A Project for Better Journalism chapter
Follow us on Twitter @LKWDTimes


Storm ravage Ohio

May 30, 2019 1:16pm | Charles Hericks

Over the past weekend, storms have been hitting all over the midwest.  Southern Ohio got more than just heavy rain and strong winds. Southern Ohio had what to be believed as 3 different tornadoes touched down this weekend causing havoc. The first tornado touched down […]

Amazon Removes Autism “Cure” Books

May 30, 2019 11:40am | Young Shell

Since the rise of anti-vaxxers, books and other misleading scientific studies have been published linking autism and other conditions to vaccinations. In the past few days, Amazon has removed more than a dozen of these books which claim to cure autism through various chemicals and […]

A veteran from Vietnam stands up to armed carjackers on Memorial Day

May 30, 2019 11:36am | Jacob Goings

A Wisconsin man who had a war experience helping US troops in Laos during the Vietnam War reversed the rules on a trio of carjackers caught on surveillance on Memorial Day. The veteran named Saylee Vang was stepping out of his house to walk to […]

Johnson & Johnson Opioid Trial

May 30, 2019 11:34am | Maizy Cunningham

The past decade, there has been 4,653 Oklahoman’s deaths due to unintended opioid overdoses. Oklahoma Attorney General Mike Hunter stated, “To put it bluntly, this crisis, is devastating Oklahoma.” The overdoses had started occurring due to public nuisance which is costing the state billions of […]

Dayton Slammed by Storms

May 29, 2019 4:55pm | Jordan Esposito

Late Monday night, tornadoes made their way through Dayton, Ohio and surrounding neighborhoods. According to the National Weather Service, “at least an EF3 tornado with winds up to 140 mph” hit the Dayton suburban neighborhood of Beavercreek. The NWS also stated that similar winds hit […]

Alice Johnson: Wrongly Imprisoned?

May 28, 2019 1:05pm | Makenzy Ohmer

Alice Johnson sat up on her bed at Federal Medical Center, Carswell, a prison in Texas. It was a Saturday and the prisoners still had an hour or two before they had to stand up in their cells and be counted by the guards. The […]

Online shopping

May 28, 2019 1:02pm | Blanca Montes

If you want to make your life a little bit easier you should consider shopping for clothes online. Many people still think that shopping online is not a good idea because when the clothes get to your house there’s a possibility that they can be […]

Browns to the playoffs

May 28, 2019 1:01pm | Will Hyatt

The 2019-20 season will be the one where the Browns will finally make it to the playoffs.  They have acquired a couple of new superstars to help them make it as well as being in a weakening league.  A couple of those players include WR […]

Tornadoes Strike Ohio

May 28, 2019 12:56pm | Samuel Csora

Monday night and some of Tuesday morning, there was a terrible tornado storm in Dayton Ohio. The weather report has told us that the week is still not over and that the tornadoes may strike again. There were two tornadoes last night and the national […]

Helping Children in Need

May 28, 2019 12:17pm | Madeline Cummings

Vicki Sokolik is a women in Florida who is working with runaway children, many of whom are LGBTQ, or kids from abusive homes, who do can not apply to foster care because they removed themselves from the situation rather than being removed by social securities. […]

Why Schools Need Hands On Career Classes

May 22, 2019 6:55pm | Shaun Gregg

Nowadays, as much as 77% of schools do not offer any career classes what-so-ever. This leaves 23% of schools offering any career class, mostly being business. With most schools only offering business, this leaves the other jobs/careers in the world with less of a population […]

Drowning in plastic.

May 22, 2019 6:47pm | Ashley Rosa

The world that we know and love is slowly fading away from us.  Over one million shoes and 370,000 toothbrushes among about 414 million other pieces of plastic found washed ashore on the remote Cocos (Keeling) Islands in the Indian Ocean, according to new research. […]

Man who urinated on cancer victim’s memorial was fired by father from the family business

May 22, 2019 6:40pm | Jacob Goings

In a viral-video, a New Jersey man supposedly urinated on the memorial of a 9-year-old boy who died of cancer. Because of this, he was fired from the family business. “That is messed up, and he should have more punishment,” says freshman Sam Stallbaum. Bryan […]

Jayden Reyes

May 22, 2019 6:27pm | Jayden Reyes

My four years at Lakewood High have been some of the most eventful years of my life. From the moment I walked into the school in August 2015, I knew that my high school experience would be a good one. A lot of my favorite […]

Teacher Duct Tapes Student’s Mouth

May 22, 2019 6:17pm | Jordan Esposito

Latoya Davis, a special education teachers’ aid from New York, has been arrested and charged for allegedly duct taping a student’s wrists and mouth. According to court records, the aid was charged with two misdemeanors,  unlawful imprisonment and endangering the welfare of a child. The […]

Alabama’s New Abortion Law

May 22, 2019 6:14pm | Laila Awad

Recently there has been a devastating change in Alabama. The new abortion law has affected so many people across the world. I personally, think you should be in charge of your own body no matter what the situation is. No one should have the ability […]

Joseph Toole

May 22, 2019 6:10pm | Joseph Toole

Coming into high school, I stood tall amongst my classmates at a whopping height of five feet six five inches, I also only weighed 99 pounds. It is safe to say that I was immature at best. The strong morals I was taught from family, […]

Molly Roche

May 22, 2019 5:20pm | Molly Roche

From walking to the mods in the pouring rain to getting lost in the new building, as I reflect on my time at LHS, I realize the multitude of great memories and lessons learned over the past four years. Like many, I remember all of […]

Seth Andregg

May 22, 2019 5:05pm | Seth Andregg

Four years ago I walked into this high school as a freshmen not knowing anything. As the weeks went by, I learned the school and learned the people surrounding me. As the years go by, myself and the people around me change. You learn the […]

Ali Alhamdani

May 22, 2019 5:04pm | Ali Alhamdani

I have been attending Lakewood High School for the past 4 years now. In that time, I’ve done a lot of growing and made a lot of memories. I have made a lot of great friends that I will have for the rest of my […]

Warriors 3rd Win Highlights Toughness

May 20, 2019 1:23pm | Makenzy Ohmer

The Golden State Warriors rattle off four straight wins since Kevin Durant’s injury. They sent the Houston Rockets home for the summer and became the first NBA team to overcome back to back second half deficits of at least 13 points. In Saturday’s 110-99 Game […]

Molly McGinty

May 20, 2019 1:23pm | Molly McGinty

I have been dreaming about this day for a very long time now. The closing of my senior year is almost here, and I’m definitely ready to leave. Looking back on my high school years, I have a lot of memories to cherish and look […]

Student Loans Paid Off by Commencement Speaker

May 20, 2019 1:17pm | Charles Hericks

Most college graduates have the burned of paying off thousands of dollars in student loans but all the graduating class of Morehouse college this year will not have this problem. This Sunday at the Morehouse commencement speech the billionaire investor Robert F. Smith announced that […]

Tariffs’s Effect on Walmart

May 20, 2019 1:14pm | Samuel Csora

Walmart wants to raise its prices of certain products due to tariffs. Walmart is also America’s largest retailer.  The tariffs were raised by Donald Trump. He raised them on Chinese goods, and everyone knows that over half the stuff in your house is things from […]

Troops to Middle East

May 19, 2019 7:57pm | Rawad Khawam

United States review plan of sending upwards of 120,000 troops to the Middle East to insure that Iran does not attempt to strike the United the States. The United States hopes that pushing these troops there it would stop their development of nuclear weapons. Trump […]

YouTuber James Charles Sister Scandal

May 19, 2019 7:56pm | Aiden Kelley

Hi Sisters! James Charles has lost over 3 million subscribers after a video by YouTube Beauty Guru Tati (Tati Westbrook) surfaced Friday, May 10. The video, spreading like a wildfire, goes into detail about Westbrook’s previous relationship with Charles. Westbrook goes on to talk about […]

Current State of Our World

May 19, 2019 7:54pm | Maizy Cunningham

One of the biggest issues occurring present day, is what is going on with our planet. The way our countries are taking “care” of the Earth is terrible. We have created problems that would make our children not even be able to experience a full […]

Radioactive Contamination in a Ohio School

May 19, 2019 7:45pm | Maddi Tobey

Piketon is an Ohio city located a few miles away from a defunct nuclear plant. The nuclear plant, Portsmouth Gaseous Diffusion Plant, has caused a Piketon middle school to close for the remaining school year for contamination. Zahn’s Corner Middle School had radioactive material, which is used in […]

Portland Trail Blazers Close Out Series Against Denver Nuggets

May 19, 2019 7:40pm | Jayden Reyes

The third seed Portland Trail Blazers defeated the second seed Denver Nuggets on May 12th to close out the Western Conference Semi-Finals. The final score was 100-96. The win sends Portland to their first Western Conference Finals since 2000. They will face the defending champions, […]

Upcoming Summer Events

May 19, 2019 7:11pm | Laila Awad

A bunch of schools  will be let out for summer vacation in a few weeks. Everyone is exited for the warm weather to begin and enjoy being outside. Families will not be bored when they find out whats coming up this summer. It’s all about […]

Air Pollution From Every Factory Can Be Tracked

May 19, 2019 6:39pm | Shane Rakes

On Tuesday a mind-blowing announcement was made in the world of power plants and pollution.  A nonprofit artificial intelligence firm called WattTime is going to use satellite imagery to track air pollution and carbon emissions coming out of every single power plant in the world. […]

Top Fashion Houses Ban Under Age Models

May 19, 2019 6:36pm | Faith Patton

High-end clothing brands such as Gucci, Saint Laurent, and Alexander McQueen have all announced that they will no longer be hiring models who are underage. They have pledged to only be working with models who are 18 and over. The new rules apply to both […]

Big Cyber Crime Bust!

May 19, 2019 6:34pm | James Morrissey

Have you ever heard of GozNym? Probably not, it is a hybrid of two pieces of malware, Nymaim, and Gozi. When used together, The Nymaim software is designed to sneak The Gozi malware onto a device and install it. Gozi malware has been around since […]

Alabama signs bill banning abortion

May 19, 2019 6:23pm | Riley Geyer

Wednesday morning, Alabama’s Senate passed a bill banning access to abortion. They voted in 25-6, allowing exceptions only “to avoid a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother,” or if  “the unborn child has a lethal anomaly.” Alabama Democrats introduced an amendment allowing for […]

Millions Face Hunger in Gaza After US Cut to Palestine Aid

May 19, 2019 6:20pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

Over millions in Gaza, Palestine could face a crisis in the next month unless international donors fill a $60 million funding black hole largely created by cuts to Palestinian refugee aid by the Trump administration, a UN agency has said. The United Nations Relief and Works […]

Sweet Melissa is Closing

May 16, 2019 6:13pm | McKenzie Lane

Located in Rocky River, across from Beachcliff Market Square, on Detroit Avenue is the restaurant Sweet Melissa. Sweet Melissa has wide variety with a unique menu suitable to everyone. The menu includes: Coffee Comfort food Happy hour food Healthy options Kids’ menu Quick bite Small […]


May 16, 2019 4:15pm | Max Boland

Chances are if you own a smartphone, you’ve seen or heard something about the NXIVM “self-help” program. Many are calling NXIVM a cult, as their leader Keith Raniere stands trial for sex trafficking and conspiracy, among other charges. But, what really makes a cult? By […]

Colorado School Shooting

May 13, 2019 4:15pm | Madeline Zingale

On Tuesday, May 7th, a little before 2 pm shots fired at a STEM charter school with more than 1,850 students kindergarten through 12th grade in a suburb of Highlands Ranch, Colorado. When the police call came in, and they arrived at the school, shots […]

Movie Producers Refuse to Film in Georgia

May 13, 2019 4:12pm | Kaitlyn Rosa

Georgia is at risk over another filming debate. On Tuesday, the state’s Republican Gov. Brian Kemp signed a piece of legislation that’s been dubbed the “heartbeat bill” that bans abortions after a fetal heart beat can be detected. This heartbeat can be detected as early […]

Harlem Apartment Fire

May 13, 2019 4:11pm | Shane Rakes

In New York City flames shot out of the windows of the Frederick E. Samuel Houses in Harlem last night. Today, on the building’s fifth floor, six-room apartment has been gutted and six people were dead,  and four of them were children, all of them were […]

Brian Sims Harasses Elderly Woman

May 13, 2019 4:11pm | Makenzy Ohmer

Pennsylvania State Representative Brian Sims was caught harassing an elderly woman who was praying in front of a Planned Parenthood clinic in Philadelphia. Every day, intellectual minorities on campus face attacks like the one outside Planned Parenthood in Philly. Those who dare to step outside […]

Colorado School Shootings

May 13, 2019 4:02pm | Angela Lewis

Throughout history there have been several school shootings. One of the worst being in 1999 at Columbine High School. Another tragedy happened, just yesterday, at STEM School. Two male students walked deep into STEM school and fired openly, injuring many and killing one. STEM is a […]

Intense Rain Strands Students at School in Texas Overnight

May 13, 2019 4:01pm | Will Hyatt

60 students stranded at a Texas elementary school overnight after heavy rain and flooding. A downpour of rain kept buses and parents of the road in Cleveland, Texas that caused South Side Elementary school to keep the student there. ”  I can only imagine how […]

New Royal Baby

May 13, 2019 3:49pm | Semra Dervisevic

Parents Meghan Markle and Prince Harry welcomed their little bundle of joy on Monday May 6th. The Duke and Dutchess of Sussex made their public debut and introduced their first-born during a photo call at Windsor Castle on Wednesday, May 8th. The couple announced the […]

What Moms Really Want for Mothers Day

May 9, 2019 5:02pm | Faith Patton

Mother’s Day is this weekend, landing on Sunday, May 12. (This week also happens to be teacher appreciation week.) Mother’s Day is really the day to go out-of-the-way and show appreciation for moms, pampering them and buying them bouquets of flowers and maybe taking them […]

47 Year old Murder Case Solved

May 9, 2019 5:01pm | Molly Roche

On September 15th of 1972, Indiana State student Pamela Milam disappeared after leaving a sorority event. Milam lived at home and commuted to school, so when she did not return home, her father and sister searched the campus and eventually found her car. They discovered […]

The New 9/11 Memorial

May 9, 2019 5:00pm | Shane Rakes

Behind the fences, just a few steps from the World Trade Center reflecting pools where the fallen names are engraved, teams of workers assemble a new memorial. It’s going to be called the 9/11 Memorial Glade and it’s being created to honor a new round […]

House panel holds Barr in contempt of congress

May 9, 2019 4:56pm | Riley Geyer

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Committee voted on whether or not to hold Attorney General William Barr in contempt of Congress for refusing to release the full, unredacted version of the Mueller Report. Barr denied the request even after a court-ordered subpoena required him to […]

Fortnite Season 9

May 9, 2019 4:54pm | Seth Andregg

Fortnite: all the rage in today’s video game world. The game was originally released back in 2017. The online video game was designed and developed by Epic Games. In just over two years, Fortnite is about to enter its ninth season on May 9th; each […]

Ramadan 2019

May 9, 2019 4:52pm | Madyson Layelle Al-Aseili

The blessed month of Ramadan is finally here – A time for reflection, spiritual discipline and celebration. Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims for a month worldwide. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Muslim calendar and the holy month of fasting from sunrise till sunset, […]