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An audience of more than 200 people gathered to probe the Pepper Pike City Council and Orange Board of Education candidates with questions about the future of the city and school district at Candidates Night on Tuesday. Residents wanted to hear their stance on issues such as the Gates Mills …

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GATES MILLS — Six candidates running for four Village Council seats and the one candidate for treasurer gathered on Sept. 22 for a candidates forum, where they addressed hot topics like the potential deficit, preservation, development, transparency, communication, and their relationship with…

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GATES MILLS — Nearly 40 people gathered in the basement of the Gates Mills Community House on Sept. 8 to share their thoughts on the conservation levy, which is up for renewal on the Nov. 2 ballot. For the most part, the residents questioned why the village needs half of the levy funds.

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GATES MILLS — The Friends of the Gates Mills Library members plan to resume their annual dinner to honor and support the Cuyahoga County Public Library, which continued to provide services to the community through the COVID-19 pandemic.

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GATES MILLS — Six candidates are vying for four council seats in Gates Mills in the Nov. 2 election. Elections in Gates Mills are usually uncontested, but a variety of topics have brought new candidates into the race.

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Gates Mills Land Conservancy President Rob Galloway said that he was happy to see Village Council’s unanimous votes in favor of the conservancy at the Aug. 10 council meeting but anticipated a significantly higher revenue split for the levy.

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There is a formal list of candidates and issues in Cuyahoga County for the Nov. 2 election. The filing deadline for candidates was Aug. 4. There are contested elections for council members in Gates Mills, Orange Village and Pepper Pike. There are also contested school board elections for Cha…

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GATES MILLS — A Chagrin Valley tradition was born 50 years ago when the Gates Mills Film Club showed movies in the Community House on Sundays. Resident Mauro “Mo” Novello suggested showing artwork in between film reels.

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GATES MILLS — Mayor Karen Schneider and Village Council recently voiced support for the new revenue sharing agreement between the village and the Gates Mills Land Conservancy. The 50/50 split for levy revenue is a win for the conservancy and the village, officials said.

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GATES MILLS — Village Council approved a $57,500 contract with CT Consultants for professional planning services to develop a comprehensive plan for Gates Mills. Councilman Chip AuWerter, who is spearheading the master planning effort, expects that work will begin in October.

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GATES MILLS — Village Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to place the Gates Mills Land Conservancy levy renewal on the Nov. 2 ballot. They also passed the revenue sharing agreement, which indicates a 50/50 split in levy funds between the conservancy and the village.

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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…