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.…
Pardon us if we go all Pollyanna on you, but the times we are living through right now are not all that bad. And there is a payoff because in the end, we will be stronger and more resourceful and our country will be better for having survived it all.
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.
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…
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.
This beloved country of ours has everything you could ever want and a lot of what we do not need. We have got too much stuff and the containers and wrapping they come in.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
OK, so where do we go from here? Just about everyone with a heart, a brain and a mouth has had their say about the Black Lives Matter rally in Riverside Park two weeks ago and how downtown Chagrin Falls merchants prepared for it.
Ohio House Republicans had no problem some years ago when former Gov. John Kasich appointed his turnpike director, a former marketing and building industry person with no medical training, as state health director.
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…
Question – Is Chagrin Falls the poster child for privileged white fear? That is what one Cleveland opinion writer was charged with saying in her June 3 column.
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…
This quarantine has its perks for homebodies, anti-social people, those hiding from the authorities or cannot abide by wearing a mask no matter how fashionable or lifesaving.
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.
This past week has been tough to watch, tough to live in. It pains me to see history repeat itself over and over again. To see how desensitized some of us have become to racial injustice.
Several weeks ago we asked folks to loan us their memories of life in Chagrin Falls. They were to be quirky, funny, touching little stories of around 200 words. We named the feature “Only in Chagrin Falls.”
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
Chagrin Falls stores, like all others statewide, were approved to reopen on Tuesday and most, if not all, insisted customers wear face coverings. But what was left unsaid is whether bare faced customer will be turned away.
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, …
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.
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.
And, so it begins. After an almost seven-week statewide shutdown due to the novel coronavirus health crisis, Ohio will start to slowly open. Gov. Mike DeWine earlier this week began to unveil his plan to get commerce and Ohioans’ lives back on track.
Currently, in my dreams, I see baseball. But these are no ordinary baseball games. In my dreams, stadiums are filled with a fraction of the usual number of fans, each carefully spaced many seats and many rows from each other. Ticket-takers and security staff wear head-to-toe protective Tyvek…
Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was an instant hit, even among Democrats, when he had the foresight to know what was coming and locked down Ohio for the duration of the COVID19 crisis. Way to go, Mike.
The Secretary General of the United Nations issued a plea to the countries of the world to declare an immediate ceasefire. “The fury of the virus illustrates the folly of war,” he said. “Let us dedicate ourselves to the real fight, which is not with each other,but is to protect our health an…
Meet brand new Chagrin Falls adjacent homeowner Andrew Sords. On second thought, you can’t meet him due to current plague conditions but, remember his name.
Guess what I paid for gas last week just outside of Youngstown? Just $1.13 for a gallon of regular gas. That’s a price that I had thought I would never see again. What a bargain. And what a sad turn of affairs.
Earth Day, celebrated this week on April 22, is 50 years old. For the past five decades, communities have been honoring Mother Earth with rallies, tree plantings and environmental projects.
Did you know the coronavirus can cause madness? That’s what the expert said on TV last week. The stay at home” 11th Commandment is the reason and especially true if you live alone without any source of human contact.