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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…

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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 …