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Rocky River Park stormwater project to stem the tide of runoff

By Sue Botos Rocky River The “green infrastructure” demonstration project recently completed on the City Hall campus has been successfully controlling excess stormwater, according to city officials. Now, Rocky River Park is next in line for work that will help direct runoff from Lake Erie. At its last legislative session before August recess, City Council [...]

World Changers spread joy one project at a time

By Sue Botos Rocky River While many teenagers spend their summer break from school working at fast food restaurants or on their tans, more than 12,000 students throughout the country have paid about $250 each to work for free. For the past week, 510 of these students, representing church groups from Ohio, South Carolina, Tennessee, [...]

City looking to restructure bonds for road projects, civic center

By Sue Botos Rocky River City Council has begun the process of restructuring debt for several road projects and for the Don Umerley Civic Center. The move is expected to add about $826,000 to city coffers over a 10-year period. John Petty, underwriter for Huntington Bank and a former member of the city’s Parks and [...]

‘Superhero’ pair to ‘Pedal to the Point’ in tandem

By Sue Botos Rocky River Keith and Emily Bryant may not be twins, but they have always been close. So when Keith was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in December 2012, his sister, younger by three years, immediately went to work researching the disease to find out what the family could do to help. Now the [...]