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Voters to chose from a field of four for school board

By Sue Botos Rocky River For the first time in several years, voters will be faced with choices to fill school board positions on Nov. 3. Four candidates will vie for two openings; the expiring terms of current board president Scott Swartz and Jean Rounds, who has chosen not to seek re-election. Joining Swartz on […]

Jean Rounds to step down after 16 years on school board

By Sue Botos Rocky River It could be said that school board member Jean Rounds has been “going to school” since she was 4 years old. In addition to her own education, the former Goldwood Primary School principal has spent 46 years serving the educational field as a teacher, administrator and, most recently, board of […]

New assistant principal brings diverse background, enthusiasm to role

By Sue Botos Rocky River Monica Asher is happy to talk about the rather winding road that led her to the assistant principal’s office at Rocky River High School. Starting at Westminster College in Pennsylvania on a volleyball scholarship, the Huron High School graduate soon decided to follow in the footsteps of her mother, Anne, […]

Digital bookmobile puts high-tech twist on library tradition

By Sue Botos Rocky River For years, bookmobiles linked people in out-of-the-way places to libraries by making materials mobile. But now, thanks to OverDrive, a digital distributor of e-books, audiobooks, music and video, even patrons in Australia can borrow items from participating libraries. Since 2008, the Garfield Heights-based company has been showcasing local public libraries’ […]