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Top Stories of 2011: Former Secretary Sues Mayor Drucker

This story happened late in the year, but it's garnered tons of attention on the site.

Editor's Note: Between Dec. 27 and New Year's Eve, Solon Patch will count down the top five stories of 2011. We compiled this list in two ways: Feedback from our users and our own editorial judgment. Want to comment on our choices? Head down to the comments section!

Top Stories of the Year, No. 3: Deitrick Lawsuit

Our No. 3 story of the year comes straight out of .

When city council called a special meeting early on Dec. 8, city officials revealed a doozy of a story: Mayor Susan Drucker's former secretary Sally Deitrick was suing her and the city for wrongful termination.

The mayor says that Deitrick was fired for poor performance and being untrustworthy. Deitrick alleges that Drucker was out to get the city's older employees, and is suing based on allegations of age discrimination.

The story was one of our most popular of the year, and we'll be sure to keep covering it in 2012.

What's Next? The city has hired an outside law firm, Thompson Hine, to handle the case. This case is likely to drag on for a while, and the possibility of a settlement is always there. Solon Patch will be there

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