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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…

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MORELAND HILLS — The refreshed Brady Middle School opened its doors for the start of the 2019-20 school year as the $7.8 million renovation came to a close. After two years of renovations divided into three phases, the school has many new features, including a media center, collaborative spa…

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The Western Reserve Land Conservancy recently earned national accreditation from the Land Trust Accreditation Commission, making it one of six conservancies in Ohio with this notable distinction. The conservancy, headquartered in Moreland Hills, is the largest land trust in Ohio.

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Sometimes a face-to-face thank-you is worth the extra effort. Carole DePaola drove more than two hours last week to thank state Rep. Juanita Brent, D-Cleveland, in person for her quick action to protect the Orange City School District from losing millions in revenue during the state budgetin…

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The horses are gone and the tents have come down at the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field in Moreland Hills following the 2019 Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic. As the annual equestrian extravaganza wraps up, organizers report the horse show was a success by all standards.

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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.