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While he is not shutting the door completely on the possibility of Solon becoming its own internet provider, an endeavor that can cost upwards of $15 million, Mayor Edward H. Kraus said last week it is not something the city will pursue at this time.

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The City of Solon’s Winterfest, the first of four signature events marking the city’s bicentennial this year, was deemed a huge success, Community Center Manager Rich Parker said last week. Preliminary cost estimates for the evening are about $30,000 at this point, he said.

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Due to significant utility relocation associated with the upcoming $5.6 million Aurora Road reconstruction, the project has been pushed back from 2021 to 2022, City Engineer John J. Busch said this week.

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A former Solon business owner, who was arrested as part of the undercover operation Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force this past summer, was sentenced last week to 18 months in jail and must register for the next 25 years as a sex offender.

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With the widest smile, Alex Price, who has cerebral palsy, gets set for his weekly boxing class at the Solon Community Center. The Solon resident, and the only class member in a wheelchair, has limited use of his right hand.

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Giant Eagle announced last week that the grocery chain plans to eliminate all single-use plastic from its operations by 2025 in an effort to improve the environment. Starting Jan. 1, the chain plans to stop using plastic bags at its Cuyahoga County stores, supportive of the county ban. The s…

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Community bans on single-use plastic bags may become obsolete after the Ohio House of Representatives last week passed a bill taking away local control of that issue. With a plastic bag ban already in effect in Orange Village and a Cuyahoga County ban set to begin Jan. 1, local leaders are c…

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The Solon city administration is pondering the pursuit of grants for remediation of the former Liberty Ford site on Aurora Road to increase development possibilities after the pending sale of that land fell through earlier this month.

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After complaints by Solon residents about work stoppage and other delays, the long-lamented Arbordale Avenue reconstruction project should be substantially completed by the end of this week with landscaping to be finished in the spring.

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Solon maintains 23 pump stations throughout the city, with regular maintenance, monitoring and replacement under the purview of the Water Reclamation Plant. One pump needs to be replaced and city officials approved the $28,805 price tag last week.

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Solon Civic Club will host its 45th annual Lunch with Santa, Dec. 14 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Solon Middle School and Parkside Elementary School, 6835 SOM Center Road (Route 91).

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Liberty Ford officials confirmed Monday that the pending sale of their Aurora Road site in Solon is off the table, just one month after voters approved new mixed use zoning for that area.

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When Linda Creviston came to the city of Solon to lead the Blue Ribbon program in 2012 for individuals with special needs, she recalled finding a perfect niche.

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Solon Councilman Douglas A. Magill sat on the dais for his last meeting Monday, offering thank-yous and sentiments in his final comments.

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By Solon City Council’s first meeting in December, Mayor Edward H. Kraus said he will recommend a new member to the Planning Commission replacing Chairman Eugene Macke Bentley who was elected to the Ward 1 council seat during the general election.