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Community policing, social media shine spotlight on crime

Sue Botos Rocky River Despite a recent perceived increase, police report the city crime rate has remained low over the past five years. The difference is the increasing role of community policing and social media which can assist law enforcement, but also reflect a distorted picture of incidents. “Social media can be a great friend […]

Rocky River district preschool program earns top grade from state

Rocky River By Sue Botos The Rocky River school district’s preschool program is at the top of the class according to Step Up To Quality, Ohio’s rating system for learning and development programs. Jennifer Norman, executive director of pupil services, announced at the October school board legislative meeting, in recognition of its superior program, the […]

Identity, eye appeal among recommendations for Center Ridge facelift

By Sue Botos Rocky River Drivers may have called Center Ridge Road a number of colorful names while attempting to navigate the congested street, seeming to reach each traffic light as it turns red. The road borders Rocky River and Fairview Park. A more family-friendly description to identify the section between Spencer and Wooster roads […]

Applications now available for seventh Citizen Police Academy

  Rocky River By Sue Botos Once again residents will have the opportunity to experience police work firsthand during the seventh annual Citizen Police Academy scheduled for 14 consecutive Tuedays beginning Jan. 24, 2017, from 6:30 to 9:30 or 10 p.m. at the Rocky River Police Department. The program will conclude with a graduation ceremony […]