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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Two new patrol officers join Westlake Police Department

Mayor Inal Cairns Chief

The Westlake Police Department welcomed two new officers on Monday, Oct. 10, in a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall. 

Ptl. Douglas Cairns and Ptl. Nathanial Inal took the oath of office, administered by Mayor Dennis M. Clough, in front of family, ...

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Dunford Betterment Project Update 9/2/2022

Dover Center Map - Betterment Project - Westown to Center Ridge

As part of the ongoing Dunford Betterment Project, Columbia Gas crews will be installing roughly 1,350 feet of new pipe serving 22 residences/properties on Dover Center Road between Westown Blvd. and Center Ridge Road. This is what is commonly called a &q...

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Posted on: August 22, 2022

Westlake mourns retired firefighter Patrick Grealis

Fire Fighter Grealis

The City of Westlake sends its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of retired firefighter Patrick Grealis, who passed away over the weekend. 

Grealis served on the Westlake Fire Department for 25 years before his retirement in March 20...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Local Eagle Scout creates Memorial Tree of Life

Memorial Tree of Life - Eagle Schout Paul Palmer Jr. III and Mayor Dennis M. Clough

Eagle Scout and former Youth Advisory Board member Paul Palmer Jr. III worked with the Community Services Department to create a new way for patrons to memorialize lost loved ones.

Paul connected with the Community Services Department when he joined the ne...

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Posted on: August 4, 2022

Westlake Police welcome Officer Andrew Posante

Posante with Mayor Clough and Chief Bielozer

The City of Westlake welcomed Office Andrew Posante as the newest member of the Westlake Police Department with a swearing in ceremony on Aug. 4, 2022.

Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough administered the oath of office in f...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Westlake welcomes two new firefighter/paramedics

Group photo with Mayor Clough, Acting Chief Mike Freeman, Captain Doug Vasi, Koneval and Plocica

The Westlake Fire Department welcomed two new firefighter/paramedics to the City of Westlake with a swearing-in ceremony at City Hall on Tuesday, July 13. Jake Koneval and Jacob Plocica were sworn in by Mayor Dennis M. Clough in front of family, friends a...

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Posted on: June 29, 2022

Westlake Police welcome three new patrol officers

Mayor and Giralso handshake

Three new patrolmen officially joined the Westlake Police Department on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. Alejandro Giraldo, Giovanni Santiago and Steve Barnie took the oath of office administered by Mayor Dennis M. Clough in the Michael Killeen Council Chambers at...

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Posted on: June 27, 2022

SRO Scott Fortkamp retires after 26 years

Scott Fortkamp and the Mayor  - retirment

The City of Westlake held a send-off last Friday for the founder of the WPD's School Resource Officer (SRO) Program, SRO Scott Fortkamp, who is retiring after 26 years with the department. 

During his career in Westlake, he established Westlake as...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Fire Chief Jim Hughes retires after 29 years

Fire Chief Jim Hughes and Mayor Dennis Clough pose with a plaque honoring Hughes.

Westlake Fire Chief Jim Hughes celebrated his retirement Wednesday at Fire Station #1 surrounded by colleagues, family and friends. 

Mayor Dennis M. Clough presented the outgoing chief with a Proclamation noting his 29 years with the City of Westl...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

Congratulations to Westlake's 2022 D.A.R.E. graduates

DARE Graduation 2022 - student 9 wideshot

Members of the Westlake Police Department and Mayor Dennis M. Clough attended a graduation ceremony for the latest class of students at Dover Intermediate School to complete the school's D.A.R.E. program. 

The graduates participated in an essay co...

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Evening State of the City 2022 (video)

Evening Westlake State of the City 2022

Westlake Mayor Dennis M. Clough delivered his 2022 State of the City address in May in the Westlake Community Services Center's Eileen Humphrey Auditorium. 

The event was sponsored by the Westlake-Bay Village Observer and open to all members of th...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Westlake welcomes Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Sholtis

Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Sholtis with Mayor Clough, Chief Jim Hughes and Assistant Chief Mike Free

The City of Westlake welcomed another new member of the City's Fire Department on April 24. Firefighter/Paramedic Ryan Sholtis comes to Westlake with more than seven years of experience in his chosen field. 

Sholtis took the oath of office, admini...

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Posted on: March 14, 2022

Become a Westlake Police Auxiliary officer

WPD Auxiliary officer flyer

The Westlake Police Auxiliary Unit is looking for new members! Come join a team of dedicated people who volunteer to help the community and the officers of Westlake in a multitude of ways. They are highly trained and provided all they need to succeed! Con...

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

Some plastic and aluminum cups may be recycled in Westlake

Recycling Flyer - Acceptable Items UPDATED 3/4/2022

Rumpke now accepts some plastic beverage cups and aluminum cups in Westlake’s recycling program! "As a recycling leader, Rumpke is constantly working with end users to develop solutions for expanded recycling opportunities," said Jeff Snyder, Ru...

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Posted on: March 7, 2022

Sgt. John Mauer retires after 31 years

Sgt John Mauer and Mayor Clough proclamation

The City of Westlake held retirement a ceremony honoring Sgt. John Mauer on Friday, March 4, for his 31 years with the Westlake Police Department. 

Sgt. Mauer's service often extended beyond Westlake's borders through his work with the FBI Joint T...

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Posted on: February 16, 2022

Westlake welcomes three new firefighters

Jeremy DiBell, Stipe Miocic, Mayor Clough, Matthew Kritzer, Chief Hughes, Mike Freeman edited

 The City of Westlake welcomed three new full-time firefighters on Feb. 15 at Westlake City Hall. Mayor Dennis M. Clough administered the oath of office to Jeremy DiBell and Matthew Kritzer and Stipe Miocic during a swearing in ceremony in front ...

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Posted on: December 1, 2020

What services may be impacted by severe winter weather?

During severe weather situations, residents are advised to check the city's social media accounts for updates about how local services may be affected and for news of blocked roadways, fallen trees, downed power lines and more. Residents also may receive ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Veterans to lead the Pledge

Navy veteran Thomas Bowl and his son Ethan lead the Pledge of Allegiance on Jan. 6, 2022

The City of Westlake prides itself on its efforts to frequently recognize the contributions of our local veterans. The City has initiated a new tradition inviting one of these brave individuals to lead the Pledge of Allegiance before each Westlake City Co...

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Posted on: January 4, 2022

New City Council sworn in during organizational meeting

City Council, Mayor Dennis M. Clough and Law Director Michael Maloney 1-3-22

The City of Westlake formally welcomed its new and returning City Council representatives who took their oaths of office at an organizational meeting on Monday, Jan. 3, in the Council Chambers at City Hall. 

The meeting featured the swearing in of...

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Posted on: January 3, 2022

January-February 2022 Mayor's Newsletter (PDF)

Jan-Feb 2022 Newsletter Cover

The January-February 2022 Mayor's Newsletter is now available online. This edition includes information about the newly-crowned Mr. & Mrs. Westlake and retiring City Council members.

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Best wishes to retiring City Council members

Mayor and Killeen Proclamation edited

The City of Westlake held a sendoff for its three retiring members of Westlake City Council on Dec. 16 during the last Council Meeting of 2021. 

Mayor Dennis M. Clough presented Proclamations to the outgoing representatives as family, friends and ...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Patrolman Ryan Jasinsky receives Life Saving Award

Christine Sabel and Ptl. Ryan Jasinsky

Westlake Patrolman Ryan Jasinsky was presented the Life Saving Award by the American Police Hall of Fame & Museum on Dec. 17 at Westlake City Hall. 

Using his police trauma care training along with his prior military training...

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Posted on: December 21, 2021

Westlake Police promote two officers to rank of Sergeant

Chief Bielozer, Sgt. Pischel, Sgt. Fox, Mayor, Clough

The City of Westlake promoted two officers to the rank of Sergeant on Dec. 17 at City Hall. Mayor Dennis M. Clough administered the oath of office to Ryan Pischel and Nate Fox during a swearing in ceremony attended by friends, family and colleagues in the...

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Posted on: August 30, 2021

Please use and store rubbish/recycling carts properly

Recycle Cart

The City of Westlake would like to remind residents that rubbish and recycling carts should be placed at the curb after 6 p.m. the night before your regular collection day and should be removed from the tree lawn no later than 24 hours after collection. T...

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Posted on: June 4, 2021

What belongs in your curbside recycling bin?

Recycle Right

Most of us are guilty of putting something in our curbside recycling bins that actually belongs in the trash. There are a few things to remember when determining whether something belongs in your recycling bin, in the trash or whether there is an alternat...

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Posted on: January 21, 2021

Rumpke now accepts plastic tubs

Rumpke accepting tubs for recycling

Rumpke is now accepting plastic tubs as part of its recycling program. Residents need only to rinse the containers, reattach the lids and place them, loose, in your recycling cart. 

Below is a list of items Rumpke customers can now recycle:

  • Plastic bottles,...
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