Man sentenced to death for murder of mother and two daughters

On Friday, December 28, George Brinkman Jr. was sentenced to death by a panel of three Cuyahoga County Judges for the murder of a North Royalton mother and her two daughters. The panel consisted of Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judges Peter J. Corrigan, Michael Shaughnessy and Timothy McCormick. The three judges formally handed down the three separate death sentences. “On June 12, 2017, trust and familiarity turned into treachery, torture and unspeakable violence,” said Assistant Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Saleh Awadallah. Brinkman originally pleaded not guilty to the crime ....

Jan 9, 2019

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Jan 3, 2019

Tazza Glass creates that one-of-kind holiday gift

Tazza Glass offers unique gifts that are born of fire and passion. Artist and owner Mike Grau, a ’95 graduate of NRHS, learned the glass blowing trade at Bowling Green State University. Mike explains, “I have been blowing glass for 18 years and had my business in Medina for 12 years. I make lots of Christmas, decorative, and gift items as well as functional vases, bowls, and tumblers.” Mike offers something that is extremely rare nowadays, “Everything is all handmade by myself, in North Royalton. Visitors can watch me work and ask questions about any part of the process.” When you ....

Dec 18, 2018

Local family shares 60 years of Christmas tradition

When their daughter, Connie, entered first grade, Ron and Laurie Andexler decided to take her and her two younger siblings downtown Cleveland to celebrate the Christmas season. The trip began with a bus ride from their home to the Rapid Transit station at Shaker Square. This took them to the station located under the Higbee Department store. They entered Higbee’s and proceeded to the Silver Grille restaurant, where the children were thrilled to have their meals delivered in a Hobo sack. Following the meal, the family strolled through the store, admiring the beautiful decorations. The childre ....

Dec 18, 2018

Front yard parking is now banned

Council adopted legislation that would ban front yard parking, citywide. The measure was unanimously adopted at the December 4 City Council meeting. The issues of front lawn parking and the paving of driveways and accessory driveways have been discussed since mid-July, where it was first introduced in the City Council Building and Building Codes Committee. Mayor Bob Stefanik initiated the discussion, proposing a front yard parking ban. Stefanik said that the ban was sought to target toward habitual abusers. When enacted, the ban will not impact those who park their vehicles in their yards te ....

Dec 18, 2018