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The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

The student news site of Beachwood High School.

The Beachcomber

Stillman served 36 years for the Rocky River Police Dept.  including ten years as chief.

Problem Solver

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief January 14, 2021

After former Beachwood police chief Gary Haba stepped down from his position on July 17, 2020,  citizens of Beachwood wondered who would lead the department. However, Beachwood was able to find an experienced...

I have a real passion for everything about Beachwood, seeing it thrive and do better, and I think it can do better, Berns said.

Conflict on Council

Tal Rothberg, News Editor December 20, 2020

A two-year-old confrontation between an off-duty Beachwood police officer and a high school student has ricocheted into censure and criminal charges against a city council member, a separate suit against...

It’s incumbent to review what happened and decide what we could have improved upon and what we did well,” Beachwood City Council President James Pasch said.

It All Started With a Hat

Carrington Peavy, Editor-in-Chief November 3, 2020

Marc Wilson, an African American Beachwood resident and owner of the spa Everything By Face,  sat at home after an unremarkable day. He scrolled through his phone when he came upon a post from Cleveland...

An anti-Semitic flyer was posted on the sign in front of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in July.

Hate Crime on the Rise

Prerna Mukherjee, Managing Editor September 20, 2019

David Johnson went back-to-school shopping with his wife and granddaughter on Aug. 3 at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Arturo Benavides, a war veteran, was checking out at the cash register. Jordan Anchondo...

Photo by Max Alter

The Road Always Traveled By

Jacob Borison, Staff Writer January 25, 2018

One day, an overconfident, distracted teenager was driving home from football practice. After driving to and from practice every day for four months, the concept of a school zone had completely slipped...

Once the new Panasonic camera system is fully implemented, officers like C.J. Piro will have a body camera and his cruiser will be equipped with five separate cameras. Photo by Bradford Douglas.

Beachwood Police Department Purchasing Body Cameras

Alex Cala, Opinion Editor April 25, 2016

At a Feb. 16 meeting, Beachwood City Council approved the purchase of new high-tech dashboard and body cameras for the police department. “The total cost for all of the cameras is $208,961, which...

Photo from Beachcomber archives by Bradford Douglas.

District Teams With Police Department For Enhanced School Security

Grant Gravagna, Editor-in-Chief October 16, 2015

Administrators are satisfied with the roll out of the district’s new security program, Superintendent Bob Hardis said in a recent interview. The plan, which puts a police officer in the halls of every...

The Beachwood City Council meeting on Dec. 15, 2014.

Minorities Underrepresented in City Government

Dalia Zullig, Online Editor-in-Chief December 16, 2014

After a number of highly-publicized police shootings in recent months, many have begun to question the accountability of local governments to their African-American residents. According to State Senator...

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