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A focus on continuing to meet the needs of the business community amidst a labor shortage as well as the implementation of Solon Connects and Rails to Trails projects are among Mayor Edward H. Kraus’s goals heading into 2022.

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The Pepper Pike City Council approved a $1.2 million bid from Rycon Construction to renovate the 46-year-old police station on Shaker Boulevard. City officials are looking to modernize the police station and efficiently use its space, according to architect Paul Deutsch of Bialosky Cleveland.

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The Board of Trustees chose Trustee Kristina O’Brien as 2022 Chair of the Board at an organizational meeting Jan. 3. She will also serve as liaison to the zoning department.

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Members of the Chagrin Falls Village Council voted unanimously Monday to give all village employees an across-the-board three percent pay increase in hopes of recruiting and retaining solid workers.

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For years, Susan Angelino dedicated herself to Bainbridge Township, the community she loved. So many knew Mrs. Angelino who served as the fiscal officer for the township and also worked previously at Kenston School District. She was known as having a strong commitment to the community and wi…

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South Russell Village officials have long been in discussions about adjusting the current policies surrounding overtime for employees. Members of the council and other heads of departments have raised a variety of concerns regarding the current policies on overtime, noting that they are not …

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WOODMERE — After Erie Bank donated $500 to Woodmere Village at their groundbreaking on Nov. 19, the village may not accept the donation. Village Law Director Frank Consolo said it is best to wait until the project is completed.

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The Geauga County Commissioners on Tuesday discussed and approved a partial payment of $465,704 to Viking Industrial Painting for the repainting and improvements of the two water towers, one in Bainbridge and one in Munson.

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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.