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Message from the Mayor

Progress continues to happen in Euclid!  I know the construction and repairs can be frustrating, but it is a sign of growth in Euclid.  I continue to be amazed at Amazon rising at the former Euclid Square Mall site.  The weekly reports received indicate that the exterior structure is nearly complete and soon they will begin working on the conveyance system and interior work needed – still on time for a March completion.  We hosted nearly 50 area commercial real estate brokers at the Amazon facility to learn about the opportunities for growth and development in Euclid. 

Additionally, BWXT has announced a major expansion and re-investment in their building - $50 million in capital and equipment plus additional jobs.  Lincoln Electric continues to beautify their corridor with new decorative fencing planned along the new Technology Training Center.  O’Reilly Auto parts is completing the shell of their building on E. 200 Street.  City Council has before it a proposal for the purchase and development of the former Chevy site on E. 185th Street for a new medical facility.  And of course, the work has begun on the Lakefront Improvement Project. 

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Euclid Police Receive Ongoing Training

Euclid Officers have received extensive and ongoing training including but not limited to weapons and tactics, investigative methods, school resource officers, first aid, drug interdiction, hostage negotiations, naturally inherent bias, social media, high-performance driving, technology, and procedural justice. Officers are trained to handle response to resistance through tactical training which involves skills and tools officers use when faced with a dangerous situation. This training includes decision making, verbal de-escalation, hands-on skills, and weapons. Since January of 2016 Euclid Officers have participated in over 14,000 hours of training. Over 1/3 of those hours have been tactical training.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Scholarships and prizes for talented artists!

Are you a K-12 grade student or a group (ages 5 to 18) interested in showing your performing or visual arts talent? Would you like to win cool prizes, cash and even a scholarship? If so, then the iN Education’s Battle of the Teal 4EDU is the competition for you!    

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Euclid City Council President will appear at LCS October Meeting

October 11 LCA Guest Speaker Euclid City Council President Charlene Mancuso

Charlene Mancuso, president of the Euclid City Council, will speak at the next public meeting of the Lakeland Civic Association to be held October 11th at 7:00pm at the Wickliffe Public Library. 

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Euclid High School Sports Hall of Fame inducts six into Class of 2018

“I always turn to the sports section first. The sports section records people's accomplishments; the front page nothing but man's failures.” – Earl Warren, former Chief Justice of the United States. Ohio State Representative Kent Smith, and Euclid High School 1984 graduate, kicked off his remarks with this quote at the 32nd Euclid High School Sports Hall of Fame induction on Thursday, September 27th. The quote is from 1968, a particularly turbulent time in our country’s history, but I’m sure many would agree that the idea is still applicable today and mainly why this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony was so enjoyable, just like the past 31 events!

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Deck the Halls

        GOOD NEWS from your local Lake Shore Garden Club.  This year we are presenting, free to the public, ‘Deck the Halls’, a National Garden Club Holiday Standard Flower Show.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

A Right and Responsibility

I know a lot of people, but chances are I don’t know most of the people that will read this article.  I don’t know your age, your nationality or your religious affiliation.  I don’t know your gender, your employment or marital status.  I don’t know if you rent a home or own your home.  You may be politically liberal or conservative; republican, democratic, socialist or independent.  I don’t know if you agree with my views on anything or not.  To be honest, it doesn’t matter.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Wanted: Administrative Assistant at East Shore United Methodist Church

East Shore United Methodist church is seeking a part time Administrative Assistant to provide support to the Pastor, as well as various church organizations. This position requires a minimum of two years secretarial experience, preferably with a church; be familiar with Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft office and social media. 
 
Familiarity with bookkeeping would be helpful, but is not required. We're seeking someone who is organized, detail-oriented, able to maintain confidentialityis energetic and personable, with the ability to interact with a diverse group of people. Please submit a resume to East Shore United Methodist Church, 23002 Lake Shore Blvd., Euclid, Ohio 44123 or send it by email: eastshorechurchoffice@gmail.com  Please include salary requirements. No phone calls please.
 
Thank you so much!
 
Pastor Arman

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Euclid Voters Face Multiple Tax Votes in November

About 60 Euclid voters gathered to organize their opposition to two tax measures that will appear on the November ballot.

In a bit of irony, two events held on the evening of August 29 highlighted the battle that will define the future of Euclid’s tax burden and financial future.  At the Briardale Greens Pavilion, over 60 residents opposed to new taxes gathered at a rally to kick off their efforts to stop two ballot initiatives being pushed by Mayor Kirsten Holzheimer-Gail and Euclid’s City Council.  Across town at the Help Foundation, the Mayor and Council President Charlene Mancuso hosted their fourth briefing for the public on why the tax measures were needed.

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Donate to the Euclid Public Library Foundation

Be a part of the story, donate today! 

Because of library champions like you, Euclid Public Library continues to transform lives through funding graciously donated to the Euclid Public Library Foundation. This is achieved through annual campaigns to increase awareness and raise monetary support for programming and services. In total, your year-end gifts have raised more than $16,000 in funding for programs, technology, author visits, and much more on behalf of the library since the campaign’s launch in 2016.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

We are Back Stronger and Better than ever...

Venite a Mangiare! Come and eat!

So happy we can finally say those words out loud. 
After being closed for year due to an electrical fire our doors are finally open to the Euclid community and its vicinities. 

On May 6th of 2017 as we stood there watching the restaurant being engulfed by ominous smoke our  hearts, as well as our spirits, were broken. A lifetime worth of hard work had gone up in smoke. 

As I recall May 6th started out as a normal day. Little did I know how quickly our world was going to change. I could hardly understand Fran when she called me asking me to run up to the restaurant because it was on fire. On fire? This could not be, I thought. As I’m getting in the car to drive up to the restaurant I’m thinking Fran is overreacting but I’ll drive up just to make sure all is okay. 

For as long as I shall live I will never forget the moment I turned on to Babbit road from Shore Center Dr. It was a sea of blue and red lights. Babbitt was blocked off. Still, I’m thinking perhaps it’s not as bad as all this. As I drove around all the stopped traffic, while ignoring the police trying to stop me from doing so, all I could think about was the restaurant.  I pulled into the parking lot to a scene which will be for ever embedded in my mind, heart and soul. The fireman holding an axe getting ready to break down the door. Beeping my horn as loud as it would beep, I caught the fireman’s attention as I’m pulling right up to the front door. 
I was screaming don’t break the door I have the key. Not really thinking at this point, instinctively, I went to put my key in the door to let the fireman in. The fireman gently and firmly turned me towards him and said “ I’ll take the key and please go back to your car.” I insisted I would let him in. Then a very kind officer directed me back to my car and said “No worries, everything will be okay. They know what they’re doing “. 

One by one my family pulled up to the parking lot and the reality of it welled up in my heart. As the parking lot filled up with family members, friends and customers, it was on that dreary rainy cold day, that I quickly came to the realization how much my family and food is loved by the community. Moving our restaurant to a different location was never an option for us. 

It was this outpouring of love that got  us through what has proven to be one of the most challenging times of our lives. The rebuild! 

To this day recounting our story takes us back to that very dark place. Thankfully, we quickly realize that it is now behind us. 

Heartfelt thanks and appreciation goes out to the following people. If not for your help, hard work, guidance and kind words we would not be here. 

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

HELP Foundation Ran the Sweetest Race in Euclid!

On Saturday, September 8, 2018 HELP Foundation ran The Great Ice Cream Chase! This 5k race and 1-mile walk to bring awareness to intellectual and developmental disabilities was especially cool because every participant was rewarded with East Coast Custard ice cream once they crossed the finish line.  Participants took off down Lakeshore Ave and raced to be the first to receive their frozen treat.  Thank you to everyone that came out to run or walk with us!

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Leaf Collection

As leaves start to turn and fall it’s time to talk leaf collection. Let’s cover some of the specifics and let you know how to track what neighborhoods crews are in on any given collection day. As the leaves start falling in volume collection will begin. This start date can vary from early to later October depending on the weather. Once started crews will continue collection until December 7th. This date may need to be adjusted depending on how quickly the trees shed the leaves. There will be advanced notice if the collection date needs to be pushed out further due to the leaves falling late. The City website will have the most up to date information on the current location of the crews and any changes to the end date.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Fire Causes Extensive Damage To Euclid Home

At 2:56 a.m. on September 9, the Euclid Fire Department (EFD) was called to a structure fire with flames coming from the roof at 2046 East 224th St. On arrival at 3:03 a.m., it was confirmed that all occupants were out of the home. The EFD started an exterior attack and then transitioned to an interior attack after heavy fire conditions had been darkened. Firefighters battled the blaze for five hours until all the flames were extinguished, and all fire extension was stopped.

A total of 16 Euclid firefighters responded to the scene, in addition to mutual aid from firefighters in South Euclid and Richmond Heights. While there are no injuries to report, the occupants and their four pets are being assisted by the Red Cross. The cause of the fire is under investigation and damages are estimated at $135,000.

The public is reminded to have working smoke detectors and to create and practice a home escape plan.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Recycle Today for a Better Tomorrow

Keep Euclid Beautiful often gets questions about recycling.  The Do's and Dont's are different in each State and sometimes vary from city to city.  This can make recycling a bit confusing.  In this column, Keep Euclid Beautiful will do our best to answer your recycling questions based on the guidelines for the City of Euclid and the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

A Different Approach

Take a moment to think of all the good things you can say about yourself and your community. Even with loss, you can be inspired when you see yourself working through issues. You can learn from any experience. Now what would you call that? Growth? Yes, it’s growth and maturity. Life is a journey we are all experiencing. We start from wherever we do and move along. We live through a collection of decisions. Some think that they have no choice to change their circumstances. While others sprint ahead, tweaking circumstances little by little.

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What to do When Caregiving Happens Suddenly

Are you a caregiver to a spouse…an older parent or grandparent or perhaps to a child?  Being a caregiver is one of the top stressors that anyone can face.  It can be an overwhelming experience.  Know that you can embrace the caregiving role when you have a plan, with resources and support along the way.

Most people are creatures of habit.  Some of us plan our day.  For others, the day plans us.  No matter our personal style, when a crisis occurs and we are called upon to become a caregiver, it can throw us for a loop. Our routine is shattered and it can be very unsettling.

First things first….breathe.

Even when things are happening at whirlwind speed, decisions needing to be made, tasks accomplished, etc., it is important to take a step back and recognize that we can be in control of the situation, not the other way around.   Try to identify the top priorities and decide which items may not be the top priority and we can let go of or give to others.  For instance, in order to be at the hospital with a relative, can someone else pick up Jimmy from soccer practice, get dinner, run errands, etc. 

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Don't Leave these Benefits on the Table

Fall is a good time to take a look at where you stand with your health insurance benefits. There are a number of benefits you may lose if you do not use them before the end of the year.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

SilverSneakers at Euclid Senior Center - October News and Events

It’s time to Fall into gear.  Get well and stay well through another Northeast Ohio Winter. Join your neighbors and friends at the with SilverSneakers at the Euclid Senior Center. There are a variety of fun activities to keep you warm and happy during the long and winter season. From group fitness to fun events you can do with your friends and loved ones. Become a Euclid SilverSneaker and start having fun TODAY! 

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Euclid Historical Society is Always Looking for Unique Donations

Euclid Historical Society Trustee, Tom Pappas, displaying the B&B Appliance sign recently salvaged by Tom Lang and Councilwoman Laura Gorshe

Remember the B&B Appliance that did business on the South Marginal in Euclid for 50 years?  Euclid Historical Society has recently acquired one of the old signs and is excited to add this piece of local Americana to its collection.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Ohio Bike Laws - Riding as far Right as Practicable

Sign promoting awareness of the 3-foot passing law enacted in 2017 (Image provided by Bike Cleveland)

This article is the third in a series intended to increase awareness about local bike laws.  In the last article, we discussed why the best place to ride a bike is often in the road. This month we will clarify where exactly on the road a bike should be.  Under state law, bikes must generally ride as far right as “practicable”. It seems simple enough at first blush, but there can be some confusion as it plays out.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Cancer Genomics

Stella was recently diagnosed with fourth stage liver cancer and passed within weeks.  The liver cancer metastasized from pancreatic cancer whose symptoms were disguised as stomach issues attributed to diverticulitis. What if Stella had known she was carrying the gene for pancreatic cancer?  Would she be alive today?

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Euclid SilverSneaker Spotlight

Josephine Smith, 86, of Euclid is this month’s Senior Spotlight.  Josephine began her wellness journey with the YMCA and the SilverSneakers program back in 2007 at the request of her doctor, who recommended she increase her level physical activity to help keep her diabetes at bay. 

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Attendance

Imagine Bella wants to remind you to be on time everyday! Every minute counts! 

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Title 1 Open House and Community Day!

Great to see our families and talk about the school at Open House! #FreeBooks #LibraryCards

Imagine Bella families attended Open House and Imagine Bella Community Day on Thursday, September 13th. There was a big turn out from families as we held the event directly afterschool. Families learned more about the Title 1 program and curriculum resources at the school. Students were able to sign up for Friday clubs. We had tables from a bank and the library. There was also a free book give-away where all students were able to get a book. Families were excited to visit classrooms and be part of the school community.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Father's Walk 2018

Father's Walk and Donuts for Dads was helps on Thursday, September 20, 2018. #RockStarDads #ImagineBellaLovesDads

Imagine Bella Dad's participated in the Northeast Ohio's Father's Walk on Thursday, September 20, 2018. Donuts for Dads highlighted the contributions of Dad's, Grandparents, Uncle's and other male mentors. Fathers signed the Father's Walk Pledge.

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

ISSUE 32 - PROPOSED CHARTER AMENDMENT TO GIVE COUNCIL AUTHORITY TO REDUCE INCOME TAX CREDIT

           Euclid City Council voted on June 4th to have the following question put to voters on November’s ballot:  “Shall Article II, Section 12, of the Charter of the City of Euclid be amended to allow for City Council to adjust the income tax credit from 100% to no lower than 50% by a majority vote of Council?”

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 7:56 AM, 10.14.2018

Bob's Corner

How will you be remembered? 

She came into the senior center a few times a week.  She barely said a word to anyone.  As a rule, she intentionally sat by herself. She didn't complain, she never had much to say, and she caused no trouble.  She was encouraged, but she never participated in anything that required more of an investment than a hello and a half-hearted smile.  Her features were average and her clothing unremarkable.  She suddenly quit coming to the center, but nobody really noticed.  We learned that she died, alone.  Nobody knew her, and nobody missed her.

I am sure this strikes you as incredibly sad.  It is, but please let it serve as more than just a gloomy story.

The truth is that no one can make you interact with others.  People aren’t going to take you by the hand and force you to get involved and to have fun.  No one can compel you to enjoy your life.  It’s all up to you. 

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Volume 9, Issue 10, Posted 4:48 PM, 05.10.2018