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School board set to approve all-day kindergarten, tuition

By Sue Botos Rocky River If all goes as planned, the board of education is expected to approve a pilot all-day kindergarten program for the 2016-2017 school year during an upcoming legislative session. The move comes as a result of a months long campaign, started by a group of parents, to give families the option […]

City pays extra engineering dollars after project-filled year

By Sue Botos Rocky River The city took on some of its most ambitious capital improvements projects last year, with the repaving of all, or portions, of about 20 streets. The Morewood Parkway sewer force main was reconfigured and major sewer replacement work on Avalon Drive began last year, recently resuming after a break for […]

Silver Sneakers classes make tracks back to senior center after check-in snafu

By Sue Botos Rocky River SilverSneakers classes at the Rocky River Senior Center will resume after confusion over the sign-in process caused false low-attendance numbers leading to program cancelations. “Initially, recreation Director Chris Mehling decided to pull the SilverSneakers classes from the Senior Center as of the first of the year, but continue to offer […]

Presiding judge puts Fortune 500 spin on Common Pleas Court

By Sue Botos Westshore When Judge John Russo was elected to the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court bench 12 years ago, he had a vision of how the court should be run. After he was chosen as administrative/presiding judge by his colleagues three years ago, he was able to put his plan in motion. “For […]