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Rocky River Chamber of Commerce celebrates 95 years

By Sue Botos Rocky River In 1922, the village of Rocky River was still rural with greenhouses and small farms blanketing what are now neighborhoods south of Detroit Road. The congregation of St. Christopher Church had celebrated its first Mass in May of that year, and the iconic clock tower at Avalon and Lake roads […]

Rocky River Town Hall meeting sheds light on overdose epidemic

By Sue Botos Rocky River Despite the statistics proving otherwise, experts still say the stereotype of a drug addict as a defeated individual on the fringe of society is one of the major barriers to awareness. “This is highly complex and plagued by stigma. But no community is immune regardless of gender, race or economic […]

Successful all-day kindergarten potentially opens three sections

By Sue Botos Rocky River The success of this year’s pilot all-day kindergarten program has fueled interest among families and the potential for three sections during the 2017-2018 school term. Superintendent Michael Shoaf has announced that 66 children, out of a class of 146 so far, were entered into the Feb. 14 lottery for placement […]

School board to waive waiver; sports score as fitness credit

By Sue Botos Rocky River Once again, parents, teachers and coaches filled the room for the March 8 school board committee of the whole session. Some came with prepared statements, anticipating another lengthy debate about flex credit and the proposed fitness waiver. What they got was as surprising as the power failure due to a […]