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Two Aurora school administrators switch positions
Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Two Aurora school administrators switch positions

AURORA -- The local Board of Education took action at its Feb. 27 meeting to switch the positions of a couple of administrators.

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Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora Police Reports-March 8

Police Reports is a sampling of incidents responded to by the Aurora Police Department. It is not intended to be all-inclusive. Disorderly conduct: A Garfield Heights man was charged with disorderly conduct Feb.

Akron-Canton foodbank launches funds campaign
Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Akron-Canton foodbank launches funds campaign

The Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank's Volunteer Center was filled with the energy of more than 300 community members as the 26th annual Harvest for Hunger campaign kicked off during a soldout breakfast March 1.

Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Portage sales, use tax collections steady; 2017 likely to be more than 2016

RAVENNA -- Revenue from Portage County's 0.25 percent sales and use tax is steady and on track with estimates, according to the county finance department and auditor's office. The tax, imposed by county commissioners in 2015, generated $3.88 million in 2016.

By Matthew Merchant | Record-courier Reporter
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Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Portage realtors give awards, welcome officers

The Portage County Association of Realtors recently hosted its 31st annual awards banquet and inaugural at Walden Golf and Tennis Club in Aurora. This event focuses on recognizing realtors for their achievements and their contributions to the community.

Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Weather changes abound in Northeast Ohio

After a week that included balmy temperatures in the 70s, cool days like one would see in the fall and tornado warnings and storms typical of spring, Portage County residents got a stark reminder March 3 that it is still winter in Northeast Ohio.

By Diane Smith | Record-courier Reporter
Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Suicides, drug overdose deaths rise in Portage County

RAVENNA -- Portage County hit several grim milestones in 2016 in the number of suicides reported and of people who died as a result of ingesting a deadly mix of illegal drugs tainted with synthetic painkillers or tranquilizers.

By Dave O'brien Record-couirer Reporter
Baskets raffled at orchestra fundraiser
Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Baskets raffled at orchestra fundraiser

Aurora Orchestra Association's fifth annual Steak-N-Strings fundraiser sponsored by Outback Steakhouse of Macedonia took place March 4 at Aurora High School. About 330 guests turned out and 80 raffle baskets were given away.

Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

In The Service-March 8 

U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Nicholas J. Dicesare graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Aurora City Council Actions-March 8

Here are actions taken by Aurora City Council at its Feb. 27 meeting: APPROVED Amendment to Section 1159.04(e) "General Requirements for Electronic Display Signs" of the city ordinances pertaining to permitted areas for electronic display signs.

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Possessing pot nets a pair of guilty pleas; one is an Aurora woman
Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Possessing pot nets a pair of guilty pleas; one is an Aurora woman

RAVENNA -- Two people -- one from Aurora -- caught in September 2016 illegally possessing methamphetamine and illegally growing marijuana at a Franklin Township residence and in the presence of children have pleaded guilty to felony charges in Portage County Common Pleas Court. Donald L.

By Dave O'brien | Record-courier Reporter
Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

Mobile hotspots available at Portage County District Library

Portage County District Library has added mobile hotspots to the list of things people can check out for free. The library recently announced it purchased 40 mobile hotspots that people can check out for two weeks at a time.

By Kelly Maile | Record-couirer Reporter
City sees rise in some crime statistics in 2016
Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

City sees rise in some crime statistics in 2016

AURORA -- Last year saw a rise in a number of crime statistics in Aurora, according to Police Chief Brian Byard's annual report. For example, thefts rose from 132 in 2015 to 200 in 2016, while burglaries numbered four compared to none in 2015.

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UH Portage Medical Center improvements touted
Mar 8, 2017 1:00 AM

UH Portage Medical Center improvements touted

RAVENNA -- University Hospitals Portage Medical Center is on the rise and East Region President M. Steven Jones took the time to address what the hospital has been doing to a number of Portage County chambers of commerce executives Feb. 24.

By Andrew Bugel | Record-courier Reporter
Mar 3, 2017 10:45 AM

Train whistle brings smile to new president for CVSR

PENINSULA – He loves to hear the church bell toll and the whistle of the train as it passes through town so it's no wonder he considers his new job in charge of the railroad a great opportunity.

By Laura Freeman | Hudson Hub-times Reporter
Car heavily damaged after hitting guardrail
Mar 1, 2017 1:00 AM

Car heavily damaged after hitting guardrail

A Kent woman was taken to Hillcrest Hospital for treatment by Aurora Fire Department paramedis after her vehicle struck a guardrail Feb. 12 on Aurora-Hudson Road. A piece of the guardrail went through the windshield as can be seen in this photo.

By Ken Lahmers | Editor
Mar 1, 2017 1:00 AM

Record Publishing weekly papers capture awards

Record Publishing Co.'s Associate Sports Editor Frank Aceto received two awards in the annual Osman C. Hooper Newspaper competition. The winners were announced Feb. 9 at ONA's annual convention in Columbus. The Hooper Awards honor the best weekly newspapers in Ohio.

Kent State, Kent business get state funds
Mar 1, 2017 1:00 AM

Kent State, Kent business get state funds

State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) announced on Feb.

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Mar 1, 2017 1:00 AM

Probation, drug treatment ordered for Aurora man

RAVENNA -- An Aurora man who committed a series of crimes in late 2015 in the city recently was ordered to get substance abuse treatment and serve a term on probation. James B. Mackell, 21, of Moneta Avenue was sentenced Feb.

By Dave O'brien | Record-courier Reporter
Mar 1, 2017 1:00 AM

New Portage Juvenile Court rules can be perused by public

RAVENNA -- Portage County residents are encouraged to review new local rules being proposed by the Portage County Juvenile Court, which are set to take effect March 15. The new rules may be reviewed on the court's website -- www.co.portage.-oh.us/juvenileprobate.htm.

By Dave O'brien | Record-courier Reporter