Saturday, May 18, 2013
This 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom, 1,752-square-foot home was built in 1952.
For more details on this home for sale at 20931 Halburton Road in Shaker Heights, see its Zillow listing. More Shaker Heights Real Estate Listings >> Homes recently listed in Shaker Heights. For more Real Estate news, subscribe to Shaker Heights Patch's free email newsletter here.
Our Patch bloggers wrote posts based on current events this week. See what topics they touched on in this roundup.
There were lots of hot topics in the news this week, and three of our bloggers chose to tackle them with their own opinions of the situations. Here's what they had to say about these current events: 1. Blogger Laura Madsen explains how a trip to McDonald's forever changed the lives of several people. Do you think the discovery of Michelle, Gina and Amanda was divine intervention? 2. Mom blogger Melissa Winger explains why she will no longer shop at Abercrombie & Fitch and how appalled she was at the CEO's message to girls and women. 3. Another mom blogger, Devone, writes that it's getting harder to teach girls that they are more than just a pretty face, especially with how skimpy girls clothing is becoming. Her rant was also inspired by …
Friday, May 17, 2013
Check Patch Saturday to find out the exact location of the checkpoint.
The Ohio State Highway Patrol said the checkpoint it announced earlier this week was will be in Portage County Saturday evening. The exact location of the drunken driving checkpoint will be known Saturday morning. The checkpoint is funded by federal grant funds and is planned to deter and intercept impaired drivers, according to a press release from the Ravenna post. "Based on provisional data, there were 452 OVI-related fatal crashes in which 494 people were killed last year in Ohio," Lt. Christopher Heverly, commander of the Ravenna Post, said in a prepared statement. "State troopers make on average 25,000 OVI arrests each year in an attempt to combat these dangerous drivers. OVI checkpoints are designed to not only deter impaired …
Fire department takes time this week to use the Ohio Fire Academy's mobile search and rescue trailer
Over 100 firefighters from Shaker Heights, Cleveland Heights and University Heights took time this week to stop, drop and roll in Ohio Fire Academy's mobile search and rescue training lab. The trailer, which was delivered on a semi earlier this week, has two levels inside: the bottom designed to look like an apartment, and the top consisting of a low-ceilinged maze with several obstacles that could be seen in a real fire. Watch the video above to learn more about the training conducted this week, and next week, watch Patch to hear from one of the firefighters who was filmed going through the maze Thursday.
iWatch Northeast Ohio allows residents to report crime tips to dozens of police departments through texting, a phone call, and more — all in one app
Shaker Heights Police now has one more avenue to receive crime tips from residents. The iWatch Northeast Ohio mobile app, free on iPhone, Blackberry, Windows and Andriod platforms, allows users to submit crime tips to dozens of police departments — in multiple formats — from a single platform. "It's just another tool for our department that we can reach out and provide to the citizens of Shaker that will allow them to stay in contact with us and send us things that they would consider a crime, or a hazardous condition, or animal creulety." He added that residents can take photos of blighted homes that they believe the city should be aware of and send them or take a video of an ongoing crime. He noted that the app does not replace 9-1-1 for…
The Fresh Market stores nationwide will host a cupcake decorating event this Saturday, May 18 from 10:00am-3:00pm.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Here's the story of Marlene Konkoly, who found creative ways to spend less and save more so she can retire at 50. This story is the first in our series about Extreme Savers.
Americans may be living longer, but our retirement plans aren’t keeping up. Which means people are living longer with smaller bank accounts. But Marlene Konkoly will retire at age 50. How did she do it? She contributes a whopping 45 percent of the gross annual income she earns as a procurement officer for an automotive finance company to her retirement—all while owning a home and remaining debt-free. Konkoly is well ahead of the retirement savings curve compared to many of her fellow Americans. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, fewer than half of Americans even know how much money they would need to retire. And nearly a third of employees who had access to a defined contribution plan such as a 401(k) did not participate in it. “…
Every week, Shaker Heights Patch will feature a different local directory listing. We encourage readers to submit reviews or comments about the business or organization. If you are the owner or manager, we invite you to claim the listing as your own.
Many of you may not know this, but there are descriptions and photos of nearly 500 businesses and organizations on Shaker Heights Patch. Under the Directory heading at the top of our home page, you will find everything you need to know about restaurants, stores, civic organizations, churches and numerous other locations around Shaker Heights. Shaker Heights Patch will feature a different listing every week. We encourage readers to submit reviews or comments; if you are the owner or manager of the business or group, we invite you to claim the listing as your own. In the Spotlight today: Groovy Grooming
Shaker Heights Police incidents May 3 to 7
The Shaker Heights Police Department supplied the following information. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction. Teen charged with robbery May 3, 9:31 p.m. — A 15-year-old girl was charged with robbery after a 14-year-old girl reported that she assaulted her and stole her cell phone. Woman charged with escape after given furlough from jail May 6, 2:17 a.m. — A woman was released from the Shaker Heights Jail for medical treatment, but when she failed to return upon her release from the hospital, police charged her with escape. TVs stolen from home May 7, 10:08 p.m. — A resident of the 3300 block of Milverton Road reported that someone broke into their home through a window and stole a television. For …
Shaker Heights is abuzz this week with talk of a big name star in our midst. Share your photos with Patch!
All right, admit it — maybe you took the long way to work today to try to catch a glimpse of Kevin Costner. Or you heard about filming on South Park near beautiful Lower Shaker Lake and decided to move your evening run to a more scenic — please excuse the pun — location. Crews have been lined up in Shaker Heights since Monday filming Draft Day, a flick about the Cleveland Browns starring Kevin Costner. And we've seen you eyeballing the area. So fess up and share your photos! Just click the green button on the gallery abve and show us your star-spotting skills. Because we all want a glimpse of the action.