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2014 edition of Rocky River Days promises to ‘Create & Celebrate Your Memories’

By Sue Botos Rocky River In a city with many traditions, Rocky River Days’ roots run deep. A YouTube link provided by Rocky River historian Philip Ardussi ( shows a 1953 summer celebration featuring a parade with floats, bagpipers, Scout troops and marching bands. In another black and white clip (, residents enjoy a picnic, [...]

Council approves engineering services for Detroit Road study

By Sue Botos Rocky River As businesses continue to sprout in the city, officials are looking for ways to be proactive when it comes to improving traffic patterns, particularly on major arteries such as Detroit and Center Ridge roads. At its June 23 legislative session, City Council gave the go-ahead for the city to enter [...]

Welcome House director gearing up for 230-mile VeloSano bicycle ride

By Sue Botos Rocky River When Welcome House Executive Director Tony Thomas says he’s going for a bike ride, he’s not just talking about a trip around the block. As a veteran long-distance runner and cyclist, it’s not unusual for Thomas to rack up in excess of 50 to 60 miles on a ride. But [...]

Stillman, Gallagher return from ‘once in a lifetime’ experience at FBI Academy

By Sue Botos Rocky River/North Olmsted During last year’s government sequester, the FBI National Academy, an intensive program for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders held at bureau headquarters in Quantico, Va., closed down for the first time in its nearly 80-year history. Much to their disappointment, the class that was shut out in October [...]