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NEWBURY — While meetings have continued in person for the township, trustees are looking at continuing their Zoom subscription for at least the next couple of months with COVID-19 cases on the rise and uncertainties on video and audio retention policy.

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NEWBURY — Township trustees are seeking methods to make a dangerous crossroads in the community safer after a car crash resulted in the death of two Cuyahoga County men last month.

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NEWBURY — The township trustees, in a special meeting last week, released a formal update on their proposal to acquire the former Newbury school campus, stating that it is a “unique opportunity” for residents to control the future of the property.

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NEWBURY — With trustee approval, the township Task Force Committee submitted a formal proposal on the former Newbury campus to the West Geauga Local School District right up against the June 14 deadline.

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A two-vehicle fatal crash on Sperry Road, at the intersection of Fairmount Road, in Newbury Township, claimed the lives of two Cuyahoga County men last week.

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NEWBURY — A town hall is in the works for the township’s Task Force Committee to answer residents’ questions about the initiative for acquiring the former Newbury school campus.

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While a community center in the middle of Newbury Township would be an asset to surrounding residents in line with West Geauga Local Schools’ mission, such a project may yield a low return and require significant taxpayer funding, according to David Hollister of Newmark Real Estate of Ohio.

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Based on preliminary findings on a highest and best use study of the former Newbury school property, a community center is still likely, among other possible uses like industrial, office and warehouse, residential cluster development or standard housing.

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NEWBURY — The township’s Task Force Committee is inching ever closer to developing a formal proposal to the West Geauga Board of Education in acquiring the former Newbury Local School District property by engaging their real estate attorney to make one final request for missing information.

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NEWBURY — After several anecdotes of frustration over acquiring the former Newbury school campus, the township’s Task Force Committee is looking to development a nonprofit that would perhaps be the solution to a catch-22 situation and reigniting community engagement.

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NEWBURY — Members of the Newbury Task Force committee vented their frustrations with the West Geauga Local School board last week regarding missing information needed to make a proposal to the district on the former school property in the township.

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NEWBURY — With receiving nearly $300,000 on hand in CARES Act funding from the state, township trustees are looking to potential subgrantees to help in the use of the funds before the Nov. 20 spending deadline.

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NEWBURY — Residents should still see overall savings in their property taxes if the township asks voters for an additional levy to purchase the former Newbury school property, some task force members said. Trustee Greg Tropf, however, said he was not so sure.

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Former Newbury teachers now working in the West Geauga Local School District will retain their seniority, potentially sparing them from being first to the chopping block in the event of a reduction in force, according to a newly minted agreement.

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The first animals that a visitor to Harvest Bell Farm in Newbury Township will likely notice are the chickens. Filling the entrance of the farm owned by Tiffany Mushrush Mentzer are striped barred rocks and solid black Australorps chickens leisurely strolling around the lot, their bright red…

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Despite their reopening plan in place, West Geauga addressed some primary concerns with the restart of schools this month amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. An established committee intends to investigate the matters further.

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The West Geauga Local School District is planning to implement two models for reopening schools for the 2020-21 academic year this August, giving families the option to choose between entirely online or onsite.

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West Geauga Local Schools rolled out two new stakeholder committees to continue the discussion of Newbury school facilities and the reopening of the 2020-21 school year.

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After months of planning and several joint community input meetings, the West Geauga and Newbury local boards of education are now looking at how to move forward with having better insight on community wants and concerns for the Newbury schools’ facilities.

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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.