🌱 The Council tables a subject on dispatch services + a health alert issued

Hello Lakewood! I’m here in your inbox today to tell you everything you need to know about what’s happening in town. Let’s do this.

First, today’s weather forecast:

Nice with lots of sun. High: 76 Low: 63.

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Here are Lakewood’s top three stories today:

  1. The city will replace the western portion of Detroit Avenue and the West 117th Street intersection this week. Lakewood City Engineer Mark K. Papke said the concrete at the intersection is being replaced due to deterioration. “Every year after winter we spend a lot of time fixing it with asphalt,” Papke added. (cleveland.com)
  2. After two months of discussion, Lakewood City Council decided to table the contentious issue of consolidating the city’s police and fire department with other communities. “It wasn’t something Lakewood needed to worry about until 2025 at the earliest, and even then it would really take some kind of push or mandate from the county for there to be any real pressure on Lakewood to merge with someone else,” City Council Speaker John Litten said.cleveland.com)
  3. Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Thomas Gilson issued a health alert on July 12 notifying the public that Cuyahoga County suffered at least 15 suspected overdose deaths from Friday afternoon through Tuesday morning. The medical examiner’s report said the county is on course to reach the top 700 for overdose deaths in 2022. Overdose deaths are also hitting northeast Ohio suburbs like North Royalton, Richmond Heights, Lakewood and Middleburg Heights. (News 5 Cleveland WEWS)

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Today in Lakewood:

  • Drop In & Play Mornings At Cove Park (10:00 AM)
  • Car seat safety check At Fire Station #1 (6:00 p.m.)
  • Maria Count, Lea Marra, Shelby Olive At CODA (7:30 p.m.)

From my notebook:

  • Check out these 15+ things to do in Cleveland this weekend (July 14-17). From Tony Award-winning musicals to baseball games to concerts, there’s something for everyone. (Cleveland scene)
  • Mark your calendars for the Spooky Pooch Parade in Lakewood at Madison Park on October 15 from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The LakewoodAlive Family Parade consists of a free festival and parade along Madison Avenue. (iHeart)
  • Brick + Marta arrives at The Foundry on Sunday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. The indie rock duo started playing together in college. (Google)

You are officially informed for today. I’ll catch up with you early tomorrow morning with a new update!

Carla Varner

Jessica C. Bell