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In a presentation intended for design drawings, conversations quickly shifted to financial capacity for the renovation of the Orange High School girls locker room Monday with concerns resurfacing on the district’s permanent improvement fund.

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After adopting a new online tool for math called DreamBox, students at Moreland Hills Elementary School are showing major strides in math concepts, according to math coach Christa Krohn.

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HUNTING VALLEY — Council has continued to pay the Batchelder Company, a Columbus lobbying firm, to look for legislative paths to reduce public school property taxes for village residents even though Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed an amendment with this goal four months ago.

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The Orange gridders (3-6, 2-4) left no doubt on the gridiron during a 36-6 road drubbing of Division II Lakeside (1-7, 1-5) in Chagrin Valley Conference play on Friday night in Ashtabula County.

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If the Orange gridders (2-6) could hold onto the pigskin, they would in business for an upset after tying the game in the fourth quarter of a league rivalry at Chagrin Falls (5-3) on Friday night at C.S. Harris Stadium

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Residents gathered last week to hear from the three candidates running for two Orange Board of Education seats during two separate well-attended forums in Pepper Pike and Orange Village. Though residents asked about the high per-pupil spending and seventh-grade math proficiency, much of the …

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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.)