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PEPPER PIKE — Centerbrook architect Mark Simon and Park Synagogue’s legal counsel Dale Markowitz presented a preliminary site plan to the Planning and Zoning Commission. The synagogue’s leadership plans to build a 10,000-square-foot addition to the Pepper Pike location at 27500 Shaker Blvd.

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Moreland Hills resident Robert Schleper, Jr., is vying for a seat on the Chagrin Falls Board of Education this fall. Three seats are up for grabs during the Nov. 2 general election. The current terms of board President Phil Rankin and members Mary Kay O’Toole and Lori Bendall will expire by …

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Geauga County Commissioners voted 2-1 on Tuesday paving the way for the Geauga County Board of Elections to hire an attorney for advice on the upcoming move to the administration building now under construction.

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PEPPER PIKE — Several residents voiced concerns about the cost to connect to the new sewer line on Gates Mills Boulevard. Depending on the plumbing set-up at each house, some residents said that their costs could hit $30,000.

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PEPPER PIKE — Residents are questioning the survey sent out by Mayor Richard Bain last week about whether to build a recreational trail in the median of Gates Mills Boulevard. A few residents voiced concerns about biased questions, but Mayor Bain said that a survey is not intended to be a sc…

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Ohio churches, businesses, schools or any nongovernment group no longer can partner with local boards of election to help educate or register voters or for anything related to voting or an election.

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The company at the heart at what federal prosecutors call the largest bribery and corruption scandal in Ohio history agreed to pay $230 million and cooperate fully with the government as part of a deferred prosecution agreement, Vipal Patel, acting U.S. attorney for the southern district of …

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WOODMERE — Village Council will host a committee of the whole meeting on Aug. 4 at 6 p.m. to gather information about medical marijuana dispensaries. Mayor Ben Holbert has received inquiries from three dispensaries about setting up their business in Woodmere. Following those presentations, c…

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Solon received $1.93 million last week, representing its first installment of American Rescue Plan Act funding through the federal government, an amount not as “transformational” as city officials had hoped, Finance Director Matthew Rubino said on Monday.

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GATES MILLS — Residents demanded answers about constant power outages from Dean Hayne, regional external affairs representative for FirstEnergy. With the heavily wooded areas and low population density in Gates Mills, residents said they are often at the end of the line to have their power r…

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BAINBRIDGE — With the lack of an alternate for the township Board of Zoning Appeals, a variance request for Sapphire Creek Winery & Gardens has been continued again until the next regular August meeting.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Business owner Chris Swanson says he wants village residents to decide if barber shops belong in office buildings and has mounted a petition drive to put the question on the ballot this November.

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HUNTING VALLEY — The village plans to extend a 12-inch waterline along Chagrin River Road with the help of private property owners, who are contributing to the construction costs. The estimated cost is $804,000, according to Finance Director Brian Coughlin. This figure includes construction …

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GATES MILLS — William Mangelluzzi, 48, of Gates Mills pleaded guilty in federal court on July 13 to charges for his role in a conspiracy to operate an illegal gambling business and attempted income tax evasion, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan.

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Russell Township Trustees last week unanimously agreed to put a 1.19 mill levy on the Nov. 2 ballot to support the fire department.

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Residents are returning to the Orange Senior Center for a variety of in-person events, including a popular chair yoga class. The Brain, Body, Balance yoga class offers participants an opportunity to improve their balance, flexibility, mobility and strength.

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The Solon Historical Society announced last week that the majority of contents of a 50-year-old time capsule, planned to be unveiled during last year’s bicentennial, was destroyed by water damage.

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With an uptick in cases of COVID-19 and the more transmissible Delta variant across the country, Geauga County residents are on their way to protecting themselves from adverse reactions to the virus. Without full U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval, however, herd immunity is unlikely.