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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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MORELAND HILLS — Village Council met on June 3 to iron out details of the proposed slope stabilization project along the Chagrin River and to address any lingering concerns with the project managers. Council was expected to vote on a conditional use permit on Wednesday.

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Director of Student Support Services Kersh Naidu and Moreland Hills Elementary School Principal Renee Tuttle are working on a multi-tiered plan to address the changing social and emotional needs of their students. Superintendent Lynn Campbell said that a plan is necessary to address a change…

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MORELAND HILLS — A newly minted mountain bike course was discovered by village officials in Forest Ridge Preserve causing erosion and property damage, according to Mayor Dan Fritz. Officials suspect the trail was blazed by teenagers on land designated for passive use.

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Rainfall failed to discourage patrons from heading to open-air patios as area bars and restaurants offered outdoor table service this past weekend for the first time since the state closed sit-down dining nine weeks ago to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

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MORELAND HILLS — In a special meeting on April 1, council members discussed the need for $656,000 in cuts due to the unknown financial state of the village during the coronavirus pandemic. Treasurer Prashant Shah said that there is a widespread fear of an economic downturn and money packaged…

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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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MORELAND HILLS — Hiram House Camp is still planning for summer camp to start on June 8, Executive Director Courtney Guzy saud, despite the unknown future of statewide restrictions due to the COVID-19 health crisis.

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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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Members of the Outreach/Fundraising Committee of the Parks Commission are strategizing on how to raise money and define the Moreland Hills parks corridor. The committee met recently to discuss how to promote the village’s parks and create a brand within 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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MORELAND HILLS — After former Mayor Susan Renda retired at the end of 2019, Mayor Dan Fritz hit the ground running at the start of 2020. He went through a period of transition with the former mayor before being sworn in on Jan. 6. Mayor Fritz, who also works as a firefighter, plans to priori…

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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…

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Community bans on single-use plastic bags may become obsolete after the Ohio House of Representatives last week passed a bill taking away local control of that issue. With a plastic bag ban already in effect in Orange Village and a Cuyahoga County ban set to begin Jan. 1, local leaders are c…

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After adopting a new online tool for math called DreamBox, students at Moreland Hills Elementary School are showing major strides in math concepts, according to math coach Christa Krohn.

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Mayor Susan Renda of Moreland Hills is retiring at the end of the year after 12 years in office and her colleagues are recognizing her contributions. Earlier this year, the Chagrin Falls Fire Department awarded Mayor Renda with the title of honorary fire chief. Mayor Renda is the fourth pers…

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MORELAND HILLS — Councilman Steve Richman was victorious in the general election on Tuesday in addition to newcomers Ethan Spencer and Laura Kozminski-Vanderhart, who will join Village Council in January. Councilman Dan Fritz ran unopposed for mayor and Councilman David Emerman ran unopposed…

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Candidates in council and school board races across the eastern suburbs of Cuyahoga County filed the required campaign finance reports last week with one of the largest contrasts seen in the Orange Board of Education race.

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Residents gathered last week to hear from the three candidates running for two Orange Board of Education seats during two separate well-attended forums in Pepper Pike and Orange Village. Though residents asked about the high per-pupil spending and seventh-grade math proficiency, much of the …

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MORELAND HILLS — Mayoral and council seats are up for grabs in the village during the Nov. 5 general election. Council President Dan Fritz is running unopposed for mayor since Mayor Susan Renda is retiring after 12 years in office. In the race for Village Council, four candidates are competi…

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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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MORELAND HILLS — The village will pay for repairs to sewer laterals in rights of way for sanitary and storm sewers due to a new policy adopted by Mayor Susan Renda. Up until now, residents were required to finance the work even if the repair was in the right of way, not on private property.

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Meredith Bond is running a unique campaign to capture a seat on the Orange Board of Education. Dr. Bond, a resident of Hunting Valley, is hosting a private fundraiser next week with the invitation listing contribution levels of $500, $1,000 and $2,500.

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MORELAND HILLS — Representatives from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health appeared before council recently to address lingering questions about the sanitary sewer tie-in mandate. Overall, county Sanitarian Program Manager Nate McConoughey said that the mandate came from the county board of h…