Thursday, February 7, 2013
State funding to Solon is expected to increase 50 percent over the next two years.
Solon should see a decent boost in state funding over the next two years. The district is expected to get nearly $2.2 million in 2014 from state funding, according to preliminary numbers from the Ohio Department of Education. These numbers are from Gov. John Kasich's budget proposal, and will likely change at least a little as the state legislature haggles out a final budget deal. According to the proposal, Solon stands to receive $440,000 more than in 2013, when the district received $1.8 million, an increase of 25 percent. In 2015 the state is expected to dish out $2.75 million to the district, another 25 percent boost, resulting in another $550,000.
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Ken Trump, a nationally known school security expert, discussed school security issues with parents, staff.
One of the leading experts in school safety said he thinks the Solon City School District is going in the right direction. Ken Trump, the president and CEO of National School Safety and Security Services, gave a presentation to parents Monday on the ever-changing school environment and how schools can prepare for the worst. "One thing I appreciate about Solon schools is that this is an ongoing process," Trump said of the district's effort to keep its schools safe. He said Superintendent Joe Regano has been "staying on top" of it and commended the district's relationship with safety services in the city. Trump and his team started a three-day process, conducting a detailed security assessment on the school buildings. One thing Trump was …
Monday, February 4, 2013
Solon's show choir won best vocals, best choreography and best band.
Solon High School's beloved show choir, Music in Motion, hit it big this weekend. The group was named grand champion, finishing first at the Findlay FEst 2013, according to their Facebook page. Music in Motion was won awards for best vocals, best choreography and best band along with the first-place finish. Josh Trattner was named most dynamic performer.
Monday, December 3, 2012
Three year, $85,000 agreement would give Solon Jail a more steady income.
The Solon Jail may have new prisoners by Jan. 1, 2013. Twinsburg Police Chief Chris Noga hopes to have city council approve an agreement with Solon to house its prisoners at the Solon Jail in the next few weeks. If approved, the transition would likely be effective starting with the new year. "I’m recommending that we press forward and house all of our prisoners at the Solon jail,” Noga said to Twinsburg City Council last Tuesday. The agreement would be for three years and would cost the city $85,000 each year to use Solon's a full service jail and correction staff. The Twinsburg Police Department currently operates a 12-day facility. The operation cost for 2011 was $152,000 including labor, supplies, feeding prisoners, according to Noga. …
Saturday, November 10, 2012
If you want to take a look at a Solon home for sale, check out these open house times this weekend.
Friday, November 9, 2012
This home for sale in Signature of Solon has four bedrooms and six bathrooms, and is equipped with a movie theater room, a lovely living room, four-car garage and a garden-like yard.
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Don't miss the blooper reel from Friday's Twinsburg vs. Solon video.
Yes, your Twinsburg and Solon Patch editors are consummate professionals. But even they can make mistakes. Really, really bad mistakes. Take this video for example. On Thursday Editors Chris Mazzolini (Solon Patch) and Mitch Cooper (Twinsburg Patch) filmed a video to let their audience know of a wager they placed on the Twinsburg vs. Solon football game. Check out this compilation of screwups from the video shoot in the outtakes reel above then watch and compare it to the final product.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Twinsburg Patch and Solon Patch editors decided to place a "friendly" wager on Friday's game. Find out what's at stake.
Both Twinsburg and Solon are anticipating Friday's big game, but so are the editors of each town's Patch. Editors Chris Mazzolini (Solon Patch) and Mitch Cooper (Twinsburg Patch) placed a wager on the game; but don't worry, there's no money at stake. Just pride. Check out the video to see just what's on the line for both editors. Don't miss an in-depth preview of Solon vs. Twinsburg. Who do you think will win? Tell us in the comments section below.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Check out these open houses this weekend in Solon and Twinsburg
- PATCH'S HOUSE & HOME
- Mitch Cooper
Saturday, September 15, 2012