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Barrio, PizzaBOGO Open; McKinley Headed to Auction; and School Levy OK'd

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.

: 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 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.

Barrio Opens Its Doors on Madison Avenue: The bar/restaurant — located in the space of the former Screaming Rooster — specializes in tacos, tequila and whiskey.

'Bike to School Day' is Off the Chain in Lakewood: Garfield and Harding middle school students — about 200 of 'em — participated in the event as part of National Bike Month.

Pier W Getting New Patio... On The Roof: The Lakewood restaurant expects to open its new addition in June.

Ceramics Classroom Opens in the Screw Factory: Artist Gina DeSantis expanded her studio in the Screw Factory to include a classroom focusing on clay.

PizzaBOGO Opens in Lakewood: 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.

Council Considers ‘Phase 2’ of Clifton Pointe Development: As construction of the first phase is under way — and all 17 units are sold —developers are hoping to build a few more townhomes on the former Irish Cottage property across the street.

: The filming of the super hero film may cause some headaches on Lakewood roads.

Burmese Asian Market to Cater to Refugees Living in Lakewood: With the recent settlement of Burmese residents in Lakewood, the store’s owner said a new market for them makes perfect sense.

Ohio Ranked No. 32 Nationwide in 'Bike Friendliness': Local advocates say we can do better.

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