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.
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…
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…
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.
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…
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.
On the lower level of their home off of Wilson Mills Road in Chester Township, Jeff and Adrienne La Favre have a room with boxes full of electrical supplies, a couple of computers and even a 3D printer. Mr. La Favre, the primary adviser of Geauga Engineering and Robotics 4-H club, pulled out…
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
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.
The number of classic, antique and sports cars that showed up for the South Russell Police Department’s first annual car show was a surprise to everyone including the event coordinators.
There isn’t a day – or even a minute – that goes by that South Russell resident Teresa Edmonds doesn’t think about her late son, James.
Ground was broken last week for the long anticipated playground at South Russell Village Park with the goal of completing it in time for the Fall Festival on Sept. 15 at the park, Mayor Bill Koons said.
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.
The Chagrin Falls Fire Department constantly trains to offer high quality services to the residents they protect. In a practice burn on June 27, firefighters engaged in practice drills of searching for a victim, handling hose lines and working together as a team.
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.