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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.

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Residents gathered last week to hear from the three candidates running for two Orange Board of Education seats during two separate well-attended forums in Pepper Pike and Orange Village. Though residents asked about the high per-pupil spending and seventh-grade math proficiency, much of the …

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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.