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‘Lucky’ Holocaust survivor shares his story with Magnificat students

By Sue Botos Rocky River Holocaust survivor Joseph Klein is often asked why he willingly relives the atrocities of his past by giving presentations to young people. “I don’t want to,” said Klein before a recent talk at Magnificat High School, “but my late rabbi at the Warrensville Center Synagogue told me over 30 years [...]

High school principal to step down at the end of the year

By Sue Botos Rocky River Rocky River High School Principal Debra Bernard has kept two framed sayings with her throughout her career in education. One states that “Rule #1” for raising children is spending half as much money and twice as much time. The other defines “priorities” as having the passion to make life better [...]

Magnificat student’s ‘Teens for Jeans’ project warms up homeless youth

By Sue Botos Rocky River Most teens probably take wearing jeans for granted. But Magnificat High School senior Mary Grace Becker looked at this wardrobe essential as a way to not only get a chance for scholarship money, but also an opportunity to help other area teenagers. “When I was researching for scholarship opportunities online [...]

Rocky River district gets plans rolling for safe biking/walking routes

By Sue Botos Rocky River School officials want to know what it will take, besides above-freezing temperatures, to get students to walk and bike to school on a regular basis. So before submitting a grant request to the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) for participation in the Safe Routes to School Program, administrators surveyed parents [...]