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As fire Chief Frank Zugan stressed each word of the name Chagrin Falls Suburban Volunteer Fireman’s Association, fellow first-responders in the firehouse training and meeting room sat back and chuckled at the mouthful, agreeing that while there is nothing inherently wrong with the name, it n…

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Monday’s Village Council agenda included legislation allowing Mayor William Tomko to apply for a series of no-cost and low-cost loans to finance long-planned water improvements.

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The Chagrin Falls Board of Education Finance Committee discussed three new scenarios for a potential levy that include certificate of participation financing, known as COP. The panel may be ready to make a recommendation to the board by February or March to get the levy on the ballot for thi…

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Taking Gilmour Academy’s top six scorers against Hawken School’s top six scores, it would have been a close game. But the Lancer cagers had too much depth during a home rout against their rivals on Saturday night in Gates Mills.

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On Monday, Summit and Cottage Street neighbors calling themselves the Save Grove Hill gang came before Chagrin Falls Village Council with petitions in hand and heartfelt comments on their lips to plead their case against development of the iconic incline and entrance to the village.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Save Grove Hill supporters were halfway through their impassioned comments before Village Council on Monday when a representative of the Western Reserve Land Conservancy stepped forward to offer the organization’s assistance.

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It’s January and cold, dark and bleak outside. Just the combination of elements that make folks rush home from work on a Friday night, pull the covers up over their heads and not surface again until Monday morning.

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The Federated Church of Chagrin Falls celebrated its 100th year of spiritual service to the community in 2019, but the congregation has extended the celebration to pay tribute to a mission that has long been an important part of its mission – music.

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Members of the Chagrin Falls Board of Education discussed concerns surrounding the two possible sites for new tennis courts at a recent meeting, and ultimately moved forward with the continued investigation of both sites with a decision on either one in two weeks.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — The Village Planning and Zoning Commission is set to meet Monday night, but it is unclear whether members will reconsider a zoning amendment which, if passed, would throw 12 residential properties into non-conforming status.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Take the edge off the winter doldrums with an encore screening of some of the most talked about films from the 10th Annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, which broke attendance and growth records in 2019.

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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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The Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District’s board last week agreed to add $543,000 to the 2020 budget to build tennis courts after residents spoke about the need to make good on a promise to replace the courts eliminated during a project.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — South Main Street residents stood in line after Monday’s Village Council meeting to offer their driveways as locations where police are welcome to park and watch for speeders.

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Treasurer Ashley Brudno presented a five-year financial forecast for the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District to the school board recently, focusing on cash flow, improvement projects and the possible need for a levy within the next four years.

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Betty Weibel of Chagrin Falls began volunteering at Fieldstone Farm Therapeutic Riding Center in the 1990s. Years later, she has written a book centered on a local woman’s inspirational story linked to the help of therapeutic riding.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — In years past, the holiday season and all of its attractions has been sponsored by a single organization. This year, however, it is a collaborative of downtown merchants, arts organizations, civic groups and village government who will make things merry and bright. 

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Developer Robert Vitt was on Tuesday morning’s Architectural Review Board agenda with an application to move the house at 3 W. Summit St. to provide space for a new outbuilding. He left the meeting asking to demolish it instead.

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Two business owners in the Chagrin Valley have teamed up to create a product aimed to convince customers to shop local. The collaboration combines each business’ focus to create what they’re calling the Bangle Clutch, which has garnered enthusiasm from customers already.

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Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District board President Katherine Garvey and Superintendent Robert Hunt reported on the progress of fiscal and educational plans and highlighted continued student success last week.

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Of the 20.4 million living veterans across the nation, several dozen gathered locally with family and friends Monday at Chagrin Falls Fire Station to celebrate Veterans Day. The event was supported by Chagrin Falls VFW Post 12067 and Chagrin Falls American Legion Post 383.

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These firefighters would take the shirt off their back for a good cause, and they did just that recently when they went topless for a much-anticipated G-rated, 18-month calendar featuring members of the Chagrin Falls Suburban Volunteer Fireman’s Association .

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The incarceration of Haitian immigrant Ansley Damus in the Geauga County jail prompted some Chagrin area residents to lend support to the man held for two years under a U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement Agency order.