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Mayor Bruce Mavec of Hunting Valley worked quickly to address a letter that was mailed out last week to encourage residents to vote down the Orange Community Education and Recreation levy renewal that was supposed to be on the Tuesday primary ballot. Director of the Ohio Department of Health…

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Members of the Orange City School District Board of Education on Monday delayed an expected vote on the proposed $3.24 million guaranteed maximum price to renovate the women’s locker room and the front entrance of Orange High School. The matter was tabled until further discussion during the …

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ORANGE — After Pepper Pike recently passed an ordinance to curb vaping in the city, including on the Orange City School District campus, Orange Village Council is considering similar legislation.

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The Orange Schools Foundation awarded two grants of nearly $5,000 to the Orange Senior Center and Stagecrafters Youth Theatre. The grant will support an Art Bar for senior citizens to work on self-serve art projects and take their art supplies on the road to share with seniors at assisted li…

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ORANGE — More changes are coming in Orange Village with several development and preservation projects in the works, according to Mayor Kathy Mulcahy.

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Orange City School District Superintendent Lynn Campbell and the Board of Education closed three committee meetings to the public. The three affected committees include Buildings and Grounds, Academic and Communications and have been closed to residents since January, when the decision was d…

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Orange City School District Treasurer Todd Puster said that the district is still on track for a 5-mill levy in 2021. Board members are already putting together a strategy to study cost per pupil measures and inform the community.

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This is the third and final year to use a federal grant to protect Ohio’s watersheds, according to local conservation officials. Environmental organizations are working to conserve and protect properties in the Chagrin Valley, including the Weintraub property in Orange Village and the Modroo…

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PEPPER PIKE — At the end of 2019, the Orange Board of Education discussed a $2.5 million locker room renovation at the high school. The conversation soon expanded to include plans to renovate the front entrance of Orange High School and the board on Monday reviewed two rough sketches.

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West Geauga 6-foot-1 senior Peyton Bissler swung his elbow to create some space from the harassing defense of Orange 6-foot senior Nick Walters and was called for an offensive foul 2 1/2 minutes into the game.

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Orange Community Education and Recreation has a 0.95-mill renewal levy on the March 17 ballot to continue providing services to the Orange community. Orange recreation encompasses multiple activities and facilities, including the Orange Senior Center, the Orange Art Center and the Early Chil…

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Hawken School junior Connor Brown made the exhausting two-hand turn from breaststroke to freestyle in the 200-yard individual medley during the Chagrin Valley Conference meet on Saturday at his home Holtrey Pool in Chester Township.

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ORANGE — Council President Brandon Duber proposed a change to the village’s code that would block peddlers and canvassers from leaving literature at homes with the Do Not Knock sticker. The point of registering a home on the Do Not Knock list, he said, is to keep unwanted visitors off the pr…

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At a special meeting on Dec. 17, the Orange Board of Education voted 4-1 to approve a proposal from ThenDesign Architecture to offer design services for the women’s varsity locker room renovation at a cost of $175,000. ThenDesign Architecture will make drawings for the project to update part…

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Giant Eagle announced last week that the grocery chain plans to eliminate all single-use plastic from its operations by 2025 in an effort to improve the environment. Starting Jan. 1, the chain plans to stop using plastic bags at its Cuyahoga County stores, supportive of the county ban. The s…

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Community bans on single-use plastic bags may become obsolete after the Ohio House of Representatives last week passed a bill taking away local control of that issue. With a plastic bag ban already in effect in Orange Village and a Cuyahoga County ban set to begin Jan. 1, local leaders are c…

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Meredith Bond, who lost her bid for an Orange school board seat, raised and spent significantly more money than her opponents during the Nov. 5 general election, according to campaign finance reports filed last week.

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ORANGE — Frances Kluter and Herb Braverman passed the baton last week after leading Orange Village Council for 32 years. They recalled the turbulent times in Orange when they joined council in 1987 and looked back with fond memories of how the village has changed over the years.

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In a presentation intended for design drawings, conversations quickly shifted to financial capacity for the renovation of the Orange High School girls locker room Monday with concerns resurfacing on the district’s permanent improvement fund.

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ORANGE — The Planning and Zoning Commission has had ongoing discussions about revising the zoning code to diminish the number of deck variances necessary at the Lakes of Orange. According to Councilman Jud Kline, an architect and council’s representative to the commission, the members would …

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After adopting a new online tool for math called DreamBox, students at Moreland Hills Elementary School are showing major strides in math concepts, according to math coach Christa Krohn.

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The path into and out of incarceration is filled with hurdles, sometimes seemingly insurmountable, to women and the larger community that must be addressed, a panel of experts concluded during the 16th Annual Lois Zaas Memorial Advocacy Lecture last week. The panel included a former judge, a…

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ORANGE — Mayor Kathy Mulcahy is making future plans for the Weintraub property, 80 acres of undeveloped land that runs south of Harvard Road between Orange Place and Brainard Road. The property, which has been on the market for about two decades, could be a site for a mix of green space and …

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Incumbents Melanie Weltman and Beth Wilson-Fish captured the two Orange Board of Education seats up for grabs in the general election on Tuesday taking in more votes than first-time BOE candidate Meredith Bond.

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ORANGE — Mayor Kathy Mulcahy will continue to serve in the highest position in the village after running unopposed in Tuesday’s general election. Councilman Brandon Duber will retain his council seat. Newcomers Staci Vincent, Pradip Kamat and Brent Silver will also join council.

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Candidates in council and school board races across the eastern suburbs of Cuyahoga County filed the required campaign finance reports last week with one of the largest contrasts seen in the Orange Board of Education race.