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Rocky River resident won’t let hardship break her dreams

By Sue Botos Rocky River Like any student, Rocky River resident Miro Tabanji says some subjects come easier to her than others. “I’m taking math and I’ve been studying hard, but it makes a huge difference when you have a good instructor,” said Tabanji, who is working toward her associate degree at Cuyahoga Community College. [...]

St. Demetrios to host local and national cultural celebration

By Sue Botos Westshore When immigrants from the mountainous Nafpaktia region of Sterea Hellas or central Greece ventured to the United States eager to improve their lives, they left family, friends and occupations behind. But they did not want to abandon their rich culture. This culture will be celebrated on Saturday when St. Demetrios Greek [...]

Practice makes perfect: Four Westlake High students achieved top score on ACT

Fewer than a tenth of one percent of the average 1.6 million students who take the ACT annually receive the top score. That’s roughly one in 12,000 students, according to the ACT website.

Volunteers keep band members in line and in stitches

By Sue Botos Rocky River (Note: This is the second of a two-part story that goes behind the scenes with the Rocky River Pirate marching band.) Pop into the band room around 5:15 p.m. on a football game day at Rocky River School, and one of the first people arriving will be uniform coordinator Martha [...]