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PEPPER PIKE — Principal Bryan Stone of Axiom Development Group announced Friday that he will not purchase the Beech Brook property after two years of discussion on rezoning the 68-acre parcel for a mixed-use district. Axiom used an initiative petition to place Issue 34 on the ballot for the …

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PEPPER PIKE — Mayor Richard Bain said that the city will look at a program to replace some parts of its stormwater infrastructure due to the increasing number of heavy rains and the resulting floods. Parts of the current stormwater system were built for a 10-year-storm, he said, and the city…

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Geauga Public Health Commissioner Thomas Quade confirmed last week that an increase in coronavirus cases has caused the county to move from a yellow COVID-19 risk level up to orange for the first time since the end of July.

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NEWBURY — Residents should still see overall savings in their property taxes if the township asks voters for an additional levy to purchase the former Newbury school property, some task force members said. Trustee Greg Tropf, however, said he was not so sure.

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Sommers Real Estate Group Principal Contractor Greg Sommers said it’s possible for the Starbucks being planned for construction at 255 Center St., where one of the legs of the square meets Cherry Avenue, to open as soon as the second quarter of next year.

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CHARDON — Road Department Superintendent John Washco said that his crew installed 446 feet of 15-inch pipe and three catch basins on Clark Road, which Trustee Tim McKenna said will allow the road to open for the rest of the winter.

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Russell Township Park District Board Chairman Dennis Suhay said that the Geauga County Budget Commission’s decision to not approve the district’s budget on Aug. 31 was based on a frivolous reason to not give them money to spend in 2021.

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Early last week, Geauga Public Health Commissioner Thomas Quade confirmed that an increase in coronavirus cases has caused the county to move from a yellow COVID-19 risk level up to orange for the first time since the end of July.

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Russell Township Road Superintendent Gene Lane said he and his crew needed to act quickly to repair Hillbrook Lane East when it caved in on Labor Day after excessive rainwater pushed the culvert out from under the roadway.

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MORELAND HILLS — Mayor Dan Fritz said that he has received a series of complaints from residents about late-night lawn mowing. A revised noise ordinance was on the first of three readings last week at the Village Council meeting on Sept. 9 to resolve further disputes.

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Orange City School District administrators last week responded to a multitude of questions from parents about the virtual learning plan that currently is in place and the blended model that the district plans to implement when it is safe for students to return to school buildings.

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MUNSON — The township Fire Department is looking to replace a battery backup system and a new generator trustees have been talking about for the department and town hall building after both pieces of equipment failed over the past few weeks.

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GATES MILLS — After several months of studying ways to reduce the village’s $450,000 deficit, the Long Range Financial Planning Commission met to report its findings. The commission identified areas to increase revenue and cut expenditures but taking action on any options would be left to Vi…

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SOUTH RUSSELL — After initially proposing to hire the Chagrin Valley Fire Department to perform fire marshal services for the village, Mayor William Koons instead recommended contracting with Bainbridge resident Sean Davis for $23 an hour.