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WOODMERE — Sheryl Blakemore, 74, will retire as the council clerk for Woodmere Village at the end of the month. She served the village in this capacity for the last 26 years, according to a statement from village officials. Ms. Blakemore has witnessed many changes in the village, including f…

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Once again, the Chardon Hilltoppers’ football team will play for a state title. Chardon earned a return trip to the state championship after defeating West Holmes 41-7 in the Division III state semifinals on Nov. 26 at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium.

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Russell Township Citizens Park District board members said last month that a new bridge in the Upper Chagrin Preserve to improve passage through the park was completed.

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After a robust weekend of sales with lines out the doors of some shops, downtown Chagrin Falls business owners continue to be optimistic about the Christmas shopping season this year.

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In a 4-1 vote, the Orange Board of Education on Monday approved a memorandum of understanding with the Orange Teachers Association regarding the new COVID-19 testing policy. The agreement details the consequences of declining vaccinations and testing, in addition to describing the sick leave…

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Embankment and stream habitat restoration has begun at Centerville Mills Park in Bainbridge thanks to a $333,250 grant awarded to the township from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

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The City of Solon is officially a Power a Clean Future Ohio community, with a goal of reducing green house gas emissions.

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The Geauga County Commissioners on Tuesday discussed and approved a partial payment of $465,704 to Viking Industrial Painting for the repainting and improvements of the two water towers, one in Bainbridge and one in Munson.

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History was made in Chagrin Falls just after sundown Sunday night when a crowd of 50 people gathered in Bell Street Park for a public celebration of Hanukkah and lighting of the first candle on a larger-than-life menorah.

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The Geauga County Public Library Board on Tuesday named Kris Carroll as the next director. Mrs. Carroll, who has served as the assistant director to the county library system since November of 2016 and interim director since August of 2021, will be officially appointed at the Dec. 21 board m…

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Combating isolation is an ongoing goal at the Solon Senior Center and a recent grant will help expand a variety of programming in that area during the coming year.

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The Orange Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library in Pepper Pike is offering new services to assist the community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. There are three new digital navigators who offer 1-on-1 assistance in connecting to the internet, using devices and setting up telehea…

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Orange Community Education and Recreation recently received the Award of Excellence from the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association for a variety of programs. This is the first year the Orange Community Education and Recreation has won an association award.

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Chagrin Valley residents are helping to keep shelves well stocked at the Chagrin Falls Park Community Center food pantry through the Neighborhood Food Drive. That means families and individuals in need are finding immediate relief at the Bainbridge pantry.

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It may be a new season but there are plenty of familiar faces on the Solon Comets girls’ basketball team this year. The Comets overpowered Shaker Heights by a 75-31 margin last Saturday afternoon at Shaker Heights High School.

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Not only is Chagrin Falls Tigers’ senior midfielder Sarah Burgess leaving as a state champion, but also departs with a new school record. She finished her high school career with 56 assists, surpassing the previous school record of 49 set by Jenny Langford during the 1997 season.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — It has been a rocky road for the Main Street Bridge renovation project, but this week plans moved ahead with the announcement of a community survey to choose among four stone veneer options for the vertical walls of the historical 1858 span.

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Budget hearings for the city of Solon wrapped up last week, centering on the 2022 capital plan, with one of the larger components being community development, which includes the proposed rails-to-trails projects.

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For 45 years, Bainbridge resident Frank Lanza operated his business Highway Garage in the township before retiring in 2018. Since selling the business, he is spending even more time in what he has always done – giving back to the community he loves. Much of his time now is devoted to the Cha…

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The Chagrin Falls Board of Education last week approved two proposals for projects at the elementary, middle and high schools presented by ThenDesign Architecture.

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Woodmere Councilwoman Vivian Walker has always looked for ways to give back to the community. In her job as a certified chemical dependency counselor, she worked to help people in need. As an elected official for the village, Ms. Walker is constantly working to help the residents of the vill…

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Lt. Todd Dietzel and his colleagues at the Moreland Hills Police Department pride themselves in community outreach and the bonds they create with the residents in the village. A major focus of the department is children. They believe in the importance of good relationships between youths and…