Lakewood OH

Schools expected to place two-part levy on May 2017 ballot

By Sue Botos Rocky River The school board has unofficially agreed to place a 4.4-mill operating levy and a 0.5-mill permanent improvement measure on the May 2017 primary ballot. During informal discussion at the board’s November finance committee session, members were unified in stating the 4.9-mill total, plus other money-saving measures and “safety valves,” would […]

Dover Players trying to extend run at Old Town Hall

By Jeff Gallatin North Olmsted City officials are mulling whether or not the Dover Players community theater group has made its curtain call at North Olmsted’s Old Town Hall, where the unpaid troupe has performed since 1988. Jeff Campbell, a writer and participant in the Dover Players group, spoke to City Council during the public […]

Residents praise local officers for peaceful end to standoff with Lorain man

By Sue Botos Rocky River In a time when relations between police officers and the people they serve have become strained, there are some Rocky River residents who want to shine a positive spotlight on local law enforcement. During City Council’s Nov. 14 session, Mayor Pam Bobst remarked she and other city officials have received […]

Documentary examines kids’ overuse of smartphones, video games

“Screenagers: Growing Up In the Digital Age” was made by Delaney Ruston, a Seattle-area physician, filmmaker and mother who worried about the impact excessive screen time was having on her two children. Her 14-year-old son wanted to play more and more video games, and her 12-year-old daughter seemed to be on social media constantly. After speaking with other parents, she realized that they, too, were concerned about children’s screen time but unsure about how to impose limits.