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District to debut large-scale team teaching model

By Sue Botos Rocky River It’s said that two heads are better than one. In several classrooms throughout the school district this year, observers can see that adage in action. At the school board’s August legislative session, Jennifer Norman, executive director of pupil services, told the board that 29 classrooms, spanning grades K-12, will use [...]

Rocky River football kicker to put best foot forward for a cause

By Sue Botos Rocky River When Rocky River’s Matt Goepfert kicks the football for a field goal or an extra point this season, the Pirates will not be the only ones benefiting. The junior will also be helping to kick cancer out of the lives of children. At a recent practice, Goepfert said he will [...]

After 100 years, Marlen Fine Jewelers still one of Rocky River’s gems

By Sue Botos Rocky River Just like his dad Frank, Andrew Eilberg did not begin his working career by taking a shine to the family jewelry business. After graduating from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, the younger Eilberg secured a job with Standard & Poor’s, but soon found that the world of [...]

Teachers both new and veteran highlighted at Chamber of Commerce luncheon

By Sue Botos Rocky River Superintendent Michael Shoaf and the Rocky River school district welcomed 11 new teachers and staff members at the Rocky River Chamber of Commerce’s August luncheon at Westwood Country Club, but the accomplishments of several longtime instructors were also included in Shoaf’s annual address. Summarizing the accomplishments of the previous school [...]