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AUBURN — When inclement weather strikes in Northeast Ohio, it can result in mass power outages, leaving some without electricity for days in extreme cases. For rural communities in Geauga County, however, this is often the norm, which was the case for township residents following last week’s…

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AUBURN — Little tykes will finally be able to romp and rock about the community park with the township’s purchase of more age-appropriate playground equipment suitable for toddlers and younger.

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AUBURN — With the details finalized for the federal holiday’s ceremonies, everything has “fallen into place” for the township’s Memorial Day services this year, Trustee Patrick J. Cavanagh reported Monday.

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AUBURN — The township is working through a tentative schedule for this year’s Memorial Day celebration, trying to get as close to normal as possible during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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The commencement ceremony for Kenston High School is slated to take place on May 25 at 6 p.m. at Bomber Stadium. The ceremony is usually held at Parkside Church in Bainbridge, but this year the graduation will be outdoors and socially distanced due to the COVID-19 pandemic, school officials said.

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AUBURN — Township trustees approved nine members for a new research advisory committee that would be put up to the task of exploring internet availability in Auburn.

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AUBURN — Despite starting the year off with an appeals case in court, Auburn Township will come out of 2020 with a new park pavilion and strong community support toward their volunteer fire department.

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The Kenston Board of Education on Monday issued a commendation to Timmons Elementary School staff members Kathleen Bower, Holly Gedeon, Eileen Kubas and Linda Nutter for receiving the Ohio Department of Education’s Purple Star designation.

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The Kenston Local School District is set to begin school on Aug. 31 with most children heading back to classrooms where safety precautions will be in place due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, officials said during a Monday board of education meeting.

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AUBURN — Township trustees approved two levies for the upcoming Nov. 3 ballot on Monday night, including the renewal of a 1-mill road levy and the addition of a 1.8-mill continuing fire levy to help pay for an upswing in emergency calls.

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When the Kenston Local School District released its reopening plan last week, the district was met with a barrage of opposition from parents who were concerned about the safety of their children during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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AUBURN — The board of trustees had a bumpy ride before the start of their regular meeting on Monday as Chairman John Eberly drove into the side of the East Washington Street administration building.

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AUBURN — After the Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously denied several variance requests from Redwood USA, LLC in a standing room only meeting last week, longtime resident Dee Belew questioned procedures, noting the lack of trustees’ involvement and public notification.

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Residents would likely recommend the Kenston Local School District to a friend. That was one of the results of a community survey presented to the board of education Monday by the Kenston Citizens Advisory Committee.

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Drone teams from the Geauga County Emergency Services Department were out at LaDue Reservoir Monday searching for a possible missing boater. Auburn Fire Chief John Phillips said a call came in about 7:15 p.m. A passer-by reported a possible boater in distress, and a flashing light was seen o…

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Auburn park goers will have a place in the future to gather for a picnic lunch under a new pavilion at the Auburn Community Park off Munn Road. Township trustees learned this week that Auburn is the recipient of a NatureWorks grant for $30,145.

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AUBURN — A portion of Stafford Road, which once saw horse and buggy traffic, is expected to get some major upgrades. The township is seeking an Ohio Public Works Commission grant of $300,000 for the project.

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Two Troy Township property owners are suing the Great Lakes Cheese Company, claiming an expansion project for the cheese-packaging company has robbed them of enjoyment of their properties because of the bright lights, noise and dust and dirt from the project.