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Solon Human Resources Director Yolanda Guzman recently received the results of a wage study for the city’s employees which reinforced what she already knew. Solon lags behind other comparable cities in pay rates and pay ranges, she said.

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Chinese New Year 2023, a two-week celebration that will culminate with the Lantern Festival on Feb. 5 in China, also is being celebrated in Solon.

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As the Solon PTA’s after-prom committee gets ready for the culmination of their year’s Solon High School event on May 13, one member, Michelle Shene, is taking a trip to the Grafton Correctional Institute. There, she will pick up a bundle of king-sized sheets painted with themed murals that …

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The City of Solon is awaiting the final documents to address a request from the proposed Hawthorne Golf Estates subdivision to have sanitary-sewer services run through Oakwood Village.

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Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted issued a proclamation recognizing January as School Board Recognition Month, honoring school board members for their important role in advocating “for the best interests of the students served in their districts.”

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Solon High School’s eighth-to-ninth-grade orientation was not your ordinary type of student/parent gathering. This one, held Jan. 19 at the high school, included a pep rally, a rousing welcome from the principal and sports coaches and a chance to meet current students who encouraged the youn…

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Solon City Council moved forward last week with providing a $40,000 grant to Mid-America Management Corp. to redevelop the eastern wing of Solon Square Shopping Center to assist with the company’s estimated $1.2 million project. Council also agreed to sell a 0.14-acre parcel to Solon Communi…

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Michelle Dinda has served as intake coordinator for the Solon Police Department’s Safe Passages program, which offers resources for those suffering from addiction, for five years now. She said she’s proud of how the program has helped the community over that span but hopes they can do even m…

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For many senior citizens, especially during the winter season, the Solon Senior Center serves as their exercise home. And, according to Jenn Herman, the fitness activity coordinator for the center, it also serves as their “fitness family.”

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Utilizing the expertise of community members with backgrounds in finance, architecture, communications and the like, the Solon School District’s strategic planning committee included 125 people. The committee members logged a combined 1,800 hours of work to create a plan for the district’s f…

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Now that the trees and brush have cleared on Aurora Road (Route 43) to allow for the relocation of utilities, Solon can begin the estimated $10 million widening project. The first phase will include widening and reconstructing 1.1 miles of road from just southeast of SOM Center Road (Route 9…

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When Brig. Gen. Beth A. Salisbury was stationed in Baghdad, Iraq, she went to work on May 12, 2009, in the U.S. military counseling clinic at Camp Liberty just like she had every other day. Little did she know that the events of that day would change her life and lead her to her current care…

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The AMC Classic Solon 16 movie theater has closed its doors permanently, according to a post on the company’s website. With little warning, the theater at 6185 Enterprise Pkwy. was closed on Tuesday, not to reopen, putting an end to its 32-year tenure in Solon.

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Matthew Harris has known his calling in life from an early age. Living in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood, he’s now fulfilling his aspirations of being a performer on Broadway.

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Young children can have up to 60 books mailed to them by age five by enrolling in a free program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library of Ohio.

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Chemist’s second love blossoms in art exhibit

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Despite ongoing appeals to city officials regarding noise on Route 422, ODOT rejected a barrier request based on financial guidelines.

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A guest at Homewood Suites in Solon was the victim of a reported car theft Jan. 14 that involved an accomplice driving a second stolen vehicle and resulted in two police chases, two crashes and two apprehensions.

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At the last moments of a public hearing for the Solon Community Park Master Plan, several residents, including the coach of Solon High School’s hockey team, requested the city consider adding an ice rink to its $20 million-plus community park plan. The park master plan, developed with the he…

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Regano Early Learning program helps add joy for preschool friends

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January came in quickly for Ohio House Rep. Phillip Robinson Jr. The reelected Democrat was sworn in for his new term by Solon Mayor Edward Kraus in City Council chambers on Jan. 2 and then headed to Columbus Jan. 3, when he took the oath of office along with the other 98 Ohio House members.

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A public hearing about the conceptual master plan for the Solon Community Park inspired about 15 residents to attend, with several indicating their desire to have a pool, similar to the Arthur Road pool, included in the community’s proposed plan, a plan that proposes a major investment in re…

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As Solon resident took on his new role as a member of the Ohio Board of Education this month, he said it’s the culmination of a lifetime of interest in Ohio’s public schools and the result of his recent interest in advocating for Ohio’s students.