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Newcomers have thrown their hats into the ring in the Orange Village Council race where five candidates are running for three four-year terms during the Nov. 5 general election. Councilman Herb Braverman and Councilwoman Frances Kluter are not running for re-election.

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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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State Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, sat down with local officials last week to address the Hunting Valley amendment, a provision in the state biennial budget that would have stripped between $3 million and $6 million from the Orange City School District. Though Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed th…

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The Orange City School District is working to decrease spending on outside staff training, according to 21st Century Curriculum Director Karen Moore. Teachers and staff members are now required to give more information about conferences and travel expenses during the application process.

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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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ORANGE — The Planning and Zoning Commission last week voted unanimously against requiring sidewalks on both sides of new streets in the village. Councilman Jud Kline said commission members determined that a sidewalk mandate would add a step to the plan approval process.

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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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ORANGE — With the construction of the village’s new recreational trails, police have observed vehicles on the trails. In an effort to separate pedestrians and cyclists from vehicles, council this month approved a ban on vehicles driving on village trails.

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Meredith Bond, an experienced professor and administrator, filed her petition to run for the Orange Board of Education during the Nov. 5 general election. She said that she wants to offer Orange students an outstanding education while being fiscally responsible at the same time.

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ORANGE — Amanda Kurland, the co-owner of Corky and Lenny’s, is running for a Village Council seat during the Nov. 5 general election. Mrs. Kurland will be competing for one of the four council seats in a field of six total candidates. Three seats up for grabs are for four-year terms, and one…

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Orange City School District officials are expecting a drop in earnings on the system’s $31.5 million investment portfolio since the Federal Reserve Bank cut its benchmark interest rate in late July. The Fed cut the rate by 0.25 percent, the first decrease since 2008, according to Orange scho…

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ORANGE — Council President Brandon Duber filed his petition to run for another term on Village Council, leaving Mayor Kathy Mulcahy unopposed so far in her pursuit of a seventh term during the Nov. 5 general election.

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ORANGE — Staci Adelman Vincent announced her candidacy for a seat on Village Council. Ms. Vincent said that her experience in broadcast journalism and serving the Orange City School District allows her to connect easily with a diverse group of people.

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ORANGE — Pradip Kamat, a 25-year-resident of the village, has thrown his hat in the ring for a council seat up for grabs on Nov. 5 in a bid to have a hand in shaping the community’s future.

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ORANGE — Brent Silver is looking to increase his involvement in the village by running for a council seat this fall. With the intent of continuing former Councilman Ron Barron’s legacy, Mr. Silver pulled a petition at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections last week.

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ORANGE — After interviewing 15 candidates to fill the council seat vacated by the death of Ron Barron, Village Council appointed Alan Charnas to fill the spot. With prior experience in village affairs and a background in business, council members said Mr. Charnas was the best candidate for t…

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ORANGE — Kids of all ages packed the Curiosity Cube at Pinecrest last week to try their hand at science and math experiments. The young scientists were inspired by the Curiosity Cube, a 22-by-15 foot shipping container with activities to learn about the periodic table of elements.

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ORANGE — After Councilman Scott Bilsky recently learned about a meeting regarding development in the Chagrin Highlands, a discussion ensued with council and Mayor Kathy Mulcahy last week about transparency with her administration.

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ORANGE — Council President Brandon Duber is asking council to consider requiring sidewalks in private developments. Mr. Duber said that the lack of sidewalks causes a safety hazard and the village is ultimately responsible for protecting residents.

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ORANGE — The renovation to spruce up 53-year-old Brady Middle School is ramping up as the school year winds down. The renovation is in its third and final phase with a price tag of $3.9 million, but Director of Business Operations Ted Roseberry said that the project is running $50,000 under budget.

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ORANGE — Orange firefighters are suiting up for the summer with their new fire truck, a pumper that boasts additional pumping ability and storage space. The pumper truck, delivered in April, is costing the village $460,000, Assistant Fire Chief Dan Fritz said.

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ORANGE — Council President Brandon Duber last week pulled a petition from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to run for mayor this fall and would face Mayor Kathy Mulcahy, who has served in the top village office since 1996.

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Orange senior Eddie Harrell was the meet MVP, and deservedly so, but the depth of Lion sprinters was too much for Geneva to handle during the Chagrin Valley Conference track and field championship last week in Pepper Pike.

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ORANGE — Treasurer Dana Kavander is working with the Regional Income Tax Agency to ensure that the village receives income taxes from employees working at stores in Pinecrest after a website error directed businesses to make the payments to other local municipalities.

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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.

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PEPPER PIKE — As Orange Community Education and Recreation offers more programming every year, the Orange City School District is looking for ways to pay for it all. The school district serves as the fiscal agent for OCER, and officials are considering increasing the recreation levy or the a…

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ORANGE — Village Council earlier this month approved a variance for phase seven of the Lakes of Orange housing development after Council President Brandon Duber clarified requirements for acreage and open space in the project area.