Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Here's is your Patch Service Announcement to set the clocks an hour forward Sunday
Daylight saving time began at 2 a.m. Sunday, so remember to set your clock forward when you wake up this morning (if you forgot to do it before bed). Yes, you'll lose an hour of sleep. Which stinks. But it's better than being an hour late to everything on Sunday. In the big picture, daylight saving time means more daylight through spring, summer and into November. Here's some history on the practice from About.com: Daylight Saving Time was instituted in the United States during World War I in order to save energy for war production by taking advantage of the later hours of daylight between April and October. During World War II the federal government again required the states to observe the time change. Between the wars and after World …
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Data gathered by a survey of residents suggests that Solon may be a transient community without a strong sense of community. Do you agree?
We all know what Solon has. A great reputation. Superior schools. Residents who do great things. But despite those great aspects, does Solon lack something important: A sense of community? Yes, it's a nebulous thing not easily quantifiable, and the answer will be different for every resident. But data gathered in the 2012 Community Survey as part of the city's master plan process suggest that Solon may be viewed as a transient place lacking that sense of home and togetherness that goes into the word community. Last week, the citizens master plan committee discussed data that seemed to suggest that Solon may be regarded by resident's as a transient place in their lives, more as a stop along the way rather than home. Said Planning Director …
Friday, May 4, 2012
In a survey, residents told city planners the top issues they think Solon must address in the next five to 10 years.
What do you think are the most important issues Solon must address in the next five to 10 years? 263 Solon residents provided more than 600 suggestions in a recent survey completed for the city. That survey tabulated the top 10 issues, in the eyes of these residents. Before we reveal their choices, what do you think? Take our poll and vote for your choice for most important issue to Solon's future, and then tell us why in the comments. We'll have more coverage on the survey in the coming days and weeks as we parse through the data.
Monday, April 23, 2012
Did you miss some stories on Solon Patch? Never fear. The Week in Review is here.
Did you miss some stories on Solon Patch? Never fear. The Week in Review is here. Every Sunday, Solon Patch is going to start recapping the stories from the last week to get our readers caught up on anything they may have missed. Everything from City Hall to the police blotter to school news, we'll recap it here. Without further ado, here were some of the big stories we covered this week: That's just a quick recap of the big stories. Don't forget about our Announcements page, Events calendar, Local Voices blogs, and our newly revamped "Places" business directory listing for more Solon news and information.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
A water main on Naiman Parkway burst on April 11, causing low water pressure in North Solon.
10:30 A.M. THURSDAY UPDATE: Cleveland Water has verified that water has been restored to all North Solon residences and commercial properties, according to the City of Solon. There is still a water valve to be repaired, but it is not impairing water flow. If you have an emergency, Cleveland Water's 24-hour emergency line is 216-664-3060. ------- There is a major water main break on Naiman Parkway near Miles Road in Solon, according to the City of Solon. According to the city, Cleveland Water has been notified of the break. As water service is restored, residential homes will come back online first. The Solon Police Department advises drivers to expect traffic delays and avoid the area if possible.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Hail-like snow began falling in Solon at about 11 a.m. Tuesday as cold weather moved in.
Friday, March 30, 2012
There are plenty of things to do in the area this weekend
Looking for something fun this weekend in Twinsburg or Solon? Check out these events: Featured Event: THS Drama Club presents The Curious Savage, Twinsburg High School, Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. Friday Saturday
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
The following information was provided by the Twinsburg Police Department. An arrest does not indicate a conviction.
Perhaps this man was trying to beat the rooster. On Feb. 18 around 3:15 a.m., a Sandalwood Drive resident reported hearing a drunk person yelling and "making animal sounds" in the area. Twinsburg police officers located the person, a Solon man, sitting at the top of the silo at the Old Corbett's Farm. The man came down the ladder, and was arrested. He was charged with criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct/intoxication, and held on a PR Bond.
Friday, February 10, 2012
Looking for the right gift or best place to take your darling to? We've got the best places in the area!
So, you haven't gotten things done for the big day? Now you have no excuse for not picking up some kind of Valentine’s Day gift for the loved ones in your life. Don't know where to start first? The holiday is typically associated with heart-festooned greeting cards, roses, chocolates and jewelry ... so let’s start there. Cards, chocolates and party supplies Valentine greeting cards and boxed chocolates can be found in just about any drug, grocery or discount store, but if you want the greatest selection, take a look at Betty's Hallmark Shop, on Darrow Road. If you want cards, Valentine's party supplies and more, you can also check out Factory Card & Party Outlet on Kruse Drive in Solon. Flowers You could pick up flowers at the grocery …
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
Cleveland Clinic doctors recommend tests you should take this year
With everyone still adhering to their New Year's resolutions for 2012, experts at the Cleveland Clinic suggest some tests that can help keep a goal of making it a healthy year. The following five tests are recommended for yearly physicals (the final one is for men only, but women should have a breast exam and pap smear): 1. Fasting blood sugar: At least one-fourth of U.S. adults have pre-diabetes, defined as having impaired fasting glucose, impaired glucose tolerance, or both 2. Fasting lipid profile: The test includes total cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglyceride levels 3. High-sensitive C-reactive protein: High levels are predictive for future heart problems. 4. Vitamin D level: Low levels are …