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MORELAND HILLS — The expansion of Cru Uncorked could begin as early as this month now that Village Council has approved a use variance and a conditional use certificate for the restaurant.

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MORELAND HILLS — As part of the village’s commitment to recycling and sustainability, the Moreland Hills Green Commission is looking into how it can offer composting services to its residents. Daniel Brown of the Rust Belt Riders gave a presentation to the commission on Nov. 4 about the comp…

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MORELAND HILLS — Councilwoman Monica Sturgis brought an idea to the table to ensure that Moreland Hills continues to be a welcoming community for years to come. An inclusion commission, she said, could help promote diversity and inclusion in a variety of capacities, including village events,…

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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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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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With the goal to “sustain Chagrin,” Superintendent Robert Hunt and Treasurer Ashley Brudno nailed down the importance of passing the 3.85-mill school levy on the Nov. 3 ballot in a virtual town hall with district residents. The biggest message was that approval of Issue 20 will not raise taxes.

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MORELAND HILLS — Mayor Dan Fritz said that he has received a series of complaints from residents about late-night lawn mowing. A revised noise ordinance was on the first of three readings last week at the Village Council meeting on Sept. 9 to resolve further disputes.

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MORELAND HILLS — The Board of Zoning Appeals unanimously denied an area variance for a proposed new residential subdivision on Miles Road during their meeting Monday night. The variance would have permitted developer Jason Friedman to bypass a provision in the code for a residential open spa…

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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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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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MORELAND HILLS — In the age of COVID-19, members of the Moreland Hills Parks Commission are getting creative to raise funds. Before the pandemic hit this spring, they toyed with the idea of a run through the village’s parks as a fundraiser. The coronavirus has not slowed them down in plannin…

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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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MORELAND HILLS — Developer Jason Friedman of Addison Properties is proposing a new subdivision called Addison Farms nestled off of Miles Road. It would include eight new single-family homes in a residential open space conservation district. Mr. Friedman has not submitted an official applicat…

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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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School may start a week later than originally anticipated for the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District, and even later for kindergarten, with proposed changes to the academic calendar as officials draft plans to open schools during the coronavirus pandemic.

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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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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.