It appears South Russell will be getting out of the rental business. The village owns a house on Chillicothe Road (Route 306) that has been rented to tenants since 2004.
SOUTH RUSSELL — There is a place in town to get produce fresh from the fields of local farmers and the market is close and convenient. It is the Geauga Farmers Market held at the South Russell Village Hall parking lot area at Bell and Chillicothe (Route 306) roads.
Geauga County Republican Party central and executive committees have voted to make a recommendation for the vacant seat for the Ohio House of Representatives District 76 recently vacated by Sarah LaTourette. After one round of 54 committee members voting on candidates, South Russell Councilm…
SOUTH RUSSELL — Vehicles including trailers, campers, recreational vehicles, boats and jet skis parked in yards as well as cars parked on lawns can be an eyesore in a neighborhood. That’s why Village Council plans to consider amending its ordinance regarding outdoor storage of motor vehicles…
Chagrin Valley police departments are joining the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in promoting the use of seat belts in cars during the annual Click It or Ticket campaign from May 20 to June 2.
SOUTH RUSSELL — Village Council voted Monday to convert the full-time building department to part time. The transition is set to go into effect on June 3.
SOUTH RUSSELL — A first-ever charity car show received support from Village Council last week. The Aug. 4 event plans to raise funds for local families affected by childhood cancer. This has impacted the department with an officer’s child having undergone treatment for leukemia.
SOUTH RUSSELL — The village playground is coming closer to construction and last week, it received a financial boost. Randy Glorioso, president of the Chagrin Falls Dads’ Club, attended the South Russell Village Council meeting April 8 to present a check towards building the playground at th…
Gust Stern’s roots run deep in South Russell Village. He and his wife Jane moved to the village in 1954 and were deeply involved in the community. He is a former village police chief and Mrs. Stern was the village clerk for 23 years. “Nobody loved South Russell more than Jane,” Mr. Stern sai…
SOUTH RUSSELL — Resident Lorraine Sevich wants the village to consider one hauler to pick up trash and recycling for all village households. She presented the idea to Village Council last week.
Students in Gurney Elementary School in South Russell recently raised $10,762 in just three weeks for blood cancer research. It is a record-breaking amount for Pennies for Patients. Gurney students’ achievement ranks them in the top three schools conducting fundraisers in Northern Ohio.
Being prepared for times of emergencies is the goal of local communities, and representatives of South Russell Village gathered to plan for a mock disaster in which a tornado hits the area and is followed by several days of rain and flooding.
SOUTH RUSSELL — Council approved a change in zoning on Monday that will allow village businesses to display flags indicating they are open to customers.
South Russell Detective Michael Kramer’s retirement from the police department has not gone unnoticed. At Gurney Elementary School, where he was present on a regular basis at the start and closing of the school day, students, teachers and staff held a “clap-out” for him last week.
SOUTH RUSSELL — Over the years, storms and heavy rains have caused an increase in flooding and water damage especially in the area of Chillicothe Road (Route 306) at the entrances to the Manor Brook and White Tail neighborhoods and downstream in the village.
Drivers need to slow down to ensure road crews stay safe. That’s what Auburn Trustee John Eberly noted at a Feb. 18 township trustee meeting.
Geauga County government records take up about 6,000 feet of space with the majority stored in boxes lined up in rows up to 11-feet high, according to county Archivist Clair Wilson.
Geauga County Department on Aging continues to search for a permanent location for its senior center in Bainbridge after moving most of its activities out of the Chagrin Falls Park Community Center in the western edge of the township.
During the Northeast Ohio winters, many residents take off for warmer climates, sometimes for months. And as spring break time approaches, families often take trips or vacations. One of their concerns is often about leaving their properties without someone keeping an eye on them.
In 1978, the singing duo Peaches & Herb released what would be their biggest hit and a song whose sentiment would become the anthem for high school reunions across the world, including Chagrin Falls where Tiger graduates of all classes meet to remember.
Geauga County residents will have a new recycling center later this year for unloading electronics, small appliances and hazardous wastes such as paint. Normally, people have to drive to the Geauga Trumbull Solid Waste Management District in Warren to dispose of the items or wait for their c…
As South Russell officials discuss the future of the village’s building department, a former mayor is weighing in on why it was created in the first place and its value to the community.
SOUTH RUSSELL — Parents and children enthusiastically voiced their support during a meeting last week for construction of a playground estimated to cost $120,000 at the village park off Bell Road.
South Russell Village Council paid tribute Monday to David Ondrey, the village’s former solicitor. He had served the village since 2002. He left after being elected last November to the position of Geauga County Common Pleas Court Judge.
SOUTH RUSSELL — Village leaders on Monday talked at length about the future of the Building Department. Councilman Mark Porter called it a “crossroads for the village.”
At Monday’s South Russell Village Council meeting, Mayor William Koons gave the annual state of the village review. He started by taking a look back at 2018, but also addressed 2019 which he sees as a promising year.
A 36-year-old mother of five who played a pivotal role in the defrauding of $1.8 million of Geauga County taxpayer monies evaded a prison sentence last week in Geauga County Common Pleas Court.
Bainbridge police are investigating the suspected theft of Chagrin Valley Jaycees funds after an internal review showed discrepancies in the nonprofit organization’s accounts, according to organization officials.
SOUTH RUSSELL — A new pet management system on the village Police Department website will make it easier and perhaps quicker for residents to find their lost pets.
Local governments have less than a month to comply with a new state law that requires municipalities to adopt a written policy for credit card use.
Chagrin Falls schools’ Director of Curriculum Rebecca Quinn took time during a Dec. 12 school board meeting to discuss possible new and replacement courses being considered for the 2019-2020 school year.
Communities on the western side of Geauga County had a busy year. Auburn totally redid the exterior of its administration building. Bainbridge Township Trustees are considering adopting regulations concerning nuisances on properties as well as putting into effect a tax increment financing di…