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ORANGE — Amanda Kurland, the co-owner of Corky and Lenny’s, is running for a Village Council seat during the Nov. 5 general election. Mrs. Kurland will be competing for one of the four council seats in a field of six total candidates. Three seats up for grabs are for four-year terms, and one…

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MORELAND HILLS — Ethan Spencer, who is running for council during the Nov. 5 general election, said he wants to bring a new perspective to the village leadership.

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WOODMERE — Village Council appointed Rhonda Hall as the new treasurer last week. Mrs. Hall replaces Tom Cornhoff, who served as the village treasurer for 22 years and retired in May.

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Newbury Township Trustees agreed last week that they will remove themselves from the Newbury Joint Recreation Board in the future, but want to move slowly to allow for a smooth transition to an independent organization.

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In some areas, canvassing has already begun to verify addresses for the 2020 Census, according to a Monday news briefing by the U.S. Census Bureau.

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U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge told constituents at a crowded town hall meeting last Saturday that the Green New Deal is not strong enough to impact significant change. “It has no meat. It has no teeth.”

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PEPPER PIKE — Jim LeMay came to council in 2011 after the city barely averted a financial crisis. He said he is running for re-election to keep the city moving in a positive direction. He has served two terms so far and filed his petition with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to run du…

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Councilwoman SharNette McCully pulled a petition to run for re-election in Woodmere in July. She was appointed in February of 2018 to fill the seat of Mayor Ben Holbert, formerly a councilman before he was elected mayor. Ms. McCully is a budget analyst for the U.S. Department of Justice and …

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RUSSELL — Township residents will not be voting on a park levy during the Nov. 5 election. Members of the Russell Citizens Park District last week decided to withdraw the 1-mill levy from the ballot, according to park board member Perry Howland.

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The Geauga County Educational Service Center voted unanimously last week, passing the first of two resolutions that would transfer the Newbury Local School District to the West Geauga Local School District.

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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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HUNTING VALLEY — Councilwoman Barbara Burkhart is seeking re-election to Village Council and filed her petition at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections on July 16. Mrs. Burkhart said that her experience in finance is an asset to the village as she focuses on fiscal responsibility.

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WOODMERE — The Village Council race is heating up as two newcomers have pulled petitions to challenge the incumbents during the Nov. 5 general election. Seth Young and Beata Fleszar are working to collect their signatures before the Aug. 7 filing deadline with the Cuyahoga County Board of El…

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GATES MILLS — Council members Jay “Chip” AuWerter, Sandra Turner and Ed Welsh are running for re-election this fall. At this point, there are no challengers to the three incumbents.

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State representatives and senators say that the $69.8 billion biennial budget approved last week by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Mike DeWine brings vital benefits to Ohioans, including money for services directed to school children in need and a slight increase in local government funds.

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ORANGE — Staci Adelman Vincent announced her candidacy for a seat on Village Council. Ms. Vincent said that her experience in broadcast journalism and serving the Orange City School District allows her to connect easily with a diverse group of people.

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GATES MILLS — Mayor Karen Schneider is running for re-election this fall and plans to “refresh” various parts of the village. After the grand opening of Marston Park in June, a longtime dream for Mayor Schneider, she said that she wants to update a few other things in her next term.

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ORANGE — Pradip Kamat, a 25-year-resident of the village, has thrown his hat in the ring for a council seat up for grabs on Nov. 5 in a bid to have a hand in shaping the community’s future.

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PEPPER PIKE — Councilman Manohar Daga filed his petition to run for re-election on Nov. 5 at the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

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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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Without a unanimous vote of City Council Monday and despite opposition from the primary property owner in the area, a mixed-use rezoning proposal encompassing 21.76 acres in the area of Aurora Road will find its place on the Nov. 5 ballot.

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MORELAND HILLS — The battle over sanitary sewers raised its ugly head again last week when a dozen residents voiced their concerns about the new policy before council and Mayor Susan Renda. The residents complained about the exorbitant cost of abandoning their septic tanks and said that the …

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WOODMERE — Mayor Ben Holbert’s final push for $25,000 to fund a 75th village anniversary celebration dinner in November and other items hit a brick wall last week when council members didn’t even take a vote allowing the proposal to simply die.

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HUNTING VALLEY — Nearly 80 spectators gathered at the corner of South Woodland and Chagrin River Road to watch President Donald Trump’s motorcade drive by en route to a private fundraiser in Hunting Valley last Friday night. Brian Colleran, head of the nursing home development company Founda…

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During the rescheduled Geauga Park District meeting on July 10, the board awarded two bids to contractors for the Welton’s Gorge improvement and Orchard Hills Park riparian and reforestation restoration projects.

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A move by some Ohio state legislators to remove licensing and training requirements for carrying a concealed weapon is not finding support from local law enforcement officers.

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Geauga County Commissioner Ralph Spidalieri said he’s had enough of the ongoing dispute between the Geauga County Probate and Juvenile Court and county auditor and has an easy solution.

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Geauga County Probate Judge Timothy Grendell defended his employees’ behavior in the county auditor’s office two weeks ago and threatened the auditor’s office with legal action if it pursues criminal charges in the incident.

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A sign warning motorists to drive slowly due to “Children at Play” might seem like a common roadside notification, but it isn’t in Ohio. Such signs are discouraged by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — Controversial zoning changes that seemed to come out of nowhere without notification of those most affected by them were set right this week with the deletion of changes some or reversal of others.

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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.