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Former pro hockey player shares expertise, love of the game through Ohio Hockey Project

      Westshore by Sue Botos   The life of a pro athlete, especially at the minor league level isn’t easy. But for former hockey player Russ Sinkewich, the decision to retire at the beginning of the season was still difficult. “I loved it. I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” Sinkewich said in a [...]

New drone is the latest buzz among Magnificat science students

By Sue Botos Rocky River Look! Up in the air! It’s a bird, it’s a plane! It’s Magnificat High School’s latest teaching tool – a camera-equipped drone. “Drone up, heads down,” honors physics teacher Carolyn Wanzer advised her class. “There’s no telling what it’s going to do.” Wanzer piloted the circular drone, powered by four [...]

‘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 [...]