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Mar 29, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora School Board Actions-March 29 

Here are approvals granted and actions taken by the Aurora Board of Education at its March 20 meeting: Recognized Aurora High students Lauren Hall and Tyler Thieding as Rotary Club of Aurora students of the month. Employed Debra A.

Non-district pupils can join activities in Aurora schools
Mar 29, 2017 1:00 AM

Non-district pupils can join activities in Aurora schools

AURORA -- Students who are not regular attendees in Aurora schools can now participate in theater productions and interscholastic sports, music and forensics competitions under a new policy adopted by the Board of Education on March 20 after a 4-0 vote.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Guns will stay out of Aurora, Streetsboro town halls
Mar 29, 2017 1:00 AM

Guns will stay out of Aurora, Streetsboro town halls

AURORA -- Those wanting to bring firearms into city halls in Aurora and Streetsboro since new state rules on carrying concealed weapons took effect last week are going to be disappointed.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Aurora food donation bags rolled
Mar 29, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora food donation bags rolled

A bag rolling party in conjunction with this year's Fill A Bag, Feed A Family effort in Aurora took place March 21 at Christ Community Chapel on Route 306. Shown helping out are: above -- Karen Steinbauer and Claire Rosengarten; left -- volunteer manager Liz Sutter and Tom Ptacek.

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Aurora master plan panel looks at business, zoning density, connectivity
Mar 29, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora master plan panel looks at business, zoning density, connectivity

AURORA -- Commercial and industrial properties, Community Reinvestment Areas and density of residential zoning were among topics discussed at the city's master plan review commission meeting March 14.

From Staff Reports
Mar 29, 2017 1:00 AM

More proposals are detailed in battle against substance abuse

RAVENNA -- Education and prevention took center stage during two presentations at the Portage County sales and use tax subcommittee meeting last week. The committee has been reviewing several proposals by county organizations that target the substance abuse epidemic.

By Matthew Merchant | Record-courier Reporter
Lucal is latest Aurora Eagle Scout
Mar 29, 2017 1:00 AM

Lucal is latest Aurora Eagle Scout

On Feb. 18, Ben Lucal of Troop 269 was honored during an Eagle Scout Court of Honor at the Church in Aurora. The rank of Eagle is the highest rank a boy can achieve in Boys Scouts. Boys must complete 21 merit badges, including 13 that are required.

From Staff Reports
Harmon mock Congress involves dozens of eighth-graders
Mar 29, 2017 1:00 AM

Harmon mock Congress involves dozens of eighth-graders

AURORA -- March 10 was Harmon School's eighth-grade Mock Con-gress day. Final voting by opposite houses on bills that passed the House or Senate took place March 17. In the end, only 17 of the 95 bills proposed went the distance and passed every hurdle.

From Staff Reports
Mar 27, 2017 5:52 PM

Streetsboro police to host drug awareness event April 1

The Streetsboro Police Department is hosting a community drug awareness event Saturday from 10 a.m.-noon in Council Chambers at City Hall on Route 43. Attendees will learn about the drug overdose crisis, the addiction process and resources in Portage County.

Mar 27, 2017 5:50 PM

Widening of Frost Road in Streetsboro to begin April 10

Starting April 10, Frost Road between Ellsworth Road and Philipp Parkway and at the intersection of Frost Road and Route 43 in Streetsboro will have occasional lane restrictions for roadway widening, according to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

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Mar 23, 2017 4:14 PM

Wrongfully convicted Portage men to get $1.4 million each

COLUMBUS — The Ohio Court of Claims has finalized a $4 million settlement for two Portage County men wrongfully imprisoned for nearly 17 years in the murder of a Randolph woman.Robert Gondor and Randy Resh will each receive about $1.

By Marc Kovac | Gatehouse Statehouse Bureau
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Grower urges buying locally grown food

Matt Herbruck, a local grower and owner of Birdsong Farm in Garrettsville, moved from Maine to Portage County eight years ago and quickly became involved in local food markets.

By Kelly Maile Record-courier Reporter
Tree arboretum work in Aurora moving along
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Tree arboretum work in Aurora moving along 1

AURORA -- The city's tree arboretum on Townline Road is under construction -- ahead of schedule and below budget -- with a spring 2017 anticipated opening, according to city arborist Ben Askren.

From Staff Reports
A spectacular late winter sunrise
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

A spectacular late winter sunrise

Some Aurorans woke up to a fantastic sunrise March 17, as shown in this photo taken by a Woods in Aurora resident looking east toward Veterans Stadium and the grounds between Aurora High and Harmon School.

A deal maker; city's OK of tax incentive lands company, jobs
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

A deal maker; city's OK of tax incentive lands company, jobs

AURORA -- Piping Rock Health Products is planning to move into 777 Lena Drive, and Aurora City Council passed a motion March 13 approving a withholding tax incentive agreement, which Mayor Ann Womer Benjamin said sealed the deal.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Technology replacing old learning methods at Aurora, Hiram
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Technology replacing old learning methods at Aurora, Hiram

AURORA -- Bent under the weight of too many tomes, students not so long ago filled backpacks with textbooks, novels and binders full of papers and folders. Beginning in sixth grade, Aurora students no longer shoulder this burden.

By Bob Gaetjens | Reporter
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Portage County trimming administrative costs

RAVENNA -- Portage County commissioners hope changes to the internal operating structure of the administration will help "lean" county government.

By Matthew Merchant | Record-courier Reporter
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora Police Reports-March 22

Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by the Aurora Police Department. It is not intended to be all-inclusive.

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Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Portage County sales tax panel hears drug treatment plan

RAVENNA -- Members of Portage County's sales and use tax subcommittee heard a project proposal last week on how to address the heroin and opioid epidemic. The proposal, one of six vying for a portion of revenues generated by the 0.

By Matthew Merchant | Record-courier Reporter
Mar 22, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora City Council Actions-March 22

Here are actions taken by Aurora City Council at its March 13 meeting: APPROVED Adopt the current replacement pages of city ordinances as prepared by the Walter H. Drane Co. One-year contract to Bob Cultrona Landscaping Co. ($38,742) for 2017 turf maintannce.