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Leitch, Olander defeat incumbent Swartz in Rocky River school board race (update)

By Sue Botos Rocky River When the Rocky River Board of Education convenes for its January organizational meeting, it will look dramatically different than it has for the past several years. Three of the five members will be entering their first elected terms, as challengers Diana Leitch and Addie Olander defeated 12-year board veteran and […]

Solstice steps shed light on many different views

  Growing up in Lakewood, Lakewood Park was always a fixture, a big, inviting green space in the midst of a closely packed city. It was the site of summer picnics for everything from Girl Scouts to birthday celebrations, dripping orange popsicles and many hours spent eating dust on the softball fields, (mostly the result […]

Five year plan reflects solid financial picture for school district

By Sue Botos Rocky River Thanks to expected funds from the Westgate shopping center property tax abatement, revenue from the Brighton Chase apartment complex and careful budgeting, the Rocky River School District will not be turning to taxpayers for an operating levy in the near future. According to the five-year forecast which must be adopted […]

City gives green light to Center Ridge signal study

By Sue Botos Rocky River Development along Center Ridge Road may be booming in the city, but traffic can be a bust for drivers trying to make their way along the congested street. City officials are hoping that a study, set to begin in 2016, will provide a road map for improvements. Mayor Pam Bobst […]