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Intervention, drug court steer addicts to sobriety according to panel

Rocky River By Sue Botos The adage “an addict must want to be cured” is a myth, according to chemical dependency counselor Russ Goodwin. While the desire for support eventually must be internalized, step one, he said, is often external. “Addicts get help because someone is kicking them in the butt,” Goodwin told an audience […]

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ comes to Fairview High stage

Fairview High School Stagecrafters’ production of “It’s a Wonderful Life” takes place this weekend – 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday – at the Frank W. Barr Auditorium at Fairview High School, 4507 West 213 Street. Tickets are $5.

P-O-W-E-R helps calm life’s rough seas, says Coast Guard admiral

By Sue Botos Westshore Coast Guard Rear Admiral June Ryan has a philosophy that has helped her make some tough decisions throughout her career. Ryan, senior commander for the five Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway, recently shared her empowering, interactive message with over 725 students at Saint Joseph Academy’s 10th annual Women’s Leadership […]

Documentary examines kids’ overuse of smartphones, video games

“Screenagers: Growing Up In the Digital Age” was made by Delaney Ruston, a Seattle-area physician, filmmaker and mother who worried about the impact excessive screen time was having on her two children. Her 14-year-old son wanted to play more and more video games, and her 12-year-old daughter seemed to be on social media constantly. After speaking with other parents, she realized that they, too, were concerned about children’s screen time but unsure about how to impose limits.