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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.

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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…