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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.

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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 …

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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Chagrin Falls schools are another step closer to the return of their tennis courts after the board of education awarded a contract for the project.

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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.

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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.

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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…