Lakewood OH


Volunteers keep band members in line and in stitches

By Sue Botos Rocky River (Note: This is the second of a two-part story that goes behind the scenes with the Rocky River Pirate marching band.) Pop into the band room around 5:15 p.m. on a football game day at Rocky River School, and one of the first people arriving will be uniform coordinator Martha [...]

Seniors urged to ‘scam scammers,’ report fraud

Rocky River By Sue Botos Technology has made access to personal information easy for criminals running scams, and older people are especially vulnerable. But there are ways to fight back, and not be taken in by an offer too good to be true. Bob Davis, of state Attorney General Mike DeWine’s office, told an audience [...]

One World Shop pays it forward as it gives back

By Sue Botos Rocky River Sales associate Holly Gigante is a whirlwind as she gives a visitor a tour of the One World Shop. She points out jewelry made of pop cans and picture frames and “dancing dragons” fashioned from bicycle chains. “Our mission is to provide goods made by fair trade workers so they [...]

Rocky River band marches to the beat of success

By Sue Botos Rocky River (Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part story about the Rocky River High School marching band.) Rocky River High School band director Kirk Taylor is a man in motion, especially during marching band season. He starts when he arrives at the school, usually before 7 a.m., with his [...]