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CHAGRIN FALLS — Village Council on Monday approved the Chagrin Valley Jaycees’ Blossom Time plan for an autumn fest but denied the organization’s request to offer alcoholic beverages in a tent during the four-day event.

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The Chagrin Falls Tigers girls lacrosse team was preparing to play their season opener on April 5 against the Hudson Explorers. Their previously scheduled season opener against the Hawken Hawks had been canceled due to the snowstorm that greeted Northeast Ohio on the first day of April.

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After a promising start to the 2021 season Chagrin Falls Tigers baseball head coach Michael Sweeney said that that he couldn’t have asked for a better start from his team. Despite losing a handful of seniors in the lost 2020 campaign Chagrin Falls was still returning the bulk of its pitching…

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Chagrin Falls Tigers boys lacrosse coach Paul Corto said he knew that the 2021 season was going to present a unique challenge. The goal remained the same as ever which was to repeat as Division II champions, but the four-year head coach expressed that the Tigers would have their work cut out…

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The sign that the Village of Chagrin Falls is ready to return to normal, following a year when COVID-19 closed or canceled most events, came Monday when Village Council approved several requests for use of local parks for a number of different activities.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — With one member voting in the negative, the village Board of Zoning Appeals on Monday approved a variance to enable construction of a stone retaining wall into the south side of the Riverhaus subdivision at 180 Cleveland St.

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This time last year – after many discovered the resulting shutdowns from the novel coronavirus would be much more than an “extended spring break,” as Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine had said then – church leaders looked toward the upcoming Easter holiday with uncertainty as they navigated a new digita…

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New radios for school administrators in the district are expected to help increase the safety of staff and students, as well as create an efficient line of communication with emergency services.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — The new Grove Hill Park Commission, organized to plan the development of the 1-acre green space located at the northwest corner of West Cottage Street and North Main, held its first meeting on March 4 to begin the process of recommending improvements.

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Debbie Bosworth last week expected the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court to consider a plea deal in which she would make full restitution for the $238,000 she has been accused of stealing while working as a clerk in the Village of Chagrin Falls water and building departments.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — The five-member Charter Review Commission met virtually March 4 for its initial session and agreed to discuss extending and realigning council terms, succession planning for the mayor’s position and the petitioning of council to review Board of Zoning Appeal decisions.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — It took more than four years, multiple hearings before the Planning Commission, Zoning Board, Architectural Review Board and an easement from neighbors, but last week all that became history when developer Andrew Brickman and his team broke ground on Riverhaus Chagrin.

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In a special meeting on Feb. 3, Chagrin Falls Village Council voted 6-1 to reverse the Board of Zoning Appeals’ unanimous decision and denied a variance for a barbershop.

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The Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works is holding a virtual open house to solicit public input in the initial design stage of the long-awaited $3.8 million North Main Street Bridge “rehabilitation” project in Chagrin Falls facilitated through the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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Despite the restrictions on public gatherings and other events due to COVID-19, the Bainbridge Civic Club’s popular pancake breakfasts will be offered this year in a very special way. The pandemic has changed everything, so instead of a sit-down event, the pancake meals will be offered in a …

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In a special meeting on Feb. 3, Chagrin Falls Village Council voted 6-1 to reverse the Board of Zoning Appeals’ unanimous decision denying a variance for a barbershop. Council’s vote clears the way for a barbershop to open on the first floor of an office building on Bell Street.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — In a formal letter to the mayor sent last week, members of American Legion Post 383 asked the village to take on management of the annual Memorial Day parade and ceremonies at Evergreen Hill Cemetery, an activity the post had organized for decades.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Should the natural falls west of the Main Street Bridge be permanently illuminated 365 nights a year?

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CHAGRIN FALLS — The new owner of the historic Bancroft House at 3 W. Summit St., last week won preliminary approval from the Architectural Review Board for plans to restore, replace and expand the structure neighbors fought long and hard to save from demolition.

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Chagrin Falls students in grades seven through 12 made the switch to the fully remote learning model starting Monday after Superintendent Robert Hunt’s recommendation last week. The upper grades will remain in the virtual model until at least Jan. 11, with a decision expected on or before Jan. 4.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — In 2021 the eight-day Jewish holiday of Hanukkah will be celebrated Nov. 28 through Dec. 6 and plans are underway to add decorations recognizing the “festival of lights” within the towns array of Christmas decorations.