Lakewood OH

School board weighing options for full-day kindergarten funding

By Sue Botos Rocky River During a meeting of the school board’s finance committee, chairman Rick Manoloff outlined a five-year scenario where choices boiled down to sacrificing in other areas to financially support a full-day kindergarten program or eventually asking taxpayers for support. “This will be a real cost to the district,” said Manoloff. “Something […]

Sixth Citizen Police Academy to kick off in January

By Sue Botos Rocky River Once again, residents will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the duties and responsibilities of police officers. Mayor Pam Bobst, police Chief Kelly Stillman and the Rocky River Division of Police have announced the sixth annual Citizen Police Academy, beginning on Jan. 16, 2016, and running […]

Rec center manager recalls Orioles pitching career

  Rocky River By Sue Botos Although Rocky River Recreation Center manager Dave Ford has not played a professional baseball game in 30 years, he still gets requests for autographs. “I get one envelope per week asking me to sign my cards,” Ford said during a recent interview in his office, decked with memorabilia from […]

Consultant: zoning codes, North Olmsted Town Center concept need better definition

By Jeff Gallatin North Olmsted City officials and residents need to better define zoning codes as well the form they want a North Olmsted town center to take as they consider changes in municipal laws according to a consultant speaking before City Council and Municipal Planning Commission members Nov. 11. Paul LeBlanc, a planning manager […]