As 2011 winds to a close, Solon Patch wants to recognize the top stories of the year.
To do this, we need your help! Tell us what you think the top story of the year in Solon was. We know there were lots of big national and state stories out there -- the fight over Senate Bill 5 comes to mind -- but in this we want to focus on the local events that happened in Solon?
Do you think it was a government story, such as the city's ongoing discussions about deer culling or Nestle's expansion? Or is your big story the latest big news in town: the wrongful termination lawsuit filed against the city by the mayor's former secretary.
Perhaps it was good news, such as Solon's recognition as one of the top cities in the country or the national championships by the Solon High and Middle schools science olympiad teams. Maybe it was a tragic story, such as the death of a cement truck driver on U.S. 422 or the crash that killed a Solon fifth grader in southern Ohio.
Good news or bad, share your choices in the comments. I'll use your suggestions to compile a list of stories, which I will then put into a poll on the site.
Then on Dec. 26, I'll tally the votes and run down the top five stories of the year, starting with No. 5 on Dec. 27 and finishing with the top story of the year on New Year's Eve.
So go ahead and search through our archives and tell us: What was your top story of 2011?