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Author Archives: Peter Comings

Nickel Plate Railroad engine steams into town, thrilling passengers, onlookers

By Sue Botos Rocky River If not for the cellphones and digital cameras, the scene at the old Rocky River railroad station on Mother’s Day might have been reminiscent of another time. As during the heyday of the Nickel Plate Railroad, in the 1930s and 1940s passengers mingled with onlookers as they awaited steam locomotive […]

West Shore awaits naming of pope

Social media buzzed Wednesday afternoon as word came from the Vatican that a new pope had been selected.

Has government out-paced our desire, or our ability to understand?

West Life’s writers work very hard, week in and week out, to bring our readers an understandable accounting of what happens each week in the Westshore. We deal in police contracts, school board elections, state budgets and environmental studies (and yes we offer features fracking, car shows and artists among many others). You live in […]

Maybe it’s time for an #infomob

For those who don’t enjoy social media – and there’s no reason you have to – hashtags serve to thread information online for the purpose of easier searching. It works in Twitter and Google +, not Facebook. Earlier this year you could search Twitter for #Brecksville and find information from a variety of sources about the […]

 

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