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Rocky River native Ken Woodward explores religion from nuns to ‘nones’

By Sue Botos Rocky River Growing up in Rocky River during the late 1940s and 1950s is one of the biographical threads noted journalist and author Kenneth Woodward weaves through his book “Getting Religion: Faith, Culture and Politics from the Age of Eisenhower to the Era of Obama.” “I think of the book as a […]

Fitness waiver back in play for school board

By Sue Botos Rocky River After batting around the idea of waiving physical education requirements for several years, the board of education sided with phys-ed teachers last year, who felt participation in school sports, cheerleading and marching band can’t replace the benefits of their classes. However, the idea was put in play again during the […]

Indoor track and field given green light by school board

By Sue Botos Rocky River Elite track and field athletes can now represent Rocky River High School at winter meets after the school board approved a proposal for indoor track and field. During its Feb. 8 committee of the whole session, the board heard from high school Principal Rob Winton and Athletic Director Mark Wagner […]

Homeboy Industries gives former gang members hope for the future

By Sue Botos Rocky River With his white beard and jovial manner, Fr. Greg Boyle resembles Santa Claus. The similarity is even stronger when former gang members talk about the gift the Jesuit priest and his organization Homeboy Industries have given them: respect and opportunity. Boyle, along with two participants, or “Homies” from his Los […]