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PEPPER PIKE - A 30-inch gas main running underneath Brainard Circle exploded at 1 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, causing 60-foot flames on the traffic circle and extensive damage to the road, trees and utility poles, according to Mayor Richard Bain. Dominion Energy recently replaced the gas main and …

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Solon High School freshman Michael Nimrick has loved Greek mythology for as long as he can remember, and he enjoyed learning about it in school. Yet playing an unconventional Hephaestus, Hector and Odysseus’s dog in “The Iliad, the Odyssey and all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less” re…

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Two business owners in the Chagrin Valley have teamed up to create a product aimed to convince customers to shop local. The collaboration combines each business’ focus to create what they’re calling the Bangle Clutch, which has garnered enthusiasm from customers already.

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BAINBRIDGE — The police and fire departments will be competing Friday to see who can collect the most items to benefit those in the military and their families through the United Service Organizations of Northern Ohio.

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With the holiday shopping season getting an early start, owners of small businesses are working to show shoppers why buying local has a positive impact on both their communities and neighborhood stores.

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BAINBRIDGE — Dogs will not be able to play this winter at the township Centerville Mills Park canine park. Muddy ground forced officials to close the dog park on Nov. 1. It was closed earlier in the year when the grass was worn away from the heavy use.

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Bainbridge Township officials said that they are concerned with some safety matters at Chagrin Valley School at Kelly’s Working Well Farm and are taking actions to resolve the issues. The township fire department has issued an order to stop operations and has issued a citation listing violat…

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HUNTING VALLEY — State Rep. Tom Patton, R-Strongsville, is working with Hunting Valley Councilwoman Barbara Burkhart to end vaping in Ohio. Representatives from the Cleveland Clinic, the Mayfield City School District and the Orange City School District Parent Teacher Association gathered to …

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RUSSELL — Two sites at the intersection of Chillicothe (Route 306) and Kinsman (Route 87) roads soon will look different. They include the Circle K and the Shell gas station properties.

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Ohio may very soon join the ranks of its fellow states on having a plan for battling Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias thanks to Gov. Mike DeWine’s signing Senate Bill 24 last week that establishes a task force to address the public health crisis.

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The snow fell hard on Chardon on Tuesday morning, but the Geauga Park District Board of Commissioners tried harder as they held their regular meeting at Big Creek Park’s Donald W. Meyer Center and accepted the retirement of naturalist Dan Best after his nearly 33 years of work for the parks.

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Bainbridge resident Henri Preuss has lived in the township since 1976. Over those years, he has seen the excellent service provided by the township departments to his family as well as to the rest of the township.

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Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District board President Katherine Garvey and Superintendent Robert Hunt reported on the progress of fiscal and educational plans and highlighted continued student success last week.

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Of the 20.4 million living veterans across the nation, several dozen gathered locally with family and friends Monday at Chagrin Falls Fire Station to celebrate Veterans Day. The event was supported by Chagrin Falls VFW Post 12067 and Chagrin Falls American Legion Post 383.

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The snow fell hard on Chardon on Tuesday morning, but the Geauga Park District Board of Commissioners tried harder as they held their regular meeting at Big Creek Park’s Donald W. Meyer Center and accepted the retirement of naturalist Dan Best after his nearly 33 years of work for the parks.

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A Munson Township family was left homeless after fire swept through their Cedar Road home. The family’s loss was compounded by scavengers who arrived shortly after the fire.

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“People often ask, ‘What can I do to help our veterans?’” said Judy K. Zamlen-Spotts who has a passion for supporting men and women who have served in the military.

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As a music therapist serving University Hospitals of Cleveland’s Geauga and Portage medical centers, Forrest Paquin provides patients with stress management techniques and healthy ways to cope with pain in conjunction with interactive musical performances. Ms. Paquin sees about 150 patients …

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These firefighters would take the shirt off their back for a good cause, and they did just that recently when they went topless for a much-anticipated G-rated, 18-month calendar featuring members of the Chagrin Falls Suburban Volunteer Fireman’s Association .

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As part of the Bainbridge Fire Department’s Fire Academy, participants are currently getting an up close look at how the department operates in fighting fires and responding to emergency calls. It is also an opportunity to see just how their taxes are spent on keeping them safe.

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Members of the South Russell Village Veterans’ Memorial Park committee are preparing to present proposals for construction of a memorial to Village Council on Dec. 11. The goal is to have the memorial installed by June 14, 2020.

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The incarceration of Haitian immigrant Ansley Damus in the Geauga County jail prompted some Chagrin area residents to lend support to the man held for two years under a U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement Agency order.

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BAINBRIDGE — About 100 people showed up Sunday to help pack 15,000 meals at Valley Presbyterian Church to send to individuals impacted by poverty, drought, flooding and other natural disasters.