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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.

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PEPPER PIKE — The Orange Board of Education passed a resolution to allow four students living on North Pointe Drive at The Pointe subdivision to remain in the Orange schools, even though they live in the Beachwood City School District, Orange school board President Beth Wilson-Fish said on S…

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PEPPER PIKE — The Orange Board of Education members brought the discussion of a new front entrance at Orange High School back to the table at their Monday meeting. Discussion should begin early, they said, to ensure safety for the children at the school and to stay on track for prime constru…

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There is an open seat on Orange Village Council and the village officials are looking to fill that spot. Former Councilman Scott Bilsky resigned effective Aug. 1 because he moved to Pepper Pike. Orange Council President Brandon Duber said that any council applications are due by Sept. 14 at …

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Director of 21st Century Curriculum Karen Moore said that this fall, Orange City School District students will have a new and improved version of virtual learning.

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After calling off sports practices at the end of July, Superintendent Lynn Campbell announced last week that sports were to resume on Monday for the Orange City School District.

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More than 170 people joined the Orange Board of Education meeting on Monday to hear about the district’s plans for reopening this fall. In the meeting that lasted three and a half hours, 24 parents and students expressed their disappointment with Orange’s reopening plans. Some were requestin…

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ORANGE — Two families began soliciting motorists for cash at the corner of Brainard and Emery roads as well as Harvard and Lander roads several weeks ago, Police Chief Chris Kostura said.

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Orange Superintendent Lynn Campbell presented two recommendations for returning to school this fall, a blended learning option and a fully remote option. Two hundred people piled into the Zoom meeting on Monday to hear proposed plans for the Orange City School District.

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ORANGE — Councilman Scott Bilsky announced his resignation at the July 8 council meeting due to an upcoming move to Pepper Pike. His resignation will be effective as of Aug. 1. Mr. Bilsky said that there was an opportunity to build a “forever home” for his family and found an ideal location …

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When a new coach takes over the varsity reins of a high school athletic team, perhaps too often he or she emphasizes the need for a change in culture or a clean slate in order to build a successful program.

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Despite a delay of guidance from Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, Superintendent Lynn Campbell said that the Orange City School District is exploring multiple options for returning to school this fall.

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Parents must sign a variety of liability and consent forms for their children to participate in school-sponsored activities and sports, but COVID-19 never has been on the list.

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Director of Student Support Services Kersh Naidu and Moreland Hills Elementary School Principal Renee Tuttle are working on a multi-tiered plan to address the changing social and emotional needs of their students. Superintendent Lynn Campbell said that a plan is necessary to address a change…

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The economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic has left many questions unanswered for school districts across the state, Orange City School District Treasurer Todd Puster said. It proves difficult to forecast the future financial state of the school when there are so many unknowns such as p…

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A group of parents with seniors at Orange High School have planned a senior “caravan” to celebrate graduation on May 30 at 4 p.m. Parent Miki Beachler of Orange Village helped lead the effort and refrained from calling it a “parade” because the parents did not receive approval from the Orang…

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Parents of seniors in the Orange City School District are working to plan a parade of cars to celebrate the graduating class of 2020. Jill Gheen, an Orange Village parent, is leading the initiative and asked for the district’s “blessing” at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

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Many local governments are not holding public meetings remotely during the current stay-at-home order, despite the passage of House Bill 197 signed into law on March 27, allowing Ohio communities to do just that during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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PEPPER PIKE — The Orange Board of Education unanimously voted to move into termination proceedings for Michael Klubnik, a science teacher at Orange High School, on the grounds of alleged improper conduct with students. The resolution to suspend his contract without pay or benefits was effect…

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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…