A vital name in North Royalton sports you may not know

Maggie Flanagan has a very important role with all the athletic teams that wear the North Royalton High School uniform. You probably don’t recognize her name. She’s not a coach. But, her role is far more importan. Maggie is the athletic trainer for North Royalton High School. This is her fourth year on the job for North Royalton, but she has over 25 years of experience in helping athletes deal with their injuries and she helps them to get back in the game. It’s a big job.

Just consider how many teams and different sports Maggie has to take care of. “We’ll start with three ....

Oct 15, 2015

Cost of dying goes up

The North Royalton City Council is looking to increase the fees for the North Royalton Cemetery, after discussion took place at the Council’s Finance Committee meeting. Larry Antoskiewicz, Council President and Chairman of the Finance Committee, said that discussion to raise the rates took place in an effort to ensure that the cemetery would continue to be maintained in a respectable manner without having to be subsidized by the city’s general fund. Antoskiewicz said that the city had taken the fees collected and made separate line items needed to that end, but didn’t address the cost ....

Oct 15, 2015

How will you celebrate the Fourth of July?

The Fourth of July is truly an American Holiday. In 2015, the United States is celebrating its 239th birthday. Independence Day is usually associated with fireworks, parades, backyard barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions, political speeches and ceremonies.

Some in North Royalton will start their Fourth of July by attending a church service. Others will prepare for that barbecue or picnic with family or friends. Those gatherings usually turn into all day and all night affairs. And with the Fourth of July on a Saturday this year, expect that ....

Oct 15, 2015

Garden sheds were target of recent crime spree

In mid-April someone was harvesting items out of a slew of garden sheds across town. On April 16 and 19, the garden sheds of eight different locations were broken into and mainly landscaping equipment was stolen. The list of locations is as follows: April 16: Boston Road, leaf blower Boston Road, weed whacker, lawn edger and leaf blower Boston Road, hand tools and leaf blower April 19: Royalwood Road, weed whacker and bike Lodge Drive, lawn mower Lodge Drive, lawn mower, snow blower, weed whacker, edger, grill Lodge Drive, snow blower Royalwood Road, lawnmower and weed whacker Al ....

Oct 15, 2015

Preparedness is key for CERT

With Spring upon us, the weather can turn from a lovely day to a treacherous day within a short amount of time. As with many potential disasters, preparation is key in overcoming the effects, or even surviving. The North Royalton CERT is no stranger to preparation, as the stronghold of the organization is to be prepared to assist with an emergency situation. The CERT members continued in their quest for ongoing preparedness with a training and equipment check exercise on Saturday morning, April 18. “This exercise/training/inspection is timed annually to prepare the NR CERT for the upcomin ....

Oct 15, 2015