Monday, May 13, 2013
The cost of colonoscopies, MRIs, CT scans and mammograms can shift a lot from place to place.
It costs $420 more to get an MRI in Cuyahoga County than Lake County. That's according to data from New Choice Health, a private company that encourages people to become smarter healthcare consumers. The two counties border each other, Cuyahoga County includes the city of Cleveland and the headquarters for MetroHealth Medical Center, University Hospitals and the Cleveland Clinic. These big regional differences have been in the news lately: As the Washington Post wrote last week, "One hospital charges $8,000 - another $38,000." Using the same data as the Post, The New York Times listed out the prices of a series of procedures in hospitals across the country. The Times and the Post used data from Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. …
Judge rules that the lawsuit should include all 224 reisdents in the Clifton Park neighborhood, since the dispute centers around who has rights to the land.
A legal dispute between Clifton Park residetns and the Clifton Club over the rights to the land — more specifically, the beach — just got a lot more complicated. Last week, a Cuyahoga County judge decided that the lawsuit — filed last year by four residents — should include all 224 homeowners, since the dispute centers around who has rights to the property. The complainants argue that that club’s membership has crowded the once-quiet lakefront beach at the mouth of the Rocky River. Clifton Park residents also have rights to the beach. Dennis Butler, a Clifton Park resident who’s siding with the four original complainants, said the lawsuit seeks to clear up who owns the land trust. From there, he said, beach access won’t be an issue. “It’…
Sunday, May 12, 2013
Here’s a highlight of the top stories from around Lakewood during the past week.
Did you miss anything around town during the past week? Here’s your opportunity to get caught up. Lakewood Voters Overwhelmingly Approve School Levy: It was a night of good news for a school district that saw much of its 6.9-mill levy — passed in 2009 — “wiped out” by sweeping cuts to education from the state of Ohio. $400,000 in Upgrades Eyed for Madison Park: Public meeting slated to discuss the proposal, which includes an overhaul to the skatehouse. Angelo's Pizza Hosting Fundraiser for Freed Kidnapping Victims: One of the first meals Amanda Berry wanted after nearly 10 years in captivity was a pizza from Angelo's Pizza in Lakewood. McKinley Elementary School Headed to Auction: The district first offered the property to charter …
Superstar enjoys his Saturday night at Vosh, the new jazz club on Riverside Drive, while taking a break from shooting "Draft Day" in Cleveland.
Who needs Hollywood when you’ve got Lakewood? Kevin Costner, the superstar actor of “Field of Dreams,” “The Bodyguard” and “Dances With Wolves,” spent his Saturday night at Lakewood’s new jazz club, Vosh. Costner, a two-time Academy Award winner, was taking a break from shooting “Draft Day," currently in production in Cleveland. Vosh co-owner Ryan Krivosh said that Costner dropped in with a couple of friends to check out the live music. “Of course, he enjoyed himself,” said Krivosh. “He thought it was a cool place.”
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Legendary pizza shop plans to give 100 percent of its pizza sales to Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight.
One of the first meals Amanda Berry wanted after nearly 10 years in captivity was a pizza from Angelo's Pizza in Lakewood. That's a loyal customer. Now, Angelo's is looking to show its appreciation. The Lakewood pizzeria is hosting a May 16 fundraiser for Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight, who were found this week in a Cleveland home after years in captivity. Acccording to a flyer circulating around town — and making the rounds on social media — Angelo's will donate 100 percent of the proceeds from pizza sales to the women on May 16. In addition, Angelo's employees are donating their hourly pay to raise money "for a very good cause." Fox 8 reported on Wednesday that the Berry family dined on Angelo's pizza for a celebratory meal …
Artist Gina DeSantis expanded her studio in the Screw Factory to include a classroom focusing on clay.
Thursday, May 9, 2013
The district first offered the property to charter schools, a required step in the process. When no bids came in, the Lakewood Board of Education approved moving the vacant property to the market.
The shuttered McKinley Elementary School — and the 2.77-acre parcel it sits on — is heading to a public auction. The district first offered the property to charter schools, a required step in the process. When no bids came in, the Lakewood Board of Education approved moving the vacant property to the market. “The next step in the process is that it goes to an auction, open to anyone who’s interested in the property,” said Superintendent Jeff Patterson. However, the board has the right to reject “any and all bids.” “If there’s no successful bidder, we can move to a private sale,” added Patterson. Rumors are swirling — from business to housing developments — but no one has come forward with a proposal. The sale will take place before July, …
The bar/restaurant — located in the space of the former Screaming Rooster — specializes in tacos, tequila and whiskey.
Barrio, the popular Mexican restaurant in the Tremont neighborhood in Cleveland, has now opened its doors in Lakewood. Fittingly, the restaurant opened on Cinco de Mayo over the weekend. But not before an extensive renovation of the space. The Barrio co-owners successfully imported the stylish and edgy (yet cozy) atmosphere of the Tremont location. “It took us six months in our minds,” said co-owner Joe Kahn, “and actually took 30 days. “We’re excited to be here in Lakewood.” The bar/restaurant — located in the space of the former Screaming Rooster — specializes in tacos, tequila and whiskey. Check out the PDF’s at right for a better idea Kahn and co-owner Sean Fairbairn said business has been great so far. “We’re excited to be a part of …
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Lakewood restaurant expects to open its new addition in June.
Lakewood's Pier W restaurant is hoping to capitalize on its lakefront view even more. The restaurant is expected to open its new outdoor patio, on the roof, in June, The Plain Dealer reports. While seating will be limited, the anticipated date for its debut is June 3. "It will be located on the part of the restaurant's roof that perches out over the lake," Amber Gallihar, a spokeswoman for Pier W, told The Plain Dealer. She said it should be a popular place for pictures and terrific views. READ THE FULL STORY
The gourmet pizza chain based out of Hudson opened in the 2,000-square-foot space most-recently occupied by the Four Seasons Tanning salon in the newly renovated Lakewood Plaza.
For several months, anticipation has been building for the new PizzaBOGO, which quietly opened its doors in Lakewood this week. The gourmet pizza chain based out of Hudson opened in the 2,000-square-foot space most-recently occupied by the Four Seasons Tanning salon in the newly renovated Lakewood Plaza. Robert Kopis, the co-owner of pizzaBOGO, told Lakewood Patch last year noted the already existing “great pizza shops” in the area. “But we’re a different kind of pizza shop,” he said. A review on Cleveland Heights Patch noted that the pizza shop had 35 toppings, “which you can pile on individually. In addition to the expected ingredients there are many unique items such as sirloin steak tips, asparagus, Chow Mein noodles, and fresh mango…