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BURTON — There was a full house at the Village Council meeting on Monday. After more than a year of negotiation between Burton Village and Burton Township, a public hearing was held seeking input on the proposed creation of a joint economic development district for Berkshire Local School Dis…

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BURTON — The village Planning Commission last week approved a lot split that would pave the way for the Demko family to develop an $18 million senior living community on 41 acres southwest of Route 87.

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Burton Village Council approved the purchase of a new copy machine from Lake Business Products of Cuyahoga Falls last week.

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Geauga County Commissioners took the final steps last week to approve an annexation of land into Burton Village, but their action sparked further discussion about the cost to taxpayers.

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Director of the Geauga County Soil and Water Conservation District Carmella Shale informed commissioners on Tuesday that the district is looking into reports of silt running into the county fairgrounds in Burton.

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A third attempt by Burton Township Trustees last week to resolve a revenue-splitting agreement with Burton Village on two township properties put a hold on the village’s plans to go it alone.

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Averting a near complete collapse in talks last week, Burton Village officials were able to strike a deal with Berkshire school officials for payment on an estimated $315,000 water tap-in fee.

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Burton Village Council moved quickly Monday to provide access to its water for the new Berkshire Local School District pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade campus as council pondered another tax-sharing proposal from Burton Township on the school and a senior living community.

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BURTON — The pig races proved to be a huge hit at the 197th Annual Great Geauga County Fair this year, drawing a crowd of more than 100 spectators to see the swine race around the track in pursuit of an Oreo cookie. The crowd roared as the pigs raced, and the tiny tots cheered on their favor…

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BURTON — Firefighters from Hambden, Montville and Geneva took their skills to the main grandstand at the 197th Annual Great Geauga County Fair last week for the firemen’s water battle. Despite the long-standing rivalry at this event between Montville and Hambden, Montville firefighters took …

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The Geauga County Board of Commissioners gathered someplace a little different last week: the Great Geauga County Fair. The meeting itself was different, too, as the commissioners honored Totally Dogs 4-H Club, the Geauga County Soil and Water Conservation District and Vern Holden of Nebraska.

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Burton Village Council unanimously rejected a “final”offer from Burton Township Trustees Monday on an annexation agreement that would have opened the door to both communities sharing tax revenues from a proposed senior housing complex.

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The Berkshire Community Planning Association reviewed plans last week for bringing full-time fire departments to the community and how it will gauge the community on the future of Berkshire School District’s soon-to-be abandoned buildings.

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The Geauga Park District plans to negotiate a contract for food service management of the Veterans Legacy Woods banquet facility in Newbury with Helene’s Cuisine, a Geauga County catering business owned by Michael and Donna Lee Jacobs. But the condition of the building’s outdoor deck could a…