Welfare for the poor, subsidies for the rich

Welfare for poor, Subsidy for rich

Welfare for poor, Subsidy for rich

There are two sides to a coin, according to a popular cliche.  In fact, there are at least three sides to a coin.  Welfare is the assistance provided by the government so that the poor can try to maintain a minimal level of dignity in their lives.  There are proponents and opponents of the welfare, like two sides of the coin.  The third side of the coin represents the reality of the welfare system.   If the only flaw in the current welfare system is that is pays more than minimum wage does, then there is no flaw in it.   Who might step up to make the welfare system perfect; the Democrats or the Republicans?  Neither.  Continue reading


Theft in Chagrin Highland home in Solon Ohio

Solon Police Officer Robert Bozak responded to 39910 Lochmoor Drive in Chagrin Highland Subdivision in Northeast Solon on a report of breaking and entering on November 15, 2013.  Carmen Uroic, a subcontractor for Altisource reported that copper pipes and other items were missing from the foreclosed property.

Carmen Uroic advised that the property was foreclosed in April 2013.  He had changed the door locks in August 2013.  At that time the drywall was damaged and copper pipes were removed from three bathrooms and a laundry room on the second floor, one bathroom and laundry room on the first floor.  In the basement all the copper pipes were removed in addition to a hot water tank and gas furnace.

Chagrin Highlands Subdivision in Solon

Chagrin Highlands Subdivision in Solon

The owner of the property at 39910 Lochmoor Drive is US Bank, Trustee.  Altisource, based in Atlanta Georgia, provides services to sub-prime servicers, government agencies and many lenders, servicers, investors, mortgage bankers, credit unions, financial services companies and hedge funds.  William Shepro is the CEO of Altisource.

Chagrin Highland subdivision is located in former Councilwoman Toni Richmond’s City of Solon Ward 3.  City of Solon is currently accepting applications for this Ward 3 city council representative vacancy.

Solon City Council seeks one good Ward 3 resident

The Solon City Council is accepting applications to fill a Ward 3 Council Representative vacancy for the unexpired term ending November 30, 2015.  This vacancy follows the resignation of Ward 3 Councilwoman, Toni Richmond, from Solon City Council.

City of Solon Council Chamber at Solon City Hall

City of Solon Council Chamber at Solon City Hall

Applicants must be a resident of the City of Solon for 18 consecutive months and a qualified elector residing in Ward 3.  The salary for this part time vacancy is approximately $11,877.32.  There are no benefits.

Interested persons must submit a resume along with a letter of interest to Carol McConoughey, Clerk of Council, 34200 Bainbridge Road, Solon, Ohio, no later than Monday, December 2, 2013, by 4:00 P.M.

It is anticipated that interviews will be held during the first or second week of December, 2013.

Democracy : A Visual Art In City of Solon Ohio

The City of Solon derives its name from Lorenzo Solon Bull, the son of Isaac Bull, one of the first settlers.  It is thought that young Lorenzo’s middle name was derived from the father of democracy, Solon, the famous Athenian lawmaker of Ancient Greece. Now, let us fast forward to 2011 in Solon.  The deadline for filing petitions for election to Solon Council Ward 1, Ward 3, Ward 5 and Ward 7 was June 30th.  Current Solon City Council members, Ward 1 Councilman Richard A. Bell, Ward 3 Councilwoman Toni M. Richmond, Ward 5 Councilwoman Nancy E. Meany and Ward 7 Councilman William I. Russo submitted their petitions to Cuyahoga County Board of Elections.  They have no competition because no other candidates filed a petition with the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections to run against them.  There will not be a primary election scheduled for September 13, 2011 and all candidates move to the General Election. Rick Bell replaced Councilwoman Susan Drucker when she was elected as Solon’s mayor.  Toni Richmond replaced Councilman John Scott.  Nancy Meany replaced Councilman and Vice Mayor Lon Stolarsky.   Cuyahoga County Board of Elections