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Solon’s Service Department on Cochran Road officially re-opened last week to the public, with some modifications in place in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.

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The Solon Board of Education named Fred Bolden as the interim superintendent in an emergency meeting on Tuesday morning after the death of Joseph Regano, the district’s superintendent of 33 years. Mr. Bolden has been the superintendent pro tempore of the Solon City Schools since November of 2019.

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Longtime Solon City School District Superintendent Joseph V. Regano was a nurturer and an educator. A compassionate and humble leader, he influenced the lives of thousands of Solon school children over more than three decades.

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Longtime Solon City School District Superintendent Joseph Regano died Sunday (July 5) after a long battle with cancer, school officials announced.

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Summer road projects are under way in the City of Solon, although it is not as active of a season as initially planned, City Engineer John J. Busch said this week.

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With an increased online interaction due to the coronavirus pandemic, the city of Solon recently launched a new website.

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The majority of parents responding to a recent Solon City School District survey indicated that their children did well with remote learning put into play after the state closed school buildings in mid-March due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Solon firefighters are taking part in a volunteer First Responders Antibody Test study for the coronavirus, with about 5-to-10 percent of the department testing positive for the antibody, city officials said.

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The Solon VFW Post 1863 is feeling the financial strain resulting from the coronavirus pandemic and is reaching out to the community for help. Their services to veterans are that vital, members say.

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One by one, interfaith leaders held signs of slain black men and women, including young boys and girls, reciting “say their name” to the 300 who gathered under bright sunny skies near the Solon gazebo last week for a prayer vigil against racism.

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The timeline of the creation of Solon’s first special needs housing development may be affected as the city weighs options in connection with the extension of Clearwater Court to Portz Parkway, officials were told last week.

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The Solon Fire Department is ramping up its training, shifting from Zoom conference calling to live training in small groups, while also assisting city businesses with new state requirements.

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The Solon City Schools Board of Education approved two administrative moves Monday, appointing Mike Acomb to director of business personnel and Julia Howell as the new principal for Lewis Elementary School.

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Recreational opportunities continue to expand with the gradual re-opening of portions of Solon’s Community Park on SOM Center Road beginning last week.

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A sport that lends itself more easily to social distancing, golf has been a big draw during the COVID-19 pandemic, with Grantwood Golf Course in Solon up and running with a greater number of golfers compared to last year.

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The current round of reductions in the face of a $7.1 million revenue shortfall due to the coronavirus pandemic will not sacrifice staff or service levels to the community, Mayor Edward H. Kraus affirmed last week.

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The public weighed in virtually, including representatives of the Cleveland Metroparks, during a public hearing last week on Hawthorne Golf Estates, a senior living development planned for about 32 acres of land adjacent to the Hawthorne Valley Country Club.

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When city buildings open to the public, including the Solon Senior Center, Community Center and Solon Center for the Arts, what will that look like? That was a discussion among city officials last week.