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St. Demetrios to host local and national cultural celebration

By Sue Botos Westshore When immigrants from the mountainous Nafpaktia region of Sterea Hellas or central Greece ventured to the United States eager to improve their lives, they left family, friends and occupations behind. But they did not want to abandon their rich culture. This culture will be celebrated on Saturday when St. Demetrios Greek [...]

Rocky River tax increase passes by wide margin

Rocky River By Sue Botos It was a slam dunk for Rocky River as voters  approved the 0.5 percent income tax increase and 5 amendments to the city charter. In the unofficial final tally, the tax increase passed by a healthy 4,522 to 2,901 margin. A grassroots, citizen led campaign “Invest in River” helped stir [...]

Council puts plans in motion for Hampton-Westway sewer work

By Sue Botos Rocky River City Council has taken the initial step of securing funds for storm and sanitary sewer work on Hampton Road south of Interstate 90. During its last legislative session, council gave the go-ahead to legislation calling for the city to participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission’s state capital improvements program, [...]

Road salt costs slide up due to tough winter

By Sue Botos Rocky River Last year’s brutal winter may have melted into a memory, but its effects will still be felt in the form of a $21.82 per ton hike in the cost of road salt. During a recent City Council committee session, Mayor Pam Bobst reported that salt will cost $51.22 per ton [...]