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The Chagrin Falls Exempted Village Schools Superintendent Robert Hunt accepted a new position at Barrington 220 Community School District in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Hunt plans to finish the academic year with Chagrin schools “to support the transition to the next leader,” the district stated …

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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.

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During their Nov. 24 meeting, the Chagrin Falls Board of Zoning Appeals voted 5-0 to grant a variance to restaurant developers Rick Doody and Joe Saccone for physical changes to a nonconforming building, the former Gamekeepers Tavern on 87 West St.

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Saying he has the backing of health care professionals and business leaders, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed a bill that would give the General Assembly oversight over health orders.

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There is the overused saying about life and lemons, which will be avoided here while discussing the state of the economy in downtown Chagrin Falls among independent business owners during this impossible year of COVID 19 in the make-or-break holiday season of 2020.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Cottage-style restaurants are out and big-upscale bar restaurants are in, and without the latter, Rick Doody and his partner Joe Saccone may not take on the former Gamekeepers Tavern as their next project.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Plans for a proposed retaining wall at Batuqui Restaurant, 17 E. Orange St., came as a surprise to the village Architectural Review Board during a Tuesday morning meeting when members learned work on the structure was well underway.

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Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, will retain his seat in the Ohio Senate after winning the District 24 race against Solon Democrat Tom Jackson in Tuesday’s general election.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Members of the village Architectural Review Board got a first look at plans for 87 West St., Tuesday morning, but in the end asked restaurant developer Rick Doody and architect Rick Siegfried to revise and resubmit the project.

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In light of two positive COVID-19 cases, the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District has its sights set on mid-November for potentially “flipping the switch” to an all-in learning model, Superintendent Robert Hunt said last week. He said he expects to make a formal recommendation to t…

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CHAGRIN FALLS — While village Architectural Review Board members indicated they did not oppose demolition of an existing garage on the historical Bancroft house property, their Tuesday morning vote to OK the move was put on hold pending approval of the structure which would take its place.

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With the goal to “sustain Chagrin,” Superintendent Robert Hunt and Treasurer Ashley Brudno nailed down the importance of passing the 3.85-mill school levy on the Nov. 3 ballot in a virtual town hall with district residents. The biggest message was that approval of Issue 20 will not raise taxes.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — David Walker and Angela Huang, co-owners of Winds of Change and Gypsy Sole, have been named in a civil lawsuit alleging sexual harassment. Three former employees who are residents of Bentleyville, Hudson and Mentor, filed the complaint in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court on…