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CHARDON — City Council Safety Committee members last week discussed updates to the Emergency Operation Plan, including who would declare or sign emergency orders, the mayor or the city manager.

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Chardon residents will have to wait a little bit longer to pick up a caramel Frappuccino or other favorite coffee drink at Starbucks after the Planning Commission last week continued its discussions with Sommers Development Group for the drive-thru at a new Starbucks proposed for the city.

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The Chardon Board of Education Monday congratulated the Chardon High School varsity football team for its achievement in being the 2020 Ohio High School Athletic Association Division III State Football Champions. The board’s resolution honored team players, coaches and staff.

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With all facility rentals currently closed until further notice due to the pandemic, the Chardon Park and Recreation Board is turning its attention to planning programs for next spring and summer of 2021.

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Known for its artistic merit and commitment to excellence, Thrive Performing and Visual Arts immerses its participants in a one-of-a-kind experience and will bring that brand to a wider audience at its new home in the Geauga Theater on the square in Chardon.

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Chardon City Council last week set goals for next year including the initiative to be pedestrian friendly, retain excellent services to residents and continue a competitive salary compensation to attract and retain employees. The discussion surfaced during a pre-budget session where council …

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Chardon High School went to hybrid learning this week because of an increase in students and staff members being quarantined districtwide due to the coronavirus. That was just one of the many changes made by the school district in response to the rising local numbers in the ongoing pandemic.

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The Chardon Planning Commission approved Aveni Chardon LTD’s request for architectural review of exterior renovations to the Chardon Plaza Marc’s storefront at the commission meeting on Monday.

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CHARDON — Geauga County residents will not have to wait much longer for a return of the arts on the square as the city makes a decision on a new operator for the historic Geauga Theater.

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The Chardon Local School District Board of Education met Monday to make modifications to its Return to Learning Plan providing increased flexibility as recommended by Superintendent Michael P. Hanlon, Jr.

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CHARDON — The city’s ad hoc theater committee is one step closer to choosing a new operator for the historical Geauga Theater on the square and annex building located at 101 and 106 Water St. previously occupied by the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild.

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The city of Chardon on Thursday filed a lawsuit against Geauga County Commissioners seeking a guarantee that certain county offices would remain in the city as the county moves forward with plans for a new $30 million office building in Claridon Township.

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CHARDON — Even with decreased tax collections due to the COVID-19 pandemic, city Finance Director Mate Rogonjic told members of the Water and Sewer Committee last week that collection rates have not been impacted as much as anticipated.

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In response to issues the district is having with busing services, the Chardon Board of Education last week agreed to hire Community Bus Services of Eastlake to provide management services for the district transportation department at the request of Superintendent Michael Hanlon.

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Sommers Real Estate Group Principal Contractor Greg Sommers said it’s possible for the Starbucks being planned for construction at 255 Center St., where one of the legs of the square meets Cherry Avenue, to open as soon as the second quarter of next year.

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CHARDON — Road Department Superintendent John Washco said that his crew installed 446 feet of 15-inch pipe and three catch basins on Clark Road, which Trustee Tim McKenna said will allow the road to open for the rest of the winter.

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As part of their Black Originators and Leaders and Doers employee research group, Verizon Wireless has partnered with Ten10 Design, LLC in Chardon, a black-owned business, to produce and sell custom T-shirts. The groups will donate $5 from each sale to the National Urban League, a nonprofit …

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Chardon — Trustees were at a standstill as they continue to determine uses for the remaining $46,000 in federal CARES Act funding after Trustee Charles Strazinsky expressed dissatisfaction with the quotes received for new flooring in the office building.

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Chardon — The iconic gazebo in the heart of the square will finally see some new life after two years of review and discussion, as City Council last week agreed to award a restoration project contract.