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CHARDON — City Council last week approved a five-year capital improvement plan with the vast majority of money earmarked for infrastructure and facility improvements, equipment and vehicles.

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On Tuesday, members of the Save Grove Hill Committee and the Western Reserve Land Conservancy will receive an Ohio Preservation Public Education and Awareness Award during an outdoor ceremony at the conservancy’s headquarters in Moreland Hills.

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Sitting high above Bainbridge Road in Bainbridge Township is a house that played an important part in the township’s history. Most, however, would never guess the home’s origins. Built in the 1870s, it was once a red barn, housing cattle and hay. As part of a farm, it sat on the south side o…

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The Orange Board of Education unanimously approved a proposal to design the new front entrance at Orange High School at a cost of $79,450 at the board meeting last week. The project to create a new front entrance at the high school with security enhancements has been under discussion for two years.

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During a joint meeting with Burton council last week, the Board of Public Affairs approved a resolution on first reading amending rules of home inspections for sellers that would give the village legal protection.

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WOODMERE — Village Council voted to appeal a decision by Village Building Commissioner Rick Lonconti regarding an electric vehicle car charging port at Beechmont Towers on Chagrin Boulevard. As electric cars become more widespread, the owners of the apartment building want to offer this serv…

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Rain clouds fittingly gave way to rays of sunshine last week as a group of about 200 from the Solon City School District community gathered along SOM Center Road to honor one of their own.

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The city is continuing to take steps toward the start of the large-scale $10 million Aurora Road reconstruction, submitting final plans for phase one of the project to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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As the mixed race population grows, more families are faced with tough conversations about race in America, according to co-director of “Mixed” Leena Jayaswal. She spoke at a panel discussion about mixed race with a South Russell couple, Christina and Lazaro Lopez Jr., following the showing …

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Much has been written, said and filmed about the United States immigration problem, but none were more unique than the story told in “The Last Out,” this year’s winner of the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival’s David Ponce Best of the Fest Award.

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Superintendent Lynn Campbell said the Orange City School District may be interested in adopting a vaccination policy that would require staff members to be vaccinated or get tested for COVID-19. He asked for input from the Board of Education members during a Monday meeting and they unanimous…

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In the Village of Chagrin Falls, nine candidates are running for seven council seats. Five are incumbents and four are new to the local election process. All terms are for two years.

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Tears hit the field at Bomber Stadium during pre-game festivities of Kenston High School’s varsity football game when more than 30 alumnae of the Bomberettes dance team returned to honor head coach Kathy Werner at the helm for 30 years.

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Amidst the vibrant yellow, orange and red foliage in downtown Chagrin Falls stands the beloved steeple at Federated Church. Whether you’re taking a brisk walk in the autumn air, browsing shops in the plaza or going out to enjoy a nice dinner, you’re likely to see the enchanting structure.

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While passing time at home during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Friday Tomko stumbled upon a video of a Wreaths Across America service held in Paoli, Pennsylvania. That viewing inspired the longtime Chagrin Falls resident to bring that service to the Chagrin Valley.

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An audience of more than 200 people gathered to probe the Pepper Pike City Council and Orange Board of Education candidates with questions about the future of the city and school district at Candidates Night on Tuesday. Residents wanted to hear their stance on issues such as the Gates Mills …

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NEWBURY — Representatives from Windstream spoke to trustees last week about plans to expand broadband service to township residents.

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ORANGE — As Councilwoman Staci Vincent stepped down as co-chair of Orange Village’s Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Committee due to personal time commitments, the group plans to dissolve and restructure. Councilman Judson Kline, now the sole chairman of the group, said that the membe…

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Target will be the newest tenant at Village Square on Chagrin Boulevard in Woodmere, according to Jared Goodman of Sterling Realty Advisors. It will fill the vacancy left by Whole Foods when it moved to Pinecrest in 2018. Target will occupy the 33,000 square foot store. The storefront is bei…

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An ongoing agreement with the City of Solon and the Cuyahoga County Board of Health is more important now than ever, Mayor Edward H. Kraus said at City Council’s last meeting.

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After former Judge K.J. Montgomery stepped down from the bench at Shaker Heights Municipal Court, four candidates are vying to fill her spot. Judge Montgomery held the position since she was elected in 1993 and stepped down for personal reasons.

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Solon Superintendent Fred Bolden during a Monday Board of Education meeting spoke about concerns of parents regarding talk of a student protest set for today (Thursday).

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CHARDON —Township trustees met with county engineers and a Holden Arboretum official last week to discuss whether residents have access to the Chagrin River through a portion of Wisner Road that was acquired by the arboretum last year.

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Laughter and tears filled the halls of Burton Elementary last week as former students bid their final goodbyes to the school, which will close at the end of the year to make way for the new $42 million all-grade Berkshire Local School District building opening in January of 2022.