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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.

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With the district set to return to school on Aug. 31, the Chardon Local School District Board of Education Monday approved the Return to Learning Responsible Restart plan.

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The Geauga County Department of Water Resources is “running out of time” with the construction season almost up for the Chardon Township wastewater treatment and sewer project, Director Steve Oluic told county commissioners last week.

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Chardon Township resident and former Zoning Commission member Michael Danzig plans to file a lawsuit against the township to pay for his legal fees after he hired an attorney to help mediate a zoning dispute with his Hosford Road neighbors, township officials said.

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CHARDON ­— The city Water and Sewer Committee is looking to streamline the billing process for residents by paring down the amount of line items on water and sewer bills from six items to four after Finance Director Mate Rogonjic completed a study.

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CHARDON — While playgrounds, workout stations, baseball fields and pickleball courts are currently open at the city’s outdoor recreation areas, the volleyball and basketball courts and the skate park will be closed until further notice, Recreation Director Adam Rogers said during a Monday meeting.

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In a year that has taken so much from people and families in Geauga County, Melanie Scanlon, executive director of local nonprofit Leadership Geauga, said her organization thought it was important to celebrate winning the Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce’s Organization of the Year award.

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CHARDON — The Planning Commission on Monday granted preliminary approval to Sommers Development Group for its Thistlecreek Development, a 31-unit detached single-family home planned residential subdivision.

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Chardon Local School District officials on Monday unveiled an extensive back to school plan based on a color-coded, four-part model that mirrors the state’s alert system determined by the increased number of coronavirus cases in each county.

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Following recent cases of police brutality across the country and resulting protests, the Chardon Police Department is looking at daily practices as Ohio leaders push for statewide oversight through proposed meaningful law enforcement reforms.

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A crowd of residents vehemently spoke out on Monday against rezoning a residential area on Pearl Road to make way for a new cell tower during a Chardon Township Board of Zoning Appeals meeting.

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The City of Chardon’s projected 2021 tax collections look about 5 percent slimmer than the previous yearly estimates, but the rest of the city finances will make up for it, Finance Director Mate Rogonjic said last week during a hearing on the 2021 spending plan.

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The playground at Chardon Township Park is once again open to the public after township trustees last week agreed to spend $2,240 on new specialty playground mulch.

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A day shy of the end of the 2020 fiscal year, the Chardon Schools Board of Education approved a number of financial and administrative items during a board meeting broadcast via YouTube on Monday.

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“I have a question for you,” Chardon City Manager Randy Sharpe said last week at the start of the State of the City meeting. “If 2020 was a drink, what would it be?” He paused. “Colonoscopy prep,” he quipped adding, “everyone must be muted because I hear nobody laughing.”

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CHARDON — “We want to make a statement that, clearly and unequivocally, our community and its leader are disturbed by the death of George Floyd,” Mayor Dan Meleski told council last week.

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Chardon Local School District officials are turning their efforts to planning for the 2020-21 academic year, and have outlined possible models of operation, Superintendent Michael Hanlon announced at the Board of Education meeting on Monday.

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Chardon’s ad hoc theater committee will soon move forward with hearing proposals from different local arts organizations who want to use the spaces that the Geauga Lyric Theater Guild formerly occupied at 101 and 106 Water Street in Chardon.

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Chardon Township Fiscal Officer Ilona Daw-Krizman told trustees last week that she pinpointed $35,000 in the township’s spending plan that could be delayed.