Thursday, March 7, 2013
The Lakewood Planning Commission rejected an application asking for the Heideloff (or Sly) mansion to be added to the city's historical registry in February.
At its meeting Thursday, the Lakewood Planning Commission may hear an appeal over whether the Heideloff mansion should become a historic landmark. In a split decision last month, the Commission rejected an application submitted, in part, by Lakewood Heritage Advisory Board member and neighbor Jeff Weber who urged the home be given the historic designation. The commission can either reject the request for an appeal raised by Weber and various surrounding neighbors of the home — located 13474 Edgewater Drive —or it may opt to rehear the proposal, the Sun News reports. If the existing ruling stands, the 100-year-old home will most likely be demolished to make way for a $2 million lakefront mansion. If it is added to the historical registry, …
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
The law on the books since 2008 has come up a few times in the past year. The public meeting is set to take place at the University of Akron Lakewood campus on Thursday.
Given the planning commission’s recent decision regarding the Heideloff property, it’s just good timing that the city’s heritage advisory board will revisit the Historic Preservation Ordinance at its meeting on Thursday. The law on the books since 2008 has come up a few times during the past year. A recent attempt by neighbors of the home at 13474 Edgewater Drive to make the property a historic landmark was overruled by the commission in a split vote. It would have been the first residential property in the city with the designation, and the fourth overall. The others are St. James Catholic Church, the Oldest Stone House and the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The neighbors have appealed the planning commission’s decision. The …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
The University of Akron vice president of strategic development stops by the Lakewood campus to promote the university’s close-to-home advantage for prospective students.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Famed former football coach at Ohio State University and current vice president of strategic development at the University of Akron, is coming to the UA Lakewood campus on Feb. 9.
CORRECTION: Jim Tressel is the vice president of strategic development at the University of Akron. Jim Tressel, the former superstar football coach at Ohio State and current vice president of strategic development at the University of Akron, is coming to Lakewood. He’ll be on-hand at a special event at the UA Lakewood campus at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 9. Tressel is expected to promote the university’s close-to-home advantage for prospective students, as well as the dual-enrollment program or high schools students looking to get college credit. Refreshments and prizes will be available — and so will Zippy, the UA mascot. “We're excited to give area students an opportunity to tour the facility, find out about the UA Advantage, meet Jim Tressel and …
Monday, January 28, 2013
Small Entrepreneur an Economic Development (SEED) legal clinic officially begins at the UA Lakewood campus at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.
A new partnership with the University of Akron and Startup Lakewood will help to provide free legal services to businesses to plants the “seeds” of success. Small Entrepreneur an Economic Development (SEED) legal clinic officially begins at the UA Lakewood campus at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. “This group of dedicated law students provides a range of low-cost legal services to new and emerging businesses under the supervision of a licensed attorney,” said Bryce Sylvester, the city of Lakewood project specialist. Gary Spring, from the University of Akron School of Law and the director of the SEED clinic, said that legal services aren’t often a priority for new businesses, sometimes just struggling to get off the ground. “One of the goals is to give…
Sunday, December 16, 2012
Community meetings wrapped up at the University of Akron, Lakewood campus on Wednesday.
In 1993, the most important issues facing the city were image, housing, economic development and physical environment. A lot has changed in Lakewood since then. While those issues are still important, city officials set out earlier this year to update Lakewood's Community Vision, a document that outlines the state of the city and provides an outlook for the future. This time around, city officials hope to put the document into practical use. About 25 people attended the city’s final workshop to update the plan at the University of Akron Lakewood campus on Wednesday night. The issues that were highlighted for the 2012 document include safety, mobility, housing, education & culture, community wellness and commercial development. “The process…
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Dr. John Greene is the guest speaker at Lakewood Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Friday.
If anyone knows about the importance of Ohio in this year’s election, it’s Dr. John Green. The University of Akron professor has made a career of studying politics. He presented a lecture before a crowd of nearly 75 people at Sweetwater Landing on Friday for a Lakewood Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Officials looking to keep students at the high school to take college courses offered by the University of Akron Lakewood campus.
What if Lakewood High School seniors could begin their college education without leaving school property? That’s exactly what's happening with a new partnership between the Lakewood City Schools and the University of Akron Lakewood. For years, there have been programs that allow seniors to leave the high school campus to take college courses. But officials said that’s what makes this partnership different. A four-hour-credit Spanish is the first college course offered at the high school, and Matt Heslep, a Lakewood High School teacher certified by the University of Akron, teaches it. Officials had hoped to attract 20 students for the program — and 29 of the 59 students in the high school class signed up. “That tells you how many are …
Monday, September 10, 2012
The organization's logo may be pink, but men are also welcome to attend the classes at the University of Akron Lakewood campus.
School is in session for Bad Girl Ventures. The micro-investment organization is offering classes for hopeful entrepreneurs this fall at the University of Akron Lakewood campus. And, women looking to get their business off the ground can compete for a $25,000 low-interest loan. Attention gentlemen: Even though BGV’s logo is pink and the loan opportunity is for female entrepreneurs only, guys are welcome to attend the classes. Reka Barabas, BGV’s Cleveland director of operations, shared the story of Bad Girl Ventures. Cincinnati attorney Candace Klein, looking to “enable women in the difficult start-up arena,” founded BGV in 2010. According to a recent Plain Dealer story, the first three graduating classes in Cincinnati led to the creation…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Confucius Institute Chinese Summer Camp is part of a new partnership between the University of Akron Lakewood campus and Lakewood High School.
Several Lakewood students have been schooled in all-things-Chinese. The students, from seventh grade through 12th grade, recently wrapped up lessons in language, arts, history and sports as part of the weeklong Confucius Institute Chinese Summer Camp at the University of Akron Lakewood campus. The students finished the week with a field trip to Asia Town in Cleveland on Friday. “Suzanne Metelko from UA Lakewood and the Confucius Institute were great to work with in bringing Chinese cultural learning opportunities to Lakewood,” said Lakewood High School principal Bill Wagner. “I was thrilled to see the tremendous response to the Spring Splash activities and the Summer Institute.” Wagner’s got good reason to be excited. Starting this August…