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Safety program keeps young football players ahead of the game

By Sue Botos Rocky River A casual observer watching the Rocky River seventh- and eighth-grade football players practice may be a bit unfamiliar with some of the instructions being shouted out by coaches. “Feet! Squeeze! Hands!” called out assistant coach Mike Hrusch to a line of players, at a recent session, as they bent their [...]

Former NFL player trades in his cleats for firefighting gear; is inducted into Kent Hall of Fame

By Sue Botos Rocky River Rocky River firefighter Bob Hallen may now be battling fires rather than NFL defensive linemen, but teamwork is still the key component. “There are similarities. Football is a team sport where you count on the other guys. The fire service also works as a team, where you have to work [...]

‘Collision Low Crossers’ unscrambles some mystery behind football’s X’s and O’s

By Sue Botos Rocky River Taking the podium at the Rocky River Public Library, Nicholas Dawidoff seemed more like a philosophy professor addressing his class than the author of a book about football. “I’m not a football person. It’s not my job or business. I’m not a sports writer, so I have no obligations,” the [...]

Luncheon to celebrate 100th anniversary of suffragist march

On Oct. 3, 1914, Josephine Saxer Irwin, who later would become the first female on Fairview Park City Council, helped lead a parade of 7,000 women suffragists down Cleveland’s Euclid Avenue. Gloria Cipri-Kemer, owner of the Emerald Necklace Inn, has organized a luncheon for Oct. 3 at Fairview Park’s Gemini Center to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the march and Irwin’s life.

 

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