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ORANGE — Five candidates are vying for four seats on Orange Village Council in the Nov. 2 election. Councilmen Alan Charnas, Judson Kline and Brent Silver and Councilwoman Lisa Perry are running for re-election. They are challenged by Amanda Kurland, who also ran into the fall 2019 election …

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ORANGE — Village Council took action earlier this month to limit parking in the right of way, generally the grass strip adjacent to the street, throughout the village.

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Orange Board of Education members on Monday voiced support for a $3.8 million project to renovate the locker rooms and front entrance at Orange High School, but some noted concerns with the cost and the depletion of their permanent improvement fund.

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ORANGE — Orange police dispersed a crowd of nearly 1,000 juveniles at the central park area of Pinecrest with sirens, pepper spray, pepper balls and K-9s on June 17 around 9 p.m. There were no shots fired, according to police, despite rumors to the contrary.

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Although council members last week discussed removing the mask mandate for the Orange Village playground, the mandate remains in place. An ordinance to remove the mask mandate at the playground was on the agenda for council’s review at the June 9 meeting.

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There are currently no cases of COVID-19 among students, faculty and staff at the Orange City School District, according to Superintendent Lynn Campbell. Due to the significant drop in cases, the district is considering returning for the 2021-2022 school year without masks this fall.

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Lateek Shabazz, 67, of East Cleveland is one of 13 Democratic candidates running for the Congressional seat in District 11. As a teacher, he said he has witnessed some of the most significant problems in the district, including lead poisoning due to aging infrastructure.

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Pinecrest Play Days hosted Dress Up! Superhero/Princess Day in Orange Village on June 8. The family-friendly event includes fun activities for children, including an opportunity to dress up as their favorite characters. Above, Ice Princess and Spider Hero visit with Reese Fernengel, 9, and h…

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Felicia Washington Ross is running for the vacant Congressional seat in District 11. She is one of two Republicans in the race and will face Laverne Gore during the primary.

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Dr. Seth Corey, a physician at the Cleveland Clinic and a researcher at the Lerner College of Medicine, is running for Congress in District 11. As the COVID-19 pandemic wanes, Dr. Corey, a Democrat, said that Congress could use a member like him to guide the federal government through a futu…

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Democrat Isaac Powell has thrown his hat into the ring for the District 11 Congressional seat. He describes himself as an “average person” who is always looking out for his community. Mr. Powell, 68, of Bedford Heights said that he can relate best to the constituents of District 11 because t…

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Harvard Law School graduate Martin Alexander, 58, of Boardman is vying for the District 11 Congressional seat. Mr. Alexander, a Democrat, lives outside of the area, but said that he plans to move into the district if elected.

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Transition Coordinator Christine Noy spoke to the Orange Board of Education last week about a proposal to bring a simulated work lab to the district for in-house career preparation for students with special needs. She is also looking for local businesses to partner with so students can learn…

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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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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.