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Meredith Bond, an experienced professor and administrator, filed her petition to run for the Orange Board of Education during the Nov. 5 general election. She said that she wants to offer Orange students an outstanding education while being fiscally responsible at the same time.

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Orange City School District officials are expecting a drop in earnings on the system’s $31.5 million investment portfolio since the Federal Reserve Bank cut its benchmark interest rate in late July. The Fed cut the rate by 0.25 percent, the first decrease since 2008, according to Orange scho…

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Gov. Mike DeWine last week used a line-item veto on an amendment to the state budget that would have cut millions from the Orange City School District by reducing its revenue from Hunting Valley taxpayers. Although the amendment did not go into effect, local leaders remain outraged at the vi…

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PEPPER PIKE — The Architectural Board of Review last week gave final approval for Orange High School’s new football scoreboard, which school officials say is desperately needed for the upcoming fall season. The new scoreboard, which will stand 4 feet taller and 5 feet wider than the current …

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PEPPER PIKE — Melanie Weltman is running for re-election to the Orange Board of Education this fall during the Nov. 5 general election. Completing oversight of major projects is one reason she plans to seek another term, she said.

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PEPPER PIKE — The Orange City School District is in line for a new scoreboard. The city Planning and Zoning Commission last week approved a proposal for a new $25,000 high school football scoreboard, which required three variances from the zoning code. The code does not have a section dedica…

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SASEBO, Japan – Ensign Julian Turner, a 2012 Orange High School graduate, was recruited to play for the Navy football team. He is glad he took the offer to play for Navy football because of the all the opportunities the Navy has to offer. He was inspired to become a better leader so he conti…

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Some might say Orange senior Eddie Harrell, an 800-meter guy, had no business hanging with a pair of sprint specialists on the anchor leg of the four-by-200-meter relay during the Division II state championship Saturday in Columbus.

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The Orange boys had to Frankenstein their four-by-200-meter relay with a veteran sprinter, a novice sprinter, a hurdler and a middle-distance specialist, and, by golly, it worked during the Division II region meet on Saturday in Austintown.

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ORANGE — The renovation to spruce up 53-year-old Brady Middle School is ramping up as the school year winds down. The renovation is in its third and final phase with a price tag of $3.9 million, but Director of Business Operations Ted Roseberry said that the project is running $50,000 under budget.

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A repeat district championship was already locked up for the Orange boys track and field team, but the Lions saved their best performance for last during the Division II meet on Saturday in Perry.

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Sprints, distance and jumps, the Hawken School girls track and field team showcased its all-around talent during a championship showing at the Division II Perry District meet last Thursday and Saturday in Lake County.

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Orange senior Eddie Harrell was the meet MVP, and deservedly so, but the depth of Lion sprinters was too much for Geneva to handle during the Chagrin Valley Conference track and field championship last week in Pepper Pike.

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An extra-inning walk-off walk by Chagrin Falls senior Jonathan Edwards and a gem by senior Cole Weiss put the broomsticks into action during the Tigers’ sweep of league foe Orange on Monday and Tuesday.

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ORANGE — Mayor Kathy Mulcahy is asking council to consider a ban on barbed wire fences in the village after she learned that such a fence already exists between Orangewood Drive and Beechmont Trail. She said that she finds barbed wire “offensive” and said that there is no need for such a fen…

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Playhouse Square announced nominees for this year’s fourth annual Dazzle Awards, presented by Pat and John Chapman of The Jimmy Awards/The National High School Musical Theatre Awards. Included in the nominations of more than 20 schools were Solon, Orange and Chagrin Falls high schools and Ha…

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The Orange and Chagrin Falls baseball teams are figuring to hit the diamond for a winner-takes-all series when they collide in a Chagrin Valley Conference season finale scheduled for this Thursday and next Monday.

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Behind a pitching gem and a seventh-inning rally, the Orange baseball team picked up a pair of victories last week during its spring-break trip to Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida.

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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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PEPPER PIKE — Replacing campus security cameras slated for 2020 should be done this year, Orange City School District Director of Business Operations Ted Roseberry said last week.

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PEPPER PIKE — Orange High School Principal Paul Lucas is proposing changes to the school’s grading policy, including adding a percentage grade to report cards and adjusting the quality points system.

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MORELAND HILLS — Renee Tuttle, principal of Moreland Hills Elementary School, is working toward training more teachers in the area of reading recovery, an intense intervention approach for first-graders struggling with reading.