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BAINBRIDGE — Township trustees last week approved the establishment of two new tax incremental finance districts along the East Washington Street corridor in the township as well as the establishment of a township public improvement tax increment equivalent fund. The goal of the tax incremen…

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It was standing room only at the Bainbridge Board of Zoning Appeals public hearing last week. On the Dec. 19 agenda was Chagrin Valley School at Kelly’s Working Well Farm, whose owners stated that Zoning Inspector Karen Endres had erred in revoking the organization’s conditional-use permit f…

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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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Bainbridge Township Trustees Monday took a step toward developing a tax increment financing district for the East Washington Street corridor. It would also include an area on Chillicothe Road (Route 306) to the South Russell border.

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Bainbridge Township Trustees Monday approved promoting three lieutenant positions to full time on the fire department. James Riley, Phil Anders and Chuck Bolt, who are lieutenants, will take on the full-time positions. The salary for the positions is $72,347.22 They are full-time firefighter…

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Bainbridge Civic Club member Chuck Hesse greeted those arriving last Saturday in the dark at Heritage Park next to Bainbridge Town Hall and the fire station to witness the holiday tree ceremony. In his lighted hat, he directed visitors to the park pavilion where Bainbridge Civic Club Preside…

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Thieves looking for quick cash and possibly drug money are taking off with vehicle catalytic converters, especially school buses, according to area police. One of the latest targets was the Kenston Local School District bus garage.

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BAINBRIDGE — In the wake of township officials closing the Chagrin Valley School at Kelly’s Working Well Farm due to health and fire safety violations, some parents are speaking out in support of the school.

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As Bainbridge continues to update its zoning code, officials are reviewing one amendment that involves the definition of prohibited uses. Those proposed prohibited uses include public shooting ranges, tattoo parlors as well as storage of hazardous or infectious waste.

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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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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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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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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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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.

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BAINBRIDGE — An Ace Hardware is expected to open early next year in the shopping center at the corner of Chillicothe Road (Route 306) and Washington Street in the space once occupied by Drug Mart.

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BAINBRIDGE — The progress of upgrades and work at the private Wembley Club in Bainbridge received a review by members of the Bainbridge Zoning Board of Appeals on Oct. 17.

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Though it was a bit nippy outside, the group gathered last Saturday at Frohring Meadows was enthusiastic as the Geauga Park District representatives prepared to cut the ribbon on the newest addition at the park in Bainbridge.

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Some of the diners at the BW3 restaurant in Bainbridge last Friday were no doubt surprised when they observed a 5-year-old dressed in a police uniform pursuing a thief, “Poison Ivy,” with the help of Bainbridge police and K-9 officer Ozzie.

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BAINBRIDGE — Costs of extending a waterline on Bainbridge Road to township buildings are expected to be reviewed and discussed by township trustees. Geauga County Department of Water Resources is looking at extending the waterline and sharing some of the costs.

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Dick and Julia Newton started building their house in 1958 in Bainbridge Township before they were married. He had found the building lot on Carnes Road, off Haskins Road. A builder, Mr. Newton, who grew up in Chagrin Falls, located the lot while he was building a house on Snyder Road for hi…

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BAINBRIDGE — The closed Ruby Tuesday building may soon be demolished to make room for a new structure at Market Place at Four Corners to house three or four tenants, possibly including a popular coffeehouse and fast-food casual Mexican eatery.

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More than 400 members of Holy Angels Catholic Church in Bainbridge took part in a day of service last Saturday, lending their skills, time and energy to help others, and as one volunteer said, “Fixing up the community.”

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Some might have thought it was Christmas in September Monday night when they passed the Bainbridge Heritage Park on Chillicothe Road (Route 306) and saw a pine tree lighted up.

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Stone quarried in Northeast Ohio, including in the Village of Bentleyville and from the Chagrin River, played a major role in development in this area. Foster Brown, a naturalist with the North Chagrin Nature Center, gave insight about those quarries to members of the Bainbridge Historical Society.

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For several years, children who are critically and terminally ill and those with autism and cranial facial deformities have been able to have a special visit with Santa Claus, courtesy of Bill Dieterle, at Santa’s Hide-A-Way Hollow.

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BAINBRIDGE — Though the need to replace a playground at River Road Park has dominated recent meetings, trustees noted that the walking trails at this and other township parks need upgrades.