Thursday, December 6, 2012
A representative of First Energy gave Solon City Council a report of how Solon's power grid handled Hurricane Sandy.
Hurricane Sandy left residents across Northeast Ohio without power for days, including some in Solon. A representative of First Energy gave Solon City Council a report of how Solon's power grid handled Hurricane Sandy. Terry Killeen, an external affairs manager for the utility, said that the Illuminating Company was dealing with 344,000 customers without power and 7,000 downed wires across its service area. "Solon did not escape unscathed," he added. He said that 1,500 customers in Solon were without power during the height of the storm and that 90 percent of Solon customers had their power restured by 2 p.m. on Oct. 30. Still, there were 165 customers in Solon that remained without power until Friday, Nov. 2, Killeen said. The reason is …
Friday, November 16, 2012
Patch will make a $1 donation to AmeriCares for every tweet with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds.
Friday, November 16, 2012
You can help rebuild communities that were hit by Hurricane Sandy by donating cans of food, volunteering for cleanup efforts—or simply sending a Tweet. Patch is excited to announce our new effort to help support devastated communities after the storm. For every Tweet sent with the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, we will donate $1 to the AmeriCares Hurricane Sandy Disaster Relief Fund, up to $125,000. Your contribution will go toward medical and humanitarian aid, grants and programs to help Sandy survivors. You can simply Tweet the hashtag #PatchRebuilds, or go to our Patch Rebuilds website, rebuilds.patch.com, and Tweet directly from the site. A customized Tweet that starts “My heart belongs to…” is created from the Patch Rebuilds website, and …
Monday, November 5, 2012
It's About Time Rescuers Treated Pets Like the Family Members They Are
Around here, we see signs hurriedly stapled to telephone poles fairly often. Lost cat. Lost dog. Please help. Reward. Now imagine how many of those signs could go up in the line of Hurricane Sandy. Even as hundreds, perhaps thousands, are still displaced from their neighborhoods, an act-alike Facebook page has caught the attention of the media, and a warning — it's equally touching and heartbreaking to visit. Hurricane Sandy Lost and Found Pets, established the day before Sandy made landfall in the U.S., doesn't recommend any particular charity deserving your dollars, nor take donations. (Refreshing a week before Election Day, isn't it?) It exists solely to create a place where people can post photos of lost and found pets in affected …
Friday, November 2, 2012
All the rain dropped on the area by Hurricane Sandy has forced Grantwood Golf Course to remain closed through the weekend.
Grantwood Golf Course in Solon is closed and will remain closed at least through the weekend. The city-owned golf course is closed after Hurricane Sandy dropped days worth of rain on the area. Here's the announcement from the city: Due to the recent severe weather and extreme wet conditions, Grantwood Golf Course will remain closed through Sunday. We will evaluate the conditions over the weekend and attempt to determine a re-open date. We apologize for the inconvience and hope to open as soon as possible.
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Northeast Ohio customers without power, including those in Solon, may still have to wait a few days before the lights come back on.
3:51 P.M. UPDATE: Solon residents who do not have power yet now have a clearer picture of when electricity will be restored. First Energy has updated its estimated restoration times for affected communities. The company says power is expected to be restored completely in Solon by Friday night. As of 3:45 p.m., about 150 customers in Solon still did not have power. First Energy explained how it prioritizes where power is restored: FirstEnergy's restoration process is designed to restore power safely and efficiently for affected customers. The priority for restoration starts with emergency services, including hospitals, police, fire and first aid. Priority is also given to circuits serving the largest number of customers, followed by …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Clinton is set to step in while President Barack Obama continues to focus on Hurricane Sandy.
Updated Oct. 31, 11:45 p.m. Bill Clinton is coming to Akron on Thursday to rally support for President Barack Obama. The former President will stump for Obama at 6 p.m. Thursday at the John S. Knight Center, located at 77 E. Mill St. in Akron, reports the Akron Beacon Journal. Doors will open to the public at 4:30 p.m. Click here for tickets Clinton's forthcoming arrival comes a day after the cancellation of Obama's University of Akron rally. According to whitehouse.gov, the President decided to remain in Washington D.C. to monitor Hurricane Sandy, and help coordinate the federal response and relief effort. Tickets obtained for Obama's canceled event will be honored Thursday at the Knight Center. Obama will return to Northeast Ohio …
Solon has postponed Halloween Trick-Or-Treating until 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4.
It may be Halloween today, but your little ghouls and goblins will have to wait to Trick-or-Treat. Solon has postponed Trick-Or-Treating until Sunday, Nov. 4 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. The scheduling change is because of Hurricane Sandy, which tore through the area bringing rain and high winds this week. Most other suburban communities in Northeast Ohio had postponed their Trick-Or-Treating.
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Northeast Ohio has felt some of Hurricane Sandy's wrath, but most of the damage was done on the East Coast.
From raging electrical fires, mass flooding and downed trees, Hurricane Sandy, now a tropical storm, definitely left her mark on the East Coast. Here's a roundup of some of the biggest stories coming out of our Patch sisters in the east.
Due to the widespread damage caused by Hurricane Sandy, President Barack Obama has canceled Wednesday's Akron rally to focus on the storm.
President Barack Obama has canceled his campaign stop at the University of Akron on Wednesday. According to whitehouse.gov, the President will remain in Washington D.C. to monitor Hurricane Sandy, and help coordinate the federal response and relief effort. Stay tuned to Patch for updates on the President's campaign schedule as he's expected to return to Ohio before Election Day on Nov. 6.
Solon Fire Chief Bill Shaw said the storm could have been much worse, but city officials were prepared.
Solon is dealing with some downed power lines, fallen trees and some limited access on a handful of roads in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, said Fire Chief Bill Shaw. Bainbridge Road near Solon Road is down to one lane and traffic is slow on Aurora Road near Carrington Court because of some low-hanging power lines. All traffic lights are functioning properly. Shaw said the city is dealing with typical damage, including trees down across the city and some power issues. Shaw said the city initiated some of its disaster plans, but did not have to fully use them. "I’ve been through worse, we were epecting worse, we are happy we didn't have worse," he said. CAUTION: Shaw said that as people start going outside to check on any damage, to stay…