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New device provides police with traffic information in a flash

By Sue Botos Rocky River Drivers headed east on Beachcliff Boulevard may have noticed that what appears to be an ordinary speed limit sign has been “flashing” them. A newly installed monitoring device, the first of its kind in the area, is expected to help police keep tabs on speeders and to determine the feasibility [...]

Panel presents facts, gives suggestions for fighting ID theft and fraud

By Sue Botos Westshore Rocky River police Detective Craig Witalis shakes his head when people say there is no crime in the community. “For 18 years I have heard that nothing happens in Rocky River. There is no protective bubble over the city,” the veteran officer told an audience of about 100 at the Don [...]

Street projects, other improvements on tap for 2015 budget

By Sue Botos Rocky River City finance Director Mike Thomas promises that residents will see the results of the 0.5-percent income tax increase, recently approved by voters, in the form of an “aggressive” capital improvements campaign. “This will demonstrate what this income tax can do to fund city services. The fact that it hasn’t been [...]

Welsh Home administrator brings experience, enthusiasm to job

By Sue Botos Rocky River New Welsh Home administrator Sarah Koch has always valued teamwork. The Berea High School graduate says when she was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2009, she was the only person, that she was aware of, who had received 12 varsity letters; four each in soccer, swimming [...]