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PEPPER PIKE — Patricia Sharpnack, dean of the Breen School of Nursing at Ursuline College, was named a fellow of the American Academy of Nursing, one of the highest honors in the field of nursing, along with alumnae Kelly Hancock and Beth Faiman. This is a highly sought after honor worldwide…

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The sale of Wiegand’s Lake Park in Russell is being celebrated by both the seller and the buyers. The intent by the new owners to continue to operate it as a park means it will live on as a place that has attracted families and organizations for outdoor gatherings for 87 years.

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After 46 years in the news business, Tom Meyer of South Russell Village knows something about investigative reporting. As a lead investigative reporter, most recently for WKYC Channel 3 in Cleveland, he has broken some major stories.

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Solon’s fire department continues to improve, proof of which was unveiled recently as part of an ISO Fire Rating, Chief William J. Shaw explained last week.

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Progress is being made toward the largest part of the $7.1 million intersection improvement project at SOM Center and Aurora roads – the widening of the intersection, Dan Driscoll, construction project administrator, said last week.

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Without a unanimous vote of City Council Monday and despite opposition from the primary property owner in the area, a mixed-use rezoning proposal encompassing 21.76 acres in the area of Aurora Road will find its place on the Nov. 5 ballot.

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A Solon business owner was arrested as part of the undercover operation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, which was conducted in Northeast Ohio during the Major League Baseball All-Star week in Cleveland last week.

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Hopefully, the 35 freshmen heading to Ohio Northern University with lacrosse sticks in stow for the 2016 season had packed plenty of coconut oil, because their growing pains no doubt would be full of stretch marks.

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Judge Timothy Grendell of the Geauga Probate and Juvenile Court of Common Pleas approved an $82,828 donation on behalf of the court from the John and Meta Dennis Trust to the Geauga Park District.

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During the rescheduled Geauga Park District meeting on July 10, the board awarded two bids to contractors for the Welton’s Gorge improvement and Orchard Hills Park riparian and reforestation restoration projects.

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PEPPER PIKE — The Architectural Board of Review last week gave final approval for Orange High School’s new football scoreboard, which school officials say is desperately needed for the upcoming fall season. The new scoreboard, which will stand 4 feet taller and 5 feet wider than the current …

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While awaiting a vote from the Geauga County Educational Service Center on a potential territory transfer of the Newbury Local Schools into the district, the West Geauga Local School District is moving forward with preparations of various tasks that will need to be accomplished in the year b…

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The Geauga Park District plans to negotiate a contract for food service management of the Veterans Legacy Woods banquet facility in Newbury with Helene’s Cuisine, a Geauga County catering business owned by Michael and Donna Lee Jacobs. But the condition of the building’s outdoor deck could a…

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CHAGRIN FALLS — A missed review of the parking lot lighting plan for the renovated Philomethian Street Intermediate School could cause a delay in its reopening when classes begin on Aug. 19.

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MORELAND HILLS — The battle over sanitary sewers raised its ugly head again last week when a dozen residents voiced their concerns about the new policy before council and Mayor Susan Renda. The residents complained about the exorbitant cost of abandoning their septic tanks and said that the …

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WOODMERE — Mayor Ben Holbert’s final push for $25,000 to fund a 75th village anniversary celebration dinner in November and other items hit a brick wall last week when council members didn’t even take a vote allowing the proposal to simply die.

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HUNTING VALLEY — Nearly 80 spectators gathered at the corner of South Woodland and Chagrin River Road to watch President Donald Trump’s motorcade drive by en route to a private fundraiser in Hunting Valley last Friday night. Brian Colleran, head of the nursing home development company Founda…

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A move by some Ohio state legislators to remove licensing and training requirements for carrying a concealed weapon is not finding support from local law enforcement officers.

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Laughter rippled through the sanctuary as Lisa Damour, a Cleveland psychologist, described the feelings of discomfort when first bringing a baby home. When a person adapts to uncomfortable situations, she said their capacity and durability expands.

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Geauga County Commissioner Ralph Spidalieri said he’s had enough of the ongoing dispute between the Geauga County Probate and Juvenile Court and county auditor and has an easy solution.

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Geauga County Probate Judge Timothy Grendell defended his employees’ behavior in the county auditor’s office two weeks ago and threatened the auditor’s office with legal action if it pursues criminal charges in the incident.

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A sign warning motorists to drive slowly due to “Children at Play” might seem like a common roadside notification, but it isn’t in Ohio. Such signs are discouraged by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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GATES MILLS — After a sparse turnout at a May meeting to educate the community about protecting their watershed, Councilwoman Ann Whitney is seeking to inform residents about riparian zones and draft an ordinance for stream bank management.

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With plans to break ground this fall on the new $12 million Bainbridge library branch, construction is expected to take about a year on the 30,000-square-foot structure, according to Geauga County Public Library System Director Ed Worso.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Controversial zoning changes that seemed to come out of nowhere without notification of those most affected by them were set right this week with the deletion of changes some or reversal of others.