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April 2014 Pink Sheet Article

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for April 26 th . Since 2010, this nationwide initiative has collected 3.4 million pounds (1,733 tons) of unneeded medications, helping to prevent the diversion, misuse and abuse of these drugs. This event provides a means of disposing of prescription drugs in a safe, convenient and responsible manner. Once again, Gates Mills Police will...Read more


Safety Town is an awareness program designed to teach the importance and methods of safety to preschool aged children (4-5 years old before Sept. 1, 2014). Children will learn safety procedures covering the following subjects: playgrounds, outdoors, bus and vehicle, traffic and pedestrian, bicycles, home, fire, animal, drug and stranger safety. Safety Town will be held at the Gilmour Academy Ice...Read more

March 2014 Pink Sheet Article

National Consumer Protection Week (NCPW) is scheduled for March 2-8. NCPW is a coordinated campaign that encourages consumers to take advantage of their consumer rights and make better informed decisions. NCPW.gov offers consumers a myriad of helpful information from federal and state government and non-profit partner organizations. The website provides safety tips in the areas of banking, health...Read more

Beware of Utility Bill Scams

Ohioans Targeted by Utility Bill Email Scam (COLUMBUS, Ohio)—Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine today warned Ohioans to beware of unexpected email messages that appear to be utility bills. In the last two weeks, the Attorney General’s Office has received more than 30 reports of utility bill email scams from consumers across Ohio. “With bitterly cold temperatures affecting the...Read more

February 2014 Pink Sheet Article

On behalf of the men and women of the Police Department, I would like to thank all those who contributed to the Village Employee Christmas Fund; I’d also like to thank those who kept the Town Hall supplied with delicious holiday food items. Your thoughtful expressions of support for the Police Department were greatly appreciated. If you haven’t done so yet, please take time to explore...Read more

2013 Employee of the Year

In mid December Chief Ronald Whitmer announced the Gates Mills Police Department 2013 Employee of the Year as Ptl. Eric Kimball. Pictured is Ptl. Kimball with Mayor Riley. Congratulations Eric!Read more

Holiday Scams

Beware of Scam Charities This Holiday Season Many consumers plan to spread the joy of the holiday season by donating to various charities. Unfortunately, many scammers plan to take advantage of consumers’ generosity by posing as legitimate charities and accepting “donations.” Before donating this holiday season, research the charities that you plan to help and learn the warning...Read more

AAA Community Traffic Safety Gold Award

The Gates Mills Police Department was recently awarded the American Automobile Association (AAA) Community Traffic Safety Gold Award for the year of 2013. The award recognizes the Gates Mills Police Department's success and dedication to traffic safety initiatives.Read more

Chagrin Valley Dispatch Open House

You are cordially invited to attend the Chagrin Valley Dispatch Center Open House in celebration of our new location on Thursday, December 5th from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Bedford Hospital located at 88 Center Street, Suite B100, Bedford, Ohio. All residents are welcome.Read more

Pink Sheet November 2013

With the holidays quickly approaching, many of you will be moving into gift shopping mode. Chances are, you might be doing a good portion of your holiday shopping over the internet. Emarket, an independent market research company, predicts U.S. web shoppers will spend approximately 61.8 billion dollars during November and December of this year. Internet criminals are undoubtedly preparing for...Read more