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Brighton Chase welcomes its first tenants

Rocky River By Sue Botos After a several years of planning, and construction delays due to the hard winter, tenants began moving into the first phase of Brighton Chase at the end of July. The upscale apartment complex, the first by Columbus-based Edwards Communities in Northeast Ohio, was constructed on the site of the long-defunct [...]

Heroin still taboo among teens, but is marijuana a stepping stone for risk takers?

By Sue Botos Westshore According to those who knew him, Robby Brandt was a typical teenager with an infectious smile and an appetite for taking risks. Like many teens, Robby experimented with marijuana. But after having his wisdom teeth removed during his sophomore year at Olmsted Falls High School, he became addicted to painkillers. He [...]

Pearl of the Orient celebrates 30 years of bringing authentic Asian cuisine to the West Side

By Sue Botos Rocky River George Hwang, owner of Pearl of the Orient, a mainstay of the Beachcliff Market Square, keeps a plaque reading “Be thankful” on his office desk at the restaurant. “That’s my best motto,” said Hwang, noting in a recent interview that he has had plenty to be thankful for. It’s this [...]

Hollywood once again shines the spotlight on Rocky River

By Sue Botos Rocky River For the second straight summer, part of Rocky River was turned into a Hollywood set as the cast and crew of the Lifetime Channel movie “With This Ring” came to town for three days of filming last week. Large white trucks housing cast and support staff formed a “base camp” [...]