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The Newbury and West Geauga boards of education are back on track for determining the future of Newbury’s property after two joint virtual meetings with residents and township trustees last week. The districts also opened a survey for community input as Newbury prepares to become part of the…

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The Newbury and West Geauga boards of education are back on track for determining the future of Newbury’s property after two joint virtual meetings with residents and township trustees last week. A survey is now open for community input as Newbury prepares to become part of the West Geauga d…

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NEWBURY — The ReStore property for the Lake-Geauga Habitat for Humanity is under consideration for sale, according to Executive Director Jim Thie. He said that he will be “testing the marketability” of the property after the COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented challenges for the organization.

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Donald A. Sinkovec, 46, of Newbury Township was indicted by a Geauga County grand jury last week on multiple child pornography-related charges. He is scheduled for arraignment in the Geauga County Common Pleas Court on May 26.

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The end of the school term rapidly is approaching, and for the Newbury Local Schools, summer break will be more than the completion of the academic year, it will be the forever end of the district with the territory transfer to West Geauga Local Schools going into effect on June 30.

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Despite the outward disapproval of district parents in previous community meetings, the West Geauga Board of Education approved the reconfiguration of the elementary schools Monday night. In the same vote, the board also approved the establishment of one or more stakeholder committees to eas…

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West Geauga Local Board of Education approved the annual guidelines for open enrollment for the 2020-21 school year on Monday night with changes to caps for new students coming into the district, transportation and notification dates for acceptance.

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Five candidates, including one incumbent, are vying for two seats on the Newbury Board of Education as the district prepares to become part of the West Geauga Local School District for the 2020-2021 academic year.

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A short-handed Geauga County Educational Service Center voted unanimously last week in the second of two votes to approve the territory transfer of Newbury School District to the West Geauga.

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In a board report during the West Geauga Board of Education meeting Monday, Board Member Kathy Leavenworth informed that, based on preliminary information, the Newbury referendum petition did not acquire the requisite number of signatures to put an issue on the March ballot pertaining to the…

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A petition drive to allow Newbury Township residents to vote on the Newbury School District territory transfer to West Geauga Schools fell short last week.

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The Geauga County Educational Service Center backtracked last week, giving new life to a petition drive to stop the territory transfer of Newbury schools to West Geauga.

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The Geauga County Educational Service Center is shifting into reverse this week in its drive to join Newbury and West Geauga school districts.

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Newbury Township Trustees agreed last week that they will remove themselves from the Newbury Joint Recreation Board in the future, but want to move slowly to allow for a smooth transition to an independent organization.

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Newbury Township Trustees agreed last week that they will remove themselves from the Newbury Joint Recreation Board in the future, but want to move slowly to allow for a smooth transition to an independent organization.

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While awaiting a vote from the Geauga County Educational Service Center on a potential territory transfer of the Newbury Local Schools into the district, the West Geauga Local School District is moving forward with preparations of various tasks that will need to be accomplished in the year b…

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With several large ongoing projects, including the proposed territory transfer with Newbury Local Schools and a potential bond issue for new construction and building renovations, the West Geauga Local School district is opting to make communication with parents, residents and stakeholders a…

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The Geauga County Educational Service Center Governing Board set two dates Tuesday to decide whether to finalize the territory transfer of Newbury Local Schools to the West Geauga School District after hearing proponents and opponents on that transfer.

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After several fits and starts along the way, medical marijuana became available to patients with doctor recommendations at dispensaries throughout Ohio beginning in January. Six months later, the program is running fairly smoothly but there is still room for improvement, industry officials said.

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While the West Geauga Board of Education still needs to vote to confirm its willingness to move forward with a proposed territory transfer with Newbury Local Schools, school officials are completing their due diligence on how the consolidation would impact the district.

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The Newbury Board of Education Monday approved the resignation of five district educators and coaches, including the high school assistant principal. The board also reappointed supplemental positions for the 2019-2020 school year.

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Two residents have entered the race for the expiring seats on the Newbury Board of Education during the general election in November, both focused on uniting the township and ensuring a smooth transition if the proposed territory transfer with the West Geauga Local School District moves forward.

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As promised, Newbury Board of Education began cutting staff Monday, citing the continuing declining enrollment.

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The former Wicked Woods Golf Course in Newbury and Burton townships has a new name, and its banquet facilities will be open for limited rentals starting next month.

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While Geauga Park District Natural Resource Management staff continues to formulate a comprehensive land management plan for the former Wicked Woods Golf Course, the park district Board of Commissioners is considering how to operate the banquet facility at the front of the property.

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As with every issue and decision the Newbury Local School District deals with over the next few months, open enrollment into and out of the district will be impacted by the proposed territory transfer to West Geauga Local Schools beginning in the 2020-2021 school year.