CITY NEWS

DRIVERS USING PLEASANT VALLEY ROAD WILL GET SOME RELIEF THIS FALL

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Drivers using Pleasant Valley Road will get some relief this fall from the congestion and delays as a result of the road construction and repaving from Pearl to York roads.

The county is widening Pleasant Valley from two lanes to five lanes from Pearl to York, but according to Mike Tworzydlo, acting chief construction engineer for the Department of Public Works for Cuyahoga County, utility work on some sections is six months behind schedule, which causes delays in the paving work. Continue reading


MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS COLLEGE STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM SUMMER INTERNSHIPS

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They will be returning to their college classrooms soon, but the real-life experience four summer interns gained after working in Middleburg Heights City Hall will resonate long into their futures.

Mayor Gary Starr has overseen the program for 30 years. All of the interns are Middleburg Heights residents. Continue reading


SIMPLE TIPS FOR A FUN AND SAFE LABOR DAY WEEKEND

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With the Labor Day weekend upon us, city and county officials are reminding everyone to follow some simple safety tips for spending time outdoors. A flyer with tips regarding food safety, reducing the risk of mosquito bites, avoiding heat stroke, and staying safe while swimming is available here. Have a safe and happy holiday!


FROM THE DESK OF THE MAYOR

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The city of Middleburg Heights would like to extend our deep felt condolences to the LaTourette family on the loss of Congressman Steven LaTourette. “Nobody was a better representative in the United States Congress and more involved personally with representing Middleburg Heights than my friend Steve LaTourette” said Mayor Gary Starr. Whether it was attending … Continue reading “FROM THE DESK OF THE MAYOR”


VIETNAM WAR TRAVELING WALL IN MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS BECOMES POIGNANT PLACE OF REFLECTION

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By Beth Mlady (read the complete story here)
Middleburg Commons was transformed this week into a place of honor, respect and reflection for people who gathered to view the Vietnam War Memorial traveling wall exhibit. During opening ceremonies Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Gary Starr said those who gave their lives in Vietnam “served not in hopes of (leaving behind) a legacy … but simply because it was the right thing to do.”

Keynote speaker John Ligato said, “We fought for our brothers, those men to our right and left on the battlefield. We had a bond stronger than words could ever describe … Let’s make a pledge today … that we will never forget (those who died in Vietnam) because you are never dead to us until we have forgotten you.” Continue reading