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BENTLEYVILLE — In his report to Village Council, Mayor Leonard Spremulli said he did not have interest in the implementation of Flock Safety cameras “at this time,” noting the $5,500-plus price tag of their installation could be spent “more judiciously” on the police department.

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BENTLEYVILLE — Living in a river valley comes with twists and turns – literally. And in the village’s Chagrin Valley Trails community, Councilwoman Kathleen Esposito proposed implementing signage to help avoid accidents around icy turns in the winter.

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Bentleyville Council last week appointed two part-time officers to the village police department. Officers David Jackson of Maple Heights and Tanor English of Bainbridge were hired onto the force. They will start at $20 per hour.

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BENTLEYVILLE — The village Police Department is facing challenges when it comes to recruitment for full- and part-time officers and cites wages and decreasing interest in the career field as the causes.

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BENTLEYVILLE — Officials started the year with big plans on implementing an inventory scanning system and a five-year capital equipment replacement plan after the crash of the Village Hall server, but the coronavirus pandemic quickly threw a wrench in these plans. Instead, the village played…

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A $7.5 million gift from Steve and Loree Potash of Bentleyville to University Hospitals will establish the Steve and Loree Potash Women & Newborn Center at UH Ahuja Medical Center, officials announced this week.

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Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, will retain his seat in the Ohio Senate after winning the District 24 race against Solon Democrat Tom Jackson in Tuesday’s general election.

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Bentleyville Village Council approved a three-year contract for refuse collection and recycling with Kimble Recycling & Waste Disposal at a rate of $18.47 per month per residence in year one, $19.02 per month per residence in year two and 19.59 per month per residence in year three.

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With the goal to “sustain Chagrin,” Superintendent Robert Hunt and Treasurer Ashley Brudno nailed down the importance of passing the 3.85-mill school levy on the Nov. 3 ballot in a virtual town hall with district residents. The biggest message was that approval of Issue 20 will not raise taxes.

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BENTLEYVILLE –– Village Council met March 25 for their first virtual meeting; but took no action despite Attorney General Dave Yost’s letter of advice, and defaulted to a department-reports-only session.

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BENTLEYVILLE –– Residents may have come across a message stating hackers were trying to steal their information when accessing the Bentleyville website during the week of Dec. 30 and into last week.

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Giant Eagle announced last week that the grocery chain plans to eliminate all single-use plastic from its operations by 2025 in an effort to improve the environment. Starting Jan. 1, the chain plans to stop using plastic bags at its Cuyahoga County stores, supportive of the county ban. The s…

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Community bans on single-use plastic bags may become obsolete after the Ohio House of Representatives last week passed a bill taking away local control of that issue. With a plastic bag ban already in effect in Orange Village and a Cuyahoga County ban set to begin Jan. 1, local leaders are c…

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BENTLEYVILLE — With the village’s 2020 budget draft in the works, the Finance Committee is looking to cut costs wherever possible to save money down the road, including talk of investing in a wood chipper and options for diesel fuel for the service department.

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Salaries and inflation are major factors driving the budget of the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District, Treasurer and CFO Ashley Brudno said last week.

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BENTLEYVILLE –– With the village’s back against the start of leaf pick-up next week and the looming winter season, Streets and Safety Committee Chairman Ken Kvacek said last week that construction on the new salt storage bin will have to wait until spring of 2020.

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BENTLEYVILLE — The clock is ticking for the pending construction of Bentleyville’s new salt bin as snow may be just around the corner for the Chagrin Valley. Meanwhile, the project has once again put the village in a bind with the lack of a certified nonresidential or commercial building dep…

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BENTLEYVILLE — Village officials have identified a well near the Bentleyville Community Park as a possible culprit for producing a strong odor of natural gas, which residents on Berkshire Park Drive and at the corner of Cannon Road and Berkshire had reported.

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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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BENTLEYVILLE –– Road improvements throughout the village may be completed sooner than expected, Village Council was told last week.

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BENTLEYVILLE — Road improvement projects are underway in the village with all asphalt projects anticipated to be completed within the next month, according to Council President Ken Kvacek.