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Safety program keeps young football players ahead of the game

By Sue Botos Rocky River A casual observer watching the Rocky River seventh- and eighth-grade football players practice may be a bit unfamiliar with some of the instructions being shouted out by coaches. “Feet! Squeeze! Hands!” called out assistant coach Mike Hrusch to a line of players, at a recent session, as they bent their [...]

Close quarters at Kensington have school board contemplating possible growing enrollment

By Sue Botos Rocky River Enrollment in the district has fluctuated slightly over the past several years with no major effect on class size. But an influx of students at Kensington Intermediate School has administrators considering alternatives to what some parents feel are crowded classroom conditions. “We want to hear some input regarding class sizes, [...]

Rocky River schools ace report card, ID areas of improvement

By Sue Botos Rocky River Like last year, the Rocky River school district brought home excellent grades on the 2013-2014 state report card, receiving A’s in seven areas, including “performance index,” a composite measure of student scores on standardized tests. The tally of 111.34 out of 120 possible points ranked the district fifth in the [...]

Former NFL player trades in his cleats for firefighting gear; is inducted into Kent Hall of Fame

By Sue Botos Rocky River Rocky River firefighter Bob Hallen may now be battling fires rather than NFL defensive linemen, but teamwork is still the key component. “There are similarities. Football is a team sport where you count on the other guys. The fire service also works as a team, where you have to work [...]