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Looking for a "Becky Runyon" Class of 68

September 11, 2016 by Joe Geiss (Register to contact)

Does anyone have any information on Becky? Thanks


October 20, 2015 by Wayne Fiening (Register to contact)

have obtained year book from Josie-mike zayak

looking for someone

October 7, 2015 by Wayne Fiening (Register to contact)

does anybody know the whereabouts of angie kretschmer class of 1977?


October 7, 2015 by Wayne Fiening (Register to contact)

looking for a 1973 yearbook from pleasant valley junior high will pay $50.00 for book.

Great News

August 20, 2014 by David La Rocco (Register to contact)

Some of you thought I would never amount to anything in life. And I understand for feeling.
But his is a flash for some. As of Aug. 20th 2013 I have been accepted in the Doctorial program of Education at the University of Phoenix. I have alway wanted to be called Doc. LaRock.
P.S...I am sorry for my sarcastic statement at the beginning of this News Flash...HONEST.

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Valley Forge High School boasts 'unique' Class of 2019

Valley Forge High School Principal Janine Andrzejewski said the Class of 2019 will be remembered as an exceptional group of students.

Valley Forge High School celebrates 2019 prom at Michaud's Catering & Event Center in Strongsville (photos)

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio -- Kathy Korfant, a teacher at Valley Forge High School in Parma Heights, has supervised the school's prom for five straight years. For her ...

Parma Heights resident teaching free yoga in the park at Greenbrier Commons

After practicing and teaching yoga for more than a decade around Northeast Ohio, Parma Heights resident Jill Pawloski decided the time was right to spread the ...

Valley Forge High School Spanish teacher finds success using modern approach

The notion of 21st century learning started in the late '90s for Valley Forge High School Spanish teacher Sandra Fink, who early on found success using the ...

Valley Forge High School to dedicate Vietnam Veterans Memorial on May 10

After nearly two years of fundraising and planning, the Valley Forge High School History Club is set to unveil its Vietnam Veterans Memorial at a special ...

Valley Forge High School intervention specialist releases second limb-difference book

A decade ago Libbi Chilia published her debut book, "Imagine... Amazing Me!," which included photos of children from around the United States and Canada ...

Valley Forge High School students work for memorial to alumni killed during Vietnam war

A group of Valley Forge High School students and faculty members have worked for more than a year on a project to fund and design a school memorial to 15 ...

Parma Symphony Orchestra schedules winter concert at Valley Forge High School

The Parma Symphony Orchestra returns to Parma Heights for its next concert scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday at the Valley Forge High School auditorium.

Valley Forge High School Junior Cheer Clinic set for Jan. 17

Equal part fundraiser and spirit booster for the community, the annual Valley Forge High School Junior Cheer Clinic returns Jan. 17 at the Independence ...

Parma Symphony Orchestra's Holiday Concert scheduled for Dec. 2 at Valley Forge High School

Parma Symphony Orchestra's 50th anniversary celebration continues with its Holiday Concert taking place at 3 p.m. Sunday at the Valley Forge High School ...

Valley Forge High School's Class of 2018 will be remembered for kindness

Valley Forge High School Principal Janine Andrzejewski said she'll remember the Class of 2018 for being very conscientious and kind.

Tri-C Western Campus celebrates 75th anniversary of D-Day landing with June 5 program

Tri-C marks the 75th anniversary of D-Day with a special free program of reflection and remembrance, taking place June 5 at its Western Campus' B-Atrium.

Former Vice President Joe Biden campaigns with Democrats in Parma Heights  WJW FOX 8 News Cleveland

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio - Former Vice President Joe Biden participated in an Ohio Democratic Party get-out-the-vote rally at Valley Forge High School in Parma ...

Parma Schools' CBS Connects inviting parents and students to financial literacy event

When it comes to financial planning, it's never too early to start thinking about your future. For the Parma City Schools, that now includes inviting students in ...

Parma City School District spends $1 million on parking lot and roof repairs

Parma City Schools made the recent return of staff and students for the new school year that much smoother after spending more than $1 million on asphalt ...

Parma City Schools talks consolidation at community master planning meetings

Since the beginning of the year, Parma City Schools Superintendent Charles Smialek has been visiting various buildings in the district with the simple idea of ...

Parma City School District seeking community input on consolidation

PARMA, Ohio -- It's time to talk consolidation in the Parma City School District. Exactly a year after the district received a new facilities assessment from Thomas ...

Parma Heights' brand-new Parma Nutrition offering health-based options

Growing up in Parma, Willie Whittaker was always looking for the perfect location to enjoy a healthy option before and after playing football at Valley Forge High ...

Parma City Schools Band Spectacular scheduled for Oct. 6 at Byers Field

Once a year marching bands step out of their halftime entertainment role and take center stage at the Parma City Schools Band Spectacular, which takes place ...

Parma Heights police officer assists teen involved in hit-skip accident

Ron Felkonis knows what it's like to be a teenager driving their first car. For the Parma Heights patrolman, that was a 1976 Malibu.

Video shows man get into fight with student he believes is bullying stepson

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio-- A local man is under investigation for allegedly assaulting a student at Valley Forge High School in Parma Heights. Police say video ...

Officials investigate inappropriate photo at Valley Forge High School

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio- School officials are investigating after a student brought an inappropriate photo to Valley Forge High School. The photo, which was ...

Valley Forge High School students celebrate prom at Michaud's Catering & Event Center

On Friday night, seniors from Valley Forge High School in Parma Heights enjoyed prom at Michaud's Catering & Event Center in Strongsville.

Resident victim of Craigslist rental property scam: Parma Heights Police Blotter

Mark Holan/special to Fraud, Kingsdale Boulevard: On Feb. 13, a Kingsdale Boulevard resident called police after realizing she had been ...

Parma high school students participate in First Ring Student Leadership Academy

The Educational *Service* Center of Northeast Ohio's First Ring Student Leadership Academy this year included seven juniors from Normandy and Valley Forge ...

Parma Heights receives $1 million NEORSD grant toward flooding relief

Relief is on its way to more than 400 homeowners who in recent years reported flooding incidents in the southwest corner of Parma.

Deborah Lynn Smith Obituary

ANDOVER, Ohio (MyValleyTributes) - Deborah Lynn "Princess" Smith, age 60, died at home on Tuesday, April 16, 2019. She was born on November 28, 1958, ...

Parma Symphony Orchestra celebrates 50th anniversary with Oct. 14 performance

Celebrations galore will be taking place at the Parma Symphony Orchestra's 2018-2019 season kickoff program at 3 p.m. Oct. 14 at the Valley Forge High ...

Parma Heights police investigate Skype shooting threat at Valley Forge High School

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Officials are investigating a report that a Valley Forge High School student threatened two other students on social media, according ...

Parma City Schools shows off its young entrepreneurs at Normandy High School event

More than 40 third- through sixth-grade students showed off their creative business minds at the Parma City Schools' inaugural Young Entrepreneurs Day.

Valley Forge High School in Parma Heights celebrates golden anniversary  Sun Star Courier

PARMA HEIGHTS The blue sky and warm weather on Oct. 8 seemed specially ordered for alumni and pupils of Valley Forge High School. That was the day the ...

Parma City School seniors awarded 115 scholarships totaling more than $96,000

The Parma City School District recently held its Winners Circle day at Normandy, Parma and Valley Forge high schools culminating with outgoing seniors ...

Parma City Hall will host National Day of Prayer May 2: Sun Postings

The faith community and residents of Parma are invited to celebrate the local observance of the National Day of Prayer on May 2 at City Hall. Get more details on ...

Valley Forge High School students celebrate prom 2015 (photos)

The Valley Forge High School prom was held at 6:30 p.m. May 15 at the Donauschwaben German-American Cultural Center, located at 7370 Columbia Road.

Try Hockey for Free Day draws interested youth Brooklyn rink: Sun Postings

Nearly three dozen youngsters participated in the Try Hockey for Free Day Nov. 10 at the John M. Coyne Recreation Center in Brooklyn. The ice rink was a busy ...

Gala benefits St. Michael School in Independence: Sun Postings

Distinguished Alumni, Honorary Blue Angel awards and recognition of a retiring principal highlight St. Michael School's annual Angel Gala Benefit Fundraiser.

Parma Heights Police Department schedules Halloween party fundraiser for Oct. 21

The Parma Heights Police Department's Police and Citizens Together (PACT) unit is holding a Halloween party fundraiser from 4:30 to 8:30 p.m. Sunday at St.

Cuyahoga County Board of Elections announces new Parma Heights polling location

Beginning with the May 8 ballot, Parma Heights residents will be casting their votes out of the Parma Heights Baptist Church. Cuyahoga County Board of ...

Parma area athletes plan to join Tri-C Triceratops softball team: Sun Postings

Mottl Field at Cuyahoga Community College's Western Campus in Parma is where the Tri-C Triceratops softball team will play, ( Carol Kovach, special to ...

Valley Forge high school celebrates 2018 prom at Michaud's Catering & Event Center (photos)

Valley Forge students showed up in their finest dresses and suits to dance the evening away at prom Friday night.

Valley Forge High School cheerleaders bring spirit to Friday's game against Holy Name  The Plain Dealer -

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Valley Forge High School cheerleaders brought enthusiasm and school spirit to Friday's game against Holy Name High School.

Valley Forge automotive repair program prepares students to get right out into the workplace

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio - The Automotive Repair program at Valley Forge High School is the oldest vocation program in the Parma City School District.

Success followed Wolf from Valley Forge High to Penn  Sharonherald

Cameron Indoor Stadium ... Rupp Arena ... Pauley Pavilion. Wonderful, each in their own charming way. But if you're talking legendary college basketball ...

Tri-C Veterans Initiative reaches out to help Coast Guard families: Sun Postings

The Veterans Initiative at Tri-C's Western Campus is among the locations collecting items to assist U.S. Coast Guard families during the partial federal ...

Kane, Musselman to play soccer | The Press  Press Publications Inc.

Lourdes University head women's soccer coach Jackie Phillips has announced the signings of 13 players that will join the Gray Wolf program beginning in the ...

Valley Forge visual communications class brings out the artist in students

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio - The Valley Forge High School visual communications program is lucky to have Kim Weber as its instructor. A Normandy graduate ...

Valley Forge Student Arrested, Brought Fake Gun to School  Cleveland News - Fox 8

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio -- A student carrying a fake weapon at Valley Forge High School was taken into custody on Thursday afternoon, according to an official ...

Man gets death penalty for deaths of mom, 2 daughters in North Royalton  Chronicle Telegram

CLEVELAND — A former Medina resident, who was arrested after a standoff in Brunswick, has received a death sentence for killing a woman and her ...

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018: The Cars began their drive in Cleveland: Inductee profile

The induction of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Class of 2018 at Cleveland Public Hall is a local story, with Maple Heights and Valley Forge alums Ric Ocasek ...

Doug Mills' Most Iconic Photos of Presidents  POLITICO

He might be Donald Trump's favorite White House shooter these days, but Mills has captured memorable moments of presidents going back decades.

Parma's John Muir Elementary School reaching out to kids needing Viking Connection

For the last three years, John Muir Elementary School's Viking Connection program has matched students in need of something extra in their academic and ...

Prom dress giveaway program is a hit at Valley Forge High School in Parma Heights  Sun Star Courier

For many high school students, the cost of a new dress for prom is prohibitive. That's why for the past several years, Melody Zanotti and Bonnie Simonelli, social ...

Former mayor Bill Lamb passionate about all things Medina: Medina County Local Legends

MEDINA, Ohio -- Bill Lamb is a complex man: former Medina mayor, teacher, politician, City Council representative, executive director of the Medina Community ...

How did Parma City Schools end up $7 million in the red?

PARMA, Ohio - Parma City Schools are predicted to be $7 million in the red this school year -- and that's assuming voters renew a property tax in November.

Valley Forge High School football: Patriots football program optimistic  Sun Star Courier

The good thing about having a starting roster full of seniors is the experience it brings to the team.

Prom 2018: See photos from schools throughout Northeast Ohio

Keep up with our continuous coverage of prom season with the help of this guide.

Middleburg Heights gains 4 skilled officers, dispatcher through new lateral transfer process

A new lateral transfer hiring process instituted in February for the Middleburg Heights Police Department has yielded four experienced patrol officers and a ...

Jamie Vanek steps down as Valley Forge football coach to pursue administrative position

PARMA HEIGHTS, Ohio -- Jamie Vanek has stepped down after six seasons as the football coach at Valley Forge High School in order to pursue an ...

Jamie Meder has boxed, wrestled and studied his way to an opportunity with his hometown Browns

Meder received plenty of support in his journey to the NFL.

Thank you, Valley Forge History Club, for Vietnam Memorial: SUN - Letter to the Editor

Letter writer Gene Zayac of Parma was touched by the dedication ceremony for the new Vietnam Memorial at Valley Forge High School.

Parma Heights Police youth program schedules kickoff event Dec. 27

The Parma Heights Police Department's Police and Citizens Together (PACT) unit will be hosting a youth program kickoff event at 6 p.m. Dec. 27 at Cassidy ...

Against the Ropes Boxing Gym presenting event at Villa Angela-St. Joseph

Against the Ropes Boxing Gym and Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School are teaming up to host an amateur boxing event, but to the Eastlake gym's owner, ...

Cleveland Arts listings for March 8-14: “School of Rock” at Playhouse Square and Nighttown & More

Cleveland arts calendar for Northeast Ohio for March 8-14.

Parma Heights Police Department receives national recognition for decrease in car crashes

Alcohol-related car accidents, as well as car crashes in general, are down significantly in Parma Heights.

Valley Forge High School Athletic Director Christopher Medaglia has been a fan of boxing his entire life: Five questions  Plain Dealer

Valley Forge High School Athletic Director Christopher Medaglia writes "Education based athletics are a vehicle to reach and teach students about the value of ...

New superintendent named for Bishop Hoffman schools  Fremont News Messenger

Bishop Hoffman finds new head of school after lengthy search.

Valley Forge High School student steps into the ring and joins family of boxers  Plain Dealer

Dan Myers, of Valley Forge High School, will become the latest member of his family to lace up, step in the ring, and box.

Parma Senior High School's auto collision program brings out the artist in students

Students learn the basics of auto body work in the Parma City School District's auto collision technology program.

Exclusive: High school kids caught allegedly selling prescription pills in school  Cleveland 19 News

PARMA HEIGHTS, OH (WOIO) - Cleveland 19 News has obtained surveillance video of an alleged prescription pill drug transaction in the middle of a high ...

Cleveland Arts listings for May 3-9: Ed Asner in “The Soap Myth” at CWRU's Maltz Performing Arts Center & More

Cleveland arts calendar for Northeast Ohio for May 3-9.

Local fighters represented at WFC 99

MEDINA, Ohio -- Two local fighters will be showing what they can do Feb. 23 at the Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park at World Fighting Championships 99 ...

Bartosova earns athletic, academic honors: Around The Town

BROOK PARK, Ohio -- Nikola Bartosova, a freshman at Cuyahoga Community College, is among three members of the women's cross country team who have ...

Rookie phenom Kareem Hunt and 43 other NFL players from Northeast Ohio

These 44 NFL players have ties to Northeast Ohio. They played high school or college football in Northeast Ohio or were born in the region.

Ben Orr biographer Joe Milliken to speak at Cleveland book-launch party-concert

Author Joe Milliken, who has written a biography on Cars bassist Ben Orr, is scheduled to speak at a book-launch party that will feature a Cars tribute band.

Valley Forge High School football team to host Garfield Heights following Lakewood loss  Plain Dealer

PARMA “We're 5-2 and that's a great start for us,” said Lakewood High School Coach Ron Lewis after his Rangers defeated Valley Forge, 17-0, in a Northeast ...

Burning River Roller Derby skates into second season at North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex

A low roar can be heard every spring emanating from the North Olmsted Soccer Sportsplex. The Lorain Road venue is the west side home to the Burning River ...

'Strike it Big' bowling event in Independence aids Milestones Autism Resources: Parma Postings

Lace up your bowling shoes and get ready to strike it big at the sixth annual Strike it Big Bowling Extravaganza 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 11 at Spins Bowl, 5619 ...

Who applied for the Parma school board spot filled by Michael Johns

Parma school board chose small-business owner Michael Johns to fill the spot left vacant by Kathleen Petro. Here's who else they could have chosen.

Normandy High School students have Invader Joe's Coffee Bar: Sun Postings

PARMA, Ohio - The next time you're in the mood for coffee or hot chocolate and you're in the area of Normandy High School, stop by Invader Joe's Coffee Bar in ...

Doerschuk: Josh McDaniels very interested in Browns job  Akron Beacon Journal

Browns Analysis: Josh McDaniels is eager to state his case for a second chance to be a head coach, and the Browns are squarely on his radar. He also is on ...

Jamie Meder, the 'Pierogi Prince of Parma,' helps save the day for the Browns

Jamie Meder. Browns defensive lineman Jamie Meder celebrates after blocking a field goal attempt in the fourth quarter of the Browns' win on Saturday. (Joshua ...

Padua Franciscan High School breaks school record for 'Coin Wars' fundraiser: Sun Postings

Science teacher Seth Jennrich passes a bucket to the freshman class during "Coin Wars." (Courtesy of Padua Franciscan High School/special to

Former YSU hoops star is track official | News, Sports, Jobs  Warren Tribune Chronicle

AUSTINTOWN — Ann Marie Martin proudly wears her white official's shirt with an Ohio High School Athletic Association logo. The former Youngstown State Uni.

Parma mom pushing to ban 'too suggestive' leggings, yoga pants from high school

A Parma mom is urging school officials to enforce the dress code and reprimand students for wearing leggings and yoga pants.

Holiday spirit ramps up in Parma with annual parade, Christmas at the Farm

Christmas spirit was everywhere on Dec. 3 as the annual Parma Christmas Parade marched south on Ridge Road from City Hall to the Stearns Homestead.

Valley Forge High School swim team bounces back with solid outings  Sun Star Courier

By Ron Goodwin Correspondent The boys and girls swim teams from Valley Forge continued the 2010-11 season with a double-dual meet on against Parma ...

Prom 2018: All the trends we expect to see on the big night

It's never too early to start planning for the big night. From timeless to trendy, we look at this year's biggest prom looks.

Parma: Retiring Normandy High School principal glad to help students grow  Sun News -

Graduation Day at Normandy High School is always a special time, says Principal Chris Jayjack. The finality of a senior high school student's year also means ...

Browns sign defensive lineman Jamie Meder

Meder, who attended Valley Forge High School, was an exclusive rights free agent.

Glen Infante Loves The Hype

Glen Infante bursts into ILTHY in one big whoosh. He pushes through the front door, quickly glides across 30 feet of linoleum to the rear of the store, and sinks ...

Lakewood High Schools Girls Basketball In District Championship

LHS Girls Basketball In District Championship - Lakewood, OH - The team upset Magnificat in the last round of play and now advances to play Medina for the ...

Cleveland Browns DL Jamie Meder came up hard way, remembers Ashland roots -- Terry Pluto

Cleveland Browns lineman Jamie Meder stayed loyal Ashland University, remembering how the school stuck by him.

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CLEVELAND, Ohio - Prom season is here! It's time for fancy dresses, tuxedos and limousines. Every year, we look forward to covering the glitz and glamour of ...

Normandy High School Networking & Advanced Computers students have a bright future

PARMA, Ohio - In this world of Internet connectivity and networking, the need for computer programmers and repair personnel has never been greater and will ...

Parma wrestling coach Pat Semary honored for 50 years of coaching  Plain Dealer

Parma wrestling coach Pat Semary had the opportunity to see a few of his old friends at a recent wrestling match.

Parma High School girls basketball team cruises past Berea  Sun Star Courier

PARMA HEIGHTS. Berea's girls fought tough for most of the first half. Then Parma took control. The Lady Redmen cruised past Berea, 53-25, in the opening ...

Sgt. Aaron Bennett, a Valley Forge High School graduate and decorated soldier, dies in crash in Hawaii  Plain Dealer

Sgt. Aaron L. Bennett, who returned from fighting in Iraq in June, wrecked his motorcycle after sideswiping a car, according to news reports.

Ben Orr author says late Cars bassist 'never forgot' his NE Ohio roots

The author of a new biography on Cars bassist Ben Orr says the late musician never, ever forgot his Northeast Ohio roots.

Parma man elected OSU student body president for 2016-2017: Sun Postings

PARMA, Ohio - Gerard Basalla has always earned the respect of his peers. From his days at St. Mary Byzantine School in Old Brooklyn to his senior year at St.

Parma school board approves sale of former Pearl Road Elementary School property  Plain Dealer

The Parma school board has approved the sale of the former Pearl Road Elementary School property to Constellation Schools, LLC. Pearl Road is the first of ...

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