Lakewood OH


The truth is out there: UFO investigator shines a light on ‘close encounters’

By Sue Botos Rocky River For being the chief field investigator for Ohio MUFON (Mutual UFO Network), Thomas Wertman seems pretty down to earth. In fact, Wertman, also co-director of the Cleveland Ufology Project, says that most of those mysterious “unidentified flying objects” and other phenomena have a perfectly valid explanation. But then there are [...]

After over 50 years, high school smokestack caper comes to light

By Sue Botos Rocky River Beside the picture of each senior in the 1963 edition of the Riverlet, Rocky River High School’s yearbook, is a brief description of that person’s interests and activities. Typical of the period, many of the girls’ profiles mentioned social clubs, while the boys were big on cars, especially Chevys. Roger [...]

Pickleball is becoming the ‘real dill’ in the Westshore

By Sue Botos Rocky River What exactly is pickleball? As a group of 10 people gathered at the Rocky River Recreation Center gym recently found out, it has nothing to do with the childhood game of Pickle in the Middle or a round kosher dill. What they found was a rapidly growing sport that is [...]

Rocky River Bright Spot garden rooted in family tradition

By Sue Botos Rocky River Driving along Lake Road in Rocky River, it’s hard to miss Thomas Savoca’s front yard. A virtual kaleidoscope of colors spills from large urns, flowing into a border of more flowers circling a manicured lawn. This was the vision that earned Savoca a place on this year’s list of Bright [...]