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Fiscal responsibility and the success of students are issues that have surfaced in the Orange City School District Board of Education race. Vying for the two seats on the Nov. 5 election ballot are incumbents Melanie Weltman and Beth Wilson-Fish as well as political newcomer Meredith Bond.

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Division IV AP No. 2-ranked Perry (7-0, 4-0) and Division III Geneva (6-1, 4-0) remain in the driver’s seat of the Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division after lopsided victories against Chagrin Falls (4-3, 3-1) and Lakeside (1-6, 1-3), respectively.

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State Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, sat down with local officials last week to address the Hunting Valley amendment, a provision in the state biennial budget that would have stripped between $3 million and $6 million from the Orange City School District. Though Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed th…

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PEPPER PIKE — After scoring an A on the state report card, officials from the Orange City School District reviewed how their district has improved and where work still needs to be done. The district ranked high in the county in various categories, but still had a reporting error.

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The Orange City School District is working to decrease spending on outside staff training, according to 21st Century Curriculum Director Karen Moore. Teachers and staff members are now required to give more information about conferences and travel expenses during the application process.

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Second chances come with the territory in football, but one such opportunity didn’t go Orange’s way during the Lions’ home clash against a 2-0 Wickliffe team on Friday night at Lewis Black Stadium in Pepper Pike. Orange entered the evening at 0-2.

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Meredith Bond is running a unique campaign to capture a seat on the Orange Board of Education. Dr. Bond, a resident of Hunting Valley, is hosting a private fundraiser next week with the invitation listing contribution levels of $500, $1,000 and $2,500.

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PEPPER PIKE — After an inspector noticed that only one of the two Orange preschools was rated for Step Up to Quality, the Ohio Department of Education required the Orange Early Childhood preschool to be rated for the first time. Superintendent Lynn Campbell said that the preschool was grante…

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Public schools across the Chagrin Valley and Geauga County for the most part performed well on the annual district report cards released this morning (Sept. 12) by the Ohio Department of Education.

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(Editor’s note: Tony Lange went 7-0 last week and is 12-3 overall.)

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MORELAND HILLS — The refreshed Brady Middle School opened its doors for the start of the 2019-20 school year as the $7.8 million renovation came to a close. After two years of renovations divided into three phases, the school has many new features, including a media center, collaborative spa…

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The Orange gridders blocked a pair of extra-point attempts, but it was special teams that accounted for the difference in a 27-25 road loss in their season opener against rival Beachwood on Friday night at McCullough Field.

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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.