Marking 60 years of framing treasured moments

Though “Artist” may not be in Frank Gentile’s official job title, it may as well be. The longtime owner of The Frame Shop, celebrating 60 years of business, does more than simply fasten a new frame around a loose picture. Gentile immortalizes memories, moments, history, hobbies and personalities. With trusty antique tools, a drafting table and a keen eye, the Italian immigrant patiently brings the intangible to life. Tucked into a cozy space at 8739 Ridge Road, Gentile’s shop is akin to opening the wardrobe door with Lucy and readers of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” or st ....

Jul 23, 2019

Summer storm and torrential rains cause flooding

The heavens really opened up and rain came down in torrents the afternoon of Friday, July 5. The mircroburst came down so fast that it resulted in pockets of flooding throughout North Royalton, Parma, Parma Heights and Brooklyn. “The National Weather Service, meanwhile, found spikes in the rainfall rates of about 5.5 inches per hour in parts of southern Parma and northern North Royalton,” according to city officials. The National Weather Service Cleveland tweeted “Radar estimates near North Royalton were between 2.0 and 2.5 inches w/ 2.0 to 3.5 inches as you neared Parma. We had a s ....

Jul 23, 2019

Stuff the Bus event kicks off community school supply drive

teen Robert Pafford is organizing a “Stuff the Bus” event in support of the inaugural “Supplying Success” community school supply drive that kicked off July 12 and continues through Aug. 2. Set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 27 outside the North Royalton Discount Drug Mart, the “Stuff the Bus” event aims to “stuff” a parked school bus with school supply donations. Supply needs range from the basics like pencils, crayons, markers, pens, folders and colored pencils to the “most needed supplies” including index cards, three-subject notebooks, headphones/earbuds, three-ring binders ....

Jul 23, 2019

School Board News

The July meeting of the North Royalton Board of Education took place on Monday, July 8. The Board approved the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan grants for 2019-20 as listed. • Title I-A Improving Basic Programs $351,410.46 • Title II-A Improving Teacher Quality $93,395.25 • Title III LEP $ 19,829.36 • Title IV-A Student Support and Academic Enrichment $ 24,760.55 • IDEA-B Special Education $890,841.73 • IDE Early Childhood Special Education $ 21,653.69 The Board approved the following transfers: from 001-General Fund to 950 Athletics, $55,000 (Yearly initial fun ....

Jul 23, 2019

More road work added to summer schedule

The City of North Royalton was able to add another road project to the list of 2019 Road Projects this year. Due to the fact that the other projects came in under estimates and the income tax receipts were higher than anticipated, another road project was added, according to Mayor Bob Stefanik. Earlier this year, Council passed several ordinances that accepted bids from JD Striping and Services, Incorporated for paint striping/auxiliary traffic marking; Florio & Son Cement, Incorporated for concrete repairs and Crossroads Asphalt Recycling for equipment and general pavement services. On A ....

Jul 23, 2019