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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.

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After years of planning and discussion, construction is set to start on Oct. 11 for the new $12 million Bainbridge Library. A groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 10 a.m. Oct. 18 at the library site at the northwest corner of Washington Street and Snyder Road, according to Ed Worso, direc…

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The Bainbridge Fire Department’s first fire academy in the spring was so successful that the department will be holding it twice a year now.

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BAINBRIDGE — Costs, priorities and funding sources made up the discussion last Saturday between township trustees and residents who want the River Road Park playground replaced.

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BAINBRIDGE — Safety and property values are on the minds of Stone Ridge Colony community residents who are looking for assistance from the township concerning neighborhood houses in disrepair.

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Of late, some communities are seeing an increase in door-to-door solicitors, possibly before the cold weather starts. Transient vendors are not always welcome, and some communities have “no-knock” regulations in place. In those municipalities, residents can sign up for the do-not-knock list.

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The 11th Bainbridge Citizens Police Academy will start Sept. 3, and if some residents are there for a second or third time, it won’t be a surprise. The event held at the Bainbridge Police Station is free and open to all township residents. It runs for seven weeks, from 7 to 9:30 p.m. with th…

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Beef roasting in a pit over hardwood coals for many hours has become a summer tradition at the ox roast event at Centerville Mills Park in Bainbridge. Last Saturday, the roast drew those eager to feast on the meals in the park’s dining hall as well as outside under the trees.

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BAINBRIDGE — Geauga Park District’s Holbrook Hollows Park will be an educational classroom for the future with its streams, forests, wetlands and natural habitat, Geauga Park District Chief Naturalist John Kolar said. He spoke at the official opening last Saturday of the park on Country Lane.