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Here's where to see fireworks in region
Jun 23, 2017 10:06 AM

Here's where to see fireworks in region

If you're looking to celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, you won't have to look very far to find an event that fits the bill. There are many celebrations that include fireworks through Portage County and the surrounding areas. PORTAGE COUNTY Kent: July 1, 10 p.m.

Weekend guide: things to do in region
Jun 23, 2017 10:06 AM

Weekend guide: things to do in region

We're kicking off the summer season with a go-to guide on events and fun things to do in Portage County and Northeastern Ohio.

By Kelly Maile Record-courier Reporter
Mennonite church raises funds for missions at auction
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Mennonite church raises funds for missions at auction

Aurora Mennonite Church conducted its annual missions auction June 10, with dozens of items sold to raise funds for missions projects. Pictured at left holding a clock that was being auctioned off is Brock Phillips, as auctioneer Roger Troyer stands at right.

Storm brings down trees in some areas of Portage
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Storm brings down trees in some areas of Portage

Severe thunderstorms on June 18 (Father's Day) brought hard rain and powerful wind gusts to parts of Portage County. For Marisa Manocchio and Tim Richel of Suffield, the passing storms brought heavy damage to their front yard anda power outage for much of their street.

By Matthew Merchant Record-courier Reporter
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Ice T? It's lemonade, man
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Ice T? It's lemonade, man

Reminderville Police officer Vincenzio Valenti recently stopped for some lemonade at a neighborhood stand. From left enjoying lemonade on a hot summer day are Harper Hudepohl, Valenti, Cece Mascia and Wolfe Hudepohl. The youths also were serving up ice cream and popsicles.

AHS grad Chelle Bliss best-selling author of romance novels
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

AHS grad Chelle Bliss best-selling author of romance novels

AURORA -- To some people, writing is a hobby to dabble with late at night or on rainy days when there is nothing else to do. But not for 40-year-old Chelle Bliss, whose work has appeared on USA Today's best-sellers list 10 times.

By Tim Troglen Reporter
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Traffic signal study OK'd; Aurora hopes to land funds for upgrade

AURORA -- The city is hoping to obtain funding through the Akron Metropolitan Area Transportation Study to upgrade its traffic signal system, which Service Director John Trew said hasn't been done since 2002.

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
Three Aurora Council reps file for re-election so far
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Three Aurora Council reps file for re-election so far

AURORA -- With the filing deadline for the 2017 mayoral and City Council elections about six weeks away, three people have so far filed for positions, according to the Portage County Board of Elections.

From Staff Reports
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora Police Reports-June 21

Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by the Aurora Police Department. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Disputes: An Aurora woman was charged with domestic violence June 11 after an altercation on East Boulevard with her younger brother.

Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora Property Transfers-June 21

The following records were collected from the Portage County recorder's office and were provided by a subscription service. For more information, visit www.portagecountyauditor.org. Powerhoops Global LLC to Kyle E. Dodge, 934 East Blvd., $85,000. Pat C. Tommaso and Charlotte S.

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Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Road work continues in various Portage areas

A couple of road projects may affect Aurora drivers if they're heading toward Mantua Township and / or Streetsboro this week.

Reminderville searching for new director of operations
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Reminderville searching for new director of operations

REMINDERVILLE -- The village is on a hunt for a new director of operations after Mario Molina, who was hired for the position in February, retired effective June 9. "We are looking," said Mayor Sam Alonso. "We are hoping to fill the position as soon as we can.

By April Helms Reporter
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora City Council Actions-June 21

The following actions were taken by Aurora City Council at its June 12 meeting: APPROVED Tax abatement for Liberty Ford Investment Group for a 75 percent, 15-year abatement of real property taxes in the city's Community Reinvestment Area III.

Washing cars to raise some funds
Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Washing cars to raise some funds

Aurora High cheerleader Morgan Viant wipes a car's hood dry during a recent car wash sponsored by the cheerleaders at Kiwanis-Moore Playground.

Jun 21, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora To Do List-June 21

5 THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK If you have an event you would like to submit, send your name, with a phone number and info about the event to klahmers@recordpub.com. 1 -- Look for farm fresh food The Aurora Farmers Market continues each Wednesday from 4 to 7 p.m.

Jun 14, 2017 1:00 AM

Drug abuse treatment proposals in Portage County aren't dead after all

RAVENNA -- After weeks of confusion and a lack of communication, the key players involved with the Portage County sales tax met recently to discuss progress on drug treatment proposals. And all proposals seeking to address the substance abuse epidemic could be back on the table.

By Matthew Merchant Record-courier Reporter
Twinsburg-Reminderville bicentennial group seeking memories
Jun 14, 2017 1:00 AM

Twinsburg-Reminderville bicentennial group seeking memories

TWINSBURG -- As Founders' Day approaches, 50-year residents are invited to share their memories now and with generations to come.

From Staff Reports
Aurora High seniors, parents dine
Jun 14, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora High seniors, parents dine

Here are a couple of families who attended the recent Aurora High seniors breakfast. Above are, from loeft, 2017 graduate Nadia Abbass with her parents Hassan and Julia and sister Diana. At right are 2017 graduate David Meredith, back, with parents Lora and Michael in front.

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Aurora Library's magic show
Jun 14, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora Library's magic show

Evie Otto, right, gets ready to blow some "magic bubbles" for magician Colette O'Linn during Aurora Memorial Library's first summer reading club event on June 6. O'Linn's magic show featured a variety of illusions and lots of humor that drew peals of laughter from the large crowd.

Jun 14, 2017 1:00 AM

Children of addicts tax Portage County agencies' resources

RAVENNA -- Portage County Children Services is in crisis. As the opioid and heroin epidemic sweeps across Ohio, local agencies like Portage County Job and Family Services are seeing a dramatic influx in "secondhand victims" -- the children of addicts.

By Matthew Merchant Record-courier Reporter