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While a young student at St. Rita School in Solon, former city resident James T. Janson recalled a childhood rooted in adventure – playing tag with friends, flying kites and exploring the outdoors.

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Neighborhood builds little library in memory of former resident

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The Geauga Park District board voted Monday to appeal the Geauga County Budget Commission’s decision to withhold a portion of revenue from the district’s 1-mill property tax levy.

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Upon the discovery of an additional victim, another indictment was made against former Solon High School band director Edward L. Kline, according to the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office.

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There is no current threat to the Solon area, police said, following a stolen vehicle pursuit, crash and attempted carjacking involving a 13-year-old male last week that had some businesses sheltering in place.

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The value of partnerships was made clear Tuesday, when under sunny skies about 80 people gathered for the official ribbon cutting ceremony marking the opening of Swagelok’s $45 million Global Headquarters and Innovation Center.

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Solon is on more solid footing heading into developing a capital plan for 2022, officials said last week, with preliminary requests ranging anywhere between $4 million and $6 million.

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There is a formal list of candidates and issues in Cuyahoga County for the Nov. 2 election. The filing deadline for candidates was Aug. 4. There are contested elections for council members in Gates Mills, Orange Village and Pepper Pike. There are also contested school board elections for Cha…

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A group of about 25 people stood along a busy SOM Center Road Monday, waving blue line flags and holding signs in support of police, while cars beeped and passers-by shouted out their windows.

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Solon City School District began the new academic year on Wednesday for grades one through 12, with additional orientation programs and activities in place to help ease the transition, officials said, as well as an updated mask policy.

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The same week an Ohio group announced its plans to start the formal process to put marijuana legalization in front of the General Assembly, two lawmakers introduced legislation to legalize its recreational use.

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The “Hope Grows Here” gardening program at the Beech Brook campus is giving foster children an opportunity for hope and healing. A partnership between Fostering Hope and Beech Brook led to the restoration of the therapeutic garden this spring, where children can learn how to be mindful and n…

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University Hospitals of Cleveland this week announced the development of a comprehensive service called UH COVID-19 Recovery Clinic for patients affected by the post-acute residual symptoms of the virus. The clinic will promote pathways to healing for patients of all ages.

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City officials recently approved two grants to improve properties through the Growth, Revitalization and Incentive Program. Officials continued to craft language adjustments for job creation grants in light of an increase in remote work due to the pandemic.

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Solon received $1.93 million last week, representing its first installment of American Rescue Plan Act funding through the federal government, an amount not as “transformational” as city officials had hoped, Finance Director Matthew Rubino said on Monday.

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Residents are returning to the Orange Senior Center for a variety of in-person events, including a popular chair yoga class. The Brain, Body, Balance yoga class offers participants an opportunity to improve their balance, flexibility, mobility and strength.

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The Solon Historical Society announced last week that the majority of contents of a 50-year-old time capsule, planned to be unveiled during last year’s bicentennial, was destroyed by water damage.