A Painesville Legend Remembered

Ronald Balogh, 73, died August 13 following a two-month illness. He had been under hospice care near his snowbird home in Estero, Florida. Ron left behind a 50-year legacy of service to his hometown, especially to the Painesville City schools, that earned him the commonly used moniker of “Mr. Painesville.” Ron was a devoted teacher and administrator at Harvey High School, where he taught instrumental music and led the school’s band, then became a guidance counselor and served as assistant principal for several years before his retirement. Respected and loved…

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President’s Message

Hello Fellow Beavers, Well, things are starting to feel a little more real. School has started although necessarily modified because of the virus. The school buses are rolling (please respect their signs and be patient, especially with the special needs kids), and our sports teams are playing. Attendance at the events is limited to family members, but fortunately for sports nuts like me, some of the games are being streamed. Check the teams’ Twitter/Facebook pages for links on game days. Of course, our board hasn’t met since March, and all…

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President’s Message

Loyal Riverside Alumni, We hope all is well with all of you and that you are taking every precaution as we want to see all of you again when we can start our events back up. Fortunately, here in Lake County the infection rate is quite low and the numbers are pretty flat. But we are still interacting with the school and our graduating seniors. Jaime McIntyre, the Senior Class advisor, asked for our help with two initiatives. The first was supporting the development of congratulatory yard signs for each…

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RHS Seniors Pre-graduation Send-Off

A pre-graduation celebration parade unlike any other in Riverside’s history was organized for Friday evening, June 12. Spearheaded by   Jaime McIntyre, senior class advisor, the school parking lot was colorful, noisy with horn-honking and full of cheering, smiling people. The event was designed to be a prelude to the socially- distanced walk across the stage as seniors receive their diplomas. Although few RHS seniors are likely to be thinking now about the far distant future, their graduation ceremonies will probably be topics of conversation for generations of their families…

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President’s Message

Hello fellow Beavers, We are all hoping that you’re staying safe and healthy. Here in Lake County things are relatively quiet at least for now. But with our board’s average age over 70 we are being very careful. Our last meeting was March 9 just before things got really crazy and yet we all had our sanitizers and wipes and kept a degree of distance. At that time, we hadn’t even considered that the schools would be closing and that everything was shutting down. So, we had our normal discussions…

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President’s Message

Hello, Folks. Hope you had a Black and Gold Christmas or Hanukkah, and New Year’s day. Things are quiet on the association front for now. But we had a good 2019 and are looking forward to a fun and active 2020. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony went very well thanks in large part to the efforts of Marijane Watson. From organizing the selection committees to spearheading the selection of the new members and playing the hostess with the mostest, she carries it all out expertly and makes it appear…

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Coming RHS Alumni Association Events

Coming Events RHS Alumni Association Monthly Meetings: The second Monday of every month 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm in the George Inscho, Jr Board Meeting Room, 585 Riverside Dr. Hall of Fame Nominations: Due January 31, 2020 RHS Seniors’ Scholarship Applications: due April 24, 2020 Sixth Annual Alumni Picnic: August 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at the high school and then the Lake County History Center, 415 Riverside Dr., Class of 1970 50th Reunion: August 8, 2020 @ 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm, Painesville Elks Club, 723 Liberty Street Coming…

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Hall of Fame Nominations, Reunion Planning and Picnic Photos

As the esteemed Tom Trombley noted in his President’s Message, there have been some updates at the Alumni Association website.  Take a moment to check these out! The Annual Hall of Fame dinner is October 19 and reservations are due October 4. See the invitation here and celebrate the induction of outstanding Riverside Alumni: Alumni Ellen Arsulic Forbus – Class of 1980, Deborah Sorber Rosch – Class of 1980 and Col. Brian Peterson, USMC – Class of 1989; and Athlete Alumni Melissa Ezzo Latshaw– Class of 1993, Russell Pernus – Class…

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President’s Message

Hello Fellow Riversiders! Welcome back to the On-Line Log. It’s been a while since we’ve had a new edition of this, so you will find a lot of new and interesting material. Our website and social media pages have been dormant for a while as we lost our technical resource. But boy, did we get lucky in that department. First a ’68 grad of Riverside, Karen Holp, moved back to town from Oklahoma, of all places. Turns out she has wonderful computer skills, and, with a little nudge from Connie…

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Riverside Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor

The Riverside High School Veterans Memorial Wall of Honor was dedicated September 13, 2019, just prior to a home football game. The wall is located just inside the football stadium. There are five 30-foot flag poles for the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard as well as a 35-foot flag pole for the American flag in front of the wall.       The Wall of Honor is just Phase I of the project. Phase II will list all the names of Riverside students and staff who…

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