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Nina Turner, a former state senator, is running to fill Marcia Fudge’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. President Joseph Biden selected Ms. Fudge to serve as secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. She was sworn on March 10 after being confirmed by the U.S. Senate.

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WOODMERE — Village Engineer Ed Hren reported a positive development in the Chagrin Boulevard widening project. The District One Public Works Integrating Committee, which reports to the Ohio Public Works Commission, recommended that Woodmere receive a $1.94 million grant to widen Chagrin. If …

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WOODMERE — In a Finance Committee meeting on Monday, Treasurer Bernice Schreiber said that the council members need to review expenditures and trim the budget. Projected expenses in 2021 are about $1 million higher than anticipated revenues, which she said is not a sustainable practice for t…

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WOODMERE — Councilwomen Jennifer Mitchell Earley, Lisa Brockwell and Glenda Todd Miller were recalled following Tuesday’s special election. The other councilman who was up for recall, Craig Wade, retained his seat by a two-vote margin, according to unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County…

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WOODMERE — Tensions appear to be reaching an all-time high in the village as the Feb. 23 recall election for four council members approaches. That was apparent as multiple residents expressed their concerns during last week’s council meeting. Their comments ranged from frustration over the p…

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WOODMERE — Village Council and other committees can meet now that public notice has been posted on the village website. Several meetings in January and February were canceled because the village was in violation of its own code.

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WOODMERE — After a virtual hearing that lasted more than two hours, the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections unanimously voted to certify the Feb. 23 Woodmere Village recall election and denied a protest filed by the four council members who are being recalled.

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WOODMERE — Village Council passed an ordinance last week to transfer $162,887 to the coronavirus relief fund with consideration for using it for safety upgrades at Village Hall and police and fire department salaries. Service Director Frank Paparone proposed new heating, ventilation and air …

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WOODMERE — Village officials canceled their organizational meeting after it already began due to a resident’s concerns about notifying the public in advance of the meeting. In an email sent to village officials 20 minutes before the start of the meeting, Brainard Road resident Gerald Carrier…

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WOODMERE — The end of the year brought a flurry of emails back and forth between the Village Council members, Law Director Frank Consolo, other members of the administration and the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

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WOODMERE — When three members of the Planning and Zoning Commission came up for reappointment this month, council members voted to retain one, Edward Johnson, and replace the other two, Seth Young and David Effron. The two new commission members are former Mayor Yolanda Broadie and former Co…

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WOODMERE — The special election to recall Councilwomen Jennifer Mitchell Earley, Lisa Brockwell, Glenda Todd-Miller and Councilman Craig Wade has been delayed. A misunderstanding between the petitioners, village officials and the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections led the board to delay the …

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WOODMERE — After many disruptions at the Nov. 11 council meeting, council members are considering removing the first public comment section at council meetings. Last month, residents and council members kept interrupting each other and the meeting was almost adjourned early. Several resident…

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WOODMERE — Council voted to allow Stark Enterprises to use greenhouses for outdoor dining this winter at Eton Chagrin Boulevard. Stark representative Aileen Sexton Kopfinger said that the restaurants have been struggling while following the state-ordered COVID-19 guidelines including to soci…

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WOODMERE — Councilwoman Lisa Brockwell, who chairs the Finance Committee, adjourned the meeting early on Nov. 2 due to an argument that began on the virtual call between council members and Mayor Ben Holbert. The argument centered on disputes between village officials over the last two years…

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After months of following guidance from the Cuyahoga County Board of Health for reopening schools during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Orange City School District is considering veering away from the county’s recommendation.

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The Orange City School District plans to implement its hybrid model on Oct. 19 after spending weeks devising a schedule for each building, ordering plenty of personal protective equipment and fielding hundreds of questions from parents.

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WOODMERE — More than 20 people joined a public hearing last week to hear whether a family should be allowed to have a chicken coop. Mehtap and Daniel Akben have requested a special permit from the village to keep chickens at their home on Irving Park Avenue.

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PEPPER PIKE — The Orange Board of Education passed a resolution to allow four students living on North Pointe Drive at The Pointe subdivision to remain in the Orange schools, even though they live in the Beachwood City School District, Orange school board President Beth Wilson-Fish said on S…

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PEPPER PIKE — The Orange Board of Education members brought the discussion of a new front entrance at Orange High School back to the table at their Monday meeting. Discussion should begin early, they said, to ensure safety for the children at the school and to stay on track for prime constru…

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Director of 21st Century Curriculum Karen Moore said that this fall, Orange City School District students will have a new and improved version of virtual learning.

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After calling off sports practices at the end of July, Superintendent Lynn Campbell announced last week that sports were to resume on Monday for the Orange City School District.

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More than 170 people joined the Orange Board of Education meeting on Monday to hear about the district’s plans for reopening this fall. In the meeting that lasted three and a half hours, 24 parents and students expressed their disappointment with Orange’s reopening plans. Some were requestin…

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WOODMERE — Village Council convened last Friday night to authorize an expenditure up to $5,000 to repair a sinkhole on Chagrin Boulevard, the main drag through the village that carries up to 20,000 cars per day. Service Director Frank Paparone reported the sinkhole July 30 and traffic was re…

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WOODMERE — Village Square is slated for a makeover for a modern, fresh appearance. Denver Brooker, principal of Vocon architectural firm in Cleveland, presented renderings for a new facade at Village Square at Woodmere’s Planning and Zoning Commission meeting on July 14.

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WOODMERE — Village Council unanimously voted to table the master plan last week after a number of residents voiced concerns that their feedback was not included in the draft document. The master plan draft was completed in January by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission in collaboration w…