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Chardon city planners kept their promise Monday to promote economic development and second-floor apartments on Chardon Square as they approved the demolition of a house just off the square to make way for a future restaurant.

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RUSSELL — The start of demolition and construction at the Circle K store is expected to be underway in the fall, but the township zoning office still is awaiting the final application from the store. Some changes to the plan include relocating a fuel tank as well as a trash container.

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After several fits and starts along the way, medical marijuana became available to patients with doctor recommendations at dispensaries throughout Ohio beginning in January. Six months later, the program is running fairly smoothly but there is still room for improvement, industry officials said.

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SOUTH RUSSELL — There is a place in town to get produce fresh from the fields of local farmers and the market is close and convenient. It is the Geauga Farmers Market held at the South Russell Village Hall parking lot area at Bell and Chillicothe (Route 306) roads.

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Liberty Ford officials said last week that they will not support a rezoning proposal for their site on Aurora Road in Solon, despite city planners setting the matter for a May 28 public hearing.

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As part of Swagelok bringing its $30 million to $50 million global headquarters to Solon, the city of Solon has committed to performing infrastructure improvements primarily related to traffic and to do a traffic study in the area. The plan was discussed last week.

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Solon city planners last week approved variances tied to a request from Davis Development Group Inc. for changes planned at the University Hospitals of Cleveland building on Solon Road.

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The residential component of a new mixed-use zoning plan proposed for the former Liberty Ford site on Aurora Road is not one that will result in a successful development, Michael Herrick of Liberty Ford said last week.

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Solon city planners on Tuesday set for public hearing a proposal by owners of the Carrington Court Apartments to construct a new apartment building on the Aurora Road complex. The hearing and discussion will take place at 7:30 p.m. May 14.

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Burton Village and township officials were given a tight schedule Monday on a proposed independent senior living development planned for 26 acres, just west of the village.

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GATES MILLS — Nearly 60 residents filled council chambers and overflowed into the lobby at Gates Mills Village Hall last week to hear from Mayor Karen Schneider on a proposed cluster home development that would need a significant change in the zoning code’s residential land requirement.

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Steve Bittence of Axiom Development Group said that he expects to break ground on Moreland Commons at the end of April or early May. Moreland Commons is a new $10 million development with 41 single-family homes and six townhouses on Chagrin Boulevard in Moreland Hills. According to Mr. Bitte…

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An attempt to provide for home occupations while still protecting the character of residential neighborhoods in Chardon Township came under fire last week as trustees opened a public hearing on the matter.

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Some of David Patterson’s earliest memories involve trudging through mud in the woods gathering maple sap from buckets on his family farm. His wife Pam has helped produce maple syrup for more than 20 years since before they were married. Being part of producing sweet maple syrup is a part of…

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ORANGE — Mayor Kathy Mulcahy announced last week that the village is asking the United States Postal Service for a Preferred Last Line designation for the three ZIP codes that cover Orange. After much confusion with the ZIP codes, Law Director Steve Byron wrote a letter to the postmaster in …

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Solon Mayor Edward H. Kraus took a trip to Greater Columbus last week to learn about the process suburban municipalities went through for mixed-use redevelopment projects including those with foot trails linking neighboring communities.

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Solon Mayor Edward H. Kraus said last week that he wants to really “zero in” on the purpose of the city’s Community Improvement Corp., which for years has been a formality.