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Rocky River teen hopes to set sail for Rio Olympic trials

  By Sue Botos Rocky River For as long as he can remember, David Hein has felt drawn to the water. Watching his older siblings get ready for sail camp at the Cleveland Yachting Club each summer, he couldn’t wait until he turned 8 so he too could join. In his blog, he recalled when [...]

Iraq veteran to challenge Greenspan for county council seat

By Sue Botos Rocky River Rocky River resident and Iraq veteran Mark Szabo is making a bid, as a write-in candidate, to unseat incumbent District 1 Cuyahoga County Councilman David Greenspan. “There was nobody else running, and I felt the people should have more than one option,” Szabo, 33, told West Life in a recent [...]

Library patrons can travel the world through computer websites

By Sue Botos Rocky River It used to be that the only way to experience a culture was to actually visit a country. Now, thanks to several websites, avid and armchair travelers alike can have the world at their fingertips. During a presentation of the Rocky River Public Library’s Computer Breakfast Series, librarians gave “travel [...]

East and west unite to harmonize in ‘Hairspray’

By Sue Botos Rocky River A combined group of thespians from Lutheran East and Lutheran West high schools will bring back the sounds and social issues of the ’60s when they present “Hairspray” at Lutheran West’s Jochum Performing Arts Center April 11-13. The musical, with its message of tolerance for others, struck a chord with [...]