Long-awaited Children’s Garden draws nature, admirers

For several years, patrons visiting the children’s section of North Royalton Branch Library have stared out at a large mulch bed just outside the space’s floor-to-ceiling windows. And for just as long, library employees have wanted to beautify that outdoor space, giving the branch’s youngest patrons something else to look at besides books, toys and motorists driving past on Wallings Road. Thanks to funding from the Friends of the North Royalton Library and the work of the North Royalton Garden Club, visitors to the library’s children section can finally see something besides the dry, ....

Jul 21, 2020

Ward 3 Councilman, Dan Langshaw, resigns after Council vote to bring charges

Ward 3 Councilman, Dan Langshaw, has resigned from the North Royalton City Council. On July 4, Langshaw posted his letter of resignation to North Royalton Mayor and Council President on social media. This comes after Council voted 6-0 to bring charges against him, after a recording of a questionable phone call to a city employee was released to the public regarding the recent jail closing issue. His resignation letter states that upon the June 30 special council meeting, “ the conduct of the President of Council denying the residents for or against me to even be heard, and none of you membe ....

Jul 9, 2020

Police body cams soon to be operational

The North Royalton Police Department will soon be fully functioning with the assistance of body cameras and dash cams. North Royalton Police Chief Ken Bilinovich said that the cams are expected to be up and running by the middle of July. Training for the new cameras began in early July, after the new standard operating procedures were completed by the Lieutenant in charge, according to Bilinovich. He said that the officers will have the cams turned on from roll call until the time they come back. “There will be no time when it will be shut off, except for certain situations, such as going i ....

Jul 7, 2020

Requests for assistance – and ways to find help – increase locally

It has been four months since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic and in that time requests for local emergency food assistance continue to trend upwards. Terry Close, Mission and Ministry Coordinator at Royal Redeemer Lutheran Church, which houses the North Royalton Food Bank, said requests for help have jumped along with the number of people living together and cohabitating under one roof and asking for assistance. “It may be that adult children are moving back in with their parents or that two families are coming together to live in one household. We’re no ....

Jul 7, 2020

State legislation amendment helps School District’s bottom line

North Royalton School officials have just closed the books on the 2020 fiscal year financials. At the time of this writing, they expect that they will have ended on a positive note, partially as a result of an amendment to an Ohio bill that would reduce district funding. “Thanks to House Bill 164, the North Royalton Schools will see their reduction of funds decrease from $1.1 million to approximately $642,500,” confirmed North Royalton City Schools Superintendent Greg Gurka. The bill was introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives on March 25, 2019 and in the Ohio Senate on November 1 ....

Jul 7, 2020