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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 […]

New friendships among benefits for Ohio Rose participants

The Ohio Rose of Tralee selection ceremony returns to Westlake Saturday evening after taking place the past two years at the West Side Irish American Club in Olmsted Falls. The selection program will be one of the first major events to take place in Crocker Park’s new Market Square pavilion.