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RUSSELL — Time is beginning to become of the essence for township trustees to get the new 8,000-square-foot multi-purpose storage facility started before the end of the year.

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Solon city officials introduced an ordinance Monday authorizing pay raises for 2022 for employees not covered under a collective bargaining agreement and placed the matter on first reading.

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Geauga Park Board Commissioners on Monday appointed Jennifer Pae as the new treasurer and fiscal officer for the park district. The board also discussed proposals for land use in Thompson and Claridon townships.

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WOODMERE — The Ohio Department of Transportation took a step to alleviate cash flow concerns for the village for their project to widen Chagrin Boulevard, which is slated for construction in 2024. The $4.6 million project will add one westbound lane between East Brainard Road and Orange Plac…

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Now that the new inspector is in place, Chester Township Trustees last week accepted the resignation of interim zoning inspector Mike Joyce effective Oct. 28 and welcomed new inspector Galina Berglund. Trustees voted on the matter on Nov. 5.

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The Chardon Hilltoppers' season is not quite finished yet. Chardon earned its second consecutive trip to the Division III state title game after defeating West Holmes 41-7 in the state semis at Tiger Stadium in Twinsburg on Friday.It's the first time in school history that Chardon has appear…

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BURTON — Students and faculty of the Berkshire Local School District will have to wait until next fall to move into the new all-grade building after construction came to a standstill due to global supply chain delays, officials said on Tuesday.

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The City of Solon has reached an impasse in negotiations with the International Association of Firefighters Local 2079 and will go to fact finding, Mayor Edward H. Kraus said Monday.

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PEPPER PIKE — Newcomers Melanie Weltman, Cathy Hwang and Emmy Zatroch won seats on City Council in Tuesday’s general election, along with returning incumbent Scott Newell. Councilman Richard Leskovec was not re-elected, according to unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Electi…

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Beth Krause, Jennifer M. Troutman and Dennis Bergansky were the top vote-getters in a field of six during Tuesday’s general election winning the three seats up for grabs on the Kenston Board of Education. This is the first time in 30 years that incumbent William Timmons will not be on the board.

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GATES MILLS — Voters in Gates Mills elected three new council members on Tuesday and voted to retain one councilman, according to unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections. Six candidates, including three incumbents, were running for four seats on council. Newcomers Davi…

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Christina Sherwood and Mary Michelle Coleman-Walsh came out ahead of one challenger to win seats on the West Geauga Local School District board during the general election on Tuesday.

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During the general election on Tuesday, township residents gave Michael Bates and incumbent Jeff Markley the winning number of votes for two seats on the Bainbridge Township Board of Trustees come January.

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PEPPER PIKE — City Council last week unanimously approved modifications on a use variance to allow Medina Creative Housing to build homes for people with disabilities on property owned by the Ursuline Sisters of Cleveland. The resolution came after an appeal by the Ursuline sisters.

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SOUTH RUSSELL — At a joint meeting between the Human Resources and Streets committees, village officials discussed whether overtime should be considered any amount that goes over eight hours per day or any amount that goes over 40 hours per week.

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Hunting Valley Mayor Bruce Mavec last week reaffirmed the village’s commitment to the Orange City School District at a joint meeting with the Board of Education and the mayors of Moreland Hills, Orange Village, Pepper Pike and Woodmere. He made this statement after Hunting Valley Councilman …

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BAINBRIDGE — Residents packed the room last week during public hearings to comment on two separate zoning appeals, which Bainbridge trustees ultimately approved at the end of the proceedings. The issues involved development on former Geauga Lake land and parcels near the corner of Route 306 …

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The City of Chardon filed a motion for summary judgment on Thursday in Geauga County Court of Common Pleas, asking the court to declare that the usual office of the Geauga County Board of County Commissioners be maintained in the Geauga County seat in the City of Chardon and not moved out of…

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WOODMERE — Councilwomen Jennifer Mitchell Earley, Lisa Brockwell and Glenda Todd Miller were recalled following Tuesday’s special election. The other councilman who was up for recall, Craig Wade, retained his seat by a two-vote margin, according to unofficial results from the Cuyahoga County…

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Republican state Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, will retain his seat in the Ohio Senate after winning the District 24 race against Solon Democrat Tom Jackson in Tuesday’s general election.