The top headlines in Strongsville in the last week:
City is shrinking -- New U.S. Census estimates take a surprising turn and show Strongsville is losing population.
Kids out at night -- Summer mischief is continuing into the winter, especially ding-dong-ditching.
Election season starting -- Former School Board member Dave Gusman announces he will run for an at-large City Council seat next year.
New road opens -- An access road that is designed to alleviate traffic congestion at the Plaza at SouthPark is open for use.
Kids may get two extra days off -- School officials are applying for "waiver days" -- extra in-service days in which teachers will report for work and students get to stay home.
Dogs and cats safer in fires -- Crossroads Animal Hospital has donated special oxygen masks for pets to the Strongsville Fire Department.