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Former Buckeyes defensive tackle named rec director

Fairview Park’s new recreation director attacked opposing quarterbacks as defensive tackle for the Ohio State Buckeyes, played in the NFL for the Seattle Seahawks and served with the Army in Iraq.

State report card scores on par with previous years

For the 2013-14 school year, the district received a score of 106.8 out of a possible 120 in the performance index, which measures the test results of every student. The state gave that score a letter grade of B. The figure is up from 106.4 the previous year.

District to address academic skills of transfer students

Of the 142 sophomores who took the Ohio Graduations Test last year, only 101 had been in the district since the end of their eighth-grade year. For the math test, 88.12 of those sophomores around since the eighth-grade passed, compared to 70.73 percent of sophomores who later transferred in.

Environmental science students examine Coe Creek

The high school students assisted employees of the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District in analyzing the health of Coe Creek. With Jared Bartley, the agency’s Rocky River Watershed Coordinator, the collected water samples in a search for macroinvertebrates, or creature without backbones that can be seen without a microscope. They found leeches, indicating the creek is healthy enough to sustain life.