Business

Insights on Insurance: Clothes Dryer Fires

An estimated 2,900 clothes dryer fires in residential buildings are reported to U.S. fire departments each year and cause an estimated $35 million in property losses, according to a new government report. A report by the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) states that 84 percent of clothes dryer fires took place in residential buildings. Here are some specifics included in the report:

  • Clothes dryer fire incidence in residential buildings was higher in the fall and winter months, peaking in January at 11 percent.
  • Failure to clean (34 percent) was the leading factor contributing to the ignition of clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.
  • Dust, fiber and lint (28 percent) and clothing not on a person (27 percent) were, by far, the leading items first ignited in clothes dryer fires in residential buildings.
  • Fifty-four percent of clothes dryer fires in residential buildings were confined to the object of origin.

Damaging fires can occur if clothes dryers are not properly installed or maintained. The report notes that lint, a highly combustible material, can accumulate both in the dryer and in the dryer vent. Accumulated lint leads to reduced airflow and poses a fire hazard. Reduced airflow can also occur when foam-backed rugs or athletic shoes are placed in dryers.  Small birds or other animals nesting in dryer exhaust vents are another hazard. A compromised vent will not exhaust properly, possibly resulting in overheating and/or fire.

Take a few minutes to inspect these components in your home to ensure safety for your family and your possessions.

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Volume 3, Issue 11, Posted 10:10 AM, 12.18.2012

Everyone deserves professional service

You know how you sit at a red light, and sometimes your mind wanders? But, you don’t have to worry about it turning GREEN, because the person's horn behind you will let you know.

For those of you that are sitting at the Real Estate GREEN light, I'm beeping my horn for you to move. Now is the time. Interest rates are low. Buyer incentives are high. Sellers are pricing to sell. The market couldn’t be better. Beep! Beep!

We have put some wonderful people in homes that they thought they could never buy. 

There are first-rate down payment assistance programs, credit repair counseling and excellent education in home ownership. I must throw up on yellow light. Caution! Do NOT pay for any of those services. We will direct you to the right service for FREE! 

So, step on the gas and get moving. Call, and we will make sure all your real estate needs are handled in a professional manner, with personality

We love what we do, let us show you. We answer our phones, and if we don’t, leave us a message, and we will call back. We don’t care if you’re a $30,000 buyer or a $300,000 buyer. Everyone deserves professional service!

Jan Horvath 216-401-3594, and Melissa Horvath 216-496-4668 are realtors with RE/MAX Traditions.


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Volume 3, Issue 10, Posted 4:06 PM, 10.05.2012

Give back to the community event: Free basic haircut

Last year we took a trial run at our 1st annual Harvest Day at Phadeaway Barbershop, where we offered FREE basic haircuts to anyone in the community. This is our way of giving back in our hard times. Everyone is welcome to participate; at Phadeway we have a diverse staff and clientele. This year we want to make it even bigger.

The event will be held Sunday October 28 from 12-4 p.m. at Phadeaway Barbershop 677 East 185th Street in Euclid. This is an absolutely free basic haircut or lineup. Light refreshments will be served. Please spread the word about this event within our community.

Phadeaway Barbershop is owned and operated by Master Barber, my husband, Mike Saddler, who has been in the industry for 10 years and has left his mark as one the great master barbers in town. He uses his unique skill and talent to provide the most precise haircuts and line ups in town. He has a great them of master barbers as well. This is a gold mine on East 185th Street. The barbershop has very diverse clientele. Every time you come in you are guaranteed to receive excellent and quality service. Phadeawawy is also kid-friendly so feel free to bring the family. In addition to being a great barber he is a great husband and father.

I own Butta fingers Nail Studio which is located right next door. I am an 11 year Nail Tech Veteran and have taken my love for nails and the nail business to become one of the top nail technicians in Ohio. I have been featured in the national and international Nails Magazine, Nailpro Magazine and nominated as “Nail Tech of the Year” in Blow Magazine.  Butta Fingers Nail Studio has also been featured on Groupon, Living Social, Dealchicken, WKYC channel 3, wkyc.com, Fox 8 cleveland, fox8.com, Good Company & The Today Show.

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Volume 3, Issue 10, Posted 4:10 PM, 10.05.2012

Insights on Insurance:Ohio’s Auto and Homeowners Rates Among Lowest in the Country

Lieutenant Governor and Department of Insurance Director Mary Taylor announced Ohio’s 2011 average auto and homeowners' insurance rates were again among the most competitive in the United States. The Department annually compiles the state’s average auto and homeowners' insurance rates.

“We are fortunate to have a robust insurance marketplace that produces competitive rates for consumers,” Taylor said. “To the benefit of Ohioans we are removing burdensome and duplicative regulatory requirements, fostering innovative business growth and attracting new companies to create more jobs and maintain rate stability.”

Ohio has the 10th lowest auto insurance and 6th lowest homeowners' insurance average premiums in the country (dropping from 11th and 9th respectively), according to 2008-2009 data, the most recent figures from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).

Based on 2011 activity, the average rate change for the state’s top 10 private passenger auto insurance groups increased 1.2 percent, the lowest uptick since 2008. The average rate change for the state’s top 10 homeowners insurance groups was the lowest since 2007, increasing 6.2 percent. The top 10 insurance groups represent approximately 70 percent of the market.

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Volume 3, Issue 10, Posted 4:11 PM, 10.05.2012

Insights on Insurance

Renters finding new places to live or re-signing leases this summer and fall should not discount the importance of renters insurance. “Many renters are unaware of their need to purchase renter's insurance to protect their belongings,” according to Mary Taylor, Lieutenant Governor and Insurance Director of Ohio. “It is important that renters carefully evaluate their need for insurance. Replacing personal possessions without coverage can be quite costly.”  Renters insurance covers personal property, such as furniture, appliances, clothing and electronics, and also provides certain liability protection. In addition, it can extend other protections up to a dollar limit – high-value items such as jewelry, computers, photography equipment, for example. The average renters insurance policy will cost between $15 and $25 per month, certainly a bargain, yet many Ohioans do not have renter's insurance. A 2011 Insurance Information Institute poll found that only 29 percent of renters purchase renters insurance.

Most landlords have insurance to financially protect them against structural damage to their properties, however, this protection does not extend to the renter’s personal property. Taylor advises renters to work with an insurance agent to determine the appropriate level of protection, to ask about available discounts, and, once coverage is secured, to conduct a home inventory complete with photos and video to expedite the insurance company’s handling of a potential claim. The insurance agent can also assist the renter in determining the need for and the additional cost of insuring for the perils of flood and earthquake, which are typically not covered in a renters policy.

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Volume 3, Issue 8, Posted 4:21 PM, 09.16.2012

Insights on Insurance:Think Metal Theft Can't Happen To You?

One of the fastest growing crimes in the United States is metal theft. Copper, aluminum, nickel, stainless steel and scrap iron have become the desired target of thieves looking to make a quick buck. An increase in demand for these metals from Asian markets such as China and India has created a thriving in

Of particular concern is copper, now selling for approximately $4,400 a ton, up 50% since the beginning of 2009. Copper theft often includes gutters, flashings, downspouts, water lines and electrical wiring that can be quickly stripped from vacant buildings, industrial facilities, commercial buildings and construction sites. Air conditioning units are particularly attractive, and are often tampered with or stolen for their copper coils and pipes that connect to HVAC systems. The metal is then sold to recycling companies and scrap yards for a huge profit.

While the economy struggles, metal theft is expected to increase as people become desperate for any kind of income. The cost of metal theft to business owners nationwide is staggering. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates that losses from copper theft alone cost the U.S. economy about $1 billion a year.

ternational scrap trade, resulting in much higher prices.

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Volume 3, Issue 8, Posted 11:42 AM, 08.12.2012

Economy Friendly Salon

We all want to get pampered and still have the finances for bills. Well, this past June two young ladies opened a beauty salon with that concept in mind. With the way that the economy is now there is barely enough money to go around and stay up with the fashion. Salimah Hunter and Erica Lamar decided to utilize Euclid Square Mall after they saw that it possessed everything they needed to start what they call their life's passion. Beauty was the only thing that kept these ladies sane.

They intend to have a mentorship program for young ladies. This program will help these young ladies develop into mature women. They expect to be a shoulder for these girls to lean on and help them through the difficult times of their lives when they have the most trouble: teenage and young adult years. They were troubled youth and want to give back and show other young people that there is light at the end of the tunnel. These girls will learn basic life skills, job readiness, and how to embrace the beauty within. Although outward beauty is important in so many aspects of life, there is a proper way to achieve the beauty in you without being too revealing.

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Volume 3, Issue 7, Posted 11:29 AM, 08.12.2012

Insights on Insurance

Soon, Ohio will become the 39th state to have TWD laws in place. In case you were wondering, TWD stands for Texting While Driving, a major contributor to distracted driving. Six out of ten teens admit to texting while driving – a rather scary statistic! The new Ohio law will take effect 90 days after Gov. Kasich signs the bill, then a 6-month ‘hold’ on ticketing, which carries a $150 fine. The violation will likely affect your insurance rates as well.

The specifics of the new law include a full ban on use of handheld electronic communications devices by drivers under the age of 18. Enforcement for teens does carry Primary Enforcement, with fines up to $300 and possible loss of license. For adults, the law calls for a Secondary Provision which means that police need another reason to stop and cite violators, such as weaving or speeding. Police will have to make an on-site determination if a driver appears to be under the age of 18 before making a stop. Ohio’s General Assembly may not be done with its debates over distracted driving. Similar laws passed in other states typically inspire bills calling for more Primary Enforcement. Further, the new measure does not address cell phone use by adults, unless they are using the device to text.

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Volume 3, Issue 6, Posted 4:11 PM, 07.14.2012

Eaton Family Credit Union College Scholarship Winners

Eaton Family Credit Union is very proud to announce that Daniel Essel, Ryan Schwenke and Zane Franklin have each been awarded $1,000 college scholarships.

“The winners reflect the diverse demographic nature of our credit union,” says Mike Losneck, President. “Danny lives in Euclid, Ryan’s dad teaches in Euclid and Zane’s father works for Eaton Corporation in California. They’re smart kids with bright futures ahead of them.”

Danny Essel attended Euclid High School in Euclid, Ohio. While participating in Euclid’s Cisco Networking Academy he earned Cisco Certified Entry Networking Technician certification. He will study computer science and business at Hiram College in Hiram, Ohio this fall. Danny is also a Parker Hannifin $1,000 college scholarship winner, with an opportunity for summer internship at the company.

Ryan Schwenke attended Solon High School in Solon, Ohio. Ryan was editor for the Solon High School newspaper and was captain of the football team. He will major in accounting at the University of Dayton in Dayton, Oh this fall. After college Ryan would like to sit for the CPA exam and work at a large accounting firm.

Zane Franklin attended Mira Costa High School in Manhattan Beach, California. An honor student all four years, Zane excels in mathematics and English. He was a four-year member of the school’s award-winning student newspaper. Zane will study economics and statistics at the University of Washington this fall.

Congratulations and good luck to Daniel, Ryan and Zane!

Images available at www.EatonFamilyCU.com/Scholarship.php

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Volume 3, Issue 6, Posted 4:09 PM, 07.14.2012

Ladies, We Have Come A Long Way: Mother/daughter duo help single women with families buy homes

I have addressed the trend before: the fact that the majority of first-time buyers are female. My reason for this is: “Because we can.”  In 1986 Familial Status was added to the Protected Class. Which means you can not discriminate against people with children. Back in 1971, I was denied housing because I was a single mother. Now look at me, I'm  listing and selling Real Estate.

Melissa has 2 new clients that are single young ladies who are buying homes because they are adopting children. To me it is so exciting; I couldn’t even imagine having the opportunity back in the 70’s. One has already started out by doing foster care and is in the process of adopting her foster child. The other young lady is applying for up to 4 children, siblings. Melissa and I cannot express how honored we are to be involved with them. We are able to assist them in the City of Euclid’s down payment assistance program, which is allowing them to buy more house for their money.

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Volume 3, Issue 5, Posted 4:27 PM, 06.09.2012

Fay Architecture revitalizes Euclid shopping centers and businesses

Jack Fay, principal architect of Fay Architecture has recently successfully redesigned and revitalized Euclid's two major shopping plazas, Shore Center Plaza and Lakeshore Plaza. In addition to these two projects, Fay Architecture also redesigned and renovated many other downtown Euclid business and retail establishments such as Shore Plaza, the former Euclid Beauty School, Dave's Supermarket (formerly Tops), Atlas Cinema Lakeshore, and Dave Carlson's NationWide Insurance agency. Fay Architecture specializes in renovations for urban structures which remain useful yet are in need of improving their exteriors. Fay Architecture can be reached at 216-952-1513 and is a local Greater Cleveland Area architecture firm.

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Volume 3, Issue 5, Posted 10:39 AM, 05.04.2012

New Daycare in Euclid

My name is Belinda Stephens. As a former teacher and elementary school principal, I always set the bar higher for my students in order to maximize academic achievement and motivate students to set higher academic goals. 

This January, I opened a daycare in Euclid, inside the lower level of Living Waters Church of God. Owning my own daycare has been a dream of mine for quite some time. As a former elementary school principal, I witnessed many kindergarten children start school without the basic skills needed to be successful students in their first year of school. At Fun and Love Learning Center, our mission is to equip all children with the necessary skills needed to be successful kindergarten students. 

With the support of wonderful Bishop Tom Owens and other church members, I have a beautifully decorated, print-rich learning environment, where children have FUN while LEARNING!

Call today! We are enrolling children ages 18 months to 12 years. 216-862-4754

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Volume 3, Issue 5, Posted 4:31 PM, 06.09.2012

Daniel is Youth Week Winner, from Eaton Family Credit Union

Super Savers assembled at Eaton Family Credit Union during Credit Union Youth Week from April 22 – 28, 2012. The credit union promoted National Credit Union Youth Week by offering a $20 bonus for new accounts opened and an entry for The Avengers Super Saver Package at Atlas Cinemas when $100 or more was deposited into a youth account. All kids received an Eaton Family Credit Union Super Saver t-shirt for any deposit during youth week.

Daniel from Euclid, Ohio won movie tickets to The Avengers and treats from Atlas Cinemas. He was also made a “millionaire for day” and received interest on $1,000,000. Daniel attends Forest Park Middle School, his parents deposited money to their children’s accounts in honor of their recently deceased grandfather.

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Volume 3, Issue 5, Posted 4:31 PM, 06.09.2012

Euclid Chamber of Commerce announces Annual Award Winners

The Euclid Chamber of Commerce Annual Award winners for 2011 were recognized on Thursday, March 22nd at the Chamber’s Awards Dinner, held at the Euclid Lakefront Community Center. Sponsors for this year’s awards event were:

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Volume 3, Issue 4, Posted 10:39 AM, 05.04.2012

Are you a first time homebuyer and don't know it?

I was!  In 2005 I was working as a Branch Manager for Howard Hanna, Smythe, Cramer Co., I was involved in every transaction and saw an abundance of transactions of single mothers with assistance from a program at the time that was  titled “Coming Home.”  I looked into this and saw that it was initiated from a local non-profit Housing Service. I signed up for the class just to see what it was about and why so many women that wouldn’t be able to buy were great qualified buyers. 

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Volume 3, Issue 4, Posted 10:39 AM, 05.04.2012

Do you stay or do you move?

It is with great pride and joy that I would like to introduce to you my new partner. Melissa Horvath, my daughter.  Melissa has walked away from corporate America to join me as a Realtor. Melissa has left a 20 year banking career, where she was an Officer of the Bank overseeing Loss Mitigations. This knowledge is priceless in our market today.

We went on her first listing appointment; found out the seller, like many, was upside down in their mortgage and was unable to make her payments. She had been out of work for several months and just went back to work. Melissa was able to guide her in the right direction to get her payment lowered and stay in her home. We didn’t get the listing!! That’s ok, we have someone staying in their home, not going into foreclosure, maintaining property values and when she does get ready to sell, hopefully, the property values will be where they need to be.

Do you stay or do you move? Give us a call, we will give you the honest information you need to know. We do not charge to help you find out what is best for you. If you are in trouble, please do not call anyone that charges a fee to get the payments lowered. It truly is something you can do on your own. Not everyone qualifies for the payment modification, we will be happy to guide you to find out if you do. 

Call us Jan Horvath at 216-401-3594 or Melissa Horvath 216-496-4668

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Volume 3, Issue 3, Posted 2:01 PM, 04.03.2012

Beer Joints R Us: Supporting local businesses, one tavern at a time!

Coach's Place has indeed been around awhile. Not quite sure how long, but l'm sure it was long before we put a man in space... and we probably needed a can opener to open up a can of Schlitz! It was the Buckhorn Saloon, Bunky’s Place, but it is indeed now, Coach’s Place.

Perry Ward is the latest purveyor of fine spirits behind the bar at Coach's Place  and likely one of the best. Just sitting down with Perry you get the feeling that he's always planning the next BIG THING.

The next big thing is Saint Patrick's Day. His objective is to make it “GROUND ZERO” for this year’s celebration. He's opening at 6 am, serving up 22oz. Harps on draught, Guinness in bottles, a shot of Jameson or a Corned Beef Sandwich. Certainly a menu of the day., and the best part... they’re  all available for only $2.25 each.
Good deals are really par for the course at Coach’s Place.  Speaking of par, Perry’s next event (after the St. Patty’s Day Blast) is the Spring Golf  Outing, scheduled for this Spring. From golfing to “Christmas in July” Party. Seriously this guy doesn’t quit!

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 9:46 AM, 03.04.2012

American Pride Car Washes at Lakeshore and E. 156th

American Pride Car Washes is proud to have opened our sixth eastside carwash at the corner of East 156th and Lakeshore Blvd. Our new carwash opened at the beginning of November, 2011 and we are happy to be a part of the neighborhood.  Our new carwash features an Automatic Express Soft Cloth tunnel wash, 4 self-service car wash bays, 7 vacuums, 2 fragrance machines, 2 shampooer machines and a variety of vending products. The self-service, vacuums, scent, fragrance and vending are open 24 hours per day, 7 days a week. The Soft Cloth tunnel is open daily from 8am-7pm, weather permitting. 

If you haven’t had a chance to stop by yet, there is still time to enter our Grand Opening Drawing. Once 10,000 entries have been submitted, we will draw the winners. The First prize is A Trip for Two to Las Vegas. Second Prize is $500 cash. Third Prize is Free Carwashes for One Year. To enter, all you need to do is wash your vehicle through our Automatic Soft Cloth tunnel and we will give you an entry form. 

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Volume 3, Issue 2, Posted 9:44 AM, 03.04.2012

American Pride Car Care Tips

Getting Your Vehicle Ready for Win

 *  Wash your vehicle especially the underbody in the winter.    All that sand, slush, and ice mixed with road salt is exactly what makes your car rust. The fastest corrosion occurs when the temperature repeatedly rises above and then falls below freezing.  American Pride Car Wash located at Lakeshore  and E. 156th offers a Complete Protection Automatic Soft Cloth Wash which provides Underbody Wash and Rust Inhibitor in addition to the Triple polish shine,   cleaner, Clear Coat Protectant and High Gloss Tire Shine. 

 *  Check your fluids and pressures and windshield wipers.   Check your oil, your antifreeze and your windshield washer fluid.  Make sure that your windshield wipers are in good working order.  Also make sure that you have the proper inflation in your tires as the change in temperature often affects tire pressure. 

 *  Maintain your vehicle’s interior.  Vacuum and hose off your floor mats frequently to dislodge dirt and salt particles before they grind holes in your carpet.  Wash upholstery stains before they become permanent. OurAmerican Pride Car Wash located at Lakeshore  and E. 156th has high powered vacuums and shampooers to make cleaning your interior even easier. 

 *  Stock your vehicle with an emergency kit.  Many websites offer suggestions for items to keep in your emergency kit, but a few winter essentials would be:  snow scraper, sand or kitty litter to put under slipping tires, blankets, hats/gloves, first aid supplies and a cell phone with a full battery.

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Volume 3, Issue 1, Posted 12:40 PM, 02.02.2012

Local business celebrates six years!

Northeast Plumbing & Mechanical is celebrating its sixth year in business by offering a 10 percent discount for elderly, police, fire, teachers, EMS, active and retired military for the rest

Owner Chris Baggott, who was a commercial pilot for close to a decade, started Northeast Plumbing & Mechanical in 2005 while he was still flying for Air Excellence. Having grown up in the restaurant equipment business – Chris’s family owns Crescore in Mentor - he apprenticed at an early age at the factory and learned welding, pipe fitting and plumbing. Years later, after putting these skills to use as a landlord, Chris decided to follow in his family’s footsteps by opening his own business. 

During his time as a commercial pilot, Chris provided countless trips for high profile clients such as Martha Stewart, Emril Lagasi, former presidents, famous musicians, golf pros, governors, senators and others. This experience servicing society’s upper crust engrained in Chris the superior customer service skills and commitment to excellence that he employs at Northeast Plumbing & Mechanical. Unlike your average plumber, Chris takes the time to get to know his customers, listens carefully to their problems and remains approachable while working to solve their issues. 

“My favorite part of being a plumber is helping people solve problems,” said Chris. “It was a natural transition for me to move from the mechanical maintenance work I learned as part of my family’s business to flight engineering to the complex problems that often arise from plumbing.”

Northeast Ohio Plumbing & Mechanical offers complete plumbing services in addition to heating and air conditioning repair, ventilation, heater installation, air conditioning installation and HVAC maintenance. Their service area includes Lakewood, Rocky River, Westlake, North Olmsted, Parma, Parma Heights, Mayfield, Mayfield Heights, Mayfield Village, Euclid, South Euclid, Cuyahoga Heights, Middleburg Heights, Avon and Cleveland.

of the year.

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Volume 2, Issue 8, Posted 1:30 PM, 10.06.2011

New city landmark

Many Euclid residents were startled a few weeks ago by the sight of the huge new Lincoln Electric Company wind turbine, which seemed to spring up almost overnight  (contractors assembled it in about a week).  Drivers heading east on South Lakeland Boulevard encounter the mammoth structure as they approach East 222nd Street.

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Volume 2, Issue 5, Posted 7:08 PM, 07.09.2011

Gateway News...

Gateway Retirement Community is pleased to welcome three new employees to our staff: Kathy Nemeth, RN, Courtney Tintor, LNHA  and Jocelynn Schneider.

Kathy is our new director of nursing. She has been in long-term care for 12 years. Kathy has an excellent nursing background and leadership skills. Already, she has made a significant impact in our nursing department.

Courtney, our new assistant administrator, began working at Gateway as a high school student during the summer and school breaks. Courtney is a recent graduate of Ohio University, where she majored in long term care and health services. She will be responsible for managing Gateway Manor, supervising activities at the Health Care Center, grant writing and marketing.

Jocelynn is a graduate of Kent State University School of Communication and Information. She has worked in long term care for over seven years. Jocelynn is committed to providing creative, life enriching activities for our residents.

Welcome ladies!

 

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Volume 2, Issue 5, Posted 7:08 PM, 07.09.2011

Eaton Family Credit Union Updates

EFCU college scholarship winners

Eaton Family Credit Union is very proud to announce that Aaron DeAngelis, Byren Malone and Jaclyn Noonan have each been awarded $1,000 college scholarships.

“This year the selection committee raised the bar even higher. These kids are real achievers,” Losneck said. “In addition to great grades and test scores, they’re involved in the community. We are committed to helping our members and their children achieve their financial goals.”

DeAngelis attended Euclid High School and was also a Post Secondary Enrollment Option student at Lakeland College. He will attend Mount Union College in Alliance this fall. With a concentration in business, DeAngelis will also study computer science. An honor roll student, he works as a lifeguard during school and in the summer.

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Volume 2, Issue 4, Posted 3:47 PM, 06.02.2011

Lakeshore Coffee House serves a loyal clientele

In Downtown Euclid’s oldest commercial strip — the string of retail establishments between East 218th and East 222nd streets — many businesses have come and gone over the last two decades. But, like the little train that could, the Lake Shore Coffee House keeps on chugging along.

“We have a really great loyal clientele,” says proprietor Greg Lawrence. This cozy coffee house, known for its casual, relaxed atmosphere — as well as its fresh-brewed coffee, is approaching 19 years in business. It is easily recognizable from the street as the place with the sidewalk table for patrons who enjoy sipping or snacking al fresco.

“We opened the coffee house in 1992, just about the time that a Seattle startup company began branching out,” Lawrence points out. “That company was Starbucks.”

The long-time Euclid businessman has actually been on the strip since 1989, when he moved his real estate and insurance office from East 200th Street to Downtown Euclid. He believes his three businesses may be the longest-running establishments on the strip.

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Volume 2, Issue 3, Posted 4:00 PM, 05.04.2011

Eaton Family Credit Union wins Chamber of Commerce business award

The Western Lake County Chamber of Commerce conducted its annual meeting Mar. 31, inducting new board members and announcing annual awards during this circus-themed event.

Eaton Family Credit Union garnered the Medium Business of the Year Award for 2010. Mike Losneck, Eaton Family Credit Union president said, “Last year was great for us and our membership. Because we support our communities, our communities will continue to support us.” The credit union was proud to receive proclamations from U.S. Congressman Steven LaTourette, Willoughby Hills Mayor Robert Weger, Wickliffe Mayor William Margalis, Eastlake Mayor Ted Andrzejeski, Ohio House Representative Lorraine Fende, Ohio senators William Batchelder, Kenny Yuko, Tom Niehaus and Timothy Grendell, and Lake County Board of Commissioners members Robert Aufuldish, Raymond Sims and Daniel Troy.

As treasurer of the chamber of commerce Losneck also presented the organization’s financial report during the annual meeting.

Learn more about this local credit union at www.eatonfamilycu.com.

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Volume 2, Issue 3, Posted 5:11 PM, 05.04.2011

Growing on E. 200th Street

There's more growing on E. 200th Street than just daylilies.  New businesses have been sprouting up just in time to join us in celebrating the East 200th Street Stroll's fifth birthday on Saturday, June 4 from 10 am to 2 pm.

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Volume 2, Issue 2, Posted 7:23 PM, 04.13.2011

Insights on Insurance

How well do you remember exactly what’s in your home?  A severe fire or total loss to your house is one of the worst tragedies imaginable.  The myriad of details involved in replacing your possessions compounds the tragedy.  Can you describe every item in your home?  What did the items cost?  When did you buy them?  The task of remembering everything you own, from your socks to your flat screen television, along with determining their values, is daunting and subject to errors.

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Volume 2, Issue 2, Posted 7:14 PM, 04.13.2011

Attorneys Marc Dann & James Douglass to file class action suit against Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss for the continual filing of frivolous foreclosures

Several wronged homeowners have come together with the help of attorneys Marc Dann and James Douglass in order to file a class action lawsuit against law firm Lerner, Sampson & Rothfuss (LS&R). The suit alleges that LS&R routinely files un-provable foreclosure suits through the use of manufactured and incomplete documentation.  The case was filed on January 4, 2011.

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Volume 2, Issue 1, Posted 4:48 PM, 03.20.2011

Triple Peaks Roofing challenges industry to stand up to scam artists

Jeff and Angela Heitzenrater, owners of Triple Peaks Roofing & Construction, are so fed up with the damage dirty contractors have inflicted on their industry that they’ve decided to stand up and speak out about it at The Great Big Home and Garden Expo at the IX-Center February 5 – 13, 2011.

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Volume 2, Issue 1, Posted 4:41 PM, 03.20.2011

Essential community - No man is an island

The ConsciousNest Community, located at 20150 Lakeshore Boulevard, is a place for gathering resources. The resources we gather are human. No, we're not an employment agency! What we are is a group of people who base our philosophy on the concept of community. We firmly believe that it is through community, when people bring their talents and skills to the central table, our lives as individuals are enriched.

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Volume 1, Issue 9, Posted 2:51 PM, 01.18.2011

Eaton Family CU Leader is NOACC Bright Star 2010

The Chamber Bright Stars for 2010 were recognized Oct. 28 at the semi-annual board meeting and 15th anniversary celebration of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC), held at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo’s Primate, Cat and Aquatic Building.

 

Mike Losneck, Eaton Family Credit Union, was awarded a Bright Star on behalf of his work with the Western Lake County Chamber Commerce. He remarked, “We take our community involvement seriously at Eaton Family Credit Union. The WLCCC board and volunteers work hard. We had fun this year and raised a lot of money. I enjoyed working on the golf outing and the Oktoberfest was a blast.”

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Volume 1, Issue 8, Posted 3:24 PM, 11.28.2010

Tobacco Shop closing after 10 years in Euclid

For more than 10 years, Gary Peters’ I-Deal Tobacco shop has been a fairly busy place, attracting cigar and cigarette fanciers as well as the lottery-playing crowd. One of its claims to fame these days is that it may be the only retail business in Euclid where patrons are allowed to smoke. In fact, Gary typically has several ashtrays sitting on the counter.

 

But now that the exterior of his building has undergone a welcome facelift as part of the Downtown Euclid renovation, Gary is closing the shop at 199 East 228th Street, just around the bend where Shore Center Drive meanders toward Lakeshore Boulevard. The amiable proprietor has decided that it’s time to retire and devote more time to his golf game and also do a bit of traveling.

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Volume 1, Issue 8, Posted 3:24 PM, 11.28.2010

Kiddie City grows to serve more children from the Euclid area

Kiddie City Child Care Community would like to share exciting news about our recent expansion. Our second building opened in June, increasing our capacity from 40 children to 74. We invite you to come and see the new and improved Kiddie City.

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Volume 1, Issue 7, Posted 3:24 PM, 10.19.2010

Come and eat buffet style!

Abston's Place Family Restaurant, located at 317 East 200 Street, serves its tasty menu buffet style. There is a hot and cold buffet, deserts, breads, beverages, and carry out if you don’t have the time to dine in. We pride ourselves on providing our guests with home-style cooking, just like the food we all grew up on. The food is good and the prices are too! Where can you go and get a hot all-you-can-eat meal, home cooked, with a salad, breads, and desert for $7.99 (lunch), and $9.99 (dinner)? On weekends, you can treat yourself to breakfast for just $5.99, and above all of this, children 12 and under eat for half price. Seniors get a discount too.

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Volume 1, Issue 6, Posted 7:25 AM, 09.17.2010

All Smiles for Credit Union Member Appreciation Day

Eaton Family Credit Union members and employees were all smiles for the seventh annual member appreciation day, July 2. Smiley face decorations decked the credit union, inside and outside, highlighting the festive theme “Don’t worry, be happy…you’re with a credit union.” Funds were raised in support Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital.

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Volume 1, Issue 4, Posted 1:17 PM, 07.28.2010

R.A.D's supports early childhood initiative through play and movement

Reaching All Your Dreams and more, commonly known as R.A.D.’s is a Euclid-based family business owned and operated by Euclid residents.  Established in 2008, R.A.D.’s started entertaining at parties for small children using popular characters and educational activities in an effort to show our children that learning can be fun.  

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Volume 1, Issue 4, Posted 1:17 PM, 07.28.2010

Gateway Retirement Community provides assisted living

Gateway Family House provides the following services:

  • 24 hour licensed nurse
  • Medication administrated by a licensed nurse
  • Three daily meals in our dining room
  • Weekly housekeeping & laundry service
  • Licensed physical therapy, occupational therapy & speech therapy
  • Restorative nursing program
  • Transportation service
  • Local telephone service
  • Satellite dish TV

The state of Ohio has opened up the number of recipients from 1,800 to unlimited. Call Audrey Abbott at (216) 486-4949, ext 3021 to see how you can qualify for this service.

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Volume 1, Issue 4, Posted 1:17 PM, 07.28.2010