Three items voters won’t see on the May 3 ballot

When North Royalton voters go to vote on the May 3 primary election, the positions of Ohio House, Ohio Senate and State Central Committee will not be included.  That is because the voting districts for those positions have not yet been determined, as the maps have yet to be approved that the Ohio Supreme Court will accept. The redistricting process, which takes place after each census, has been affected by anti-gerrymandering rules that were approved in 2015, plus lawsuits that have been filed against the maps that were previously drawn. A federal three-judge panel was scheduled for March ....

Apr 8, 2022

Residents advised to take measures against car break-ins

The North Royalton Police Department recently reported a high number of vehicle break-ins in the southwestern part of the City.  According to North Royalton Police Department Chief Keith Tarase, most of the break-ins took place in developments in that area and all of the vehicles were unlocked.  Items that were taken were primarily purses and money. Tarase notes that although there is no one fool-proof way to protect against being robbed, he stressed that “the more difficult you make it for them to steal your belongings, the less likely they are to break in.”  They only go for the ea ....

Apr 8, 2022

School Board News

The March meeting of the North Royalton Board of Education took place on Monday, March 14. North Royalton Middle School Principal, Jeff Cicerchi, gave a presentation on the eighteen characteristics of middle level education. A Broadview Heights resident addressed the Board regarding the upcoming strategic process. The Board approved all-day kindergarten fees for the 2022-23 school year at $2,100, which is unchanged from the previous year. The Board approved the following account: 4990-9022 School Bus Purchase Program. It then approved the following 2021-2022 appropriation adjustments: 499 ....

Mar 22, 2022

Georgette’s Closet helps immigrant families

She’s been interviewed by television stations, both in Cleveland and in Columbus. Darlene Davis thinks globally and acts locally. Darlene and her husband, Mark, are 40-year residents of North Royalton; she has a long history of volunteering. She has been a Registered Nurse for 44 years and continues to work a few times a month at the Cleveland Clinic. She is a member of North Royalton Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and is in the Ohio Medical Reserve Corps. She stays connected with her daughters and their families, she is an avid gardener, she feeds the blue birds and wild turkeys i ....

Mar 22, 2022

City Council introduced legislation at its March 15 meeting for a 24-month of license plate reading cameras that will surveil fifteen areas, down from the original 26, at cost of about $41,250 for the first year, then $37,500 per year. If the City is not satisfied with the system, it can elect to terminate the agreement, at additional cost of $500 per camera, according to the agreement. The Cloud-based Flock Safety system takes and stores two photos of each vehicle that passes under its camera, one of the back of the vehicle for vehicle recognition and the other of the license plate. The pict ....

Mar 22, 2022