The Regional Transit Authority (RTA) links Wickliffe and western Lake County to Cuyahoga County and downtown Cleveland with a series of convenient bus routes. Laketran, Lake County’s regional transit organization has bus routes throughout the city and county. It also provides “park-and-ride” lots that shuttle commuters to various Downtown Cleveland locations.
Interstate 90, Interstate 271 and Route 2 pass through Wickliffe. Interstate 90 has ramp service at Route 84 and Route 20. Route 2 has ramp service at Lloyd Road (SR 633) and East 305 Street.
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport is located 18 miles (30 minutes by auto) west of Wickliffe on Interstate 71. Continental Airlines operates a major hub along with two dozen major airlines servicing 425 daily scheduled flights. Limousine and taxi service is available from Wickliffe to the airport.
Local Air Service
Cuyahoga County Airport features corporate and pleasure craft service less than 2-miles from Wickliffe’s Central Business District. Runway length is 5,100 feet, concrete and lighted.
Burke Lakefront Airport is located just outside of downtown Cleveland and provides business jets and commuter flights.
Wickliffe is served by two railroad systems — CSX and Norfolk Southern. On average 70-100 trains travel through the city each day. Passenger train service by Amtrak is available at the downtown Cleveland station.
Port of Cleveland
The port of Cleveland is served by over 130 ships each year. The shipping season is eight months long. Ten docks operate in a Free Trade Zone. Ports are also available in Fairport Harbor (12 miles from Wickliffe), Ashtabula and Conneaut (over 30 miles).
Services & Health Care
Two regional hospitals are within one mile of the city limits. Lake West Hospital has 191 beds and Richmond Heights Hospital has 220 beds. Both include emergency room services. The internationally known Cleveland Clinic and University Hospital are only a 15-minute drive from Wickliffe. Several dentists and eye care professionals have offices in Wickliffe.
Electric Power & Natural Gas
Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company transports and furnishes electric power. Ohio has adopted regulations that allow each individual to choose their own electric provider. Natural gas lines are maintained by Dominion East Ohio. Call (800) 362-7557 for questions regarding gas service and billing.
Local providers furnish business customers with a full range of business communication solutions. Fiber optic grid is available.
Lake Erie provides our region with one of the world’s largest supplies of fresh water. Lake County Department of Utilities is the primary water supplier to the City of Wickliffe.
Wickliffe is served by the Euclid Sewage Treatment plant in Cuyahoga County through an intergovernmental agreement. Treatment is Advanced Secondary with a capacity of 23,000,000 GDP. Current usage is 2,400,000 GDP. Solid waste disposal is handled by BFI.
Government & History
The City of Wickliffe is a Council and Mayor form of government, which provides for the election of seven council members and mayor every four years. The Mayor appoints members to his/her administration with council’s approval.
For the first 100 years, Wickliffe was a precinct in Willoughby Township. In 1916, a petition was filed requesting that Wickliffe be permitted to incorporate as a village. When the election was held on March 27, 1916, a majority of those voting approved the resolution. Harry C. Coulby, whose estate was destined to become Wickliffe’s City Hall, became the first Mayor.
Wickliffe’s first administration building was the Village Hall located on Euclid Avenue. Early residents and wealthy Clevelanders who established large estates here wished to retain the country atmosphere, so industrialization was discouraged.
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