Celebrate North Olmsted

North Olmsted has a diverse mix of residents, businesses and organizations that make up our community fabric. Meet some of these interesting people, learn about our cool businesses and read about great projects that are making North Olmsted a better place to live, work and play.

Charlie Sexstella

Charlie Sexstella

There are a number of spectacular teachers and faculty working within the North Olmsted School System. One such individual is Charlie Sexstella, a diligent and driven educator who is always working towards making North Olmsted High School a great learning environment for his students.

J.K.Kang’s Taekwondo Center

JK Kang Taekwondo

A wide variety of business and storefronts have come to call North Olmsted their home. One very exciting operation existing within the heart of North Olmsted is J.K.Kang’s Taekwondo Center: a spectacular, recreational training facility.

Stephy Abbruzzese

Stephy with her son Dominic and husband Jack  |  Photo Credit: Quinn Morgan of Deaf Sound Production

Stephy with her son Dominic and husband Jack | Photo Credit: Quinn Morgan of Deaf Sound Production

Meet Stephy Abbruzzese, one of North Olmsted’s most compassionate and outgoing residents!

New Starbucks Coming to Dover Center & Lorain

coffee mugs

Good news for the coffee lovers of North Olmsted: a new Starbucks is on the way this Spring! Poised to fill the long-vacant northeast corner of Dover Center and Lorain Roads, the popular coffee shop will be a welcome addition to the thriving intersection. According to Planner James Aspery, “Starbucks is a valuable addition to the Dover-Lorain intersection, given that this area sees a high volume of traffic throughout the day from residents, commuters and shoppers alike.” Construction in currently underway to achieve an early Spring opening. Stay tuned for more updates this Spring!

Promoting Digital Literacy for Seniors


For many North Olmsted residents, logging into their personal computer is a simple task that allows them to connect with friends and family online. With the Senior Center’s recently-completed Discover Digital Literacy Pilot Program, twelve senior citizens learned important computer basics to embrace the digital world!

Drainage System Improvements


Mayor Kevin Kennedy’s administration recently released an overview of projects and initiatives the city has undertaken to improve North Olmsted’s drainage system. The exhibit documents a wide range of both storm water and sanitary system projects that, in combination, have reduced instances of flooding in the city after major storm events. City Engineer Pete DiFranco made a presentation to the Environmental Control Committee of City Council on Wednesday, November 9th in which he highlighted key accomplishments. DiFranco described the approach to tackle the issue of storm water management as “a wide range of effort, with projects large and small, public and private, new improvements and retrofits along with ongoing maintenance efforts.”