by Melissa Martin A local architectural firm hired by the city of Brecksville to evaluate the service garage said the city can expect to pay upwards of $5 million to build a new garage adequate to house the department’s equipment and staff of 50. As part of the discussion during the Aug. 16 meeting of […]
by Kathleen Steele GaivinSept. 6 city council meeting With approval from city council, the Brecksville Police Department is applying for a $115,200 grant through the Ohio Criminal Justice Services that will pay for 31 body-worn cameras and ancillary equipment and fees. “We believe that body-worn cameras are going to help us collect video evidence in […]
To help prevent unwanted door-to-door solicitors, Brecksville has partnered with NOPEC to provide a Do-Not-Knock registry. Residents can register online at blocktheknock.com or by calling NOPEC’s customer service number at 855-667-3201. Your address will be listed on the registry, and you will receive a Do-Not-Knock window cling to display near your front door at no […]
Columbus Day, Monday, Oct. 10, is not a Brecksville City holiday and therefore city buildings will be open at their regular hours. Rubbish and recycling pick up will happen on Columbus Day. If you’d like to have a turkey dinner early, it’s Thanksgiving Day in Canada. Oct. 12 is The Day of the Race in […]
by Martin McConnell The “Brecksville Squares” square dancing club is perhaps the city’s best kept secret when it comes to activities and social groups. With only 52 current members, the group is small, but its members are exceptionally dedicated and passionate about the style of dance that they love. David and Cheryl Storgard helped to […]
by Kathleen Steele Gaivin Aug. 16 council meeting Brecksville City Council approved an economic incentive agreement with Retail Enterprises to open a Tide Cleaners laundry and dry-cleaning facility on Brecksville Road, just south of Snowville Road. As part of the 10-year tax incentive agreement, the city has agreed to provide the company with an annual […]
by Melissa Martin Aug. 16 school board meeting As part of a plan to create a “culture of safety and security” in all three buildings, Brecksville-Broadview Heights School District administrators are requiring students to wear or carry identification badges throughout the school day. Chris Coad, director of business services for the district, said the identification […]
by Sara Hill The “Portraits of Homelessness” exhibit, one component of Christ the Redeemer Lutheran Church’s upcoming awareness event, is putting attendees face-to-face with the plight of those living without permanent housing in Northeast Ohio. The moving portraits, taken by Lydia Bailey of Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, feature the faces and stories of more than 40 […]
Brecksville’s annual citywide garage sale gives shoppers another opportunity to score the find of a lifetime by Martin McConnell Brecksville’s annual city-wide garage sale was a hit once again this year, with over 40 listed participants around the city. This year’s selection ranged from miscellaneous items, to vinyl records and video games, to patio and […]
by Denise Gawlik Shout out to the Brecksville Belugas Recreation Swim Team for winning first place at the Cuyahoga Valley Swim League Championship meet. Way to go Belugas! Congrats also go out to Brecksville Police Officer John Muller and his new K9 partner, Boss. Officer Muller and Boss both graduated K9 Training Academy and can […]
by Denise Gawlik Brecksville-Broadview Heights Elementary School welcomed its first class of students back to brand new classrooms Sept. 6. In the fall of 2016, the District formed a facilities committee consisting of parents, staff, teachers and community members to evaluate the condition, use and future of its four elementary buildings: Central School, Chippewa Elementary, […]
Aug 2 – A 22-year-old Parma man was cited on charges of driving under suspension and driving with a loud exhaust after he was pulled over for driving without an illuminated license plate. The driver was found to have multiple open license suspensions, and the vehicle was towed from the scene. During inventory of the […]
The Emerald Necklace Garden Club will discuss how to overwinter tropical plants at its next meeting on Thursday, Oct. 13. Pat Cotsman and Nathalie Petri, two local gardeners with proven expertise in saving tropical plants such as canna, elephant ears, caladiums and dahlias from year to year will share tips on how these favorites can […]
by Tom Olecki, Owner, Broadview Heating Though in no way am I an expert on federal taxes, I can report that as of Aug. 16, the federal government has re-instated tax credits available on Energy STAR-rated furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps and hot water tanks. There is a lifetime limit of $500 for this credit, […]
by Kevin Kroskey, CFP®, MBA I’ve been writing this article since January 2011. At that time, we were recovering from the financial crisis with perpetual alarms from pundits for a “double-dip recession,” concerns over growing U.S. deficits and homeowners feeling trapped under depressed housing prices that had yet to recover in earnest. Oh, we also […]
by Dan A. Baron, Baron Law LLC Losing a loved one is emotionally challenging and perhaps the most difficult moment in your life. Yet, while grieving there are many tasks that one responsible individual must complete in order to settle the estate. This article is geared toward the executor, the person who will be quarterbacking […]
Staffing shortages and a demand for workers in the machining industry has restricted a company’s ability to upskill staff and accommodate training for multiple people at once. However, companies may opt to upskill a few employees at a time by outsourcing training to the Cuyahoga Valley Career Center. This format will not interfere with current […]
Cuyahoga County, in coordination with the city of Cleveland, Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency, Bike Cleveland and a number of partner cities throughout the region, is looking to expand the existing network of public bicycles and scooters to reach a broader community of users across Cleveland and Cuyahoga County. As part of this effort, the […]
by Michelle Davis The Brecksville Travel Baseball 8U team capped off its season with a 15-13 win over the top-ranked team from Olmsted Falls. Going into this game, the teams split their highly anticipated season series. However, the last time they played it did not go the Bees way and the young stingers had extra […]
Brecksville City Hall, the Service Department and the Human Services Center will be closed on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 5. The Community Center will be open from 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. The Aquatics Center will be open on Labor Day. Call the Community Center at 440-546-2300 for the hours. Rubbish and recycling collection scheduled for […]
by Melissa Martin Closing a municipal pool in the middle of the hottest months of the year is never a popular decision. However, Brecksville was forced to make that call in recent weeks after broken glass appeared in the city’s outdoor pool. According to Parks and Recreation Director Rachele Engle, the source of the glass […]
2022 Beautification Award winners applauded for crafting eye-catching landscapes It’s always a beautiful day in their neighborhoods by Melissa Martin If you ask Brecksville resident Larry Zgrabik what his favorites springtime activity is, one of the first things that comes to his mind is taking the time to “stop and smell the flowers.” He’s […]
by Melissa Martin July 19 city council meeting Brecksville voters will have the final say as to whether the owner of Strongsville’s Brew Garden will be able to move forward with plans to build a restaurant/party center on the northeast corner of Miller and South Edgerton Road. City council voted unanimously July 19 to place […]
Neighbors say noise, light pollution starts as early as 2 a.m. by Melissa Martin Aug. 2 city council meeting Several Westview Drive residents attended the Brecksville City Council meeting to express frustration with frequent middle-of-the-night wake up calls, courtesy of contractors working on roadways being installed as part of the Sherwin-Williams portion of the Valor […]
by Melissa Martin and Dan Holland A 60-lot subdivision proposed for Brecksville’s southwest corner has received pushback from Broadview Heights following the Petros Development Group’s announcement that an extension of Wilmington Drive would provide the neighborhood’s only access. Wilmington Drive, located in Broadview Heights off Boston Road, runs north then east into Brecksville, where the […]
As of Aug. 1, masks are again required in all Cuyahoga County government buildings, regardless of vaccination status. According to a press release from the county, Cuyahoga County has an average of 228 COVID-19 cases per day, reported as of July 27, which is above the 200-case threshold to be labeled as having a “high” […]
by Dan Holland With the consolidation of three elementary schools in the Brecksville-Broadview Heights City School District into one brand-new elementary school opening Sept. 6 on the Blossom Hill property along Oakes Road, the district has plans in place for a school resource officer from local police departments to be stationed at each school building. […]
by Denise Gawlik A new chapter officially began for the Brecksville-Broadview Heights School District Aug. 1 with a ceremonial ribbon cutting celebrating the grand opening of the new Brecksville-Broadview Heights Elementary School. The ceremony included remarks by Superintendent Joelle Magyar, School Board President Mark Dosen, Brecksville Mayor Jerry Hruby, Broadview Heights Mayor Sam Alai and […]
by Denise L. Gawlik Despite reports of bus driver shortages throughout Ohio and across the nation, the Brecksville-Broadview Heights Transportation Department is ready to roll for the 2022-2023 school year. Incoming Transportation Supervisor Fonzie Culver the key to achieving this goal are the bus drivers themselves. More specifically, she said, having enough of them to […]
by Martin McConnell The Brecksville-Broadview Heights varsity Bees will once again take the field this fall with hopes of capturing a Suburban League title, and perhaps even an OHSAA state championship. After a down season and a 2-8 record last year, the team will be under new, but familiar management. Jason Black is back in […]
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