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In a show of solidarity and appreciation for long term merchant citizens of Chagrin Falls Mayor William Tomko on Monday offered a proclamation congratulating Peter DiBlasi on his 40 years in business on Main Street as owner/operator of Peter’s Store for Men.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Village Council added to its collection of public parkland on Monday by accepting a gift from the Western Reserve Land Conservancy and Little Rooster LLC, of land at the southeast corner of North Main Street and West Cottage.

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Proposed bipartisan legislation called the Local Journalism Sustainability Act is looking to provide funding to help encourage readers, news operations and advertisers alike to take part in local journalism efforts. Some local Ohio legislators are showing interest.

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Kaitlyn Ernst, 14, is forging a new path in scientific research with her science fair project this year. A rising freshman at Laurel School, Kaitlyn presented her project on capturing heat energy from a compost pile to make energy, leaving a net zero impact on the environment. This project r…

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School may start a week later than originally anticipated for the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District, and even later for kindergarten, with proposed changes to the academic calendar as officials draft plans to open schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

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The Chagrin Falls Board of Education passed the first of two required resolutions to place a 3.85-mill levy on the Nov. 3 ballot, along with the approval of a co-pay for participation in grades seven through 12 athletics.

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With need for food on the rise for vulnerable communities due to the COVID-19 pandemic, local attorneys from the Geauga County Bar Association gathered on July 1 at the Chagrin Falls Park Community Center in Bainbridge to help meet those needs and provide some families with a happy Fourth of…

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Bainbridge Area Food for Friends and the Chagrin Falls Popcorn Shop took home the big awards at the annual awards presentation by the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce. This year, the awards traded the vinyl, perforated screens at last year’s venue, Chagrin Cinemas in Bainbridge, for the al…

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Ongoing reports of attacks involving unleashed dogs prompted Village Police Chief Amber Dacek to ask the council Safety Committee on Monday to give her necessary legal tools to deal with vicious at-large canines and their owners.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — How village officials inform, engage and respond to residents and the business community is the task of Village Council’s new Communications Committee. The three panel members have until Dec. 31 to make their recommendations.

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In direct response to the Black Lives Matter movement, the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District officially rejected “all forms of racism and discrimination” last week with the board’s unanimous passage of a resolution to develop a strategic plan for equality in education.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Riverside Park – and every other public land in town – may not be used for overnight camping and sleeping, and anyone caught doing so will be cited under proposed new rules of an existing park use ordinance in the village.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — On July 6, Bell Street will become the official east-west route through the village while East Washington Street undergoes a massive project to replace sewer and water lines and road resurfacing. 

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CHAGRIN FALLS — The Chagrin Falls Historical Society and Museum announced last week plans to include black history and voices in its collection following several days of peaceful Black Lives Matter protests in the village. Board of Trustees President John Bourisseau said that although black …

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During a special meeting on June 3, Chagrin Falls Village Council members unanimously agreed to allow restaurants the temporarily use of rear and side yard areas for dining through Labor Day on Sept. 9.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Village Council on Monday discussed a pending ordinance that would allow the mayor, with council oversight, to call a village-wide curfew regardless of ages or where people live.

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A second Chagrin Falls Black Lives Matter march in response to the tragic death of George Perry Floyd looked different than the rally two days earlier as protesters marched from Chagrin Falls High School downtown to Riverside Park.

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In an effort to find additional savings as a result of state budget cuts, the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Board of Education last week approved another $330,000 in cuts for the next three years, sparing a College Credit Plus course at the high school.

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CHAGRIN FALLS - More than 70 people gathered in Riverside Park on Tuesday for a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest. The group of mostly teenagers and people in their 20s gathered in the park to demand justice for George Floyd, a black man who died in Minneapolis after a police officer held …

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State Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, is working to restore some funds to public school districts that were hit hard by recent state budget cuts. Many schools in Sen. Dolan’s 24th district are expected to lose one-third or more of their state foundation funds for the 2019-2020 academic yea…

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Starting next school year, the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District faces deficit spending as expenditures increase and revenue decreases. Without the passage of a levy or making cuts to their budget, the district’s five-year forecast projects a negative balance of almost $1 millio…

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With the COVID-19 pandemic, to say life handed the general public lemons is a grossly cliche understatement; but nonetheless, as many people lost their jobs due to furloughs and layoffs with the state-mandated closures, people were left with an abundance of citrus.

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Former Associate Director of the Chagrin River Watershed Partners Alicia Beattie looked back fondly on her time with the organization as she takes on a new position in Minnesota. After working to improve the Chagrin River watershed since July of 2016, she will now work with the Mississippi W…

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Rainfall failed to discourage patrons from heading to open-air patios as area bars and restaurants offered outdoor table service this past weekend for the first time since the state closed sit-down dining nine weeks ago to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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During its virtual meeting on Monday, Chagrin Falls Village Council passed legislation accepting Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act funds which, if approved by state lawmakers, would reimburse the village for virus-related expenses.

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CHAGRIN FALLS – On Tuesday afternoon, the Western Reserve Land Conservancy announced with “confidence” that it had raised the $600,000 needed to purchase the historical Bancroft house and property at the top of North Main Street also known as Grove Hill.

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The expression “win-win situation” was never better defined than by a public participation project underway in Chagrin Falls. Participants call it Code Orange and Black or COB for short.

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CHAGRIN FALLS – The Save Grove Hill fundraising effort earlier this week was on the verge of realizing its $600,000 goal toward purchasing the historical Bancroft House and 1-acre lot, according to officials from the Western Reserve Land Conservancy, the nonprofit backer of the drive that be…

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On Monday, the Chagrin Falls Police Department welcomed Officer Prince Max to its ranks, but unlike his colleagues, this rookie will work like a dog for a salary of treats, praise and a scratch behind the ears.

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As the state faces a critical shortage of personal protective equipment, Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost this week filed a lawsuit against an individual from Northeast Ohio and his co-conspirators for hoarding N95 respirator masks and selling them online for nearly 18 times the retail price.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — When the coronavirus has run its course, Chagrin Valley Jaycees President Matt Michalek said his organization plans to schedule “other fundraising activities so we can continue to support our charities without interruption.”

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CHAGRIN FALLS — The Western Reserve Land Conservancy announced Tuesday that it had received an anonymous $200,000 matching gift toward purchase of the historical Bancroft house and property on Grove Hill.

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As many businesses and organizations are canceling or postponing events due to the coronavirus pandemic, Chagrin Documentary Film Fest Director Mary Ann Ponce is embracing streaming options to make films accessible to viewers at home.