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As the mixed race population grows, more families are faced with tough conversations about race in America, according to co-director of “Mixed” Leena Jayaswal. She spoke at a panel discussion about mixed race with a South Russell couple, Christina and Lazaro Lopez Jr., following the showing …

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Much has been written, said and filmed about the United States immigration problem, but none were more unique than the story told in “The Last Out,” this year’s winner of the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival’s David Ponce Best of the Fest Award.

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In the Village of Chagrin Falls, nine candidates are running for seven council seats. Five are incumbents and four are new to the local election process. All terms are for two years.

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Tears hit the field at Bomber Stadium during pre-game festivities of Kenston High School’s varsity football game when more than 30 alumnae of the Bomberettes dance team returned to honor head coach Kathy Werner at the helm for 30 years.

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Amidst the vibrant yellow, orange and red foliage in downtown Chagrin Falls stands the beloved steeple at Federated Church. Whether you’re taking a brisk walk in the autumn air, browsing shops in the plaza or going out to enjoy a nice dinner, you’re likely to see the enchanting structure.

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While passing time at home during the height of the coronavirus pandemic, Friday Tomko stumbled upon a video of a Wreaths Across America service held in Paoli, Pennsylvania. That viewing inspired the longtime Chagrin Falls resident to bring that service to the Chagrin Valley.

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The 12th edition of the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival has begun and there is plenty more to enjoy, including the annual Awards Show recognizing this year’s “best of the best” films and filmmakers in nine categories.

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Matt Dolan, currently a state senator, announced his bid for the U.S. Senate last week. After going on a statewide listening tour this summer, state Sen. Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, determined that he could win the U.S. Senate race. His experience and positive results resonated with the resident…

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The documentary “Fireboys” is a coming-of-age story on incarcerated youth as they train to become wildland firefighters and transition out of a correctional facility. The film, which follows several young firefighters in California, will make its Ohio premiere at the Chagrin Documentary Film…

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Cleveland Indians owner Paul Dolan will help kick-off the Oct. 5 opening night of this year’s 12th annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival and world premiere of “War of the Diamond,” the story of the only pitch that ever killed a major league baseball player.

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The Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District last week expanded its mask mandate to all students, staff and visitors while indoors. The Sept. 23 announcement emailed to parents implementing a universal approach was a change from the previous policy of masks required only for those in k…

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Fiscal responsibility and COVID-19 protection measures are the top issues for the six candidates running for three seats up for grabs on the Kenston Board of Education during the Nov. 2 general election.

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Some of the more accessible, free and easy attractions of the upcoming Chagrin Documentary Film Festival are the shorts, films of less than 40 minutes whose subjects range from the light-hearted to thoughtful visual essays to informative investigations into any one of a diverse number of subjects.

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Residents on Monday again voiced concerns about mask requirements in regard to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic during the Kenston Board of Education meeting.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Chagrin Art Pour Restaurant Group has taken ownership of the Inn of Chagrin, almost 94 years to the day since its establishment. The group also has plans in the works to revitalize formerly vacant buildings on West Street in the village’s downtown theater district with two re…

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Village Council on Monday placed a temporary hold on a contract to extend the Vincent Street Arboretum trail after adjoining Low Street residents pointed out the impact it would have on their short, four-home, dead-end street.

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The Greater Cleveland League of Women Voters is holding a candidate forum at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 23 in the Atrium of Hamlet Retirement Village in Chagrin Falls.

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Changes in how their charitable giving program is supported would make the Chagrin Valley Jaycees fundraising efforts impervious to bad weather and immune to another worldwide pandemic like COVID-19, which canceled the last two Blossom Time festivals, the organization’s major fundraiser.

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Tickets go on sale this week for the 12th annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival set for Oct. 5-10, which this year offers a line-up of 97 “real life” stories from 38 countries along with accompanying events and filmmaker appearance designed to add breadth and depth to several of this year…

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In the Aug. 28 edition of the Times about the Chagrin Falls village council race, information about one candidate was misstated.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — A referendum petition challenging a zone change that proponents say would further damage an already-struggling retail community, were filed too late for the Nov. 2 general election and must now wait until the May 2022 primary election.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — There will be nine candidates running for seven, two-year village council seats Nov. 2 but two incumbents were not on the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections petition list.

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There is a formal list of candidates and issues in Cuyahoga County for the Nov. 2 election. The filing deadline for candidates was Aug. 4. There are contested elections for council members in Gates Mills, Orange Village and Pepper Pike. There are also contested school board elections for Cha…

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There is a uniqueness in the Chagrin Valley and its scenic surroundings. That has forever impressed artist John Corrigan, who has been painting scenes from the valley for many years. Many of his renditions focus on the Village of Chagrin Falls and surrounding areas including an aerial shot o…

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CHAGRIN FALLS — About 35 people gathered in Chagrin Falls Township Hall on Tuesday for a discussion on critical race theory with Jane Timken, a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate. The seat is currently held by Rob Portman, who announced that he is not running for re-election. His seat is u…

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Village Council has approved an application for use of Triangle Park for a one-time only Food Truck Festival complete with live music and an arrangement of tables and chairs.

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Opening night of this year’s 12th International Chagrin Documentary Film Festival sticks close to home with the screening of “War on the Diamond,” the story of the 1920s Cleveland Indians and the pitch that hit and killed Tribe shortstop Ray Chapman, fest officials announced this week.

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Following a meeting last week with more than 100 community members in attendance regarding the district’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Justice Task Force, the Chagrin Falls Board of Education met in a special work session Monday to carry the conversation forward, looking toward unity, tr…

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Former utilities and building department clerk Debbie Bosworth, who pleaded no contest to multiple charges of theft in office, was sentenced on Monday to two years of probation by Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court Judge Holly Gallagher.

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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.