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Police ask residents to be partners in crime prevention

By Sue Botos Rocky River Police want residents to know that there is more to crime prevention than officers on patrol. “It’s more than the police driving up your street twice a day,” Rocky River police Lt. George Lichman stated during a recent crime prevention presentation at the Rocky River Public Library. The talk was […]

Executive Club still stands as city seeks asbestos relief

By Sue Botos Rocky River Asbestos may have been outlawed as a building material years ago, but it’s keeping the former Executive Club on Center Ridge Road upright. About a year ago, in April of 2015, the city was approved for a $304,000 county grant to demolish the 46,000-square-foot complex. It was hoped, by city […]

Let there be light: City planners conditionally power up church rooftop solar project

By Sue Botos Rocky River West Shore Unitarian Universalist Church members may soon be supplementing their power source with sunlight − but there will be some strings attached. The Rocky River Planning Commission has given conditional approval to a pared-down proposal to install solar panels on the church at 20401 Hilliard Blvd., calling for either […]

Teachers, school board chalk up a two-year contract extension

By Sue Botos Rocky River The Rocky River Teachers’ Association (RRTA) and the board of education have reached an agreement on a two-year extension of a contract approved in March 2014. The update calls for a 2-percent base pay hike, effective July 2017, for certificated and nonbargaining employees as well as an increase in employee […]