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Posted on: September 28, 2022

Westlake Fall Festival 2022

2022 Fall Fest poster

This year's Fall Festival and Pumpkin Hunt will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, 12-3 p.m. The event will include animal shows, balloon artists and more. Pre-registration is required for the Pumpkin Hunt.

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

September-October 2022 Mayor's Newsletter

September-October Mayor's Newsletter cover photo

The September-October 2022 edition of the Westlake Mayor's Newsletter is available online in PDF form by clicking this link. Included in this edition are photos of the new accessible playground at Clague Park, Westlake in Bloom winners and more!&...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Dunford Betterment Project Update: Sept. 2, 2022

Dover Center Map - Betterment Project - Westown to Center Ridge

As part of the ongoing Dunford Betterment Project, Columbia Gas crews will be installing roughly 1,350 feet of new pipe serving 22 residences/properties on Dover Center Road between Westown Blvd. and Center Ridge Road. This is what is commonly called a &q...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Local Eagle Scout creates Memorial Tree of Life

Memorial Tree of Life - Eagle Schout Paul Palmer Jr. III and Mayor Dennis M. Clough

Eagle Scout and former Youth Advisory Board member Paul Palmer Jr. III worked with the Community Services Department to create a new way for patrons to memorialize lost loved ones. Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough personally thanked Paul for a job...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Westlake mourns retired firefighter Patrick Grealis

Fire Fighter Grealis

The City of Westlake sends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of retired firefighter Patrick Grealis, who passed away over the weekend. 

Grealis served on the Westlake Fire Department for 25 years before his retirement&am...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Westlake bids 'bittersweet' farewell to Gayle Hill

Gayle Hill and Mayor

The City of Westlake celebrated the retirement of longtime Administrative Assistant & Cemetery Administrator Gayle Hill on Monday, Aug. 8, in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

Mayor Dennis M. Clough called her retirement "bittersweet&qu...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Westlake Police welcome Officer Andrew Posante

Posante with Mayor Clough and Chief Bielozer

The City of Westlake welcomed Office Andrew Posante as the newest member of the Westlake Police Department with a swearing in ceremony on Aug. 4, 2022.

Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough administered the oath of office in f...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Westlake welcomes two new firefighter/paramedics

Group photo with Mayor Clough, Acting Chief Mike Freeman, Captain Doug Vasi, Koneval and Plocica

The Westlake Fire Department welcomed two new firefighter/paramedics to the City of Westlake with a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday, July 13. Jake Koneval and Jacob Plocica were sworn in by Mayor Dennis M. Clough in front of family, friends a...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Accessible playground now open at Clague Park

Clague Playground Ribbon-Cutting Photo 2

Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough and Recreation Director Paula Horner cut the ceremonial ribbon officially opening the new accessible playground at Clague Park on Monday, July 4, 2022. 

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Westlake Police welcome three new patrol officers

Mayor and Giralso handshake

Three new patrolmen officially joined the Westlake Police Department on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Alejandro Giraldo, Giovanni Santiago and Steve Barnie took the oath of office administered by Mayor Dennis M. Clough in the Michael Killeen Council Chambers at...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

SRO Scott Fortkamp retires after 26 years

Scott Fortkamp and the Mayor  - retirment

The City of Westlake held a send-off last Friday for the founder of the WPD's School Resource Officer (SRO) Program, SRO Scott Fortkamp, who is retiring after 26 years with the department. 

During his career in Westlake, he established Westlake as...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Fire Chief Jim Hughes retires after 29 years

Fire Chief Jim Hughes and Mayor Dennis Clough pose with a plaque honoring Hughes.

Westlake Fire Chief Jim Hughes celebrated his retirement Wednesday at Fire Station #1 surrounded by colleagues, family and friends. 

Mayor Dennis M. Clough presented the outgoing chief with a Proclamation noting his 29 years with the City of Westl...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

2022 Memorial Day Parade Recap

Memorial Day 22 - WPD Color Guard

Westlake residents lined Hilliard Boulevard under clear blue Spring sky for the City’s annual Memorial Day Parade on May 30, sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Westlake.

The festive procession of classic cars, city vehicles and band performances le...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Evening State of the City 2022 (video)

Evening Westlake State of the City 2022

Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough delivered his 2022 State of the City address on May 10 in the Westlake Community Services Center's Eileen Humphrey Auditorium. 

The event was sponsored by the Westlake-Bay Village Observer and open to all m...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Congratulations to Westlake's 2022 D.A.R.E. graduates

DARE Graduation 2022 - student 4

Members of the Westlake Police Department and Mayor Dennis M. Clough attended a graduation ceremony for the latest class of students at Dover Intermediate School to complete the school's D.A.R.E. program. 

The graduates participated in an essay co...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

May-June Mayor's Newsletter

May-June Newsletter 2022 Cover

The May-June 2022 edition of the Mayor's Newsletter is now available online. Simply click this link to be directed to the PDF version.

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Westlake celebrates Arbor Day with awards ceremony, tree planting

Tree Poster Contest Winners 2022

The City of Westlake commemorated the 150th Anniversary of Arbor Day and its 31st year recognized as a Tree City USA with a planting ceremony at Dover Intermediate School on April 29. 

Prior to the ceremony, six fifth-grade students were awarded a...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

Community Services hosts Over 90 Birthday Party

Over 90 - Mayor and attendees

The Westlake Community Services Center played host to the special birthday luncheon on April 28 for Westlake residents who have reached 90+ years old and live independently. The City was thrilled to be able to host this year's Over 90 Birthday celebration...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Westlake welcomes Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Sholtis

Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Sholtis with Mayor Clough, Chief Jim Hughes and Assistant Chief Mike Free

The City of Westlake welcomed another new member of the City's Fire Department on April 24. Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Sholtis comes to Westlake with more than seven years of experience in his chosen field. 

Sholtis took the oath of offic...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Watch the 2022 Westlake State of the City Address

Mayor Dennis Clough and 2022 Chamber Members

Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough delivered his 2022 Westlake State of the City Address on March 22 at Carrabba's Italian Grill. The West Shore Chamber of Commerce sponsored the event, which was recorded and is available for video-on-demand (VOD) v...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Become a Westlake Police Auxiliary officer

WPD Auxiliary officer flyer

The Westlake Police Auxiliary Unit is looking for new members! Come join a team of dedicated people who volunteer to help the community and the officers of Westlake in a multitude of ways. They are highly trained and provided all they need to succeed! Con...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Sgt. John Mauer retires after 31 years

Sgt John Mauer and Mayor Clough proclamation

The City of Westlake held retirement a ceremony honoring Sgt. John Mauer on Friday, March 4, for his 31 years with the Westlake Police Department. 

Police Chief Kevin Bielozer praised Sgt. Mauer for setting a fine example of what solid police work...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Rumpke now accepts some plastic and aluminum cups for recycling

Recycling Flyer - Acceptable Items UPDATED 3/4/2022

Rumpke now accepts some plastic beverage cups and aluminum cups in Westlake’s recycling program! "As a recycling leader, Rumpke is constantly working with end users to develop solutions for expanded recycling opportunities," said Jeff ...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Westlake welcomes three new firefighters

Jeremy DiBell, Stipe Miocic, Mayor Clough, Matthew Kritzer, Chief Hughes, Mike Freeman edited

 The City of Westlake welcomed three new full-time firefighters on Feb. 15 at Westlake City Hall. Mayor Dennis M. Clough administered the oath of office to Jeremy DiBell and Matthew Kritzer and Stipe Miocic during a swearing in ceremony in front ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2022

Service Department celebrates employee's 34-plus years of dedicated service

Paul Quinn, Maureen Murphy, Mayor Clough

The Westlake Service Department recently held a touching send-off for Administrative Assistant Maureen Murphy, who retired after more than 34 years serving the City of Westlake. 

She began her career with the City as a floater in 1986 and was hire...

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Posted on: January 17, 2022

What services may be impacted by severe winter weather?

Snow Plow Clearing Streets

During severe weather situations, residents are advised to check the city's social media accounts for updates about how local services may be affected and for news of blocked roadways, fallen trees, downed power lines and more. Residents also may receive ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Veterans to lead the Pledge

Navy veteran Thomas Bowl and his son Ethan lead the Pledge of Allegiance on Jan. 6, 2022

The City of Westlake prides itself on its efforts to frequently recognize the contributions of our local veterans. In that spirit, the City has initiated a new tradition inviting one of these brave individuals to lead the Pledge of Allegiance before each ...

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Posted on: January 6, 2022

Patrolman John Jereb retires after 28 years

Mayor, Jereb, Chief

Westlake Police Patrolman John Jereb retired after 28 years of service to the people of Westlake. He received a Proclamation from Mayor Dennis M. Clough during a send-off on Thursday, Jan. 6, attended by colleagues and family. 

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

January-February 2022 Mayor's Newsletter (PDF)

Jan-Feb 2022 Newsletter Cover

The January-February 2022 Mayor's Newsletter is now available online. This edition includes information about the newly-crowned Mr. & Mrs. Westlake and retiring City Council members.

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

New City Council sworn in during organizational meeting

City Council, Mayor Dennis M. Clough and Law Director Michael Maloney 1-3-22

The City of Westlake formally welcomed its new and returning City Council representatives during an organizational meeting Monday, Jan. 3, at City Hall.

The meeting featured the swearing in of newly-elected President of Council David S. Greenspan, as well ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Westlake Patrolman Ryan Jasinsky receives Life Saving Award

Christine Sabel and Ptl. Ryan Jasinsky

Westlake Patrolman Ryan Jasinsky was presented the Life Saving Award by the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum on Dec. 17 at Westlake City Hall. 

Using his police trauma care training along with his prior military training...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Best wishes to retiring City Council members

Mayor and Killeen Proclamation edited

The City of Westlake held a sendoff for its three retiring members of Westlake City Council on Dec. 16 during the last Council Meeting of 2021. 

Mayor Dennis M. Clough presented Proclamations to the outgoing representatives as family, friends and ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Westlake Police promote two officers to rank of Sergeant

Chief Bielozer, Sgt. Pischel, Sgt. Fox, Mayor, Clough

The City of Westlake promoted two officers to the rank of Sergeant on Dec. 17 at City Hall. Mayor Dennis M. Clough administered the oath of office to Ryan Pischel and Nate Fox during a swearing in ceremony attended by friends, family and colleagues in the...

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Posted on: December 9, 2021

Introducing Mr. & Mrs. Westlake 2022 (video available)

Mayor with Mr and Mrs Westlake

Music and the aroma of hot cocoa was in the air as attendees gathered to celebrate the crowning of Mr. & Mrs. Westlake 2022 during the City’s Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 5, at Westlake City Hall.

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Posted on: December 2, 2021

Maintenance Technician Karoly "Chuck" Petrik retires from Police Department after 21 years

Mayor, Chuck, Bielozer

The Westlake Police Department held a retirement ceremony for Karoly "Chuck" Petrik, who has served as the WPD's Vehicle and Building Maintenance Technician for the last 21 years.

Petrik held one of the most demanding jobs in the City, a...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Westlake Firefighter Craig Goodwin retires after 30 years of service

Assistant Fire Chief Mike Freeman reads a Proclamation for Craig Goodwin at his retirement ceremony.

The City of Westlake held a retirement ceremony honoring longtime Firefighter/Paramedic Craig Goodwin on on Nov. 10 at Fire Station #1 on Crocker Road.

Goodwin is an Air Force veteran, as well as a 30-year veteran of the Westlake Fire Department. In fact, ...

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Posted on: November 12, 2021

Westlake hosts special Veterans Day event at Community Services Center

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The City of Westlake was pleased to host a special Veterans Day event in the Community Services Center's Eileen Humphrey Auditorium on Nov. 11.

The event featured a pinning ceremony, lunch prepared by Chef Garrett Baglier and a few words about the...

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Posted on: October 21, 2021

Simple Recycling collection has resumed

Simple Recycling truck

Simple Recycling has resumed collection in Westlake, but with some important changes:

  • Residents must now schedule a pick-up by calling 866-835-5068 or online at www.simplerecycling.com.
  • Bags/items must now be left by your front door, not at the curb.

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Posted on: October 12, 2021

Community Services hosts Annual Chili Cook-Off

Bankers Life Peoples Choice Winner and 2nd Place chili cook-off

The Westlake Community Services Department hosted the return of its Annual Chili Cook-Off on Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the Gathering Hall of the department’s spacious new facility.

A panel of five judges awarded trophies to the top 3 entries out of ei...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Please use and store rubbish/recycling carts properly

Recycle Cart

The City of Westlake would like to remind residents that rubbish and recycling carts should be placed at the curb after 6 p.m. the night before your regular collection day and should be removed from the tree lawn no later than 24 hours after collection. T...

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Posted on: August 25, 2021

Fire Department receives 2021 Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Award

Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Award 2021

The Westlake Fire Department has once again received the American Heart Association Mission Lifeline Gold Plus Award. This award recognizes the department’s commitment to providing a higher standard of pre-hospital care to the City of Westlake.&...

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Posted on: July 14, 2021

Westlake celebrates Grand Opening of new Community Services Center

Ribbon cutting Grand Opening

Years of hard work and dedication culminated on July 13, 2021. With a quick snip of a deluxe pair of scissors, Mayor Dennis M. Clough and Community Services Director Lydia Gadd cut the ceremonial ribbon signifying that the new Westlake Community Services ...

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Posted on: June 21, 2021

City of Westlake holds dedication ceremony for new Community Services Center

Lydia talks about Eileen Humphrey

The City of Westlake held a dedication ceremony commemorating the new Westlake Community Services Center and the 40th anniversary of the Department on Friday, June 18. The facility was dedicated to those who helped make the new facility possible, includin...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

What belongs in your curbside recycling bin?

Recycle Right

Most of us are guilty of putting something in our curbside recycling bins that actually belongs in the trash. There are a few things to remember when determining whether something belongs in your recycling bin, in the trash or whether there is an alternat...

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Posted on: May 5, 2021

Community Services staff deliver Over 90 Birthday Proclamations

Over 90 Couple - Wine family

The City of Westlake was pleased to present special Over 90 Birthday Proclamations to residents who have lived on this Earth for more than nine decades on April 30, 2021.

 

Since the City was unable to host its usual Over 90 Birthday Luncheon due t...

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Posted on: January 15, 2021

ODJFS tool allows unemployment fraud to be reported online

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has launched a new tool which allows victims of fraud related to unemployment compensation to report these crimes directly to the State of Ohio rather than contacting local law enforcement. 

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Posted on: December 31, 2020

Westlake Fire Department hosts vaccine POD with Cuyahoga County Board of Health

Hughes, Freeman and Henderson

The Westlake Fire Department and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health (CCBH) worked together on Wednesday, Dec. 30, to distribute Moderna Covid-19 vaccines to upwards of 700 EMS personnel and first responders from multiple West Side suburbs at Westlake Fir...

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Posted on: April 7, 2016

Updated City of Westlake's GIS

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The City of Westlake's geographical information system (GIS) is a multiple layered map of properties, infrastructures, points of interest, political boundaries, public records and much more.

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