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Joseph V. Regano was considered a stalwart supporter of the community and a visionary in the field of education. As superintendent for 33 years, he led the Solon City School District as it doubled in size and became one of the top-rated districts in the nation, consistently rising to the No.…

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It’s no secret that residents of Geauga County are passionate about parks. Some subscribe to the belief that parks should be passive land preserved in perpetuity so native plants and animals can thrive.

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Sitting in an airport in mid-June with my husband, Brent, I peeled an orange, and then cleaned my hands with hand sanitizer for the umpteenth time that day. It turns out that, after many applications of hand sanitizer, anything you eat with your hands will taste like hand sanitizer. It was o…

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Saturday is the birthday of our country. But this Fourth of July will be different. There will be no large gatherings for concerts or baseball games. Old Glory Day was canceled in Chardon as was the bike parade in Chagrin Falls and fireworks in Solon.

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We are living in a time when the limits of American power are being severely tested. Our adversaries are watching closely. They see us withdrawing from our longstanding leadership role. Eager to fill the vacuum, they are looking for ways to gain leverage, to challenge our strengths and explo…

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Though summer just started, families are wondering how their school districts will conduct classes for the 2020-2021 academic year. It is a fair question to ask since August, the traditional start date for many area public school districts, is just weeks away.

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Residents are breaking the rules again. Townships in Geauga County are seeing their recycling centers littered with garbage, mattresses, old furniture and other junk dumped at the collection sites, sometimes in the dark of night.

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In honor of “Short Attention Span Day” – a week or month would be too long – we here at Window Central’s Pane in the Glass Division have scoured the news to bring you an assortment of newsy “things” requiring little or no concentration.

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I was 23 years old and had just returned to Cleveland after finishing graduate school. A lifelong dancer, I immediately sought out the best program in town. That led me to the Karamu Concert Dancers, a diverse performing group housed in the famed settlement house on Cleveland’s East 89th Str…

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Is the Bull house in Solon turning into a money pit? The house on Bainbridge Road built in 1835 and the city are both named for Lorenzo Solon Bull, son of Isaac Bull, one of the early settlers from Connecticut.

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The protests continue in Chagrin Falls, Pepper Pike, Solon and across the country. Momentum behind the Black Lives Matter movement marches on as people young and old speak out against racism and social injustice. People worldwide took to the streets after 46-year-old George Floyd, a black ma…

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It was a bitter-sweet gathering last week when cars lined up for a final drive past the stadium and buildings of the Newbury Local School District off Auburn Road.

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Chase Tuller, a 15-year-old from Kenston High School, wanted to hold a rally in Chagrin Falls to protest the horrific killing of George Perry Floyd by a police officer in Minnesota. The rising sophomore began making plans for a Black Lives Matter rally by obtaining a permit and spreading the…

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In the midst of the chaos that surrounds us, there is a glimmer of awe and hope. Last Saturday, SpaceX lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, with two NASA astronauts on board. The destination of Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken was the International Space Station.

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Ohio’s best chance for a successful November election is a robust and closely monitored vote-by-mail system. The general election is sure to have a number of important local government, school and county issues. But the presidential race will no doubt draw the spotlight as Republican incumbe…

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There is a little pit bull named Shandy at the Cleveland Kennel. He’s all white except for a sprinkling of black spots at the tips of his very tall, very expressive ears. At just 2 years old, he’s described as “full to the brim with excitement” and “a bright dog who picks up well on learning…

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At first glance it seems news gathering and archiving history have nothing to do with one another until you consider that news plus time is history and that is why the news end of the equation has to be right or the end result becomes muddled history.

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Call it a symphony to honor first responders. Church bells tolling. People cheering and a percussion section of spoons clanging rhythmically on pots and pans. That is the plan this year for the Chagrin Valley for the annual First Responders Appreciation Day at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

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Ray Gaiduk, my 91-year-old father-in-law, grew up during the Great Depression in Cleveland and served in the U.S. Navy before becoming a firefighter. He retired as deputy chief of the East Cleveland Fire Department.

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Spring is in the air. The energy is amazing, causing us humans to want to more openly experience life’s wonders. Yet with great restraint, the majority are making the COVID-19 required sacrifices in a communally insular fashion. While this virus mitigation can be metaphorically suffocating, …

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The Chagrin Valley stepped up. Even during a global pandemic, when daily life around the state has been put on pause as we work to contain the contagious coronavirus, area residents managed to raise enough money to save a historical house.

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With nearly the entire country working from home, I find myself reflecting on my own work-from-home experience. I’ve been working from home since February of 1996. Yes, I was a trailblazer. You’re welcome.

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine made it clear earlier this week that he is in charge when it comes to policies related to keeping residents safe during this coronavirus pandemic.

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Mother’s Day on Sunday will be marked with the traditional cards, candy and flowers, and this year with untraditional virtual celebrations.