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Two candidates are looking to fill a seat on the Geauga County Board of Commissioners up for grabs during the March 17 primary election. Incumbent Ralph Spidalieri filed his petition for re-election in December. He will be opposed by newcomer and current South Russell Councilman Dennis Galic…

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It’s January and cold, dark and bleak outside. Just the combination of elements that make folks rush home from work on a Friday night, pull the covers up over their heads and not surface again until Monday morning.

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The Federated Church of Chagrin Falls celebrated its 100th year of spiritual service to the community in 2019, but the congregation has extended the celebration to pay tribute to a mission that has long been an important part of its mission – music.

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After two states near Ohio successfully legalized the recreational use of marijuana, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine said that this state will not be following suit. Advocates of legal marijuana have criticized the governor, and urged him to follow the trend.

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Members of the Chagrin Falls Board of Education discussed concerns surrounding the two possible sites for new tennis courts at a recent meeting, and ultimately moved forward with the continued investigation of both sites with a decision on either one in two weeks.

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Should Ohio trial courts be required to consider a person’s present and future ability to pay court fines when deciding whether to waive or modify those fines?

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BENTLEYVILLE –– Residents may have come across a message stating hackers were trying to steal their information when accessing the Bentleyville website during the week of Dec. 30 and into last week.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — The Village Planning and Zoning Commission is set to meet Monday night, but it is unclear whether members will reconsider a zoning amendment which, if passed, would throw 12 residential properties into non-conforming status.

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PEPPER PIKE — Residents have crowded into many meetings at City Hall over the last year to question the proposed town center at the Beech Brook property, with traffic as one of their biggest concerns. Bryan Stone and Steve Bittence of Axiom Development Group have said that the tax revenue fr…

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PEPPER PIKE — The Orange City School District Board of Education is expected to discuss legal counsel in the coming weeks to ensure that it has selected the right team at the right cost.

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ORANGE — Council President Brandon Duber proposed a change to the village’s code that would block peddlers and canvassers from leaving literature at homes with the Do Not Knock sticker. The point of registering a home on the Do Not Knock list, he said, is to keep unwanted visitors off the pr…

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The Russell Township Citizens Park District’s 1-mill levy, now officially dubbed Issue 3, will appear on the March 17 ballot for this year’s primary election to potentially pay for the purchase of 64 acres of property on Music Street.

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PEPPER PIKE — As the rezoning discussion continues for the Beech Brook land, Bryan Stone and Steve Bittence of Axiom Development Group took time to clarify their vision for that area. Axiom is under contract to purchase the 68 acres of land with the intent of building a town center.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Take the edge off the winter doldrums with an encore screening of some of the most talked about films from the 10th Annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, which broke attendance and growth records in 2019.

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PEPPER PIKE — Ursuline College recently named six new trustees to further enhance the educational opportunities at the college. Four of the six have a background in education, including three Ursuline sisters, while the remaining two come from a corporate background.

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While the warmer temperatures have offered a welcome respite from blowing snow and freezing temperatures, Geauga County safety forces know the respite poses a danger to those who may venture outside.

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Despite the outward disapproval of district parents in previous community meetings, the West Geauga Board of Education approved the reconfiguration of the elementary schools Monday night. In the same vote, the board also approved the establishment of one or more stakeholder committees to eas…

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Due to significant utility relocation associated with the upcoming $5.6 million Aurora Road reconstruction, the project has been pushed back from 2021 to 2022, City Engineer John J. Busch said this week.

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PEPPER PIKE — After months of dealing with trash left at Pepper Pike City Hall, residents are no longer permitted to leave rubbish and recyclables at the service center on weekends. Service Director Bob Girardi said that employees arrived on Monday mornings to find an excessive amount of tra…

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RUSSELL — The township board of trustees settled in for the new year as Kristina Port was sworn in as the new trustee last week. She won the seat from incumbent Justin Madden by one vote in the Nov. 5 general election.

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West Geauga Local Board of Education approved the annual guidelines for open enrollment for the 2020-21 school year on Monday night with changes to caps for new students coming into the district, transportation and notification dates for acceptance.

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Geauga County Commissioners took the final steps last week to approve an annexation of land into Burton Village, but their action sparked further discussion about the cost to taxpayers.

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Geauga County Juvenile and Probate Judge Timothy Grendell appointed Pat Preston, owner of Preston Superstore in Burton, to the Geauga Park District Board of Commissioners, swearing the new member in on Dec. 30, 2019.

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A Catholic priest, being held in Cuyahoga County Jail on charges of child pornography, will be coming to Geauga County to face additional charges.

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While the warmer temperatures have offered a welcome respite from blowing snow and freezing temperatures, Geauga County safety forces know the respite poses a danger to those who may venture outside.