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.
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.
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.
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…
The Ohio Department of Education was poised to release annual report cards sometime this week to districts statewide, but the Orange Board of Education review preliminary district results at a retreat last Friday.
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…
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.
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…
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.
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…
MORELAND HILLS — For spectators of the $50,000 Lindsay Maxwell Charitable Fund Cleveland Grand Prix, the most nerve-wracking part is always the wait to see which riders, if any, will make it to a tie-breaking jump-off round.
The Chagrin Falls Fire Department constantly trains to offer high quality services to the residents they protect. In a practice burn on June 27, firefighters engaged in practice drills of searching for a victim, handling hose lines and working together as a team.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
MORELAND HILLS — The Chagrin Hunter Jumper Classic opens on Independence Day and show manager Phil DeVita said he plans to make the 55th event another top-notch show.
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.
“I’m Red Raider born and Red Raider bred,” is a verse likely to be shared next month by dozens of former Red Raider Camp alumni at a special reunion.
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.
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.
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.
CLEVELAND — Cuyahoga County residents will soon say goodbye to plastic bags as the county council banned single-use sacks at retail stores in an 8-3 vote last week.
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…
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.
MORELAND HILLS — Nearly 40 Progressive Corp. employees arrived at Hiram House Camp last week to give back to the community by helping the camp prepare for the summer season. Hiram House, which hosts hundreds of kids every summer for camp, put the employees to work around the campsite on Hira…
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 …
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.
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.
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 …
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.
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.
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.
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…
MORELAND HILLS — Lochspur Lane resident Mehran Saboori appeared before council last week asking the village to consider offering financial assistance to residents who must tie into the sanitary sewer line and abandon their septic tanks.