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The Orange Board of Education approved the five-year forecast on Monday, which gives a long-term view of the district’s finances. It is difficult to forecast the district’s financial position into the future, Treasurer Todd Puster said, due to much uncertainty related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Superintendent Lynn Campbell shared plans to “right-size” the administrative team by eliminating several positions. When he took his position at the Orange City School District in the summer of 2018, one of his goals was to direct dollars to student services and help the district operate eff…

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Faculty, staff and administrators at the Orange City School District are teaming up on a social justice initiative. There have been conversations throughout the district on diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice for many years, employees said, but they are hoping that changes will s…

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ORANGE — Village Council approved a maximum expenditure of $45,000 for two years of service with Flock Safety, a company that makes security cameras. Orange is the latest community in the Chagrin Valley to use these cameras, joining Bainbridge, Gates Mills, Hunting Valley, Pepper Pike and others.

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The Orange Board of Education invited the mayors of Hunting Valley, Moreland Hills, Orange Village, Pepper Pike and Woodmere to a board meeting to share updates from the school district and each of their communities. The officials discussed the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic and housing dev…

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Orange Community Education and Recreation partnered with the Orange Branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library to create Don’t Judge a Book by its Cover, a family reading project to have meaningful conversations about inclusion, equity and social justice.

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Former employee Christine Mancuso filed a lawsuit against the Beechmont Country Club in Orange Village and its general manager, Richard LaRocca, on March 5 for age and sex discrimination.

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Director of Curriculum and Instruction Karen Moore presented details of the Orange City School District’s extended learning plan at the Board of Education meeting on Monday. This program will include targeted experiences for students who are behind or at risk of failing a course. The program…

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Nina Turner, a former state senator, is running to fill Marcia Fudge’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. President Joseph Biden selected Ms. Fudge to serve as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was sworn on March 10 after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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ORANGE — The Beachwood Inn on Orange Place Drive went into foreclosure and sold for $3.05 million, according Cuyahoga County Sheriff’s Department sales records. The property was purchased by Walnut Hills LLC, whose spokesperson is Randy Kertesz. The foreclosure auction was ordered by the Cuy…

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ORANGE — Councilman Judson Kline and Councilwoman Staci Vincent are heading the village’s Committee on Social Justice and Racial Equity. They plan to engage the community and pursue appropriate actions and policies to make the village welcoming to all people.

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ORANGE — The Planning and Zoning Commission and Architectural Review Board recommended a restroom structure to be installed at the Orange Village Park on Lander Road. Service Director Bob Zugan said $80,000 is available for the proposed project.

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The Orange City School District has been in a hybrid learning model since Jan. 11, allowing students to split their learning time in half between virtual learning and sitting in the classrooms. Superintendent Lynn Campbell said that a full-time, in-person model for the district is underway, …

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ORANGE — All people entering the Orange Village playground and the sledding hill on Lander Road are now required to wear a mask due to the spread of COVID-19. The issue surfaced when Village Council President Brandon Duber noticed that many people at these two sites were not wearing masks.

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With the Orange City School District’s successful implementation of the hybrid learning model in early November, Superintendent Lynn Campbell reassured the board that COVID-19 is not his only focus. While taking the necessary safety precautions for students who chose the hybrid model, Dr. Ca…

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Orange Village police took part in Operation Autumn Hope in late October, a statewide anti-human trafficking operation. They worked in partnership with the Beachwood, Middleburg Heights and Westlake police departments as part of this operation, coordinated by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost.

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ORANGE — Square Mile Capital Management took ownership of Pinecrest, the $230 million mixed-use district, last week through a deed in lieu of foreclosure. Square Mile is an investment firm based in New York City that loaned Pinecrest developers $170 million to relieve construction debts, May…

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ORANGE — Gov. Mike DeWine signed House Bill 242 into law earlier this month blocking local bans on plastic bags for one year. This leaves Orange Village in a tough spot with its ban on plastic bags that has been in place since April of 2019.

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The COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic distress across the region has caused the Orange City School District to push back their levy that was slated for 2021. Treasurer Todd Puster is now recommending that the district could ask voters to approve a levy in November of 2022 at the earliest.

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After months of following guidance from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health for reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Orange City School District is considering veering away from the county’s recommendation.

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The Orange City School District plans to implement its hybrid model on Oct. 19 after spending weeks devising a schedule for each building, ordering plenty of personal protective equipment and fielding hundreds of questions from parents.

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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Orange Community Education and Recreation had a $700,000 deficit at the end of the fiscal year, according to Treasurer Todd Puster. He said that Orange recreation had to give refunds for many programs that were canceled due to the pandemic, leading to a severe l…

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Superintendent Lynn Campbell announced on Monday that the Orange City School District will begin its hybrid learning model on Oct. 19. The hybrid model includes a mix of in person learning and virtual learning. The district will only begin the hybrid model if Cuyahoga County does not return …

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Orange City School District administrators last week responded to a multitude of questions from parents about the virtual learning plan that currently is in place and the blended model that the district plans to implement when it is safe for students to return to school buildings.