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Fiscal responsibility and the success of students are issues that have surfaced in the Orange City School District Board of Education race. Vying for the two seats on the Nov. 5 election ballot are incumbents Melanie Weltman and Beth Wilson-Fish as well as political newcomer Meredith Bond.

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GATES MILLS — After three years of grant writing, designing and execution, the bank stabilization project for the Chagrin River is complete. The village worked in partnership with Chagrin River Watershed Partners and three private property owners to stop erosion along the river bank and main…

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GATES MILLS — Council members Jay “Chip” AuWerter, Sandra Turner and Ed Welsh are running for re-election this fall. At this point, there are no challengers to the three incumbents.

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GATES MILLS — Mayor Karen Schneider is running for re-election this fall and plans to “refresh” various parts of the village. After the grand opening of Marston Park in June, a longtime dream for Mayor Schneider, she said that she wants to update a few other things in her next term.

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GATES MILLS — After a sparse turnout at a May meeting to educate the community about protecting their watershed, Councilwoman Ann Whitney is seeking to inform residents about riparian zones and draft an ordinance for stream bank management.

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GATES MILLS — The Western Reserve Land Conservancy honored Gates Mills resident Betsy Juliano in June for her contributions to the organization. Ms. Juliano, 63, was given trustee recognition after serving as a board member for the conservancy for 12 years.

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Area residents will see two major road projects begin in June on Cedar and County Line roads and can expect road closures for several months. The projects span Hunting Valley and Gates Mills villages in addition to Russell Township.

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GATES MILLS — Only five teachers across the country are bestowed with Northwestern University’s Distinguished Secondary School Teacher Award. This year, Bob Shurtz, a calculus and physics teacher at Hawken School, is one of the five winners.

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Friends of the Gates Mills Library invite two local film experts to discuss the film industry in Northeast Ohio at the library’s annual dinner on May 9. President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Film Commission Ivan Schwarz and Director of the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Mary Ann Ponc…

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GATES MILLS — After some Village Council members indicated they would not move forward with new zoning for a 16-house cluster development, a group of residents began writing requests for how to handle the master planning process and gathering input from the community for zone changes.

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GATES MILLS — Council is no longer considering changing the zoning code to accommodate a proposed cluster housing development on Chagrin River Road, according to council members. Councilwoman Sandra Turner said that council decided not to move forward with the plan, which was discussed at a …

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GATES MILLS — More than 50 residents filled the basement of the Gates Mills Community House last week during the monthly council meeting to voice their opposition to a proposed cluster housing development on Chagrin River Road, even though the item was not on the agenda. About 15 residents s…

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GATES MILLS — Nearly 60 residents filled council chambers and overflowed into the lobby at Gates Mills Village Hall last week to hear from Mayor Karen Schneider on a proposed cluster home development that would need a significant change in the zoning code’s residential land requirement.

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GATES MILLS — The 48th Annual Gates Mills Art Show will open this Sunday to display up to 150 works from local artists, including paintings, drawings, graphic prints, photographs and sculptures. The judges for the show, known as icons in the Cleveland art community, said that they are lookin…

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Gilmour Academy athletic director Sean O’Toole announced the hiring of Anton Trifonovs as the head coach of the varsity girls soccer team earlier this month. He succeeds Joe Ciuni, a 2003 Gilmour graduate who led the Lady Lancers to a 48-8-5 record in three seasons at the helm, including a D…

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GATES MILLS — Council is working to rewrite village logging ordinances that now do not align with rules from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. Village ordinances on the books are too “restrictive,” said ODNR forester John Kehn, who is now working with officials to revise village laws…

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GATES MILLS — Decades before Netflix and live streaming became the go-to sources of entertainment, people searched radio channels for dramas and comedies. One of the classics is “The Thin Man,” a 1936 comedy-mystery radio play that follows the story of a married, crime-busting duo, Nick and Nora.

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PEPPER PIKE — Third-graders at Moreland Hills Elementary School are learning about kindness rocks by working with a business headquartered in Pepper Pike. GoRock, a worldwide network of painted rocks, works to spread happiness across the world, one painted rock at a time.

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Beth Wilson-Fish and Deborah Kamat on Monday were named the new president and vice president of the Orange Board of Education, respectively. The elections, however, brought a contentious discussion among board members regarding the candidates and the transparency of the board.

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A project to restore a leg of the Chagrin River in Gates Mills is underway, supported by funding from an Ohio Environmental Protection Agency grant. The village is working to improve the water quality and stabilize the bank at Old Mill Road and Chagrin River Road.

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PEPPER PIKE — Governor-elect and current Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine met with an Orange High School government class on Monday at the school to talk about issues facing the state of Ohio.