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Surrendering a 12-2 run in the first quarter, the Orange boys basketball team’s perfect mark at home was tested in a non-league clash against University School (13-6) on Friday night in Pepper Pike.

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The Chagrin Valley Times was named Ohio Newspaper of the Year last week by the Ohio News Media Association.

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Geauga County Commissioners are seeking to remove Geauga County Probate Judge Timothy Grendell from hearing appeals on sewer assessments for two Chardon Township residents.

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WOODMERE — Council members questioned the value of attending conferences and various types of training sessions as travel proposals are trickling in. Benefits Coordinator Eric Hammond is requesting to attend the Ohio State Auditor’s Office training in Columbus from April 7-9 at a cost of abo…

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Letter to an Elder Day is right around the corner on Feb. 26, and Jacob Cramer is all geared up to spread love. Jacob, a 19-year-old Yale University student and Pepper Pike resident, is studying cognitive science but found his true passion in making everyone feel loved.

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About 150 business, political, community leaders and residents turned out last week to hear the State of Geauga talk that featured some of the county’s oldest traditions, some of its newest opportunities and what challenges it faces.

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There is a gem in Bainbridge Township’s town center, and many who pass by every day are not aware it exists. It is the historic Bissell-Tucek House, and it is occupied by a museum created by the Bainbridge Historical Society.

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As fire Chief Frank Zugan stressed each word of the name Chagrin Falls Suburban Volunteer Fireman’s Association, fellow first-responders in the firehouse training and meeting room sat back and chuckled at the mouthful, agreeing that while there is nothing inherently wrong with the name, it n…

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PEPPER PIKE — The public hearing scheduled for tonight, an opportunity for residents to comment on the proposed Beech Brook rezoning, was delayed until an indefinite date in March, according to Mayor Richard Bain.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Monday’s Village Council agenda included legislation allowing Mayor William Tomko to apply for a series of no-cost and low-cost loans to finance long-planned water improvements.

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Committed to preserving its main asset, Chardon Square, Chardon city officials agreed last week to set aside money that can be used to acquire properties on the square for future development.

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WOODMERE — The village Police Department is in need of six new mobile data terminals for the cruisers at a cost of $20,821, according to Police Chief Sheila Mason. Microsoft ended support for Windows 7 on Jan. 14, which is the software that the terminals use.

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For Solon High School seniors Kush Addepalli and Derek Li, Science Olympiad has been a major extracurricular pursuit since fifth grade. Kush currently participates in several testing events in the biological sciences.Derek focuses on physics events, which have included the design and constru…

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After receiving 14 bids for the Welton’s Gorge project, the Geauga Park District Board of Commissioners awarded the $365,000-bid to Zerbe Construction, LLC on Tuesday morning for the Burton Township property improvements.

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SOUTH RUSSELL — Village Council on Monday accepted $14,700 in grants from the Northeast Ohio Public Energy Council’s 2020 Energized Community Grant Funds.

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For the 40th year, the city of Solon has been designated a Tree City, a program of the Arbor Day Foundation to recognize those communities that promote an urban forest canopy.

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It was four years ago that Solon residents Ara and Leslie Bagdasarian identified a vision that involved the creation of a sustainable, safe housing community for their two adult special needs children. On the primary ballot March 17 is special needs zoning – one major step toward bringing th…

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The comedy “Check, Please,” by Jonathan Rand, will generate laughs aplenty when a series of blind dates gone wrong unfolds onstage. Sitting at separate tables, the main guy and girl meet up with a range of eccentrics, from a kleptomaniac to a hypochondriac and a mime.

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The state of Ohio acted quickly last week to seek a court order to correct what officials said could be a “catastrophic” outcome at a Claridon Township dairy farm where manure storage pits are threatening to overflow, contaminating nearby waterways.

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Solon’s Fire Chief William J. Shaw, instrumental in building the department, plans to retire in late March. He leaves a legacy of being a caring and consummate team player, Mayor Edward H. Kraus said.

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Cuyahoga County residents will see a 4.7-mill levy replacement on the March 17 primary ballot for health and human services, which focuses on healthcare access, mental health and addiction treatment, trauma services and vital programs that serve children, seniors and the disabled.

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HUNTING VALLEY — In May of 2018, Sylvia Korey filed a lawsuit against the Village of Hunting Valley after she was denied a special use permit to turn her historic mansion, Roundwood Manor, into six luxury condominiums. There has been no word from Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge David Mati…

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WOODMERE — Village officials are working quickly to replace former Treasurer Rhonda Hall, who resigned mid-January after five months on the job. Mayor Ben Holbert plans to reach out to an applicant for the position while Law Director Frank Consolo reached out to Tom Cornhoff, who served as t…

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The Chagrin Falls Board of Education Finance Committee discussed three new scenarios for a potential levy that include certificate of participation financing, known as COP. The panel may be ready to make a recommendation to the board by February or March to get the levy on the ballot for thi…

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PEPPER PIKE — Ryan Nelson of RedTree Investment Group presented an update of the Orange City School District’s $31.87 million investment portfolio. He noted that interest rates fell in 2019, but the district continued to prioritize the safety of the principal.

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PEPPER PIKE — Director of 21st Century Curriculum Karen Moore and her English Language Arts team presented their strategy for quality education for students in the Orange City School District. Mrs. Moore, along with literacy coaches Renee Borgione and Amy Shiever, literacy specialist Maren K…

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Solon City Council members Monday unanimously rescinded a nine-month moratorium on redevelopment at the Uptown Solon Shopping Center just one week after approving the initial action.

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Residents in Geauga County can once again toss their glass bottles and jars in the recycling bins at their local drop-off facilities with a new contract in place for the Geauga Trumbull Solid Waste Management District. The material, however, is not being recycled, but reused – for landfills.