Lakewood OH


’83 state wrestling champ spearheading Warrior weight room project

Project Warrior Pride, an effort to revamp Fairview High School’s weight room, is being led by 1983 graduate Brad Kohler, who knows a thing or two about weight training.

Therapy dogs relieve stress of final exams

Studying for multiple final exams can be stressful for the typical high school student. But the students at Westlake High School may have found a way to reduce that stress.

Presiding judge puts Fortune 500 spin on Common Pleas Court

By Sue Botos Westshore When Judge John Russo was elected to the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court bench 12 years ago, he had a vision of how the court should be run. After he was chosen as administrative/presiding judge by his colleagues three years ago, he was able to put his plan in motion. “For […]

Lia Staaf honored with American Nationalities Movement Freedom Award

By Sue Botos Rocky River “I’m a real American girl except for my accent,” Lia Staaf proclaims. The Rocky River resident and native of Estonia adds that her accent, still prominent after 60-plus years of living in the United States, provides a link to her past. A librarian for the Lakewood school district for 30 […]