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WOODMERE — Village Council appointed Rhonda Hall as the new treasurer last week. Mrs. Hall replaces Tom Cornhoff, who served as the village treasurer for 22 years and retired in May.

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WOODMERE — Residents of Belmont Road gathered at a council meeting on Aug. 8 to address concerns about encroaching development and sewage on their property. Six residents on Belmont were contacted by a commercial property company in regard to selling their homes.

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Councilwoman SharNette McCully pulled a petition to run for re-election in Woodmere in July. She was appointed in February of 2018 to fill the seat of Mayor Ben Holbert, formerly a councilman before he was elected mayor. Ms. McCully is a budget analyst for the U.S. Department of Justice and …

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WOODMERE — The Village Council race is heating up as two newcomers have pulled petitions to challenge the incumbents during the Nov. 5 general election. Seth Young and Beata Fleszar are working to collect their signatures before the Aug. 7 filing deadline with the Cuyahoga County Board of El…

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WOODMERE — Mayor Ben Holbert’s final push for $25,000 to fund a 75th village anniversary celebration dinner in November and other items hit a brick wall last week when council members didn’t even take a vote allowing the proposal to simply die.

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WOODMERE — Nakeshia Nickerson pulled a petition earlier this month from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to run for a seat on Village Council with a goal to offer a unique and fair perspective. Ms. Nickerson, 38, a 12-year resident of the village, said that she is ready to invest more …

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WOODMERE — Council members convened for a special meeting last week to discuss the ongoing tension between the administration of Mayor Ben Holbert and council members. Each council member aired a variety of grievances throughout the two-hour meeting, but most focused on improving communicati…

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WOODMERE — Community identity came to the forefront as the village Steering Committee met regarding a master plan. After the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission held a public meeting in March to hear feedback about the village from community stakeholders, steering committee members discussed…

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WOODMERE — Village Council voted to override Mayor Ben Holbert’s vetoes on two ordinances and a resolution in a meeting that lasted 5 minutes this past Saturday morning. Councilwoman Alberta Fanning was not present, but otherwise council’s vote was unanimous and there was no discussion.

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WOODMERE — Councilwoman Alberta Fanning has been absent from every council session since January due to undisclosed medical issues, and council has granted her requests to be excused from those meetings, according to village records.

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WOODMERE — Mayor Ben Holbert used his veto power for the first time since taking office in 2018 on three ordinances approved last week by council involving calling meetings, donations and a new council handbook.

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WOODMERE — Law Director Frank Consolo, Treasurer Tom Cornhoff and Engineer Ed Hren plan to donate a total of $1,200 to the village after council expressed concerns over a $1,100 expenditure linked to the annual holiday party for 80 guests.

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WOODMERE — Treasurer Tom Cornhoff plans to retire at the end of May after 22 years as the village treasurer. Mr. Cornhoff, 66, oversaw significant changes in the village, including the renovation of Eton Chagrin Boulevard, the increased income tax and the new service department.

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WOODMERE — Council President Jennifer Mitchell Earley drafted a handbook for council members in an effort to maintain the village’s administrative structure and improve efficiency and transparency. After Councilwoman SharNette McCully joined council in 2018 and asked for a handbook, Ms. Earl…

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WOODMERE — Since the start of this year, members of council and the administration have not seen eye to eye, according to Mayor Ben Holbert and Council President Jennifer Mitchell Earley. Various topics, including the credit card policy and the 75th anniversary celebration have caused disagr…

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“Last year was an exciting year for the village as businesses started opening at Pinecrest,” Orange Village Mayor Kathy Mulcahy said during the Muffins with the Mayors meeting last week with other leaders of valley communities.

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WOODMERE — Preserving the quiet streets, building a new community center and widening Chagrin Boulevard to include bike lanes were among the ideas residents shared during a meeting last week about the village’s future.

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WOODMERE — Village Council met in a special session for two hours on Monday to hash out the details of a credit card policy that officials have been debating for several weeks.

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High winds with gusts of more than 60 mph pulled down trees, power lines and even an apartment building roof on Sunday throughout the Chagrin Valley and Geauga County. Crews this week continued to clear debris and large trees that blocked a number of roads, including Chillicothe (Route 306) …

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Regionalism is what the Chagrin/Southeast Hazmat Response Team is all about. Everyone benefits from a small investment that offers great capabilities, said Mark Vedder, director of the team and a Chagrin Falls firefighter. The hazmat team serves 33 communities in the Chagrin Valley and beyond.

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WOODMERE — Council members are debating details of a village policy required under Ohio House Bill 312 which mandates municipalities either adopt specific rules for credit card use or abandon the cards altogether. Though the bill required cities, villages and townships to approve a policy by…

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PEPPER PIKE — Third-graders at Moreland Hills Elementary School are learning about kindness rocks by working with a business headquartered in Pepper Pike. GoRock, a worldwide network of painted rocks, works to spread happiness across the world, one painted rock at a time.

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WOODMERE—A fire at Beechmont Towers on Chagrin Boulevard in the early morning Wednesday (Jan. 30) left the tenants and firefighters chilly, but all were unharmed. Fire Chief Johnny Brewington said that the fire was reported around 4 a.m. and nine other departments were requested to help Wood…

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WOODMERE — The landscaping design at Eton Chagrin Boulevard took home the project of the year award from the 46th Annual Ohio Nursery and Landscape Association Awards. Eton’s entry in the seasonal color category wowed judges with the vibrant display of colors over three seasons, according to…

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WOODMERE — Mayor Ben Holbert last week swore in the village’s smallest and first four-legged member of the police force, K-9 officer Revan. The 2-month-old German Shepherd, who is set to begin working within a year after extensive training, could barely contain his excitement during the ceremony.

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Beth Wilson-Fish and Deborah Kamat on Monday were named the new president and vice president of the Orange Board of Education, respectively. The elections, however, brought a contentious discussion among board members regarding the candidates and the transparency of the board.

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WOODMERE — Robert Nicholson, owner of AVT Drones, discussed how his company could improve efficiency and help village businesses thrive. Mr. Nicholson explained the vital role of drones in data mapping at a Utilities Committee meeting on Jan. 8.