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Former NFL player trades in his cleats for firefighting gear; is inducted into Kent Hall of Fame

By Sue Botos Rocky River Rocky River firefighter Bob Hallen may now be battling fires rather than NFL defensive linemen, but teamwork is still the key component. “There are similarities. Football is a team sport where you count on the other guys. The fire service also works as a team, where you have to work [...]

‘Collision Low Crossers’ unscrambles some mystery behind football’s X’s and O’s

By Sue Botos Rocky River Taking the podium at the Rocky River Public Library, Nicholas Dawidoff seemed more like a philosophy professor addressing his class than the author of a book about football. “I’m not a football person. It’s not my job or business. I’m not a sports writer, so I have no obligations,” the [...]

For Rocky River indoor rowers, life is just a virtual stream

By Sue Botos Rocky River The Rocky River Recreation Center rowing club appears to be a hardy bunch. Despite the harsh winter, the group managed to rack up millions of meters since its beginning in February. But the 30-plus members aren’t concerned about wind and waves, plying the “virtual” waters with the center’s indoor rowing [...]

As quick as a blink, Winking Lizard turns tail on Rocky River

By Sue Botos Rocky River Diners in the mood for some Lizard Lips or a Big Ed Burger were in for a surprise if they pulled into the parking lot of the Rocky River Winking Lizard Tavern on Sept. 15. A sign on the door stated that the restaurant was “moving” and that the last [...]