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Bainbridge resident Fabiola Vazquez, 13, a ninth-grader at Hathaway Brown School, was named Miss Ohio Teen 2019 Princess of America in competition held recently in Dayton, Ohio. She will now be going on to national competition to compete for the title of Miss Teen USA Princess of America.

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GATES MILLS — Gilmour Academy student Teeba Furat Marlowe has faced more challenges at the age of 17 than many people will in a lifetime. Her brother Yousef was killed by an improvised explosive device during a taxi ride in Baghdad with Teeba, who was then 2, and their father.

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Friends and fans of Molly Gebler say she has more ideas per minute than most people have in a year, and this week she proved them right with the May 1 release of her latest brainstorm, a children’s book based on the beloved Blossom Time hot air balloon races.

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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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Friends, families and teammates call 14-year-old Luke Fazekas “Luke the Warrior.” It’s a fitting moniker that describes his success as a nationally-ranked taekwondo athlete, but Luke earned the nickname while fighting and beating cancer as a young child.

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Regionalism is what the Chagrin/Southeast Hazmat Response Team is all about. Everyone benefits from a small investment that offers great capabilities, said Mark Vedder, director of the team and a Chagrin Falls firefighter. The hazmat team serves 33 communities in the Chagrin Valley and beyond.

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Imagine a broken elevator scene that brings together an almost endless assortment of stereotypes. Stuck between floors are a frantic pregnant woman, angry young biker, goth kid/poet, hippie, clown and ever-so zealous cheerleaders. A playwriting instructor among them is convinced they are all…

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While a student at Solon High School in the early 1990s, Pete Tellep was behind the camera, learning the ins and outs of video production and fostering a love of technology that would ultimately span his entire career.

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Views of empty beer bottles and cans covering the coffee table and a counter of a vacant apartment living room sets the opening scene of “The Morning After.” Seconds before a cut to the title screen revealing the film’s name, the camera pans across the littered table and focuses on an untouc…

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With 895 votes cast, the Chagrin Valley Chamber of Commerce named Burntwood Tavern and the Chagrin Valley Little Theatre as the business and nonprofit organization of the year during a March 14 “Oscar style” awards ceremony at the Chagrin Cinemas in Bainbridge.

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PEPPER PIKE — When Shauna Hajek moved to Pepper Pike last summer from Minneapolis, Minnesota, she was looking for activities she could get involved with in the community and was interested in expanding her artistic skills.

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The firefighter’s job is to rescue people, pets and property, but on Friday, members of the Chagrin Falls department will be on the job to save their own fire station as they work for tips as celebrity bartenders at M Italian and Burntwood Tavern.

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Artists from Chile and right here in Northeast Ohio have collaborated to create “Mother Earth,” an exhibit opening March 23 at the Valley Art Center’s Margaret “Peg” Bowen Gallery.

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Edmond Wolff wasn’t feeling his best at Herb Hammer’s Oct. 13, 1996 karaoke party. He had recently ended a long-term relationship, was trying to figure out who he was and had just cut off his long, brown curls.

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Those were not Pacific breezes blowing across Lake Erie and through the Chagrin Valley last week, but the chill in the air did not matter to the 170 guests who gathered inside the tropical confines of Lowe’s Greenhouse in Bainbridge Township for a luau themed kick-off for the Chagrin Valley …

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The word you’ll hear most often from workers at the Metzenbaum Center kitchen in Chester is “team.” The team of five individuals with disabilities works each week to bottle and package Valens kombucha tea that is distributed all across Northeast Ohio.

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Although mud and hay covered the ground instead of snow, and the only ice came from Jeff Meyer’s sculptures, the Frozen Fest and sunny mild weather drew a packed crowd to the West Woods Nature Center in Russell on Sunday. The free family event sponsored by the Geauga Park District, featured …

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Robert Keleman of Middlefield currently owns his own business as an excavator and landscaper, but at one point in his life he was living out of his car.

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Joey Grano, 12, and Jackson Day, 2, both of Chardon take to the sledding hill covered in winter white last Saturday afternoon at the Chalet in Chardon. He managed to get in some runs just before a warming trend the next day. Temperatures rose throughout this week. Though rain is predicted th…