Enjoy all things that say Love this Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day, readers! February 14 is a day to show our spouses, children, and the other special people in our lives just how much we love and appreciate them. And because Valentine’s Day falls on a Sunday this year, that pesky little thing called “work” will be on the back-burner for many of us. If you’re looking for some fun ways to spread some Valentine’s Day cheer around your house this weekend, read on for a few ideas: Ways to make Valentine’s Day special for your spouse: • Wake up early to prepare a nice breakfast for your husband or wife to enjoy or do break ....

Feb 9, 2021

School District provides Strategic Plan update

Pat Farrell, North Royalton School District’s Director of Personnel, updated the Board on the District’s Strategic Plan progress at the January 7 Board of Education work session. He gave a presentation that highlighted the key areas of the plan that will direct the initiatives of the district throughout the next five years. The plan starts at a core belief, stating that, “we believe in a culture that promotes respect and integrity; in collaboration among schools, communities and families; communication is essential.” In a balance between interpersonal relationships and technology; ....

Feb 9, 2021

Council approves all but one union contract for 2021

At the February 2 City Council meeting, the North Royalton City Council approved all of the City’s union contracts for 2021, except for the Firefighter’s Union. All of the City’s union contracts expired on December 31, 2020. In addition, Council also approved ordinances following suit, for the following: Police and Fire Chiefs, Police Captain, Assistant Fire Chief, Police Lieutenant and any non-union full time city employee. At the time of this writing, the City is still in the process of negotiating with the Firefighter’s Union. The unions represented in the city include the Frate ....

Feb 9, 2021

Residents invited to Memorial Park Open House

The City of North Royalton is inviting residents to view boards that show potential improvements to Memorial Park. The Open House will take place on Monday, February 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. in City Hall’s Community Room. COVID restrictions will be in place. City administrators are looking for the opinions of residents regarding the proposed options. The North Royalton Recreation Board recently received a Summary of Preliminary Improvement Options for the upgrading of Memorial Park by Cleveland-based Behnke Landscape Architecture.  The price tag for what is initially proposed is between ....

Feb 9, 2021

COVID may potentially change your local taxes

Before submitting the 2020 tax year returns for local taxes, there are important changes that may possibly affect those residents who work outside the city. The Regional Income Tax Agency (RITA) recently announced changes, which relate to COVID-19. The change involves those North Royalton residents who work outside the city. Last year, when COVID-19 began, many employees started working from home. Those employees may be able to request a refund on the taxes withheld from the city where their employer is located. This scenario is the result of a pending lawsuit, filed by the Buckeye Insti ....

Feb 9, 2021