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‘Lucky’ Holocaust survivor shares his story with Magnificat students

By Sue Botos Rocky River Holocaust survivor Joseph Klein is often asked why he willingly relives the atrocities of his past by giving presentations to young people. “I don’t want to,” said Klein before a recent talk at Magnificat High School, “but my late rabbi at the Warrensville Center Synagogue told me over 30 years [...]

Magnificat student’s ‘Teens for Jeans’ project warms up homeless youth

By Sue Botos Rocky River Most teens probably take wearing jeans for granted. But Magnificat High School senior Mary Grace Becker looked at this wardrobe essential as a way to not only get a chance for scholarship money, but also an opportunity to help other area teenagers. “When I was researching for scholarship opportunities online [...]

Robby’s Voice seeks to ‘break the silence’ surrounding addiction

Rocky River By Sue Botos Rob Brandt showed a collage of smiling young faces to a group of parents gathered last week in the auditorium of Rocky River High School. One prominent photo on the slide was the graduation picture of his son Robby. “Every one of these kids could be walking the halls of [...]

Autobiography details life from WWII Europe to Westlake

Nine-year-old Charlotte spoke no German, only Polish, when Germany invaded Poland on Sept. 1, 1939. In the months leading up to that historic date, some of her Polish friends began treating her and her family differently, she recalled. Some boys called her “You Hitler.”