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As a starting point in the budget process, Chardon City Council last week approved the 2022 preliminary tax budget following a public hearing that reflects anticipated tax revenue at 2019 collection levels.

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Chardon Planning Commission members last week approved a variance request from Rick Sommers from Center Cherry, LLC to allow for the installation of an overhead electric service line for the new Starbucks coffee house.

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The Chardon Board of Education Monday approved the district’s permanent appropriations of $59.9 million to close out the 2021 fiscal year.

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Mapledale Farm Landscape Supplies was named Small Business of the Year during the Chardon Area Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Banquet and Awards Ceremony held June 15 at the St. Denis Golf Club.

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Seeking to end the ongoing litigation between the county and Chardon in regards to the construction of the new office building in Claridon Township, the Geauga Commissioners are declaring the case has no standing as there is no intention to move the county seat from the city.

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The City of Chardon filed a motion for summary judgment on Thursday in Geauga County Court of Common Pleas, asking the court to declare that the usual office of the Geauga County Board of County Commissioners be maintained in the Geauga County seat in the City of Chardon and not moved out of…

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CHARDON — Residents will be seeing more trees around the city now that it’s spring planting time. The Chardon Shade Tree Committee met on Monday to discuss details of plantings.

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Retired Geauga County Sheriff Daniel Claire McClelland, 67, died Wednesday after a long illness, officials from the sheriff’s office announced.

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The Chardon Hilltoppers baseball team was riding a high after a wild game against Western Reserve Conference rivals the Kenston Bombers on April 7 when they snatched victory from the jaws of defeat by scoring two runs in the bottom of the seventh to walk it off. It seemed that Chardon was be…

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After countless hours of working with venues and collaboration with the student body, Chardon High School’s outdoor commencement ceremony is expected to take place at 7:30 p.m. on May 28 at Chardon Memorial Field.

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An Aurora resident was charged with aggravated vehicular homicide and OVI following a SUV-pedestrian accident on March 26 in Bainbridge where a man was killed, according to Chardon Municipal Court records.

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CHARDON — The city Park Board is busy making plans for the upcoming summer season conducting phone interviews for part-time summer staff with the intention of operating a normal schedule this year.

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CHARDON — Signage changes and altering of trim colors will be coming soon to the Walmart Supercenter after city Planning Commission members last week approved plans for exterior renovations at the Meadowlands Town Center.

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CHARDON — Work is scheduled to begin on the Chardon Avenue and Canfield Drive road pavement improvement project beginning in the late spring or early summer, city officials said last week.

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CHARDON — The Tax Incentive Review Council met on March 2 to discuss the city’s tax increment financing and residential incentive district balances for Hidden Glen, Cider Mill, Windemere & Willow-Tree and Thistle Creek.

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CHARDON — The Water and Sewer Committee last week discussed the city’s aging water system and the pros and cons of constructing an additional water tower.

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Chardon residents can look forward to picking up an iced coffee or java chip Frappuccino at Starbucks after the city Planning Commission approve the concept plan of Sommers Development Group for the proposed drive-thru at the corner of Cherry Avenue and Center Street.

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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 …