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At their meeting April 25, South Russell Village Council passed an ordinance that will allow the village to spend $4,000 on new benches at the playground at the South Russell Village Park on Gell Road.

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The Geauga Beef and Swine 4-H Club is gearing up for another exciting year with members selecting their projects in anticipation for this year’s Great Geauga County Fair.

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Some Geauga County senior residents, 60 and older, can put out trash for pickup. Geauga County local officials are joining forces again with the Geauga Department on Aging for this year’s senior trash pickup days.

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As the search begins to replace outgoing Kenston Schools Superintendent Nancy Santilli, at least one local school board member wishes they would focus on finding a home-grown replacement rather than using a national search firm.

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The League of Women Voters of Geauga (LWVG) will host a candidate forum prior to Ohio’s May 3 primary election. The event is slated to take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 27 at the Bainbridge Branch of the Geauga County Public Library System and will provide a platform to County Commission…

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The Geauga County Board of Commissioners on Tuesday voted to approve the request for the County Engineer’s Office to reject all bids for the Asphalt Resurfacing of Washington Street in Bainbridge Township and approve the request to rebid for the project.

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The crystal clear sweeping riffles of the Chagrin River met the first rays of spring sun recently as South Russell resident Dan Pribanic described his perfect day.

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South Russell Village Council approved an ordinance for the American Rescue Plan Act Fund for $392,188 at its meeting March 28. The money that the village received from the federal government in response to the COVID-19 pandemic will be put toward a stormwater retention basin near village hall.

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Flooding in South Russell Village has been a long-time challenge for residents as well as those working to remediate the situation that affects roads, homes and yards in the village. Water often runs rampant through parts of the village after rain storms, causing the flooding and damage.

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South Russell Village officials have long been in discussions about adjusting the current policies surrounding overtime for employees. Members of the council and other heads of departments have raised a variety of concerns regarding the current policies on overtime, noting that they are not …

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Jack and Jane Zilly have been generously helping Northeast Ohioans in need for more than three decades. For the last two years, the couple have been offering up the driveway of their South Russell home to collect donations for a local food pantry.

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South Russell Village Council members on Monday discussed the new television series on the Oxygen network called “911 Crisis Center.” Chagrin Valley Dispatchers recently filmed a 16-episode arc for the new series, which premiered on Nov. 6.

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SOUTH RUSSELL — Officials gathered at The Sleepy Rooster restaurant on Monday to honor military veterans and those in active service. There were 37 servicemen and women in attendance.

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SOUTH RUSSELL — At a joint meeting between the Human Resources and Streets committees, village officials discussed whether overtime should be considered any amount that goes over eight hours per day or any amount that goes over 40 hours per week.

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The hearing for South Russell’s 2022 budget that began Monday was suspended for one week after the Geauga County Budget Commission questioned an excess of $4 million in the bank.

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SOUTH RUSSELL — The village is anticipating $360,000 in American Rescue Plan Act funds by May 11, officials said during a Monday meeting. In preparation, Village Council established a fund for the coronavirus pandemic relief dollars from the federal government.

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SOUTH RUSSELL — Village Engineer Eric Haibach met with South Russell Village Council Monday to discuss the Chagrin Lake dam that has fallen into a state of disrepair due to the overflow of heavy rain.

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SOUTH RUSSELL — Village Council Monday discussed two ordinances authorizing the Geauga County Auditor to certify the total amount of money generated if council were to renew levies coming due next year.

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Woofstock, an annual fundraiser for Rescue Village, will return to the Cleveland Metroparks Polo Field on Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Metroparks officials recently gave their approval to hold the event in person at the Moreland Hills site, which has drawn crowds of up to 4,000 people in …

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SOUTH RUSSELL — Village Council on Monday discussed the correction of ordinances authorizing the mayor to enter into agreements with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and Chagrin River Watershed Partners, Inc. linked to the Manor Brook Headwater Stream restoration project.

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SOUTH RUSSELL — Village Council members thanked the Whitetail Run Community Association for considering a request to use its property to improve the village by moving forward with the Manor Brook Headwater Stream Restoration Project during a special meeting on Monday.

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Less than a week after former South Russell Village Administrative Assistant Nancy Grattino resigned from her position, Mayor William Koons announced that the building department has three interviews scheduled for new assistants.