Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Allstate plans to install the warning signs in 20 cities across the country this year.
On May 9, a "Watch for Motorcycles" warning sign will be installed at the Royalton and Prospect Roads intersection. Strongsville is the second city in Cuyahoga County to receive the signs from Allstate's Once is Never Enough (O.N.E.) porgram in the Cleveland-area. The signs will be a permanent fixture and a reminder to watch for two-wheeled motorists sharing the road. Allstate hopes the signs will remind all motorists to look left, look right and look left again for motorcyclists before going through an intersection, where statistics show 46 percent of all fatal multi-vehicle crashes for motorcyclists occur, according to a prepared statement. Euclid was the first city in the area to get the sign at the Lakeshore Boulevard and E. 185th …
Monday, May 6, 2013
Values of Strongsville properties range from $75,000 to $200,000
Eleven Strongsville homes in foreclosure are scheduled to be sold at auction in May, according to the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's website. In April, 11 properties were sold at sheriff's sale. Another five were withdrawn from sale by orders of the court and two received no bids. Some properties may be withdrawn during May: May 6 -- 16769 Walnut Creek; appraised value $110,000; minimum bid $73,334 May 6 -- 10776 Creek Stone Circle; appraised value $150,000; minimum bid $100,000 May 13 -- 15684 Boston Rd.; appraised value $120,000; minimum bid $80,000 May 13 -- 17184 Misty Lake Drive; appraised value $200,000; minimum bid $133,334 May 13 -- 13471 Trails Edge Drive; appraised value $105,000; minimum bid $70,000 May 13 -- 19122 Quail Hollow …
Sunday, May 5, 2013
The Strongsville mortgage company was founded in 1970.
It isn't a big change but what was formerly known as Union National Mortgage is now Union Home Mortgage. On May 1, the Strongsville-based company decided to change names to show it is committed to "helping people achieve the dream of home ownership," according to this post on PR Newswire. "We're entering a new phase of home ownership in this country," said Union Home Mortgage CEO, Bill Cosgrove in a prepared statement. "Much has changed in the past several years, but what hasn't is that people need a trusted ally to help them make smart decisions about what is very often their biggest purchase ever. It's an awesome responsibility and we take it very seriously." Read the full PR Newswire story here.
Saturday, May 4, 2013
The Pulte home has a finished basement with nine-foot ceilings, full bath and large windows.
This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home at 14218 Calderdale Lane has 3,978 square feet and is priced at $559,485. For more details, including how to schedule a private showing, check out the listing on our real estate partner Zillow. Or check out more Strongsville real estate listings >>
Friday, May 3, 2013
Who remembers eating there?
This postcard is from The Cleveland Memory Project, a look at Cleveland-area history and vast photo archive presented by Cleveland State University Libraries. Strongsville Patch will feature other photos over the next few weeks. The description on the postcard reads like this: Coach House Family style dinners all you can eat 8181 Pearl Rd. (Rt. 42) 1/2 mile North of Ohio Turnpike Exit 10 Cleveland 36, Ohio Berea Rd 4-2208 open weekdays from 5 P. M. Sun. & Holidays at Noon. Serving country style chicken, seafoods, prime ribs, steaks, chicken paprikash. Private Dining Room for banquets, Weddings, Buffets. Recommended by Ducan Hines.
Monday, April 29, 2013
Vote by April 30 to help the Cleveland Foodbank continue filling book bags with meals for children in need.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Here's what's been happening in Strongsville
A wrap-up of Strongsville news this week: Teachers strike ending -- The two sides reach an agreement Friday night, and teachers ratify it Saturday. The School Board is meeting at 9 a.m. Sunday. Teachers strike, part 2 -- The agreement followed a difficult week, starting with a negotiating session April 21 that yielded no progress. The Strongville Education Association makes a one-time offer with no significant economic concessions, but a proposal to extend the school day by a half hour. The School Board accuses the SEA of trying to sabotage the district's rating by encouraging parents to exempt students from taking state tests. Only a few students opt out, but the week ends with more students withdrawing from the public schools. New …
Friday, April 26, 2013
If you have a business that you want to grow, join the Rock Strong Networking chapter of BNI, says blogger Roseann M. Cyngier.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Brian Gale hopes his family's tragedy can help others find joy
Brian Gale and his family -- wife Kelly and son Logan -- were on a plane to Disney World a few years ago. They'd upgraded to business class, to the unspoken "harumphs" of the other passengers, executives less than thrilled to be flying with an excited 2-year-old. The flight went fine, though, and the plane touched down. "All of a sudden, you hear this little voice: 'Good job, airplane!'" Gale recalls. Everyone laughed; Logan had won them over. More important, he'd given Dad an epiphany of sorts. "I saw that attitude -- that wonder of how things happen," Gale says. "That became the impetus of looking at life through Logan's eyes." From Loss and Pain . . . Those three words would become Gale's mantra, and eventually the title of his book…
Tuesday, April 23, 2013
PetPeople to open in Greens of Strongsville
A Columbus-based pet store is renovating a space in the Greens of Strongsville and hopes to open in June. PetPeople will open its 17th store in Strongsville, joining five other northeast Ohio locations, including Rocky River and Avon. "Our focus is on nutrition -- the natural nutrition you won't find at a lot of other stores," said Terri Montigny, marketing manager. The store will feature some brands the public is familiar with and other brands most people haven't heard of before. It specializes in healthy diets and in finding a food for pets with allergies or intolerance issues, with specially trained employees available to help. "We're all kind of nutrition geeks," Montigny said. Montigny said the store will include a self-serve dog …