Lakewood OH


Young business owners help customers feel the ‘Vibe’ of a healthy lifestyle

By Sue Botos Rocky River Childhood friends Sam Rego, Austin Snyder and James Ryan may have joked about going into business together when they met in grade school at Lakewood Catholic Academy. But it was the gift of a juice maker one Christmas that really stirred the idea for FruitVibe cold-pressed fruit and vegetable juices. [...]

Rose candidates pursue Irish heritage

If the contestants to become the next Ohio Rose of Tralee are any indication, Irish-Americans are doing a good job passing on their heritage from generation to generation.

Young skaters find their edge, medal at national competition

Westshore By Sue Botos Figure skating pair Jessica Sassano and Ethan Hall knew the competition would be tough at the 2015 Prudential U.S. Figure Skating Championships in January in Greensboro, N.C. But they didn’t let that stop them from gliding to a fourth-place, pewter-medal finish in a field of 12 teams at the juvenile pairs [...]

Local mom seeking support for ‘a playground for everyone”

By Sue Botos Rocky River Elle Butler may be only 8 months old, but she is already leaving a big impression on the city. Born with a genetic condition that paralyzed her vocal cords and left doctors scratching their heads, uncertain of how she will develop, her mother, Ann Butler, has remained positive despite the [...]