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Student loans will not be a concern for Alexis Brown, 17, of Munson. The West Geauga senior won a $141,000 merit scholarship to Thiel College, a private liberal arts college in Greenville, PA.

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The most recent letter sent out by the West Geauga Board of Education indicates an urgency to take action regarding the former Newbury School property. It also criticizes the Newbury Township Board of Trustees for failure to act decisively.

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West Geauga High School Principal Ryan Patti gave a presentation at the regular school board meeting Monday on proposed changes to the high school’s bell schedule, including 15 new courses, switching to a plus or minus grading system, and a changed bell schedule.

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The West Geauga Wolverines wrestling team made a statement in their return to the mats. The Wolverines opened their season by clinching the team title at the 52nd Hawken Invitational with a score of 202.5 points last Saturday evening at The Red Gym in Chester.

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The West Geauga Wolverines girls’ basketball team returned to the court with a different look and a new coach. The Wolverines captured their first victory of the season by defeating Madison 59-53 last Friday afternoon at Madison.

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The West Geauga school board voted on Monday to seek bids for site restoration at the former Newbury High School building, including asbestos abatement, removal of hazardous materials and demolition and site restoration.

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More than 100 parents and community members put the West Geauga Local School Board under fire during their regular meeting Monday in response to their mask mandate, calling them communists, threatening legal action and disrupting routine matters.

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After several parents spoke up during the West Geauga Board of Education’s regular meeting last week opposed to COVID-19 protocol, Superintendent Richard Markwardt announced in a following Aug. 13 statement that masks or face shields will be required for all students, regardless of vaccinati…

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Based on preliminary findings on a highest and best use study of the former Newbury school property, a community center is still likely, among other possible uses like industrial, office and warehouse, residential cluster development or standard housing.

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West Geauga Local Schools has preparations for the 2021-2022 school year underway with anticipated summer maintenance projects upcoming, as well as academic programming to help students who may be falling behind as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

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The West Geauga Wolverines girls basketball team is finally back on the court. The team had to wait a long time to start playing again after the beginning of the season was delayed. All athletics were paused for close to four weeks due to precautionary measures because of the pandemic.

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After the finalization of the territory transfer of Newbury to West Geauga, the school districts spent the first half of 2020 preparing for the initiative to go into effect, including personnel matters and what to do with the former campus in Newbury Township.