Sunday Sep 14
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State report cards surprise some school officials, state...
The state released annual report cards, and some of the grades were surprising to district officials. Check out more news items from this week below.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Bicentennial corn roast at the Historic Bramley House: Ink on Independence
Sign noting the Historic Bramley House in Independence, with the corn roast tents in the rear. Not being a native of Ohio, I have learned to embrace Ohio's love of corn, which not only acts as a conduit for cookouts, but adds to our state's contribution to the nation's overall gross national product.
Applications for US unemployment rise to 315K
In this June 12, 2014 photo, Laura MacDonald, 25, interviews for an administrative sales position at the Cleveland Career Fair in Independence, Ohio. The U.S. Labor Department reports on the number of people who applied for unemployment benefits last week.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Naked man found asleep in for-sale Independence home: Pick of the police blotter
A naked man was found sleeping inside an unoccupied Independence home that was for sale, according to a police report. Maxwell S. Agnew, 33, of Cleveland, is charged with burglary in the Sept.
Seven Hills and Independence plan the future of Rockside Road
Officials from both cities, which share the business district, will meet in a community planning workshop at 7 p.m. Sept. 16 at the Holiday Inn on Rockside Road.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Man arrested for disorderly conduct outside home: Seven Hills Police Blotter
Disorderly Conduct/Resisting Arrest, Rangeview Drive: A Seven Hills man, 28, was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting arrest outside his home Aug. 30. He was sitting in a car, yelling and shouting obscenities at his mother and sister who were inside the house. Possession of Marijuana, Chestnut Road: An Independence man, 19, was cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia after he was stopped for speeding Sept.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Polar Express will chug through Brecksville this holiday season
The Polar Express is returning for another holiday season to Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railroad - and it's asking for help. The railroad needs volunteer elves to read to and serve children on the train, which will depart from Independence and Akron.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Aquatics programs, bocce, a free movie and more: Independence morning
For Independence residents looking for things to do this week there's bingo, bocce and a free movie.
Mon Sep 01, 2014
Zonta now meets in Independence: Ink on Independence
The Zonta Club of Cleveland is a group of successful women who meet, plan, organize fund raisers and other awareness methods to help improve the lives of women worldwide.
Thu Aug 28, 2014
The question of changing term limits for Independence mayors is now in the hands of voters
Council members asked a Columbus-based attorney for an expert opinion before taking a vote at the Tuesday special council meeting.
Learn to cook easy meals for your family, free blood pressure check and more: Independence morning news
In Independence this weekend residents can learn how to make easy meals for the week, and get their blood pressure checked for free.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
The Plain Dealer
NEO's Best Pizza: Standouts, honorable mentions, special pies & more
When you're eating pizza at restaurants that thousands of voters have declared among the best in town, you're sure to bite into some very good pies.
Independence funeral fracas leads to police response
Officers were called to an Independence funeral home for an argument involving an unwanted guest who claimed she was pushed and punched in the arm.
Tue Aug 26, 2014
Trips to Galaxy Restaurant and Port Clinton, bingo, a free movie and more: Independence morning news
This week in Independence residents can depart on trips to Galaxy Restaurant and the Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery and to Port Clinton.
"Living Loud: Can You Hear It?" Inspirational Presentation Coming to Independence High School Sept. 4
His message is inspiring and reaches teens in a way only a teen can...but he certainly has an impact on adults as well.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Donations pay for Independence High School stadium turf: Fields of green
Independence schools couldn't afford stadium upgrades, and officials didn't want to go begging to taxpayers, who had paid for a new high school in 2004.
Residents encouraged to get involved in emergency response program: Seven Hills Sightings
Seven Hills residents are encouraged to be a part of their local Community Emergency Response Team, or "CERT" - a program structured to provide support to the community in case of a disaster or emergency.
Sun Aug 24, 2014
The Plain Dealer
ALS Ice Bucket Challenge hits Parma City Hall, Parma Police over...
In Parma this week city officials dumped ice cold water on their heads for charity and police said they were over budget for over time.