Centennial Book

Centennial Memory Book

After two years and hundreds of hours of research, writing, editing, proofreading, designing and producing final art for the printer, the 688-page Cuyahoga Heights Centennial Memory Book is now available.

Books are being offered first to bona fide residents. Residents must sign up for a book. Only one (1) book will be given to each residence. Residents can purchase a book for $10 (cash or check only). All proceeds will be donated to our Historical Committee.

If there are any books still available after our resident orders have been fulfilled, we will offer nonresidents the opportunity to purchase one (1) book for $50 (plus shipping and handling if we need to ship). Believe it or not, the book weighs in at five pounds. Anyone interested in purchasing a copy of the book, should send an email to l.schoeffler@cuyahogaheights.com or contact the Mayor’s office at (216) 641-7020.

Again, we want to thank Laura Bacci Merhaut, Laura Hine and a multitude of other individuals who helped to make this Centennial Memory Book so special. Documenting the heritage of our community was truly a labor of love. We hope you enjoy reading it!

Digital Memory Book

Anyone can access the complete book using the chapter-by-chapter PDF links shown below.

1 Cover, Introduction and Table of Contents

2 The First inhabitants

3 The Early Years Before Secession

4 Secession

5 Early Families

6 Italian Immigration

7 Polish Immigration

8 Radways and the Railroad

9 Social Life in the Village

10 Historic Homes

11 Neighborhood Memories

12 Mayors and Village Hall

13 Council and Clerk

14 Seeking Public Office

15 Police Department

16 Fire Department

17 Dispatch

18 Service Department

19 Building Department

20 Veterans Dedication

21 World War I Veterans

22 Branch of Service Lists

23 Business and Industry

24 Schools

25 Parks and Recreation

26 Collected Memories

27 Celebrations and Gatherings

28 Bibliography and Statistics


Centennial Memories Video

In 2018, we captured bits of our collective community history with ( left of center) former Clerk Norbert Chase, Harriett Koren, Delia Trevisani and former Mayor Ralph Contipelli.

Interview facilitator Laura Bacci Merhaut is at the left side of the table along with Robyn and Jim Nobili. We hope you enjoy this wonderful oral history of life in the village.