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New fire chief brings experience, commitment to post

By Sue Botos Rocky River Newly named Rocky River Fire Chief, Lt. Aaron Lenart seemed destined for a career battling blazes. “I come from a long line of public service,” Lenart said during a recent interview, noting that his grandfather, father and two uncles were firefighters, and that his mother was a nurse. “My brother [...]

New ambulance to roll for fire department; chief selection announced

By Sue Botos Rocky River Fire Chief Chris Flynn may not be getting a new ladder truck as a going-away gift, but a few more items, including an ambulance, are expected to be replaced during the upcoming year. “A few things have been aging, not only the chief,” Flynn quipped during his presentation to City [...]

New device provides police with traffic information in a flash

By Sue Botos Rocky River Drivers headed east on Beachcliff Boulevard may have noticed that what appears to be an ordinary speed limit sign has been “flashing” them. A newly installed monitoring device, the first of its kind in the area, is expected to help police keep tabs on speeders and to determine the feasibility [...]

Panel presents facts, gives suggestions for fighting ID theft and fraud

By Sue Botos Westshore Rocky River police Detective Craig Witalis shakes his head when people say there is no crime in the community. “For 18 years I have heard that nothing happens in Rocky River. There is no protective bubble over the city,” the veteran officer told an audience of about 100 at the Don [...]