Recently found 1976 time capsule perplexes civic leaders

The mystery has been solved for anyone wondering whatever happened to the missing 1976 Bicentennial Time Capsule. And like any good mystery, the answer has been right under our noses the whole time – sort of. As local lore goes, residents gathered in 1976 on the City Green to commemorate the bicentennial of the United States. To mark the occasion, members of the Historical Society organized the filling of a time capsule with notable contents and materials from the time. Leaders dropped off the unsealed time capsule at one of the city’s largest employers at the time, Spectro Equipment, to ....

Jul 6, 2021

What a post-season run by the Baseball Bears

What a season! The North Royalton Varsity Baseball team had a successful 2021 campaign. With an overall record of 21-9, they were the Suburban League Champions, capturing the Division One Sectional/District Baseball Championship. They also defeated state-ranked Brecksville three times during the season. Those are accomplishments that will be talked about for years to come. The season ended in the Regional semi-final round at Louisville High School. Mayfield defeated the Bears 6-0, but that loss should not take away from thrills that the Bears provided to their fellow students, parents and fa ....

Jun 22, 2021

School Board News

The North Royalton Board of Education held their regular monthly meeting on Monday, June 14. Assistant to the School Superintendent Jim Presot gave a brief construction update, stating that the demolition section of the 1950’s section of the High School has been completed. Site work is being completed to that front part of the building and preparing the front for the parking lot. The time line for that renovation is completion by October 31, given the current projections. Renovation work at the Middle School has begun and is expected to be completed before the start of the new school year. ....

Jun 22, 2021

The North Royalton High School Class of 2021 has a dedicated Song (“I Lived” by One Republic), Colors (Purple and Gold), a Flower (the Moon Aqua Carnation), and a poignant Motto (“Some have a story. We made history.”) If the Class of 2021 had an unofficial theme, it would be Adaptability. While the Class of 2020 had the rug pulled out from under them when the pandemic upended their school year, the Class of 2021 had a rug, but it slid around without a gripper underneath to hold it firmly in place. The only thing keeping their footing steady throughout this school year was their abili ....

Jun 22, 2021

Ohio legislation introduced to ban Critical Race Theory

Two pieces of legislation have been introduced by Ohio House Representatives that could ban Critical Race Theory from curriculum of Kindergarten through Grade 12 in Ohio schools. House Bill 322 was introduced by State Representative Don Jones, of Freeport, and House Bill 327 was introduced by State Representatives Diane V. Grendell, District 76, and Sarah Fowler Arthur, District 99. House Bill 327 is entitled, “To amend sections 3301.079, 3314.03, and 3326.11 and to enact sections 3313.6027, 3313.6028, and 3313.6029 of the Revised Code regarding the teaching of certain current events and ce ....

Jun 22, 2021