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GATES MILLS — Residents demanded answers about constant power outages from Dean Hayne, regional external affairs representative for FirstEnergy. With the heavily wooded areas and low population density in Gates Mills, residents said they are often at the end of the line to have their power r…

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GATES MILLS — William Mangelluzzi, 48, of Gates Mills pleaded guilty in federal court on July 13 to charges for his role in a conspiracy to operate an illegal gambling business and attempted income tax evasion, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan.

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GATES MILLS — Members of Village Council have stated a significant change in the revenue sharing agreement for the Gates Mills Land Conservancy levy this fall and plan to inform residents of the proposed shift in funds.

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GATES MILLS — William Mangelluzzi, 48, of Gates Mills pleaded guilty in federal court on July 13 to charges for his role in a conspiracy to operate an illegal gambling business and attempted income tax evasion, according to Acting U.S. Attorney Bridget M. Brennan.

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GATES MILLS — Residents engaged in what resembled a community forum at the Village Council meeting on Tuesday regarding the upcoming levy for the Gates Mills Land Conservancy, a topic that has drawn much attention since officials announced a potential change in the revenue sharing agreement.

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GATES MILLS — Kathy Vegh Hughes is the last person you would expect to keep chickens. Often sporting a dress and high heels, she does not wear a typical outfit one might expect to enter her chicken coop. She took her business experience, love of animals and sense of style to create Cutest Co…

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The Gates Mills Garden Club will host its biannual flower show July 16-17 at Esquire’s Cottage, the club’s private property. The show will specialize in horticulture, featuring cuttings and flowers from annuals, perennials, shrubs and trees. There will also be expertly arranged potted plants…

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GATES MILLS — Discussions continue between Village Council and the Gates Mills Land Conservancy on the future of the levy, but council members have expressed varying opinions on how the tax revenue should be spent.

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GATES MILLS — Craig Steinbrink was appointed to Village Council following a series of interviews at a special council meeting on June 12. Mr. Steinbrink, 43, will fill the seat of Mary Reynolds, who resigned after the executive session due to a move to South Carolina.

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GATES MILLS — When Michael Cleveland learned how to play the fiddle, he had no aspirations to become a band leader. He started taking lessons at age 4 and quickly learned bluegrass music, later becoming a Grammy award-winning artist. He now leads the band Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper an…

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GATES MILLS — Village Council is working to iron out a revenue sharing agreement with the Gates Mills Land Conservancy if the renewal levy is approved on the Nov. 2 ballot. The conservancy recently announced its changing mission from land acquisition to stewardship, leading council members t…

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Members of the Gates Mills Fire Department assisted Mayor Karen Schneider and council members to push their new fire truck into the station on June 8 as part of a village tradition. The village purchased the new fire truck in 2018 and it has been in service for a year. The ceremony did not t…

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GATES MILLS — Chestnut Run homeowner Thomas Peter has appeared before the Board of Zoning Appeals twice about a pickleball court that encroaches on a neighboring property, which is protected by a conservation easement through the Gates Mills Land Conservancy and the Western Reserve Land Cons…

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GATES MILLS — Councilwoman Mary Reynolds announced her resignation at a special council meeting on May 27. She said that she is retiring early to benefit from tax advantages by declaring her primary residence as South Carolina instead of Ohio. Mrs. Reynolds and her husband, Tim, will spend w…

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GATES MILLS — The Gates Mills Land Conservancy is reflecting on a turning point in its mission. For the last 30 years, volunteer board members have focused on acquiring large tracts of land in the village and environmentally sensitive areas, such as properties with the Chagrin River. Board P…

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The Gates Mills Fire Department responded to a fire in a field at North Chagrin Reservation of the Cleveland Metroparks on March 24. Fire Chief Tom Robinson said that the fire was “suspicious” because there was no known cause or ignition source.

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GATES MILLS — Vince Stafford, a junior defenseman for Gilmour Academy Prep Hockey, is giving back to his community through his love of the sport. In a year filled with challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic, Vince found a way to follow his school’s mission to create a more humane and jus…

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GATES MILLS — After repeated power outages in the village due to winter storms, Mayor Karen Schneider invited Dean Hayne, regional external affairs consultant for FirstEnergy, to speak with council members and residents.

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Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, will retain his seat in the Ohio Senate after winning the District 24 race against Solon Democrat Tom Jackson in Tuesday’s general election.

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GATES MILLS — After several months of studying ways to reduce the village’s $450,000 deficit, the Long Range Financial Planning Commission met to report its findings. The commission identified areas to increase revenue and cut expenditures but taking action on any options would be left to Vi…

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GATES MILLS — The Planning and Zoning Commission last week voted to recommend changes to village sign regulations, which will soon go before Village Council. Law Director Todd Hunt said that this is a “really busy election season” and there are a lot of yard signs up in the village. Mayor Ka…

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GATES MILLS — The Planning and Zoning Commission last week voted to recommend an ordinance to protect riparian setbacks surrounding the village’s waterways. Legislation to implement riparian setbacks is meant to protect land that is near rivers and streams by listing permitted and non-permit…

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GATES MILLS — From the beginning, Councilman Chip AuWerter, chairman of the shared services subcommittee of the Long Range Financial Planning Commission, has emphasized his goals. The committee was set up to understand the police, fire and service departments in the village and compare their…

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GATES MILLS — Members of the Village Council Long Range Financial Planning Commission are continuing to study ways to decrease the anticipated $450,000 yearly deficit. Councilwoman Ann Whitney chairs the subcommittee on taxes, which met last week to further discuss taxes that would bring mor…

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GATES MILLS — For at least the past 70 years, the Village of Gates Mills has celebrated Independence Day with a popular parade through the main drag of town, Chagrin River Road. Children scampered about picking up candy thrown from cars and floats while members of the Mayfield High School ba…

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GATES MILLS — Due to a delay in the Central Collection Agency processing information, the village’s switch to the Regional Income Tax Agency has also been pushed back. Gates Mills was supposed to switch from CCA to RITA for its municipal income tax collection by June 30, but Gates Mills Tax …

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GATES MILLS — As part of a plan to decrease the village’s ongoing deficit, which is estimated at $450,000 for 2020, a group of residents and village officials reviewed possible cost saving from shared services.