With a cryptic note titled, Goodbye, Solon! I Hardly Knew Ye, the young successor to Chris Mazzolini/second editor of Solon Patch, Mitch Cooper signed off;
After a shakeup in the Patch model in Northeast Ohio back in May 2013, I, Local Editor Mitch Cooper, was given the reins to Solon Patch. Filling in for Chris Mazzolini was no small feat, but I tried. Sadly, as of 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15 2013, I will no longer be at the helm of Solon Patch……..Signing off for the final time, for Solon Patch. I’m Mitch Cooper.
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