Local governments could get a financial boost now that the Ohio Senate approved a bill to accept $350 million in federal funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act.
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…
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.
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…
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…
In February, spirits were high as members of the Finance and Budget Committee looked to place a levy on either an August or November ballot for the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District.
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.
Celebrations for Memorial Day will look different across the Chagrin Valley and Geauga County this season as community leaders are forced to adjust their plans in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis.
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.
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.
The Chagrin Falls school board Finance Committee must, once again, head back to the drawing board as members look to putting a levy on the November ballot.
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.
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…
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.
It’s back to the starting line for Chagrin Falls district financial objectives after school leaders last week decided to cancel plans for a 7.9 mill levy on the fall ballot due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
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.
While talks were loose and no plans official, Chagrin Falls Superintendent Robert Hunt said district officials are discussing how to hold a virtual graduation with the state-mandated closures surrounding the coronavirus health crisis.
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.”
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.
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.
CHAGRIN FALLS — Village Council members met virtually from home or office by linking their computers using free streaming platforms and smartphones on March 31.
The Geauga County Maple Festival, professional sports and even the 2020 Summer Olympics, among many other major events, have stepped aside to make way for the coronavirus pandemic sweeping across the globe. Blossom Time, just the same, is not immune to this wave of cancellations.
The Ohio General Assembly last week extended the March 17 primary election allowing registered voters to cast absentee ballots by mail through April 28.
Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 197 into law last Friday offering temporary emergency relief in response to the COVID-19 health emergency. The bill includes a wide variety of changes ranging from education to healthcare to utilities, all tools to mitigate the impact of the contagious and …
As COVID-19, a novel coronavirus, spreads throughout the state, everyday life for many Ohioans has been turned upside down. One of the biggest changes has been Gov. Mike DeWine’s order to close all non-essential businesses, which will impact the economy for months.
Orange City School District Superintendent Lynn Campbell announced Monday that the Orange High School locker room and front entrance renovation project is on hold due to the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19 that has shut down the schools and other operations.
BAINBRIDGE –– Township trustees tabled an agreement with the Western Reserve Land Conservancy at a meeting last week concerning fencing approval of the two dog parks at Centerville Mills.
CHAGRIN FALLS — As unlikely as it may seem, local first responders are practicing a form of “social distancing” even as they protect and serve the public.
Students and parents alike are making adjustments as they wrap their heads around distance learning under Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s March 12 order to close schools for an “extended spring break.”
CHAGRIN FALLS — Late last week, Village Hall deemed the COVID-19 outbreak dire enough to start sanitizing every village-owned push-button, nob or railing people use or touch.
CHAGRIN FALLS — Village Engineer Timothy Lannon told council on Monday that the Cuyahoga County Department of Public Works is working on specifications for the rehabilitation of the Main Street Bridge and will have bids ready to advertise by the end of this year or early in 2021.
CHAGRIN FALLS — A contract for the East Washington Street sewer rehabilitation, waterline replacement and street resurfacing project was awarded by Village Council on Monday to S.E.T., Inc., whose $3,032,008 bid came in $220,000 lower than the engineer’s estimate.
CHAGRIN FALLS ─ For the second time in two months, Chagrin Falls Village Council has given a thumbs down to a recommendation from its Planning and Zoning Commission.
Chagrin Falls’ sanitary sewer customers will soon see a rate increase for the service. To understand why, residents are invited to tour the 50-year-old wastewater treatment plant at 10:30 a.m. or noon on Saturday.
Chagrin Falls is piloting a program to help strengthen social and emotional support for students across the exempted village school district by looking at data collected through student surveys.
The Chagrin Falls boys were chasing their program’s first district gold in the 200-yard freestyle relay during the Division II Northeast Ohio meet on Friday at Cleveland State University’s Busbey Natatorium.
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…
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.