But sometimes it can be hard to break it down and figure out exactly what you want to do. You could try to google search cool places in […]

Local Spots I Will Miss in College

May 19, 2017 5:49pm | Christina Kamkutis

There are many great places around Cleveland and its surrounding suburbs to eat, meet, and hang out. Although there are a few I hold near and dear to my heart that I have realized I may not be able to replace when I leave for […]

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 […]

Lakewood Park’s new playground

May 12, 2017 12:21pm | James Christie

You might be wondering what the new playground at Lakewood park might look like. Personally I believe the dangerous, tall, and very exotic playground was perfect. When we were little, the park tough us to toughen up. That’s something that we have been losing, generation […]

Lakewood Sidewalk Replacement Program

May 11, 2017 1:41pm | Erin Mullen

In 2011 very early on after Mike Summers became the mayor of Lakewood he noticed the Lakewood sidewalks needed some special attention. He had his own bad experiences with sidewalks especially pertaining to the wheelchair community. They were too bumpy to have a comfortable way […]

Lakewood’s Best Coffee

May 11, 2017 1:39pm | Lizzie Shuga

Lakewood has a plethora of amazing places for food, drinks, and entertainment. Some of the city’s most popular attractions are its cafes and coffee houses. These are a few of the highest rated and most widely regarded caffeine pit stops in and around Lakewood. The […]

Lakewood middle school student brought airsoft guns to school

May 5, 2017 5:44pm | Maddi Tobey

In Lakewood Ohio, police arrested a 14-year-old student accused of bringing two air-soft guns to school. An 8th grader at Harding Middle School was charged with inducing panic. The police were called to the school around eight in the morning on Wednesday at the school on Madison […]

Ice Cream

May 5, 2017 5:26pm | Elan Dimacchia

As we all know, Lakewood has a plethora of ice cream shops. There’s Mitchells, Malleys, Ice Cream Joy, UDF, Sweet Moses, The Sweet Spot, Dairy Queen and much more. We will never know the true reason for why our city has so many places to purchase […]

Senior Scoop

April 29, 2017 1:40am | Hana Shaheen

The Senior class of 2017 will be finally setting sail this upcoming month in May! May 25th to be exact. These students have been eager since they walked into their freshman year of High School back 4 years ago in 2013, and now they’re getting ready […]

New Cafeteria is Open for Business!

April 28, 2017 7:33pm | Elizabeth Scott

  Finally, after waiting for what seems like ever the construction on the new cafeteria has been somewhat finished and students are now using the new and very modern lunch room. The new gymnasium is said to have an indoor track, this building will not […]

Taste of Lakewood

April 27, 2017 1:19pm | Jane Mechenbier

Summer vacation is coming up fast and warm weather is right around the corner. With the warm, sunny days approaching come an abundance of Lakewood’s unique and vibrant community festivals. The first one of the season is the Taste of Lakewood which is at Madison […]

What To Do in Lakewood

April 25, 2017 2:59pm | Frankie Bruening

Lakewood is the home of many diverse families, restaurants, and unique shops. It also borders the beautiful Great Lake, Lake Erie. There are countless things to accomplish in just one day in this small suburb of Cleveland. Some may claim that Lakewood is boring and […]

Lyft Driver Assaulted by Drunk Men.

April 13, 2017 5:12pm | Ryan O'Toole

Lyft is a new business that basically is a version of Uber. It is an online “taxi” service but the drivers are regular people who usually drive as a side job. It’s relatively safe to most and things go smoothly for the most part. However, this […]

Things to do in Lakewood

April 13, 2017 12:36pm | Kelsey Shea

The snow finally started to melt and the sun started to shine for the people in the Lakewood. After three long months of on and off snow storms, freezing temperatures and everyone bundling up just to go outside, the weather finally decided to break. Since […]

Things to do in Lakewood over Spring-break

April 12, 2017 6:02pm | Maddi Tobey

Lakewood City Schools is having their spring-break in just a few days. The break will last from the fourteenth to the twenty-fourth of April. During that time, there are many things to do in Lakewood. One of the many things you can do in Lakewood is […]

What To Do in Lakewood

April 7, 2017 6:11pm | Frankie Bruening

Lakewood is the home of many diverse families, restaurants, and unique shops. It also borders the beautiful Great Lake, Lake Erie. There are countless things to accomplish in just one day in the small suburb of Cleveland. Some may claim that Lakewood is boring and filled with […]

Lakewood Life

April 7, 2017 5:57pm | David Adkins

Recent weather in the city of Lakewood Ohio, for the most part, has been pretty great and enjoyable. The weather has been pretty warm and with lots of rain for all of the beautiful spring plants to soak up in their roots. It’s very nice […]

Cleveland Clinic’s Plan for Lakewood Family Health Center

April 7, 2017 3:31pm | Brandon Gue

After a close vote in Lakewood, the hospital was torn down with the purpose of constructing a new Hospital. The emergency room and the services that accompany it are still around. it is only the hospital portion of the facility that has been closed temporarily […]

Lakewood Middle Schools get Inspired via Video Chat

April 6, 2017 5:43pm | Erin Mullen

Lakewood’s own Kevin Spooner who is a sixth grade language arts and social studies teacher at Harding Middle School uses Google Hangouts to chat with anyone anywhere. Google Hangouts makes it possible to talk to anyone around the world. Kevin Spooner uses it to give […]

Lakewood Mother Sentenced for KIlling

April 6, 2017 5:28pm | Caitlin Pakosz

A Lakewood mother was sentenced to 19 years in prison on Wednesday. She suffocated her daughter and dumped the body in a filed in North Ridgeville. Tyburski at the age of forty-seven pleaded guilty to charges of murder, felonious assault, tampering of evidence, and abuse […]

Places To Eat In Lakewood

March 31, 2017 5:18pm | Victoria Donegan

Lakewood, six square mile city with over 51,000 people living in it. Anyone living in Lakewood is blessed to have a plethora of food choices at their finger tips. While people from all over the north-east Ohio come to try our fantastic selection of restaurants and […]

You Scream, I Scream

March 31, 2017 12:57pm | Emma Bressler

As the weather gets warmer ice cream cravings get higher. Have you ever noticed that on that rare warm winter day there is a mile long line at each ice cream spot. Warm days are fast approaching, and Lakewood is a great place to spend […]

Coyotes in Lakewood

March 29, 2017 5:21pm | Ryan O'Toole

Yep, you read that right. Since the start of 2017 there have been multiple sightings and one report of an attack on a dog. The dog was bitten once by the coyote before being chased off by the owners. While the coyotes are not infamous […]

Angelo’s- Lakewood’s Signature Pizza

March 29, 2017 3:27pm | Anna Kotansky

All Lakewood citizens know just how many pizza joints are throughout the city. From fast food chains to homemade joints, your pizza cravings are always met. There is one pizza joint, however, who’s pizzas are so famous that everyone throughout the city and surrounding areas […]

Lakewood Fun

March 28, 2017 11:33pm | Shaheen,Hana

The warm weather is right around the corner and this brings much excitement to the community of Lakewood. Here in Lakewood, we are so fortunate to live in a city that is not only a walking community, but is also filled with things to do […]

Lakewood’s Got Talent

March 26, 2017 3:47pm | Hana Shaheen

Whether you can sing your heart out, tell your funniest jokes, pull a rabbit out of a hat or even break it down on the dance floor, all sorts of talents will be shown this weekend March 24th and the 25th in the Lakewood High […]

Spring has Sprung!

March 26, 2017 3:25pm | Emma Yonkers

With the official closure of the 2017 winter season,  March 20th marked the very first day of spring here in Northeast Ohio. Although the wild temperature swings and crazy “hot then cold” conditions of the winter really put a damper on some of us, there […]

2 Restaurants That Will Get You Out of the House

March 6, 2017 1:21am | Christina Kamkutis

Among the diverse population of race, gender, age, religion, and so on that floods throughout the streets of Lakewood there is another factor at play: food. Many people from all over come to Lakewood to eat at one of the many restaurants that us Lakewood residents […]

Spring Break in Lakewood

February 28, 2017 9:15am | Halina Dreger

The Lakewood City School District is scheduled to have its spring break from April 14th to the 24th. For many students and teachers, this means escaping the unpredictable Cleveland weather and heading to Florida, California, or other areas of the country where they can get a […]

Lakewood High School’s Snapchat Geofilter Live

February 5, 2017 8:00pm | Brandon Gue

Everyone is familiar with Snapchat. It’s been one of the top social apps on the iOS App Store as well as the Google Play Store, and for good reasoning. While Snapchat has boomed the last few years, a newer feature known as Geofilters were introduced, […]

GV Artwork Grand Opening

February 5, 2017 7:36pm | Jane Mechenbier

GV Art + Design, located on Detroit right across the street from St. James church, is relocating to a bigger and better location. Greg and George Vlosich, the owners of the store, have been making designs on t-shirts for years. Though they started in their parents’ […]

The Beck is Back for Another Season

February 5, 2017 7:17pm | Halina Dreger

The Beck Center for the Arts is continuing its fine arts education during its winter and spring 2017 semester. As many Lakewood natives know, the Beck Center offers theater, visual art, music, creative art therapies, and dance classes for students of all ages,  as well as […]

An Up and Coming Business

February 1, 2017 6:20pm | Erin Mullen

Rachel Kacenjar is an entrepaneur who owns a plus-sized store called Re/Dress. Rachel’s store is located on Madison Avenue. What really stands out with these four stores is art on the walls. In Rachel’s store, Re/Dress there is a saying “The worth is not the size […]

Thanksgiving Delivery

December 5, 2016 1:45pm | Hanna Chodzin

Saturday, November 19, Lakewood Charitable Assistance Corporation teamed up with volunteers from all over Lakewood to ensure our community all receives the Thanksgiving dinner they deserve. H2O and Key Club gathered plenty of volunteers from the high school, but the event involves ALL of Lakewood. […]

New Academic Wing – What to expect?

December 1, 2016 4:28pm | Brandon Gue

As everyone has seen, Lakewood High School has been undergoing construction, rebuilding the gyms, cafeterias, and music classes. On top of this, an entire new building is being added to the campus that even this year’s seniors will be able to experience. On the South […]

Keeping The Tradition Alive

November 19, 2016 1:51am | Victoria Donegan

Saturday December 3rd marks the 10th anniversary of Light Up Lakewood. This amazing event is made possible by LakewoodAlive with the help of many local businesses. Light Up Lakewood celebrates the holidays and the lovely scenery of Lakewoods downtown area. This family friendly event is free and is […]


November 14, 2016 1:30am | Summer Ramirez

Lakewood has been my home for many years and this high school has been a second home since I was a Freshman. I have done things from The Dead Tree Society to just writing for the Lakewood Times. I have made friends from all grades […]

Buzz In Barrio

November 11, 2016 1:32pm | Macey Helbig

Friday night and nothing to do? Make your way over to Barrio and join the unlimited buzz!    Whether it be late night on Friday or mid day on Tuesday, its the place to be. From 4-7 and 9-11 stop in for a happy hour […]

New “Kids Cove” at Lakewood Park

October 30, 2016 6:19pm | Elizabeth Shuga

  Lakewood Park’s beloved playground has been torn down and the park has been under construction in order to clear the way for a bigger and better “kids cove.” The project has been underway for many years now, but is finally beginning to take flight […]

Lakewood’s Nature’s Bin To Close

October 16, 2016 7:53pm | Halina Dreger

After 41 years of bringing fresh, organic, and wholesome food to their storefront, as well as providing jobs for people with disabilities, Lakewood’s Nature’s Bin is set to close next month on November 12. A local natural food market, Nature’s Bin has been many people’s […]

Cozumel Restaurante and Cantina

September 8, 2016 3:22pm | Jasmine Muscatello

The reviews are in on Cozumel Restaurante and Catina and the critics are pleased. This local Lakewood restaurant has an urban mexican theme and original taste. They really try to capture authenticity and their prices are not to shabby either. They even offer a free […]

Facing History – Girls’ Leadership

September 4, 2016 1:06am | Vinnie Sclimenti

Lakewood High Schools offers several great clubs that are worth joining and worth a little of your time before and after school. Sadly, I only have the chance to talk about one of these great clubs. The club I chose to talk about is Facing […]

Looking for a Club? Join Barnstormers

September 4, 2016 12:57am | Daniel Keith

If you want to join a club to have fun after school and you like acting, then Barnstormers might be what you’re looking for. The Barnstormers Club is advised by Mr. Domenic Farinelli,  who also teaches drama class and  literature classes so he is certainly qualified. The […]

Lakewood’s new elementary schools

September 2, 2016 3:30pm | Eman Naserallah

It all started off many, many, many, years ago. The hallways were brand new, the walls were freshly painted, and chalkboards were still a thing. Named after a few famous men, these buildings were the elementary schools for Lakewood, Ohio. They were put to great use over all […]