Former Newbury teachers now working in the West Geauga Local School District will retain their seniority, potentially sparing them from being first to the chopping block in the event of a reduction in force, according to a newly minted agreement.
The Chester Township Fire Department will be getting new handheld radios and mobile radios for the fire trucks through a pooled grant that township Fire Chief John Wargelin is organizing.
Despite their reopening plan in place, West Geauga addressed some primary concerns with the restart of schools this month amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. An established committee intends to investigate the matters further.
On Monday, Jacqueline Baker and 22 other former Newbury district teachers filed a lawsuit in Geauga County Common Pleas Court against the West Geauga Local School District to recognize their seniority as teachers, which would protect them if the district chooses to reduce its number of employees.
The Board of Developmental Disabilities received the Geauga County Commissioner’s approval to award a $440,000 contract for roof repairs and replacement for the department’s administration building.
All students in the West Geauga Local School District, whether they opted for in-person or virtual instruction for the upcoming school year, may be looking at a remote start for the first three weeks of school.
As Ohio continues to recover from the recent COVID-19 shut-down, one of the most popular fitness centers in the area is poised to make a successful comeback.
The West Geauga Local School District is planning to implement two models for reopening schools for the 2020-21 academic year this August, giving families the option to choose between entirely online or onsite.
CHESTER — The resignations of two fire department employees had township trustees questioning last week how to retain firefighters that are being funded through a levy approved by voters last year to pay for six new full-time positions.
CHESTER — Township trustees gave a nod to a tentative 2021 spending plan following a workshop during a special Zoom meeting on June 25.
Independence Day is normally celebrated in Chester Township with a parade, but this year the pace will be slower for what event organizer and township Trustee Walter “Skip” Claypool called a walk for freedom.
West Geauga Local Schools rolled out two new stakeholder committees to continue the discussion of Newbury school facilities and the reopening of the 2020-21 school year.
CHESTER — The township could see an increase in insurance premium payments due to the number of claims filed this year, a representative from CareWorks told trustees last week.
CHESTER — More than 800 residents did not receive the community questionnaire seeking input on the township’s future due to problems with the mailing list, trustees confirmed during a special meeting on Tuesday.
Celebrations for Memorial Day will look different across the Chagrin Valley and Geauga County this season as community leaders are forced to adjust their plans in the wake of the COVID-19 health crisis.
“For those who thought a virtual graduation was going to be boring, it’s not,” West Geauga Superintendent Richard Markwardt said. “It will be anything but boring, but it will also be very nontraditional.”
CHESTER – The township Police Department will be seeing new vehicles on the road after trustees agreed to purchase of two Ford Explorers from Lebanon Ford during a May 7 meeting.
Chester Township Police Chief Mark Purchase will be serving as the temporary superintendent of the township Road Department for an undetermined amount of time. Trustees approved the measure during a special meeting on April 27.
Chester Township is now the owner of a new riding mower and the lessee of a new copy machine thanks to action by trustees during a special meeting on April 23.
Chester Township Trustees last week accepted the resignation of Road Department Superintendent Joe Fornaro effective May 1. Mr. Fornaro will begin a new job at the Kirtland Service Department, the trustees announced at a special meeting on April 16.
Coming two months after the 2020 U.S. Census was initially mailed but aiming to gather data of a more qualitative nature, Chester Township has finalized a community questionnaire to be distributed to residents in May.
Chester trustees want to know residents’ opinions about life in the township. That’s why the board plans to send out questionnaires to every household later this year. Trustees approved a contract with Weekley’s Mailing Service of Berea for $5,685 to cover printing, preparing, mailing and po…
The Solon Board of Education on Monday approved two bids for upcoming construction projects, one to replace the roof of Parkside Elementary School and the other to replace the drying system in the Solon High School Natatorium.
With the end of the school year in sight, the West Geauga Local Schools Board of Education is looking at summer projects and changes to start times for next year.
“I realized that I was looking at an animated art form, and it made my heart skip a beat,” Chester Township resident Elliott B. Weiss said of his first experience with the Annual Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.
AUBURN — After the Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously denied several variance requests from Redwood USA, LLC in a standing room only meeting last week, longtime resident Dee Belew questioned procedures, noting the lack of trustees’ involvement and public notification.
Despite the outward disapproval of district parents in previous community meetings, the West Geauga Board of Education approved the reconfiguration of the elementary schools Monday night. In the same vote, the board also approved the establishment of one or more stakeholder committees to eas…
After open meetings with district parents, the West Geauga Local School Board of Education agreed to remove the vote on grade-leveling Westwood and Lindsey elementary schools from the agenda Monday night.
“We are very good stewards of our taxpayer dollars,” Treasurer Karen Penler of the West Geauga Local Schools said as she presented the updated five-year financial forecast for the district Monday night. While expenditures remain consistent and within means, however, there are some uncertaint…
After a recent incident involving a West Geauga High School teacher who allegedly used an image with racial implications in a class presentation about voter eligibility, the local school district’s Board of Education decided not to fire the educator, stating the use was of poor judgment and …
“People often ask, ‘What can I do to help our veterans?’” said Judy K. Zamlen-Spotts who has a passion for supporting men and women who have served in the military.
The West Geauga Local Board of Education held a rescheduled special meeting Monday night where they passed a resolution to formally accept the territory of the Newbury Local School District.