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With a levy renewal and increase on the Nov. 5 general election ballot, Cuyahoga Community College is looking to cover operating costs in order to continue providing students with an affordable education, according to school administrators.

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Newcomers have thrown their hats into the ring in the Orange Village Council race where five candidates are running for three four-year terms during the Nov. 5 general election. Councilman Herb Braverman and Councilwoman Frances Kluter are not running for re-election.

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Fiscal responsibility and the success of students are issues that have surfaced in the Orange City School District Board of Education race. Vying for the two seats on the Nov. 5 election ballot are incumbents Melanie Weltman and Beth Wilson-Fish as well as political newcomer Meredith Bond.

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WOODMERE — Four Village Council seats are up for grabs during the Nov. 5 general election with eight candidates looking to win a spot. The field includes three of the four incumbents and five newcomers. Councilwoman Alberta Fanning is not running for re-election.

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U.S. Rep. David Joyce’s former campaign treasurer was sentenced last week to 30 days in jail for the theft of $160,000 from the campaign war chest.

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Despite the threat of rain, enthusiastic supporters of Betsy Rader turned out to a picnic pavilion at West Woods park in Russell on Sunday where the Democrat announced her candidacy for the state Senate District 18 seat in 2020.

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HUNTING VALLEY — There are no newcomers in the Nov. 5 council and mayoral race in the village. Incumbents Bill Mulligan, Barbara Burkhart and Gerald Medinger are running for three available seats on village council. Mayor Richard Hollington is term limited after having served two terms over …

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Solon Mayor Edward H. Kraus has selected Lt. Richard A. Tonelli of the Solon Police Department as the city’s new police chief. City Council approved the mayor’s appointment Monday.

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Government students recently witnessed firsthand how the court system works when the 8th District Court of Appeals heard two cases in the Solon High School auditorium. The cases, presented by attorneys to a three-judge panel sitting onstage, launched the district court’s new program “From Co…

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Munson Township voters will have a choice for their next fiscal officer between a man with experience in the government’s workings and a semi-retired businessman making his first venture into politics.

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“It’s Solon’s time,” Mayor Edward H. Kraus said last week to the more than 125 in attendance at a town hall meeting on Issue 65, a rezoning of the former Liberty Ford site and surrounding area on the Nov. 5 ballot. The town hall session was held at the former auto dealership on Aurora Road.

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PEPPER PIKE — The city is moving forward with its sanitary sewer conversion project on Gates Mills Boulevard, but some residents are not happy about the cost and are looking for more information.

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Geauga County Probate and Juvenile Court Judge Timothy J. Grendell recognized the Geauga Park District Board, director and staff in a letter on Sept. 12 for their plans to utilize two grant awards toward restoration projects in two Geauga County parks.

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State Sen. Matt Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, sat down with local officials last week to address the Hunting Valley amendment, a provision in the state biennial budget that would have stripped between $3 million and $6 million from the Orange City School District. Though Gov. Mike DeWine vetoed th…

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RUSSELL — A piece of green land at the northeast corner of Chillicothe (Route 306) and Kinsman (Route 87) roads was the center of discussion at the township trustees meeting last week.

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SOUTH RUSSELL — Three candidates, including Christopher Berger, Ray Schloss and Gerald Canton, are running for two seats up for grabs on Village Council during the Nov. 5 general election.

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Meredith Bond is running a unique campaign to capture a seat on the Orange Board of Education. Dr. Bond, a resident of Hunting Valley, is hosting a private fundraiser next week with the invitation listing contribution levels of $500, $1,000 and $2,500.

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PEPPER PIKE — Questions about entertainment, fast-food restaurants and building sizes surfaced last week when the Planning and Zoning Commission reviewed details of a proposed addition to the city zoning code.

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A Ward 5 candidate for Solon City Council during this Nov. 5 general election spoke out at Monday’s council meeting on what he termed “voter intimidation” at the polls during last week’s primary election.

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State Sen. Matthew Dolan’s visit to address Solon City Council has been postponed until 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7. Mayor Edward H. Kraus requested the change because he was out of town and not present at the City Council meeting on Monday. The address of Sen. Dolan, R-Chagrin Falls, had been set for Monday.

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PEPPER PIKE — More than 35 people showed up last week to hear the city Planning and Zoning Commission members review the proposed mixed-use district that would lay out zoning regulations of a town center on the Beech Brook property.

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CHAGRIN FALLS — The 1921 Chagrin Falls Savings and Loan building, once a fixture on North Main Street, has been donated to the village and will be moved from its present location – behind a private Hall Street home – to Evergreen Hill Cemetery where it will serve as a family meeting place an…

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Chagrin Falls Mayor William Tomko will run unopposed for a second four-year term in the Nov. 5 general election. There will, however, be a race among eight candidates for seven two-year positions on Village Council, according to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.

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HUNTING VALLEY — Councilman Gerald Medinger is running for another term of office on Village Council during the Nov. 5 general election. Mr. Medinger, 79, is one of three candidates for three available council seats.