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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 […]

Lia Staaf honored with American Nationalities Movement Freedom Award

By Sue Botos Rocky River “I’m a real American girl except for my accent,” Lia Staaf proclaims. The Rocky River resident and native of Estonia adds that her accent, still prominent after 60-plus years of living in the United States, provides a link to her past. A librarian for the Lakewood school district for 30 […]