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Former NFL player trades in his cleats for firefighting gear; is inducted into Kent Hall of Fame

By Sue Botos Rocky River Rocky River firefighter Bob Hallen may now be battling fires rather than NFL defensive linemen, but teamwork is still the key component. “There are similarities. Football is a team sport where you count on the other guys. The fire service also works as a team, where you have to work [...]

‘Collision Low Crossers’ unscrambles some mystery behind football’s X’s and O’s

By Sue Botos Rocky River Taking the podium at the Rocky River Public Library, Nicholas Dawidoff seemed more like a philosophy professor addressing his class than the author of a book about football. “I’m not a football person. It’s not my job or business. I’m not a sports writer, so I have no obligations,” the [...]

Rocky River Chamber of Commerce to present 12th annual Business Expo

By Sue Botos Rocky River Business owners, residents and anyone who wants a taste of the local retail scene should mark their calendars for Oct. 9, when the Don Umerley Civic Center will turn into an informal town square, all under one roof. From 2 to 7 p.m., the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce will [...]

For Rocky River indoor rowers, life is just a virtual stream

By Sue Botos Rocky River The Rocky River Recreation Center rowing club appears to be a hardy bunch. Despite the harsh winter, the group managed to rack up millions of meters since its beginning in February. But the 30-plus members aren’t concerned about wind and waves, plying the “virtual” waters with the center’s indoor rowing [...]