Lakewood OH


Public shaming topic of author’s talk

“I’m talking specifically about the disproportionate punishment of people who really didn’t do very much wrong – this weird surveillance society that we’ve created for ourselves since the advent of social media,” Welsh writer and documentary filmmaker Jon Ronson said in a 2015 interview with NPR.

City memorials offer history and a chance to reflect

Rocky River By Sue Botos When addressing the gathering to commemorate the Blue Star Memorial near the city’s landmark clock tower, Mayor Bobst noted it had been a popular spot during the summer. “Many people may think of this as a Pokémon stop,” she said, referring to the popular video game, but this is an […]

Blue Star Memorial latest addition to clock tower ‘time capsule’

Rocky River By Sue Botos The iconic Rocky River Clock Tower at the intersection of Avalon Drive and Lake Road is a time capsule of city history. Designed in 1912 in a Tudor style reflecting nearby street names, it was badly damaged by a windstorm in 1956. Thanks to the support of a fundraising committee, […]

Orange barrels offer sweet inspiration for Rocky River baker

By Sue Botos Rocky River Everyone has heard the old adage “When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” But when life gave Scott Totten, owner of Great Scott’s Bakery, orange traffic barrels, he made cupcakes. With a humorous nod to the water line replacement work that has turned Wooster Road into a northbound-only obstacle course, […]