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CHAGRIN FALLS — Business owner Chris Swanson says he wants village residents to decide if barber shops belong in office buildings and has mounted a petition drive to put the question on the ballot this November.

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With letters circulating that call for the end to the Chagrin schools’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Task Force, a counter petition has sprung up in support of the group.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — There were more questions than answers, last week, when it came time for Village Council to decide which of three designers would be asked to submit plans for a new Riverside Park playground.

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A former Chagrin Falls village clerk indicted on multiple felony charges involving embezzlement of thousands of dollars in village funds avoided jail time for now by changing her not guilty plea to no contest, according to Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court records.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Village Council was slated to choose a designer for the Riverside Park playground overhaul project on Monday but a dispute over how the process was being managed put a temporary hold on the decision.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — A variance, approved by Village Council on Monday, permits ETalian pizzeria at 13 Bell St. to have seasonal patio seating for its customers even though it cannot provide the 16 on-site parking spaces the zoning code demands.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Eight additional charter amendments showed up on Chagrin Falls Council agenda Monday night, but how many will come before voters in the November general election remains to be seen.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Village Council is set to hold a public hearing, June 28, on a zoning amendment permitting retail service businesses in office buildings, but one member advised council colleagues on Monday that she will not vote for its passage.

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Chagrin Falls officials last week moved closer to deciding the look and content of a reinvigorated playground for Riverside Park when the five-member design task force met to review the portfolios of six landscape architects specializing in playscapes.

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In the wake of conflicting guidance from local health departments, Chagrin Falls schools will continue requiring masks indoors for unvaccinated students and staff through the remainder of the academic year in accordance with Gov. Mike DeWine’s announcement.

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Chagrin Falls Tigers baseball head coach Michael Sweeney explained there were still a number of players on the roster who could remember bowing out of the 2019 Division II Twinsburg district semifinals after losing to the Aurora Greenmen. The 21-year Tigers’ coach noted that loss still stuck…

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Chagrin Falls Village Council approved several pieces of legislation on Monday, but two of them were not met with unanimity, which is unusual for this group of village leaders.

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Seeking the thrills of a High Adventure and aspiring to soar with a hopeful Eagle Scout Award, Ellie Deken realized that while Girl Scouts offered similar experiences and accolades, the Scouts BSA was a better fit for her wilderness survival kit.

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The Chagrin Valley Jaycees on Friday afternoon (May 14) sent a letter to the Chagrin Valley Times stating that the autumn Blossom Time carnival has been called off. Jaycees canceled Blossom Time in May of 2020 and delayed the event over Memorial Day weekend this May due to the ongoing corona…

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Under the chairmanship of John Mitchell, the five-member Chagrin Falls Charter Review Commission met for their final session on May 6 to review their work and the two changes recommended for Village Council’s approval.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Memorial Day will be observed with the traditional ceremony at Evergreen Cemetery beginning at 11 a.m. with U.S. Marine Corps veteran Michael McClurg, a 2003 Chagrin Falls High School graduate, serving as this year’s speaker.

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Voters defeated the 6.5-mill new levy for the Kenston Local Schools by significant margins in Tuesday’s primary election. The vote was 1,312 in favor and 3,261 against the levy, according to unofficial results from the Geauga County Board of Elections. The margin was 28.69 percent for the le…

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Chagrin Falls High School grad Kevin Consolo went swimming with the sharks in late September, and this Friday, the nation will watch to find out if he and FTI Brand co-founder Chris Pavlica came out in one piece.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Eddie Tancredi’s un-named pizza restaurant will take up residence in the former Mario’s Spa building at 13-15 Bell Street, but not before a series of zoning approvals and variances are approved by the village.

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On Monday afternoon, Kathryn Garvey made her way to the Chagrin Falls Historical Society for what she thought would be a Safe Routes meeting with the museum President John Bourisseau – perhaps to discuss plans for the next Walk to School – Walk to Town Day, or maybe the annual bike parade.

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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.