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Stillman, Gallagher return from ‘once in a lifetime’ experience at FBI Academy

By Sue Botos Rocky River/North Olmsted During last year’s government sequester, the FBI National Academy, an intensive program for U.S. and international law enforcement leaders held at bureau headquarters in Quantico, Va., closed down for the first time in its nearly 80-year history. Much to their disappointment, the class that was shut out in October [...]

Lifelong Lakewood resident to serve as grand marshal for annual parade

Lakewood Anyone coming to Lakewood City Hall on a Monday or Friday has been greeted by Jim Anderson, who has been a city employee for 63 years. In honor of his service, Anderson will be the grand marshal of Lakewood’s annual July Fourth parade, which steps off at 10 a.m. at Lake Avenue and Kenneth [...]

New athletics code of conduct seeks to help dry up underage drinking

By Sue Botos Rocky River Student-athletes should be aware that getting caught drinking may have even larger consequences on their high school sports careers than they think. During its last meeting before the July recess, the school board approved the 2014-2015 Rocky River High School parent/student handbook, and one of the amendments strengthens the athletics [...]

Numbers don’t add up when it comes to Rocky River safety statistics

By Sue Botos Rocky River City officials and residents anxiously anticipated the annual Cleveland Magazine “Rating the Suburbs” issue this month, which showcased Rocky River as the featured community in a special supplement. What they weren’t planning on was the city’s rating of 63rd out of 77 for safety. Now, Mayor Pam Bobst and police [...]