Hundreds use Servant Saturday to help and give back to community

Area resident Jack N. was grateful to see three carloads of volunteers from Royal Redeemer Church show up at his front door on Saturday, May 7. The volunteers were there as part of “Servant Saturday.” They and 325 church members were out in the community to help Jack and other families and non-profits with projects that they couldn’t get done themselves. Jack had just gotten home from the hospital, and he needed their help in getting his yard back in tip-top shape. “It means a lot to me that they came. I just can’t do a lot of this anymore,” said Jack. “They helped me in gettin ....

May 19, 2016

Residents may receive credit for using rain barrels

Now that all of North Royalton will be billed for the Northeast Regional Storm water Program, some residents may be looking to get a credit on their bill through the use of rain barrels. According to the Cuyahoga Solid and Water Conservation District (SWCD), a rain barrel, “is a form of storm water management that collects rainwater by diverting some of the water from your down spout into the barrel. The collected water can be used for various purposes, such as watering gardens/lawns or washing cars. Up to 40% of summer water use is for irrigation, so the use of rain barrels is an important ....

May 19, 2016

Council introduces deer hunting legislation

Two ordinances pertaining to the hunting of white tailed deer by bow hunting in North Royalton were introduced at the May 3 City Council meeting. This follows the passage of the measure at the March 15 Primary, where six communities all passed the measure. Broadview Heights, Parma, Parma Heights, Seven Hills and Strongsville joined North Royalton, in an effort to address the deer population problem on a more regional level. In North Royalton, 6,395 voters voted for the measure and 2,968 voted against the measure. North Royalton officials met on several occasions with the other five community ....

May 19, 2016

Bus drivers named School Bus Road-e-o state champs

On April 23, ten North Royalton bus drivers participated in the Ohio Department of Education North Region School Bus Road-e-o at Solon High School. The competition included a 100 question written exam and a Road-e-o course to test the 133 driver’s skills. After the nine hours of competition, the North Royalton team of ten drivers and ten judges/helpers tied with Wadsworth for first place for the best decorated area/team spirit. The North Royalton team had a total of four drivers in the top 25. Drivers Anne Marie Scharfenort, Karin Wolford, Jerry Niemira and Bruce Abbott finished in a tie for ....

May 19, 2016

Royalton Recorder marks 75 years of documenting life in North Royalton (Years 1983-1985)

1983 - The North Royalton City Schools offered enrichment classes on Saturdays for any student in grades three to seven. The classes were held at either the high school or Cuyahoga Valley Joint Vocational School on Brecksville Road. The classes included introductions to Spanish or French, Beginning typing (word processing), Commercial Art, and Theater. A cooking class for aspiring chefs was also included. They were offered at a great price of just $12.00 plus any fees if needed. Classes were offered three times during the school year and ran for ten weeks. The newly establish ....

May 4, 2016