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The blizzard-like conditions that plagued most of Geauga County Monday afternoon was no match for a group of citizens standing atop the steps of the Chardon Courthouse to share the message of civil rights activist, Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Student loans will not be a concern for Alexis Brown, 17, of Munson. The West Geauga senior won a $141,000 merit scholarship to Thiel College, a private liberal arts college in Greenville, PA.

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The Chagrin Falls Tigers girls’ basketball team is finally back in the win column. The Lady Tigers ended a two-game slide by defeating Chagrin Valley Conference foe Edgewood 57-32 last Saturday afternoon at the Ralph L. Quesinberry Gymnasium.

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The Orange Lions’ hockey team is showing no signs of slowing down in the New Year. The Lions remained at the top of the standings by defeating Greater Cleveland High School Hockey League White East Division rival Aurora 5-2 last Saturday evening at The Pond.

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It did not take long for the Kenston Bombers girls’ basketball team to realize it would not be an easy game against Twinsburg. Kenston bounced back after a disappointing start and edged the Tigers 47-38 last Saturday afternoon at Twinsburg High School.

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The Chardon Hilltoppers boys’ basketball team is still searching for its first Western Reserve Conference victory. Chardon’s wait was extended after losing 90-80 to conference foe Mayfield last Friday night at Mayfield High School.

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The Village of Woodmere began right of way acquisition for 10 properties along Chagrin Boulevard, the first step in a $4.6 million project to widen the thoroughfare. The strip of this road in Woodmere guides drivers to more than 300 businesses in the village and is adjacent to Interstate 271…

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In a special meeting held last week, Russell Township Trustees spent an hour debating their next moves in regard to the new multi-purpose storage building after receiving bids that came in $250,000 over their budgeted amount.

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The Cleveland Clinic Medical Center’s ICU is full and staffing for nurses is stressed systemwide, with COVID-19 and the Omicron variant a “constant moving target,” Dr. Suzanne Engel-Kominsky, eastern region medical director of the Cleveland Clinic, said last week.

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In an effort to make various improvements throughout the village, Woodmere officials are working to secure grant funding. The latest projects that may be funded by grants, if awarded, include an informational sign at Village Hall, an electric motorcycle for the police department, and ADA upg…

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The most recent letter sent out by the West Geauga Board of Education indicates an urgency to take action regarding the former Newbury School property. It also criticizes the Newbury Township Board of Trustees for failure to act decisively.

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Numbers of positive COVID-19 cases among the students and staff in the Solon School District is decreasing, while district officials remain committed to in-person learning, Superintendent Fred Bolden said last week.

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The Gates Mills Village Council continued discussions during the third reading of their Automated Speed and Traffic Enforcement Program ordinance at their council meeting last Tuesday. Much of the conversation addressed the tiers of speed overages and their associated fees. As the third read…

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The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last week to block President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 vaccine-or-test mandate for large private companies finally provides much-needed clarity to local businesses, Tom Bennett, president and CEO of the Solon Chamber of Commerce, said.

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The fight continues between the Village of Hunting Valley and resident Sylvia Korey, owner of Roundwood Manor. Both sides presented additional evidence to Judge David Matia of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court last week, who will decide if the manor remains a single family home or can b…

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Chardon City Council opened its first meeting of 2022 last Thursday with resolutions of appreciation for three people who have made many personal contributions of service to the city over the years.

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Education has been a part of Bainbridge resident Joe Davis’ life since 1951. His involvement in and love of education has been a lifelong commitment. And now, at 92, he has maintained that commitment and is ardent about being an active volunteer in delivering books to Amish schools in Geauga…

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Andy Hudak of the Albert M. Higley Co. presented a guaranteed maximum price as the Orange Board of Education reviews a renovation of Orange High School. The upgrades, which would include a new front entrance and modern changes to the locker rooms, would cost $3.87 million. The renovation is …