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Members of the South Russell Village Veterans’ Memorial Park committee are preparing to present proposals for construction of a memorial to Village Council on Dec. 11. The goal is to have the memorial installed by June 14, 2020.

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SOUTH RUSSELL — Village residents voted during Tuesday’s general election to give Mayor Bill Koons a second, four-year term in office. He was challenged by Councilman Mike Carroll, who has served on council for five years.

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Salaries and inflation are major factors driving the budget of the Chagrin Falls Exempted Village School District, Treasurer and CFO Ashley Brudno said last week.

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SOUTH RUSSELL — Three candidates, including Christopher Berger, Ray Schloss and Gerald Canton, are running for two seats up for grabs on Village Council during the Nov. 5 general election.

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They came in droves Sunday to the annual South Russell Fall Festival. Residents were eager to take part in the events at the annual festival. Lolly the Trolley provided valet service from Gurney Elementary School, where parking was provided, to the South Russell Village Park on Bell Road.

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Public service has been a way of life for South Russell Street Commissioner Darrell Johnson. Between his work at South Russell and Chagrin Falls in the service departments, he has been on duty keeping track of oncoming snow storms and icy roads for more than 45 years. He has also been a memb…

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An event in South Russell Village to raise funds to help orphans in the Kingdom of Lesotho was so successful that it generated $15,000 for the cause. Spearheaded by Chagrin Falls resident Linda Henry, members of the Henry family and many others, the event featured teams of bartenders who ear…

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Of late, some communities are seeing an increase in door-to-door solicitors, possibly before the cold weather starts. Transient vendors are not always welcome, and some communities have “no-knock” regulations in place. In those municipalities, residents can sign up for the do-not-knock list.

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South Russell voters will be choosing between two candidates for their mayor on the Nov. 5 general election ballot. Mayor Bill Koons is completing his first four-year term as mayor and is running again. Councilman Mike Carroll was elected to council in 2014 and has filed to run for the mayor…

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South Russell is seeking a part-time zoning inspector and is still considering the future direction of the village building department. The village has the only certified building department in Geauga County other than the county’s department.

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South Russell Police Chief Mike Rizzo was recognized by the Northern Ohio Public Energy Council for his work and service to the village. The award was presented to Chief Rizzo at the South Russell Council meeting Aug. 12

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SOUTH RUSSELL — A committee is looking into establishing a veterans memorial in the village. Just where that memorial will be placed is yet to be determined. Members of the committee met Aug. 6 to continue discussions and the group will meet again at 9 a.m. Sept. 9 at Village Hall.

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After 46 years in the news business, Tom Meyer of South Russell Village knows something about investigative reporting. As a lead investigative reporter, most recently for WKYC Channel 3 in Cleveland, he has broken some major stories.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.