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.
BENTLEYVILLE — Village Council is planning ahead for potential capital equipment purchases in 2020 with sights set on purchasing or leasing a new police vehicle among other equipment considerations.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
BENTLEYVILLE — Police Chief Gabriel Barone Jr. said the village police department does have emergency notification capabilities through the Cuyahoga Emergency Communications System. But details on how the department knows when to make the alert through CECOM remain unclear.
BENTLEYVILLE — Mayor Leonard Spremulli told the Finance Committee last week that continuing branch and leaf pick-up could cost the village an additional $3,000 a year.
The Chagrin Falls Fire Department constantly trains to offer high quality services to the residents they protect. In a practice burn on June 27, firefighters engaged in practice drills of searching for a victim, handling hose lines and working together as a team.
BENTLEYVILLE –– Residents will be paying more in income taxes with Village Council’s unanimous vote last week to reduce the income tax credit. Revenue the village gains from this change, effective July 1, will be used to support in part two bonds totaling about $1.7 million for much needed r…
The Bentleyville Police Department is looking into reverse 911 methods to efficiently inform residents of emergencies after a June 8 water main break on Grey Fox Run in Bentleyville caused the issuance of a boil alert for the road’s surrounding neighborhoods. Police Chief Gabe Barone said po…
BENTLEYVILLE — Residents could soon see new park regulations in the Community Park. During the Parks, Beautification and Utilities Committee meeting last week, the committee agreed to have a proposal ready for this month’s council meeting.
Laurel School 2019 graduate Claire Fedor’s work and legacy at her new alma mater will be hard to miss after designing a 70-foot pedestrian bridge for the school’s Butler Campus in Russell as part of Laurel’s Capstone Program.
BENTLEYVILLE –– During the village Finance Committee meeting last week, Mayor Leonard Spremulli consulted with council members on introducing legislation that would lower the village’s income tax credit. This would mean residents who work outside of Bentleyville could start paying more in in…
BENTLEYVILLE — Village Service Director Lloyd Nagle told Streets and Safety Committee members last week that the Ohio Department of Transportation issued a letter offering a new flat rate for postponed salt deliveries. This applies to municipalities that have ordered road salt in advance, bu…
BENTLEYVILLE — The Parks, Beautification and Facilities Committee met last week to discuss further details on possible park regulations that were proposed by Councilwoman and Committee Chairwoman Kathleen Hale in March.
A piece of history has returned to Bentleyville Village Hall with the installation of a school bell believed to be part of the original one-room school house that once stood near the Village Hall location.
BENTLEYVILLE — Council last week took initial steps to funding much needed repairs for Chagrin River Road as residents voiced the need for the village to expedite the project.
The fire that devastated the historic Notre Dame Cathedral’s lattice roof and iconic spire, called “la fleche,” or arrow, shocked many worldwide last week, including Ken Kvacek.
BENTLEYVILLE — The village is in need of park rules and regulations, said Kathleen Hale, chairwoman of the Parks, Beautification and Facilities Committee. Controlling foraging and getting owners to pick up dog waste topped her list.
BENTLEYVILLE — This year’s mostly light snowfall has left multiple communities with more salt left over and more to be shipped through contracts with the Ohio Department of Transportation. Bentleyville is no exception, especially with the village’s upcoming plans to replace its salt storage …
BENTLEYVILLE — Village Council members are exploring ways to pay for needed street improvements that could range from $1 million to $1.8 million depending on the number of road projects.
When former Solon resident Sharon Rotblatt began the local chapter of the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance more than six years ago, she was a caregiver for a loved one with a mental illness and experiencing a feeling of isolation.
Regionalism is what the Chagrin/Southeast Hazmat Response Team is all about. Everyone benefits from a small investment that offers great capabilities, said Mark Vedder, director of the team and a Chagrin Falls firefighter. The hazmat team serves 33 communities in the Chagrin Valley and beyond.
BENTLEYVILLE — Police Chief Gabe Barone is researching options for a new police car in 2020, possibly a hybrid Ford interceptor or sports utility vehicle. If the village decides to purchase a hybrid, it would be the first for the department.
In 1978, the singing duo Peaches & Herb released what would be their biggest hit and a song whose sentiment would become the anthem for high school reunions across the world, including Chagrin Falls where Tiger graduates of all classes meet to remember.
Recently, my daughter bought her wedding gown and I bought my mother-of-the-bride gown, two events that could easily have been marked by drama, arguing and exhaustion. But actually, both tasks were simple, successful and fun. To accomplish this, all you need is a perfect daughter and a perfe…
Some area residents are experiencing sticker shock with their water bills. At a recent Bentleyville Village Utilities Committee meeting, Councilman Ryan Rubin said that some homeowners on Chagrin Valley Trails were surprised by their alarmingly high water bills. Village officials have said t…
Bentleyville is hoping to purchase an almost-new plow blade from Chagrin Falls for $1,000 more than expected, but still at half the price of a brand-new one.