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MORELAND HILLS — Ethan Spencer, who is running for council during the Nov. 5 general election, said he wants to bring a new perspective to the village leadership.

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The Western Reserve Land Conservancy does more than just conserve land. Although it recently hit a landmark for conserving more than 55,000 acres of land, the organization also made strides in sustainability at its headquarters in Moreland Hills. Along with other efforts to conserve energy a…

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MORELAND HILLS — The battle over sanitary sewers raised its ugly head again last week when a dozen residents voiced their concerns about the new policy before council and Mayor Susan Renda. The residents complained about the exorbitant cost of abandoning their septic tanks and said that the …

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MORELAND HILLS — People under the age of 21 can no longer buy tobacco products in the village. The new law approved by council raises the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old in an effort to promote health and safety.

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The Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic’s culminating event on July 14 carries its name proudly: the $50,000 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund Cleveland Grand Prix. To shorten the name would do a disservice to its top sponsor who began supporting the prestigious heritage horse show in 2018.

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MORELAND HILLS — Councilman David Emerman is seeking re-election this fall saying that he aims to maintain the rural charm and financial stability of the village. In June, he pulled a petition at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections for an unexpired term ending in 2021.

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MORELAND HILLS — Councilman Steve Richman pulled a petition at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to run for re-election this fall, with a goal of continuing to serve village residents.

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When the Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic comes to town in July, it will bring more than just horses. The annual equestrian event is sure to deliver a financial impact to the valley communities with additional revenue, jobs, promotion and more.

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Axiom Development Group broke ground on Moreland Commons at a ceremony on May 21. Bryan Stone, principal of Axiom, spoke to an audience of more tha 30 people, including Moreland Hills Mayor Susan Renda and future homeowners, about the new housing development on Chagrin Boulevard.

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MORELAND HILLS — The legacy of President James A. Garfield is likely to never fade thanks to the help of local volunteers and history buffs. The Garfield cabin, a replica of the president’s birthplace in Moreland Hills, opened for the summer this past weekend.

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MORELAND HILLS — Mayor Susan Renda is applying for a NatureWorks grant after the village Parks Commission decided to tear down the house on the hill and build a pavilion on the property instead. Council passed a resolution on May 8 authorizing the mayor to apply for the grant from the Ohio D…

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MORELAND HILLS — The Cleveland Chapter of the National Council of Jewish Women recently awarded the Arline B. Pritcher Award for Outstanding Community Service to Marcy Schwartz of Moreland Hills.

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MORELAND HILLS — Mayor Susan Renda announced that she will not seek re-election this fall after serving as village mayor for the last 12 years. Two days after Mayor Renda announced her retirement, Council President Dan Fritz pulled a petition at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to run …

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MORELAND HILLS — Repair or demolish? That was the question members of the new Parks Commission asked last week when they gathered at the village-owned structure known as the house on the hill located at 3800 Chagrin River Road.

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Actors Benjamin Frayser and Anita Benedetti portrayed former President James A. Garfield and his wife, Lucretia, at the annual meeting for the Friends of the Orange Library on Sunday when the group planted a tree in memory of the famous couple.

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MORELAND HILLS — Village Engineer Jeff Filarski is writing a new policy to define “accessibility” and create a method to determine if houses will be required to tie into a sanitary sewer line. After the Cuyahoga County Board of Health informed 23 residents that they were required to abandon …

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MORELAND HILLS — After hearing concerns from residents who were required to abandon their septic systems and tie into the sewer line within six months, the village and Cuyahoga County Board of Health put a hold on the mandate to determine what it means to be accessible to the sewer line.

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MORELAND HILLS — The Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field will host the United States Dog Agility Association’s All-Around Dog Agility Championships this July. This popular canine sport comes July 4-7, just at the same time as the Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic to take place July 4-14.

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MORELAND HILLS — Village Council last month placed a six-month moratorium on short-term rentals and is now considering the consequences that could arise from allowing residents to rent accessory structures on their properties.

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Steve Bittence of Axiom Development Group said that he expects to break ground on Moreland Commons at the end of April or early May. Moreland Commons is a new $10 million development with 41 single-family homes and six townhouses on Chagrin Boulevard in Moreland Hills. According to Mr. Bitte…

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“Last year was an exciting year for the village as businesses started opening at Pinecrest,” Orange Village Mayor Kathy Mulcahy said during the Muffins with the Mayors meeting last week with other leaders of valley communities.

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MORELAND HILLS — Nearly 20 residents were given six months to abandon their septic systems and connect to a nearby sanitary sewer line at an estimated cost of $15,000 per household, according to Village Engineer Jeff Filarski.

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MORELAND HILLS — Village Council was to consider a six-month moratorium on short-term rentals this week to give officials time to determine what, if any, controls should be put into place.

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MORELAND HILLS — Renee Tuttle, principal of Moreland Hills Elementary School, is working toward training more teachers in the area of reading recovery, an intense intervention approach for first-graders struggling with reading.

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High winds with gusts of more than 60 mph pulled down trees, power lines and even an apartment building roof on Sunday throughout the Chagrin Valley and Geauga County. Crews this week continued to clear debris and large trees that blocked a number of roads, including Chillicothe (Route 306) …

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Regionalism is what the Chagrin/Southeast Hazmat Response Team is all about. Everyone benefits from a small investment that offers great capabilities, said Mark Vedder, director of the team and a Chagrin Falls firefighter. The hazmat team serves 33 communities in the Chagrin Valley and beyond.

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MORELAND HILLS — Village council passed an ordinance this month to consent to the Ohio Department of Transportation’s $1.4 million project to repair a landslide edging up to Route 87 near Chagrin River Road.

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ORANGE — Mayor Kathy Mulcahy proposed an extension of a $5 million recreational trail project to connect with the Orange City School District campus, offering children the chance to ride their bikes and walk to school.

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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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Movie director Creighton Vero left Hollywood to make his next movie closer to home. As a Cleveland native, Mr. Vero chose various locations around northeast Ohio, including Hiram House Camp in Moreland Hills, to film his new movie “Year of the Beetle.”