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It was a sunny day in the spring of 2014, the top was down on her convertible as Sali and I headed for downtown Chagrin Falls and the place that held promise for the restaurant she had dreamed about owning for years. Now it was happening.

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Now it’s up to us. That’s what Gov. Mike DeWine told Ohioans this week after reporting 161,678 confirmed cases and 5,017 deaths due to COVID-19.

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Pepper Pike Issue 34 is on the Nov. 3 ballot. That’s the official word as of late this week.

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Bainbridge Township and the City of Aurora together took a significant step for the region this week by signing an agreement for a Joint Economic Development District involving the Geauga Lake area – land that for the most part has remained vacant since the amusement park closed down more th…

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Chester Township Trustees in early September set a date for trick-or-treating in the township, a routine matter in years past. But just a few days later, township leaders said the Oct. 31 date was just a placeholder to be revisited next month.

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Vote just once. That was the message from Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose to citizens statewide earlier this week as we approach the general election less than two months away.

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The Chardon High School football team ran onto the field last week with one player waving a Blue Lives Matter flag. The student’s show of support for law enforcement officers touched off a firestorm of reactions across social media and Geauga County that ranged from measured, thoughtful comm…

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Police blotters from Solon to Chagrin Falls to Bainbridge to Chardon are filled with reports of stolen or defaced political signs.

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The ugly saga of alleged corruption, bribery, money laundering and racketeering on the part of Ohio House Speaker Larry Householder and four political operatives in Ohio lays bare a nasty truth in the Buckeye State: Unaccountable dark money has corrupted our politics, so now we must demand t…

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We are all disappointed. The 198th Great Geauga County Fair will be much different this year. By order of Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the Ohio Department of Health, county fairs across Ohio beginning in August must be limited to individuals who take part in 4-H, Future Farmers of America or ot…

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We took a lot of road trips back in the days when the kids were little, fidgety and easily irritated with one another. There were no electronic devices to keep them content but there were other distractions. Comic books and chapter books, for instance.

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Mom and Dad had the same sofa for years. That livingroom mainstay had been rebuilt, reupholstered and slipcovered multiple times and still going strong when it was passed down to us when we bought our first house on East Cottage Street, many years ago.

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School will be in session for the 2020-2021 academic year even as the coronavirus pandemic rages on. What a typical day will look like depends on the public or independent school system.

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This is an election year, so we can expect a fresh round of China-bashing. American politicians love to use China as a punching bag; it never stops, really, but the trend accelerates when candidates are running for office.

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The United States is the most powerful country in the world. By any measure, we are preeminent. We have challenges and vulnerabilities, and we are not as dominant as we once were, but no one else comes close to America’s military, economic and political might.

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The following is dedicated to moms and dads who are doing their best to maintain their own sanity while maintaining the intellectual engagement, physical well-being and emotional stability of their children all of whom have been out of school for way too long.