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Teachers, school board chalk up a two-year contract extension

By Sue Botos Rocky River The Rocky River Teachers’ Association (RRTA) and the board of education have reached an agreement on a two-year extension of a contract approved in March 2014. The update calls for a 2-percent base pay hike, effective July 2017, for certificated and nonbargaining employees as well as an increase in employee […]

Celebrate native roots this Earth Day, say gardening gurus

By Sue Botos Rocky River What’s one of the best ways to celebrate Earth Day on Friday? Local master gardeners advise: “Go native.” “Native plants occur naturally and may have been around for 250 years without human interference,” master gardener Susan Hildebrandt told an audience during a recent presentation at the Rocky River Public Library. […]

PlayhouseSquare to ‘catch rising stars’ with first Dazzle Awards

By Sue Botos Rocky River Student actors, musicians and crew members working on the Rocky River High School spring musical “Catch Me If You Can” hope to capture the eye of judges for PlayhouseSquare’s first Dazzle Awards. “I heard about this last spring and it seemed like a neat way to showcase our talent,” drama […]

Athletics department seeks to make alcohol consequences more fluid

By Sue Botos Rocky River In an effort to make the district athletic code of conduct more relevant, Rocky River school district officials are considering a move calling for review of the code every two years. The proposed update will also include less stringent consequences for students caught at underage drinking parties, but who have […]