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Welcome to the Village of South Russell

South Russell is home to approximately 4,000 residents and is located at the western edge of Geauga County, Ohio.  The 4 mile long by 1 mile wide village is a residential community with unique character and rural “at home” charm.  South Russell students attend the highly acclaimed Chagrin Falls School System.


Schedule a Vacation Watch

The South Russell Police Department offers vacation watches for residents. You can schedule your watch by clicking HERE

Upcoming program provided by the South Russell Police Department ~

Cops & Kids Fishing – June 5th from 9am to 1pm at Bellwood Lake

Visit the Police Department page of click HERE for more information

Latest News

    2016 "Click it or Ticket" Program

    Click it or Ticket

    From May 23 to June 6, 2016, the South Russell Police and other local law enforcement personnel will participate in the national Click It or Ticket campaign in an effort to save lives through increased seat belt use. This enforcement period comes ahead of the Memorial Day holiday, one of the busiest travel weekends of the year.

    According to research conducted by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, while 88.5 percent of passenger vehicle occupants buckled up in 2015, almost 50 percent of occupants of fatal crashes nationwide are not restrained. In some states, the rate is as high as 70 percent unrestrained in fatal crashes. This fact gravely highlights the need for increased enforcement and awareness of seat belt use. This year alone in Geauga County there have been 688 traffic crashes, of which 183 were classified as injury crashes and 3 were fatalities. Statistics from the Ohio Department of Public Safety confirm that in 2 of the 3 fatal crashes in Geauga County the victims was not wearing a seat belt.


    E-Commerce Safe Zone

    The South Russell Police Department has implemented a new "E-Commerce Safe Zone" located in the visitor parking area of the Police Station. This safety zone provides a safe place for citizens to make purchases or exchanges after conducting online transactions. E-Commerce safety zones are becoming quite popular and well received in their respective communities. The safe zone allows citizens to make transactions in public, with peace of mind in a highly-visible location without fearing for their safety.



    Upfront Financing for Energy Efficiency Improvements

    Commercial property owners in NOPEC member communities can now get upfront financing for energy efficiency projects through the new Propery Assessed Clean Energy program (PACE).

    Get the funds you need to make your property more energy efficient.


    Geauga Farmers Market

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    Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market

    9:00-Noon, Saturdays until October 15th

    The Geauga Fresh Farmers’ Market will be open 9-Noon in the parking lot of the South Russell Village Hall, the corner of Chillicothe/Rt. 306 and Bell St. every Saturday, rain or shine, until October.


Click on the following links if you would like to read more on these storm water topics:

Spring is here… and so are these tips to keep our water cleaner while doing warm weather chores!

Educators Experience the “Wonders of Watersheds”

2016 County and Hazardous Waste Collection

Geauga County will hold one-day collection events as well as the Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District for recycling and hazardous waste collections. Please see the 2016 County and Hazardous Waste Collections flyer for more information.

Additional Geauga-Trumbull Solid Waste Management District events:

  • The Geauga SWCD’s Annual Tree Sale Turns Over a New Leaf with a FALL TREE SALE! From White Pine to Arborvitae and Swamp White Oak to Washington Hawthorne, this year’s tree selection is simple, affordable, and suitable to your landscaping needs.  The tree sale pick-up dates are Friday, September 23rd and Saturday, September 24th at the Geauga County Fairgrounds.  Order deadline is Monday, August 29th and information can be found at or by calling 440-834-1122.

  • Calling all SUGAR MAPLES… Announcing Geauga’s BIG TREE Contest.  This voluntary contest will promote the beauty and benefits provided by our county’s biggest and oldest trees. This year’s featured tree is the Sugar Maple.  Nominations must be submitted to Geauga SWCD no later than Friday, September 23rd.   Visit for more information or for a nomination form.

  • SAVE THE DATE:  Geauga SWCD is teaming up with the OSU Extension Master Gardeners to present… Make the Most with Compost on Thursday, September 29th 6:00 – 8:00 pm at the West Woods Nature Center.  Much of what we throw away as trash from our kitchens and yards can be composted into rich, healthy soil, which helps slow runoff and filter water.  Join us for this fun, informative workshop with certified permaculture designer and teacher Diana Sette of Cleveland’s Neighborhood Leadership Development Program.  Learn about compost basics and benefits, different composting bins and methods, as well as common problems to avoid.  Stay tuned for more information or call 440-834-1122.

Mission Statement

The mission of South Russell Village is to serve the residents of the Village by:

– Providing a high level of essential services

– Planning for future needs while preserving the character of the Village

– Promoting an attitude of professionalism and impartiality among Village officials and employees in a fiscally responsible manner

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