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HUNTING VALLEY — The village plans to extend a 12-inch waterline along Chagrin River Road with the help of private property owners, who are contributing to the construction costs. The estimated cost is $804,000, according to Finance Director Brian Coughlin. This figure includes construction …

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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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HUNTING VALLEY — Renovations for the historical White North Stables are in the works with a mezzanine and covered link between the arena and garage next on the list of updates.

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HUNTING VALLEY — The ongoing zoning battle over the future of Roundwood Manor, a 55,000-square-foot historical mansion in Hunting Valley, came before the Eighth District Court of Appeals for an oral argument on March 3. Anthony Coyne, legal counsel for homeowner Sylvia Korey, argued that the…

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HUNTING VALLEY — A push to put residents on the path of recycling and sustainability is being spearheaded by Harry Hawkes Jr., chairman of the Recycling and Waste Management Committee. After Mayor Bruce Mavec named recycling as one of his priorities in the village, the committee came togethe…

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HUNTING VALLEY — Council Clerk Harry Hawkes Jr. is leading a charge in the village to educate residents on recycling. When Mayor Bruce Mavec took office in January, he said that one of his priorities would be recycling. He emphasized the importance of protecting the environment and teaching …

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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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HUNTING VALLEY — As part of the 2021 budget, Hunting Valley officials are planning for road and infrastructure improvements to keep the village moving forward. Major projects that are slated for 2021 include the reconstruction of Chagrin River Road; intersection improvements at Hillbrook Dri…

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After months of following guidance from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health for reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Orange City School District is considering veering away from the county’s recommendation.

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The Orange City School District plans to implement its hybrid model on Oct. 19 after spending weeks devising a schedule for each building, ordering plenty of personal protective equipment and fielding hundreds of questions from parents.

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PEPPER PIKE — The Orange Board of Education passed a resolution to allow four students living on North Pointe Drive at The Pointe subdivision to remain in the Orange schools, even though they live in the Beachwood City School District, Orange school board President Beth Wilson-Fish said on S…

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HUNTING VALLEY — After three historical preservation groups filed an amicus brief in support of saving Roundwood Manor, local homeowners filed their own court action against the proposal to change the mansion to condominiums. The Daisy Hill Neighborhood Association along with five others fil…

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PEPPER PIKE — The Orange Board of Education members brought the discussion of a new front entrance at Orange High School back to the table at their Monday meeting. Discussion should begin early, they said, to ensure safety for the children at the school and to stay on track for prime constru…

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Director of 21st Century Curriculum Karen Moore said that this fall, Orange City School District students will have a new and improved version of virtual learning.

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After calling off sports practices at the end of July, Superintendent Lynn Campbell announced last week that sports were to resume on Monday for the Orange City School District.

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HUNTING VALLEY — Council members passed a resolution on Aug. 11 to recognize village officials and local donors who helped preserve a 5-acre parcel that was originally set for development. Residents and the Hunting Valley Foundation raised $275,000 to buy a lot at the northeast corner of Sha…

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More than 170 people joined the Orange Board of Education meeting on Monday to hear about the district’s plans for reopening this fall. In the meeting that lasted three and a half hours, 24 parents and students expressed their disappointment with Orange’s reopening plans. Some were requestin…

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HUNTING VALLEY — Mayor Bruce Mavec took office in January and has already begun to tackle several goals in his first four-year term, including updating the zoning code, informing residents about recycling and acting as a good neighbor and member of the Orange school community.

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Orange Superintendent Lynn Campbell presented two recommendations for returning to school this fall, a blended learning option and a fully remote option. Two hundred people piled into the Zoom meeting on Monday to hear proposed plans for the Orange City School District.

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Despite a delay of guidance from Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, Superintendent Lynn Campbell said that the Orange City School District is exploring multiple options for returning to school this fall.

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HUNTING VALLEY — Village Engineer Joe Ciuni said that County Line Road is on schedule to be completed by Sept. 11 after a series of delays in 2019. The total project cost is $3.9 million with Hunting Valley paying $2.6 million and the Geauga County Engineer’s Office covering $1.3 million.

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HUNTING VALLEY — After a lengthy council discussion last week about residents who violate local exterior lighting limitations, Mayor Bruce Mavec said that the village will review and address the issue.

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HUNTING VALLEY — Homeowner Sylvia Korey will not give up on the fight to preserve her historic house, she said, which is why she refuses to accept the recent ruling from Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge David Matia.

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Many local governments are not holding public meetings remotely during the current stay-at-home order, despite the passage of House Bill 197 signed into law on March 27, allowing Ohio communities to do just that during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Mayor Bruce Mavec of Hunting Valley worked quickly to address a letter that was mailed out last week to encourage residents to vote down the Orange Community Education and Recreation levy renewal that was supposed to be on the Tuesday primary ballot. Director of the Ohio Department of Health…

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HUNTING VALLEY — In May of 2018, Sylvia Korey filed a lawsuit against the Village of Hunting Valley after she was denied a special use permit to turn her historic mansion, Roundwood Manor, into six luxury condominiums. There has been no word from Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Judge David Mati…

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HUNTING VALLEY — Technology guru Dan Grajzl is the newest council member, replacing former councilman Bruce Mavec who now serves as mayor, the highest elected position in the village.

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PEPPER PIKE — At the end of 2019, the Orange Board of Education discussed a $2.5 million locker room renovation at the high school. The conversation soon expanded to include plans to renovate the front entrance of Orange High School and the board on Monday reviewed two rough sketches.

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At a special meeting on Dec. 17, the Orange Board of Education voted 4-1 to approve a proposal from ThenDesign Architecture to offer design services for the women’s varsity locker room renovation at a cost of $175,000. ThenDesign Architecture will make drawings for the project to update part…

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Giant Eagle announced last week that the grocery chain plans to eliminate all single-use plastic from its operations by 2025 in an effort to improve the environment. Starting Jan. 1, the chain plans to stop using plastic bags at its Cuyahoga County stores, supportive of the county ban. The s…