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Community finds Lakewood Hospital closing a bitter pill to swallow

By Sue Botos Westshore Emotions ran high during a recent community meeting hosted by representatives from Lakewood Hospital and the Cleveland Clinic. Residents entering the packed Mackey Main Theater at Beck Center for the Arts were handed fliers urging them to contact city officials to help save the historic facility. After presentations outlining the proposed [...]

Local mom seeking support for ‘a playground for everyone”

By Sue Botos Rocky River Elle Butler may be only 8 months old, but she is already leaving a big impression on the city. Born with a genetic condition that paralyzed her vocal cords and left doctors scratching their heads, uncertain of how she will develop, her mother, Ann Butler, has remained positive despite the [...]

City reaches agreement with treatment plant employees

By Sue Botos Rocky River The city has reached an agreement with members of the Rocky River Wastewater Employee’s Association on a labor contract retroactively effective from January 2014, through 2016. Councilman John Shepherd explained the pact was agreed upon by the employee union and members of the treatment plant management team, which consists of [...]

School board, library trustees to consider suggestions of ‘Librarygate’ study

By Sue Botos Rocky River It’s been about one year since the Rocky River Public Library Board of Trustees and the school board agreed to collaborate on a traffic study focusing on the safety of middle school students who are dropped off and picked up by vehicles using the neighboring library parking lot. Engineers have [...]